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Whimsical Fall Wedding at The Loft on Pine

It takes creativity to take a blank canvas venue like this amazing loft and turn it into a wedding space that really speaks of the special couple. Not only did Everly Events succeed with transforming the space from ceremony to reception in whimsical ways, but they did so with a fun flair. Adrienne Gunde and Studio 205 caught it all on camera and this gallery put a smile on our face.

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Fall
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Whimsical

From Adrienne Gunde Photography… I wanted to share this pretty loft wedding I photographed at The Loft on Pine in hopes you might enjoy it! I loved the whimsical touches that filled the day (her ethereal dress, the brightly hued florals, the sweet calligraphy) that added a romantic touch to the urban venue.

From the Bride… Wedding planning for us was a dream and so much fun! Our look and feel was to be romantic and elegant. The Loft was the perfect (new) venue to showcase something grand, yet unique with all its built in beauties! Since the wedding was in October, we wanted to go for a fall-themed feel which went beautifully with The Loft’s architecture. We incorporated darker colors such as navy for the bridesmaids dresses and deep purples in the florals. And of course all kinds of gold, ivory, rose gold, and silver to give it that touch of elegance!

My dress as well as the bridesmaids dresses were all custom made by Dawn Kim of Atelier. It was based on inspirations I drew from photos of different gowns. I especially wanted a sweetheart neckline, an empire waist, and lots and lots of airy layers!

We really wanted a special moment to thank both our parents and made sure to include a private tea ceremony right before the actual ceremony. The fact that we wanted to keep it short and not too traditional and proper made it all the more personal and sincere. Additionally, in place of traditional menus and programs, we wanted our guests to have more of a keepsake in the form of thank you cards with a custom picture/caricature of us designed by a dear friend, also seen on our guest sign-in poster. Daniel also made the wooden frames to hold the place cards. Our wonderful planner, Shirley Han, did the calligraphy and chalk art for the place cards, welcome sign, and decorative mirror.

My favorite part about the wedding? There’s too many to list! We especially loved our guests’ response to the beautiful and unique venue space that made everything just that much more gorgeous! We loved the intimate moments we spent with our family, bridesmaids, and groomsmen getting ready for the wedding. I loved walking down the aisle with my Dad who unexpectedly almost made the whole room cry. Our personal favorite, the dance party at the end surrounded by our closest friends and family!

Photography: Adrienne Gunde | Videography: Studio 205 | Event Design: Everly Events | Event Planning: Everly Events | Florist: Milieu Florals | Catering: Jay's Catering | DJ: Audio FX | Bar: The Cocktail Concierge | Violinist: Peter Lee Johnson | Wedding Venue: The Loft On Pine

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Orange-Themed Long Beach Wedding

Bursting at the seams with personalized details, this orange-drenched soiree from WINK! and onelove photography is a completely smile-inducing day. These high school sweethearts opted for a big (I’m talking 300 guests) family wedding and they filled it with everything that they love—our favorite theme of all. Hop over to the full gallery for more!

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Fall
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Ballroom
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Elegant

From the beautiful Bride…Josh and I are high school sweethearts, started dating our senior year, but had been friends since freshman year. It was quite an odd friendship because we are truly different, complete opposites, yet we were inseparable. We have years and years of moments shared and important events that have changed our lives and I wanted some of those little things to be present at the wedding. A lot of our wedding flowers included oranges and not only because I love them but because his first job as a truck driver was transporting oranges. (Delicious Californian oranges) I wanted our wedding to have a little bit of both personalities, and I think we did a great job of combining the two with our decor and fall inspired colors.

Since high school we’ve loved photo booths, at every mall, every theater and anywhere we came across one we have taken pictures, so for sure we were going to have a one at the wedding, and we didn’t just want any photo booth, we wanted something original and fun, one that would be open for a big group to take photos all together, so we found Perfect Setting Photo Booth. They were the greatest, they allowed me to dream up any kind of backdrop and they made it happen! I had the prettiest fall inspired flower wall.

Also, from the day we got engaged we both knew that we had to have a live Mexican band because all of our family and friends love dancing and so did we, so the band was one of the firsts to be booked and definitely a hit at the wedding. Our over 3 ft. tall LOVE marquee sign! For a while now I’ve been obsessed with marquee signs and knew that I wanted one for our wedding. However, everywhere I searched I couldn’t find a big enough one or they were too expensive to rent so one day I sent a link to my dad where they had a DIY marquee sign and I asked, “Can you make something like this? but 3 times larger?” His exact words were, “I can make anything! It’ll be even better than that one.” And so he did. The hardest part was keeping the project a secret, as he advanced on the letters I wanted to show and tell people about it, but I also wanted it to be a surprise for our guest so we kept the secret and everyone was amazed by it as they entered our reception. The marquee sign is definitely the best gift, not only did it look gorgeous at the wedding, but is now mine forever. My dad did such an amazing job that a lot of people have been requesting he make more.

