Red and Gold Los Angeles Wedding at The Ruby Street (FEATURE)

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RED AND GOLD IS A palette not seen often in wedding design.  Because red is such a commanding color, most people tend to think it is overpowering and distracting.  Done right, however, red resonates with powerful and lasting effects.  For Diann and Jon's wedding day, red and gold were offset by natural tones with lush greenery and oak tables that kept the palette feeling elevated rather than dominating.  As an accent, we used turquoise from the venue's painted exterior.

I immediately knew I had a kindred spirit in Diann.  During our initial consultation she expressed that she was a font-fanatic and wanted to know if she could send a link of her favorites.  Could she!  Font selection and manipulation was a huge part of our design process.  To keep things modern and pop-y we focused on a clean format, even tracking, and drew inspiration from concert posters.  The venue, the ever-so-awesome Ruby Street in Los Angeles, was another important factor in our design.  Their signature is a gorgeous, original stained glass window that we incorporated throughout.

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Another fun detail Diann and Jon commissioned was a custom watercolor portrait.  Their illustrations were used on the welcome signage, stickers, and custom lucite and gold foil cake topper.

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The menu for the evening was a delicious family-style spread prepared by Hungry Bear Catering Co.  Table menus were pressed in gold foil and displayed between an etched "lucite sandwich" with gold foil illustrations.  Each table represented a place important to the bride and groom that they could keep and display after the wedding!

In coordination with the professional design eye of Renee of Moxie Bright Events, Of The Flowers provided beautiful installations kept the floral display high so that the family-style meal would have ample room to be served on the wood tables.

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Vendors:

Photography: Linda Abbott Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Ruby Street | Reception Venue: The Ruby Street | Wedding Planning: Moxie Bright Events | Event Design: Moxie Bright Events | Floral: Of the Flowers | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Wedding Cake: Petite Sweets | Rentals: La Piñata Party Rentals | Catering: Hungry Bear Catering Co. | DJ: Hey Mister DJ | Officiant: JP Reynolds | Bar: The Whaling club | Signage: Cecile’s Paper Co. | Stationery: Cecile’s Paper Co | Wedding Dress: ARIA Los Angeles | Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply Los Angeles | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Submitted via: Matchology

Industrail Chic Acrylic Wedding Invitations (FEATURE)

Luxury Wedding Menus, Late Summer Wedding, Acrylic Menus

HOW DO YOU SEAMLESSLY transition summer's trends with the changing, cooler tides of autumn while drawing on inspiration from the 1600s?  Enter Jason Llyod of _By Jason Llyod and Victoria Gold Photography.  When Jason approached me about the concept behind this shoot I was ecstatic.  He and Victoria wanted to re-create the richness of the Dutch Painting Masters with a modern and cool vibe.  Immediately I reflected back to my art history classes and conjured images of bowls of fruit, blossoming flowers, dramatic & contrasted lighting, and radical subjects.  While we left the portraits of the bourgeois and ladies of the night out of the overall concept, we had ample to pull from.  The difference between warm light and cool colors, abundant details with minimal backgrounds, and the reverence and austerity of the 17th century works set the stage for a styled shoot teeming with rich blooms, metallic accents, and a bounty of detail.

The Garage in Burbank, a once popular spot for film and media converted event venue, gave us a perfectly minimal backdrop that allowed the table setting to shine.

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For the invitations and menus I took a very literal approach as I wanted each piece to feel like it belonged in a gallery.  The invitations consisted of two pieces of laser cut and etched lucite with a painted center in summer's Pantone color: Niagara Blue.  Secured by grommets, each invitation was it's own unique piece.  The RSVP and envelopes had a small stroke of white paint to bring the texture across each piece.  Luxury Wedding Invitations, Acyrlic, Paint

Handpainted Invitations, Acrylic, Luxury Wedding

The most exciting part of how the shoot came together was the blend of opulence and minimalism - a trend that I see moving forward for Fall 2017 and well into 2018.  Summer stone fruits scattered across Jason's hand dyed linens.  Luxurious blooms from Tabitha of Winston and Main sat center stage while the craft cocktails by Cali Craft Cocktails became actual pieces of art that were almost too pretty to drink!

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