YEAH! Free Los Angeles wedding: Melanie + Kelcey, part 2

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And now for the stunning photos and darling video from Melanie + Kelcey’s wedding! Get pumped you guys. There are a ton of pretty and colorful details to be inspired from. The team at YEAH! weddings held nothing back. But then again, check out the team behind the name… YEAH! weddings is a collective created by the heads behind: The Flashdance, Bash, Please, Our Labor of Love, Smilebooth, Shark Pig, YEAH! rentals, and more who are working tirelessly to develop the next dream team of wedding & event superstars. Ready? Let’s plow.

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indie wedding invites

Los Angeles wedding

Los Angeles wedding

Lovely Bride wedding gown

birdcage wedding veil

green suede shoes

birdcage veil

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wedding map



first look

Los Angeles wedding

Los Angeles wedding

We have a lot of top moments from the wedding, but our favorite is definitely the ceremony. It was the moment I was most nervous about, but being up there in front of everyone ended up feeling exactly right. Reading my vows to Kelcey was the easiest thing I’ve ever read aloud. Love is a really powerful magic in that way. And it is a truly beautiful memory to think back on. I’m so happy we ended up having the ceremony outside. The weather was just right, and the sun was starting to set. And Myles did an amazing job telling our love story. We laughed so much.

Los Angeles wedding

Los Angeles wedding

Max Wanger photo

When we found out that we’d won, we were on a conference call with a majority of the people involved with YEAH! Weddings, and they said, “We have good news and bad news. The bad news is… You only have 6 weeks to plan your wedding. The good news is…. You only have 6 weeks to plan your wedding.” I was speechless. I couldn’t believe we’d won, and it still hits me every so often like a wave of shock: “We won a wedding!?”

Los Angeles wedding

Los Angeles wedding

wedding portrait

The most dreamy wedding portraits ever!

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wedding portrait

wedding portrait

wedding portrait

polka dot bridesmaid dresses


bridal party

wedding guests

blue tablescape

blue wedding reception table

wedding table decor

confetti centerpiece

Our dinner tables were so beautiful. Bash, Please wanted to do a water color effect on the table runners, and they turned out really cool. Our mood board was inspired by constellations, geometric shapes, and shades of blue, and they completely delivered. Really loved how Landish found the perfect flowers that looked just like stars in the sky.

blue wedding cake icing

blue wedding decor

creative place cards

blue wedding table decor

YEAH Rentals wedding furniture

Perfect lounge area for guests made possible by the awesome Mid Century furniture rentals from YEAH! rentals.

wedding favor tambourines

We wanted to give out a wedding favor that would be fun and memorable. Since music is a big part of our life, we thought it would be perfect to have everyone shake a tambourine at the end of the ceremony. Kelcey carved a design into a linoleum block, and hand-stamped each tambourine with paint in the colors of the wedding. They were a really fun addition to the day.

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tambourine wedding favor

Right after the ceremony we both collapsed onto the swing and Our Labor of Love, Max Wanger and Brian covered us in our tambourines. It was the one moment of relaxation in the day — much needed before the insane dance party that was about to ensue.


wedding cocktails

Dance party ensues right about now…

Flashdance DJ

LA Follies

Why not have a sexy little kickline like the LA Follies help to kick off the dance party?

LA Follies

wedding dance party

wedding dance party

The stressful process of planning our wedding stemmed from organizing the guest list, and hosting out of town guests for the weekend. Since we had family and friends visiting from other cities and states, we wanted everyone to stay in our neighborhood to see where we live and what we love about it. We organized a few events throughout the weekend for our friends and family to mingle and explore, but juggling the position of host and bride + groom can be tough. Kelcey and I both had to work the week of the wedding, so we needed a personal assistant or an intern or someone to help us finish all of the last minute errands. Our biggest advice is to ask for help. Fly your family and friends out early, especially if you’re unable to take a vacation beforehand. No one will say no to the bride and groom!

Los Angeles wedding

We don’t want their wedding to end either, so how ’bout we press play on their darling and oh so awesome video by Shark Pig! Congratulations Melanie + Kelcey!

Oh, hey! There’s extra good news for you. For 2013, these folks will be doing 13 YEAH! weddings and they will all include: photography, dj, video, smilebooth, design and coordination at an amazing deal! They have something special for all 13, so if you’re feeling lucky check out:!

