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Downtown "I Do's": Eat, Shop, Sleep in Downtown Los Angeles

A list of some favorite places for a bride & groom-to-be to eat, shop, and sleep in Downtown LA.

Drago Centro

At Drago Centro, you can have your cake and eat it too… literally! Pastry chef Jashmine Corpuz will prepare the wedding cake on-site, and the Drago team can create custom chocolate boxes for each guest. (The two chocolates inside representing the bride & groom’s personality – whether that’s sweet, salty, or a little nutty!) The elegant interior - with floor to ceiling windows - and top notch contemporary Italian cuisine have been the vision of chef Celestino Drago. Have Sommelier Michael Shearin plan a wine tasting for your bachelorette party at the bar with views of the glamorous wine tower, rehearsal dinner in the Flower Room, or an intimate reception in the private Vault – at Drago Centro you’re sure to find the perfect event space for your wedding planning needs.

Los Angeles Jewelry District

Good news for the groom (or those bridesmaids itching to be next down the aisle): Downtown Los Angeles is home to the largest jewelry district in the United States. Rubbing elbows with Pershing Square and the additionally impressive Fashion District, the Jewelry District is home to roughly 5,000 jewelers just waiting to sell you that gigantic, emerald-cut diamond with platinum band - and diamond baguettes, of course.

O Hotel

What’s the first thing every newlywed couple wants to do after months of planning and waiting? Sleep. O Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles’ first independent boutique hotel, is just up the street from LA’s Staple Center and newly constructed LA Live Center, complete with restaurants, bowling, movies, and more – give visiting guests options to keep occupied and O Hotel’s 24-hour concierge will keep them happy so you won’t have to. So enjoy that comfy bed and chic décor, your life starts again at checkout… ‘Til your honeymoon, at least.

All three of these vendors are located within walking distance of each other for convenience to those out-of-town visitors.  Now that’s how to plan a proper Downtown Los Angeles soirée.