LA Wedding at Box Eight by Closer to Love Photography
June 27, 2012
United States
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From the Bride... The most important thing for us was having this wedding stay true to who we are. The second most important thing for us was to make the entire weekend an experience rather then just a one day event. We wanted our guests to get the most out of their trip and to experience LA to the fullest and show them why we love it here so much. We had events planned every night starting from Thursday leading up to Sunday. I think the hardest part about planning a wedding is finding a theme and an inspiration for the event that truly defines you as a couple. It takes time to really think about what brought you together, who you are as a couple and still incorporate who you are as individuals. I think once you figure this out, the rest of the process is so fun and falls into place naturally.

Memphis and I were engaged for over two years and had a good year to really think about what we wanted to do for our wedding. We had gone back and forth about where to actually have the wedding since all of our family and friends are scattered throughout the United States: Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, New York. We were really set on a destination wedding for awhile, but that didn't end up working out for the family because of travel arrangements, etc. So we thought about what city do we really feel is our home, and it was here in LA. So I started searching for venues! I came across Boxeight through some friends who have held fashion events there, which I thought was cool because of my background in fashion. I was excited to put that sort of twist on a wedding. We wanted it to almost feel like a fashion week event with cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres. Very informal and hip. The space was the perfect mixture between rustic and modern, and I knew it would be perfect. It also is a new, up-and-coming venue, so the price was very reasonable compared to similar venues. The only thing with having a wedding at event spaces like these is that it is a completely blank canvas for you to work with — which I loved — but it was challenging.

With Memphis being from the south, we really wanted to incorporate a southern twist with a rustic feel. That's where the inspiration for all the mason jars, burlap, lace, lavender and cotton came from. The food and bar were Memphis's part of the event since that is what he does for a living. We had a true southern menu with a modern flair. The specialty cocktails were southern-inspired as well. Working with SBE as caterers was such an amazing experience. What I loved the most was that we were able to sit down with Nicki and explain to her our inspiration and a little bit about ourselves, and then we got to create a menu based on that. We also were able to put a fun twist on the late night snake and have a BBQ with hamburgers and hot dogs. Memphis and I love vintage shopping — Fairfax Market is our favorite place to go on Sundays. This is what inspired us to use the vintage luggage, typewriter, etc. While planning, I also wanted to really concentrate on the details. I feel this can really take any event to the next level. No matter how much you spend on a wedding, you can make it such a magical event with some love and time spent within the details.

Wedding Photography: Closer to Love Photography / Wedding Venue: Box Eight in Los Angeles, California / Venue Contact: Tabitha Erhardt ( / Wedding Coordination: Whitney Drake of Wish Wonder Dream / Flowers: Purchased at the LA Flower Mart + Arranged by the Bride, Her Mother + Sister / Boutonnieres + Bouquet: Faye Marie / Wedding Cinematography: Pentatonic Productions / Catering: Nicki of SBE Off Premise Catering ( / Wedding Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Mini Pies + Cookies: Homemade by the Bride's Mother / Paper Goods: Rachel Gauchman ( / Rentals: Jennifer Perez of Town & Country Event Rentals / Photo Booth: Irene of What a Blast Photo Booth / Wedding Dress: Wtoo / Bride's Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Hair + Makeup: Lauren and Lauren ( + / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Their Own / Groom's Suit: John Varvatos / Groom's Shoes: BESPOKEN / Groomsmen's Suits: Their Own / Men's Shirts: BESPOKEN / Men's Ties: H&M