Cindy + Chris knew exactly how to infuse their fun, quirky personalities into their wedding without letting the details stray away from being beautiful. The romantic, space + science-infused setting they created was the perfect match for a wintery evening at LA’s Carondelet House. Working with Cortnie of Canvas & Canopy Events + Lindsey from Eucca Floral Studio was pretty much a given – since those ladies know a thing or two about artful design. And we love how from the moment that their guests entered the space, they could tell right away that almost every inch of it was personalized to feel like a natural extension of the two of them!
More about the setting from Cindy, Chris and I share a love for all things science, animals (the weirder, the better), and humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and wanted more than anything for our wedding to be filled with warmth and laughter! We opted for an intimate, secret garden, old world science vibe with pops of quirky humor. we sprinkled animal doodles (thanks to my talented cousin), brass figurines, and masks throughout the wedding – in our programs, decor, floral arrangements, and even cocktails! We used science beakers as candle votives and astronomy prints as guest signing posters. Thanks to our extraordinary planner and florist, our eclectic taste and quirky interests came together cohesively, and they brought it to life so very perfectly.
Thanks so much to Max & Friends for the gorgeous photos + cheers to the newlyweds!
Cindy carried one of our fave succulent bouquets to date. Just so good!
Each bridesmaid wore the dress of her choice in blush, neutral, and gray hues…
Yes to those gold animal-adorned bouts + fun, patterned socks!
Since we met in Hawaii, we wanted to inject a bit of island flavor. We used Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of Over The Rainbow for the processional, said hawaiian vows, and our officiant wore a lei!
You’re just in love with the design of this gorgeous, unique wedding as we are, right? Get the look of the entire celebration – from the wedding party attire to the table decor – in our Shop the Post guide below:
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Seriously in love with every last design element! This has got to be one of the best, most detailed ‘scapes we’ve seen!
Processional: Bridal Party: Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo'ole; Bride: Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez Recessional: New Life – Jim James First Dance: Excuses – Morning Benders - Played live by Family + Friends
Processional: Bridal Party: Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo'ole; Bride: Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
Recessional: New Life – Jim James
First Dance: Excuses – Morning Benders - Played live by Family + Friends
And see even more in this lovely film by Elysium Productions!
You be you! People will have fun no matter what, so enjoy the process. This is probably the one and only time you will have ALL your closest family and friends in one spot. Enjoy every second of it. Remember to stop for a moment + take it all in.
photography: Max & Friends // venue name: Carondelet House, Los Angeles, California // event design: Cortnie Purdy of Canvas & Canopy Events // planning: Cortnie Purdy of Canvas & Canopy Events // wedding dress: Amy Kuschel // hairpiece: Amy Kuschel // bride's shoes: Ivanka Trump // bridesmaid dresses: all different brands // hair stylist: Symmetry Beauty // makeup artist: Symmetry Beauty // groom attire: Banana Republic // videography: Elysium Productions // catering: Tres LA // cake: Costco + Jamaica Cakes // music: DJ JP McLeod // florals: Lindsey Crabb from Eucca Floral Studio // paper goods: giant thank you note, cocktail menu + food signage by Lynnie Diede from Lucky To Be In Love, seating chart + signing posters by Pink Loves Purple, animal doodles by Debra Chow // flower girls: Little Miss Princess