A DIY Library-Themed Carondelet House Wedding: Los Angeles Wedding Photography: 2013
August 30, 2015
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Here are some highlights from this Carondelet House wedding in downtown Los Angeles! Ashley & Nick are both in publishing, so a library theme was such a lovely choice for them. The DIY details are seriously incredible. Nick handmade those picture frames hanging on the brick wall for the ceremony backdrop. The couple hand-wrote the calligraphy on each invitation envelope themselves, and Ashley hollowed out books to use as centerpieces for their beautiful flowers. I also love the use of typewriter keys on each boutonniere with their groomsmen’s initial. They also designed individual card-catalog seating cards for each guest! (Not to mention the stylishly mismatched bridesmaids dresses they chose too.) Such a fantastically creative couple with great style!
Something I really love about this venue is the way it lends itself to so many different styles. As a rennovated house, it instantly feels very homey and cozy to guests. And it’s a home couples can make their own on their wedding day. Ashley & Nick were able to bring in so many customized elements to make the space elegant and whimsical at the same time. Twig & Twine’s florals added soft touches of pink and green, and the DIY details brought so much character that perfectly reflects the couple’s passion and talents!
Ashley heads downstairs for the First Look.
One of my favorite First Look reactions EVER.
Their invitation suite was so my style. I love the hand-written elements and the creative typography.
From Ashley: “My motto is ‘take no prisoners’! If you want absolutely want something, stick to your guns. We all encounter different constraints – time, money, logistics – but if it’s an element that will enhance the overall experience of the day or will make your guests smile, it’s worth it. Remember, you have an army of smart and creative bridesmaids, family, and of course, your wonderful fiancé to help execute and problem-solve. The employees of my local paperie, virtual strangers, knew me by name (embarrassing? slightly.) because I would visit so often to buy craft supplies, and they all helped talk through my projects.” Worth it!