THIS MODERN TROPICAL WEDDING INSPO WILL INSPIRE YOU TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE
“The shoot took place at the historic Kim Sing Theatre, which originally opened in 1926. In the early 2000’s it was renovated to incorporate a more contemporary design and eventually became the Event Space and Hotel it is today! It was the perfect location for the modern tropical design, we were going for – a perfect mix of contemporary and historic. Tiki bars have been a part of Los Angeles history since the 1930’s, when the first ever tiki bar opened in Hollywood. We wanted to be sure to incorporate that classic vintage touch for a modern-day couple.”
“This design concept is intimate and romantic, while still being fun and non-traditional.” Deniz added.
“The average wedding in Los Angeles produces 500 pounds of waste. This waste ends up in landfills and in our oceans and greatly impacts our environment and marine life. We (Amethyst Event Productions) specialize in incorporating sustainability into our events without needing to sacrifice on design or experience. Our partners on this shoot share these same values and all played a part in creating a more eco-friendly shoot. With the recent award shows like the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and the Oscars going vegan, incorporating sustainability in large scale events is the fastest growing trend in 2020.”
“In the interest of sustainability, we wanted to create elevated chic designs that used no single use plastics. Fresh by Brandon used local flowers from farmers in Southern California including poppies, alstroemerias, ranunculus, acacia, and green house grown tropicals. By committing to include as much local product as possible to each event we can support our local growers and sellers, enjoy product that is super fresh, and minimize the carbon footprint of the event. Unfortunately, floral foam is a petroleum product that doesn’t completely breakdown, which leads to water contamination. The effects of the micro plastics when inhaled or used by florists is still largely unknown. Committing to foam free designs and educating our clients on ways to create stunning florals that are friendly for our environment is one way we help our clients make big memories on their day that they can feel good about, and so can we.” Deniz explained
“The culmination of all our creative partners was magic. The cuisine featured from Pink Salt Cuisine, Paleta Please, and Top Tier Treats was all vegan. Pink Salt Cuisine not only creates beautiful plant-based food, but they take it a step further by composting, recycling waste, and donating unserved food, to decrease the environmental impact. Paleta Please features a fun dessert option of ice cream bars and can offer fully vegan ice creams and sorbets. Top Tier Treats creates beautiful and incredibly delicious vegan wedding cakes, where you won’t miss the dairy, eggs, or butter.”
“Collective Rentals provided all the specialty rentals. Their unique furniture inventory incorporating vintage pieces, was perfect for the modern tropical design we went with. The tablescape and basic rentals were provided by La Pinata Party Rentals, whilst the vibrant linen was provided by La Tavola and was the perfect colour and style.”
“We decided to incorporate young coconuts as escort cards for guests because they’re sustainable and a functional option for guests to drink. The reusable bamboo straws from TheOtherStraw were inside of the coconuts and were meant to be served as a sustainable wedding favor for guests. The calligraphy for the coconut tags was done by Look Good on Paper Co. Local invitation designer, Inktopiary, provided the invitation suite for the shoot. The printed menus featuring the vegan cuisine was provided by Minted.” Deniz told us.
“Local vendors, Panache Bridal Pasadena, and Christopher Shafer Clothier provided the outfits for the shoot. Panache Bridal provided the beautiful Inbal Dror gown, our model, Amber, wore whilst Alessandro was in the sharp and unique green suit and coral tie from Christopher Shafer Clothier in Santa Monica. We loved our groom’s eye-catching suit colour mixed with our bride’s organza gown for the perfect combination.”
Reception Venue: Kim Sing Theatre I Favors and Gifts: The Other Straw I Invitation Designer: Ink Topiary I Linens and Coverings: La Tavola Linens I Design and Decor: Collective Rentals I Equipment Rentals: La Pinata Rentals I Ice Cream Cart: Paletas Please I Cake Designer: Top Tier Treats I Culinary: Pink Salt Cuisine I Calligrapher: Look Good on Paper Co. I Invitation Designer: Minted I Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Christopher Shafer Clothier I Cinema and Video: ReelxPozure I Beauty: Ceiba Beauty I Dress Store: Panache Bridal I Dress Designer: Inbal Dror I Floral Designer: Fresh By Brandon I Event Planner: Amethyst Event Productions I Photographer: ECM Photo I Submitted via Two Bright Lights I