Modern Luxury Weddings California Feature | Melany + Emil

This contemporary ivory wedding was featured in Modern Luxury Weddings California.

Modern Luxury Weddings California Feature | Melany & Emil

Modern Luxury Weddings California Feature | Melany & Emil

Emil Makarian and Melany Melikian always knew there was something special between them. Once they connected, “All of the pieces seemed to fall into place,” says Melany. Five years later, Emil surprised his bride-to-be with a photo-booth proposal at an unassuming L.A. restaurant.

The couple’s low-key proposal was offset by an elaborate ceremony and reception at Vibiana in DTLA. With contemporary style reigning supreme, marble tables were outfitted with lush ivory bouquets peppered with greenery and gold and gray velvet accents. After indulging in specialty cocktails and appetizers—including mini grilled cheese sandwiches—guests dined on a lavish three-course meal. Champagne flowed as guests danced the night away. The couple reveled in the moment they entered their reception, where they were met with 475 loved one’s ready to celebrate their union. “The energy was amazing,” Melany shared.

The newlyweds spent one week in Barcelona, Spain, and another in Madrid. Staying at URSO Hotel & Spa, a boutique hotel, in Madrid and Le Méridien Barcelona in La Rambla within Barcelona, the couple immersed themselves in the culture, even attending a FC Barcelona game.

Creative Team:

Venue: Redbird Vibiana
Food + Beverage: Neal Fraser, Tobin Shea
Planner: Fancy That! Events
Photographer: Duke Photography
Floral Design: Eddie Zaratsian
Beauty: Face It Sugar
Bakery: Rafi’s Pastry & Cakes
Rentals:  Rental Avenue Events; A Rental Connection;
White Night Design
Video: White Rose Productions

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