Today we’re being transported to Hawaii, but a vintage Hawaii (think 1950s), and in Los Angeles! Jessica + Tim fell in love with Maui, Hawaii when they went three years ago for Jessica’s birthday and developed an affinity for the old-school Hawaiian aesthetic. After toying with the idea of an island wedding, they knew they wanted to have their wedding in Los Angeles, so that they could share their beloved city with their loved ones from all over the world. Ultimately this led to the idea of bringing a little bit of Hawaii to Los Angeles River Center in Downtown LA.
The couple met at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater doing comedy and they are known for their great sense of humor and being able to throw a killer party. They wanted their wedding to be a blend of classic Old Hollywood glamour meets fun, tropical tiki, without feeling too themed. Their first move was to bring in full service event design and planning team, Boldhouse, to carry out their vision. Working together, every decision and detail had meaning, including custom coaster save the dates, their Beverly Hills Hotel inspired invitation suite, building an authentic tiki bar, and combining it all with lush tropical florals, bamboo accents and classic signage.
Ready to see some tropical festivities, all captured by Hazelnut Photography? Let’s go!!
Boldhouse crafted this cool + tropical-inspired invitation.
How gorgeous is she?! We love the red lip + bold makeup look by Claire at S Studios, which paired perfectly with her classic + elegant hair.
The sparkly dress + this orchid bouquet by The Bloomin Gypsy = A match made in heaven!!
Processional: Pachelbel's Canon + Here Comes The Bride on the Organ
Recessional: Wedding March on the Organ
First Dance: Sleepwalk by Santo & Johnny
It would be hard to top the moment our Bruce Springsteen impersonator appeared and surprised guests with a performance! But all of our speakers were truly, jaw-droppingly amazing — from our officiant, to Jessica's dad, to our siblings, each person so clearly spent a huge amount of time writing something deeply affecting that came from the heart.
All the coconuts!!
Totally digging her nails!! The bride’s stunning engagement ring + wedding band are vintage pieces from Platt Boutique Jewelry in West Hollywood.
So fun!! Lawry’s Prime Rib Beverly Hills provided all the catering + drinks.
Go on a honeymoon as quick as possible after the wedding! Many couples told us that was a regret for them, so we planned ours immediately after our wedding weekend. That's obviously not always an option for everyone, but we would recommend planning some kind of mini-trip to catch your breath after such an eventful stretch and get to reflect on your wedding together as a newly married couple!
So SWEET! Congrats to the two of you, Jessica + Tim!!
photography: Hazelnut Photography // venue name: Los Angeles River Center, Los Angeles, California, USA // event design: boldhouse // planning: boldhouse // florals: The Bloomin Gypsy // wedding dress: Dalaarna // wedding dress boutique: Bride in Echo Park // bride's ring: Vintage from the 1950s, from Platt Boutique Jewelry in West Hollywood // hair stylist: Sheyenne Humphries // makeup artist: Claire, S Studios // groom's ring: Platt Boutique Jewelry in West Hollywood // paper goods: boldhouse // calligraphy: boldhouse // catering: Lawry’s Prime Rib Beverly Hills // cake: Sheila Mae // tabletop rentals: Dish Wish // furniture rentals: Classic Party Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola // music: DJ Gianna Costa