Vintage California Wedding Style – Emily and James

August 8, 2011 | editorial team

beautiful personal emotional Huron Substation California wedding by Fresh In Love Photography

The Couple: Emily and James

The Wedding: 5.14.11 – Huron Substation – Los Angeles, California

What three adjectives that best describe your wedding? Personal, relaxed, handmade

What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? I knew I wanted a vintage dress and James wanted a suit in a 1960s cut, so we let those two things be our initial style inspiration. Location was important and we fell for the Huron Substation right away. I wanted to make sure that the decorations complemented the atmosphere and didn’t take away from the raw beauty. Since I love crafts, I bought fabrics, along with my mother giving me a basket of vintage lace, and started looking what designs I could make with it! We based our invitations on the little post-it note drawings James and I leave for each other. Lucky for me, James was able to draw and design them, as well as the stickers for the favors.

beautiful personal emotional Huron Substation California wedding by Fresh In Love Photography

Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? We picked the perfect venue for us and it really made a difference. I felt almost like we didnt have to do anything to it to create a lovely day. The photo booth was a great choice as well. Everyone loved it (even the most reserved family members got in there!) and the book of all the photos we received after the wedding is such a fabulous keepsake. We knew what we wanted and we stuck to it! Im so glad we did because at the end of it all we both felt like we wouldnt have changed a thing. We wrote our own vows and Ill never forget hearing Jamess sweet, personal and emotional words for the first time as we stood in front of our loved ones.

What was your wedding color palette? Natural and neutral colors as a base, with teal, spring green, yellow, and blue accents.

beautiful personal emotional Huron Substation California wedding by Fresh In Love Photography

Wedding Team:

Photographer: Fresh In Love Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Huron Substation
Officiant: LA Wedding Woman
Catering: Guss Barbeque / Auntie Ems Kitchen
Florist: L.A. Flower Mart
Groom and Groomsmen Apparel and Accessories: Thick As Theives
Makeup: Jayme Kavanaugh
Transportation: Jeffery Valet
Favors: Botanical Paperworks
Site Management: TACT Event Management
Rental: Party Unlimited
Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co.

Thank you Emily and James! What a lovely wedding!

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  1. I love the cartoon signs. Did the groom design and draw these too? They are so adorable!

  2. The invitation is too cute for words. :) I love it when couples have fun with every little detail pertaining to their wedding, like this couple. Every detail just looks so sweet and simple and fun!

  3. The cartoons are great and I really like the fact that this couple knew what kind of style they wanted for their wedding and stuck with it. Sometimes that can be really hard to do with so much pressure from the outside, but if you follow your heart, you get the wedding YOU always dreamed of. Awesome!

  4. I love the design that they are getting married, “Oh My, I know right”. I must commend the creativity of this wedding because I love anything vintage. Hooray to the couples and best wishes. Congratulations!

  5. That is a great wedding. I love the wedding invitation too. It just shows how the couple are fun people. Great job. And the photographer did an amazing job. Nicely done!

  6. Interesting choice of wedding gown…I never thought that a dress with sleeves could look so pretty

  7. Absolutely love the sticky note sign in table. What a fun way to get people to leave a fun note. It just goes to show you how the simple things can make a huge diffence.

  8. I love it!!! Baby’s breath and post its?? Who would have thought that would come together in such a gorgeous and creative way?! Kudos to the bride and groom!

  9. I’m Melissa the photographer for this gorgeous wedding! ….please take a look at my new rebranded website Happy Confetti Photography http://www.happyconfettiphotography.com Thanks so much for loving my work! :)”

  10. Wow!! Nice capture and awesome photos. So exceptional her wedding dress and she looks very pretty.

  11. OMG! This is really a dream wedding for every couple. Each and every capture is great and perfect.

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