I smell a new trend coming on and it smells like freshly cut grass in the city. Meg Perotti is the talented shutterbug behind the lens of this nature-infused, modern wedding that is just overflowing with style and romance. A green, white and gray palette with oodles of soft, romantic touches plays perfectly against the urban backdrop of downtown Los Angeles. For more organic meets metropolitan inspiration check out the full gallery!
Very shortly after Adam and I were engaged, we started scouting out wedding venues in Los Angeles. From the moment we first saw Cafe Pinot, we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. We both wanted to be married outside, ideally in an urban setting ( but one that was not cold). This venue offered a beautiful park and garden setting surrounded by tall buildings on almost every side. This became a big part of the inspiration for our wedding decor. Our colors a rich green, white, and gray were inspired by the colors that we fell in love with at the venue -- the green of the trees and grass and the gray of the concrete buildings and sidewalks. As the planning evolved, we decided to add hints of blush pink for a feminine touch.
The taller centerpieces on each table featured white and blush colored garden roses (for their soft ruffle effect) and poufs of white hydrangea, contrasted against the shorter centerpieces which contained succulents perched atop gray river rocks. Our escort card holders were hand cut birch branches which displayed the names of our guests in calligraphy done by the amazing Grace Edmands. For our cake stand we used a 6" thick wood slice from an actual tree. The cake was decorated simply with olive leaves and garden roses. We had our table numbers made using white paper embossed with a wood grain pattern.
Since Adam and I both love candy, we thought that candied apples would be the perfect treat to send our guests home with. I came up with the idea to only partially dip the apples so that they looked more organic and rustic (and so the green would show). We had them dipped in caramel and then in white chocolate to match our wedding colors. The amazing staff at Generations of Lee Gelfond Chocolate did such a wonderful job of painstakingly preparing the apples and wrapping each one in a beautiful clear box with a bow and favor tag we provided.
Our wedding day was so special and absolutely wonderful -- not only because of the incredible that love Adam and I felt for each other, but because of all of the love and warmth that we were so lucky to be surrounded by. Although it rained on the morning of our wedding, looking back on the day this only added to the romantic and dreamy quality of the day (and the photos!). In the end, our organic romantic wedding (as we like to call it) turned out to be even lovelier than we could have imagined thanks to all of the amazing time and energy our vendors put in to help our vision become a reality.
Wedding Photographer: Meg Perotti Photographer / Wedding Venue: Cafe Pinot / Wedding Coordinator: Chic Ambiance Events / Wedding Cake: Fantasy Frosting / Entertainment: Rossi Music / Florist: The Hidden Garden / Hair and Make-up: T.E.A.M. Hair & Makeup