If you’re having a more formal day, chairs with a timeless appeal are the way to go, designwise. Here’s a few of our favorite options out there:
The Versailles chair is the perfect chair if you’re considering an Old Hollywood or Art Deco vibe for your day. It’s classic curves have an old world feel while their polish adds the perfect amount of glam. They were the perfect option for Amy & Jason’s wedding at Vibiana. This image is by Samuel Lippke.
Chameleon chairs deserve their own post all together as they come in so many different versions. For those of you wanting something formal without feeling too stuffy, we love their fleur de lis or fan fare option. They fit in any environment and are the one of the most comfortable options out there. We used them for Tara & Kurt’s Big Island Wedding at the Four Seasons Hualalai shown above from Steve Steinhardt.
Dark wood chivaris are a no brainer when it comes to a classic look. They are lovely both with and without chair backs. We used them at the Bacara Resort for Jody and Patrick’s wedding (Captured by Max Wanger). And then for Jaime & Wes’s Bali Wedding at Amanusa by Steve Steinhardt. While not the first choice for the Bali Wedding, our options were pretty limited, so we were able to make them feel a bit more polished and boho at the same time by creating chair backs. And of course, a beautiful floral detail is always a charming moment.
To further illustrate my post on lighting, here’s a breakdown of the different lighting techniques we commonly use to beautify our venues:
1. Overhead decorative lighting is almost always the most noticeable. For M&C’s Wedding, we mixed crystal chandeliers with rustic lanterns to create a more residential vibe and a soft, festive glow.
2. Pinspotting on the tables allowed the flowers to shine and highlighted the texture of each bouquet.
3. Uplighting draws attention to architectural elements and warms the space while distracting the eye from any eye sores of a space.
4. Candlelight is obvious. There’s nothing like that glow. We had hundreds of candles at this Villa Sevillano Wedding.
Above images by Samantha Cabrera.
5. If we have a band (like Amy & Jason’s 22 piece group), we love to make them shine by highlighting the musicians.
6. When in a space with amazing architecture, wood beams, beautiful chandeliers, a nice diffused textured lighting or soft wash draws your eye to the features of the space.
7. At this Vibiana wedding, we uplit the custom trees so we were able to see the texture of the branches, rather than turning them into dark shadows.
Special thank you to Samuel Lippke for this beautiful capture.
As promised, I’m back today with some beautiful images from Samuel Lippke of Amy & Jason’s big day. The celebration took place at Vibiana, the couple’s second stop on showing their guests the history of downtown L.A. In case you didn’t know, Vibiana was originally L.A.’s oldest Catholic Church. Vibiana kept all of the best bones of a gorgeous cathedral and added a modern spin. It’s a wonderful backdrop for any couple and was perfect for Amy & Jason given their vision for a black tie New York style affair meets a little bit of Hollywood Glamour. A 22 piece band with a full string section and a 6 course meal made it a night no guest will ever forget! We admittedly don’t get to glam events up that much and it was a blast doing so! Visit Style Me Pretty to see even more…
We love a good destination wedding anywhere in the world, but what we love even more is someone who knows how to show off their home! Amy & Jason are this amazing couple…the type I would die to be friends with…super intellectual, funny and know all about all of the best things in the world. Seriously, I love them. For their wedding, they knew there was no better place to celebrate than their home right here in Los Angeles. With a passion for history and downtown Los Angeles, they invited guests to explore a part of the city, even born and raised Angelenos don’t really explore. For the first night, we had a Fiesta meets Southern BBQ inspired celebration on LA’s first street, Olvera Street. If you haven’t been, it’s a hoot. We set up shop under a canopy of raw bulbs and papel picados and showed off the roots of L.A. And, yes, those are street tacos and fresh churros. It was a hit to say the least and the talented, Samuel Lippke caught it all on film…Come back tomorrow for a glimpse of the big day at another downtown L.A. beauty, Vibiana.