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Sloan Photographers

Any time we see a wedding at Carondelet House, we know we’re about to experience something special. The venue itself is nothing short of magical, and Nancy and Sam’s style only enhanced its natural beauty. Sloan Photographers and Live.Love.Create. blew this one out of the water, and you absolutely won’t want to miss the slo-mo booth shot by Studio 205 Films!

glam carondelet house wedding - photo by Sloan Photographers -

From the bride, Nancy: We wanted something rustic, vintage and old fashioned. We really didn’t have one style or one vision to our wedding. We kind of put a lot of DIY projects together and hoped it would work. Our venue, Carondelet House, was built in the 1920s and much of the furniture, artwork, and interior design was kept intact so it was just beautiful as it is. We wanted to add things that fit well with the vintage feel, but we didn’t want to ruin the integrity of the venue and all its beauty.

bride getting ready - photo by Sloan Photographers -

bride getting ready - photo by Sloan Photographers -

bride getting ready - photo by Sloan Photographers -

bridal shoes - photo by Sloan Photographers -

berry wedding bouquet - photo by Sloan Photographers -
Bouquet recipe: My bridal bouquet had an assortment of flowers from succulents, dahlias, wild flowers, ranunculus, wild berries, baby roses, orchids, and a lot more. The bridesmaid bouquets were also similar to the flowers in the bridal bouquet but my mom had added some more vibrant fall colors (dark red dahlias, more wildflowers).

navy blue suits - photo by Sloan Photographers -

first look reaction - photo by Sloan Photographers -

first look - photo by Sloan Photographers -

guest book ideas - photo by Sloan Photographers -

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Our wedding would best be described as vintage, rustic, woodsy, romantic with a touch of old flair. We didn’t really have a specific theme because we wanted the venue to shine. We used a lot of candles and hanging lights for the ceremony that made it even more romantic and ethereal. All the decor and florals were done by myself, mom, and my bridesmaids. We made succulent terrariums and used wood branches to decorate the long communal tables. We used a lot of candles on the tables and around the window panes to give the reception room a warm and cozy feel.

indoor ceremony - photo by Sloan Photographers -

indoor wedding ceremony - photo by Sloan Photographers -

indoor evening ceremony - photo by Sloan Photographers -

wedding ceremony - photo by Sloan Photographers -

romantic flowers - photo by Sloan Photographers -

polka dot tie - photo by Sloan Photographers -

red blue bouquets - photo by Sloan Photographers -

bridesmaids dresses in blues - photo by Sloan Photographers -

Our main color was navy blue but we ended up having an earth tone color palate. We had navy blue, slate grey, olive and sage greens, beige, and hints of gold. Some of the DIY projects we did were the marquee “bar” lights for the bar area. We used paper mache letters and some string lights. We also made a heart ombre cork board that our guests signed their initials on. We made some lace paper lanterns with doilies and paper lanterns. Also, instead of table numbers we decided to label the tables with all the cities that meant something to us. And for escort cards we made “boarding passes” with specific destinations (cities/tables).

sophisticated wedding receptions - photo by Sloan Photographers -

unique escort cards - photo by Sloan Photographers -

city table numbers - photo by Sloan Photographers -

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Sloan Photographers -

indoor receptions - photo by Sloan Photographers -

succulent centerpieces - photo by Sloan Photographers -

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Some advice I would give to couples are: Enjoy every moment of the planning process. It goes by so fast but its really a time to enjoy being engaged and planning the most special day of your lives. You can find ways to save money so research, research research!! We saved a lot of money by doing a lot of the the work ourselves and making our own stuff. Start your DIY projects early. It’s better to start on it and see if it works, rather than starting it late and realizing its too late to fix/change/add etc.

bride groom initials - photo by Sloan Photographers -

string wrapped bottles - photo by Sloan Photographers -

eclectic centerpieces - photo by Sloan Photographers -

city table numbers - photo by Sloan Photographers -

city table numbers - photo by Sloan Photographers -

black and white wedding cake - photo by Sloan Photographers -

succulent wedding cake - photo by Sloan Photographers -

confetti photo booth - photo by Sloan Photographers -

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “We the Redeemed”
Ceremony: “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
Bridal Party Entrance: “Treasure,” Bruno Mars
First dance: “Make Me Whole,” Amel Larrieux

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Photographer: Sloan Photographers / Wedding Planning and Event Design: Live.Love.Create. / Floral Design: Mother of the Bride / Venue: Carondelet House / Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Atelier by Dawn / Hair: Jasmine Chang / Makeup: Jen Wang Makeup / Wedding Caterer: Four Seasons Catering / Dessert: King’s Hawaiian / DJ, Lighting, and Music: Shine Entertainment / Live Singer and Pianist During Cocktail Hour: Erin McClain from “The McClain Project” / Videographer and Slo-Mo Booth: Peter Chang of Studio 205 Films / Photo Booth: Apixture / Wedding Invitations: Bridesmaid

  • You Sloans are at it again–these photos are awesome!

  • Such an amazing rustic glam venue – I love see the beautiful weddings that it inspires and this is no exception! Their fresh, modern color palette is such a perfect fit!

  • AH – mazing wedding and photography to match. Great work all around :)

  • Love all the details…especially the blue ombre wine cork heart!

  • I love every detail of this wedding. The brides dress is so romantic and soft with a vintage feel and the venue is beautiful. I like how every bridesmaid is dressed in a different color as if to reflect their personalities. If i were to design a wedding invitation for this wedding I would design something classic but romantic with a bit of a vintage touch.

  • So love their table decor… we saw some log arrangements at a recent winter wedding and it looked amazing :)

  • This couple looks amazing. Just love to see these photos again and again.

  • Really nice venue. Love the wooden floors!

  • Everything about this California wedding is so unique and utterly stunning! Thank you for sharing. xo

  • Love love love this wedding! The eclectic mix of table centrepieces looks great. Gorgeous set of wedding photos!

  • Love the bride/bridesmaids/veil photograph! It’s my favorite to see people having fun at weddings, showing their personality. Everything was beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • Love the colour scheme, those bridesmaid dresses look awesome! Congrats Sam & Nancy x