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Sheer Romance Wedding at Carondelet House

Elegant Weddings

Carondelet House, you never disappoint. Brandi Welles Photographer and The Poppy Studio recently worked together on Sabrina and Lino’s wedding day, bringing us some incredibly beautiful images and floral design in the process. One of our favorite details? Take a look at the reception centerpieces, and you just may find a hint or two of fresh fruit peeking out!

sheer romance wedding at Carondelet House - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

From the bride, Sabrina: Our ceremony took place on a beautiful, sunny afternoon at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in downtown LA. Its grandiose presence set the stage for the day. Built in the 1920’s, it’s romanesque architecture was reminiscent of the churches I frequented on family trips to Italy. After the ceremony, we proceeded to our reception in true vintage Italian style as we drove away in a 1959 mint green Fiat convertible. The ride from the church to the reception was truly our favorite moment of the day. With the warm of the autumn breeze surrounded by feelings of pure love and excitement, the day couldn’t have seemed more perfect.

vintage inspired wedding shoes - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

foliage bouquet - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

beaded bridesmaid dress - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

groom and groomsmen - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

autumn wedding bouquet - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding veils - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

The reception dinning area had two large family style tables surrounded by round tables filled with lush floral arrangements created by the Poopy Studio, which included shades of beige, brown, green foliage, along with apples and oranges. Before the wedding I scoured flea markets for weeks in search of unique vintage decor such as vintage pink and milk glass vases. Tre LA completed the look with vinage glassware used during dinner. After dinner, guest were let loose to the dance floor and to munch on homemade Italian biscotti, not to mention the wedding cake. Lino and I joined in the fun after I slipped into my hanbok, a tradition Korean dress to pay homage to his culture. As we danced the night away, surrounded by our Korean-Italian families and friends, we knew that very moment the magic of the day would be ours forever.

wedding ceremony - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

ceremony recessional - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

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sheer romance wedding at Carondelet House - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

reception tables - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

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escort cards - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

I’m not quite sure we had a true theme, but we really wanted to integrate both of our cultures into the day. Lino’s mother and family members wear classic Korean hanboks (traditional dress). I walked down the asile to my favorite Italian composer Enio Morraconni. We left the church with style in a 1959 Fiat 500. We had an Italian Biscotti bar for dessert made by all the wonderful Italian women in my life, and I danced the night away in a hanbok to pay homage to Lino’s culture. The color scheme we used was beige, blush, and gold. I DIYed as many projects as I could and I loved every minute of it. It added just the perfect touch of personal detail to the day. I made the moss initials that hung on the metal gates at the entrance of the reception. I made our seating chart using a $20 frame, ribbon and tags. I made a lovely framed heart art out of twine that was placed on our gift table. I found an old vintage tackle box and placed doilies inside for a unique card box. I rummaged through flea markets for months in search of an old typewriter, vintage pink glass vases, and for old frames to use for our parents and grandparents wedding photos. I printed all of our menus, seating chart and ceremony programs.

seating chart - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

sheer romance wedding at Carondelet House - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

wedding reception decor - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

folded book page decoration - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

sheer romance wedding at Carondelet House - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

Carondelet House reception - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

centerpiece with foliage - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

sheer romance wedding at Carondelet House - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

floral and gold table number - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t let too many people influence your decisions regarding the planning process. Everyone as an opinion about something. Remember, the day is about you two. If you want to invite 50 people as oppose to 150, stick with it and stand your ground. In the end, this day is a reflection of your love and personalities. The day flies by, and everyone will tell you that. Try to sit back and take in a few specials moments of the day, and preserve those feels and moments deep within your heart. For us, that moment was the 10 minute car ride from the church to the reception. We had the top down in our adorable 1959 mint green Fiat. With the warmth of the autumn day and breeze upon us in the back seat, that was our moment to take a deep breath, hold each others hand and savor the feelings of pure elation.

sheer romance wedding at Carondelet House - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

pink wedding cake - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

dessert bar - photo by Brandi Welles Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/sheer-romance-wedding-at-carondelet-house

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Tema d’amore per Nata,” Ennio Morricone (I wanted to walk down the aisle to a song that reminded me of my dad who passed away many years ago. My father was Italian, and I picked the a song I knew reminded me of him each time I heard it. My mother walked me down the aisle, but I knew my father was there right alongside me.)
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Something,” The Beatles
Uncle/Niece Dance: “Caruso,” Andrea Bocelli
Mother/Son Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Brandi Welles Photographer

Florist:

The Poppy Studio

Ceremony Venue:

St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church

Reception Venue:

Carondelet House

Wedding Planner and Event Designer:

Rupa Blackwell

Wedding Dress:

Essence of Australia ( style D1622)

Shoes:

BHLDN (Mimosa T-Straps)

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Adrianna Papell

Catering:

Tres LA

Wedding Cake:

Ele Makes Cakes

Ceremony Musicians:

Sonos Chambers Players

DJ:

Gianna Costa

Videography:

Randy Chia

Wedding Invitations:

Color & Creation, Inc.

