A Rustic Meets Modern Los Angeles Wedding: Lindsey + Will

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Lindsey + Will are both artists by trade and their work has taken the lead in their adventures together thus far. It brought them together, it was the reason they moved from Texas to Los Angeles and it played a big part in their rustic-meets-modern Los Angeles wedding. The clean lined, greenhouse-like feel of their venue, Elysian, set a fun, playful tone for the day and provided the perfect environment for Lindsey + Will to incorporate a slew of handmade details that helped tell their guests their story. And I love the relaxed approach they took when it came to planning. Here’s a bit more about that from Lindsey:

Will and I are a very laid back couple and rarely are we formal. We don’t stick to too many traditions, in fact the only tradition we kept for our wedding was we didn’t want to see each other the entire day before the ceremony. The rest we made up as we went along. What was most important to us, was that we threw a great party, where a wedding also happened to take place. The typical wedding decor and demeanor just isn’t our style, so we aimed for an artsy, rustic, and whimsical affair with good music, things to play with, a mountain of BBQ, and plenty to drink.

Big thanks to Jessica Hickerson for sharing these gorgeous images with us today + congratulations to Lindsey + Will!





The pops of berry red throughout the bridal party attire (and wedding design) was a really lovely choice. It looks so great with their otherwise neutral color palette.





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Love Lindsey’s boho flower crown by Ellamah!

flower crown

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And I’m just a little bit obsessed with the adorable place settings! The striped cutlery bags are the cutest!

wooden silverware

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After we were announced for our grand entrance, we sat in front of everyone at our sweetheart table. We couldn't stop remarking on how everything turned out just as we had imagined it. On top of that, there didn't seem to be one person that wasn't talking to another person - we had pulled it off! We were relieved, in love, and ready to enjoy our first party as husband and wife.

mr and mrs



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Processional: Bridal Party: Northern Lights – The Bowerbirds; Bride: These Days – Nico

Recessional: The Man in Me – Bob Dylan

First Dance: I Can't Stop Loving You – Ray Charles

first dance

Be true to yourself. Don't doubt yourself or your ideas. Be sure to choose things that you truly enjoy and that reflect you. Your guests will love anything you pick because you will be giving them a glimpse inside your world. Most importantly, have fun, and I mean SO much fun! This is your celebration!

photography: Jessica Hickerson // venue: Elysian Los Angeles, California // event design: Bride // event planner: Kayla Ton of Pink Cloud 9 // floral design + flower crown: Ellamah // wedding dress: Grace Loves Lace // shoes: Aldo // bridesmaid dresses: Forever 21, Free People, Baby Mabels // hair + makeup: Johcelynn and Lindsay of Neihule Salon // groom suit: J. Crew // paper goods: Bride // catering: Baby Blues BBQ // cake: Frosted Cupcakery // dj: Red Shoe

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  1. So much laughter in these photos, beautiful wedding .

  2. Loved how they placed those adorable non-traditional cake toppers next to the cupcakes.

  3. Thank you Jen and GWS for featuring this wedding!! Lindsey and Will are truly an amazing couple and it was an honor to be their wedding photographer! xoxo

  4. This is pretty much my dream wedding. So lovely!!

  5. beautiful photography Jessica! well done :)

  6. Such a lovely couple and amazing photographs Jessica!!! Love all the detail shots. Thank you for sharing!!!

  7. Beautiful processional song choice! Also I love how fresh and breezy all these photos are.

  8. This is just so stunning! Dreamy! Right to the last details… i love love this

  9. The flower crown! I love it! Sweet couple and stunning photos! The mountain of BBQ looks Yummy! :)

  10. This is just my style. Can you tell me where you got the settings and plates from?

    • @Tanya – bamboo plates and flatware were purchased online! There’s a million different websites you can buy them from. Feel free to contact me if you can’t find what you’re looking for and I will send you the direct links (there were multiple).

  11. Amazing photos Jessica! Looks like it was a creative, gorgeous fun filled day.

  12. Thanks GWS for featuring another elysian wedding and my first wedding planning feature!

  13. I am so happy to see Lindsey and Will’s wedding here on Green Wedding Shoes! It was a wonderful day for a beautiful couple.


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