A Modern, Whimsical Rooftop Wedding at the London West Hollywood in West Hollywood, California

Tradition melded with contemporary creativity at the wedding of Bora Hong and William Park. Their church ceremony at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, California, was followed by a whimsical rooftop garden reception at the London West Hollywood in West Hollywood, California. “I wanted a mixture of classic, modern, romantic and a little bit of whimsy,” says Bora, whose palette for the reception centered on garden greens and soft watercolor tones. From the hand-drawn invitations and illustrated menu cards to Bora’s wedding dress, countless elements at the couple’s wedding had a personal touch. “The night before, my bridesmaid and I hand-sewed my wedding dress to make it off-shoulder,” Bora says. “I wanted [it to have] a vintage, romantic feel.” After cocktails in the LondonWest Hollywood’s courtyard, Bora and William’s guests headed to the roof, where they looked out the Los Angeles skyline from long rectangular banquet tables, which were illuminated by bistro lights and chandeliers. Each table was topped with garden-fresh garlands, low vases with soft pink peonies and vintage gold candlesticks. As the sun went down, the bold black-and-white dance floor was a dramatic focal point. —Carolyn Meers