Organic Sophistication in Venice Beach

“Romance with a touch of edginess” is how the event designer behind today’s shoot describes her vision, and to say mission accomplished is a true understatement. Ashley Kelemen, Belle Destination Weddings & Events, and Sweet Marie Designs took a color palette of slate grey, deep reds, and light pinks and built a modern weddingscape around it, and we can’t help but fall head over heels in love with the result.

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From the event designer, Belle Destination Weddings & Events: The inspiration for the shoot started with the desire to combine modern and classic elements together, fusing romance with a touch of edginess. The 3 story state of the art industrial mini-mansion at 800Main in the heart of Venice Beach California was a perfect starting point. The space is vast and offers many separate areas to host a ceremony, cocktail and dinner reception.

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organic sophistication in Venice Beach - photo by Ashley Kelemen https://ruffledblog.com/organic-sophistication-in-venice-beach

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To set the vibe of the dinner table, we chose to incorporate a base of charcoal colors for the table linen and chairs while softening up the look with layering a lighter and billowed runner down the center. The asymmetrical floral centerpiece gorgeously designed by Sweet Marie Designs graced the table with pops of rich burgundy colors fading into softer and lighter hues, ending with a cascade of greenery down one side of the table offering a little touch of “wild”.

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organic sophistication in Venice Beach - photo by Ashley Kelemen class=

organic sophistication in Venice Beach - photo by Ashley Kelemen https://ruffledblog.com/organic-sophistication-in-venice-beach

wedding flowers in geometric holders - photo by Ashley Kelemen class=

organic sophistication in Venice Beach - photo by Ashley Kelemen class=

For the table top decor, we wanted to incorporate a mixed metals look using golds brass, and mercury tones. We did this by bringing in modern gold place card holders, brass flatware & candle holders and mercury votives. An eclectic collection of vintage china displaying a mix of metallic detail paired with smokey charcoal goblets added the perfect compliment to the table setting. The place cards and dinner menus designed by Erica Keuter Designs displaying ripped edges provided the final touch.

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organic sophistication in Venice Beach - photo by Ashley Kelemen https://ruffledblog.com/organic-sophistication-in-venice-beach

red dahlia centerpiece - photo by Ashley Kelemen class=

organic sophistication in Venice Beach - photo by Ashley Kelemen class=

gold and ivory menu - photo by Ashley Kelemen class=

organic sophistication in Venice Beach - photo by Ashley Kelemen https://ruffledblog.com/organic-sophistication-in-venice-beach

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table runner with greenery and flowers - photo by Ashley Kelemen class=

Our bride Stephanie wore a lovely wedding dress with a plunging neckline by French designer Christina Sfez. This simple yet striking dress allowed Stephanie to be adorned with delicate gold and diamond jewels by Sofia Kamen. We couldn’t take our eyes off of the one-of-a-kind vintage decadence engagement ring which was just the right amount of bling!

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organic sophistication in Venice Beach - photo by Ashley Kelemen https://ruffledblog.com/organic-sophistication-in-venice-beach

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