Yesterday, we featured a brand new wedding venue in Long Beach Island and today we are going to take a look into a more reasonable wedding venue in Los Angeles! Arthur and Hilary were the first to get married inside Big Daddy’s Antiques which is a Culver City location – and yes, they also have a San Francisco location. The entire warehouse was transformed from an area as big as an airport hangar to a wedding venue filled with love and romance within a span of 2 days! GATHER Events really did a tremendous job of realizing Arthur and Hilary’s vision of the wedding and I know that all of you guy are gonna be inspired by this! It truly was an eclectic celebration to remember! Here more of Hilary and why chose Big Daddy’s to be her venue for the wedding:
Arthur and I were having a hard time finding a place that could make our wedding unique and could hold about 220 guests. Then one of my friend’s mom mentioned Big Daddy to us and we decided to check it out. I did not knew if they were doing events but I certainly knew that I love the store because the moment I walked it, I knew it right away that this would be the ideal place for our wedding. I admired every single furniture in the place and I was also thankful that the owner, Shane allowed us to hold the wedding there. One of my favorite items that was made for the wedding was the tall wooded wall. It was made from used scaffoldings planks and it was decorated with hanging plants on 1 side of the ceremonial area. It really made the space feel complete for both of us!
Big thanks to Jennifer for taking the pictures of the day and congratulations to Arthur and Hilary for their very beautiful wedding!
The ceremonial space was really inviting and I really love it! It was set up at the docking area outside of the warehouse. The classy French bistro chairs were aligned on each side of the aisle along with bay leafs and lemon leaf garlands decorated on the floor.
Our most favorite part of the wedding – The ceremony itself! I really felt that we were bounded together in front of all our friends and loved ones! The feeling was so powerful and it was something I just couldn’t let go.
Surely no detail was overlooked at this wedding affair and by combining everything with Big daddy’s vintage design the whole celebration felt custom and unique. I like the vintage bottle drying racks that came with these escort hearts hand-calligraphed in metal.
From Hilary… Arthur was really involved with all the food preparations since he has been in the restaurant industry for most of his working career. He collaborated with John and Vinnie at Animal so that they could create the best menu. We also had Bay Cities which is Arthur’s favorite late night snack. Arthur was the one in charge of the cocktail program and after hearing that he loved whiskey, Sarah and Robin from GATHER put up a bourbon bar which served as the ultimate “man-cave” for the entire evening. They concocted 3 amazing drink mixes for us and it was really amazing!
And don’t you think this place is magical for the reception? Clara of JL Design took care of all the flower arrangements for the reception. She filled the concrete, mercury glasses, glass terrarium vessels, and corrugated metals with tulips, pieris, anemone, maidenhair fern, and hydrangea. Giant garlands were also placed on the beams from above to make the place lovelier.
Our choice of music – Processional: (Groom) “The Times They Are A Changing” by Bob Dylan (Bride) “Pachelbel’s Canon in D”, Recessional: “Lover” by Devandra Banhart, First Dance: “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra
Event planning: GATHER Events | Floral: JL Designs | Catering: Animal | Desserts: Huckleberry | Music: West Coast Music | Hair: Camila Padilla | makeup: Christine Craven | Wedding Dress: Lanvin | Engagement Ring: vintage Neil Lane and Van Cleef & Arpels | Groom’s suit: Jay Wolf Clothing