By now, it seems like we’ve professed our love for Carondelet House dozens of times. If you aren’t already as smitten as we are, then by the time you see these images from Lukas & Suzy VanDyke you’ll completely understand the hype. Thanks to Orange Blossom Special Events and Peony & Plum for helping bring together the couple’s vision for a cultural celebration of love!

colorful Carondelet House wedding - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

From the bride, Jenny: I met Paul when he was three weeks away from moving to China for a year. I didn’t think he would call me since he was leaving so soon, but the next day he set up a unique date for us. He wanted to share some of his experiences with me, as he had traveled all over the world — to India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Israel, Jordan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, to name a few. Paul found a Sri Lankan festival in Santa Monica and brought me to listen to the music, enjoy the dancing and the spicy food. We grew so close over those three weeks before he left for China and continued to fall in love while he was across the world.

BHLDN wedding dress - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

Carondelet House - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

pink dahlias - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

bridesmaids - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

puppies at weddings - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding party - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

A year later, Paul came home and we moved in together. We rescued the best dog ever, our fur baby, Ellie! One day I came home to find a note on the door. Paul had set up a scavenger hunt and used pictures from our relationship as the clues. He posted the pictures all over our neighborhood, and at the end of the hunt I found Paul and Ellie (and a ton of strangers who had gathered to watch) standing with roses. Paul got down on one knee, and of course I said yes. But he wasn’t done just yet. It just so happened to be Sri Lankan day in Santa Monica that evening, so to celebrate we relived our first date.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

ceremony chair decor - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

floral chuppah - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

ring exchange - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

When designing our wedding, we wanted to incorporate lots of color and flowers inspired by the cultures that Paul and I love. We didn’t want it to be too girly. So I was especially thrilled when I stumbled upon Hmong runners and napkins from Thailand. We couldn’t be more thrilled with how everything came together and we cannot thank all our vendors enough for all their hard work to make our day just perfect!

colorful table runner - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

native inspired wedding - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

blue wedding ideas - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

chair signs - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding cake with pink flowers - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

macarons - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lukas & Suzy VanDyke

Event Design and Coordination

Orange Blossom Special Events

Floral Design

Peony & Plum

Venue

Carondelet House

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Mobile Bridal Salon

Groom's Attire

Macy's

Catering

Tres LA

Wedding Cake

Vanilla Bake Shop

Music

The Class

2 comments
  • Orange Blossom Grace

    Thanks SO much for the love, Ruffled! Jenny and Paul’s big day was very special and we’re so happy you’re sharing it with your viewers! xoxo, The Blossoms

  • Suzy VanDyke

    Thank you so much for the feature! Jenny and Paul are just the best! We always love working with this amazing group of vendors!