Vintage Eclectic California Wedding

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Christine and Eddie envisioned a wedding day that was more of a party and celebration than a traditional wedding. Their cozy wedding celebrated not only their love for each other but also their love of music, fashion, and eclectic decor. Every detail was so unique, from the one-of-a-kind gold shopping cart used to hold the gifts to the beautiful salvaged wood California sign Eddie and Christine used as their guest book. Don’t forget Eddie’s pride and joy, a vintage baby Blue Dodge Dart which the newlyweds left in at the end of the night.

Don’t miss any of the unique aspects of this vintage eclectic California wedding! View the full gallery here, wonderfully captured by Brooke Merrill Photography and Randi Marie Photography.

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From the Vendors:
Since Christine and Eddie’s love story began in Los Angeles, finding the perfect LA venue to host their wedding became their number one task. They settled upon Elysian, located in the heart of Los Angeles, for the ceremony and reception. Elysian is known for it’s modern architecture, Zen-like outdoor spaces, and relaxed vibe—basically the perfect canvas for Christine and Eddie to create their dream wedding.

Christine and Eddie wanted to create a wedding experience that would make their guests feel right at home. One way they did this was by bringing in some of their most loved, vintage décor pieces from home including the taxidermy deer head that was hung above the lounge. The life-size fiberglass zebra was a wedding gift from friends but added to the uniqueness of the decor. YEAH! Rentals provided the midcentury lounge décor as well as the long, family style table and chairs. The chairs added just a pop of color with their teal painted tips.

The organic-feeling centerpieces provided by The Enchanted Florist featured a mix of Dahlias, succulents, and fresh fruit arranged in varying heights consisting of vintage brass goblets, mason jars, and collected antique plates. The favors on the table were vintage Los Angeles pins that paid tribute to the city that brought them together. Usually it’s the bride who changes into a second dress for the reception but again Eddie and Christine surprised everyone when Eddie came out in an awesome, metallic colored blazer and matching Nikes.

gold shopping cart for gifts

california woodcut guestbook

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photographs as table numbers and seating chart

seating area decor

in the city we love sign

gold wedding plates

eclectic tablescapes

los angeles keychain favors

mason jar white floral centerpiece

gold candle lit place settings

succulent in wine glasses

Photography: Brooke Merrill Photography & Randi Marie Photography
Coordinator: Christine Tran
Venue: Elysian
Caterer: Tender Greens
Prop/Furniture Rentals: YEAH! Rentals
Photobooth: Petite Pix
Dj: Marucio Mendendez from Fingers
Lighting: A Rental Connection
Valet: Valet of the Dolls
Flowers: The Enchanted Florist
Dress: Lindee Daniel

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  1. -100. @happilywedding says:

    Happy to have one of our weddings featured on @weddingchicks today!

  2. -100. @KaylaVieEvents says:

    Love this feature by @weddingchicks! Christine & Eddie were one of our favorites couples! They had the dream team!

  3. -100. Elysian says:

    YAY! We loved them! Thanks for featuring one of Elysian’s favorite couples!

  4. -100. Bodas con detalle says:

    I’ve liked the seating!! Very original!

  5. -100. @BrookeMerrill1 says:

    Vintage Eclectic California Wedding via @WeddingChicks

  6. -100. Brooke says:

    So excited to have this wedding featured on The Wedding Chicks. It was one of our absolute favorite weddings to photograph.

  7. -100. @BrookeMerrill1 says:

    RT @weddingchicks: 2/2 Trendy LA wedding this way! @ValetOfTheDolls @TenderGreens @fingersthedj @TheEnchantedFlorist…

  8. WOW! Those dahlias are perfect for the cream vintage decor.

  9. -100. Occasions In Print says:

    So many great things about this wedding – the car, her dress and the great idea for holding all the gifts are my favorites!

  10. -100. @TenderGreens says:

    RT @weddingchicks: 2/2 Trendy LA wedding this way! @ValetOfTheDolls @TenderGreens @fingersthedj @TheEnchantedFlorist…

  11. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Eclectic, family style seating. You’ll LOVE this trendy and funky LA wedding

  12. -100. @evaderrick says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Eclectic, family style seating. You’ll LOVE this trendy and funky LA wedding

  13. -100. @TheOrchardTX says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Eclectic, family style seating. You’ll LOVE this trendy and funky LA wedding

  14. Beautiful attention to detail and delicate styling, love this!

  15. -100. Debbie says:

    Love the pops of gold mixed with earthy and bright bohemian. This wedding is so beautiful!!

  16. Perfection!! Gorgeous wedding and amazing pictures!!

  17. -100. Randi Marie says:

    Wow, so blessed to be featured on the Wedding Chicks! This truly was one of my very favorite weddings that I’ve photographed thus far. The vendors we worked with were amazing and the couple was just awesome! Thanks again Wedding Chicks :)

  18. -100. Megan Clouse says:

    Her gown!! Just love every bit of it.

  19. -100. kristin says:

    Where did you find the California guestbook?! I would LOVE to do that for our wedding!

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  21. -100. Meghan says:

    Love the Salvaged California Guest Book… can you please let me know where I could purchase one?

  22. -100. Breathalyzer says:

    Thanks too my father who told me about this blog,
    tthis webpage is genuinely remarkable.

  23. -100. Chrisanne says:

    Also wondering about the state shaped cutout for guest book…please let me know where or how this was made thanks!

  24. -100. Stephanie says:

    How did you make the wood California?

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  26. -100. Caitlin says:

    Beautiful wedding! Where is the california guest book from??


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