Get ready for some terrific Monday inspiration! Emily and Robert's wedding at the Huron Substation in Los Angeles ( I think it may be my new favorite venue) is the perfect place for some ideas for your simple event. Rather than compete with the historic building's cool vibe, they made it the centerpiece of their decor. Smart! Thank you so much to the lovely Corinne Krogh for sharing her beautiful work with Delightfully Engaged!
What was your vision?
Our vision for the day was just a simple, casual elegance. We wanted to make things as easy as possible. We didn't pick "wedding colors" and had a zero crafts goal. We loved the rustic feel of our venue with the exposed brick and lovely green courtyard and so we coordinated all of the other details around the venue. I chose navy for my bridesmaids in the hopes they'd buy a dress they could wear again and I thought the navy would complement the green backdrop during the ceremony. We chose ivory table linens and our centerpieces were potted herbs we bought at Trader Joe's. We also made simple, small white flower arrangements to keep everything neutral. We had a ton of candles everywhere which really made the room feel cozy and romantic during the reception.
What was the most meaningful part of your day?
We were just so happy to be in a room with all of our favorite people. We limited the guest list to only 50 people and over the course of the day we just kept looking around the room and marveling at every face we saw. Everywhere we looked was someone near and dear to our hearts. It was such an amazing feeling.
Tell us details of the events surrounding the wedding as well.
Since our families are all from the East Coast, we decided to have our rehearsal dinner on Thursday night before the wedding and then our friends hosted a casual backyard get together at their home on the Friday night for everyone. We wanted to entertain our out of town guests as much as possible since they had traveled so far to be with us. Hosting these events also allowed our families to meet and get to know each other. By the wedding on Saturday it was as if we'd all known each other forever! On the Sunday after the wedding we let everyone know where we would be hanging out for brunch and most of our wedding guests stopped in for a drink over the course of the morning so we got to see almost everyone again before they left town.
Any advice you'd give new brides who are just getting started? Relax and forget about the "rules." You don't have to craft. You don't have to have wedding colors. You don't have to have songs or readings or anything else during the ceremony (ours was just vows because we wanted as much time as possible to party!). You can do whatever you want to because it's YOUR wedding and no one else's!
Photographer: Corinne Krogh
Venue: Huron Substation
Dress: Claire Pettibone
Shoes: Banana Republic
Accessories: My mom made the veil! It cost her about $10 in materials and was based on a $300 veil I tried on at the bridal salon where I bought the dress.
Groom's Attire: Banana Republic
Catering: Heirloom LA
Event Planning: Day of coordination by Rose Lannutti Events (highly recommend her!)
Flowers: DIY. I was especially proud of the bouquets. Already assembled and $5 each at the LA Flower Mart!
DJ: Albert Gonzalez