Photos by:

Priscila Valentina

Today’s real wedding takes place at one of our favorite LA venues – the Carondelet House! Ever so dynamic, this space features everything from an urban loft interior to stained glass windows to whitewashed brick. Akemi and Brian’s biggest priority when it came to designing their special day was creating an event that reflected, well, them, and we’re happy to say that their wedding was a warm celebration of love, love and nothing but love! XOXO Events made sure the entire day went off without a hitch, and they exchanged “I do’s” beneath a charming combination of chandeliers and exposed beams. We are in serious awe of The Little Branch, whose tangled bundles of ranunculus, anemone, peonies and roses decorated the brick walls in a sliding scale of pink! You can see it all here in these moment-filled images from Priscila Valentina – we dare you not to shed a couple tears.

simple wedding cake - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

Carondelet House wedding - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

From the bride, Akemi: We wanted it to be very warm and welcoming, not fussy or stuffy. The venue played a big part since we’re both designers, and we fell in love with the backdrop of Carondelet. We wanted to go for casually elegant, refined, whimsical, old/downtown LA, with a color scheme of muted pinks and gray tones.

Blush Pink Wedding at Carondelet House - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding shoes - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

Flower recipe: Ranunculus, anemone, peonies, roses.

bridal hair accessories - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding party - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding portrait - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

bridal processional - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding ceremony - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding ceremony - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

ceremony recessional - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Do what sounds fun to you and don’t get caught up with what other people think it should be like. We stuck to what we cared about and focused on having fun with friends and family.

Carondelet House reception - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

Blush Pink Wedding at Carondelet House - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

paper goods - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

tablescape - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

tablescape details - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

simple wedding cake - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding reception - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding tablescape inspiration - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

dessert table - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

simple wedding cake - photo by Priscila Valentina Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-wedding-at-carondelet-house

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Explosions in the Sky
Recessional: “Sunday Candy,” Donnie Trumpet
First Dance: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” Lauryn Hill

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Priscila Valentina

Event Design and Planning

XOXO Weddings

Floral Design

The Little Branch

Venue

Carondelet House

Wedding Dress and Jewelry

Winnie Couture

Wedding Shoes

Menbur

Hair and Makeup

Elite Makeup Designs

Bridesmaid Dresses

BHLDN, Vera Wang

Catering

Tres LA

Wedding Cake

Lark Cake Shop

DJ

DJ James Shippey

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Transportation

Mars Valet

2 comments
  • Rayce PR & Marketing

    Congratulations to the entire team on this lovely feature!

  • Carondelet House

    Thank you for featuring this beautiful wedding, we loved working with this talented creative team of vendors!