A Whimsical Warehouse Elopement

warehouse elopement

More and more couples are having elopements and looking for a way to put their own creative spin on the day. I just love the inspiration sent over for today for an elopement in a warehouse – love the mix of urban and pretty flowers. :) The team imagined a couple coming upon this vast, raw industrial warehouse and creating a perfect intimate dream world for their wedding by using the abandoned detritus that might be found within – an old box of doilies for a ceremony backdrop, long forgotten vintage musical instruments to serve as the dinner table centerpiece and dessert table accents, a dress form to stand in as the officiant, vintage cut crystal and silver for their place-settings.

The wedding is a quiet celebration. Each space – the ceremony, the reception, the dessert bar, the dance floor – is decorated only enough for each other and their furry witness, Pippi. The rest is left unfinished, beautifully empty. The color palette developed from the tones within the space. Greys, whites, terra cotta and natural wood tones are softened up with warm peachy tones. They further softened the spaces with their decorative accents of crochet doilies and blankets, crystal, feathers, gauze and chiffon. Such magical + dreamy inspiration! Big thanks to Leah Lee Photography and to GATHER Events and Occasions for the design + paper goods!

cut-out words invitation inspiration

cut-out words invitation inspiration

whimsical bouquet, boho weddding dress

bride getting ready, warehouse

bride getting ready, warehouse

bride getting ready, warehouse

warehouse elopement, flowers growing altar

warehouse elopement, flowers growing altar

lace doilies, flower patch altar

flower patch altar

warehouse elopement

warehouse elopement, dog

warehouse elopement

coral button up, suspenders

There is also an underlying musical note present throughout. Their book of vows, dinner place settings and dance floor decor are snippets of song lyrics that represent messages and love notes to one another. Their elaborate wedding dinner comes in the form of prettily-packaged gourmet takeout. Heirloom LA provided the incredible eats. Check out the cute cornish game hens and their famous lasagna cupcakes (which I can attest are so, so yummy!) All the amazing rental are from Archive Vintage Rentals and the stunning florals are by Krista Jon.

heiloom LA lasagna cupcakes

blush tablescape

gramophone, flowers

gramophone, doily tablescape

flowers in gramophone

whimsical flowers

bride and groom, warehouse

hanging words, clear balls

Gorgeous cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop.

blush and dusty blue weding cake

bride and groom, hanging words

Tower Films also provided a stunning visual display of both the behind-the-scenes action of the creative team and the stunning couple on their dream day.

Thanks so much to all these creative wedding artists for sharing their vision with us today!

photography: Leah Lee Photography // design + styling + paper goods: GATHER Events and Occasions // cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop // catering: Heirloom LA // florals + styling: Krista Jon // rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals // hair: Nicole Chew Beauty // makeup: Lauren Dunning // wedding dress: Stella Alberti Couture // bridal accessories: Lo Boheme // bow ties: Pocket Square Clothing // jewelry: Ariel Gordon // venue: Jesse St. // videography: Tower Films // models: Aurelia Scheppers + Jado Lee


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  1. The design and styling is just amazing. I am drooling over the romance and whimsy. I am inspired all over again…maybe I’ll renew my vows someday! Beautiful in every way!

  2. Beautiful! I mean every detail is spectacular.

  3. Whoa, that phonograph centerpiece is freaking AMAZING.

  4. What attract me is her unique dress!!And the vintage musical instrument is a nice inspiration!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous and so romantic! No detail was left unturned and it makes me want to do it all over again. Give me more!

  6. Thanks so much for featuring this shoot Jen! I loved working with the whole team!

  7. The photo shoot location is very artistic and perfect for the couple’s concept – very dramatic. And the dress, oh it’s stunning!

  8. Ah, this story came out so lovely! Thank you for featuring it Green Wedding Shoes!

  9. These pictures are adorable and flirty! What a great inspiration to the true meaning of weddings. Gather Events does beautiful things :)

  10. Wow, this is the most unique elopement I’ve ever seen! I love every iota of it. Simply lovely.

  11. We are so honored to be on Green Wedding Shoes! Thank you very much for the feature, Jen. Loved every minute of working on this shoot with our amazing team!

