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Henry Chen

Henry Chen

Wedding At The Unique Space

Photos from Kristine and Josh’s rustic-inspired wedding at The Unique Space, which began with the girls getting ready at the venue and the boys at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. The couple then exchanged vows during an intimate wedding ceremony before a sunset portrait session on the rooftop of The Unique Space, followed by a laid-back wedding reception.

KRISTINE & JOSH

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Wedding photos at The Unique Space:

Kristine and Josh found me online back in March of this year and I was honored that they decided to book me as their photographer for this wedding at The Unique Space in Los Angeles, without having met in person. They’ve been together since college days and Josh had romantically popped the question after going to a screening of “Jurassic Park” (just as they had on their very first date).

They were planning an intimate celebration at The Unique Space – an eclectic Los Angeles wedding venue that reflected their personalities. While I met up with Kristine and the girls preparing at the venue, my second photographer headed to Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles where Josh was getting ready with his groomsmen.

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Josh tenderly kisses Kristine’s hand during their sunset wedding portrait session on the rooftop of The Unique Space in LA.

 

Getting ready photos at The Unique Space:

I began by photographing Kristine admiring her wedding dress with her aunt (who was the seamstress behind its creation) before capturing some shots with her bridesmaids as their colorful dresses hung behind. After getting dressed, I captured some creative portraits of the girls backed by a whitewashed brick wall at The Unique Space, as well as documenting some special moments between Kristine and her cute niece, Skylar.

Kristine’s bridesmaids then assisted as she stepped into her gold wedding boots before the bride’s mom arrived to help with her jewelry. We used the time available for some creative portraits of the girls looking absolutely stunning in the rustic space, as well as capturing a gift exchange between Kristine and her bridesmaids.

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Kristine and her aunt admire her bespoke wedding dress in the industrial interior of The Unique Space in LA.
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Capturing a special moment between Kristine and her bridesmaids while getting ready for her wedding at The Unique Space.
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A whimsical photo of Kristine’s aunt fixing her wedding dress while getting ready in a whitewashed room at The Unique Space in LA.
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Kristine and her bridesmaids in their unique wedding dresses while getting ready in a whitewashed Los Angeles suite.
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Capturing a special moment between Kristine and her cute niece while getting ready in a whitewashed room at The Unique Space.
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Kristine’s bridesmaids assist as she steps into her golden boots at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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Kristine’s cute niece helps to zip up her golden boots while getting ready for her wedding at The Unique Space.
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Kristine zips up her golden wedding boots in front of a white brick wall at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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Kristine’s mom secures a bracelet around the bride’s wrist while getting ready at The Unique Space in LA.
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Capturing a special moment as two of Kristine’s bridesmaids help to fix her earrings at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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A portrait of Kristine and her bridesmaids in their multi-colored dresses in a light-filled room at The Unique Space.
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Kristine offers a jewelry gift to one of her bridesmaids while getting ready for her wedding at The Unique Space.
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One of Kristine’s bridesmaids embraces her backed by a white brick wall at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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Kristine and her bridesmaids hold their hands in the air to show off their bracelets at The Unique Space in LA.
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A creative portrait of Kristine and her bridesmaids holding their bouquets in a whitewashed room at The Unique Space.
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A portrait of Kristine holding her stunning bouquet in front of a white brick wall at The Unique Space.
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A playful portrait of Kristine and her bridesmaids hiding behind their floral bouquets at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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A portrait of Kristine looking stunning with her floral bouquet in a light-filled room at The Unique Space in LA.
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A portrait of Kristine with her bridesmaids and niece backed by a white brick wall in their Los Angeles suite.
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A playful portrait of Kristine and her family looking towards her cute niece at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.

 

Ceremony photos at The Unique Space:

It was then time for the wedding ceremony to get underway, which was being held on the first floor of The Unique Space. I photographed Josh’s reaction as he watched Kristine walk down the aisle before the couple exchanged vows back by a feature red brick wall.

Throughout the proceedings, I documented the reactions of both the bride and groom, as well as their parents as they proudly watched on. After being pronounced “husband and wife”, Josh dipped and kissed his bride before they made their recessional walk down the aisle to be congratulated by family and friends.

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Capturing Josh’s reaction as he watched his bride walk down the aisle during their wedding ceremony at The Unique Space.
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Wedding guests stand as Kristine walks down the aisle during her wedding ceremony at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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A candid photo of Josh smiling at Kristine as she walked towards him during their Unique Space wedding ceremony in LA.
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Kristine and the couple’s officiant smile at Josh while he reads his vows at The Unique Space in LA.
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Josh looks at Kristine while she reads her vows during their intimate wedding ceremony at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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Capturing the reaction of Josh’s parents as he exchanged vows with Kristine at The Unique Space in LA.
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Kristine smiles at Josh during their intimate wedding ceremony at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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Capturing the reactions of Kristine’s mom and stepdad during The Unique Space wedding ceremony.
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Kristine’s bridesmaids smile as they watch on during The Unique Space wedding ceremony in Los Angeles.
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Kristine and Josh exchanged vows in front of a red brick wall during their intimate ceremony at The Unique Space.
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Josh dips and kisses Kristine after being pronounced “husband and wife” at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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Kristine and Josh turn towards their wedding guests to celebrate after becoming officially married.
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Kristine and Josh make their recessional walk down the aisle at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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Capturing a quiet moment between the newly weds upstairs at The Unique Space following their wedding ceremony.
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Kristine and Josh’s bridal party join them for a toast following their wedding ceremony at The Unique Space.

