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Bold and Bright Art Nouveau

Who wears iridescent purple shoes (with lightning bolts) and leopard print boots on their wedding day? The most colorful and fabulous Grooms on the planet of course! And how exactly does that work with an overall Art Nouveau theme? It just does!

Having a strong design point of view on your wedding day really makes a profound statement! I usually can only fit in a few purely custom design suites each year, so when Los Angeles - based Wedding Planner, Holly Gray called, I came running! The ceremony took place at the historic Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The Ebell has a long history of showcasing performing artists from around the globe for 100 years. It's truly a stunning venue to marry your partner and honor your new life together.

For their stationery, Ben and Rob knew they wanted shades of purple and pink, fruity elements and an Art Nouveau vibe. The fruit serves as a nod to the Dutch Masters fine art they love, and the Art Nouveau era is one of their favorite time periods. Their wedding stationery culminated in shades of lavender, purple and blush. The ruby pomegranates were adorned with gold metallic foil details which really popped! The sable borders kept the design grounded.

When working on your wedding palette, it is very important to utilize a hierarchy of color. Try using this guideline when setting your wedding color palette. Choose:

--one main color (sometimes two can be ok)

--one or two secondary colors

--one neutral

--one metal

Many couples send me their wedding palettes with three or four powerful colors, all with the same value , which means having the same intensity. The result will be a power struggle for color domination and can end up looking very messy and your guest's won't know where to focus.

One of my favorite features of the wedding is the photo booth installation that Victoria and Christopher Smith painted and constructed. Their company, the Paper Moon Shoppe builds the most extravagant and lovely backdrops around! They took the details of my invitation suite and hand painted the details evoking a colorful era from long ago. It's a draw dropper!

A big thank you goes to Wedding Planner, Holly Gray for putting this lovely affair together. She handpicks vendors that work together cohesively and makes sure they all create a technicolor and visually stunning event... and on time and on budget!

Check out the full gallery below and Aurelia's Instagram at: @damorewedo

Congratulations to Ronb and Ben on their recent wedding!

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Ben + Rob by @damorewedo

Venue/Catering/F&B: @ebellevents Planner: @anythingbutgrayevents Photographer: @damorewedo

Videographer: @leiraproductions Band: @LAallstars Drag Performer: @jonniereinhart Photo Booth/Installations: @papermoonshoppe Cake: @nicolebakescakes Stationery: @gildedswanpaperie Calligraphy: @sophscriptco Beauty Team: @despinascandalis & lio_ramirez Floral Design: @flowersbyladybuggs Suits: @kleinepsteinparker Cape & Floral Jacket: @julieharrisdesigns Silk Flowers: @customfabricflowers Rings: @sebkajewelry Linens:@luxe_linen Transportation: @riztransportation


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