The Modern Wedding Venue

The Modern Wedding Venue

The Modern in Long Beach, CA

The Modern wedding venue is one of our favorite newer wedding venues for a sophisticated affair. We love all the newest eye catching movement of color and sophistication coming in to the wedding fashion and design world this year… and this was our chance to show it off!!

We noticed a new venue opening up call “The Modern”. Located on a private airport in Long Beach, California, we wanted to seize the opportunity to show off its polished concrete floors, marble bar tops and its stunning 16 foot chandelier made up of over 300 glass orbs! So exciting to have such a beautiful space brand new to the Orange County and Los Angeles wedding market.

We started the day off as any bride would with hair and make up and all things beautiful!  The groom boasted a fabulous, two toned, dark blue and black suit. Complete with a floral bow tie made of flowers to match his pocket square, he looked dashing! The couple got dressed in the couples suite upstairs and gazed out as they watched thereception space come to life with all of our fun design ideas. My personal favorite was cake wall, because who needs a dessert table when you can have a whole wall, but seriously!!!!!

We worked our way through all our favorite places in the venue. A grand staircase, a patio to watch the planes come and go and even their second story wine cellar.

Truly a fabulous way to start off a great wedding season!

The bride and groom featured in our shoot, Elle & Ryan, are currently engaged and have a wedding planned for Memorial Weekend 2018. The Elle told us the number one thing she learned was how heavy the bouquet was and that she would need to start an arm work out to make sure she could hold onto hers all night.

As seen on June Bug Weddings!

Our wildest wedding floral dreams were brought to life in this incredible wedding inspiration shoot at The Modern! Using a mix of red, pink, and purple blooms, along with loads of lush greenery, Little Hill Floral Designs covered nearly every surface with spectacular installations, garlands, table clusters, runners, bouquets, and even a whimsical bowtie for the groom! Weddings by Cortney Helaine outdid herself with the overall design, which featured two different table designs using a classic black, white, and gold color palette, and two fabulous geode wedding cakes from Great Dane Baking Company. We love how Jessie Schultz Photography captured this shoot from every angle, allowing us to discover new treasures every time we come back to these photos!

Vendor Love

Planning and Design: Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Florals: Little Hill Floral Designs

Cake: Great Dane Bakery

Dress: Maggie Sottero from Mary Me Bridal

Men’s Wear: Friar Tux

Venue: The Modern, LB

Paper Goods: Elizabeth King Designs

Videography: Kyro Digital

Photography: Jessie Schultz Photography

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Vintage Rugs: Sundrop Vintage

Hair and Make up: Stacey Alyson Beauty


Cortney Helaine is the creator of five star event experiences in Orange County and surrounding areas. We are fluent in cultural celebrations and specialize in working with a global clientele that seeks to weave their life stories and imagination into cohesive, multi-cultural events.

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