 

Portraits at The Unique Space:

The newly married couple headed upstairs for a brief moment together to let their new union sink in, before being joined by their bridal party for a champagne toast. We managed to squeeze in a number of family formals and bridal party portraits at The Unique Space ceremony venue, then headed up to the rooftop to take advantage of the golden sunset light.

Here I captured romantic portraits and creative silhouettes of Kristine and Josh embracing backed by the setting sun and the city skyline of Downtown Los Angeles. We also utilized an industrial-style roller door for some playful portraits and an impressive mural on one of the walls outside the wedding venue.

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A playful portrait of the newly weds kissing as their bridal party celebrates at The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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Kristine and Josh look lovingly into one another’s eyes during their sunset portrait session at The Unique Space.
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The newly married couple watch the sunset over Downtown LA during their wedding portrait session at The Unique Space.
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Capturing a tender moment between the newly weds during their rooftop portrait session at The Unique Space.
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Kristine drags Josh in front of an impressive wall mural outside The Unique Space in Los Angeles.
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A portrait of Kristine and Josh on the rooftop of The Unique Space at sunset with the Los Angeles city skyline behind.
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A creative portrait of the newlyweds holding hands in front of an industrial screen at The Unique Space.
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A whimsical portrait of the newly weds illuminated by the golden hour light on The Unique Space rooftop in LA.
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Kristine and Josh embrace warmly on a balcony during their wedding portrait session at The Unique Space.
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A playful portrait of Kristine blowing Josh a kiss in front of a roller door at The Unique Space.
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Josh kisses Kristine on the forehead during their romantic wedding portrait session at The Unique Space.
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Josh twirls Kristine during their industrial-inspired wedding portrait session at The Unique Space in LA.
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Kristine and Josh stand hand-in-hand in front of a wall mural in the Arts District of Los Angeles.
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A creative silhouette portrait of Kristine and Josh at sunset on the rooftop of The Unique Space.

 

Reception photos at The Unique Space:

Kristine and Josh’s wedding reception at The Unique Space was a really relaxed affair, beginning with speeches and toasts from those closest to them. This was followed by some fun parental dances and the couple’s official first dance before the floor was opened up to everyone to celebrate.

Throughout the rest of the evening, I tried to capture all the action on the dance floor, as well as the couple’s cake cutting ceremony backed by a wall of donuts. They ended the evening being lifted above the dance floor on chairs by their wedding guests, with Kristine sporting sparkly golden shoes.

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One of Kristine’s bridesmaids makes a speech during The Unique Space wedding reception in Los Angeles.
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A candid photo of one of Josh’s groomsmen making a speech during the wedding reception at The Unique Space.
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Kristine’s father addresses the couple at their sweetheart table during a reception speech at The Unique Space.
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A black and white photo of Josh embracing his dad following a reception speech at The Unique Space.
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A candid photo of Josh making a thank you speech for his wedding guests at The Unique Space reception.
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Kristine and her dad perform their father-daughter dance during The Unique Space wedding reception.
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Josh and his mom perform a fun, choreographed dance during the wedding reception in Los Angeles.
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An action shot of Kristine and Josh performing their first dance during The Unique Space wedding reception.
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A candid photo of Kristine smiling during her first dance with Josh at their Los Angeles wedding reception.
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A candid photo of two wedding guests enjoying the dance floor during the intimate reception at The Unique Space.
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Kristine’s mom and step dad letting loose on the dance floor at The Unique Space wedding reception in LA.
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A young wedding guest clambers up a pillar during the wedding reception at The Unique Space.
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A candid photo of Josh’s parents enjoying the dance floor during the laid-back reception at The Unique Space.
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Kristine and Josh feed one another wedding cake backed by a donut wall at The Unique Space reception.
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A man dips his partner on the dance floor during a wedding reception at The Unique Space in LA.
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A candid photo of wedding guests singing on the dance floor to celebrate Kristine and Josh’s union at The Unique Space.
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Capturing a fun moment on the dance floor between two wedding guests at The Unique Space in LA.
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A couple getting playful on the dance floor during the rustic-style wedding reception at The Unique Space.
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A candid photo of Josh’s mom licking cake from her husband’s face at The Unique Space wedding reception.
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A candid photo of guests enjoying the dance floor at The Unique Space during Kristine and Josh’s wedding reception.
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A couple spins on the dance floor during Kristine and Josh’s rustic-style wedding reception at The Unique Space.
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Josh is lifted above the dance floor on a chair by his wedding guests at The Unique Space reception.
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Capturing Kristine’s reaction as she’s lifted above the dance floor on a chair wearing sparkly gold boots.
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A candid photo of Kristine and Josh on chairs above the dance floor during The Unique Space wedding reception.

 

Wedding photos at The Unique Space:

I couldn’t be more honored to be selected as the photographer for Kristine and Josh’s wedding at The Unique Space and wish them all the happiness in the world. I know that they’re off to Mexico for their honeymoon and hope they enjoy this sneak peek of what’s to come in their wedding gallery!

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