This Chic Wedding Transformed a Hollywood Director’s Home into a Wedding Venue

April 14, 2017 | juliette

When you’re getting married in Hollywood, California, is there any place more idyllic than an industry director’s stately mansion? After seeing these photos of Sam and Kyle’s wedding, we certainly don’t think so! From the courtyard ceremony and reception to all the secluded nooks that were perfect for romantic portraits, we’re in love with this unique space that served not only as the couple’s wedding venue but also as the place they first met. In keeping with their easy-going personalities, they used minimal décor in the form of Standard Wax candles and mini potted succulents, which then became favors for the guests. The bride also had paper flowers made from the couple’s favorite comic incorporated into her bouquet. Photographer Kym Ventola captured every detail of this sophisticated wedding beautifully!

The Couple:

Sam and Kyle

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Los Angeles, California

We were incredibly lucky to get married in this house. We met while Sam was working for a director and Kyle was working for a producer, and by some miracle the director let us get married at his house. It was really special and so incredibly generous. The house has sentimental meaning to us — it’s the actual place we met before starting to date.

Both of us are minimalists. And the venue was so perfect on its own, it was pretty easy to keep it pared-down. We kept decorations to a minimum and the few things we did bring in were natural wood, simple colors, a few potted succulents, and things that accompanied the exiting environment.

We like simple and functional. Sam had this idea to use the candle and succulent centerpieces as wedding favors and use matchboxes as place cards. The goal was for it to be beautiful on the day, and then have everyone take home a piece of the night. Our favorite candles are from Standard Wax, who specialize in thoughtfully designed ceramic containers specifically made to be reused long after the candle burns down. Our centerpieces were a mixture of their soy candles and succulents planted in reused or empty vessels. The guests loved it, there wasn’t anything left on the tables at the end of the night. This also meant we didn’t have to spend money on flower decorations. Success!

Processional – “Silver Morning” by Brian Eno
Bride’s Entranc – “Diva Plavalaguna Song” from Fifth Element
Recessional – “Bacon Pancakes New York Remix” from Adventure Time
First Dance – “Cheers” by Blake Mills

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kym Ventola
Event Planning – OneNine Design
Floral Design – CJ Matsumoto & Sons
Catering – Red Bread Catering
Cake – Lark Cake Shop
DJ – DJ BigDrop
Live Music – Sam Peters
Videography – Patrick Lawler
Invitations – Brian Flynn
Makeup Artist – Choma Makeup Studio
Hair Styling – ROIL Salon
Wedding Dress – Vera Wang
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – J. Crew
Rings – Claude Morady Vintage Jewelry
Favors – Standard Wax


A big congratulations to Sam and Kyle, and a huge thanks to Junebug member Kym Ventola for sharing these beautiful photos! Love the dreaminess and sophistication of a mansion wedding? Check out Nicole and Jay’s Nashville destination wedding at Riverwood Mansion!

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  1. Gorgeous photo shoot. Love the dress!

  2. Dark and dramatic – love this!

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