I can honestly say never have I ever come across a DIY vintage Lakers themed wedding. But you know what? It’s kind of amazing. Think a mix of that signature purple and yellow paired with the chandelier draped backdrop of the Carondelet House in Los Angeles and it takes the Lakers into a new realm of romance. Who would have thought? This baby is 100% DIY crafted and definitely Groom approved. Have a look at all of the beauty captured by Gina & Ryan Photography right here in the full gallery.
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From Gina & Ryan Photography… Were so privileged to have worked with Audrey & Michael for their DIY Vintage Lakers themed Wedding at Carondelet House in Los Angeles. When we first met to discuss the details of their wedding, it was like having a conversation with old friends. Music, comic books, movies, video games, beer, family, and of course, the Lakers were all on the table for discussion. Instant connection (besides us being huge Clippers fans, ha)! Regardless, we knew that their detail oriented wedding was going to be amazing.
Audrey & Michael held their wedding at the extraordinary Carondelet House in downtown Los Angeles. Michael grew up a die-hard (and we mean die-hard!) Lakers fan. So, naturally his wedding would involve his love for his favorite NBA team in some fashion. The venue’s exposed wood ceilings and brick facades tastefully paired with Audrey & Michaels Vintage Laker paraphernalia as well as with the subtle touches of the classic colors of antiqued purple and gold. After grand entrancing to an old school Lakers starting line-up audio clip, they soon were serenaded by their favorite song, The Sad Waltzes of Pietro Crespi (by Owen), while dancing in an open air courtyard. Cheers, Audrey & Michael! You brought elegant class, awesome design, and extreme love to your Vintage Lakers themed wedding.
Photography: Gina & Ryan Photography | Flowers: DIY | Event Design and Planning: DIY | Wedding Venue: Carondelet House
If you’re anywhere near as wedding obsessed as myself, I’m sure you’ve been tracking the amazing Love Tour boutique bridal bash + curated event as it’s trekked through the lovely state of California (nine stops, to be exact!). Co-founded in 2010 by Zoom Theory and LVL Weddings & Events, The Love Tour has been inspiring couples and introducing them to some of the most incredible vendors out there! So get excited, my dears, for the fall 2013 tour on October 23, 2013 at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado — this is an event not to be missed!
Guests will get to explore the gorgeous botanical and zoological gardens at the intimate Rancho Las Lomas while sipping a glass of OneHope Wine and snacking on hors d’oeuvres from 24 Carrots! Also featuring Sweet Lucie’s ice cream, florals from Inviting Occasion, gorgeous furniture + event rentals from Found Vintage Rentals, an always-in-style photobooth from Mobile Photo Booth, Blush Bridal Couture and Ampersand Ink Designs to name a few, The Love Tour will help you make a major dent in your wedding to-do list!
Tickets are only $20 (including valet parking) — such a deal! And get ready for this: two lucky readers will win a pair of tickets to The Love Tour and one lucky reader will win a grand prize of a pair of tickets and a free engagement session with Zoom Theory! To enter, comment on this post with which vendors you still need to book for your big day. Three winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Friday, October 18, 2013. Even if you’re not the lucky winner, The Love Tour is offering SMPers $5 off their ticket price. Head over here to purchase your discounted tickets and enjoy this fabulous event, my dears! xo
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I’ll give you fair warning. The images from Adrienne Gunde of this stunning wedding… the images you are about to fall in love with… they may make you do crazy things like cancel every plan you’ve already got in the works for your big day, and start from scratch. This is the wedding that is filled with so many perfect details, and not to mention a whole lot of love, that will make you want your day to look exactly like this.
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From the beautiful bride… Our wedding could not have come together the way it did if it weren’t for the perfect combination of vendors that we worked with and all the help from family and friends. We were so excited when we found the perfect venue Caf Pinot is in the heart of downtown LA, offering a private garden surrounded by the library and skyscrapers. We also found the perfect photographer who captured all the love and emotions of the day, the perfect coordinator who made sure everything went smoothly, the perfect florist who made my dreams of a romantic garden wedding come true, the perfect DJ who kept everyone dancing all night long, and the list goes on and on.
Friends helped me put together all the DIY details from the tiny succulent table escorts/favors, the invitations, the programs, the calligraphy, and the frames we made into chalkboard signs.
We were inspired by our venue and wanted to play off of the elements it offered. This produced a natural and romantic garden ceremony, with a pretty floral garland hanging from the tree that we were married under. For the reception, we kept the garden feel but also added touches of vintage elegance with a mix of gold and tarnished silver vases and frames. We also hung a chandelier and lots of string lights, which provided a magical feel to the night when combined with the lights from the city, the library and the skyscrapers.
We wanted to put our personal touch to some of the traditional elements of a wedding. I found cute recipe cards from Rifle that fit our garden theme and used them as our guest book. We asked our guests to write us a recipe for love and a happy marriage and file it in our recipe box. These were both touching and hilarious to read after the wedding. For our unity ceremony, we sealed unread love letters to each other in a box along with a nice bottle of wine, to share on our 10 year anniversary. Needless to say, everything was absolutely perfect and just the way we wanted. It really was our dream wedding come true!
Photography: Adrienne Gunde | Videographer: Cloud 9 | Florist: Bunch Studio | Invitations: It's Amore | Coordinator: Sassy Girl Weddings | Lighting: Amber Event Productions | DJ: Luke from Premiere Events Group | Ice Cream: CoolHaus | Makeup/Hair: Leann from Kelly Zhang | Photobooth: Photocube | Venue/Catering: Cafe Pinot