The Dinner Party That Almost Made Us Wedding Crashers

When it comes to wedding inspiration, nothing is quite so magical as seeing what real couples do for their big day. Since 100 Layer Cake is our source for peeping the most beautiful ways brides and grooms say "I do," it'll feature weddings from Australia to Napa and everything in between. Brides beware: You're going to want to pin just about everything you see. And even if you're not engaged, you'll want to check it out just for the love story.
This beautiful wedding is at one of our favorite L.A. venues, the Carondelet House. The place makes you feel like you’re in your own little historical world, it’s really something else. And, if there’s a dress Andrea could have chosen to perfectly pair with the venue, it was this Jenny Packham one. She wore it graciously (and will most likely be a pick for favorite wedding dress come the end of the year)!
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Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham
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Hair & Makeup: Cindy from Hair by ChooHee
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Groom’s Suit: Theory
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If you’re looking for a venue with intimate spaces that can be turned into lounge areas for guests to grab a cocktail and mingle, Carondelet House is perfect for that.
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"We envisioned our wedding to be that classy dinner party we’ve always wanted to throw at our (ideal) home, so when we found Carondelet House, half of our dreams were realized. The intimate space, the beautiful brick walls, the decor, the beautiful long tables — it had it all. There really wasn’t much else that we could have hoped for, so we did everything we could to make it work."
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Catering: Tres LA
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Cake & Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop
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Beautiful! Photography: Braedon Flynn Photography; Coordinator: Olivia Wu of Zoie Events; Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals; Videography: Eric Binns Video Production; Invitations: minted; Florist: Twig & Twine; Catering: Tres LA; Cake & Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop; Ceremony Music: personal friends of couple; Cocktail Music: Nova; Reception Music: Couple’s iPod