  12. Very creative, love the use of the phonograph and the mobile.

    Nice Job!!

  13. Oh man, genius! A perfect balance of vintage, femininity, and industrial. I’m in love. GATHER, will you marry me?

  14. Wow! I really love the theme color. You really inspired me and I’ve been thinking what to do for my future wedding. I love the wooden chairs you have there. Well, I wish that I could find several wooden chairs and may be I’m thinking to borrow some from the neighbors. I am planning for a simple wedding with close friends and families are our only guests.

  15. Such a great wedding. I really find this collection of designs so unique and the whimsical equipment is so vintage, I love it!

  16. Wow as if the tulips are blooming in sight!!!!! love the flowers in the phonograph!
    love the dress too!

  17. What a beautiful idea, and such stunning photographs. I plan to elope when my big day arrives but something like this never even crossed my mind, i will be looking into this kind of wedding further from now on..

    Charlotte xx

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  18. Stunning. What a sweet and creative take on an elopement ceremony and celebration!

  19. This is stunning! Love the elegant simplicity and creativity. Gorgeous. Makes me want to get married again!

  20. So fun and beautiful! Love every single whimsical and vintage detail. Especially love the phonograph full of flowers and the script around the place setting!

  21. Amazing……Simply beautiful! I love the the rustic elegance. Every time I think I’ve pick my perfect thing I find something I love even more! OK, maybe the flowers in the gramophone?? And the doilies…..and the cake…and the dress….see what I mean!

  22. Gorgeous shoot, love the idea and all the great people involved. Love that behind the scenes video too. Cute dog!

  23. What a gorgeous presentation! Quietly elegant without being pretentious. Whimsical but chic at the same time.

    A beautiful start to a life together and one that’s memorable for a lifetime.

  24. Wow, gorgeous! Maybe it’s not too late to “elope”… love the phonograph + song quotes.

  25. Just featured this one as our “Wedding of the day”! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing!

  26. Thanks for the feature Jen, what an honor! It was an awesome team to work with, thanks to everyone involved! High five!

  27. I feel like I just awoke from the most magical, entrancing dream. Well done to all involved. Now, where’s that snooze button?

  28. I love the “witness” to the ceremony. That is too cute. Beautiful images!

  29. this is adorable! i had no idea that such cuteness could go into an elopement or i would have done this for mine. the carpet with the tulips is one of the coolest things i have ever seen! congrats to the couple on their elopement and to GATHER for such an inspired and creative design.

  30. Every little attention to detail in this wedding shows – it is absolutely lovely!

  31. It was such an honor to work with each of the creative teams for this shoot. Surrounded by such beauty makes creating a beautiful movie easy!

  32. The film was so much fun to make! Dog wedding next?

  33. this is so awesome!! VERY original and unique! It’s refreshing from the typical cookie cutter weddings and videos that you usually see. Lots of love to the happy couple!

  34. So gorgeous! I especially loved the video, well done!

  35. Beautiful job! I love the video.

  36. I loved looking at all the details, what a creative piece of art!

  37. Oh man, it still isn’t old. We had so much talent crammed into one warehouse. Can I please have my house filled with these flowers on a daily basis?

  38. This is just fabulous!! Love all of the intricate little details.

  39. INCREDIBLE. What amazing style this couple has! Eating every detail up.

  40. Please tell me the location of this!!! I’m looking for a warehouse venue for my wedding and I absolutely love this location!! I’m assuming this was done in LA based off looking at the different vendors you listed here. Please help!

  41. I’m so sad the link to the venue Jesse St.doesn’t work. It just comes back with “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable”

  42. Very creative and lovely ideas especially the ceremony setup area.

  43. Love the look of this! The video was amazing :)


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