Los Angeles Industrial Greenhouse Wedding: Tawny + Irv

bride and groom

Often it’s your venue that becomes the inspiration for the rest of the day. As soon as Tawny + Irv stumbled across the Elysian in Silverlake, California they knew it was the perfect venue for them. They wanted a venue that had a city feeling without losing elements of why they love being outdoors so much. A former mold shop, the space has a great industrial feel with a greenhouse structure in the middle of a beautiful garden filled with bamboo, succulents and fruit trees. Elysian quickly became the inspiration for many of their details!

To help us make our wedding completely about the two of us, we decided early on that we didn’t want to do anything just because “you’re supposed to do that on your wedding day.” We nixed any traditions that didn’t hold any meaning to us and only did what would make us happy. Any details that were important to us we personalized. We covered a wall with frames filled with photographs and old keepsakes that were collected throughout our relationship. We hired a friend to illustrate us and then put those illustrations on drinking glasses that we gave out as favors. We built our own photo booth and gathered props that were meaningful to us as a couple or reminded us of our childhood. We pretty much planned a day filled with our favorite things, surrounded ourselves with our favorite people and celebrated!

Sounds like a perfect wedding to us – oh, and the Kogi truck and Sweet Lucie’s for dinner? Super yum!! Thanks so much to Ben Blood for sharing these photos and congrats to Tawny + Irv!


first look

bride and groom

Love Tawny’s Sarah Seven dress!

bride and groom


flower girls

flowers girls

bridal party


bride and groom



flower girls






The most memorable moment of our wedding day was our foot washing unity ceremony and our vows. During that time we were the only people in the world. Nothing else mattered except for the promises we were making to each other that we will keep for the rest of our lives.

bride and groom

bride and groom

wall of photos

wedding program

wedding program

simple tablescape

simple tablescape


food truck

sweet lucies

cake topper

personalized glasses

We wanted to be able to see our wedding through our guests’ eyes, so we set up an Instagram wall. In our program we told our guests to tag any photos they posted to Instagram with a specific hashtag. We set up a projector and had a live slideshow cycling through photos from the entire day. It was nice for guests to get comfy on the couch and watch, plus it’s also nice to be able to go back and easily see Instagram photos from our wedding!

instagram slideshow

sparkler exit

And their wedding film :)

Focus on the things that will make you both happy. The whole planning process will definitely get stressful, but try and remember what's most important, you're about to marry the love of your life and you're planning a big party to celebrate! Also be sure to hire people you trust, so that on your wedding day you can focus on being in the moment and enjoying yourself.

photography: Ben Blood // venue: Elysian Los Angeles, California // day of coordination: Olivia Griswold from Pink Cloud 9 // floral design: Jennifer Young // wedding dress: Sarah Seven // shoes: H&M // bridesmaid dresses: Ruche, ModCloth // hair: Tracy Anderson // makeup: Amy Clarke // groom suit: Zara // cinematography: filmed by Amari Productions Super 8mm footage and edit by J.P. McLeod // paper goods: Liz Grant, Programs by Ammiel Mendoza and Matthew Park // catering: Kogi // drinks: Wunderbar // cake: Match Box Kitchen // cake topper: Jamila Silvera // ice cream cart: Sweet Lucie’s // dj: J.P. McLeod // photo booth: Tawny Alipoon Photography // custom illustrations: Genevieve Santos

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  1. A food truck!! I LOVE it!! And the pint glasses and the flower girls, the Instagram wall, so creative ad comfortable!

  2. Wonderful wedding!! I love all the details and the instagram wall! So creative.

  3. I ADORE this wedding {& video} … everything about it is sweet, authentic, and meaningful. Congrats!! xo

  4. What a gorgeous wedding!!

  5. Gorgeous wedding! Love, love, love the idea of the food truck at the wedding.



  6. So cool and unique…love the invitations! I would have never thought someone could pull off a greenhouse wedding like this!

  7. gorgeous sarah seven gown and of course, ben killed it!

  8. incredible scene with beautiful architecture..omg..these the wonderful photographs. PERCECT WEDDING!

  9. beautiful wedding and beautiful dress! Can you please tell me the name of the sarah seven dress so i can find it online?

  10. A question for the bride… Any chance you would like to sell your dress? Please contact me if you do at lucy.k.wozniak@gmail.com

  11. Can anyone tell me where the flower girls’ cardigans are from? They’re THE CUTEST!

  12. Anyone know in what month this wedding took place?

  13. So beautiful! I’m dying to know how they were able to connect a live instagram feed to the projector!!!

  14. I wanted to know where the cups were made. Are they etched on?

  15. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! By the end of the video I was in tears! I’d love to know where they got the glasses with the illustration made.

  16. Hi! I will be getting married at the Elysian too this upcoming summer, hooray! I love your wedding, it has given me so much inspiration! I was just wondering though, how many guests did you have come that day??

  17. I love your instagram wall! What website did you use for the live feed?


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