Antique Ambience: A Funky Vintage-Inspired Wedding in Los Angeles

California Antique Shop Wedding

From the rug-lined aisle to the gold chairs to all the colorful antiques, Kara + Mark’s wedding was a vintage-inspired masterpiece! Held at Big Daddy’s Antiques in Los Angeles, the two pulled a lot of inspiration from the venue itself. They actually picked the location because it reminded them of what they love most about their relationship, and with the help of So Smitten Events, it all came together flawlessly.

K shares: We are crazy, wacky, fun, bold, and weird and that is what Big Daddy’s Antiques exudes. Additionally, I am an aspiring interior designer and our wedding was an opportunity to showcase my passion. I used the venue and combined it with bold colors and eclectic pieces, taking cues from some of our favorite movies and directors (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Harriet the Spy, and Wes Anderson).

With a focus on the details, and a fun color palette of yellow, peach, and navy — get ready for a ton of eye-catching delights that Mary Costa Photography captured!

California Antique Shop Wedding

California Antique Shop Wedding

The Vintage Door Backdrop

California Antique Shop Wedding

From the ceremony to the reception, everything was furnished with antique décor. Isn’t this door backdrop, covered in the creamy florals absolutely stunning? Plus those copper chairs! Such a luxe touch.

California Antique Shop Wedding

California Antique Shop Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Groom: Logan's Loop by Andrew Bird; Bride: Reflecting Light by Sam Philips

Recessional: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness

First Dance: May I Have This Dance by Francis and the Lights

California Antique Shop Wedding

California Antique Shop Wedding

California Antique Shop Wedding

The Newlyweds

California Antique Shop Wedding

HOLD THE PHONE. Kara’s dress!! Opting for something textured, with a slight bit of color, Kara actually purchased her gown directly from the designer, Jann Marie Bridal.

California Antique Shop Wedding

Jann Marie Bridal Dress

California Antique Shop Wedding

Equally as stylish, Mark donned a seriously cool emerald green suit.

California Antique Shop Wedding

The Florals

California Antique Shop Wedding

HELLO, florals! The Bloemist took their color palette and ran wild… and we’re so glad they did!

California Antique Shop Wedding

orange ranunculus bouquet

Can’t get over those gorgeous blooms and the way the orange is complemented by the blues!

California Antique Shop Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Be assertive with your vision. Don't let others tell you what you want.

The Antique Reception

California Antique Shop Wedding

billy ball escort cards

California Antique Shop Wedding

Aren’t these tablescapes darling? A mix of antique tables with stunning blue linens, and popping orange hues make these seriously eye-catching.

California Antique Shop Wedding

California Antique Shop Wedding

Don’t have enough of the same chairs? No problem! We’re ALL for mix and match chairs.

geode table number

California Antique Shop Wedding

California Antique Shop Wedding

Peep at that woven backdrop behind the couple’s gorgeous sweetheart table. Fit for royalty, don’t you think?

California Antique Shop Wedding

snacks

California Antique Shop Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Watching our friends and family enjoy themselves to the beat of our soundtrack. Shout out to the best DJ ever, Nguyen from Blackbook Social Club.

blue wedding cake

To top off the gorgeous day, they had to have a gorgeous cake! Lark Cake Shop crafted this watercolor + gold masterpiece, topped with florals.

We’re so THRILLED that you brought your unique relationship into your big day. Congratulations, K+M!

photography: Mary Costa Photography // venue name: Bid Daddy's Antiques, Los Angeles, California, USA // planning: So Smitten Special Events // florals: The Bloemist // wedding dress: Jann Marie Bridal // hair stylist: Meg O'Hare Beauty // makeup artist: Meg O'Hare Beauty // catering: Summit Event Catering // cake: Lark Cake Shop // desserts: CoolHaus Awesome Ice Cream // tabletop rentals: Archive Rentals // music: Blackbook Social Club

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