Downtown Los Angeles Loft Wedding
April 16, 2010
United States

Ever since I was little and saw the movie Ghost for the first time, I have been literally OBSESSED with living in a loft. It seems that the second you move in, you are instantly transformed into a super cool, artsy type with lots of books and a euro kitchen. I have yet to fulfill my dream but in the meantime I can live vicariously through Traci and Chris's ultra-hip Loft Wedding. With no flowers in the place (yep, you read correctly, flower-free), the bride and groom collaborated with Just Chic Events to design and execute a wedding that is so fabulously downtown chic, it is worthy of my loft dreams. The yellow infused day was photographed by hot, hot White Haute ANNND a second ridiculously awesome shooter, Ohana Photographers. I told you these two were the bomb-diggity. If that isn't enough to get your cool meter roaring, Michael Antonia of The Flashdance was on hand to spin some beats and the wedding guests boogied till they dropped. Now that is the stuff that wedding dreams are made of.

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Traci and Chris had the *coolest* DIY wedding at a loft space in downtown Los Angeles. The entire event was flower-free, as Traci was committed from the beginning to not spend a fortune on florals. She had a very Anthropologie wedding vision, in a yellow, black and white color scheme.

The ceremony entrance was such a fun reflection of who they are. The guys walked in to Final Countdown, and the groom walked in through the draping right when the song reaches its ultimate peak. The entire crowd roared with laughter!! Then the girls walked in to Dancing with Myself by Nouvelle Vague. Not a traditional song by any means, but so perfect for this very *indie* type wedding. Then cute tiny Traci walked in to I Melt With You by Nouvelle Vague...again, non-traditional, but oh so perfect! They met up at the ceremony altar and their friend officiated the entire ceremony from his Iphone.

For her bridal party personals, Traci decided to use Etsy to get the most adorable bouquets and bouts, made entirely out of buttons! For the centerpieces, she handcrafted each of the 16 centerpieces from vintage pieces and sewed her own table runners. The centerpieces ranged from antique bird cages, to a stack of vintage books covered in fabric, to shabby chic candelabras. No two centerpieces were alike, but they all played well into the theme and color scheme. She also created her own table numbers to go along with the feel of the tables, as well as her own menus and placecards. The placecards were the most adorable little die-cut pieces in the shape of the entrees, a fish, a lamb, and a tomato!

She outfitted her bridal party in prints, from the bridesmaids' gorgeous floral black and white dresses, to the guy's striped black and white shirts, and their amazing ties (including the groom's)!!  She bought her amazingly stylish wedding accessories, (i.e. her black lace necklace and her feather headpiece) on Etsy.

Traci and Chris are just two of the most amazing people you will ever meet, and their wedding was a perfect reflection of who they are as a couple. Super fun, super relaxed, and super cool!!

Paola Spagnoletti of Just Chic Events

Photography: White Haute / Second Shooter: Ohana Photographers / Event Coordination: Just Chic Events / Venue: Tricot Showroom, Los Angeles, California / Cake: Laurie Mura of I Believe it's Cake / DJ: Michael Antonia of The Flashdance / Draping and Lighting: Flowers on Mars / Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Necklace: Etsy seller Tree and Kimball / Feather Headpiece: Batcakes Couture / Bouquets: Letters 4 Lilly / Ties: Cyberoptix Tie Lab / Bridesmaids: Maggy London via Nordstroms