Where do we even begin? Tantan + Reed basically took everything you know about weddings, from traditional to modern, and put their own incredible spin on the details. We love a couple with a unique perspective, and we love it even more when they find a soulmate in their event planner! Crystal at Orange Blossom Special Events was just the person. She helped T + R nail down the perfect vendors and kept things running from beginning to the very end, when a particularly dreamy getaway car rolled in to whisk away the newlyweds!
Tantan describes her inspiration for the day: My vision for the whole wedding aesthetic was a secret garden fairytale meets grandma’s attic. “Grandma Chic” as I like to call it. Our colors were ivory, black, gold, and marsala. Carondelet House was the first venue Reed and I toured. It combined my love of all things vintage, as well as our love for urban Los Angeles living, being so close to downtown LA. We wanted a venue that was opulent yet cozy, industrial yet glam. They hit the juxtaposition nail on the head!
T + R found another kindred spirit in their photographer, Katherine Ann Rose, who was up for anything and everything! She captured all the splendid details throughout the day—let’s jump in!
These crystal pumps by Dolce and Gabbana are real life Cinderella slippers!!
Bridal Party in White
Tantan searched far and wide for a simple column dress and finally stumbled across the Joan dress from Name of Love!
Since the rest of my wedding was very opulent and vintage I thought it was the perfect place to have a touch of modern minimalism. My ladies looked incredible and I truly think the dress was flattering on all body types. My two bridesmen wore classic white tuxedos with tails rented from Mr. Tuxedo in Beverly Hills.
The First Look + Bridal Style
Look at that twirl! Tantan wore a custom crown by Dvnchi Design—isn’t it gorgeous??
As for that bespoke gown, Tantan turned to Arminé at RMINÉ to design a dream gown composed of all the elements she loved: floral appliqués, a train, long puffy sleeves! The two-for-one design also featured a removable dramatic train to follow her down the aisle.
Are you LOVING Tantan’s old Hollywood glamour look?? Danielle at Madame Pomp styled those perfect curls!
Like another time!
Reed worked with Jordan at Skydog Jewelry to design Tantan’s antique-inspired ring. Isn’t it beautiful? His band is a family crest—a detail that showed up in a fun way at the reception, as well!
I knew early on that I wanted to add my personal touch to the escort cards. DIY and crafts are my passion and embroidery was something I had been wanting to pick up. I took the opportunity to start a new hobby and hand embroider a small hoop with each guests name on it. I figured I had a whole year to pump out 150 of these. No big deal!
Mama’s Medicine brought a champagne tower pour to life! So glamorous!
The Little Branch designed floral pieces for the backdrop and centerpieces from moody ranunculus, roses, and greenery. Archive Rentals brought in brass-heavy table settings and antique frames for the backdrop, as well.
The Showstopper Cake
Kimberly at The Butter End Cakery created this stunner of a wedding cake!
I wanted something baroque and opulent with a modern crisp edge. We went with an all white on white design and Kimberly knocked it out of the park! One of the layers included the North family crest which we had incorporated in Reed’s wedding band, as well. It was the perfect personal touch of family history. Our wedding cake topper is something I searched for and found on Etsy. It’s roughly 50’s-60’s vintage porcelain. I loved how it tied our cake together and I think the dress on the topper looks exactly like mine! It was meant to be.
When all was said and done, T + R escaped in a 1929 Cream Durant from Hayne’s Chauffering! What a dream!
Want to see more? Shark Pig captured the day in 8mm film for a one-of-a-kind vintage warmth! Major congrats to these two love bids!
photography: Katherine Ann Rose // venue name: Carondelet House, Los Angeles, California, USA // event design: Orange Blossom Special Events // planning: Crystal Santoya Dale, Orange Blossom Special Events // florals: The Little Branch // wedding dress: RMINÉ // wedding dress boutique: RMINÉ // hairpiece: Dvnchi Design // bride's shoes: Dolce and Gabbana // bride's ring: Skydog Jewelry // bridesmaid dresses: Name of Love 'The Joan' // getting ready robes: pajamas form Target // hair stylist: Danielle June, Madame Pomp (Bride's Hair) // makeup artist: Kelly Zhang (Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup) // groom attire: Mr. Tuxedo // groom's ring: Skydog Jewelry // videography: Wade Koch, Shark Pig // paper goods: The Polka Dotted Bee // calligraphy: Jacaranda Co. // catering: Très LA Catering // cake: The Butter End Cakery // desserts: Très LA Catering // tabletop rentals: Archive Rentals // furniture rentals: Archive Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // music: The Gold Standard, Downbeat LA // officiant: David Besanceney, family friend // lighting: Pacific Event Services // photo booth: MirMir // getting ready venue: Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills // champagne tower: Mama’s Medicine // flower girl dresses: David’s Bridal // getaway car: Hayne's Chauffering // cigar roller: The Cigar Guys // babysitter: LA Wedding Sitter // magician: Joel Ward // bridesmaids purses: Vintage, purchased on Etsy // bridesmaids shoes: Aldo // pajama embroidery: Lot, Stock, and Barrel // bride's getting ready attire: robe is Vintage Miss Dior, purchased on Etsy; Boudoir shoes from Agent Provocateur