A Handmade Airplane Hangar Wedding: Kelly + Curtis – Part 1

airplane hangar wedding

I have such a treat for you guys today! This lovely wedding sent over by the talented + super sweet Ashley Rose is sure to get your creative juices flowing! The bride did most of the wedding herself – including designing + making her own wedding dress, invitations, and so much more! And the location – it took place at an airplane hangar with the ceremony outdoors between two planes and the reception inside the hangar! What a unique location for a wedding! There were so many great photos from the day, that I had enough for two posts, so be sure to check back later today for the ceremony and reception photos.

A bit into the day from KellyWe were definitely inspired by the venue: a hangar filled with WWII airplanes and memorabilia! Our logo design was inspired by a mix of aviator wings and the original winged emblem of Piaggio (who makes Vespa scooters). The colors we picked happened to be 3 of the 4 colors (mint green, coral, and marigold) that are in my Andy Warhol bird tattoo (they’re my fave colors!) and they also had a vintage feel to them, which mixed right in with the overall look. Overall, we wanted our wedding to be meaningful to us, really feel like us as a couple, and be fun for our guests!

red shoes with hearts

bride with gloves airplane

succulent bouquet

bride with airplane

Can you believe she made her own dress!? She designed and sewed it. She also used vintage pearls from an old necklace that she had to decorate the dress.

bridesmaids in peach, blue and yellow

Each bridesmaid picked out their own dress. Kelly gave them the color swatches and some examples, and let them have fun with it! :) The feather hair clips each girl wore were made by Kelly.

bridesmaids in peach, blue and yellow

groom with airplane

I will always love first look photos…so so sweet! :)

first look at airplane hangar

bride and groom with airplane

lovebird sign wedding

bride with gloves by airplane

How amazing is Kelly’s vintage veil? She found it on Which Goose along with the vintage gloves she wore.

bride with red veil

bride and groom with airplane

airplane wedding invitation

And yep, Kelly designed, printed, and cut out all the paper goods for the day also, including the invitation suites and the Love Birds banner above. So much creativity! Be sure to check out part two with their ceremony among the planes and their reception in the airplane hanger with a vintage vespa!

photography: Ashley Rose // venue: Commemorative Air Force hangar at the Camarillo Airport // wedding dress: designed and sewn by Kelly (the bride) // shoes: h&m (sparkly heart clips made by Kelly) // headpiece + gloves: both vintage found on Which Goose // floral design: Randi Tucker of Tucker Floral; flowers provided by our friend Gerald from Skyline Flowers // paper goods: Kelly designed and printed all the paper goods – check out her website // coordination: Heather Hoesch of LVL Events // catering: Tender Greens – Heidi Wahl was our contact // desserts: Traditional Apple and Dutch Apple Pie from Julian Pie Company // espresso cart: Cafecito Organico of Los Angeles // photo booth: Photo Booth Moment // dj: Nicholas of Coastal Entertainment Group // string trio for ceremony + cocktail hour: International String Trio // groom suit: Hugo Boss, tie from Divine Domestication on Etsy, camper shoes // rings: both my engagement ring + wedding band are from the 1920s. We found the engagement ring in San Francisco and the band in West Hollywood at antique/estate jewelers. Curt’s ring was made by Bittersweets in New York.

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  1. Okay, I officially want to be Ashley. I’ve said it so many times before, but she always gets the coolest weddings!! GORGEOUS wedding and equally gorgeous work, Ashley!! xx.

  2. This wedding is very beautiful! =)

  3. L-O-V-E all of the color! (and that everything is not ‘matchy-matchy’ The more personal to the couple..the better!

  4. Absolutely stunning! Was such an honor to be a part of. Thanks from Tender Greens to Heather at LVL, Kelly & Curtis. You are beyond adorable :)

  5. Can anybody tell me who designed the yellow bridesmaid dress? I’m slightly in love

  6. Kelly and Curtis are such a talented couple. LVL was honored to be a part of their wedding! Thanks for the feature. Can’t wait to see Part 2.

  7. so very gorgeous! love the venue!

  8. oh my sweet goodness…what an amazing wedding!! SO original…loved all of her hair accessories and their sweet details…gorgeous!

  9. Oh my gosh, what a unique and beautiful wedding! So you’re telling me that Ashley designed and made her own wedding dress.. and all of her invitations (which are adorable by the way)?? What a creative and talented woman!

  10. Thank you for featuring me + my hubby Curtis, GWS!!! Thank you to all our talented vendors who helped make it happen! :) And thank you, thank you, Ashley Rose, for capturing our wedding in such a gorgeous way!!

    Mandi, the yellow dress is from an awesome little vintage shop in Little Tokyo in Downtown LA on 1st St (by Daikokuya restaurant). I couldn’t find a website for them! but they’re on the corner of 1st St.; check them out if you live in the LA area :)

    Thank you everyone for all the sweet comments :)

    <3 Kelly

  11. Love that location, stunning! and the pastels? Don’t get me started!

  12. Amazingly beautiful!! And so creative! I am planning my wedding this year and I had picked the same color palette as this one, so I am extra-inspired today!! Can anyone tell me where the floral bridesmaid dress is from?? I am looking for similar floral dresses for my girls and this one is the perfect colors!!

  13. Danielle-
    That pretty floral dress is from Anthropologie :)

  14. Awesome, thanks!!

  15. Amazing pictures! Every bride should have a photo shoot in front of vintage planes!

  16. Love how creative this shoot is! Everything is so colourful and so chic! LOVE the illustrated wedding invites.

  17. awesome!!!

  18. This is so adorable!! x

  19. I’ve never seen a wedding with so much colour variety that geld pretty well. Fantastic dresses! Would also love to know more about the bride’s head piece. Thanks in advance.


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