Located between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, The Fig House combines lush outdoor landscaping and modern glamour. It’s no wonder, then, that Ellen and Colin fell in love with the location and decided to get married there. They chose their wedding colors organically, settling in on a navy, green, and gold color palette, and later making the entire wedding dinosaur themed. Let’s Frolic Together captured every sweet and quirky moment from the couple’s big day, including a private “tush-grab” first look and later stuffing each other’s faces with pie.
Ellen and Colin
The Fig House, Los Angeles, California
I have always loved vintage clothes, so I wanted something with a more vintage look, which BHLDN was able to provide at more affordable price. I wanted something comfortable and light, and this dress checked off those off my list. I wanted to make sure I could dance and be comfortable all night. I wore my dad’s wedding ring as a necklace. The shoes were something I found that were affordable and comfortable.
The most memorable part of the day for us was the first look before the ceremony, which brought us to tears. We didn’t think we would be so emotional after seven years, but we had feels on feels.
One of my best friends had seen the Fig House featured on one of her favorite blogs, and she forwarded it to me telling me that it seemed like my style. It’s 10-15 minutes from where we live, so we went and checked it out, and it was love at first sight.
Another memorable part of the day was walking down the aisle with my brother and being overcome with emotion as we missed, remembered, and paid respects to our dad. I also loved hearing our vows for the first time (we gave each other zero clues or hints) and bursting into laughter and tears with each other and with all our loved ones.
The Fig House is already so stylish with it’s mid-century modern so we didn’t need to add all that much. We had chosen to do gold dino centerpieces, and I told my good friend about them. She had suggested that we walk down to the Jurassic Park theme song, and we loved it. It ended up turning into a dino themed wedding. We wanted a modern, intimate feel.
We gave out potted succulents as favors. I wanted everything to have purpose, to be re-purposed, or to be something I wouldn’t mind having extras of. The succulents were name card/table number holders, were on the table as extra greenery, and then favors. We didn’t have any extras, which was great!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Let’s Frolic Together
Event Planning – Sweet Emilia Jane
Venue – The Fig House
Floral Design – Shindig Chic
Catering – roomforty
Cake – Pie Hole
DJ – Vox DJs
Hair & Makeup Artist – Kelly Zhang
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Rentals – Town & Country
Lighting – SEP Lighting
Special thanks to Let’s Frolic Together for sharing Ellen and Colin’s quirky wedding with Junebug. If you love the gold dinosaur centerpieces, take a look at the decor in this sweetly colorful Scottish wedding at Gilmerton House.