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WEDDING BLOG

Intimate Wayfarer’s Chapel Wedding Proves Eloping Can Be Totally Chic

Elizabeth and Ian’s intimate elopement at Wayfarer’s Chapel had the perfect mix of bohemian, vintage, and Art Deco styles! The natural elements and the modern design of California’s “Glass Chapel” made for a show-stopping backdrop for their ceremony, and the minimalist architecture of the reception space at Venue by Three Petals allowed their personalities to shine. Elizabeth’s Maggie Sottero gown and cascading bouquet created by Flower Allie were the epitome of boho chic, and her girls’ velvet green dresses from Unique Vintage added the vintage flair that tied in beautifully with the vibe of the day. SoCal Wedding Consultant worked their magic to keep the details simple but chic, and Kristen Soileau Portraits captured every moment with the grace and creativity this unique California wedding deserved!

The Couple:

Elizabeth and Ian

The Wedding:

Wayfarer’s Chapel and Venue by Three Petals, Los Angeles, California

Some of the most valuable wedding advice I would like to share is to start by hiring a wedding planner. You can have a great vision, but what you don’t realize is the number of decisions you’ll be making on a daily basis and just how overwhelming it all can be. The value they bring during the planning stages and on the big day is priceless. Also, if you are looking for ways to save money, get married on a weekday. Seriously, sounds crazy, but it was one of the best decisions we made! It significantly dropped the overall price of our wedding and I also learned that it is easier to get vendors for your date because their schedules are usually open.

My wedding day fashion is a mix of vintage and art deco. What I loved about my wedding dress were the beading and scalloped train. I also loved my earrings and my shoes. My make up was soft but dramatic. The bridesmaids wore velvet dresses and the groomsmen wore grey suits.

We personalized the ceremony by using nature and design as our inspiration. The history and organic architecture of the chapel mixed with the modern and sleek reception venue tied our love for the outdoors with beautiful design elements. When guests entered the reception, there was a typewriter requesting that each of them “leave us a love note” and to bring a touch of Louisiana with the design of our thank you cards.

The most memorable part of the day was entering the Wayfarers Chapel and seeing my future husband waiting for me at the end of the aisle. It was perfect. The sun was starting to set and the way the light came through the chapel was one of the most ethereal experiences I’ve had in my life.

We didn’t DIY much of our wedding because it was a destination wedding and it was easier to order online and have it shipped directly to California. Esty was my go-to!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kristen Soileau Portraits
Event Planning – SoCal Wedding Consultant
Ceremony Venue – Wayfarer’s Chapel
Reception Venue – Venue by Three Petals
Floral Design – Flower Allie
Makeup Artist – Habitual She
Hair Styling – The Vanity Belle
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero
Bridal Accessories – Balanced Bead and Tassel
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Unique Vintage
Groom’s Apparel – Caravelli
Rings – Bodin Jewelers
Rentals – Provenance Rentals
Transportation – Reserve Limo

 

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Ian, and a big thanks to Kristen Soileau Portraits for sharing this beautiful elopement at Wayfarer’s Chapel with Junebug! Love Art Deco style? Then you have to see this stunning Art Deco-inspired Baltimore Estate wedding in North Carolina!

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