We are totally excited about Cindy + Matt’s magical, mysterious wizard wedding! A Harry Potter fan to the core, Cindy began conjuring up the day’s most bewitching details with the help of designers + planners, Crosby + Jon.
They needed a venue that emulated Hogwarts, but would also provide a warm, romantic space for an upscale wedding. Hollywood Castle, located high in the hills of Los Angeles, was the best of both worlds: an outdoor venue capitalizing on the beautiful Southern California weather and sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills, yet providing an old-world feel with stone castle walls and overgrown botanicals.
Upon arrival, guests made their way to a lush garden ceremony lined antique church pews, weathered books, layered wood slabs from Archive Rentals. At the end of the aisle, Cindy and Matt were framed by an iron gazebo covered in vines and woven with trailing amaranths and quicksand roses provided by JL Designs.
The reception was designed with the Hogwarts in mind. Long feasting tables from Archive Rentals were adorned with authentic artifacts from the novels, all in a moody gold and burgundy palette. For the tabletop, we took a sophisticated approach, starting with luxe brass flatware and chargers, and built on the palette by adding a mix of brass and garnet crystal goblets. JL Designs then draped massive floral garlands along the tables which poured over onto the floor. There were stunning arrangements above in towering crystal candelabras filled with black ranunculus, red garden roses and untamed greenery.
Cindy decided to explore the world of calligraphy by writing her vows to Matt on parchment paper. Turns out, she’s got the gift! She’s currently making beautiful invitation suites and handmade paper through Owl Post Calligraphy.