Mad Maven Style’s Marie Antoinette Meets Southwestern-Inspired Wedding — Part 1

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

If you’ve been scrolling through Instagram lately, there’s a good chance you’ll recognize today’s leading lady, Nikia. Otherwise known as Mad Maven Style, this gal KNOWS fashion. She + her love Mark Daoust, designed a day that captured their effervescent style, which they describe as: Victorian meets Marie Antoinette, with a Southwestern folk twist. Sounds super cool, right?! Their planner, Perfectly Poised Events, made everything come together in such a seamless manner.

Well, because there were SO many eye-catching elements—from the wedding party, to their TWO different wedding looks, all of the pampas grass, and a seriously regal cake, we’re sharing their fashionable day in two parts! Let’s take a peek at all the wild styles Sara K Byrne captured at The Ruby Street!

The Details

illustrated wedding invitation

Yes, those are invites by Alexa Younger Vocke featuring drawings of the bride and groom. How fun is that?!

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Hello, stylin’ kicks! Aren’t those Chinese Laundry heels adorable? The bride embellished them herself!

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Their Ensembles

first look

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

The Amaroq Design crown, the sleeves, his super sharp suit…it’s all just TOO GOOD!!

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Let’s start with that killer dress from Galia Lahav. That deep V, the netted lace…and those sleeves! Who else is IN LOVE?!

victorian grooms suit

wedding pups

Dig Mark’s suit as much as us? It was custom designed by the Maid of Honor, Alexa Younger, who also did the invites!

The Wedding Party

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Now THAT’S a wedding party!

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

blush bridesmaid dresses

The ladies are ROCKIN’ IT! The bridesmaids all donned sweet gowns from Fame and Partners.

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

How adorable are the little ones?! The ring bearers are wearing River Island and the flower girl wore Tutu Du Monde.

blush bridesmaid dresses

maroon groomsmen

As for the groomsmen, they all wore suits from The Black Tux. Isn’t that pop of pampas grass darling?

The Poppin’ Pampas Grass for the Ceremony Site

pampas grass ceremony decor

Tess Made absolutely TRANSFORMED the space with all her floral designs. Pampas grass, FOR THE WIN!

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Want to see more fun designs with pampas grass? Check out our list of unique ways to incorporate it into your big day!

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Do you happen to recognize their officiant, Alex Goode? It just so happens he’s been on our site several times! Here, when we featured this Vasquez Rocks Vintage Engagement Session, with his now-wife (Officially Quigley), and this Trending Now: Modern Bridal Hats for Your Wedding Day!

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

How stunning is that veil?! It was custom designed by Olivia The Wolf.

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Get yourself a seriously awesome wedding planner and florist like I did! Use your imagination! Weddings don't have to be traditional, it can be whatever you want it to be. This is your chance to make your wildest ideas and dreams come true. Take your time, don't rush things, and smile. No matter what happens, no matter what obstacles life throws your way, let nothing take away your smile.

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

Victorian Inspired Ruby Street Wedding

So, SO STUNNING! Click here to see their rockin’ reception + a completely new set of outfits!

Post Divider Line

photography: Sara K Byrne // venue name: The Ruby Street, Los Angeles, California, USA // event design: Mad Maven Style // planning: Perfectly Poised Events // florals: Tess Made // wedding dress: Galia Lahav // wedding dress boutique: A & Bé Bridal Shop // hairpiece: Amaroq Design // bride's shoes: Chinese Laundry // bridesmaid dresses: Fame and Partners // getting ready robes: BHLDN // hair stylist: Nadia Rose // makeup artist: Crystal Liz // groom attire: Custom Ceremony Tux by Alexa Younger and ASOS // groom's shoes: Bedstu // videography: Audrey Alba Films // paper goods: Double Dipped Calligraphy // calligraphy: Double Dipped Calligraphy // handmade details: table numbers by Love Kelsey Rae // catering: The Crying Tiger // cake: Grace & Honey Cakes // desserts: Grace & Honey Cakes // tabletop rentals: Otis and Pearl // furniture rentals: Thrifted Sister Vintage // linen rentals: ModMix // music: The Ceremonies // officiant: Alex Goode // photo booth: Nola Fontanez Photographer // 2nd shooter: Phil Chester // floral assistant: The Foraged Fete // cacti: Ponderosa Cactus // rugs: Old World Rugs // popsicle cart: Pacific Oraganic Pops // dj: Mike Falkow // cotton candy: Haute Sugar Co // invitation: Alexa Younger // custom pins: Olivia Illustrations // Service: Hot Town Events // catering: Houston Hospitality LA // charcuterie: Columbus Craft Meats // sound: Skaaawt // performers : Violin Stephan Hovsepian, Cello Nicholas Bailey, First Dance Jason Dowd, Nigel Ledgerwood // magician: Riccardo Berdini // bride's lip : Lime Crime // nails: Nail Thoughts // bridesmaid hair : Nadia Rose Bridal Hair // bridal veil + bridesmaid veils : Olivia The Wolf // earrings : Rajana Khan // flower girl dresses: Tutu Dumonde // men's bolos: BCP Jewelry // groom's ceremony shoes: Stacy Adams // groomsmen gifts: The Beard King // ring bearer attire : River Island // groom's party suit : ASOS // bridesmaid makeup: Susie Lynn Makeup // ushers + string player outfits : Opposuits

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