Moody LA Wedding Featuring an All Black Wedding Gown

This moody LA wedding with a dark black and burgundy color palette is nothing short of gorgeous. Today’s couple let their personalities shine through and truly made the day their own. The dramatic and textured floral arrangements and bouquets by Birch & Bone are out of this world and we are ready to part-ay with this amazing wedding. You are going to be overflowing with dark color palette inspiration after soaking in this gorgeous affair captured by Tyler Branch Photography.

bride with a large textured bouquet

When and how did the two of you meet?
My best friend was dating his best friend at the time. They introduced us. Our connection was instant.

When and where did the proposal take place, and how did it unfold?
Dan proposed on Mulholland Drive overlooking Los Angeles cityscape at night. He said, “This is where I asked you to be my girlfriend, and I thought this would be the perfect spot to ask you to be my wife.”

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black bridal details

How did you pick your wedding location?
We knew we wanted something in Los Angeles and we wanted something with character. Carondelet was the first and last place we looked. We knew the second we walked in that it was right. We were smitten with the decor, vibe, and flow of the space off the bat. It just felt right, and it was! Couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else.

dark and moody wedding ceremony

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burgundy bridesmaid dresses

Please describe any specific family or cultural traditions that were important to you during your wedding planning:
Dan & I wanted our wedding to be unique to us and reflective to who we were as a couple. It was the start of OUR marriage after all. We wrote our own ceremony and vows. We also dismissed a lot of outdated traditions and tried to keep everything progressive. It felt great not to conform to a wedding checklist: no tossed bouquets, no cake cutting, etc. and just have fun.

 

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Did you plan the look of your wedding around a specific theme or color scheme?
Yes. We wanted a dark, moody vibe. That’s our style. Our color palette was black, burgundy, brass/gold, green, and peachy nudes for contrast.

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dark colored bridal party attire

bride and groom wedding portrait

What was your most memorable moment?
That’s tough. The entire wedding was one beautiful, memorable moment. The bride, Lauren: It was probably the “first look” with Dan before the ceremony started. His face was full of so much love it just melted me. It was also a calming moment that helped ground me. All the chaos stopped and it was just us laughing. The groom, Dan: Forgetting the wedding rings exchange in our ceremony. We had to redo that part and it was a great moment that filled the room with laughter.

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Is there anything you would do differently?
More time! It all went by in the blink of an eye.

What is your best advice for couples planning their own celebration?
Don’t overextend yourselves and keep organized. You’ll drive yourselves crazy. Your guests won’t notice if your napkins are folded a certain way. They’ll just remember a great wedding. At the end of the day, this is about starting your new life together, and the rest is just small potatoes.

long table wedding reception decor

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tender bride and groom portrait

Looking for more California wedding inspiration? How about a modern Los Angeles wedding! Yes, please.

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Tyler Branch Photography
Coordinator: Jamie Wolfer
Florals: Birch & Bone
Venue: Carondelet House
Food and Beverage: Tres LA Catering
DJ: Andrew Holguin
Rentals: Luxe Linen
Photo booth: Photo Magic by Yami
PR & Marketing: Rayce PR

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