A couple weeks ago I attended the first Lovesick Expo in Los Angeles, held at the Unique Space in Downtown LA. It has been a while since I have attended a wedding expo but this was unlike any expo I have been to before.
The space: Unique LA is hidden in an industrial area of DTLA, but the brightly painted mural on their building front makes it hard to miss. Parking was a bit of a headache for me; I’m not sure how they handle that for events. (I learned after the fact that there actually was a reserved parking area across the street for attendees – d’oh!) I liked that Unique Space has an open floor, with some loft areas – perfect for putting a band, DJ, or photo booth – as well as an outdoor space that could be transformed into just about any type of venue space you could dream up.
The vendors: I loved all the vendors! Everyone was very friendly, and had their own unique spin on their product or service, which is really refreshing in Weddingexpoland. I loved seeing our own wedding planner Laura of Rebel Belle Weddings, as well as my friend Renee of Moxie Bright Events, who is totally crushing it with her new wedding planning business.
Some details from Rebel Belle’s booth … handmade comic book flower bouquets and an album featuring Dick Van Dyke’s wedding that Laura helped plan and coordinate! Yes, I had the same wedding planner as Dick Van Dyke, NBD.
I also saw some familiar faces from when I went to the Lovesick meetup last year, including Mischelle Jillene who makes custom wedding gowns and dresses (!!!) and Pixie from Pixie Vision Photography who is a great talent and it’s a bonus for me that she just happens to look like my favorite singer, Tori Amos.
And I also met some new vendors who seem lovely. Tres LA kept everyone fed with yummy paninis with hummus and grilled cheese bites.
The guys running the Drunken Pixiel photo booth were super cool, and I loved their sparkly tinsel backdrop (and my pictures taken inside turned out much better than the bright sunlight ones).
Joey the Cat brings SKEEBALL (and other arcade games) to your wedding reception … YES!
Last but not least, drinks and shots were provided by Scarlette Bartending. Mine was rose infused vodka and Prosecco. Yes, please.
(Yes, this is what I look like while downing a shot of bourbon … doing research for you guys is not pretty sometimes but I’m willing to make the sacrifices for you.)
The 2015 Lovesick Expo tour has come to an end, but I highly recommend you check them out for 2016. I love that these indie, alternative wedding expos exist!