Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding: Ngaio + Julian
As LA ladies ourselves we may be biased, but we think this bright DTLA wedding captured by Jennifer Emerling of YEAH! Weddings = the perfect party. You don’t need to book a SoCal venue to appreciate how these two planned the whole shindig with their guests in mind, talking deets with Bash Please well in advance so friends + fam from all over the US, Canada, and Australia could gear up for a Cali holiday.
From the bride: We wanted to make sure they enjoyed all California has to offer! I had fun creating a Los Angeles City Adventure Guide and California Dreamin’ mixtape to pop into welcome bags with LA-centric goodies to start them off well! Having been together for over a decade, we swapped any seriousness for an epic party to celebrate our love with great music, great food, and happy dancing vibes!
Illustrator + designer Ngaio had a blast creating a hand-lettered invitation suite and menus, travel guides, place cards, and a mixtape, as well as custom stamps and calligraphy. She says, My favourite element has to be the mad libs rsvp component of the invitations—we got some hilarious responses!
How’s this for guest seating?
Her bouquet recipe: peonies, iris, foxglove, ranunculus, poppies, dahlias, anenome
Is bad to crave cake this early in the AM?
Chocolate Malt Cake: malt fudge, malted milk crumbs, charred marshmallow
Strawberry Lemon Cake: lemon cheesecake, pickled strawberry jam, milk crumbs!
Congratulations Ngaio and Julian!
Photographer: Jennifer Emerling of YEAH! Weddings / Videographer: Sera Lindsey / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ace Hotel DTLA, Rooftop & Segovia Hall / Wedding Planner: Bash Please / Hair & Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy / Florist: Moon Canyon / Invitaton Design, Lettering, & Calligraphy: Bride, Ngaio Parr, Screen-printed by ½ Hazard Press / Catering: Ace Hotel / Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar / DJ: Michael Antonia / Celebrant: Jennifer Berry / Rugs: Yeah Rentals / Glassware: Archive Rentals / Confetti Cannons: Confetti Unlimited / Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham (Esme) from Everthine Bridal, Connecticut and Lover Wiccan Dress from the Lover Flagship Store, Sydney / Shoes: Acne / Veil: Custom Bo & Luca / Flower Crown: Moon Canyon / Jewelry: Engagement & Wedding Ring: Canturi / Earrings: Kathleen Whittaker / Turquoise Ring: Sarah & Sebastian / Bracelet: Kristen Elspeth / Groom’s Suit: Klein Epstein Parker / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Wedding Band: Bittersweets / Tie & Socks: J.Crew / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Marc Jacobs / Groomsman: Jack London