An explosion of all things pink. A modern wedding bar with signature drinks named after Pitbull songs. A 10 year romance that blossomed (quite literally) into an urban bougainvillea wedding! Ashley and Bobby’s chic nuptials is magic in every sense of the word. We don’t want to be dramatic, but their indoor garden ceremony just might change your life.

bougainvillea wedding ceremony in urban venue with exposed brick

Kelly of Wild Whim has us whisked into a fairytale with her captures from the day. So much lovey-dovey joy between these two! It’s infectious.

modern wedding invitations with gold foil and gemstone celestial vibes

bougainvillea wedding ceremony in urban venue with exposed brick

Ruffled Member, LB Events is dynamite in the world of event design. Always wowing us with their creative twists on tradition and personal touches.

hot pink bridal bouquet with stained glass background

italian villa fountain with fresh petals

bougainvillea wedding ceremony in urban venue with exposed brick

Another one of our own, Best Day Ever Floral Design has us questioning gravity with the loose tangle of bougainvillea flowers that seem to be suspended in mid-air.

strapless embroidered wedding dress with hot pink bridal bouquet and charcoal groom suit

bougainvillea wedding ceremony in urban venue with exposed brick

Truth be told, Carondelet House can’t be beat for an intimate, laidback wedding day ambiance. Built in the 1920’s to mimic an Italian villa, it’s got some serious urban flair today.

strapless embroidered lace wedding dress with mismatched beige and taupe bridesmaid dresses

bougainvillea wedding ceremony in urban venue with exposed brick

From the bride, Ashley: It was 2005 — I had just started college while Bobby was focusing on photography. During my first week of class, I was invited to a birthday party in the Inland Empire.The thought of traveling over an hour to an area of California I had never visited sounded dreadful. Begrudgingly I went. Little did I know that a grungy young man sitting quietly in the corner would change my life forever. He managed to win me over with a bit mystery, a lot humor and some weird balloon tossing. Something clicked and we shared our first kiss on the stairs of his apartment. After exchanging numbers, that magical night ended.

italian villa interior changing screen and wedding veil

bougainvillea wedding ceremony in urban venue with exposed brick

Fringe GOALS! We love the soft hair styling from Timesha Christian that shows off the light-hearted personality of this California bride.

bougainvillea wedding ceremony in urban venue with exposed brick

charcoal groom suit and exposed brick venue

Bobby and I spent the following years growing up together. We became best friends and each other’s creative inspirations. We overcame obstacles, learning to love hard and fight even harder for that love. We created a home together in Los Angeles. Here, Bobby learned that “his” side of the sink really meant “her” side. I learned that 6am on Saturdays meant the start of a daylong event called, “Soccer Day”. Most importantly we shared our families with each other. I now had a family that loved me in Rialto, and Bobby had a family that loved him in Signal Hill.

hot pink bridal bouquet with roses and bougainvillea

wedding rings and bouquet ribbons

bougainvillea wedding ceremony in urban venue with exposed brick

postcard wedding guestbook

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Bobby and I dated for nearly a decade until one warm California Christmas when Bobby got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Through tears I said yes, grabbing the engagement ring out of the box before he could slip it onto my finger. It had been 10 years, I was ready!

signature cocktail menu signage

urban wedding reception with bougainvillea and mismatched chairs

We always wanted an intimate, unique, love-filled wedding with delicious food! To be honest, we were all over the place design-wise, but somehow it magically came together in the most perfect way (thanks Kiersten & LB Events!). Our only motto was to choose things that made us happy, like postcards for our guestbook, signature drinks named after Pitbull songs, gemstones and an indoor bougainvillea garden!

strapless embroidered wedding dress with hot pink bridal bouquet and charcoal groom suit

urban wedding chair swag

Our florist, Annie, was a dream and really brought everything together for us! We tasked her with transforming our ceremony room into a luscious bougainvillea and vine filled space and boy, did she nail it. We were also blessed with a Maid of Honor who had the best eye for design and helped to create all of our signage, menus and name cards. There is not one thing I would have changed on this day. It was the most special and beautiful day and truly felt like us.

charcoal groomsmen attire

jump the broom ceremony

modern acrylic wedding seating chart

urban chic wedding tablescape with peonies

urban chic wedding bridal party

modern wedding place cards with gemstone

strapless embroidered wedding dress with hot pink bridal bouquet and charcoal groom suit

modern plum wedding menu

With mismatched chairs and a farmhouse table from A Rental Connection , this reception continues to build with character!

hot pink bridal bouquet with roses and bougainvillea

urban wedding reception with bougainvillea and mismatched chairs

urban wedding DJ

We all have our reasons for dancing like no one’s watching. And in this case, ours would be the epic entertainment courtesy of Ruffled wedding pro, Dart DJ.

urban chic wedding tablescape flat lay

wedding cake with handpainted gold leaf

All that glitters is gold! Well technically our eyes are what’s glittering after looking at this delish gold-bedecked confection from Sweet Lady Jane. So much pretty in A+B’s day!

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Wild Whim
2nd Shooter: Sarah Zing Photography
Videography: Wes Films
Event Planning: LB Events
Floral Design: Best Day Ever Floral Design
Venue: Carondelet House
Hair Stylist: Timesha Christian
Makeup Artist: The Girls Beauty Shop
Catering and Bar: Tres LA
Wedding Cake: Sweet Lady Jane
DJ: Dart DJ
Photo Booth: Focus Photo Booth
Rentals: A Rental Connection
Paper and Calligraphy: Gold and Italic

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