Nestled in the heart of Los Angeles’ Arts District is The Unique Space, an eclectic venue that truly lives up to its name.
The concept for this shoot was put together by Jessica Valenzuela, the principal event planner and designer at Not Jessa Planner. She explained her inspiration for this concept as follows:
This shoot stemmed from my love for crystals and geode. To add a twist of elegance, I decided to choose a light purple tone with greys and whites to complement. The stone I chose was white agate, because it is known as the stone on which to call for support when you need stability and grounding in your life. Along with its supportive energy, the agate stone has long been admired for its incredible beauty.
I felt that in this case, it represented the love Valerie and Armando (our real-life engaged couple who served as models for the shoot) carry in their relationship as they’re both supporting one another as they venture into life as one. The little details throughout the shoot incorporated the agate stone—from the invitations, to the place cards, bridal crown, and more.
What spoke to me about the venue was the rooftop scenery of downtown Los Angeles, representing the city where Valerie and Armando met. The Unique Space offered not just one area, but multiple areas to shoot and be inspired to develop creative content.
What I was hoping to convey throughout this shoot was the elegance and symbolism of the agate stone, using very subtle details. In my eyes, it’s all in the details and how you incorporate the couple’s love story.
Scroll through the images below to see Jessica’s full vision brought to life. A full list of vendors who contributed to this shoot can be found at the end of the post.
Planner: Not Jessa Planner | Venue: The Unique Space | Florist: Flower Box Studios | Makeup Artist: Beleza by Claudia Pinto | Hair Stylist: Briv Beauty | Favors: Millenium Candles | Table Top Rentals: Prim and Preux | Furniture Rentals: 3 Little Birds Event Planning | Linens: La Tavolta Linen | Tuxedo: Stitch and Tie | Gown: Mia Riley Designs | Bridal Accessories: Champagne and Grit Co | Cake: CocoaBerry Cake Co | Ring Box: Sunny Days Ring Box | Resin Artwork: Abbijo Designs | Calligrapher: Shes Cloudy Calligraphy | Videographer: Takai Media | Photographer: Leslie Joy Photography