Modern and industrial, this Los Angeles wedding photographed by Alders Photography gave the bride and groom total creative freedom. Everything from the ceremony backdrop to the cake topper were composed of raw materials, while hints of yellow brightened up the space making for one very unique and handcrafted celebration.
From the bride, Taryn: We wanted a venue that would complement our modern/industrial style – a blank canvas with no creative limitations that we could completely customize. Helms Daylight Studio fit the bill. High ceilings, wood beams, exposed metal, ceremony and reception at one location, and total creative freedom.
We built the backdrop, stage, photo booth, centerpieces, dessert stand, cake topper, and designed the print collateral. We displayed our art pieces on the entrance wall of the venue. Our theme was modern/industrial. We wanted to incorporate raw materials (natural wood, metal), and our colors were primarily grey and yellow. We chose a subtle grey with a pop of yellow, because we wanted our unique design and custom-built features to outshine the colors. There were many personal family touches: the bride’s grandmother performed the ceremony, the bride’s late grandfather’s necktie held her bouquet together, and the groom’s late grandmother’s salt & pepper shakers (her trademark) were on each table.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t settle for mediocre. Fall in love with your venue and customize each detail to fit your unique style. We made it a rule to invite only people we both know so neither of us had to introduce ourselves to guests at our own wedding. Get ready for the best day of your life and take in every moment, because it goes by way too fast!
Processional: “Samskeyti,” Sigur Ros
Recessional: “Lover Of The Light,” Mumford & Sons
First Dance: “Love You Swore,” John Mark McMillan
Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Photographer: Alders Photography / Planning and Floral Design: Adalyn Roberts / Wedding Venue: Helms Daylight Studio / Hair and Makeup: Cathy Ponsford of Hush Hush Bang Bang / Food Truck: ZZ Truck / Entertainment: Mo DJ / Wedding Invitations: Kyle Roberts