12 Dec

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Aline + Mark’s Gatsby meets Wes Anderson meets Harry Potter (yep, all three!) wedding at the Carondelet House could’ve gone quite a few ways, but thanks to Beau & Arrow Events, it ended up being the “formal elegance with a twist” that they’d hoped for. The best part? Their short, 7-month engagement meant opting for a Friday night wedding—which is actually ideal for securing the venue + vendors at the top of your list—so they snagged all their first choices and made it a Friday night party for the books.

Thanks to Logan Cole for the images.

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Aline’s bouquet recipe: astilbe, peonies, pomegranate, plum foliage, clematis, stock, and roses, all wrapped in Aline’s father’s tie, that way, he could walk her down the aisle though he’s no longer with them.

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Aline says, We displayed 1000 origami cranes to celebrate my Japanese heritage in a wooden frame that Mark’s cousin made for us. My mom made strawberry French macarons that were placed on top of frosted donuts in Mendl’s boxes (a nod to The Grand Budapest Hotel) that Beau & Arrow Events put together for us to use as parting favors and a late night snack.

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Our bridal party walked down the aisle to Pure Imagination and I walked to an instrumental interlude by Kanye West, which felt very “us” and loosened me up and made me giggle and smile all the way way down. Our first dance was to Cat Power’s version of Sea of Love. Another important song for us was Harry Potter’s Hedwig’s Flight as our guests were being seated for dinner.

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Kudos to these guys for tying in all the littlest details so seamlessly!

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Congrats to Aline + Mark!

PS: Check out their Pinterest to see the inspiration behind their big day.

Photographer: Logan Cole / Venue: Carondelet House / Design & Coordination: Beau & Arrow Events / Floral Design: The Little Branch / Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Kat Park / Bridesmaids’ Hair: Diana Lomelin / Bridesmaids’ Makeup: Corin Cruz / Paper Goods & Table Number Illustrations: Posh Paperie / Calligraphy: Dear Darling Calligraphy / Cake: King’s Hawaiian Bakery / Cotton Candy: Bon Puf / Catering: Tres LA / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Specialty Place Settings: Casa de Perrin / DJ: Michael Antonia of The Flashdance / Photobooth: Smilebooth / Ceremony Gown: Enzoani from Blush Bridal Couture / Reception Gown: Vera Wang / Headpieces, Veil, Garter, & Bridesmaids’ Necklaces: Made by Bride’s Mom/ Shoes: Valentino / Engagement Ring: Designed by Groom / Lipstick: Lime Crime Babette / Bridesmaids’ Poufs: ban.do / Groom’s Tux: Tommy Hilfiger / Tie: Dolce & Gabbana / Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Vera Wang

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11 Dec

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

Remember that holiday party we had last year with Urbanic gift wrap? We told you it would end up a tradition! Sipping cocktails and wrapping gifts with the prettiest boxes, bows, and ribbons we can find is obvs on the top of our list of ideal December evenings. This time around, the lovely Fondly Forever Photography was there to document all the fun, starting with this awesome tissue paper decor from Shop Sweet Lulu. (I spy Oh Joy! for Target cups in the mix, too!)

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

This year’s setup…

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

A few glasses of Santa Margherita sparkling wine never hurts.

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

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100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

Jillian’s plaid shirt is from Target, skirt from Ted Baker (similar here, and on sale too!), and shoes are Zara.

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

So, can you tell we’re into color? Now if you need something to go inside those beautiful boxes, check out the Urbanic mini online shop full of gift ideas.

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

Cheers!

Gift wrap: Urbanic | Photographer: Fondly Forever Photography | Tissue paper decor: Shop Sweet Lulu | Amanda’s dress: older Anthropologie style, necklace: similar here | Jillian’s metallic dress: Rent the Runway | Kristina’s dress: Rent the Runway, Kristina’s black suede d’Orsay pumps: Sole Society

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11 Dec

Every party should have at least one nice, big DIY, don’t you think? It doesn’t have to be complicated, just something to show your guests how inspired you were by the event, and perhaps give ‘em a little something to talk about. This orange and olive wreath Type A Society dreamed up was the focal point of the holiday entertaining ideas shoot we posted yesterday, and it’s ideal for those who want to replace the traditional holiday color story with bright, unconventional details. Click through our DIY gallery for the two-step how-to and lots more photos by Josh Gruetzmacher:

DIY orange & olive holiday wreath | concept & styling by Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | 100 Layer Cake

That oughta brighten things up a bit!

DIY orange & olive holiday wreath | concept & styling by Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | 100 Layer Cake

Thanks to Type A Society for sharing this DIY today!

Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher / Styling and Floral: Type A Society / Plates: Anthropologie / Cups: Crate and Barrel / Napkins: La Tavola Linen / Silverware: West Elm

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