13 Aug

Marvimon wedding: Allison + Lowell

categories Neat Venues, Real Weddings

Marvimon wedding

With it’s vertical garden oasis, re-salvaged rustic tables, and exposed brick walls, The Marvimon House in Los Angeles added quite the awesome factor to Allison + Lowell’s wedding. But then what Brown Paper Design did with the florals (um, check out those hanging planters) just transformed the room. And, aside from their initials being L + A, these two really are in love with everything LA. Like really. LA based vendors under one roof, Moscow Mules graced the tables, pretty music was played, and pink snake skin stilettos were worn. T’was a successful & gorgeous wedding, you’ll see!

Monique Lhuillier lace dress

bridal shoes

These pink snake skin stilettos paired with an all lace and French bustled gown may not have sounded like they’d mix well, but oh did they. Wow. And the dress? There’s a pretty great story behind it that you’ll hear all about from Allison in just a sec.

Monique Lhuillier lace dress

geometric wedding ring

Lowell wore a boutonniere with black Pussywillows, plum blossoms, and african violets.

patterned groom's bow tie

Monique Lhuillier lace  v-neck dress

My dress was a custom made unfinished Monique Lhuillier lace dress which I bought at a sample sale. It doesn’t have a name attached to it because it was never a part of any collection. I feel in love with the lace detailing and had never seen it before, and have yet to see it again. The dress had to be altered down 3-4 sizes, fitted, and finished by Anne Fiser of “A stich in Time”.  The jeweled belt & veil I wore was handmade by Anne’s daughter, Olivia.  They not only made my dress spectacular but helped me with every part of my wedding including, and most importantly, recommending Yoleine (my amazing coordinator and planner).  

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sharing sweet sugar wedding ceremony

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message table

dinosaur message print

outdoor cocktail hour

custom print signage

pastel floral and branch centerpieces

Brown Paper Designs blew my mind!  The flowers used for the bridal party were icelandic poppies, ranunculus, stock, peonies, and yellow roses (to honor my grandmother that passed away & they’re also the flower for the city I was born in: Tyler, TX). Throughout the space they used a mix of ranunculus, stock, peonies, moss, walking sticks… it all looks stunning. 

exotic floral arrangements

copper table elements

Moscow Mules were a huge hit in Los Angeles back in the 1940’s, so they gifted each of their guests with their own mug!

decorative menu chalkboard

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custom gift box labels

gold wedding cake

bride and groom chairs

cake pop desserts

family style wedding dinner

first dance at the marvimon house

The lovebirds danced to “You go to my head”, the Frank Sinatra Version.

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Congratulations L + A!

Event coordinator, wedding planner, dream machine: Yoleine Dumarsais of YellowBird Events / Photography: Brian Leahy / Flowers: Brown Paper Design / Alcohol: Silverlake wine / Food & servers: Heirloom LA / Cake, cake pops, desserts: Sweet and Sassy / Venue: Marvimon / Alterations, dress, everything: A Stitch in Time / Hair & makeup: Fiore / Groom’s suit: John Varvatos / Bow tie: Hermes

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  1. With it’s vertical garden oasis, re-salvaged rustic tables, and exposed brick walls, The Marvimon House in Los A… http://t.co/8VhbIyBD

  2. Marvimon wedding: Allison + Lowell http://t.co/y189nOyu via @100LayerCake #wedding

  3. Moscow Mule mugs for everyone! Our kind of wedding w/ photos by @brianleahyphoto… http://t.co/G0xjezYT

  4. Marvimon wedding: Allison + Lowell http://t.co/OPwKv8VB #bridal #wedding

  5. Gorgeous photos of a very adorable couple. The details captured – amazing! And I’m dying over the bride’s dress – so divine!

  6. Bride’s dress is divine! RT @100LayerCake Our kind of wedding w/ photos by @brianleahyphoto… http://t.co/qSu1gYvy

  7. Wow…this wedding is exquisite! I love the pink snake skins with the lace wedding gown…amazing touch along with all the beautiful images.

  8. so stunningly beautiful!

  9. Gorgeous floral design by @bpaperdesign at this Marvimon House wedding. Hanging planters and all! http://t.co/G0xjezYT

  10. Marvimon wedding: Allison + Lowell via @100layercake http://t.co/AoL8aDV7

  11. Gorgeous wedding! The photographer did an amazing job capturing the beautiful moments…and I absolutely love the florals…so unique!

  12. Gorgeous centerpieces that are rustic yet elegant and a gold mosaic cake! Check it out! http://t.co/WhJcLeyK via @100layercake

  13. Damn, Brown Paper Designs is TALENTED. This wedding is lush, fresh, gorgeous.

  14. I am so smitten with this wedding on @100LayerCake, look at that #cake! those #shoes! those #flowers! http://t.co/HUhjMYV0

  15. Published today! “@100LayerCake: Moscow Mule mugs for everyone! Our kind of wedding w/ photos by @brianleahyphoto… http://t.co/moCYrrEv”

  16. Beautiful, though the miss-spelling of thumb print would drive me nuts!

  17. LOVE the mugs as favors. They go well with the signature drinks and the tablescapes!

  18. These two are too sweet! Their tablescape is breathtaking! I love the branches and pretty pink blooms. Just perfect! :)

  19. Absolutely. Positively. Stunning. Great work Yoleine, Brian & team!!!

  20. Pink snake skin stilettos. Enough said! http://t.co/G0xjezYT

  21. Where did you find the mugs for favors? Such a beautiful wedding!

  22. Soooo share worthy @100LayerCake. In love with the warmth of this wedding. Shoes, gown, table setting…. http://t.co/L2ixUNaA

  23. Love the copper mugs (and moscow mules)! Do you have any recommendations on where to buy copper mugs in bulk? Thanks!

  24. This is so beautiful! I love the greenery!

  25. Sharing: Marvimon wedding: Allison + Lowell http://t.co/xNOT3gVz via @100LayerCake

  26. @Chelsey, the mugs were purchased online at moscowmulemugs.com :)! We had an amazing team involved on a special day for Allison & Lowell! Thanks 100LAYER CAKE for posting! XX

  27. This wedding is AMAZING! So creative and colorful, but absolutely beautiful and elegant. Congrats to the couple!

  28. 100 Layer Cake Blog: Marvimon wedding: Allison + Lowell http://t.co/Y6LQ8XPS #weddings

  29. i need those shoes!!! what kind are they!
    ps- love the moscow mule mugs!!!

  30. I found them… Giuseppe Zanotti Pricey…

  31. what a gorgeous wedding!!! love the table arrangements :X the bride dress is stunning!! congrats for this beautiful wedding

  32. Such a stunning wedding, down to the last detail! Absolutely love the tabletops…bookmarking immediately!

  33. What wonderful comments! This was my wedding and I know how tricky, time consuming, and at times stressful planning a wedding can be so if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask, I would love to help. There are many more details to the wedding so do not hesitate to contact me, it would be my pleasure since I have literally been in the same boat. Enjoy enjoy enjoy! -Allison Pickett

  34. The vertical garden makes a gorgeous backdrop for a beautiful couple!

  35. Lovely, lovely (and very sweet) bride, and everything else looks beautiful too, Yellow Bird Events!

  36. Love your ring. Beautiful. Where did you find it?

  37. Simply lovely!

  38. A lovely wedding, but sucking on each other’s fingers as part of the ceremony……?

  39. You can get custom Moscow mule mugs with your names or logo at customcoppermugs.com.

  40. Allison,

    Amazing wedding! Beautifully done in every way! Was wondering if you bought or rented those moscow mule mugs?

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