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Modern Rooftop Wedding in Downtown Los Angeles

Listing all of the reasons this wedding is awesome would probably take me around a decade, so I’ll just say this: this is the coolest day you’ll ever see.  A crazy chic combo of modern design from Lady Liberty Events, a breathtaking setting and beautiful images from John and Colette Photography & Beauty, it’s the sort of contemporary soiree that is hall of fame worthy.  And that dress?!? Sigh.  See it all here.


From Lady Liberty Events… Lisa & Mike…. This is a couple who have such a fun eclectic style, love to laugh, and have a love that is absolutely contagious. All of which was evident on their very special day. When Lisa had told us that they selected the rooftop at Perch in Downtown Los Angeles as the location to tie the know, we knew that it was going to be a super cool and chic gathering and couldn’t wait to start playing!

Having a 360 degree cityscape backdrop, we knew this would add an incredible dimension to the wedding and needed to create an equally stunning setting. With a color palate of black, white and blush to match the brides dress and the grooms tux, we went with a chic modern vibe that perfectly highlighted the personalities of Lisa and Mike. With a black lace handled bouquet made of black and white anemones, how can you go wrong?!

Guests entered the Pershing Building and were directed to the Perch rooftop which was set with black Chiavari chairs accented with white cushions and hanging white hydrangea pomanders. A Ceremony backdrop of box wood hedges highlighted with an L + M made with pink and white florals was flanked by tall modern white vessels with lush hydrangea and blush garden rose pomanders. Peeking over the top of the hedge was “Bunner.” The groom has a funky assortment of smoking bunny collectables of all different shapes and sizes. This quirky collection has started a cute inside joke between Lisa & Mike, where they always call each other “Bunny, Bun, Bunners, and Bunner-Snapper-Stein.” All of their friends and family are aware of his rare collection and Lisa wanted to be sure to include this somewhere in the wedding design. With Bunner peeking over the corner, witnessing the ceremony and festivities, we all agreed this was the perfect home for him.

After the ceremony guests were invited down to the 13th floor bar for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This room was set with a sexy speakeasy deco setting that was easy to play with because of the dark purple velvet tufted walls. Light Steel Blue sofas set with Gold coffee tables were accented with petite pomander arrangements. We had silhouettes done of the both Lisa & Mike, which were used on the escort cards. An oversized frame accented with black lace showcased the silhouette escort cards. A guest book table was set with black and white rocks for guests to write notes on for the Bride and Groom, creating a great coffee table centerpiece for them to look back on their special day. While guests enjoyed sipping on specialty cocktails titled the “Brown Cow” (The bride and grooms last names combined) and “The Bunny-Tini” the rooftop was being transformed into the reception area.

As guests made their way back to the rooftop for dinner and dancing, they were pleasantly surprised to see how the area was transformed. Black sparkle linens topped with silver beaded chargers and blush napkins, were glistening as the sun was setting. The ceremony backdrop had been changed over to the cake display which acted as the centerpiece during dinner and looked simply stunning. A 4 tier blush cake with black polka dot piping and the most perfect anemone sugar flowers was topped with a fondant replica of their silhouette and was surrounded by floating candles. Guests enjoyed a tasty family style dinner and then danced the night away with the flickering lights of the high-rises all around them. A silhouette artist provided hand cut silhouettes of guests providing a fun keepsake for everyone.

The evening was simply magical and it was obvious that love filled the air.

Photography: John & Colette Photography & Beauty | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Florist: Blooming Flowers | Cake: Sweet And Saucy | Invitations: Aardvarks Letterpress | DJ: Dj Ty Goodwin | Bride's Stylist: Maradee Wahl | Bride's Stylist: Rebecca Glesby-Gamliel | Ceremony & Reception: Perch Los Angeles | Designer & Coordination: Lady Liberty Events | Event Rentals: Town And Country | Hair + Make Up: Colette | Linens: La Tavola | Music: Shoestring Trio | Silhouette Artist: Jordan Monsell

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Los Angeles Carondelet House Wedding with Rustic Charm

Style. That is the first word that popped in my head when I laid on this gorgeous wedding from Valorie Darling, and really, it fits perfectly. Because this couple? They have that effortless style people try so hard to recreate, but for them, it just comes naturally. So when they plan a wedding, you can bet your bottom dollar it’s going to be good. See all the stylish goodness right here.

