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Cassie + Vianett | Oct 19, 2018

Cassie + Vianett | Oct 19, 2018

Rustic-chic wedding with a femme-fierce color palette of burgundy, crimson, blush and gold tones at Millwick in Los Angeles, California

Fate was on Cassie and Vianett’s side when they were assigned to work on a project together, allowing them to get to know each other and grow a friendship to a relationship. With quite a bit of planning, Vianett surprised Cassie with the proposal of a lifetime.   

“The proposal day came and little did she know that the real reason I was gone all Saturday was because I went to go purchase over 10 dozen red roses, balloons, and set up 130 candles on a rooftop,” said Vianett.

They made it back to the rooftop just in time for the sunset, where Vianett popped the question! 

Sexy-sophistication met rustic-chic at a downtown LA super-loft, where Cassie and Vianett tied the knot in the heart of the Arts District. The unique, reinvented space boasted minimalist design and lush greenery, jazzed up by the ladies’ selection of burgundy, crimson, blush and gold tones.

“We wanted to have a rustic theme to our wedding,” said Vianett, “but still have a very classic and warm feel to it.” 

Both ladies looked breathtaking in figure-sculpting mermaid gowns with ivory lace overlay and champagne undertones. Cassie's had a classic and romantic feel, featuring a deep V-neck and long detailed scalloped train, while Vianett’s boasted an elegant strapless neckline and simple scalloped train.

“We are both very similar and therefore have very similar tastes,” said Vianett. “We talked a bit about what style we were leaning towards, but never disclosed too much detail to each other as we wanted to keep that element of surprise.”

For the ceremony, they focused on the courtyard venue’s natural beauty and did minimal decorating. Surrounded by towering trees, artful landscaping, 20ft brick walls and lush gardens, the space had fresh greenery surrounding every wall that spoke for itself. Cassie's dad built an octagonal frame that stood at the altar with vibrant florals wrapped around it.

 

“We loved that the venue was already so beautiful and lush with greenery that we didn't really have the need to decorate it with so many florals,” said Vianett.

The florals in both the bridal bouquets, as well as the installations, included blue thistle, willow and fern, blush and crimson roses, protea and dark burgundy dahlias. They also had candle-lit hurricanes lined up each side of the aisle, along rows of trendy blue slotted chairs.

 

“We really wanted to have a warm and sexy atmosphere,” said Vianett, “so a must-have throughout our wedding was candles.”

Guests began to arrive through a private, understated garden entry that led them to Cassie and Vianett’s tranquil urban oasis. The setting, combined with the sentiments and traditions, made for a truly magical day. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds had about 10 minutes alone in the bridal suite, and that intimate time shared ended up being one of the most special moments of their wedding day.

“The ceremony was magical and beautiful,” said Vianett, “but this particular moment really sunk in the fact that I had just married my soulmate and best friend.”

Afterward, the couple joined their wedding party, in mismatched gold sequined gowns and sleek gray suits, for photos in the garden. The garden opened up directly to the grand hall via two oversized glass roll-up doors, where their guests were mingling and celebrating.

Inside the space, parts of the floor had been replaced with unique plants, giving an urban jungle effect. There were soaring wooden truss ceilings and the patina on the exposed brick walls complemented a special hand-made, gold ceramic tile wall. At the end of the hall, a floor-to-ceiling projection screen set the tone for a night of dancing.

“It was hilarious seeing some of our friends and family try and emulate some of the dance moves that were being projected on screen,” said Vianett.

While different types of dance sequences played in the background, everyone was on the dance floor beneath a big mirrored disco ball. As a surprise gift from Vianett’s parents, they even had a mariachi band play during dinner hour.

“It was definitely very special to me that my dad even joined in and sang a few of my favorite songs with the band,” said Vianett.

In front of the gold-tiled wall, there was an intimate sweetheart table set with a wipsy blush runner, glass-enclosed taper candles and an oversized floral centerpiece. A large circular mirror hung behind them with the words “Better Together” illuminated in neon lights.

Their guests sat at tables adorned with ivory cheesecloth runners, small bud arrangements and gold candle votives. Each place was set with a gold-rimmed glass charger, layered with an ivory napkin and blue thistle, paired with stunning crystal glassware.

For dessert, they served a gorgeous single-tiered white wedding cake, garnished with pearls and topped with florals, feathers and macarons. There were also accompanying miniature fruit parfaits and decadent bite-sized pastries.

As the evening came to an end, fairy lights and stars twinkled as the LA night sky shone through the large skylights overhead.

We wish Cassie and Vianett a lifetime of love and happiness! 

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Creative Team

Entertainment
Vox DJ Co

Venues
Millwick

Beauty
Jackie Romero
Patricia Castro Makeup

Photographers
Alison D Photography
Pink Box Films

Florists
Lavish Flowers

Bakeries
SweetLee Made

Rentals & Decor
Fern & Bone

Caterers
Canyon Catering

Planners
THREAD Events


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