Lighting a Surprise Wedding

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This couple cleverly staged a surprise wedding on the rooftop of the London Hotel in West Hollywood. Event planner International Events Company helped lay the groundwork and the couple had even arranged for clothes from their wedding party who one by one were let in on the surprise. But when Jasmine – clad in a stunning fitted ivory trumpet gown – began her descent down the aisle to meet Alyssa – wearing an ethereal white fit-and-flare dress and a bridal cape – the gig was up.

Marks Garden had created a stunning tunnel of blush roses leading the way to the rooftop ceremony where the brides exchanged vows beneath an exquisite floral structure. The circular structure was placed in the center of the ceremony design so guests could enjoy the view of the nuptials from any seat on the rooftop. Guests were then escorted inside for cocktail hour while the rooftop was transformed into a gorgeous reception full of romantic details.

Revelry Event Designers‘ elegant mirrored table tops boasted beautiful place settings, tons of candlelight in glass votives, and magnificent centerpieces of ivory and blush florals. Rose gold chairs complemented and completed the romantic ambiance of the heavenly celebration under the stars.

Like the surprise wedding plans themselves, our lighting remained on the DL until the last minute. Throughout the proceedings, we kept the lights soft on the delicate floral, and shone all the light on the couple. It wasn’t until the sun went down that the lighting on the tabletops and hedges came up, bringing the dining area into focus on this evening of surprise love.

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Team: Planner: International Event Company | Venue: The London West Hollywood | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Flowers: Marks Garden | Tabletop rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals | Decor: Revelry Event Design | Napkins/Linen: Wildflower linen | Cake: Michelle’s Bakery | Photo: Simone van Kempen