Whitney and Reed made simple look stunning in their downtown LA wedding at Hudson Loft! Despite the stark, industrial feel of the loft venue, Love Her Madly helped the couple make it feel like the coziest place imaginable with hurricane candles, loads of greenery garlands, and wildflower arrangements from Sweet Sage Events. The couple even took the intimate and homemade vibe one step further with a family-style pizza dinner catered by Olive Wood Pizza. The industrial space proved to be the perfect backdrop for Gina & Ryan Photography to capture all the sweetest moments of this wedding day, from the couple’s emotional first look to their private rooftop cuddles during the reception.
Whitney and Reed
Hudson Loft, Los Angeles, California
Having our family and friends present was the most important factor when planning our wedding. Our families were living in Singapore and Hawaii at the time, so it was important for us to find a place that was easy to access. LA was the perfect meeting spot, especially because both my husband and I attended college there.
Music was a big part of our wedding day. It was really important for us to have live music that vibed with our overall relaxed, yet traditional theme. The ceremony opened with my uncle playing the trumpet. It was beautiful and really set the tone! The families, bridesmaids, and groomsmen followed by walking down the aisle to our live guitarist, Kevin Miso, who played an acoustic rendition of “The Wind” by Cat Stevens. Finally, my dad and I walked down to him playing a serene version of “Here Comes the Bride” on his guitar. Let’s just say I have never seen so many tears of joy!
Gina and Ryan took our engagement photos and we fell in love their style and uniqueness. They were so fun to work with and made it so natural. On the big day, they were there for every moment, big and small. They really helped calm a lot of our wedding jitters because they are so down to earth. We are so happy with how the photos turned out and would recommend them to anyone!
Our wedding planning advice is to create the wedding that you both want. There is no right or wrong way and with so many different opinions and wedding traditions, it is important to do what fits your style.
Our first dance was “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. Kevin Miso was incredible and did more than just play music. He essentially MC-d the wedding. He knew exactly how to set the mood for the ceremony and transition the event from cocktail hour to dinner to dance party!
Our wedding venue, Hudson Loft, did not have a kitchen, so we knew we’d have to think outside the box. The answer was food trucks! We love hand-tossed pizza, so we chose Olive Wood Pizza to cater our wedding. We had bruschetta, meatballs, and hors-d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour. Dinner was served family style. Every table was served bread, salads, and four unique hand-tossed pizzas. It was super fun, easy, and there were no lines for guests. Everyone loved the family-style pizza!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Gina & Ryan Photography
Event Planning – Love Her Madly
Venue – Hudson Loft
Floral Design – Sweet Sage Events
Catering – Olive Wood Pizza
Cake – Susie Cakes
DJ and Live Music – Kevin Miso
Videography – Paperbird Weddings
Stationery – Minted
Hair and Makeup Artist – Glam Squad
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Rings – Tiffany & Co.
Rentals – Modi Event Supply
Congratulations to Whitney and Reed, and a huge thanks to Gina & Ryan Photography for sharing this beautiful Hudson Loft wedding with Junebug! Looking for more unique twists on industrial weddings? This couple spiced up their industrial Southern Bleachery wedding with an autumn color palette!