I’m in love with Cicada. I adore old-Hollywood elegance. The space, a former men’s department store from the 1920s, is not only a landmark, the staff have a service ethic from a different era as well. Adelmo and Richard manage the space brilliantly – their staff can turn over a ceremony space to a banquet setup for over 100 in no time flat.
Recently we had the pleasure of coordinating another wedding at Cicada, and the couple imbued the evening with their Hollywood savvy (she’s in casting – and beautiful as a movie star – and he’s a writer, and handsome as a leading man – the perfect couple!). A script for a guestbook, a dress straight out of a 1930s classic movie, a candy bar that delighted the Shirley Temple in all of us – it was definitely a night rich in character and love. Elizabeth Etienne Photography is responsible for the beautiful photos.
What I also loved about this event is that took advantage of local, Downtown-LA businesses. Guests and bridal party stayed around the corner at Hilton Checkers, and the bride and groom ordered their wedding cake from the Nickel Diner, a local favorite. In fact, I headed to the city extra early that morning to join a friend for breakfast at the diner – and enjoyed their cake many hours later! Downtown L.A. has truly become a vibrant community. Cicada has been in the center of it all for years, and will be for many more to come.
Venue + Dining: Cicada
Photographer: Elizabeth Etienne Photography
Flowers: Flower Duet
Cake: Nickel Diner