Wanting a wedding that was entirely personalized to their love story, Leslie and Tim transformed Monk Space into their intimate, elopement-style wedding. The couple’s DIY wedding details brought the warehouse to life: the reception tables were lined with hand-painted gold wine glasses and copies of some of their favorite books, the walls were decorated in strands of garland, and the entire room was lit up with white string lights. It looked like something straight out of a fairy tale, which is fitting because these two book lovers deserved nothing less than a fairy tale of their own for their big day.
Leslie and Tim
Monk Space, Los Angeles, California
It was most important to us that our wedding felt small and intimate. Also, we did not want all the usual traditions of a wedding; we were aiming more for a large elopement.
We wanted the wedding to be true to our personal style: a little bohemian mixed with an urban vibe. We had a long vintage rug as our aisle runner framed by thick garland on both sides, and we stood on individual bohemian rugs at the front.
The most memorable part of the day for me was walking down the aisle. The nerves had finally calmed and there were all these people I love and the person I love the most waiting at the front.
Having a wedding in a blank space venue means a whole lot of DIY, but I could NOT have done the wedding without having Grand Hope Events helping me along the way and making all the decor come together so stunningly.
The exposed brick of the venue was perfect for the urban feel and made it easy to play off of with shades of gold and blush. Serving pizza as our main course was the cherry on top to us of making our wedding feel like a backyard celebration.
The Wedding Team:
All their hard work paid off! We absolutely adore the personal touches Leslie and Tim brought into their wedding. For more DIY wedding inspiration, check out this personalized Muskoka wedding in the woods!