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The Best Colorful Wedding Venues in Los Angeles
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If you haven't already noticed, I'm a big fan of colorful and fun weddings that are full of personality. For all my like-minded friends out there, I've compiled a list of my favorite LA venues to throw a bold and bright wedding bash that will wow your guests and make your photos pop.

The Fig House

6433 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Arguably the most quintessential example of a colorful wedding venue in all of Los Angeles, The Fig House is overflowing with bright colors, chic mid-century furniture, custom art, and geometric stained glass. This space is a rather unassuming royal blue building on the outside, but an incredibly decorated modern space on the inside. While this bold style will definitely drive any color palette decisions, their carefully-crafted aesthetic means the decorating is practically done for you.

Size: 15,000 Sq. Ft. Total

Rates: $6,500+

Capacity: Accommodates up to 250 seated guests or 450 standing/cocktail

Details: Indoor & Outdoor spaces available. Built-in bar. Furniture included in rentals. Getting ready spaces on site.


The Ruby Street

6408 Ruby St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

This impeccably restored 1890s arts and crafts style building has instant character as it welcomes you with its azure blue exterior and original stained glass windows. This idyllic former church is located in a historically protected neighborhood and surrounded by lemon trees. Inside, the space is decked with an eclectic mix of custom, vintage-inspired furniture and unique modern decor, all in vivid colors. The property also has a large outdoor space complete with outdoor bar.

Size: 4,000 Sq. Ft. Interior

Rates: $6,500-$7,000

Capacity: Accommodates up to 200 guests (175 indoors)

Details: Indoor & Outdoor spaces available. Outdoor bar. Getting ready spaces on site.


The Lodge at Malibou Lake

29033 Lake Vista Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

The Lodge is a beautiful property across from Malibou Lake, in a small community nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains. Their expansive property has a vintage-meets-outdoorsy vibe and features several impeccably styled ‘ready rooms’, a massive front lawn area overlooking the lake, a large ballroom with a stunning bay window, a large covered porch, and a cool library bar. The property itself has loads of personality, but its main areas (the ballroom and lawn) are also the simplest in design, so there’s still room to customize the look.

Size: 2,460 Sq. Ft. Ballroom/4,457 Total Covered Guest Space/25,000 Sq. Ft. Outdoor Space

Rates: $3,300 - $6,700

Capacity: Accommodates up to 280 guests

Details: Indoor & Outdoor spaces available. Getting ready spaces on site. Furniture & Tableware included. On-site kitchen.


The York Manor

4908 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

When you think of colorful venues, The York Manor’s all-white interior may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Ironically, this crisp, clean white look is precisely why it works so well with bright party color palettes. Just about any color will work in this space. The black-and-white exterior has a fun, graphic look, and its bright-red double door entrance and lush greenery in both the front and back yards give just enough color without limiting your color choices, so anything goes!

Size: 4,000 Sq. Ft. Interior/10,000 Sq. Ft. Total

Rates: $4,500 - $6,500

Capacity: Accommodates up to 220 guests

Details: Indoor & Outdoor spaces available. Underground speakeasy can be added on. On-site kitchen.


The Maxwell House

55 S Grand Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

The Maxwell House’s Italian-inspired architecture, warm pink entryway walls, and elaborate details make this space a 1920’s vintage dream castle. Originally built as a singular bungalow, the historic property features multiple large rooms (including a kitchen) and an open garden patio with string lighting. The best part? Bookings benefit the Western Justice Center, a non-profit working to address homophobia, racism, sexism, and other forms of hate.

Rates: $6,500

Capacity: Accommodates up to 120 guests

Details: Indoor & Outdoor spaces available. Getting ready spaces on site. On-site kitchen. Bookings support the Western Justice Center.


*Just a reminder, rates and details listed are based on currently available information at the time this blog was written. Rental rates and options change frequently as costs, inflation, availability, and offerings change over time. Contact the venue directly for their latest pricing and other information.

Colorful Punk Wedding in Highland Park

I've always loved color. I've also always loved punk rock and black. Growing up, my bedroom was pink and black with an entire wall plastered with band posters. That pretty much sums up my aesthetic. But for some reason, people think "punk" is synonymous with "black". Not true! This wedding is a gorgeous example of combining punk rock elements with a neon, 80s-inspired color scheme.


Studded napkin holders and matte black dinnerware plus hot pink napkins and a killer  geometric table runner perfectly merged punk and vibrant. The best part? The table runner is a simple DIY made out of just colored paper!


I'm obsessed with this invitation suite from Alexis Designs Things! 


LA Speakeasy provided on-theme colorful cocktails.


This awesome graffiti-inspired cake was created by Nicole Bakes Cakes. I love the metallic zipper details.


Upon entering, guests are greeted by this custom graffiti board with "seating card" pins that guide them to their table and double as name tags. (Plus, they're a fun little take home souvenir!)


Guests can get "inked" from this custom tattoo bar with American Traditional -inspired designs.


Can you believe she did her own hair? Autumn is a hair stylist and makeup artist so she crafted her own look, complete with "hair piercings" and a braided bridal mohawk.


Check out that ring! I love how the hidden skulls add a touch of punk rock that you only notice if you're looking closely.


A leather jacket is officially my favorite bridal accessory.


This nearby graffiti wall just happened to match their color scheme. I'm pretty sure that's fate.


And to wrap up this punk affair? Time to rock out in the York Manor's underground speakeasy where the party can last into the night!



Photography: Jade Elora Photography
Styling / Planning: Rock n’ Willow Events
Venue: The York Manor
Tabletop Rentals: La Piñata Party Rentals
Cake / Cupcakes: Nicole Bakes Cakes
Florist: The Flower Shop
Stationery: Alexis Designs Things
Hair / Makeup: Autumn Skibinski 
Couple: Autumn Skibinski and Aaron Garrett

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Colorful Holi Powder Couple Shoot: Glennellen & Adrian

Glennellen and Adrian are the cutest couple! We met up for an incredibly fun shoot in the park. Don't let their white shirts fool you, things are about to get full on colorful!


They got to play with colored powders (commonly used to celebrate the festival of colors known as Holi). In most cases this powder is just colored corn starch, so it's safe and non-toxic (although it can still dye your clothes!). 


I think the best sign that a couple is made for each other is if they can play together. You should always be with someone who brings out the kid in you and loves you at your goofiest.


As the sun was setting it was just glowing through the trees. I can't get enough of that gorgeous pre-sunset light. And in combination with this adorable pair? It's just that much more stunning!

Valentine's Themed Photoshoot: Breena & Can

I love Valentine's Day! As a wedding photographer, you'd think that would be because my business is love. And to be fair, I do love adorable couples and cheering on their awesome relationships. But that's not why I think Valentine's Day is so great. Nope.

So why do I love Valentine's Day? Two things: bright colors and sweets! What other day can you deck everything out in red and pink and have people give you candy and desserts? Okay, maybe on your wedding day, but maybe that's why I love weddings too.

So today I'm sharing a shoot inspired by all the things I love most about Valentine's Day, starring a super-adorable couple (Can and Breena), iced heart cookies, and—for good measure—giant red balloons!


Bow ties are so in fashion right now and I am here for it.


I love moments like these when I catch a couple just cracking up with each other.


Can is a dancer, so I had to have him give her a little twirl.


How cute are these neon signs? It's as if they knew we were doing a Valentine's-themed shoot and just wanted to help out. Thanks for the assist!


No color has quite as much impact as red!


And what Valentine's Day shoot would be complete without a mini coffee date and—of course—dessert!