Things can get intense and stressful, when one of you wants to elope (bride) and the other wants the big wedding (groom), when you have a huge family like ours, it gets harder to stay within budget, it gets harder to come up with a seating chart and really hard to say no to children at the wedding when most people have little ones, but you have to remember what’s most important to you and work around that. Make a list of everything starting from most important down to the least and focus on having your top 3 (at least) At the end of it all we allowed children, and we welcomed over 300 guest, but everyone was happy and the amount of love we received from each and everyone of our guest was beyond magical. We are truly blessed to have such amazing family and friends. Best advice I can give anyone is stay calm, don’t focus on perfection, always remember that your wedding day is about marrying your better half and no matter what goes wrong, at the end of the day you guys will be married and the greatest adventure of your life is just beginning.

I was extremely nervous the whole morning, from waking up, to when they were doing my hair and makeup and the whole car ride to our first look location. Then we saw each other for the first time and I became calm, all of those nerves turned into an immense amount of happiness. There he was my future husband, he was holding white roses, I love flowers and he loves the way they make me smile.

From the handsome Groom…Seeing my Bride for the first time was my favorite part of the day, the moment I saw her I thought, “No one can ever be more gorgeous than her, I am the luckiest man.” Having a first look was the best, not only did it help calm our nerves but we shared that intimate moment just the two of us, we admired one another and we had a chance to say “I love you” over and over before declaring eternal love to one another.

Photography: onelove photography | Videography: Jeremy M. Dayton - On Bended Knee Films | Stationary: Stephanie Griffin Visual Designer | Grooms Attire: Calvin Klein | Ceremony And Reception: The Grand Long Beach | Florals: Seed Floral | Shoe Designer: SJP By Sarah Jessica Parker | Styling And Coordination: WINK! | Wedding Dress Designer: Yumi Katsura

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Romantic Wedding at The Loft on Pine

Every now and then I come across a Bride & Groom that set my wedding-loving heart on fire, that make me blush ten shades of pink… and this duo, is no exception m’dears. From their impeccable style—slightly boho vintage served with a side of elegance, to their ridiculously captivating love for one another, I couldn’t help but pack their wedding feature with mostly charming portraits of them, snapped by none other than The Youngrens. You can crush on it all with me here in the gallery.

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Summer
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Loft
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Elegance

From The Bride And Groom…Adam and Kim met through mutual friends at a birthday party in Palm Springs over 6 years ago. Kim’s girlfriend told her ahead of time that she had a guy for her who’d be there that weekend. Kim didn’t get too excited because her friend had a pretty bad track record of these so-called ‘awesome guys she just had to meet’! But…when Kim and Adam met, it was to her surprise, an immediate connection. Kim thought he was super outgoing, funny, and charming. Adam thought she was sweet. And HOT, of course! They ended up hitting it off and spending time talking the whole weekend. 5 years later Adam popped the question on the Santa Monica Pier. Kim had no idea it was coming and Adam could hardly contain himself the week before. Adam even planned for their best friends to secretly photograph the special moment. Priceless!

Eight months later on August 16th, 2014, Adam and Kim tied the knot at a drop dead gorgeous venue called The Loft on Pine in Long Beach, CA. After a few weeks of searching for a venue Kim and Adam couldn’t find anything that felt like “them”. The moment Kim walked up the stairs to where the ceremony/reception take place at The Loft on Pine, she could NOT believe her eyes. Adam turned and saw Kim’s face as she took it all in. They both knew at that moment, this was IT. The high ceilings, the wood beams, the lightening was PERFECT. They were so pumped!

The wedding colors were champagne gold, blush and ivory. Kim and Adam chose these soft whimsical colors to balance the darker tones of the wood floor and brick walls of the venue. They really wanted all the details to reflect their personalities. Kim is soft and sweet and Adam is a little loud and funny. Everything from the casual look of the groomsmen in mismatching ties to Adam’s maroonish tux coat to the bridesmaids blush pink chiffon dresses to all the little details of Kim’s jewelry and dress really let everyone show off who they are. And Bloomin’ Bride Designs took everything to another level with all the flowers. The venue looked amazing before, but after Kelsie did her magic, it looked STUNNING.

There were a few special touches Adam and Kim wanted to incorporate into the ceremony and reception. During the ceremony, Adam and Kim took communion together as husband and wife for the first time. It was a super special moment for them and the perfect way to kick off marriage. Unbeknownst to Kim, at the end of the ceremony, right before they were pronounced husband and wife, Adam pulled out his cellphone, stopped everything, and snapped a wedding selfie with all the guests in the background. It was the best unplanned detail! Everyone laughed and that (their laughter) was the detail Adam cared about the most. It was SO much fun.

