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Panton Chairs. PHOTO: Jennifer Emerling.
Heirloom tomato gazpacho shots. PHOTO: Jennifer Emerling.
Whimsical dinosaur planters. PHOTO: Jennifer Emerling.
Slicing Kurobuta porchetta. PHOTO: Jennifer Emerling.
Plating chopped salad with raw goat's ricotta and seasonal fruit vinaigrette. PHOTO: Jennifer Emerling.
Ranunculus and tropical white anthurium on tabletop. PHOTO: Jennifer Emerling.
Brandade of salt cod. PHOTO: Jennifer Emerling.
Three-course menu. PHOTO: Jennifer Emerling.
The American Cement Building. PHOTO: Jennifer Emerling.

Savor the Skyline

by C California Style

With a futuristic touch, Heirloom LA pulls off a wedding feast as light as air.

Los Angeles’ American Cement Building was the 1964 vision of the firm Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall. Through its latticed skeleton of sculptural harlequin‑pattern concrete covering its façade, one can enjoy views for days. This incredible piece of architectural yesteryear was a stunning backdrop for a recent sunset ceremony and reception. Tables perfectly lined with shiny Panton chairs were awash with monochromatic anthurium and ranunculus in angular black vases, while dark foliage and hints of gold added interest to the tablescape. Perennially hot caterer Heirloom LA planned a menu to complement the minimal-mod scheme. “The bride did all the design herself with a 2001: A Space Odyssey concept,” explains co-owner Tara Maxey. “It was really elegantly unusual.” No astronaut food here—from the cocktail hour of old-fashioneds and tequila palomas, to the farm-direct dinner and truffle-studded dessert—the feast (think heirloom gazpacho,market fish, ricotta cavatelli with red beet juice) reflected sunset colors but didn’t detract from the ethereal mood. heirloomla.com.