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Bohemian Highland Park LA wedding inspiration

October 8, 2015
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It all started with a little Los Angeles neighborhood called Highland Park. Claudia of One Darling Day grew up there, so when a friend moved next to Heritage Square Museum, memories came flooding back. That’s when she realized: how great would it be to have a wedding at The Square? Teaming up with photographer Daniel Cruz, and inspired by the color of the year, Marsala, they got right to work…

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Claudia says, I loved how the sunset glistened off the homes and that was when it hit me: Wouldn’t it be great to have a wedding at Heritage Square? The idea filled me with unbridled excitement. Highland Park has been evolving over the last couple of years and it was exactly that evolution that made me feel this was the perfect time to showcase what an amazing place my hometown is. Along with some of the talented local vendors I have had the privilege of working with over the years. Most of the vendors whom participated in this project also reside in Highland Park. The idea of having a hometown bash where we could welcome the whole community for a wedding celebration felt right.

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An old bedspring was the backdrop for the green + marsala foliage, feathers, and protea Valerie Jurado Floral Design dreamt up. They wanted to give off the feeling that each piece of the celebration came from the homes themselves… So neat.

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We might need to take a little trip over to The Square ourselves… It has nine 19th century homes + a church built in 1897.

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They decided on a vintage-inspired dress for her and a light blue suit for him.

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The dessert table was also a way for us to pay homage to Highland Park. Focusing on the culture and people, we wanted to display a delectable assortment of traditional Latin sweets. Starting with a 3 tier chocolate cake, tres leches jars, churros with chocolate, and Mexican wedding cookies. As for the drinks we wanted to follow on that same inspiration, therefore we crafted a Horchata liqueur drink that was delicious and a tequila tasting cart.

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Thanks to the talents below for showing off the charm of Highland Park with these wedding ideas!

Photographer: Daniel Cruz Photographer / Venue: Heritage Square Museum / Styling & Coordination: One Darling Day / Florals: Valerie Jurado Floral Design / Hair: Alicia Does My Hair / Makeup: Leah Jurado / Desserts: Bunny Baking / Beverages: Craft Event Services / Rentals: Party Pieces by Perry / Rugs & Pillows by Badia Design / Dress & Accessories: Daughers of Simone from Bride Echo Park / Veil: Vintage / Men’s Attire: Zara