A Modern, Whimsical Wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California
As collectors of Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) memorabilia, Joe Goldman and Adam Green hosted a wedding inspired by the airline. They included plenty of mid-century modern details, as well as actual décor from the airline and the Pan Am Experience (an aviation-themed film studio in Los Angeles). The wedding also had a blue and gold color palette, which the couple introduced with modern Pan Am–inspired paper goods. The ceremony took place outdoors at LA's Skirball Cultural Center. Joe and Adam donned matching blue suits and brown shoes, along with floral yellow ties with accompanying pocket squares. They stood beneath a metal chuppah decorated with whimsical yellow flower arrangements. "Yellow in the flowers popped and strongly complemented the blues and whites, especially in our boutonnieres against our cobalt blue suits," the couple says. "Our florist even incorporated the Pan Am logo in the chuppah design." Guests then attended a reception inside the museum. "We had a giant 747 set as the backdrop, actual airplane seats as the photo booth, real actors as flight attendants and a seating list that was a departures/arrivals board, among other unique details," the couple says. Other fun details included wedding programs in the form of an airline safety instruction card, 3-D clouds surrounding the sweetheart table and airport-inspired table numbers (one of them, for example, was named after JFK Airport in New York City).