When we stumbled home last night from The Cream, a wedding blowout put on by renown L.A. party planners, Bash, Please, the feeling was exactly as though we were coming down from our best friend's epic-status wedding. The bride wore BHLDN (the Anthropologie bridal offshoot put on a fashion show featuring its ethereal spring 2012 collection), there was free tequila and PBR and guests danced to a folksy wedding band and to tunes spun by a skinny-tie-adorned DJ who favored early 90s hip hop.
And just like a hip friend's nuptials, the decor was bright and fun (Geronimo Balloons, circus-inspired lighting and streamers galore) and the food was locally-driven and sustainability minded (caterers Whoa Nelly! and Forage served up cheese plates and gourmet pupusas, while Simple Things Sandwich and Pie Shop offered a tempting spread of mini whoopie pies and tarts, Sno-Cone Amor had exotic mini cones, and Sweet Lucie's was scooping organic, homemade ice cream).
Guests swarmed Urbanic Paper Goods' towering display of cheeky invites and shopped on the spot. Others lounged on mid-century modern furniture provided by Yeah! Rentals—speaking of which, if you're looking for the perfect tribal-print ottoman or Lucite vase, we've found your guy. After hours of tasting and perusing, the evening wrapped up with a DJ-led dance off. The prize: a trip for two to Paris.
If you couldn't make it, you can check out all of the vendors that helped make the event so spectacular right here at The Cream's Crop.—Hanah Snavely
· The Cream [Official Site]
· Plan Your Wedding in One Swoop at The Cream Tonight [Racked]