Eclectic Antique Warehouse Wedding: Hilary + Arthur

antique mall wedding

Yesterday we shared a brand new wedding venue in Long Beach and today we are sharing another fairly new wedding venue in Los Angeles! Hilary + Arthur were the first couple ever to exchange their vows at Big Daddy’s Antiques‘ Culver City location – yes, they also have a SF location. Big Daddy’s Antiques was completely transformed from an antique warehouse the size of an airport hangar to a romantic wedding space in just two days! GATHER Events did an incredible job of bringing Hilary + Arthur’s vision to life and I know you guys are going to love (and be so inspired by!) each and every detail incorporated into this romantic, eclectic celebration. Here’s more from Hilary about why they chose to host their wedding at Big Daddy’s:

We were having a very hard time finding a venue that felt unique + could hold a 220+ person wedding. A friend’s mom mentioned Big Daddy’s to me, not knowing if they did events, but knowing I would love the store. As soon as I walked in, I knew immediately that this is where Arthur and I were getting married. I loved every single piece of furniture in the warehouse + appreciated how the owner, Shane, curated the space. One of my favorite elements – built especially for the wedding- was a tall wood wall, made of reclaimed scaffolding planks, and adorned with hanging plants on one side of the ceremony space. It truly made the space feel complete!

Big thanks to Amy and Stuart for the gorgeous photography and congratulations to Hilary + Arthur on a beautiful day!

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I’m super in love with their inviting ceremony space, set up in the warehouse’s loading dock area. The vintage french bistro chairs were swagged with vibrant bay leaf + massive lemon leaf garlands lined the aisle floor…

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big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding

The Ceremony! I felt like we were being bound together in front of all of our loved ones. It was so powerful and a feeling I’ll never let go of.

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No detail was overlooked at this wedding and by incorporating countless Big Daddy’s antique pieces into the design, everything had a custom + unique feel. Loving the vintage bottle drying racks, which held hand-calligraphed metal ‘escort hearts’!

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big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding

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big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding


From Hilary, Being in the restaurant business Arthur was very involved in the food. He worked with Vinnie + Jon at Animal to create the perfect menu and we had Bay Cities, Arthur’s favorite, as a late night snack. Arthur also lead the charge on the cocktail program. After hearing we loved whiskey, Robin + Sarah from GATHER came up with the idea of having a bourbon bar and the bar director at Animal came up with 3 specialty cocktails for us. Robin + Sarah curated the bourbon bar to be the ideal ‘man-cave’. It was amazing!!!

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And isn’t the reception space magical?! Carissa of JL Designs knocked it out of the park with the incredibly lush + beautiful floral design! Specially sourced mercury glass, concrete, corrugated metal + glass terrarium vessels were filled with tulips, anemone, pieris, hydrangea + maidenhair fern, and giant garlands were draped from the beams above.

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big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding

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big daddy antique wedding

big daddy antique wedding

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Processional: Groom: The Times They Are A Changing – Bob Dylan; Bride: Pachelbel's Canon in D

Recessional: Lover – Devandra Banhart

First Dance: Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

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Enjoy the entire process. Don’t lose each other throughout the night, and know that the best part of getting married is being married.

photography: Amy and Stuart // venue: Big Daddy’s Antiques Culver City, California // event design + planning: GATHER Events // floral design + styling: JL Designs // catering: Animal // desserts: Huckleberry // cake: Sweet Lady Jane // late night snacks: Bay Cities // rentals: Classic Party RentalsFound RentalsBig Daddy’s Antiques // videography: Nicholas Andrew Films // ceremony + cocktail hour musicians: West Coast Music // dj: The Flashdance // rabbi: Kenneth Chasen for Leo Baeck Temple // chuppah design + fabrication: Michael Reinis (bride’s brother) // hair: Camila Padilla // makeup: Christine Craven // invitation design: Hilary Reinis Sherman (bride) // invitation calligraphy + printing: Copper Willow Paper Studio // signage + escort heart calligraphy: Petite Pen // wedding gown + bride’s shoes: Lanvin // engagement ring + jewelry: vintage Neil Lane and Van Cleef & Arpels // groom’s suit: Jay Wolf Clothing

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The Loft on Pine: A Rad New Wedding Venue in Socal

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Today’s styled shoot takes place at an incredible, brand new wedding venue, The Loft on Pine in Long Beach, CA. The team at Jesi Haack Design did an amazing job of decorating the space + staging a stunning, Secret Society wedding that is sure to inspire so many of you who are in the beginning stages of planning your big day! I’m head over heels for each + every eye-catching detail and the gorgeous + unique color palette of forest green, burgundy, navy, copper + peach that they chose. Zoom Theory Photography did a beautiful job of capturing it all! Here’s a bit more about the shoot from Jesi:

This space is so historical and has endless depth and character, so we started feeling inspired by the idea of  “Secret Society”. But we also wanted to bring in a femininity and softness to counter the dark feel of our theme. We chose a soft peach linen to set the tone for our table. Brought in loads of antique trophy vases to fill with bunches of florals and plants and chose florentine style trays to use as chargers…

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Majorly in love with this massive, wild bouquet, artfully crafted by Honey and Poppies as well as the wooden invites + menus from Pitbulls and Posies!