We did a little searching to find some similar items from this wedding, available online. You can shop the look here:

Green Wedding Shoes is sharing photos from this wedding too, so be sure to pop over and see.

Event design: Bash, Please / DJ: The Flashdance / Photography: Our Labor of Love + Max Wanger / Video: Shark Pig / Photobooth: Smilebooth / Rentals: YEAH! rentals / Venue: 1342 / Catering: Tehra Thorp / Cocktails: Pharmacie / Cake: Scootabaker / Florals: Landish / Balloons + frill: Geronimo Balloons / Dishware: Casa de Perrin / Valet: Jeffery Valet / Bride’s dress: Lovely Bride / Shoes: Butter via Gilt  / Necklace: Borrowed from Mom / Bracelet: Anthropologie(gift from Maid of Honor!) / Bolero: custom made by Olivia Vaatete at A Stitch in Time in Brentwood / Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s suit: All Saints / Groomsmen accessories (shirts and ties): The Grunion Run / Hair and makeup: Symmetry Beauty / Bride/bridesmaid accessories: / Invitations & menu letterpress: Copper Willow / Officiant: Myles Nye / Dancers: LA Follies / Honeymoon: Ace Hotel / Wedding album: Renaissance Albums / Bride’s getting ready location: Avalon Hotel

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@sashbuzz on Nov 7, 2012

YEAH! Free Los Angeles wedding: Melanie + Kelcey, part 2

Anne on Nov 7, 2012

This wedding looked so fun! Wish I was a guest!

Elaine on Nov 7, 2012

I'm kind of dying over her shoes.. adorable! And loved, loved the video.

Z on Nov 7, 2012

I love her shoes too! does anyone know who they are by?

Lauren Brady on Nov 7, 2012


meL on Nov 7, 2012

Thank you very much! My shoes are the "Sibyl Suede Sandal" by Butter :)

@dhridge on Nov 7, 2012

“@100LayerCake: Now for the stunning photos & rad video of @yeahweddings Free Wedding by @ourlaboroflove @maxwanger”

Courtney from Cocroft & Delbridge on Nov 7, 2012

This wedding looks like it was such a blast...those miniature tambourines are SO fun! I am definitely looking at these photos again!

@rawkman on Nov 7, 2012

hey @tellingpanda, lookit this writeup featuring your favorite CA bandmates.

Hot Chocolates - Chocolate Fountain Hire on Nov 7, 2012

Gorgeous tiel colour.. stunning pics. Congrats :) oxox

@100LayerCake on Nov 7, 2012

Watercolor table runner, rad @yeahrentals lounge area, cobalt glassware... This @yeahweddings delivered on the pretty!

@ninergrl6 on Nov 7, 2012


@ninergrl6 on Nov 7, 2012


emily @ anna delores photography on Nov 7, 2012

I am IN LOVE with the YEAH! Weddings group of vendors. They are just amazing. And Shark Pig makes the COOLEST videos. That $13K price tag is a ridiculously good deal; I hope someone scoops that up! If I were getting married I'd be all over it!!

@STUDIO1342 on Nov 7, 2012

Congratulations to Melanie and Kelcey, we wish you all the happiness in the world!

Beth Cote on Nov 7, 2012

Love the tambourines! Where did you get custom printed ones?

@andiw82 on Nov 7, 2012

YEAH! Free Los Angeles wedding: Melanie + Kelcey, part 2 - And now for the stunning photos and darling video from Me...

AS on Nov 7, 2012

I recognize the groom and his bandmates from the band Local Natives! Saw them live in San Francisco. SO COOL!

Heiko Schmidt on Nov 8, 2012

Nice colors and decent composition of the photos. Congratulations to the couple.

Adrienne Mauro on Nov 14, 2012

It's the Local this a real wedding?

Ashley Caruthesr on May 15, 2013

I really love a lot of these ideas. Especially the tambourines. Does anyone know where I can get these blank?

Flo Petris on Jun 4, 2013

many thanks for sharing source files. many thanks

freelance writing georgia on Aug 26, 2013

Why did you blog about YEAH! Free Los Angeles wedding: Melanie + Kelcey, part 2 | Real Weddings | 100 Layer Cake? Don't get me wrong, it's a great post but it's just kinda different than your other topics.

Charlie on Jan 7, 2014

Stunning pictures, the couple look so gorgeous, everything seem like a wedding dream.

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