Eclectic, Science-Inspired Carondelet House Wedding: Cindy + Chris

Cardondelet House wedding

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!

illustrative wedding invitation

rings in a heart shaped book


Cindy carried one of our fave succulent bouquets to date. Just so good!

succulent bouquet

Cardondelet House wedding

Cardondelet House wedding

Cardondelet House wedding

wedding ring

Cardondelet House wedding

Cardondelet House wedding

wedding party

Each bridesmaid wore the dress of her choice in blush, neutral, and gray hues…

bridesmaids in pinks

succulent bouquets


airplant boutonnieres

Yes to those gold animal-adorned bouts + fun, patterned socks!

colorful groomsmen socks

candlelit ceremony

flower girl

Cardondelet House wedding

 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!

Cardondelet House wedding

Cardondelet House wedding

galaxy seating chart

galaxy bar menu

gold painted animal statue

gold painted animal statue

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:

gold painted animals

candlelit reception

illustrative menu


airplant centerpieces

Seriously in love with every last design element! This has got to be one of the best, most detailed ‘scapes we’ve seen!

galaxy menu

airplant centerpieces

pop tart bar

blue glitter bear cake toppers

Our Musical Choices

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

first dance

animal masks

And see even more in this lovely film by Elysium Productions!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

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.

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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