A Food-Focused, Los Angeles Wedding Day at Redbird

Real Wedding
Kristie and Diarmuid embraced bold hues and florals for their chic downtown wedding.
Written by
Catherine Cortes


California Wedding Day Fall/Winter 2023

The acclaimed Redbird restaurant in downtown Los Angeles proved the perfect choice for Kristie Lo and Diarmuid McCoy’s cuisine-focused wedding. The couple wished to center their day around food, florals and family—with many members traveling from all corners of the globe to attend their wedding. The special day began with an intimate first look at Hotel Figueroa and then shifted to Redbird for the ceremony and reception. Known for its New American cuisine, the restaurant also has an ample outdoor space that was perfectly suited to their wedding day feast. Inessa Nichols Design brought the color into the day by designing a magnificent ceremony pillar and a dramatic floral arrangement in hues of yellow, orange and magenta that was suspended over the dining table. Chef Neal Fraser and the culinary team served a beautiful dinner featuring dishes such as chawnamushi (a Japanese custard) with lobster, hamachi crudo with blood orange ponzu, cavatelli with foraged mushrooms and English peas, porterhouse steak and much more. Celebrating Poppy, the couple’s daughter, was a top priority, so they named the farmers-market-themed seating chart in her honor and incorporated illustrations of her namesake flower into details such as the guest favors and paper goods. Guests were also encouraged to pick produce and flowers from the seating station for an interactive, take-home experience. Ginger and Pepper, the couple’s dogs, also made a charming appearance at the wedding ceremony, dressed impeccably in an adorable doggy tuxedo and floral collar. Highlighting family and cuisine, Kristie and Diarmuid’s wedding was a remarkable celebration that radiated love and joy.

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Downtown Los Angeles


Los Angeles, CA







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