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


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.



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.


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.

Red and Gold Foil Wedding Signge

For more photos check out the full feature on Aisle Perfect.


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

Monochromatic Winter Wedding (FEATURE)



WHAT COULD BE MORE EXCITING than starting the year with a feature in Green Wedding Shoes?  Probably nothing.  It doesn't hurt that this was, without a doubt, one of my favorite projects of 2017.  I teamed up again with Jason Lloyd and Victoria Gold to execute a monochromatic winter wedding wonderland.  While I love a good jewel toned wedding, winter weddings from January to March tend to fall outside of the featured design boards - no longer "holiday winter" and not quite "first blossom" of spring.  Admittedly, these months can feel long and dreary but that only added to our excitement in creating a wedding for these months.

When Jason first described the vision he used the terms: modern, sleek, and monochromatic.  Elated, I reached for the most modern, sleekest, and monochromatic material of them all - white, matte acrylic.

White Matte Acrylic Invitations for Monochromatic White Winter Wedding


I really pushed myself to consider how to incorporate entirely white-on-white elements that would be cohesive and approachable, all while making an impact.

In addition to the laser cut acrylic invitation, a blind de-bossed tag with the couples' names ties together the invitation box.  Because guests would not be able to RSVP on acyrlic, I used a reverse gesso technique on card stock to duplicate the pattern on the invitation while keeping everything white.  And, perhaps the most exciting part of the suite was a clear acetate and white foil save the date.  Stunning silver calligraphy by Willow and Wine completed the look.



A few of my other favorite details from the day included work-of-art cocktails by CaliCraft, a custom ceremony installation by Jason Lloyd, a textured cake by Nicole Bakes Cakes, and a funky neon sign by Neon Dive Bar.

For the full feature, check out the Green Wedding Shoes article.


Photography: Victoria Gold // Planning and Design: Jason Llyod // Venue: The York Manor // Floral Design and Calligraphy: Willow & Wine // Hair and Make Up: Belle Beauty // Wedding Dress: Tara Lauren via Bride Los Angeles // Invitation Suite: Cecile's Paper Co. // Rentals: La Pinata Party // Cake: Nicole Bakes Cakes // Bar: Cali Craft Cocktails // Neon Sign: Neon Dive Bar // Models: Erica Jordan & Anton Palmer