Andrea + Cory’s modern, stylish wedding at Hudson Loft in Downtown Los Angeles is the perfect example of an indoor city wedding done totally right! With Janelle Wylie of Lavenders Flowers behind both the florals + event design, A + C were in good hands right from the get-go, and the scene Janelle dreamt up and created is almost too good to be true!
Janelle tells us a bit about her design process for this wedding, The venue is a blank slate, which can be overwhelming for some. I took it as a time to be very intentional about where we spend the energy and budget designing. The ceremony space doubled as a reception location which let me put a TON of energy into creating something special there. WE BUILT TREES in the venue, something I dreamed up and was proud to actually create, thanks to my awesome team! Jaws hit the floor as guests arrived into the ceremony site. After set up, I was able to stay and enjoy the space as a guest…the rest of the night I had people coming up to me asking me, “how did you do that?” It felt good to make deign magic happen for such awesome humans. They deserve the best and that’s what they got!
With a settings so lovely, having the right photographer to capture it all is a must, and Westlund Photography definitely did not disappoint!
The first look was the most memorable moment because it gave us an opportunity to just enjoy each other before the festivities began. It was an intimate time to reflect that we were becoming family.
We’re always on board with a gorgeous, tulle dress and we’re loving Andrea’s by Alon Livne from Saks Fifth Avenue so much!
The loft was transformed into an arboretum of effortless greenery for the ceremony, complete with hanging foliage, a climbing vine backdrop and lush, potted ferns dotting the aisle.
Processional: Table for Glasses – Jimmy Eat World
Recessional: 7/4 Shoreline – Broken Social Scene
First Dance: Who Knows Who Cares – Local Natives
On the reception space, Janelle shares, The table top design was runner up behind the ceremony space for my favorite design detail. The tables were hair-pin wood farm tables, with hand-dyed slate grey silk runners, accented with monochromatic textual white blooms. I wanted the centerpieces to have a far all like feel but have a more refined look. We did 2 different designs for their reception tables, both I loved for different reasons. We accented with marble pillared candles, skinny black tapered candles, and white ceramic votives. I loves the gold wear as a clean and modems detail. Their friend, Susan Wang of Hunter and Oak, custom made the paper goods in collaboration with the design elements I had chosen. They ended up with marble menus at the table!
We’re all about these sunset rooftop portraits, along with Andrea’s wild + lush white + green bouquet!
A coordinator is necessary for your day to run smoothly, Meghan was amazing and we are so thankful for all the time and effort she put into our wedding. Also make sure you hire an amazing photographer and videographer. The day goes by so fast and becomes a blur so having those memories documented is important. We were lucky to have both!
photography: Westlund Photography // venue name: Hudson Loft, Los Angles, Califonia, USA // event design: Janelle Wylie of Lavenders Flowers // planning: Green Apple Event Co. // florals: Lavenders Flowers // wedding dress: Alon Livne from Saks Fifth Avenue // hairpiece: Nordstrom // bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo // bride's ring: Heirloom and The Mrs Box // bridesmaid dresses: Mix matched // hair stylist: Monique at Bravo Salon // makeup artist: Sarah Ann at Bravo Salon // groom attire: The Black Tux // groom's shoes: Common Projects // videography: Max & Molly // paper goods: And Here We Are // catering: Tacos by Efren’s and Salads made by Bryan Lopicolo // cake: Tart Bites // desserts: Ridges Churro Bar // tabletop rentals: Signature Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Modi Supply Rentals // linen rentals: Tono & co. // music: Birdzone // officiant: Reverend Tonezone