Los Angeles Industrial Wedding: Kari + Jaime

Industrial LA wedding

From the get-go, Kari + Jaime wanted to make sure their industrial LA wedding would be a super fun party, filled with lots of little details that were reflective of their life together! After a gorgeous ceremony underneath a vine-covered canopy, guests showered the newlyweds with confetti (as a nod to one of Jaime’s family traditions) and then feasted on dinner from two of the couple’s favorite food trucks. With the help of family and friends, Kari + Jaime were able to handcraft almost every single design element, giving the celebration a meaningful + personal feel. Here’s a bit more from Kari about all the love that went into their day:

My brother and I (but mostly my brother!) made the LOVE marquee signs out of foam board and poster board. My sisters made the menu, Instagram sign, photobooth and props. All the rest of the paper goods were designed by me and printed at my work! My mother-in-law was so sweet to make me the loveliest veil I have ever seen. My mom baked her amazing homemade cookies to serve with the coffee and potted beautiful succulent arrangements to compliment the venue. In short, the inspiration was that everything had to be connected to our life and to our family and friends.

Thanks so much to Chaffin Cade Photography for sending this fun wedding our way and big congrats to Kari + Jaime!

La bride

wedding rings

peach bridesmaids

Majorly in love with Kari’s stunning bouquet by Seed Floral – and wait until you see the concrete blocks and glitter dipped gold bottles, filled with beautiful blooms, decorating the reception tables!

pink and green bouquet

peach bridesmaids

peach bridesmaids


ceremony confetti

Kari: Seeing my husband's face as I was walking down the aisle. His face was so full of emotion; I’ll never forget that moment.

Jaime: Waiting at the altar for Kari to arrive and being absolutely consumed by nerves and emotions.

Industrial LA wedding

Industrial LA wedding

Industrial LA wedding

Processional: Planetarium Suite – Chris Lennertz

Recessional: Bibio – Lovers Carvings

First Dance: Little Wonders – Rob Thomas

wedding party

bride and groom

LA bride

Isn’t Studio 1342 such a rad venue?! This awesome hubcap wall is a perfect spot for some fun portraits…

bride and groom

LOVE light sign

LOVE light sign

And just love the LOVE sign! If you want to make your own LOVE letters, check out this Marquee Letter DIY.

bride and groom

bride and groom

seating card display

Industrial LA wedding

When it came to the favors, we wanted to give our guests something they could use and something we love. There’s this game we love playing called Michigan Rummy. It’s a family game my grandma taught me — and in turn, I taught Jaime and his family. Every time we have family gatherings we end up playing. Jaime took the time to write out the rules of the game and we gifted guests with a deck of cards with the rules to play!

table numbers

cement block vases


cement block vases

Industrial LA wedding


food trucks


gold cake

bride and groom

bride and groom with balloons

It’s so easy to get really wrapped up in what your wedding is going to look like, or what other people will think. I was really scared to have a food truck wedding –thinking about my guests waiting in line for food made me feel terrible! Just remember to relax and stick with your gut. In the end it’s about you and your fiancé; make the day reflect you and enjoy!

photography: Chaffin Cade Photography // venue: Studio 1342 Los Angeles, California // rentals: Town & Country Rentals // event planner: Love Sweet Love Weddings & Events // floral design: Seed Floral // wedding dress: Maggie Sottero // hairpieces: veil made by mother of groom // shoes: Modcloth // bridesmaid dresses: Forever 21, Anthropologie, Lohmans, JCPenny // hair: Drybar of West Hollywood // make-up: Jamie at Blushington of West Hollywood // groom suit: Friar Tux // chalkboard: Brittany Bunnell – b_bunnell@aol.com // videography: Christopher Wong // paper goods: all DIY by bride // catering: Border Grill Truck + Lomo Arigato Truck

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  1. Beautiful wedding, Kari! We’d love to have food trucks for our wedding and I’m also freaked out about having our guests wait in line for food. I’d love to hear how you made it work. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

    • Hey Michelle,

      Thanks! I did so much research before the wedding for Food Truck wedding tips, and I hardly found anything! I think we made it work pretty well, having 2 trucks really helped. I’d love to help you! Email me at kdfinnegan@gmail.com if you want to chat and get more info :)

  2. SO excited to be featured here today!!! Congrats again Kari & Jaime! Your wedding was amazing! :)

  3. Love this! Awesome venue and the brides bouquet is just stunning!

  4. Beautiful concept. Each and every detail of decoration is so unique and inspiring.

  5. amazing wedding and amazing photos. love it.

  6. Great idea adding the food truck. It definitely pushed the industrial theme into the reception in a subtle (and delicious) way.

  7. Love the colour palette- the bridesmaids dresses are such stunning colours

  8. The colors in this wedding are perfect! They really show up nicely and I love the unique decor. Beautiful!

  9. Love this! Just absolutely stunning!
    Planning on picking this beautiful outdoor venue for our wedding, I will like it to be simple but classy for about 80 guests or less BUT will only like to use the outdoor only.
    I would really like some advise on this venue, I Am very interested. Just very concerned on how much my budget should be? Never planned something so big in my life and I’m a bit scared.
    Please please please can you give me some tips
    I would gladly appreciate it
    Thank you


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