No matter how many houses we see at Carondelet House, it never loses its appeal. It was a perfect fit for Rachel and David’s wedding captured by Valorie Darling Photography, which was a day full of some of the most striking hot pink flowers arranged by The Little Branch. Orange Blossom Special Events truly outdid themselves with the coordination on this one!

Floral-Filled Carondelet House Wedding - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: We got engaged 6/21/14. David planned an amazing surprise proposal at the Abbey (because it was where we had our first kiss). He tried to convince me we have to go for a friend’s birthday. When we got there he told me to keep walking toward the back and I finally came to a stand still when I got to an empty room with two huge cameras, roses and champagne. After, he surprised me with an engagement party (80 of our family/friends) at a friend’s store. We had the BEST night and left a few days later for Italy and Israel for two weeks to celebrate.

gold wedding invitation - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

fuchsia wedding bouquet - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding dress - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

hot pink bouquet - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

bridesmaids in neutral colors - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

coral charm peony bouquet - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding party - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

For our wedding, I tried to mix old Hollywood with a boho fairy tale, I wanted it to feel glamorous but a bit rustic.

wedding ceremony - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

floral chuppah - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

floral decor - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Jewish wedding ceremony - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Carondelet House Wedding - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Floral-Filled Carondelet House Wedding - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

bright and airy reception - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Floral-Filled Carondelet House Wedding - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

coral charm peony centerpiece - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Plan quickly so you can relax and enjoy the process! Also remember that things really will go wrong (like a lot of things) so make sure you just go with the flow and enjoy your day.

dessert table - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

classic wedding cakes - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Jewish wedding traditions - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “At Last,” Etta James
First Dance: “Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me,” Mel Carter
Our cocktail hour was all Gipsy Kings! And the dancing was a fun mix of 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and current music (think Madonna, Prince mixed with Don Omar and Haim)

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Valorie Darling Photography

Event Coordination

Orange Blossom Special Events

Floral Design

The Little Branch

Venue

Carondelet House

Wedding Dress

Anna Maier

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Hair

Tami Jensen

Makeup

Dominique Lerma

Groom's Suit

Hugo Boss

Catering

Tres LA

Ceremony Quartet

Clover Strings

DJ

Dart DJ

Wedding Invitations

HandrawnDesigns

5 comments
  • Jules Bridal Jewellery

    Wonderful details throughout this whole wedding. The Floral decor is so beautiful, love the ceiling floral decor!

  • Carondelet House

    Thank you Ruffled for featuring Rachel & David’s stunning nuptials put together by such a talented team of creatives!

  • Tres LA

    What a lovely feature from such a memorable wedding – Thank you Ruffled!

  • Rayce PR

    Congratulations to the entire team on this gorgeous wedding being featured! Thank you Ruffled!

  • NST Pictures

    Gorgeous wedding!! Those florals are simply stunning!
    xx,
    NST Pictures – Cinematic Weddings
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