Laidback Los Angeles Wedding: Jeanne + Alex

flower crown bride

Guys, say hello to Jeanne + Alex, a super cute duo who loves LA, good food, live music and – of course – each other! They tied the knot at one of Los Angeles’ raddest venues, Elysian, an urban oasis that runs right alongside the LA River. Their goal was to keep the day simple, and focus on love + community. So inviting some of their close friends to play live music throughout the ceremony + reception was a must and family members came together and helped bake desserts + decorate the venue.

We’re totally loving the berry + green color palette, the plethora of pretty eucalyptus garlands, and Jeanne’s stunning sheath dress from Paris 1900. And let’s face it, there really couldn’t have been anyone better than the talented gals from Rad + In Love to capture J + A’s fun and laidback day! These images are just so pretty…

flower crown bride

first look

first look elysian

first look

Jeanne made her lovely, protea-filled bouquet herself!

protea bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom

ceremony program

Elysian LA



aisle runner



Alex: All of the times our friends and family played music, especially when my dad got got up there.

Jeanne: After our entrance as a married couple, when we stood in front of everyone and looked out into the faces of all of our loved ones.


happy bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

seating chart

table numbers


pomegranite table decor


We love the simplicity of the tablescape, and the pomegranate details provide such a perfect pop of red!

pomegranite table decor


pomegranite seed cake

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From Rad + In Love, At one point Jeanne got up and surprised Alex by beautifully singing Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You In The End”. The funny thing is, Alex had wanted to sing that to Jeanne on their wedding night but chickened out! He sat and watched her with a smile on his face tears in his eyes.


folk band

Processional: O Leãozinho – Caetano Veloso (Played live by friends)

Recessional: Scenic World – Beirut (Played live by friends)

First Dance: Moon River (Played live by friends)

first dance

Ask for help! We couldn't have done it alone, and having our friends and family involved made it so much more meaningful. Alex's father and several of our friends played the music, my sister designed and baked delicious cookies for favors that my whole family decorated, our friends helped design and decorate everything, as well as haul flowers/liquor/you name it to the venue. Our wedding day was truly a labor of love. Also, just know and accept that while things will inevitably go wrong, the only thing that matters is that you're marrying the person you love.

And to get an even better feel of the music from their wedding, Dart DJ put together this fun mix below!

photography: Rad + In Love // venue: Elysian Los Angeles, California // event design: Friends and family // event planner: Kayla Ton of Happily // floral crown + personal flowers: Clementine Floral Works // bouquets: Bride // floral (ceremony/reception): Friends and Kayla Ton of Happily // rentals: La Piñata // wedding dress: Paris 1900 // shoes: J. Crew // bridesmaids’ dresses: Macy’s // hair + makeup: Neihule Salon // groom suit: J. Crew // paper goods: Invitations by Minted and everything else by family and the groom // catering: Elysian // bar: Liquid Catering // cake: Lark Bakery decorated by Kayla Ton of Happily // favors: Sister of the bride // dj: Dart DJ // musicians: Friends and family // valet: Jeffrey Valet // officiant: Friend

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  1. Adorable couple! Love is in the air. I love her bouquet and flower head piece. Congrats!!!

  2. Beautiful bride ,love her simple but impressive dress. Great photos ,lovely couple .Thanks

  3. woohoo! thanks for featuring one of our weddings! this was a good one :)

  4. Love the flower crown! and their music / musicians ;)

  5. I have (maybe) a weird question–did the eucalyptus smell very strong, either in the ceremony with it down the aisle or across all of the tables? I think it looks gorgeous! But someone in my family and now I can’t stop thinking about if our set up is going to leave everyone sneezing. Beautiful wedding, thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Sarah!

      No! The scent was very mild and we did not have any issues with allergies or complaints about the scent. Congrats and happy planning!

  6. Where were these photographers when I got married?

  7. What a simple yet elegant wedding! Amazing photos, and the decor and venue seemed to fit this wedding perfectly. Perfect dress, bouquet, and head piece. love the cake idea!


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