Glamorous Loft on Pine Wedding: Calli + Chris – Part 1

bridesmaids in black

If you remember this stunning styled shoot, which took place at the new super rad Cali venue, The Loft on Pine, you – like us – have probably been waiting with anticipation to lay your eyes on a pretty real wedding to be hosted there. Well friends, we have a treat for you today! Meet Calli + Chris, the adorable duo who had the honor of being the first couple to exchange their vows at this incredible location! And the details of their glam celebration, planned by Heather of LVL Weddings & Events, are just SO GOOD, so we’ve spread their day out into a two part feature as not to leave anything out! Here are a few words from Calli to lead things off:

Chris and I are not very traditional people, so one thing we knew we didn’t want was a traditional reception so we decided to do more of a lounge style rather than an assigned seating with a sit down dinner. Chris is a very go with the flow/”whatever you want honey” and I am very much a gold/glam/fancy type of gal so incorporating more of a laid back seating arrangement with a glam feel was what we decided to go for. It was the perfect reflection of who we are together.

Guys, get ready for the goodness! Everything was captured beautifully by Aaron Young...

chalkboard welcome sign

black and gold heels

statement necklace

We’re loving everything about Calli’s look! She rented her beyond gorge gown from One Night Affair. Such a smart idea if you don’t want to (or can’t!) blow a big chunk of your  budget on the dress!

statement necklace

bar necklace

bridesmaids in black

dark purple boutonniere

first look

first look

first look

first look

first look

bride and groom

bride and groom

And Chris + the guys looked dapper in their tuxes, snagged from the aptly named tuxedo rental resource, The Black Tux!

bride and groom


bridesmaids in black

deep red bouquet anemone rose

bridesmaids bouquet

Gah, those berry-hued bouquets! We are all starry-eyed! Those beauties are by Inviting Occasion, who also handled the day’s styling + event design.

ribbon wrapped bouquet

confetti invite

calligraphy ceremony program

loft on pine ceremony

aisle lanterns

ghost chairs with fur

hanging bulbs

pink branch flowers


vinyl on ghost chairs

striped curtain entrance

flower girl



Seriously, swoon! The most beautiful ceremony site!

hanging bulb cermeony





Just ONE moment? Sorry, I have 3: 1. As my father was walking me down the aisle and I was crying, I looked up at my husband and saw him about to lose it (which deep down every girl wants). Then he turned around just for a second to wipe his tears. It was so precious and a moment I will never forget. 2. I am a lover of all things glitter//gold//confetti//sparkly so, of course, I had to have a confetti cannon. It went off right after our pastor announced us as husband and wife and (apparently) by the look on my face you would have thought it was a surprise to me. Our first steps together as husband and wife was with confetti cascading from above- it was perfect!!! 3. One thing that I wanted was to have a reception reveal. I have been a part of so many weddings that I have never truly been surprised by the final product, it’s always been more apart of the whole process. It was hard for my husband to be surprised as he was involved with the lighting, but this was something that I really wanted- and I am so, so happy that I did. One of the best moments of my life- of course, I started crying and gave HUGE hugs to Heather and Larrissa (and then they started crying). It was literally the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I really didn’t think I could be blown away having done so many weddings, but I’m so glad I was wrong.

loft on pine wedding

Can you believe that was only Part 1?! Be sure to check back in just a bit for Calli + Chris’ glam + gorgeous Loft on Pine reception!

photography: Aaron Young Photography // venue: The Loft on Pine Long Beach, California // event + floral design: Inviting Occasion // event planner: Heather of LVL Weddings & Events // wedding dress: rented from One Night Affair // veil: custom made by a friend // necklace: Aldo // shoes: Miu Miu // bridesmaid dresses: Autoalive & Misses Dressey // hair + makeup: Label Me Lindsay // invitations: Fine StationeryPaper Source for RSVP and envelope // mirror signage: Carly P Design Studio // catering: Heirloom LA // bar: Cocktail Concierge // vintage rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // rentals: Signature Party Rentals // ghost chairs + sequin linens: Mod Mix Studio // cake + dessert table: Sweet & Saucy Shop // cake topper: Better Off Wed // music: DJ Drew Peirce, The People’s DJ // groom + groomsmen tuxes: The Black Tux // drink stirrers: PeachandPearl // drink stirrers + napkins: GraciousBridal

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  1. WOW, that ceremony site is absolutely stunning, and I love all of the bridesmaids dresses! Wow, so glam! Can’t wait for part 2! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Okay, totally ADORE that gold MOH gown! How fab! xx

  3. Shrieking with delight to see this. This day was so special, thank you for sharing!! Calli & Chris are industry friends and it was an honor to plan their celebration. The light bulb chandelier, truly came to life even more than we imagined thanks to the brilliant minds of Larrissa and the groom. Every inch was such a beautiful result from great collaboration, but most of all the design by Inviting Occasion truly exceeded all expectations. Thank you to all the team!

  4. all of these photos are taking me back! this was the best day, with the best team. thanks for letting us be a part of your fabulous blog! :)

  5. Wow. Black bridesmaid dress – so bold – they totally rock and look amaze!! Fab photos!! x

  6. I love the dramatic elegance and the bride is gorgeous!!

  7. Love the short sleeve black sequin bridesmaid’s dresses. Do you happen to have exact info on where to buy that one?


  8. I am completely in love with this wedding. Every detail is exquisite. The colors, the bride’s dress, the bridesmaids, the venue, everything!!!

  9. Love the softness and elegance of the bridesmaids dresses!


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