Did you see Part 1 of this seriously stylish wedding?! If not, check that out + then pop back over here! Nikia, the fashionable gal behind Mad Maven Style, and her partner, Mark Daoust, designed a day that was seriously DREAMY. From all the pops of pampas grass, to the groom’s patterned suit, the bride’s rockin’ headpiece, and more…there are so many gorgeous details to take in, planned perfectly by Perfectly Poised Events.
Nikia tells us: For Mark and I, we just tried to keep telling ourselves to stay in the present moments and to really just try to soak up as much of every part of the day as possible. From getting ready with our closest family and friends, to every single emotion that comes with that day. We both definitely cried every time we locked eyes. One thing that definitely made the day about the two of us, was picking out the songs for the ceremony and first dance which we had some of our most talented and close friends perform. Those are the two most intimate moments together and honestly the most emotional apart from the first look. Plus! Music is what has tethered our souls together.
The Outfit Change
Work it, GIRL! As eclectic as the mash-up of Victorian meets Marie Antoinette with a Southwestern touch may be, it completely makes sense when we see this outfit! The fan, the Galia Lahav gown from a&bé Bridal Shop, and that wild floral hairpiece!
They even had gourmet cotton candy from Haute Sugar Co.—because why not?
Seriously, how stylish are these two? Like straight out of a magazine!
Lookin’ so DAPPER!!
The Marie Antoinette-Inspired Headpiece
Those fabulous earrings are by none other than Rajana Khan.
These two tell us the 4 key ingredients to a successful + unique wedding are:
1. Hire an open-minded wedding planner
2. A creative florist
3. A great team of photographers + videographers
4. Make an event of every part of your wedding journey and love it all!
The Rockin’ Reception
They even had custom pins made by Olivia Illustrations!
Talk about GLAM! Double Dipped Calligraphy created that darling signage, while the table numbers were the handiwork of Kelsey Gonzales. The tables were lined with linens from Otis + Pearl + linens by Mod Mix Studio!
The Sweetheart Table
Pampas grass, crystals, and tons of cactus…would you expect anything less? Table + chairs provided by Thrifted Sister Vintage too.
Golden goblets, tons of texture, and the prettiest hues made this tablescape absolutely pop!
Dancin’ the Night Away
Pacific Oraganic Pops was brought in to accompany the cocktails during the reception.
Processional: Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears
Recessional: Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
First Dance: Wicked Game by Chris Isaak
Wow! That's a tough one. There were so many! I would have to say our first dance! We had everyone we loved standing below us as we danced on the porch to "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak that was performed by our dear friends, Jason Dowd and Nigel Ledgerwood.
Congratulations, Nikia + Mark!! Thank you so much for sharing all your creativity with GWS!
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 Reception Tux by 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 // bridesmaids hair + makeup: 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 // ushers + string player outfits : Opposuits // bridesmaid makeup: Susie Lynn Makeup