It was such a pleasure working with Katie and Matt on their wedding at the Roosevelt. I always love working at the Roosevelt and to be part of their Disney inspired wedding was a delight. They had so many great things to say about their wedding, I wanted to include their personal words.
The Inspiration. We really wanted to combine our style interests along with the things we love. When we chose the Roosevelt we wanted to have Old Hollywood glamour without it being too stuffy so we chose a boho/jungalow type vibe for the flowers and all decor. That allowed us to bring some of Adventureland into a swanky location – especially with the monstera arch for the ceremony that was converted into the greens that surrounded our table. We wanted our guests to feel like they were at a warm, open, super fun party. At the same time, we do love Disney. We wanted to introduce some of that concept without it feeling like a Disney wedding (not that there’s anything wrong with one!) or too in your face. We did our engagement photos at Disneyland and had the amazing ability to have our first look photos at Disney’s El Capitan Theater using their Old Hollywood Curtain Show as the backdrop. At the actual wedding we had small touches mostly in our music. For example, we had our first dance to the Sherman Bros classic “On the Front Porch” from the film “Summer Magic,” and we cut the cake to Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s “Kiss the Girl” from “The Little Mermaid.”
The Dress I feel like the glimmer of gold adds a royal touch. — The dress is from the now defunct Alfred Angelo. It was the 2016 Rapunzel dress from the Disney collection. It was again a way to have a Disney touch without it being too much. I chose the option with the gol d accents because I thought it really made the dress pop. I was super nervous about the whole concept of a wedding dress but that one felt right for me.
The Design I knew I wanted something “different” and at the same time I’m obsessed with both bright colors and basic tropical greens like palm, monstera, bird of paradise. When it was suggested that we could mix the two – alternating table centerpieces and using both at our sweetheart table it seemed great. Honestly I cried when my bouquet was brought in as I was getting ready. It was exactly what I had envisioned.
Invitations The whole suite was from the “Mr. Boddington’s Studio” collection on Paperless Post. Over half of our guests were traveling to Los Angeles from the East Coast for our wedding so we thought these would be a perfect way to invite everyone and keep the welcoming theme going once they were at the ceremony and reception. We had looked at different options and settled on this look as both classy and casual but still working with the rest of the wedding.
Flowers: Love the vibrant pinks and greens, can you talk about the goal of the flowers (bouquet as well) and what it was meant to bring to design? List of florals used. — I talked about this a bit above but in terms of the goal I would say to bring a tropical vibe into a traditionally glamorous setting, and to match our personal style. Stephanie from Seed Floral at Fairfax and Santa Monica was really incredible with taking my babbling about color and tropical feel and creating the amazing atmosphere that resulted. She used a lot of ranunculus, succulents, palms, monstera, etc.
The beautiful images were captured by Camryn Clair Photography http://www.camrynclair.com