The most “Adam & Kim” detail in the reception was the Boba Bar. If you know Adam and Kim you know they LOVE boba. The owner of their favorite Boba Tea shop came in and setup a Boba Bar for them and all their guests to enjoy. It was a hit! In addition, instead of the traditional buffet or plated meal, Adam and Kim had their caterers setup food stations. It was fun, casual and really got people up and moving and interacting with each other. It was the perfect less-common way to do wedding food and it was awesome! And did we mention they had pie? Yup… no wedding cake. Just pie.

Adam and Kim’s most vivid and favorite memory from the wedding day was the ‘first look’. It was so emotional, intimate and raw. All the emotions and planning leading up to the big day came out in this reveal. When Adam turned around to see his bride, his smile was huge and eyes glistening. They hugged and cried and prayed together before committing their lives to each other. It was a moment they will never forget!

Our wedding favor was the Photobooth from MYphotoboothLA (myphotoboothla.com) The guests raved about how much fun they had in the booth and all of the prop choices were hilarious! Each guest took home a customized photo strip to remember the night by. We had a booth setup during the reception, as well as the cocktail hour. It was a blast!

Hands down, our venue, our photographers, our coordinator, and our family and friends made this a day we will never forget! It was perfect.

Oh, and favorite photos? Try, all of them. That’s what happens when you hire The Youngrens. :D

Photography: The Youngrens | Videographer: Mawwiage Films | Coordinator: Bloomin' Bride Designs | Floral Design: Bloomin' Bride Designs | Ceremony: The Loft On Pine | Reception: The Loft On Pine | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection By Vivian Diamond | Catering: Jay's Catering | DJ: Greenhouse DJs | Gown Boutique: Mary Me Bridal | Reception Lighting: Greenhouse DJs

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Romantic Wedding at The Loft on Pine

At first glance this wedding is a beauty, dotted with steal-worth details, no doubt about that. But if you look a little further you’ll start to feel the glow, not only from the warm candlelight, but a warmth emanating from every single person that onelove photography captured. You’ll feel it in their smiles, their heartfelt embraces and their pure joy. And that my friends, is love at it’s finest.

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Summer
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Loft
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Elegance

From the beautiful Bride…Our cake topper was a significant and sentimental decoration to the two of us. The Lladro figurine was passed down from Zach’s grandmother. Sadly she passed away shortly after we got engaged. It was very special to have a part of her there with us on our wedding day!

Photography: Onelove Photography | Videography: AkrosMedia | Stationary: Smitten On Paper | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: Jay's Catering | DJ: Austin Hendrix | Ceremony And Reception: The Loft On Pine | Dress Designer: Allure | Event Design & Coordination: Meghan Dubitsky At Green Apple Event Co. | Florals: French Buckets | Shoe Designer: Menbur | Table Numbers: Sweet Carolina Collective

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Long Beach Budget Wedding

Setting a tight budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the wedding of your dreams. No siree! Just take a look at this Long Beach affair from Love Is A Big Deal. With an intimate guest list, savvy planning and a few DIYs along the way, they pulled off a day that’s pretty as can be. Have a peek right here!

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Summer
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Home
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Casual

From the Bride and Groom… When we began planning our wedding, we had to consider the fact that we wanted to have a gorgeous and intimate wedding while still being on a pretty tight budget. The thought of a DIY wedding of sorts was daunting at first, however we figured out how to be resourceful and were aided by the talent and generosity of friends and family.

We both agreed that our favorite parts of the day were the moments we had between just the two of us. Our first look was incredible (thanks Josh and Meg!), we would absolutely recommend it for anyone who is on the fence about it- it was an intimate and joyful time in which we got to get excited together for the rest of the day to come. Our other favorite moment was during the reception when we got to sit back and enjoy the company of our family and closest friends who were all there to celebrate our marriage.

Some advice to those of you who are planning right now: those moments and the vows you make that day are what end up being the most important parts of the whole event. Keep it simple, focus on what is most important to you, and know that no matter how stressful it can get, at the end of that day you’ll be married and that is what matters!

Photography: Love Is A Big Deal | Flowers: Laurie Huesman | Dress: Ivy & Aster | Bridesmaids Dresses: Rita Li | Catering: Jesse Krohmer | Hair: Rebecca Douglas | DJ: DJ Joe (Biscocho) | DJ: DJ Joe (Joe Biscocho) | Bride's Makeup: Christin Leigh Makeup Design | Paper Suite: Rob Pettit | Private Residence (Rancho Palos Verdes): Leigh's Aunt And Uncles Home

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