Bride: Lockell Keeling

Groom: Chris Hickey

Wedding Date: 09/08/2012

Location: Huron Substation, Los Angeles, CA

Photographer:  Luminaire Images,

Wedding dress: Rivini from Bride Couture

Makeup: Jen Castelo

Hair: Ursula from Mahogany Hair Revolution

The bride on her special day:

“Chris and I knew that we wanted a wedding that expressed our sense of style and our love of vibrant colors all against an unusual and scenic backdrop.

The first detail that fell into place was our color scheme. We loved the combination of yellow and gray, but thought that adding orange would be a nice touch as our wedding date was close to the start of the fall season. When we selected the Huron Substation as our venue and discovered that it was used as a conversion station for energy for the old light-rail system in LA, we thought that a train/subway theme was the only way to go. We even incorporated our theme into our engagement photos by having them taken at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

As software engineers, it's only fitting that we did most of the planning using online resources such as websites like Etsy (for projects), Pinterest (to capture pictures of ideas we liked) and Yelp (for researching vendors). The fact that our venue was such a blank slate was great, because it allowed us to fully express our vision for our big day, but it also presented us with challenges, because everything had to be brought into the space. It was a lot of work, but we love how everything came out and couldn't imagine any other venue working so well.

We were also blessed to have connections to a lot of extraordinary vendors. My sister went to college with our photographer, Molly of Luminaire Images, and my sister's best friend from grade school (Ziang Her of Slanty Pear Creative) designed all of our artwork and stationery. Also, one of my bridesmaid's sister, Jen Castelo, did an amazing job on the bridal party's makeup. And my friend and coworker, Kacy Wilson, did us the honor of deejaying our wedding. We felt extremely lucky to have such a personal connection to some of our vendors and truly believe that's one of the main reasons that our wedding day was exactly what we wanted!”

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