Technically, this Los Angeles wedding is steampunk-inspired, but I am just going to call it awesome. With these gorgeous images by Brandon Kidd Photography and stellar event design by So Happi Together, I am in some serious, serious love. Starting with the oh-so-amazing invitations (designed by the bride and groom) and ending with those vintage purple heels, there is not a detail in this crazy cool soiree that isn’t absolutely brilliant. So, join me in the gallery to swoon your heart out and then check out the video by Modern 8 Films below!
I promised there was more… Be sure to watch this ah-mazing video by Modern 8 Films!
From the Bride…Casey and I met at the University of Southern California. We both lived on the same floor of our dorm freshman year. As we were two of three people majoring in Cinema-Television on the floor, we spent a lot of time together watching movies. And arguing about movies. And making movies.
Casey proposed to me on vacation in Costa Rica. We were trying ziplining for the first time, and he arranged things so that we were the last in our group and got stopped on a tree, some fifty feet and swaying in the air! I could barely answer him and made him carry the ring in his pocket until we were safely on the ground. It was exhilarating and yet somehow still terrifying.
The overall theme was a loose interpretation of the steampunk genre. We loved the vintage and classic elements it encompasses, and really tried to infuse that “old-timey mixed with new” feeling into our wedding. Our colour palate was gold, brass and eggplant. We used a motif of interlocking gears and applied it to the save-the-dates, invitations, escort cards, even the groomsmen’s ties had gears silk-screened onto them. I wore purple heels that I found at a vintage store. Casey and his brother even built our photo wall which we designed to look like it belonged in a Victorian-era home. We also wanted to acknowledge our separate backgrounds (I’m Lebanese and Casey is Irish), so we had a bagpiper lead us out of the church after the ceremony and a group of Lebanese folk dancers perform at the reception.
Wedding Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography / Event Design & Coordination: So Happi Together / Wedding Ceremony Venue: Saint Brendan Catholic Church / Wedding Reception Venue: The Ebell of Los Angeles / Wedding Videography: Modern 8 Films / Floral Design: Commerce Flowers / Bride’s Hair + Make-up: Kelly Zhang / DJ: Pacific Events / Wedding Cake: Allicakes / Lounge Furniture Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Cocktail Hour Musicians: Events Music 4 You / Bagpiper: Scott Walton / Dancers: Depke Dancers / Wedding Invitations: The Bride and Groom / Transportation: Classic Limos / Photobooth Backdrop: The Groom + Brother of the Groom / PhotoBooth: Hollywood Photobooths / Cookie Bar: Diddy Riese