For her latest styled shoot, Santa Monica-based wedding planner Tessa Brand of Tessa Lyn Events gathered a team of experts at a luxury Los Angeles hotel. “[We chose] the newest jewel on the downtown Los Angeles skyline,” she explains of the locale. “Towering seventy-three stories over the heart of Los Angeles, the venue provides stunning, 360-degree views of the city. The rooftop space provided a ceremony view unmatched across the nation.”

Envisioning a modern and colorful ambience for the styled wedding shoot, Tessa utilized whimsical décor elements and bright floral arrangements to create a unique, out-of-the-box atmosphere. “[It] was designed to embrace the modern style of the hotel by using mirrored tables, satin jewel-toned linens, and mirror vases with bright fuchsia flowers,” Tessa reveals. “The palette of emerald green, fuchsia, and silver perfectly accented the sleek and modern design of the hotel.” The floral design team arranged the model bride’s bright fuchsia bouquet, which matched the centerpieces and blooms that lined the ceremony aisle. Soft candlelight accompanied the floral arrangements to illuminate the indoor and outdoor spaces and complement the surrounding skyscrapers. 

The mirror motif carried over into the reception décor, as seen with the glass tableware, reflective vases, and metallic furniture. Place cards were stationed atop reflective hexagons, and each table featured a mirror-like tabletop. The clear invitations and menus enhanced the feel, as they showcased sleek, elegant calligraphy in silver. In addition to scrumptious cupcakes and other bite-size treats, the dessert bar displayed a striking two-tier confection unlike any other. The bottom layer featured a unique pattern of white fondant and silver lines, which mimicked the edgy design of the pillars at the end of the aisle. The bottom layer replicated the verdant linens and greenery of the centerpieces, while also adding an extra pop of color. Adding more whimsy to the ambience, the model bride donned a playful trumpet gown with a stunning horsehair train and corset bodice.

Take a look at the inspiring décor in the slideshow above!