Art-Deco weddings are inherently glamorous, but this wedding from Brian of Callaway Gable and Alexandra of Sterling Engagements takes glamour to a whole new level. The bride and her architect fiance themed their wedding day around travel and the 1930’s and the outcome is nothing short of stunning.
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From the bride, Carrie: We love anything vintage from our own house to furniture to architecture. Michael is a LA history buff and enjoys learning about historical architecture of LA’s old beautiful buildings and Carrie also has an appreciation for such LA gems. Because of our love of historic buildings we knew we wanted to have our wedding at a historic place- Union Train Station and specifically the Fred Harvey Room Restaurant, was the perfect location for us. The architecture is gorgeous and because it is a symbol of travel, it suited us perfectly since we also love to travel. We have been to Ecuador, Mexico, many countries of Europe and backpacking throughout California.

eco-friendly wedding

My mother helped with many of the printed materials; she and her boyfriend made the “vintage punch train ticket” save the dates, art deco invitations, art deco menu cards and programs. We chose wedding attire that was close to the 30’s – 40’s. We had our guests sign vintage postcards instead of a guest book which were stored in an old cigar box and vintage suitcase. The escort cards, which were tickets to tables which were named for the countries that we had traveled to together and they were displayed in vintage suitcases that we actually have as decor in our house

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

We wanted to have international stations- Mediterranean, Asian, and Latin American cuisine- to go along with our travel theme. Also, we had time era signature drinks- Ramos Fizz and Basil Gin Gimlets during our happy hour. Our toasting glasses were my Nana’s. They are champagne glasses from the 1920’s.

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

From Alexandra of Sterling Engagements: I worked very closely with not only Carrie but also her mother Linda and they both were so detailed with every aspect of the day, there was not one element that was forgotten, every detail was covered and created extra special just for Carrie and Michael. It was so heartwarming to be a part of and execute on their behalf.

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

We had a blast at our wedding- dinner was fabulous and we wanted to make sure our guests had food that we enjoy to eat. While dinner was served guests listened to old classics such as Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. We loved the backdrop of Union Station for our pictures as a we wanted our pics to look vintage. Our photographers did an awesome job styling our pictures and choosing the best shots. Our pictures and our day was amazing – romantic and glamorous.

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Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Venue: The Fred Harvey Room at Union Station / Photography: Brian Callaway from Callaway Gable / Event Design: Sterling Engagements / Bride’s Makeup: Mariah Nicole / Catering: Auntie Em’s / Florist: Gilly Flowers and Events / Transportation: Classic Limos

  • Margaret Ivory – Ivory Pearl Bridal Mall

    I love the feathery look on the floral headpieces. Seems like this could be cute as a centerpiece also.

  • The ticket stubs as place names is such a great idea!!

  • linda

    What an exquisite mood set! It really looks like the era!

  • I absolutely love the reception table centerpieces! What a great idea!

  • Emilie

    What a beautiful bride! I love her hair and am thinking of something similar for my big day!!

  • Jen

    It seems like headpieces are the going trend for brides this season! Love it!

  • Holly Hatam

    I love the bride…she’s so sassy!

  • love all the glamor!

  • This is a drop dead gorgeous wedding! I am loving the glamor and grace and the deco vibe.

  • I love just everything about this wedding. What a wonderful tie in of the art deco design of the venue.
    Beautifully done!

  • Mandie

    Wow what an amazing looking wedding, who knew that all those things separately would look so amazing together!! What are those leaves called in the center pieces? Stunning!


  • Absolutely LOVED the 1930s theme, from the wedding invitations to the hair accessories. WOW!

  • Stunning wedding- I love the straps on the bride’s dress.

    I linked back to your vintage ranch wedding this sunday.

    Brides Up North

  • Lynette

    I love the ticket for your escort card just what I want to do but having trouble with the design how did your mum do the design would love to know

  • What a fun and different way to dress up the decor with the leaves centerpieces! I love it!

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