For the past two days, we’ve been showcasing weddings that were overflowing with bold, brilliant colors. But now, we want to reign it in … just a bit … and show you another of R. Jack Balthazar’s incredible ultra-modern, chic and insanely gorgeous weddings where colors began in luscious neutral tones and then progressed to deep and poignant hues combined with industrial strength ceilings …

This wedding was held on the 11th floor of an industrial building in downtown LA; guests entered the space and took their seats for the ceremony (marked by a gorgeous grey tufted sofa and clear acrylic pedestals holding asymmetrical bouquets of white florals); after the ceremony, guests mingled and watched the sunset and the amazing cityscape through the walls of glass. Drapes were then drawn back to reveal a dinner reception, set in the center of the space. The entire celebration was meant to be a fusion of masculine and feminine; bringing warmth and personality to a very raw, urban space.

The bride is an accomplished writer and the groom is an avid photographer; this inspired their coordinator, Emily Kelly, to set up a vintage typewriter for guests to type out their well wishes for the couple. Meaningful love quotes were also displayed on the walls of the space. The groom’s photos were used on the escort cards and table numbers. Residentially-inspired bookshelves were set in the space, filled with family photos and collected bud vases with gathered florals.


We’ve SO enjoyed spending the day with Niki and Rene of R. Jack Balthazar, one of the country’s premier event design firms. They have a super-cute story about how they started out in the biz on their website {about them}. Really goes to show you that passion has no boundaries! Thanks, Rene & Niki for indulging us in your creations!

Photography: Tyler Boye
Flowers: R. Jack Balthazar
Event Design: Emily Kelly of Unscene Inc and R. Jack Balthazar
Event Planning: Emily Kelly of Unscene Inc.
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Cooper Building, downtown Los Angeles
Dress: Monique Lhuillier (the sweetest tea-length dress you’ve ever seen!)