Omg! I’m in LOVE with this industrial boho chic styled shoot at the Luce Loft in Downtown San Diego. There are two places I absolutely love taking photos: the great outdoors and beautiful urban spaces like the Luce Loft.
I’ve been trying to figure out what it is that I love so much about these spaces: from the more modern to the more industrial. I think it’s in part ‘cause I love geometric shapes and the warehouse feel, but also, I think it’s because I love that this space is like a blank canvas that can be reset with a totally different vibe every time you visit being used for weddings, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, events, reunions, you name it. Plus, it photographs beautifully.
I had the pleasure of working with some outstanding vendors in the San Diego area on this Luce Loft Wedding, but must put out a special thank you to our host Nadine Espejo for coming up with the idea and putting it all together. She was such a fun person to shoot alongside! Loved her bubbly personality and loved seeing her vision come to life (which is one of my favorite things to witness, seeing the bride as she sees her vision become a reality)!
Photographer: Jax Connolly Photo
Host: Nadine Espejo
Venue: Luce Loft
Cake and Macarons - SD Cake Pop Shop
Groom Model: Trenton Acrey
Bride Model: Jenna Tollefson
Florist: Sacred Romance Floral
Event Planner: A Golden Affair
Dress Boutique: Elle Bridal Boutique
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
It was an overcast day leaving North County, but when I pulled up to the Luce Loft the sun was shining. The talented A Golden Affair was putting the finishing touches on the tablescapes, the ceremony drapery, and the cake table when I walked in. The table was lush with a floral liner that draped over the tables end, charger plates, geometric copper center pieces, emerald antique glasses, marble name markers (acting as wedding gifts), a hand designed menu and an ombre emerald macaron. The table was exquisite and featured a combination of work from stationers Katie Blakeley and Sarah Castillo. The sweetheart table was in the same vein, with a more delicate resting bouquet of beige roses and green foliage, as well as candles, place cards that matched the invitation suite that was written out in calligraphy, and a unique copper plate that said bride and groom. It was a dream how their table had its own unique special touches and brought in the theme and color palette of beige, emerald, and copper together.
After taking some warm-up shots of the tables, I grabbed our groom model, Trenton Acrey for some individual portraits. Trenton is amazing to work with and looked so sharp in his all-black fitted suit. His neatly groomed facial hair was also striking and handsome. As I do with all my couples before the wedding, I love getting to know who I am photographing. What I learned about Trenton is that he is a Dating Coach and Matchmaker on a mission to create a more loved filled world. Isn’t that rad?
After capturing my shots of the groom, I headed to our lovely bride model, Jenna Kirstin, with the sun-kissed hair and natural boho vibe. Jenna was wearing a long sleeve lace designer wedding dress from Elle Bridal Boutique that was absolutely stunning. I love wedding dresses like these that are more covered and elegant. Plus, I love Elle Bridal Boutique because, as they put it, they are, “rewriting the rules of traditional bridal style.” They give all their bride-to-be’s a luxury experience carrying the creme de la creme in designers: Anais Anette, Badgley Mischka, Pronovias, Limor Rosen, Karen Willis Holmes.
This styled wedding shoot was a mix of lush and simple including the ceremony site, which featured hanging white drapery, with green florals on top, and candles at the base of each leg and one wall that was adorned with three copper floral hoops. It was so simple, but it made a huge statement.
The bride’s bouquet, boutonnieres, sweetheart table flowers, and floral table liners were hand assembled by Sacred Romance Floral, a sweet home-based floral design company who operates on providing a service where the bride gets to approve all flowers, color pallets, concepts, and see samples of every detail before her big day. Seriously, that’s a WIN! And her work is gorgeous!
The florist worked closely with the amazing SD Cake Pop Shop (who I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past), who provided the 3-tier white textured wedding cake and emerald green macarons, to add three beige floral blooms as the cake topper with sprigs of greenery on each tier. It looked so elegant and simple against the geometric wood background at the Luce Loft.
One of the last things I photographed, was the invitation suite, rings, and ring box. I love the watercolor splash of emerald across the top and bottom of the suite and I also loved how the copper was tied in through a copper round plate and the copper-colored hand addressed black envelope. On a side note, the ring box from The Mrs. Box was the most sweetest and elegant box I have ever seen and such a good touch for photos. The emerald green velvet added texture, color, and vibrancy. I seriously need to get me one of these!
I had an amazing time being a part of this creative industrial boho chic wedding shoot. Thank you to all the vendors for joining this shoot, our amazing models, the Luce Loft for the space, and again, our host, Nadine!