When a colleague mentioned her sister was having “a 24-hour wedding”, starting with a public mass art installation at the beach and ending with a ceremony at my favorite downtown park, I was very intrigued. And apparently, so was the New York Times, as they featured their wedding from last summer.

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The wedding celebration kicked off at GLOW, which was a massive group installation that ran for 12 hours at night at the Santa Monica Pier. Artist couple Jenna Didier and Oliver Hess created an interactive telescope that read your brain waves to change the colors of the lights you were viewing – kind of like a mood ring. I fell in line for this installation, but they closed it down around 3 or 4 am, two people ahead of me in line!

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The wedding took place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, one of downtown’s only parks, and more commonly referred to as the Cornfield. (You can see some of my own photos in this previous post.)

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I love the bridesmaids’ dresses in varying shades of grey! And how amazing is the bride’s laser-cut dress??

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The reception took place underneath the Broadway Bridge, just west of the LA River, where the Metro Gold Line runs from Chinatown. The space was once a homeless encampment, but now functions as an event and art space, thanks to the couple’s efforts.

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I love this wedding. It looked so unique and laid back, and must have been fun to go to. Everything I’d want in a downtown affair.

All images from the New York Times