A Romantic, Natural Wedding at the Loft on Pine in Long Beach, California
Instead of Taylor Verrett (21 and in child care) and Zach Senger (23 and a police officer) picking a venue that fit their theme, the space at the Loft on Pine in Long Beach, California, ended up inspiring this romantic wedding with a natural style. "We fell in love with the location from the moment we walked in," Taylor says. "We absolutely loved the vintage charm that the Loft had to offer." The charcoal gray, light pink and white invitations with romantic floral designs reflected the wedding day's palette and style, which blended well with the accents of gold and lush greenery that also decorated the space. Glass cylinders filled with tall white candlesticks, and green garlands lined the aisle leading up to the wooden stage, where Taylor and Zach said their vows under hanging crystal chandeliers. The room flipped for the reception, where guests sat at long, white dining tables set with gold and white dinnerware, displayed with a pink macaron (also given out as favors) and sprigs of rosemary. Our favorite detail had to be the classic three-tier marble wedding cake covered with buttercream frosting: It looked absolutely delicious, and the bride and groom topper held symbolic meaning to Taylor and Zach. "The cake was topped with Zach's grandmother's Lladro porcelain figurine," Taylor says. "Sadly, she passed away shortly before the wedding, so this was super-special to the two of us."