”You'll feel like a dazzling Scarlett being swept away by her handsome Rhett when you host your wedding at The Sepulveda Home, a Louisiana French Colonial private residence that evokes the romance of Gone With the Wind-era Southern hospitality. Perched on a hill with a panoramic view of thePort ofLos Angeles andWorldCruiseCenter, the historic San Pedro home is offered by a mother-daughter team as an intimate venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The unique abode was built in 1929 for a newlywed couple. When the bride asked her architect father to design a home that would reflect her groom's Southern roots, he created blueprints for this antebellum-style residence, now brimming with 80 years of collected treasures. Since 1985, its current owners have lavished the 2000-square-foot house with tender loving care, raising three children here while filling it with artifacts from around the world, complemented by local finds that contribute to an eclectic, multicultural ambiance.
As you sit in a rocking chair on the 40-foot front porch, enclosed by gracious columns and cooled by ceiling fans, it's easy to imagine being transported to a gentler, bygone era. The nostalgic fantasy continues in your private dressing room, appointed with a Louis XIV mirrored armoire, antique-style fainting couch and turn-of-the-century hatboxes. This is truly the perfect spot to put finishing touches on hair and makeup while enjoying time with your bridesmaids. And to enhance that pampered, your on-site assistant will provide you with light refreshments and personal amenities.
Say your vows on the home's romantic balcony, overlooking the patio below and the twinkling lights of the port beyond. Or, tie the knot in the lush garden amphitheater, graced with hanging chandeliers, a running creek, and towering pepper and magnolia trees draped with Spanish moss. Perfumed by grapevines climbing an outdoor bar and warmed by the original outdoor fireplace, the home features a gourmet espresso machine station for European-style beverage service and an area for dancing beneath the stars.
While your guests sip warm cappuccinos or cool mint juleps, you can revel in the glow of a perfectly coordinated affair and start anticipating your honeymoon—perhaps a cruise departing from the nearby port. It can be arranged by the same attentive team that recommended local wedding resources, assisted you with all details, and made sure your day was stress-free from dreamy beginning to final toast.