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Marvimon House Wedding

Starting with the bride Jen’s vintage Chanel ring, all the way to their collected vintage silver centerpieces, this wedding shot by Brandon Kidd is a stunner from end to end. Jen and Moe wanted two opposite styles for their wedding: one wanted a vintage-inspired with a romantic feel; the other, a sleek urban theme. They blended both of their styles perfectly balancing feminine and masculine. Love!

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

I wanted something slightly vintage, Moe wanted something modern, and we both wanted an urban city feel. So we tried to incorporate each of those things into a cohesive overall look and feel. Most importantly we wanted something fun and celebratory instead of formal and programmed. So we made sure that whatever we decided, in the end everyone would walk away feeling like they participated in the day and had the best time.

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kiddvintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

The tarnished silver pieces that were used on the tables for our florals were our favorite detail. It took us a year to collect over 130 pieces that were used throughout the wedding. We had so much fun going to flea markets and antique stores to find them. It was a lot of work and many people thought we would give up, but we pushed through and collected them all. Now we have more then we will ever need but each piece means so much to us because it was something we did together.

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kiddvintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kiddvintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

How did the two of you make the wedding day your own? It was really important to us that everything we choose to have in the wedding meant something to us. In regards to décor we searched for and found all of the tarnished silver centerpiece vessels, guest book table and table assignment props. We wanted to recognize both of our families so we framed and set out pictures of our parents and grandparents wedding photos – which we discovered there were no divorces in either family – so we wanted to recognize that. Since I am a Catering Manager at a hotel, we chose a real hotel register that we found on etsy as our Guest Book. All 300 pages were completely filled with guest names and room numbers from he years 1955-1957. Many of our family and friends have been affected by cancer, so we donated a small amount to the American Cancer Society in honor of each guests and printed the note on seed paper. Moe is Persian, so to incorporate his beliefs we had his family make a Sofreh Table for us.

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kiddvintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

We definitely did not want a big cake and liked the idea of a fun dessert table. So we went with a simple and small two tiered cake to cut, with an assortment of small desserts for our guests that included cake pops, mini pies and tarts. My favorite part of the wedding cake was the cake topper that my mom hand made for us. She sewed the wedding dress and suit by hand and designed the entire top. She also sewed the “love sweet love” banner that hung at the dessert table.

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kiddvintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

Any advice for those planning now? Do it the way that you want to, no matter how traditional or non-traditional. It is your day and no one else’s. You don’t need a huge budget to create a personal and enjoyable event. The most important thing is that you both have fun and make sure your enjoy the day, your guests, your food, your music and each other – and don’t worry about the little things.

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kiddsucculent tarnished silver centerpieces

vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

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vintage wedding at marvimon house by brandon kidd

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Come Away With Me,” Nora Jones

Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Wedding Venue: Marvimon House / Wedding Photographer: Brandon Kidd Photography / Day-of Coordination: Christine Patron / Event Management: Tact Event Management / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Veil: David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Nordstrom BP Platinum / Bride’s Earrings: Nadri Jewelry / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Love Moschino / Bridesmaids’ Scarves: Love Quotes Scarves / Groom’s Suit: Zara / Groomsmen’s Suits: Alfani / Groomsmen’s Shoes: Converse / Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang / Wedding Flowers: Flower Allie / Caterer: Huntington Catering Company / Taco Cart: Jalisco’s Mobile Taco Grill / Wedding Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Wedding Invitations: Minted / DJ: Marc Marcelo and Julz Delapena from Mindz Alike / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Officiant: Officiant Eric

9 Comments on Marvimon House Wedding

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  • 1

    What a lovely affair! Reading the bride’s recollection of the day, the idea of making the wedding what the bride and groom want it to be is a recurring theme. In the end, it’s your wedding; it’s got to make you happy, even if it goes against the grain.

    We’re also fans of the bride’s mom-in-law designing the cake toppers. What a wonderful gift!

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  • 2

    i love the tarnished silver pieces and those flowers *sigh* this is a great blend of modern and vintage and its just perfect.

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  • 3

    Oh my goodness – LOVE everything about this wedding: the cake toppers, cake, deserts, signs… Just beautiful. <3

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  • 4

    Lovely wedding! Adore the white pumpkins worked onto the tables and the idea of collecting the tarnished silver vessels for your flowers, the soft grey and yellow color palette…gotta love those succulents, brunia, dusty miller, craspedia, ranunculus, and scabiosa pods for the bride and bridesmaids bouquets…beautiful! Very pretty wedding!

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  • 5

    I love this venue! I would get married here in a second if I still living in CA. I also love how the “vases” or rather cups and goblets, etc., were used to hold the succulents and flowers on the tables. Very unique and fitting for the venue. Beautiful!

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  • 6

    I *love* the hotel registry guest book with the pull-out cards! Was this purchased (on etsy or elsewhere), or completely DIY? Thanks!

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  • 7

    I agree with Jamie. Love the hotel register idea! I too have a hotel background (worked the front desk since I was sixteen) and feel blessed that I’m apart of a wonderful industry. Great way to express a bit of you to old and new friends at your event. Thanks for sharing your fab ideas.

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  • 8

    This wedding is so romantic and the beautiful photographs capture such amazing moments between the couple! How lucky they are to have these wonderful images to share with their friends and family. Perfection!

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  • 9

    What roof top are you on its so cute!!

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