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Real Wedding: Venue as Design Inspiration

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Brides are often advised to not buy their wedding gown until they book their venue, to be inspired by the look and feel of the wedding day space before selecting their dress.  Angela and Reggie took that concept a step (or nine) further and designed every aspect of their wedding day around their venue, the historic Ebell of Los Angeles.

They incorporated the antique gilded ceiling into gold vintage chairs; the floral accents in the chandeliers and frescoes sparked floral creativity in the royal tones of pinks and purples; the grandeur of the tall ceiling and arched windows were mirrored in the ceremony canopy and the embroidered, curtained train of the bride’s gown.  Flowers were displayed on pillars that paralleled the architectural pillars throughout the ballroom.


The grand iron gate guests entered for the ceremony was sketched into their stationary elements, while a water colored floral accent perfectly matched the colors of the centerpieces and bridal flowers.   Those flowers were embroidered into handkerchiefs for the bridal party, and the intricate scroll design from the gateway entrance inspired the cake and the escort cards.


It was fascinating to watch these elements come together and so perfectly align with the majesty of the historic Ebell.

I’m inspired – how about you?!  What elements from your wedding venue might make a perfect compliment to your design ideas?

A very special ‘thank you’ – and hearty a round of applause – to the event professionals who crafted this remarkable day for Angela and Reggie:

Photographer: B&G Photography
Wedding & Reception Venue: The Ebell of Los Angeles
Event Planner: Silver Charm Events
Floral Designer: Enchanted Florist
Cake Designer: Hotcakes Bakes
Equipment Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Gospel Choir: Selah Choir
Cinema and Video: Imagique
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