Small weddings (under 100 guests) are really a treat.
Especially French ones with Southern Barbeque Menus.
The bride and groom were cool calm and collected all afternoon. No pressure to hurry up and greet the guests, they were all accessible and enjoying the bar that opened early with Old Fashioneds and Mojitos.
Yes yes, every event at Marvimon is Magnifique!
Most memorable quote of the day (in my best French accent)
“uhhh, try the white, it’s a delicious breakfast wine.”
Je t’aime les French.
Feeding the guests delicious well-timed food presented by my amazing team of hospitality professionals is, of course, fantastic and I love it. But moments like these, a dance with the mother and the groom, really make me grateful that I get to be a part of so many special events and milestones. Love is the best.
And their band really rocked the house too.
Dana and Andrew tied the knot! And everyone was aglow – I’m sure it was because of all the love and joy in the room. The rooftoop wedding was stunning and the rain waited till after the ceremony to lend it’s winter chill.
The location, Loft Seven was a great site – and delightfully intimate for this party of 130 friends and family.
These are 2 of the 5 sisters. My favorite daughter of another mother, Tash was ebullient all night long.
I loved this clever winter wonderland display for table assignments.
Remember my dear brides, simple and elegant equals a beautiful and memorable wedding.
This lovely bride took DIY to a new level. I have to break it up in two posts because there’s so much to share! She had everything taken care of with lots of re-use and dare I say, upcycling.
The centerpieces were clusters of old glass vases and vessels with roses, costas and baby’s breath. She made little buttons too. These fans were the programs for the evening.
I love this little flag bearer with the “here comes the bride” banner.
She had framed signage everywhere and she made her beautiful bouquet.
Margaux and Chad! (Sissy says I always need a picture of the bride)
So Beautiful! She made that! But did she throw it?
I’ll end this first post on the candy bar. Notice the signage and packaging and the shelves. It looked amazing against her mom’s collection of lace and ticking.
Don’t those Whoppers look good?
Stay tuned for part two.
Instead of giving the honor to myself (we all agree at Jennie Cooks, the best events are at the Shoppe), I award the title to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. For starters, they have great parking and they let you drive on the lawn for load in. That doesn’t happen at most Museums of distinction.
Then there’s the inside.
This is the whale room where we’ve seen men dance half naked at the Most Amazing Wedding Ever.
Below is the Rotunda. On this particular occasion, we served the bride’s delicious and amazing homemade vegan cakes.
Although off topic, I must also mention these adorable party favors. Alix made them. They were waiting for the guests with their table numbers. I’m not kidding when I say Alix was the cleverest bride in all the land.
Cocktails with the dinosaurs. Can you beat that?
At the AIGA RE-EXTRAVAGANZA there were amazing sustainable art installations in the North American Mammal Hall. We loved these Solar Sculptures and are hoping a client might like them too… Garden party anyone?
And look at this! Put a cork in it! Have a seat! All of these installations are from award winning local designers.
So, should you ( or your company) be looking for a fun event space… go to the Museum!
Are you struggling with your color palette? I have this advice – white always works. I had a neighbor back in the 80′s who whenever challenged with a color making decision, always chose white. White cars, white clothing, white shoes. She felt it was easier than making the decision all the time and that way she always matched. At the time I felt she was clever, but boring. Well, almost thirty years later, the penny dropped. This MOB had the same idea.
Make it white, then everything matches.
She borrowed silverware and purchased some affordable glassware at IKEA
For some reason, all the boys came with me on this one.
And remember, water always works too.
A vegan wedding at the Natural History Museum?
That’s certainly a beautiful venue and no problem for the team at Jennie Cook’s. Jennie has a long history of cooking delicious vegan/vegetarian offerings and has an extensive menu (partially listed at Plantbasedparties.com).
As the ceremony was finished…
the guests were treated to passed appetizers of risotto fritters, beanie pops, and empanadas.
The reception was held in the rotunda, a stunning room with a giant statue of the three Muses as its centerpiece. Guests arrived in the rotunda to a plated salad followed by tomato soup. Bread and seasoned Olive oil with arugula flowers were waiting for them on the tables. The third course was a buffet that offered Celebration Loaf (a vegan take on Beef Wellington), sliders, grilled vegetables, and cashew cream potatoes gratin and our signature green beans with chile pecans and a sesame drizzle.
There were quite a few remarks of “hmm wow, that’s vegan?” After the food was eaten and coffee/cake service was finished, the guests retired to the Fin Whale room (a huge space with the 75 foot skeleton of a Fin Whale hanging above).
Once there, the music was cranked up and they danced the night away. We wish the Bannon’s a lifetime of happiness.