Inspired by the natural and cozy feeling of Scotland and the colors of their favorite football team, Bellamy and Nick created the dreamiest Valentine DTLA wedding! Seriously, though, who knew that football team colors could be this sophisticated?! The green and copper palette was absolutely stunning, the retro vibes were ideal for this DTLA venue, and the florals designed by Winston and Main were works of art that blended seamlessly with the lush greenery already in the space. We also can’t get enough of all the sweet DIY details the couple added to this special day, and the way Victoria Gold Photography captured every single moment!
Bellamy and Nick
Valentine, Los Angeles, California
The most important part of our wedding planning was to enjoy it! When we got engaged, our good friends gave us a bottle of champagne and told us to celebrate every decision we made. We really took that advice to heart and made sure we always reminded ourselves that the wedding is a celebration, so the planning should be fun!
The venue choice was very important to Nick. He fell in love with Valentine as soon as we saw it on a hard-hat tour (it was still under construction at the time), so I knew that it was the right choice. The greenery and artistic details were beautiful and made every picture gorgeous.
Our wedding colors were green and copper. As a life long Green Bay Packers fan, I always dreamed of a green and yellow wedding, but eventually, we compromised with green and copper. Right after we got engaged, we were in Paris where we saw Nick‘s green and copper Paul Smith suit which is what sealed the deal for the color choices.
Nick‘s dad is a judge, so he was the obvious choice for the officiant. Having someone so important to us do the officiating was such an amazing detail of the wedding that we will remember forever! There were also many handmade pieces in our ceremony, such as my veil, the altar (which were made by my mother in law), and the aisle runner (which was painted by my family).
We actually DIY-ed a lot of the decor! We made the table runners, aisle runner, veil, menus and holders, favors, table numbers, escort cards, and the altar.
We used the escort cards as the favors and gave out air plants on wood pieces and tiny ceramic bowls. Nick does ceramics as a hobby, so he made the tiny bowls, and we sourced the wood for the wooden pieces from our family’s houses in Tennessee and San Diego.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Victoria Gold Photography
Event Planning – Thread Events
Venue – Valentine
Floral Design – Winston and Main
Catering – Huntington Catering
Cake – Butter Cake Shoppe
DJ – Skyline Entertainment LA
Stationery – Aardvark Letter Press
Makeup Artist – Brides by Stephanie
Hair Styling – Treat
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – Mignonne Handmade, Naked Eyes Jewelry, and Gucci
Groom’s Apparel – Paul Smith and Brackish
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Bespoke Maestro, Fabric from MOOD
Rings – Pala International, Erstwhile, David Yurman
Congratulations to Bellamy and Nick, and a special thanks to Victoria Gold Photography for sharing this beautiful Valentine DTLA wedding! Love the idea of an urban wedding? Then you have to see this super chic black and white downtown wedding at The Pearl SF!