Intimate Engagement Photos in an Antique Store + Fall-Inspired Dinner Party

Antique Store Engagement

Like a treasure hiding in a quaint antique store, it is often the simplest things that are the most precious… And for Julia + Zachary, sentiment is key. The recently engaged couple could be described as old souls, especially with their penchant for the arts + vintage treasures; they often frequent the antique store around the corner from their place! So it only made sense that their engagement photos reflected the things that they love most: each other, hidden treasures + their friends! So following their gorgeous + moody shoot in the antique shop, they welcomed their closest friends to their backyard in Studio City (Los Angeles) for a darling dinner party. An intimate setting, illuminated by twinkling lights — the environment was warm and inviting, formal and yet relaxed.

The couples shares We met back in high school when Julia was a bit of a punk rock, bohemian babe… Zachary was a mechanic who had perfected the effortlessly cool thing. Our love story didn’t begin then, but Julia swears that she knew the moment she saw him that she would someday marry Zachary (he had the best hair). We both grew up a bit, crossed paths again three years later and fell head over heels in love… A month after our first kiss, we moved into our first apartment together in Manhattan and after years of doing the New York thing, we ultimately decided that Los Angeles was calling to us. It’s been really good to us – and Zachary proposed in March of this year!!

We’ve been invited to take a peek into their evening, with photos by Heirlume Photography! Shall we?

engagement party invitation

Those marble accents!! We’re loving this elegant invitation suite by Seniman Calligraphy.

Antique Store Engagement

Antique Store Engagement

Julia wore a glam vintage dress decorated by her own custom made jewelry — Julia Musachio Jewelry.

Antique Store Engagement

Antique Store Engagement

LOVE!

Antique Store Engagement

Antique Store Engagement

ranunculus bouquet

Jenn Sanchez crafted the gorgeous seasonal florals with pops of peach + moodier hues; the bouquet was finished with a silk ribbon by Tono & Co.

Antique Store Engagement

Antique Store Engagement

So, so sweet!

rose centerpiece

Antique Store Engagement

Do these two have killer style or what?

backyard engagement dinner

From the rentals by Party Pleasers to the coordination by Carolyn Jane Events, every detail became a part of the night’s many treasured memories.  

backyard engagement dinner

backyard engagement dinner

The peachy pops + this tablescape!! Major *HEART EYES*

marble place card

backyard engagement dinner

marble place card

backyard engagement dinner

Love the subdued blue + gray candles to complement the jewel tones.

backyard engagement dinner

backyard engagement dinner

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backyard engagement dinner

bar cart

bar cart

backyard engagement dinner

wine

Julia changed into a free-spirited bohemian-inspired dress by Free People for the dinner party.

centerpiece

backyard engagement dinner

How stunning does Julia look with that romantic braided crown and bold lip color by Blushing Beauty?

backyard engagement dinner

gold necklace

So GORGEOUS!!

cheese plate

backyard engagement dinner

backyard engagement dinner

The beautifully curated farm to table meal catered by Farm and Flame had several courses which were tailored to the palate of each guest.

backyard engagement dinner

backyard engagement dinner

backyard engagement dinner

The pup!!

backyard engagement dinner

backyard engagement dinner

Are they the SWEETEST or what? A huge congrats to you, Julia + Zachary!!

photography: Heirlume Photography // event design: Heirlume Photography // planning: Carolyn Jane Events // florals: Jenn Sanchez // wedding dress: Free People (dinner attire) // bride's ring: Jewelry (earings + necklace) by Bride herself! // hair stylist: Blushing Beauty // makeup artist: Blushing Beauty // calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy // catering: Farm and Flame // desserts: Farm and Flame // tabletop rentals: Party Pleasers // furniture rentals: Party Pleasers // specialty rentals: Tono & Co (ribbon)

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