Simple elegance is my favorite look, and Nicole and Adam achieved just that for their wedding at Marvimon House last summer. Photos from the darling Annie McElwain:
Thank you to the bride and groom for sharing some details about the day…
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We wanted a small and intimate event space that had both an indoor and outdoor area. We immediately fell in love with Marvimon and its uniquely gorgeous garden, exposed brick walls, and beautiful hanging light fixtures; it was so beautiful on its own that we didn’t need to do much to decorate it!
What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? From the beginning we wanted a very classic, but still unique wedding. The venue became a huge inspiration for the design and color scheme. We love succulents, so we had the florist use them generously in the arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres; this really helped tie in the flowers beautifully with the plants in the garden. Adam was a film major in school and always loved the elaborate choreography in the old Busby Berkeley movies, so we decided to show the movies on the large projector to create a fun atmosphere and add to the classic theme.
What was your favorite moment or part of the day? Our favorite moment was watching all of our family and friends have a wild time on the dance floor. A close second was running around downtown LA, gown and all, as we took photos.
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? Since the groom is Jewish and the bride is Catholic, we had a Rabbi and Priest officiate the wedding. This made the ceremony special for both sides of the family, as well as for us.
What advice do you have for other brides? Our best advice was probably to soak in every moment, because the day really does go by extremely fast! Also, wear comfortable heels, or if you don’t (like me), at least bring a pair of flip-flops or flats. You will be glad you did!
Photography: Annie McElwain / Venue: Marvimon House in Los Angeles / Planning: Dovetail Coordination / Bride’s dress: Vera Wang / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Hair: Christine Choi / Makeup: Suga Brown-Faal / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Flowers: Holly Flora / Catering, cake: Auntie Em’s Catering / Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals