Planning a wedding in Southern California when you live on the East Coast can be a challenge...but frequent emails, links to photos and good communication are the keys to having a beautiful and stress-free event. Mariana lives in New York and we spoke on the phone frequently and met for updates, walk-throughs and samples whenever she happened to be in town.
The design for her wedding was a classic Victorian inspired design with lots of deep rich red accents, champagne tones and just a bit of black for drama.
The ceremony was held at the First Congregational Church on Wilshire in Los Angeles- Gorgeous traditional church (It's claim to fame is that it has the largest organ in the United States- believe me- I know- the organist was warming up all during the install and wow! was it dramatic!!!). The church is very large so the scale of the altar pieces needed to hold their own and be bigger than average. Champagne chiffon swags accented with clusters of deep red Black Magic roses accented the entire aisle (all 175' of it!) while two large pieces anchored the entrance and beautifully framed the bride and her father for the procession.
The reception was held in the Georgian Room at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. Four foot tall five arm stands dripping with crystals and covered in masses of red roses, orchids, amaranthus and trailing ivy were placed on luscious champagne satin linens. Lots of votives, rose petals and black satin napkins accented with a velvety reflexed Baccara rose completed the tablescape.
Thank you to Ruth Wang from Behind the Scene Wedding Coordinators- it is always a pleasure working together! and Thank you, Victor Sizemore for the creative, beautiful photos!