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From the Bride…For our wedding we wanted to give our guests a true sense of who we are while sharing our appreciation for rustic charm. We have collected ideas along the way and wanted to implement them into the experience from flowers to decor to food and social interaction.

One example came from our friend; an old school Hollywood producer who incorporated the dining room table from his ranch into his LA home. The table is a collage of carved signatures ranging from first time visitors to Hollywood greats. We had to have one. An old picnic table became our sign-in/”carve-in” book and the result was amazing. Friends and family embraced it with notes and signatures we will display forever.

For flowers we went back to one of our first dates for inspiration. While hiking and collecting wild flowers we lost track of time and found ourselves lost at sundown, then later locked in a state park and forced to break out (with flowers in tow of course). With the help of my mom, sister-in-law, Ashley Garrett (wedding planner) and Valorie Darling (photographer) we set out on an adventure of our own to the LA flower market. Inspired by that first bouquet, we chose only California wildflowers, coupled with Ashley’s vintage vases. The result was not only perfect, but affordable.

We wanted to celebrate our families old and new and commemorate their special days by displaying black and white pictures of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The images helped us to feel that somehow those loved ones we have lost still so dear to our hearts were watching over us. Ashley and Valorie helped us create a frame with rustic twine and clothes pins that hung over the doors while we said our vows. The outcome was an image of two family trees, generations old meeting together with my husband and I standing underneath starting a new family.

Ashley helped us craft an environment where our personal expression flowed cohesively while coupling the Carondelet House, a rustic french villa with our country American vintage theme. Our food and cocktails ranged from a whole suckling pig to paella cooked on site. The magic of the night included surprise fireworks and country style line dance instruction to hip-hop music. Talking about it now I can’t believe it all worked together, but I guess those girls had the magic touch. It couldn’t have been any better. We had the perfect night.

Photography: Valorie Darling | Wedding Dress: Haute Couture…Jasmine | Hair: Lee Ritner Of Serge Normant | Cakes : Southern Girl Desserts | Coordinator/Styling: Ashley Garrett Of Life In The Sunset | Makeup: Artistry By Danika | Venue: Carondelet House

Cathedral Window Coaster DIY

The hand-crafted products from this wedding were too good not to delve into a little deeper. And it makes total sense when the Bride behind that gorgeous wedding is none other than Jennifer Parsons of Tiny Pine Press. She teamed up with Gia Canali for a DIY that’s so lovely, it’s sure to land a spot in your home if not crafted for every one of your wedding guests. Read below for all the details!

From Tiny Pine Press… My sweet and generous family created our wedding favors… a variety pack of 4 “from the east to the west coasters“. My younger brother made the leather one, with our monogram pressed in the center. My uncle sawed the branches of birch and other species for the wooden coasters, my aunt Loraine and a friend crocheted one, and my mom made 100 of my very favorite quilt pattern – the cathedral window.


8” squares of think muslin fabric
2 3/4” squares of pattern fabric
a ruler
cutting mat
scissors or rotary cutter
a needle
an iron


step-1 Cut out an 8” square piece of fabric with a ruler and cutting mat – you can draw with pencil to know where to cut and cut out the square.

step-2 Iron the square and then turn the edges over ¼” and press them flat.

step-3 Fold the square in half and then half again and crease the fabric. Open the square to find the center of the square. Fold the corners into the center and then press the folds flat with the iron.

step-4 Now, fold the new corners in so they all meet in the middle. Use the needle and thread to tack down each corners all the way through the center of the square.

step-5 Cut your small square of pattern fabric from corner to corner to make 4 triangles.

step-6 Stitch the reverse side of the pattern triangle to the outer edge of the coaster square.

step-7 Fold the triangle back on itself, trim the corners to make it flush.

step-8 Take the edge of the muslin triangle and bend it over the pattern, and stitch into place from the outside in, making a sort of loopy tack at the center. Do this to both sides and to all four inner triangles.

step-9 Press the coaster flat with an iron and you’re done!

Photography: Gia Canali | Design / Created By: Jennifer Parsons Of Tiny Pine Press

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