A Sunset-Inspired “Tropical Disco” Wedding in DTLA

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When choosing the color palette for their wedding, Kyra + Edwin pulled from something super sweet and personal. “Our colors were inspired by the sunset,” Kyra says. “I always get so caught up during the day with work and other responsibilities, but Edwin always makes a point to pull me away from what I’m doing to watch the sunset.”

With all those warm, vibrant sunset colors in mind Kyra, Edwin, and planner Jillian of Jillian Nicole Events  created a “tropical disco with a little bit of whimsy” in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Millwick by Marvimon, their hip Art District warehouse-style venue, is bursting with bamboo and greenery. Disco balls, neon signs, and tons of personal touches all came together to make this an unforgettable event, and Photographer Jenna Powers was there to catch all the action!

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We are OBSESSED with these colorful, modern invitations!

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Kyra + Edwin did their day-of getting ready process together! They wanted to maximize the time they got to spend hanging out with each other on their wedding day. Their matching custom embroidered “sunset” sweatshirts are so perfect. Check out this one from Etsy if you and your fiancé need some special wedding day comfies.

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Ashantis Artistry is the genius behind Kyra’s gorgeous hair and sunset-shimmer makeup look.

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Kyra and her sister spent a whole day hitting up bridal boutiques in Los Angeles. Kyra was looking forward to that magical “This is the dress!!” moment, and after trying on gowns at two different places she started to worry she’d never have it. But then they stopped at Fleurish LA and found the Galatea gown by Watters Designs and all its sheer, floral, embroidered, plunge neckline, tulle skirt goodness. “Everything fell into place,” Kyra says, and she and her sister celebrated with amazing food (and wine!) at The Wife and the Somm.

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These bridesmaids are rocking sunset-style radiance in looks from JessaKae and ASOS and Revelry.

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This color palette is divine.

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Poppy Lavender Florals created the day’s wonderful, warm tone florals including this bridal bouquet complete with cascading white orchids.

The Ceremony

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Our Musical Choices

Processional: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" by Debussy & "Ribbon in the Sky (A Capella)" by Boyz II Men

Recessional: "Beijo aka Brazilian Rhyme" by Earth, Wind, and Fire

First Dance: "Wither" by Frank Ocean

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Kyra +Edwin did their processionals a little differently: Kyra walked down the aisle with her dad, and Edwin walked with his mom! The ceremony also included poems in English and Spanish read by their parents, a sand pouring, and vows they wrote themselves!

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Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Taking a tequila shot with each other before we walked down the aisle. Our entrance to the reception, dancing to 'Candy'. The parent dances and Kyra's dad surprising her with his moves. All of the toasts made our hearts melt. Watching our friends pull together some choreography in the middle of the dance circle. Sitting together at dinner and seeing everyone enjoying themselves.

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Edwin’s forest green velvet jacket is from Express. And we are loving the tie-free look!

Any grooms out there need help with their wedding day style? Check out our roundup of the best wedding suits!

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The Reception

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We love to see all the disco balls!! These are actually disco ball Christmas ornament wedding favors for Kyra + Edwin’s guests. Kyra LOVES Christmas, and the wedding was held in mid-December. Plus their guestbook was a Christmas tree!!

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Kyra + Edwin’s classic, simple white wedding cake with floral accents was by Vanilla Bake Shop.

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We love the projection feature at Millwick, and using it to display a beautiful waterfall was a perfect choice for Kyra + Edwin’s “tropical disco” theme. The modern wood-and-metal furniture look is courtesy of MTB Event Rentals.

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This romantic custom neon sign!! 😍

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Enjoy the planning process since the day goes by so quickly, stay as present as possible throughout the day, and have more events than just the wedding so there's more time to catch up with people.

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How fab is Kyra’s reception look from Dissh?! We love a bridal outfit change. Here are some of our fave reception dresses and two-piece bridal looks for even more inspo!

So happy for you, Kyra + Edwin! What a perfect day in DTLA. Best wishes from GWS!

Post Divider Line

photography: Jenna Powers Photo // venue name: Millwick, Downtown Los Angeles, California, United States // event design: Jillian Nicole Events // planning: Jillian Nicole Events // florals: Poppy Lavender Florals // wedding dress: Watters Design (Willowby Galatea) and Dissh // wedding dress boutique: Fleurish LA // bride's shoes: Lulus // bridesmaid dresses: JessaKae, ASOS and Revelry // hair stylist: Ashantis Artistry // makeup artist: Ashantis Artistry // groom attire: Express // catering: Fundamental Events // cake: Vanilla Bake Shop // desserts: The Churro Man // furniture rentals: MTB Rentals // music: Brink Entertainment // lighting: Stage Labs // photo booth: Third Eye Photo Booth // cookies: Milk Bar // espresso bar: Long Shot Coffee

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