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Modern Romantic Wedding with Freixenet

Sponsored Posts, Wedding Design

We’ve got a special treat for you today, darling readers. We’ve teamed up with Freixenet to bring you this remarkably stylish styled wedding from Sarah McKay Photography and Belovely Floral + Event Design, who put their incredibly creative minds together to bring us a weddingscape full of garlands, ivory lace, fuchsia and peach blooms, and of course, a mimosa bar for the party girl inside us all.

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

burgundy and gold wedding invitation - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

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air plant place setting - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

mimosa bar - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

laser cut table number - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

berry toned bouquet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

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puppy flower girl - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

bouquet with lush greenery - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

Freixenet, pronounced (fresh-eh-net), is a cava produced in Barcelona, Spain. Cava is a sparkling wine much like champagne, except it’s made in Spain with indigenous Spanish grapes instead of the Champagne region of France. Freixenet’s most popular cava, Cordon Negro Brut, is housed in a matte black bottle, making it as stylish as it is tasty! The bottles come in a mini, 750ml and a magnum size, all of which make great accessories even for the wedding day. The minis are perfect for place cards or escort cards, and the magnum bottle is a great idea for a memento guest book you can open and enjoy on your anniversary and the 750 ml could also be used as table number holders!

modern romantic wedding - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

bouquet with ribbons - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

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champagne tray - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

champagne bar - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Sarah McKay Photography

Event Design and Florals :

Belovely Floral + Event Design

Styling:

By Emily B

Venue:

Maggpie Rentals' Warehouse

Wedding Gown:

Amelie From BHLDN

Hair + Make Up:

True Beauty Marks

Rentals :

Maggpie Rentals

Chargers:

New England Country Rentals

Invitations Suite:

Papertree Studio

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DIY Easter Egg Backdrop

DIY Projects

When it comes to weddings, one of the first things that catches our eyes every time is the backdrop. They’re such an easy way to make an eye-catching statement, so we’re thrilled to have this one to share with you all today! Studio Cultivate by Kathryn Godwin + Ruffled collaborated to execute and style this DIY Easter egg backdrop with flowers by Springvine, while Emily Chidester took the reins behind the camera. Of course, this would be a great DIY for any time of the year! If you follow us on Instagram, you will see the backdrop in action for Luna’s First Birthday :)

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DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

For this project, you will need:
– plastic Easter eggs
– scissors
– white twine or fishing line
– white spray paint
– acrylic white paint
– tapestry needle
– baster
– gray spray paint (the right shade of gray is hard to find, so we used primer)

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

Instructions:
1. Cut plastic egg halves apart – trim off the connecting piece. Lay on protected surface to paint.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

2. Use a baster to drip acrylic paint over egg, allow to run and drip over egg – this gave a nice texture and variation to the egg. We varied the quantities that we dripped with paint versus what we spray painted.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

3. After dripped paint or spray paint has dried, thread your tapestry needle with twine – staring on the inside of the shell, thread and loop through the two holes at the top of the egg, tie in knot.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

4. Thread through the inside of the next shell, loop again through the two holes and back out the top- slide shell down to almost stack on the previous egg. By looping through the two holes, the twine will lock into position.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

5. Create varying lengths of these tendrils from 5 egg halves to 20-30, depending on the length of the backdrop you desire. After having strung them, we dusted them with spray paint once more to help cover any area there may have been chipping.

6. Suspend from a strong bar that can withstand weight, and cluster tendrils together – creating a heavily layered backdrop transforms the otherwise recognizable material into something unexpected.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

View step-by-step images from this tutorial in the gallery

Alternatively, if you’re in a pinch for time, you can string plastic eggs and spray paint them (using the paint + primer cans). Open them up, and starting string the halves with knots in between each.

DIY Easter Egg Backdrop as executed and styled by Studio Cultivate exclusively for Ruffled

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Emily Chidester

DIY Production:

Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate

Floral Design:

Springvine Design

Hair and Make up:

Adorn Studio

:

DIY Easter Egg Backdrop

Photos by:

Emily Chidester

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