Los Angeles Wedding Photography – Lemon Inspiration Shoot at Catchlight Studios

I’ve been holding on to these photos for way too long and it’s time to share them. I wanted to do a wedding inspiration shoot while I had some down time, so I teamed up with the amazing Emily of Grandes Fêtes for her design expertise. The theme Emily came up with centered around lemons, set in a modern Los Angeles loft with lots of DIY details. Emily designed the tablescapes for all three set-ups using vases and glassware she thrifted. She also crafted all the sweet details like the drink stirrers, the heart and lemon garlands, and the lemon card holders. Oh yeah, and did all the gorgeous floral arrangements and bouquet – she really does it all! But to keep it real I assisted in the handmade efforts by decorating the wedding cake on the dessert buffet, so if I can do it, anyone can. Our wonderful married friends Brett and Trina modeled for us, and they completely embodied what we had in mind. They forged their own wedding bands from quarters and Trina designed and sewed her own dress – it doesn’t get much more DIY than that!   A lot of love and craftiness went into this shoot, and I had so much fun capturing both Brett and Trina and what a sweet, fun couple they are, as well as all the lovely design details that made the whole thing come together. There are a ton more photos but here is a glimpse at a few of my favorites!

Bright colorful modern bohemian lemonade stand at DIY wedding in Los Angeles Loft at Catchlight StudiosDetail photos of thrifted glass pitchers for lemonade stand and homemade heart stirrers with laceBeautiful rings on yellow cut lemons at DIY inspiration wedding photography shoot Indie hipster bohemian bride and groom on Spanish tiled stairs at Catchlight Studios DIY Wedding in Los AngelesLemon dessert buffet and wedding cake with handmade heart garland in Los Angeles loft wedding receptiondetail photos of yellow desserts with lemon tarts, cake pops, custard shots with fruit card holders in Los Angeles loftLove is Sweet sign in front of wedding cake with heart garland in DIY lemon wedding shootGorgeous indie couple with DIY wedding dress and hair at Catchlight Studios loft reception with lemon garlandsLoft wedding reception table details with blue glass, white and yellow flowers and lemon lollipop favors in Los AngelesAdorable cute indie couple share candid kiss at wedding reception in Los Angeles loft at Catchlight Studios HollywoodDIY bouquet with white flowers, yellow accents and lace on chair in Los Angeles loft weddingIndie bohemian chic bride and groom portraits with rings and crochet heart in Los Angeles loft wedding


A big shout out to all of the other awesome vendors who made this inspiration shoot possible:

Gorgeous modern loft venue – Catchlight Studios

Delicious lemon desserts – 24 Carrots Catering

Chairs, linens, dinnerware – Classic Party Rentals El Segundo

Adorable heart garland and favors – One Pink Poppy

Absolutely beautiful design and floral – Grandes Fêtes


And if anyone wants to check out what Brett and Trina’s real wedding looked like, my talented friends at Killer Nostalgia shot it on Super 8mm film!



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