Intimate Carondelet House Nuptials

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As featured on Inside Weddings, Hector Maldonado of Grammy Award winning band Train, and wife Lori Apple worked with Linda Howard Events to create a romantic celebration of their love and Carondelet House proved to be the perfect backdrop for their intimate celebration!

Lori made her way down the candle lined aisle in a chic Oscar de la Renta gown and classic white bouquet by Hidden Garden Flowers, while her groom awaited her in a black Tommy Hilfiger tux.  The couple participated in a small and intimate ceremony with no wedding party, where they shared their special vows with close friends, family, and their dachshund, Emmy.

The wedding’s elegant black and gold color scheme, cream florals with rich pops of burgundy and blush, and personal touches left guests with something to talk about. Tall arrangements and elegant ivory draping framed the ceremony altar, adding texture and a romantic ambiance to the ceremony space which would soon be transformed for the reception. Guests dined at long reception tables where gold accents and the soft glow of candles created an elegant dining experience.

The couple’s shared love for music and their dachshund was incorporated in their wedding through various elements throughout the design. A guitar was used as a guest book for the guests to sign, along with guitar stirrers for guests’ drinks and guitar shaped snacks. The dachshund also made it’s mark appearing on stationary and signs throughout the wedding. These personal touches made the Maldonado’s wedding feel like their own.

The rest of the evening included a timeless white cake by The Butter End and music and entertainment by Katelyn Benton and Scratch Weddings. Thank you Joe Photo for beautiful images of this incredible Carondelet House wedding!

Planner: Linda Howard Events | Venue: Carondelet House | Catering: Tres LA | Photography: Joe Photo | Florals: Hidden Garden Flowers | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Draping: Pipe Dream Events | Cocktail Hour Musician: Katelyn Benton | DJ: Scratch Weddings – DJ Mike Sincere | Video: Buckley Videography | Paper Goods: Haven And Co | Cake: The Butter End | Bridal Gown: Oscar de la Renta | Groom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger