An industrial setting offers a very different yet romantic backdrop for any wedding…all you need to bring is the love. Neville Wickstrom, of Nev Productions, has provided talented bands and DJs for my client for the past few years. Knowing him to always have his hands in many pots, I wasn’t surprised when he came to me with a “raw” venue he wanted to promote. So we set a date to take a tour of Monk Space. Located on the edge of Koreatown with no signage out front I was skeptical but once inside I wasn’t disappointed. “Raw” being the key word to describe the space, each room flowed into the next exposing distressed brick walls, concrete floors, wood planked facades, shuttered windows a courtyard and hints 1920s charm. I was immediately inspired and started working on a team to bring some love into this space!
The ease of how this shoot came together was truly remarkable. Just as the rooms of Monk Space flowed into one another so did the different elements of this shoot and before I knew it we had a team of talented vendors, a vision and were ready to execute! The goal was to bring in the love and highlight the many different backdrops the space provided incorporating elements to enhance the space’s energy and warmth. To do this we choose a color pallet of soft white, rose-gold, rich greens and greys. Little Grey Events, did a wonderful job incorporating our color pallet into her flower arrangements. For the ceremony she created a gorgeous hanging arrangement, which immediately enhanced the life of the brick wall. The backdrop plus greenery on the rose gold chairs created depth and romance.
We choose rose-gold flatware, from Archive Rentals, to help pick up the rose-gold detail in our chairs, as well as candle holders with gold edges and the fruit we cut open to display its rich colors. The charcoal dinner plates and grey goblets, also from Archive, helped create depth on the table and pick up the dark greens in the hanging arrangement above. The dark grey napkins, from Luxe Linen, against the white menus, from Smitten on Paper, again created depth and contrast. As these elements were coming together it created a rich feeling of warmth that was held by the gorgeous wood planked backdrop.
It was very important that we showcased the love that was put into the building to preserve its historic features. Using the original façade from the original 1920s building with pieces from Archive Rentals and the gorgeous wedding dresses we created a softness to draw you in. We were so fortunate to borrow two beautiful dresses from JLM Couture in Beverly Hills. The dress by Lazaro Bridal had a beautiful pink ombre skirt that would make any girl’s heart flutter. And our Hayley Paige dress mimicked the rose gold accents perfectly! The hair and make-up, by DeMesha Hardy, was kept soft and natural to go along the warmth we were trying to incorporate.
As the day came to an end, and Tyler captured her final shots, we were all buzzing from the energy and warmth we created bringing love into Monk Space.
Please check out the rest of out lovely vendors:
Tyler Chase Photography – Photography
Lazaro Bridal - Wedding Dress
Hayley Paige – Wedding Dress
Alyssa Esparza – Model
DeMesha Hard – Hair & Make-Up