Does it get any better than an industrial and tropical wedding? We don’t think so. Lauren and Julian’s tropical day at the industrial Millwick in LA plays up the venue’s lush aesthetic perfectly. One look at the ceremony space and you would think we were in Tulum.
The beautiful white and green flower arrangements by Best Day Ever Floral Design totally pop against the brick interior, and we can’t get enough of the couple portraits the two took with Gabriel Conover outside on the streets of Los Angeles. The couple–with the help of Pop The Champagne Events–clearly paid attention to all of the small details, and we love every minute of it. So, get those Pinterest boards ready, Junebabes, because this one is totally pinnable.
Lauren and Julien
Millwick, Los Angeles, California
Why A Millwick Wedding
The question we always asked ourselves when touring a venue was, “Is this the kind of place we would hang out at?” Walking into Millwick’s quirky, tropical-meets-industrial space–with tons of lush greenery and a low-key, casual vibe–felt like a place we would grab a drink—if it were open to the public. I think we decided before our tour even started that it was going to be the place.
A Quiet Moment Before The Ceremony
There’s a photo of us in the couple’s suite before the ceremony. We’re sitting in two armchairs, holding hands and chatting. It was a small moment where we were preparing for what was about to unfold–what five years of love led up to. It’s my favorite picture of the day.
Personalizing The Ceremony With Friends & Family
Instead of having a flower girl, we opted for “flower grandmas!” Both of our grandmothers did tremendous work helping raise us, and we wanted to make them part of the procession somehow. We had them walk down together and hand out flowers to our guests, which ended up being one of our favorite moments. We also had our moms do a couple of readings from authors that were meaningful to us–Shel Silverstein for him, Haruki Murakami for me. To top it all off, our friend Nick graciously agreed to officiate and marry us. He’s known us both as friends and as a couple, so he was the perfect choice. Together we collaborated on a ceremony script that was short, sweet, and best of all, uniquely us.
Wedding Advice From The Bride
Make peace with the fact that you probably won’t have the time or budget for every single thing in your wedding planning vision. You may set out wanting x, y, and z, but all of a sudden, z is no longer attainable for whatever reason. This happened to me with custom invitations. Initially, I wanted a custom-designed invite, but after prioritizing my list of must-haves, I realized it wasn’t as important to me as having other things.
Laid-Back Tropical Wedding Day Vibes
Millwick is a cool, unconventional venue with a tropical-industrial aesthetic and we really wanted to embrace that. So we opted to keep the florals tropical yet modern in terms of the color palette. We stuck to creams and muted pastels accented by pops of amber and lots of tropical greenery. Annie–our florist–kept things from becoming too monotonous by playing up textures and hues.
Congratulations again to Lauren and Julien on their tropical industrial Millwick wedding! Thank you to Gabriel Conover for sharing it with Junebug. Ready to recreate this look for your venue? Check out our 8 tips to turn any venue into a tropical paradise!
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Simple yet classic backyard-vibes are some of our favorites when it comes to weddings–especially for those looking for a more lowkey event. And although Kelsey and Adam’s LA wedding at The 1909 wasn’t in their backyard, it felt exactly like that.
Complete with an outdoor ceremony and taco dinner underneath the lush trees and a night full of dancing, drinks, and donuts, the couple’s wedding was nothing short of elegant. The stunning neutral floral designs from Bloom Babes perfectly matched the minimalist table decor and romantic twinkle lights to create a night full of love. We’re so thankful that Brocoff Photography was there to capture this fairytale-esque evening because we simply can’t get enough.
Kelsey and Adam
The 1909, Los Angeles, California
Personalizing the Wedding
Adam and I wanted to save something for just the two of us to share, so we ended up writing our vows and reading them privately before the ceremony. We also had Eddie–our dog–walk down the aisle just before I did. It was hilarious. He knows how to work the crowd, and it was sweet to have him by my side throughout the ceremony.
