A Lively Modern Wedding at Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles, California
Marcus Kaye and Chris Rallo wed at the Heritage Square Museum because they loved the old-world charm of the buildings—but they also incorporated plenty of modern, eclectic touches into their day. "Our wedding took place amidst a bunch of old Victorian homes and an old church," Marcus says. "We knew we didn't want the décor to go too 'barnyard,' so we leaned into a navy and metallic color palette to add a contemporary edge." A blue invitation introduced guests to the wedding, and it matched the grooms' custom suits. "I opted for a double breasted blue suit with a black velvet bow tie and black shirt," Marcus says. "Chris got the same blue fabric from my suit for a more traditional two-button look. He also wore a black and glitter necktie." Both grooms accessorized their looks with black glitter loafers. The ceremony, which took place in front of an elegant historic home built in the late 19th century, was decorated with geometric copper structures and greenery. The tented reception featured long tables with blue linens and whimsical centerpieces. The couple chose to uplight the homes, and they made hundreds of metallic spheres filled with LED lights to hang from the trees above. But the highlight of the night was perhaps the disco complete with a drag queen performance. "Chris and I love to dance and often go to queer disco parties, and we wanted to create that environment for our guests," Marcus says. "Jonnie Reinhart came out in full disco attire and performed 'On the Radio' by Donna Summer and a stripped-down version of Britney Spears's 'Toxic' for the garter toss (we took the garters off of her)." The grooms say it was the "true highlight" of the night.
Our favorite #MakeTradition moment: For religious traditions, "we both stepped on glasses (per Jewish culture) and opened the dance floor with the hora (for Marcus) and the tarantella (for Chris's Italian heritage)," Marcus says. "But we, of course, found disco versions of both."