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Real Wedding: Nina & Shaun

Posted on April 1, 2016


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If you dream of having a modern, industrial chic wedding or event, you're going to fall hard with Nina and Shaun's wedding.

A creative and collaborate team of A-list vendors came together the morning of Saturday, March 26th, to produce a stunner wedding held at 440 Seaton, nestled in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, a growing artistic and cultured community that surronds the venue. The raw urban warehouse with Cathedral-like atrium, soaring 50 foot high ceilings, exposed brick walls, concrete floors and wooden beams would serve as a blank canvas for the creative team of vendors and bride-to-be.

After our initial meeting with the bride, Nina, it was clear that the entire decor and layout plan was meticulously though out and she had already envision her special day from simply entering into the bare space when most people have difficulty at times simply imaging the color linen on a table. Her focal point, the overhead string lights. A simple, yet dreamy, horizontal lighting installation with a pinch in the middle of the strand to create an awning-like look as she made her way down the custom printed aisle (more on that in a sec!) and continued into the reception area. Completing the simple design would prove to be otherwise challenging as our crew walked into the venue the morning of the wedding to a surprise and a headache.

A four-man crew, lead by one of our talented Event Rental Specialist, David, arrived in the early morning of installation day to find five of the eight wall anchors that were to be used to attached the horizontal lighting (from point A-to-B), had been removed. Rather than panicking, our Lighting Technician, Todd, sprung into action locating the nearest Home Depot, calling an Uber, and made his way to purchase the missing hardware that would have otherwise ruin the bride-to-be lighting design plan. Why an Uber? Our team had just arrived to the venue and needed to unload all other rental items while the missing pieces to the lighting design made their way back to the venue.

Long story short, our kick-ass team pulled off one of the coolest lighting installations to date, installed all rentals with plenty of time to spare and made a couple of new friends along the way. Below are some snapshots of what turned out to be a great and memorable night for the couple.

More coming soon...

Venue: 440 Seaton / Floral and Coordination: Petals and Linens / Photobooth Rental: The Booth & Bus Co. / Vintage Rentals: Nineteen 27 Vintage                  Table Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals Party Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals Professional Photography: Selcouth Creative


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clear globe string lighting

montecito bar

hedge wall, 4' x 8'

picnic table

gunmetal industrial chair

farm table, 8' x 24"

speciality lighting

Crews began at 6:30am just as the sun started to beam through the venues skylights.

Crew members ensuring all lighting brackets are mounted properly

A very small 36' scissor lift was brought in to help execute the lighting design ;)

Our gunmetal industrial chairs added an additional moder, chic design to 440 Seaton's unique, rustic and eclectic charm nestled in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

Ceremony seating called for 233 of our gunmetal chairs. Safe to say we could of fit more =)

The lovely couple said "I do" in front of over 200 of their closes friends and family members.

The bride walked down a custom printed runner with lyrics to the song the groom used to propose.

Elevator path between reception and cocktail area

Our montecito bar was nestled in between our lit hedge walls. Drink menu was placed in the center.

How rad is this restored VW photo booth bus?

Bride gets what bride envisions her lighting deign to be.

Above pictures are a collection taken by on-site crew members and other collaborative vendors

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Tips & Advice

When selecting a venue, take notice of the overall ceiling height and your overall design concept. Does it include overhead floating arrangements, lighting or draping design? How do you plan on reaching the highest point of the ceiling to mount or anchor your piece. To maximize the venues overall height, the installation processes and to more importantly minimize the risk and liability, heavy construction equipment such as a scissor lift, boom lift or scaffolding, may be required, and more often than not, it is an additional expense that most couples do not budget for. Additionally, because heavy machinery is rented through third party construction companies, they may require special delivery fees and times (outside of your venues contract), storage fees if your venue is to house the machine until it is picked up, and a certified licensed operator to maneuver the machine during installation and take down. Need help determining your lighting and draping design installation? Contact us today and speak to an experienced member in our staff that can help you find helpful solutions or execute your design.

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