Woo hoo, am I excited to see this modern DTLA microwedding hit the blogosphere! When Claudia from Time with Terrazas came to me with her inspiration for an intimate downtown LA wedding for the contemporary + romantic couple, I was totally on board! The color palette of sangria, purple hues with terracotta and mustard was the perfect way to reflect the couple’s style, and I quickly found inspiration for the wedding paper story.
We played around with shapes for the shoot, not just in my suite but also in the awesome fringe seating chart display executed by Shindig Chic. This reflects one of the main values of Roseville Designs: creating a wedding story that is cohesive but not matchy-matchy. By using thematic elements in unexpected places, the entire paper goods for a wedding can be tied together in a beautiful way. There is nothing cookie cutter about this wedding look! And it just goes to show you that a microwedding doesn’t mean you have to go small on impact! In fact, a smaller guest count means you have more in your budget for fun details + plus-ups for your wedding suite that may have been off the table before.
DTLA is one of my favorite areas of Los Angeles. It has the best restaurants, fresh street art, and the most diverse group of venues. City Libre, our location for the shoot, is the perfect embodiment of the charm of Downtown. It transports you to a place where mid-century California meets lush landscaping, and modern glamour.
I decided to balance the modern shapes + fonts in the suite with romantic florals on the invitation and envelope liner. And with so much texture throughout the space (fringe on the display and gorgeous ceremony curtain backdrop were my faves!), I wanted to keep the stationery clean and focused simply on paper. The knotted fabric napkins and runner on the table were a perfect balance to the menu cards I designed.
This LA microwedding shoot was a special one, particularly because of how we wedding vendors brought it all together. Just like in weddings, the success or failure of a shoot depends on the teamwork amongst the professionals. (This is why I always advocate for hiring good vendors and getting referrals for vendors you need from ones you have already hired. This way you know they work well together!)
But let’s focus back on the beautiful shoot itself! Head on over to Green Wedding Shoes to check out the full feature, beautifully captured by Lily Tapia Photography. And be sure to scroll to the bottom for the full vendor reel!
VENUE | City Libre
PHOTOGRAPHER | Lily Tapia Photography
WEDDING PLANNER | Time with Terrazas
BACKDROP, FLORALS + RIBBONS | Shindig Chic
BAR | LA Speakeasy
BRIDAL GOWN | LA Soie Bridal
CAKE | Nicole Bakes Cakes
MAKEUP & HAIR | Despina Scandalis Beauty
STATIONERY | Roseville Designs
TUXEDO | The Black Tux
VIDEO | Amy Kinjo
VOW BOOKS | Poppy + Birch
RENTALS | La Piñata Party Rentals
Looking for more Los Angeles wedding design inspiration? Check out the WIPA Design Challenge blog post for one of the coolest tablescapes ever inspired by The City of Angels. And if you want more details on what it means to have a wedding paper story of your own, visit this blog post full of helpful info!