Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Urban Affair

A sophisticated city setting is reimagined for an intimate celebration via candlelight and sweet, sugary details.

An airy, loft-like venue — Carondelet House in downtown Los Angeles — was the scene for this stylish wedding, brought to life by the creative minds at Sterling Social. The venue is notable for industrial-chic architectural details such as polished wood floors, brick walls and high, vaulted ceilings — the better to show off the ceremony centerpiece: a large runner hand-calligraphed with the couple’s wedding vows. 

Photography by This Modern Romance.

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Runner by Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Classic mid-century modern loveseats serve as ceremony seating, creating a luxe, residential feel.

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The design team chose grand crystal chandeliers and dozens upon dozens of candles to put the focus on the watchwords, “The best is yet to come.” The thematic quote of the evening itself was displayed throughout the venue, like on these letter-pressed cocktail coasters. Orchids, hydrangea and succulents atop a classic Saarinen table. (All furniture from Form Decor event rental, La Mirada, CA.)

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The stylish invitation suite by Cherish Paperie showcases the couple's wedding palette.

chic wedding stationery

The bride's bouquet, created by The Hidden Garden, was made up of orchids and succulents. A glass planter holds an arrangement of florals and grass.

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“The palette — a modern mix of slate grey plus white and navy — was carried throughout, from invitations to the comfy mid-century modern furniture all the way to the blackberry macaron dessert finale." A lineup of white wedding cakes boast dressmaker details like ruffles and pleats. (Macarons, cupcakes and cakes by Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach, CA.)

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A cupcake embellished with silver sugar beads is topped with a fresh, juicy blackberry.

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Hand-painted blackberry macarons provide a sweet finish. 

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