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A Mod Hipster Wedding in Los Angeles

Wed. January 8, 2014   |   i do
I'm so excited to finally share this shoot with you!  We were also published on Green Wedding Shoes, so if you want to see and read more about it, head over there!

I can't think of a better first post of 2014 than this absolutely stunning shoot from the brilliant mind of Heather Balliet, better known as the genius behind Amorology.  Amorology is Heather's wedding coordinating business, and she is without a doubt one of the most creative and hardworking people in this industry.
Really though, I didn't have to say any of that, because you would know by just looking at the photos.  She painstakingly chose every color, concept, and detail to make this shoot stand out from the crowd!

I absolutely loved collaborating with Heather to bring this shoot to life.  The first thing we found was the location, Studio 1342 in Los Angeles.  It's a charming indoor/outdoor space that would be perfect for a small wedding or party (or photo shoot--duh).  

The location has a magnificent wall of cupcakes that Heather used as a running theme throughout the shoe (shoot):

One thing I can't get enough of lately is laser cut items!  These amazing pieces were done by Amber of Pitbulls & Posies

Every details was painstakingly thought out.  This fab vintage couch was from Archive Vintage Rentals, pillows from Heather's own collection:

What would a wedding even be without incredible flowers?  One of my favorite vendors that I met this past year is Nancy from Oak and the Owl--stay tuned for another ridiculously beautiful shoot featuring her blooms:

A wider view of the whole shebang--of course with a laser cut Rest Stop sign to top it off:

One thing I pretty much never get to shoot is anything on a plain white background. I  have to say, it was SO much fun to get to play in that type of space:

Not to mention with a tabletop as effortlessly cool as this one:

Have you ever seen a more perfect centerpiece?  Those peonies are blowing my mind right now!

Lots and lots of little details--ceramic pieces, laser cut names for each place setting, blown glassses, and pops of emerald green:

A little side view:

With the end chairs removed so you can see that even the napkins were perfect:

A contributing factor to my own personal spare tire (haha), this adorable dessert station with a cake from Hey There Cupcake:

What's better than tiny little mini hostess cupcakes??

A stunning emerald velvet wrapped bouquet:

I shot it in several different spots to find it's best angle:

Turns out all of its angles are flattering:

Some delightful little boutonnieres (bonus points if you guess correctly how many tries it took me to spell "boutonniere"):

A close up (this is my favorite flower):

A super fun way to do an escort display:

I bet you thought I was just going to show you details, huh?  Nope!  We had an amazing couple on this shoot, Erin and Grant.  To say they rocked it would be the understatement of the year:

I've had the opportunity to work with models many times in the past, but there is absolutely no substitute for a real couple:

Erin was absolutely adorable, thanks to hair and make up by Mar, Grand Princess Queen of TEAM Hair & Makeup, as well as this darling swiss dot wedding dress from
Illume Gowns.

No way to just pick one photo of her:

Perfectly proper jewelry:

Grant looked dapper in a Fox & Brie bowtie, Zara shirt, and maroon skinny fit suit

He's the picture of a mod groom:

I just loved this bright blue background:

Check out this orange phone!  I think we had one in my mom's kitchen when I was growing up:

Now I feel like I need it in my home again:

Erin & Grant had the cutest bridal party of all time, Stephanie, Dena, and Tiffany all decked out in Anthropologie & Zara wear:

Plus they're all ready for a vacation in style :)

Had to shoot them on the white background too:

Don't you just love their hair??  Thanks Mar!

Fun fact:  I actually carried a small blue vintage suitcase much like this one as I exited my wedding day:

A study in dresses that don't match but go together perfectly:

A little sass up in here:

I seriously love these guys:

Grant was not to be outdone--I've never seen a guy rock this style so well!

The girls were up to the challenge though:

Erin, could you please be the bride at every wedding forever?  Thanks :)

A match made in heaven:

Shooting portraits is my favorite part of any shoot or wedding day:

These two made it particularly fun:

I have to admit though, it's rare to shoot anything as perfectly put together as this:

The furniture, the location, everything conspired to create a mod but carefree atmosphere:

My favorite touch was probably the teal barstools:

Actually, no.  It was the chocolate donuts as a martini garnish!  I have no idea why this isn't a standard in every bar:

Or should I say, filling station?

More etched goodness from Amber--this time personalized coasters.  Personalizing things for each guest is an amazing way to take a smaller (or large) wedding from good to spectacular:

A perfect dinner party:


And then retire to the lounge area for a little alone time:

Or cocktails:

And of course great friends & conversation:

How else would this couple make their exit than on a scooter with a sidecar???  (Scooter from Route 66 Modern Classics)

A vintage scarf and some oversized glasses for avoiding the paparazzi (good luck!):

No way to avoid the cameras when you're this good:

Oh Nancy, filling the sidecar suitcase with flowers-- you're too much!

That's all for now!

Okay, one more:

Wait, one more:

That's all for now!
This shoot was brought to you by the Terrific Team of:

Coordination:  Amorology Weddings
Venue:  Studio 1342
Florist:  Oak and The Owl
Hair & Makeup:  Team Hair & Makeup
Wedding Dress:  Illume Gowns
Rentals:  Archive Vintage Rentals
Cake:  Hey There Cupcake
Laser Cutting and other Awesomeness:  Pitbulls & Posies
Scooter:  Route 66
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