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And this dress by Inbal Dror is pretty epic, right?! It works so perfectly with the dramatic vibe of the shoot.

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From Jesi, The ceremony space was my favorite. The fur runner gave us a dark tone to set the space up for our “Secret Society” vibe. Huge old pillars were connected with a gorgeous greenery garland and huge ferns. We then just flooded the aisle and altar with candlelight…

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secret society inspiration

secret society inspiration

secret society inspiration

secret society inspiration

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secret society inspiration

secret society inspiration


The tablescape is filled with so much beauty – and so many great ideas for you to be inspired by! I love the use of antique trophy vases holding fun, textural blooms and how the shiny gold runner adds a slight touch of glam…

secret society inspiration

secret society inspiration

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Amazing vintage rentals are from Found Rentals and the gorgeous china is from Casa de Perrin.

secret society inspiration

secret society inspiration

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secret society inspiration


For the cake backdrop, I love their fun take on stag horn inspiration using shield shaped wood pieces along with ferns + greens. The cake is by Sweet and Saucy Shop.

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greenery stag wall

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bride and groom


And some behind the scenes video from Hoo Films

Big thanks to the talented creatives below for sharing this incredible Secret Society wedding inspiration with us today! And how many of you Cali brides-to-be are running over to The Loft on Pine this very moment to check it out for your wedding firsthand?! Such an amazing space…

photography: Zoom Theory Photography // event styling + design: Jesi Haack Design // design concept + floral design: Honey and Poppies // videography: Hoo Films // hair + makeup: 1011 Makeup // vintage rentals: Found Rentals // china: Casa de Perrin // cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop // paper goods: Pitbulls and Posies // hairpiece: Olivia Nelson // venue: The Loft on Pine // bride’s dress: Inbal Dror // groom’s jacket: Thrift Store $30

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Australian Kangaroo Valley Wedding: Marissa + Alex

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Marissa + Alex’s elegant Australian camp wedding took place at a gorgeous retreat in the Kangaroo Valley and included just enough rustic, yet beautiful, details to dress up the natural setting. And as you’ll soon see, these two have some serious style – oh, and they are also talented photographers! Love Alex’s super dapper look, which he pieced together with carefully selected department store finds, and Marissa rocked not one, but two, jaw-droppingly gorgeous dresses – just wait until you see them! Here’s more from Marissa about the inspiration behind their wedding day:

For us, the style of our wedding was a natural extension of what our life looks like. Owning our own homewares store also has it’s own perks, this meant we had easy access to styling pieces we already love and even use in our home. We are obsessed with the following – plywood, anchors, giant jenga, fairy lights, photos, video, gold, navy, burgundy, succulents, pine cones + good food, and made sure all these made an appearance. We wanted our day to be fun and relaxed with a touch of adventure. Being set in the Australian bush, it was easy to draw inspiration from our surrounds in the Kangaroo Valley, we had a slight school/summer camp theme happening throughout, we even had custom made scout patches for our guests. Most of all we made sure we had enough time to soak it all in and spend plenty of time with our friends and family.

Thank you so much to Dan O’ Day for the stunning images + big congrats to Marissa + Alex!

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Marissa carried a gorgeous, vibrant bouquet of peonies, roses, eucalyptus + thistle, crafted by The Sisters.

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ceremony in cathedral


How rad is this cathedral-like rock cavity for their ceremony?? In major love with this venue!

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ceremony in cathedral

ceremony in cathedral

During the ceremony when we kissed a big wind gust came sweeping thought the bush cathedral, we both didn’t even realise it happened until all our guests started speaking about it, and was not until a few weeks after when we saw our photos and video we could see the magical, goose bump moment. We later found out that the cathedral is an aboriginal women’s spiritual place and the wind gust is a special “spirit blessing”.....crazy hey!

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Loving this new trend of life-size Jenga at weddings (you might remember seeing it also in this wedding), so fun right?!

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bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


I’m pretty obsessed with the incredible green sequin gown Marissa chose for the reception. Doesn’t she look amazing?

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bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


These portraits of the newlyweds are truly breathtaking…

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And the instagram escort card wall is such a brilliant DIY! Are any of you creating something similar for your big day?

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Do what ever you want, there are NO rules when it comes to YOUR wedding. The most important things don't cost anything, like spending enough time with your guests. Don't be afraid to ask for help with the following – Setting up, Packing down, video of the ceremony, eating food and partying hard.

photography: Dan O’ Day // venue: The Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat Kangaroo Valley, Australia // event design: From the Owl // event planner: One Fine Day Wedding Fair // floral design + hairpieces: The Sisters // wedding dress: Keeradenaan // shoes: Boots from Witchery // bridesmaid dresses: Sheike // hair + makeup: Ranik // groom suit: A mixture of carefully selected attire from your everyday department store // paper goods: bride + groom // catering: Mario’s Kitchen (they also made the most amazing cheese platter ever seen!) // cake: We had a very awesome and fun donkey pinata as our cake // music: A mixture of amazing tunes by Dylan Wright + Anthony Hughes // celebrant: Cara Gallagher of Modern Love Ceremonies

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