Eco Friendly LA Wedding Venue | The Carondelet House

Finding their venue was the first step in shaping Sonia and Robert’s wedding. After googling,”eco weddings,” The Carondelet House popped onto their radar and had every aspect of what they were looking for.

A rustic building with vintage furniture and decor, brick walls, and tons of character! After booking the venue, everything else seemed to line up for Sonia and Robert’s vintage artsy inspired wedding. As always you can see the entire gallery by clicking here. All beautifully photographed by Katie Pritchard.

bride and groom looks

Sonia’s favorite wedding moment-
I loved our first look!! Seeing my Robert get so emotional on seeing me for the first time, it was the sweetest and most special moment ever. I am so glad we decided to do it. It also helps with getting the nerves out before walking down the aisle!


bride and groom looks

The Carondelet House house in Los Angeles was constructed in 1928, this gorgeous property was built as an Italian Villa with an urban flair. With warm hardwood floors and vintage furniture.

The location features a divided receiving room that can accommodate about 20 people each. You are able to fit two bar stations in each of these rooms.  The main stairs lead up to an open foyer with a trickling water feature.  The main room can accommodate about 50 people and can be set up to feature a stage in the back.  Various spaces flank the main room, where guests can mingle. Love this


Steal worthy idea:
Sonia and Robert took two jars of paint to pour on a canvas to make a unique painting that they could hang in their new home together to commemorate their wedding. Fits perfectly into their artsy, urban wedding.


paint bottles for vases

paint bottles for vases

Their do-it yourself wedding projects
DIY projects: Invitations; Centerpieces were mason jars with various colored roses (all in muted pinkish hues); painted various bottles with spray paint to adorn the tables; my mom sewed burlap runners for the tables; favors were little succulents wrapped in burlap (we wanted a favor guests would keep and not throw away); our unity ceremony involved dripping paint on a canvas – we wanted something we could keep forever; board games on the tables during cocktail hour (we love board games and thought they would not only look cool on the tables, but give people something to do during that hour).

antique plate on top of silver charger

succuclent wedding favors

Favorite element of the wedding:
The food! It was not boring wedding food, but the most delicious meal you ever had – Caribbean jerk chicken, island rice, fried plantains, spinach salad…mmmmm!

vintage bride and groom looks

eco friendly wedding venue

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Photographer: Katie Pritchard
Venue: Carondelet House
Hair: Salon25 in Cypress
Cake & Caterer: Jason’s Catered Events
Flowers: Classics Flowers
Clutch purses: Forever 21
Dress Designer: Blue by Enzoani
Photobooth: Samantha Stellar Shots | Makeup: Bride

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink, white
Styles: vintage

Lindee Daniel 2013 Collection

Lindee Daniel rang in the New Year by revealing her 2013 Collection in Eco-luxe style in Los Angeles, and we had a front row view! From the chic venue, the evening mood lighting, the delectable, abundant selections of food, yummy champagne concoctions to the haute runway show, this was a night full of goodness!

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Dress Designer: Lindee Daniel
Event Design & Coordination: Megan Ondercin Event Design
Eco-Luxe Paper Goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio
Sustainable Caterer: Good Gracious!
Organic Drinks: Pharmacie
Organic Florals: Wisteria Lane
Organic Chocolates: Endangered Species Chocolates
Artwork: Bethany Commemory Fine Art
Lighting & Staging: Fuller Street Productions
Hair & Makeup: Tara Daniels Makeup Artist
Rentals: Orbit Party Rentals
Venue: LightSpace Studio
Photography: Runway Photos by KLK Photography Studio & Event Photography by S’Wonderful Photography

Categories: Bridal Collections

Groom Looks And Ideas From

We are always coming across dapper looks for the groom and his men that we absolutely love, and today we are showing you how to replicate them with bows and ties from Brenton, our first groom had a whimsical yet polished look -a seer sucker suit paired with a pink and white striped tie was the perfect look for his bright and colorful wedding. You must see more of this wedding over on Southern Weddings all photographed by Kristyn Hogan Photography.

