Aaryn and Paul’s rooftop wedding by Noa of Feather Love Photography was absolutely bananas! The elegant art deco design of the venue and jaw dropping views of Los Angeles were pure perfection. The majority of this wedding was a labor of love by Aaryn, Paul and their bridal party. One of Aaryn’s bridesmaids designed her gorgeous wedding dress, Paul designed and printed all of their stationery, and the flowers were arranged by Aaryn and her lovely ladies. Pretty impressive, huh?

From the bride, Aaryn:

On June 20, 2008 we had a tiny ceremony on the roof of my friend’s apartment building in West Hollywood. Kate, my bridal dress-maker and bridesmaid, was our minister during that ceremony.

So when it came time to plan our second and more traditional wedding we thought it only natural that we might have another rooftop wedding. I found an amazing venue located in Downtown Los Angeles that provides such a venue! Not only is the rooftop view of Downtown’s financial district breathtaking, but the original 1928 Art Deco architecture and decor weren’t too shabby.



My wedding dress was designed by one of my best friends and bridesmaids, Kate Kolb.



The colors for the wedding were purple and green, with the bridesmaids all wearing unique dresses in shades of purple.





We wanted our wedding to be colorful with an upscale Art Deco setting, a mixed-print floral theme and lots of DIY flare.




Because we are both graphic designers, we wanted to do a lot of the projects for the wedding ourselves. Paul works in the web-print-game world of graphics and I work in apparel doing textiles and tee shirts, so we tried to combine our talents and create an event that was true to our styles.


A few months before the wedding I took a floral design class at Glendale Community College. I designed the look of the bouquets and had my bridesmaids assist me in making all the bouquets, boutonneires and table arrangements.


Invitations and Place cards Designed and handmade by Paul and I. Home screen printing for all paper stationary was done using Gocco.




My husband picked out our adorable, and incredibly fitting cake topper.



Some advice from Aaryn:

Give yourself lots of time to plan everything, but make sure you are able to let go of anxiety as the day approaches, it’s all about having a good time.

To see more images from this wedding, make sure to check out Noa’s post on the Feather Love blog!

Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Photographer: Feather Love Photography / Wedding Venue: Oviatt Penthouse / Bride’s Dress: Kate Kolb / Hair Stylist: Jennifer Injaian of Phoenix Salon / Makeup Artist: Cicada Restaurant / Wedding Cake: Helena Wirth Cakes / Cake Topper: Builders Studio

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Comments (24):

  • stephanie on January 15, 2015

    is this wedding venue Oviatt Penthouse ?
  • Tammy on January 14, 2012

    I loved the pictures. You guys were very crteative, especially with the vace and flowers. What is the name of the venue, where you had your wedding?
  • Andrea on June 3, 2011

    Beautaiful, we want to have our wedding the Oviatt, what did you thing about the service?
  • colleen marie on December 20, 2010

    absolutely beautiful dress!! love the deco details. thanks for a great site! it's def one of my favorites.
  • Emily on August 15, 2010

    Beautifully done wedding. Love the cake topper and simple but beautiful floral arrangements.
  • Elaine on August 7, 2010

    That cake topper is amazing! Beautiful wedding.
  • Gemma Morgan on August 6, 2010

    The little details are really thought out in this wedding. Love the table cards, purple vases, bottles and escort cards. Gorgeous
  • Amma // Beyond Beyond on August 5, 2010

    Truly, madly, deeply in love with these I can confirm I am a stan for Noa's photography, and I love the eachness of everthing that the couple have done. Especially the Gocco prints. It is all to awesome... I will be quiet and continue to drool.
  • Paula@DreamWeddingItaly on August 5, 2010

    Stunning! I love rooftop weddings, and this is so elegant and classy yet at the same time vibrant and personal. Love the lighting, the dance floor and the amazing purple touches...
  • The Sassy Bride on August 4, 2010

    GORGEOUS! The name tags, views, flowers....everything is just perfect.
  • Aleah + Nick Valley on August 4, 2010

    Loving every detail! It's gorgeous, timeless, and the DIY projects are awesome! The bride's bouquet is also just beautiful!
  • Emily on August 4, 2010

    What a stunning wedding! I especially love her gorgeous shoes and the black and white dance floor!
  • Magdalena on August 4, 2010

    I love the dress! so simple yet stylish!
  • Alison @ The Knotty Bride on August 4, 2010

    I loooooooooooooooove the kissy picture. It's perfect.
  • Tim Marman on August 4, 2010

    These photos are great. I love the color tone in them. The location is very cool too. Nice work.
  • Liv Lundelius on August 4, 2010

    i want a city rooftop wedding one day! so many great details in this wedding.
  • forget.me.knot.weddings on August 4, 2010

    So lovely!! Photography is amazing and you guys get the best weddings!!
  • lydia {ever ours} on August 4, 2010

    details are so adorable. feather love knows how to do this! :)
  • Amanda on August 4, 2010

    So lovely! I especially love her dress!
  • Tara Bliven on August 4, 2010

    Those bridesmaid dresses are hot! Looks like it was a great party...
  • paige appel on August 4, 2010

    Lovely as always Noa. Ruffled, you have the best taste in weddings!
  • Ana Karina on August 4, 2010

    wonderful!
  • 42things on August 4, 2010

    Those seating name tags are phenomenal!
  • WeddingXpert on August 4, 2010

    I'm absolutely OBSESSED with Featherlove Photgraphy, and they captured this beautiful bash perfectly. I lurve me some rooftop nuptials!

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