Simple Wedding Vibes at The 1909
We went with a clean, simple, backyard BBQ kind of style, with 100 of our closest friends and family. The ceremony and dinner took place outdoors, so you actually felt like you were in a beautiful backyard. After we finished tacos and speeches, we went inside the venue for a night full of dancing and live performances!
Planning A Wedding On A Budget
Adam and I were somewhat on a budget–hello down payment on a house in LA–so we didn’t want to go overboard on decorations or stuff we’d never see/use again. Whenever we discussed something we wanted to purchase and pricing was in question, we’d ask ourselves if we’d ever use it again–that helped decide if we needed it or could live without it.
The Most Memorable Moment Featuring the Family Dog
It’s true when they say the whole day goes by in a blink. It was the quickest day of my life, and every second was my favorite. If I had to choose just one, it would probably be when we sat down for dinner. We had a sweetheart table, so we could see all of our favorite people chatting with one another. The sun was setting, and the string lights throughout the yard were glowing. Our dog, Eddie, came over to us and laid down by our feet, Adam and I squeezed each other’s hand and looked at each other with a smile as if to say “we did it!” It was a special moment that I’ll never forget.
Congratulations again to Kelsey and Adam on their classy rustic wedding at The 1909! Thank you to Brocoff Photography for sharing their special day with Junebug. To see more rustic LA wedding inspo, check out Haley and Jeremy’s Rustic Industrial Seventh Place Wedding!
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We are swooning over Ron and Blake’s lush, intimate Hollywood mansion wedding! Sometimes, we can’t say it better than the words of our couples and their vendor team, so here’s what their awesome photographer, Erin Marton Photography, sent us about their day:
Ron De Jesus and Blake Dore’s wedding was held at the famous Sowden House, a 6,000 square-foot neo-Mayan mansion designed by renowned architect, Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright), in the heart of modern Hollywood. Blake and Ron wanted to pay homage to the space and let the home’s unique architectural details speak for themselves. They chose wild, forest-themed florals that were hand-picked by the couple’s florist. The food was also quite unique. “We wanted a fusion of Filipino-Canadian and Cajun-Creole flavors – not an easy feat!” Highlights of the menu included poutine topped with gumbo and ube ice cream sandwiches. The couple’s dog, Bowie, who they rescued last year, made a surprise appearance, stealing the show in a bespoke dog tux made in Paris. Their wedding focused on good food, good music, and appreciating the unique venue.
Ron & Blake
The Sowden House, Los Angeles, CA
Our wedding was held at famous Sowden House, owned by our friends Jenny Landers and Dan Goldfarb. The Sowden House is a 6,000 square-foot neo-Mayan mansion designed by renowned architect, Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright), located in the heart of modern Hollywood. Given the venue, wanted to pay homage to the space and let the home’s unique architectural details speak for themselves. We chose wild, forest-themed florals and asked guests to dress “snazzy and chic,” letting them decide how they’d want to dress based on the unique venue.
Instead of having a traditional ceremony, we actually got formally married the day before and instead treated guests to a speech / skit that followed the journey of our relationship, set to a soundtrack that our amazing DJ coordinated. Telling our guests the story of “us” on stage was definitely the most memorable part of that day.
Our menu was definitely unique and reflective of our respective ethnic backgrounds and hometowns. The food was a fusion of Filipino-Canadian (Ron) and Cajun-Creole (Blake) flavors, and highlights of the menu included poutine topped with gumbo, crawfish lumpia (a Filipino egg roll), pancit (Filipino noodles) with cajun spices, and ube ice cream sandwiches. It was definitely something we’ve never seen done before, and our chef did an amazing job interpreting the theme.
Congratulations, Ron and Blake, and many thanks to Erin Marton Photography for sharing their day with Junebug! Loving these lush vibes? We think you’ll also be inspired by this jungle glam Playa del Carmen wedding!
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