To emulate Brenton’s fun style, here are a few ties that we think he might love. Perhaps a Trendy Tie in Blue and White, or a Classic Light Blue Striped Tie. He might even love a Yellow Silk Tie in Lemon and Vanilla Stripe or a Silk Tie in Solid Golden-Yellow. We for sure know that he would love any of the pink ties over at

Our second groom also has a flirty and fun style, a red bow tie, gray blazer and fancy red socks makes him incredibly stylish and on-trend. You can see more of this groom over at Magnolia Rouge, photographed by Esther & Gabe from Bell Studios. offers a variety of styles and colors of bow ties  that you could peruse to easily replicate this trendy groom look – like this Bronze and Black Bow Tie or this Solid Charcoal Gray Bow Tie. Of course they have several red ties to choose from, including this Heather Coral Color Necktie and this Bright Red Designer Silk Tie. If you were looking for something without color, but still a ton of style we  love this Geometric Skinny Tie in Black and Silver and this Elegant Floral Tie in Black and Pewter.

One of our favorite looks has to be the classic groom look – black and white and relaying on the accents as florals for pops of color. has a ton of black tie options for the classic groom. From the Black Polka Dot Necktie to the Festive Black and Silver Silk Tie. This incredibly gorgeous couple was photographed by Jose Villa.

Categories: Features & Sponsored Posts, Groom and Groomsmen

Rustic Camarillo Ranch Wedding

Matt and Stacie are both from Wisconsin and  made the big decision to have their wedding in California at Camarillo Ranch. As you see, they made the right decision and had a spectacular wedding with a little help from a stellar wedding team – Krista Mason Photography and You & Me Events to create a wedding that was entirely them.

This rustic wedding was infused with personal do-it-yourself projects like a processional pom pom toss and a beautiful wine box ceremony with a homemade box made by  Matt’s brother-in-law. Those are just a few of the details that made this wedding entirely Matt and Stacie. As always, you can see all the images in the full wedding gallery here and read on to hear more from the bride.


Some of their DIY Projects
pom pom processional toss, “M” & “S” raffia letters for the barn doors, escort cards (made on a retro label maker), menu cards. My bridesmaid’s mom made all of my jewelry & my hair piece as well as the bridesmaids’ jewelry & hair pieces. We did the wine box ceremony during our ceremony and Matt’s brother-in-law put his heart and soul into creating an amazing box for us. It was so much better to have one built from love rather than purchasing one on eBay. It’s our “love capsule”. Matt’s sister made our fingerprint tree for us. The roots symbolize our family since that’s where we are rooted and the leaves and branches symbolize our friends. The whole drawing and finished fingerprint tree is very symbolic for us.

We wanted to honor where we are both from, so we decided to have a CA vs. WI cheese bar at cocktail hour. It is a big rivalry, after all. We played with the happy cows vs. cheeseheads theme and every one of our guests loved it!

We love getting beef jerky from gas stations when we go on road trips, so we decided to hand out beef jerky from Santa Barbara as our wedding favors.

My advice to future Brides is to get a photographer that you feel comfortable with. This is HUGE! WE felt so at ease and relaxed with Krista and Aldo and we think it is reflected in our pictures. We suggest hiring a planner. Our wedding planner, Jessi, had so many great ideas for us and always guided us with terrific advice. We are so grateful that she was a huge part of our day!

Once you make a decision on one detail, stop looking for additional inspiration. We did this because trends come and go and new ideas are always being revealed, so we didn’t want to be disappointed if a new, bigger and better idea was out there. Take one big group photo and try to make it to your cocktail hour if you can. Also, everyone says not to worry about the little things and while I do completely agree with this, I do think that they ARE important and I love thinking back to those little things that made our day special. Lastly, I would highly recommend inviting whom you want to invite. Since we were in charge of our guest list, when we looked around we knew each and every person that surrounded us on our wedding day. It made us less nervous about the day and even more excited to celebrate!

We weren’t crazy about having a big ol’ traditional wedding cake and since we love pie and were having our reception in a barn we joked around about doing a three tiered, wedding pie…and our caterer made it happen! We hid the wedding pie behind the barn door so that we could slide back the door for a big pie reveal later in the night.

Matt surprised me with a serenade during dinner. In high school, he was part of an a capella quartet with his three best friends. Since they were all in the wedding, they worked it out with the DJ to stop the music at a point during dinner. Which I actually noticed and felt like it was getting awkward that there was no music. Then, Matt and his best friends stood up and started serenading me to “Still of The Night.” Though Matt was singing lead, he grabbed my hand and we danced while they all sang to me, it was completely unexpected!

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Photographer: Krista Mason Photography
Event Designer: You & Me Events
Venue: Camarillo Ranch
Caterer: Contemporary Catering
Cinematography: Well Spun Weddings
DJ: Cal Sounds
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Flowers: The Little Branch
Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux
Lighting & Prop or Furniture Rentals: Town & Country
Bar Service: Liquid Catering

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: pink, white
Styles: rustic