Millwick Wedding: Lani & Rick
Ahhhh the Millwick. Without a doubt, it's one of my favorite wedding venues in downtown Los Angeles. I mean, who doesn’t love a beautifully curated urban jungle in an industrial style warehouse in the middle of DTLA?! If your dream is to get married amongst a bunch of plants and you’re into cute, unexpected details (hello gorgeous gold wall!), this is definitely your wedding venue. PLUS it gets gorgeous light for photos, and it's close to a bunch of really cool murals in the Arts District for even more photo opts. Was I in photographic heaven? Yes. Did I scout the Arts District prior to this wedding in hopes of finding a rooftop with skyline views of the Los Angeles? Yes. Did I take these newly weds up on said rooftop for some sunset romantics, and thus simultaneously almost retire my career as a Los Angeles wedding photographer because, let’s be real, DOES IT GET BETTER THAN THAT? YES. YES I DID. Just a FYI, I opted not to retire from wedding photography because I still need to photograph at the Millwick’s sister venues Valentine, Grass Room, and the Smog Shoppe!
I probably don’t even need to say this, but the Millwick also just happens to attracts some of the most fun engaged couples. Lani & Rick were no exception, and their stylish yet casual wedding at this boutique venue was soooo fun. They chose the Hotel Indigo to get ready at, which paired so well with so many of their blue details, including Lani’s completely unforgettable, one-of-a-kind blue wedding dress! Seriously, that dress is something dreams are made of! I love when brides skip wedding day traditions and instead opt to do something that's just totally them. Traditions were made to be broken, right?! Her dress was handmade by Hip & Unique, who was completely floored (and later totally inspired) by Lani’s eclectic wedding dress request. Once the inspiration hit, she crafted a dress that was completely unexpected and entirely perfect. The skirt was made out of layers of blue tulle that caught the wind and light, making for the most incredible photographs. Paired with her groom in a navy blue suit, they looked absolutely stunning together. Seriously though. Just look at these two and try to tell me you don't agree!