Last fall, we were asked to plan and design a wedding industry event at the Kim Sing Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. We love exploring new venues, and although the Kim Sing Theatre isn’t brand new, it is new to the local wedding industry! Scroll down to see all the details and design!
All photos by the wonderful Geoff Rivers Photography.
A Rich History at the Kim Sing Theatre
Debuting in 1926 as The Alpine Theatre; they specialized in vaudeville shows, all the rage at the time. In 1939, operating as a movie theatre, they began to screen Spanish language films, mirroring the changing demographics of their neighborhood.
In the late 1960s, the theatre was christened the Kim Sing Theatre. Many locals fondly remember watching popular Kung Fu movies on the theatres many screens. Fun fact: The theatre did not serve popcorn! More popular snacks included shredded red ginger strips and salted dried plums. And maybe M & M’s.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the space was completely renovated to function as a private home, including the lovely interior courtyard. Many of the improvements remain to this day! In 2018, the Kim Sing Theatre began hosting social events, including intimate weddings.
A Warm Welcome to the Los Angeles Wedding Community
What better way to welcome the robust and diverse local wedding industry than with a party? We had the pleasure of assembling a fantastic team of some of the most stylish and hip vendors in Los Angeles for this event.
We set a lovely table with the help of Winston and Main, BBJ Linens & La Pinata Party Rents.
With its quirky floorplan, the ghost chairs seen here really do double duty: they provide needed seating without breaking the visual line of the space. It’s a win-win! Also, they are gorgeous. It’s a win-win-WIN!
Of course, you can’t have a gorgeous table without gorgeous florals. Flower Genius Tabitha Abercrombie of Winston and Main brought the pretty with a variety of arrangements.
Not Just Pretty, But Also Delicious
One of the most important aspects of any event is, of course, hospitality. And hospitality starts with a well-fed and well-watered crowd. Our good friends at Jennie Cooks knocked it out of the park with their LA-centric menu of mini “danger dogs” (if you don’t know what those are, you’ve never been to Los Angeles), empanadas, and a full-on Ramen Bar!
Guests went back for seconds and thirds, it was such a huge hit!
And Now for Something Sweet…
Sugar Studio LA brought the joy with them in the form of sweet, sweet desserts. From an edgy take on a wedding cake, to pies, homemade marshmallows, and so much more…everyone relished in a sweet sugar haze!
I spy with my little eye, Chef Nika!
A Gaggle of Professionals
As is the case for every event, the event professionals you align with can seriously make or break your event! We were so lucky to work with Cali Craft Cocktails, who served up the most unique and delicious cocktails.
Supermoon DJ’s brought all the vibes with their all-vinyl setup. And Tabitha adorned their console with some floral love to boot!
FlipBooth brought the party (as always) with their sparkly photobooth set up.
More nooks and crannies than an English muffin…
Can we talk about the Kim Sing Theatre for a sec? This place is a (not-so-secret-anymore) hidden gem! It’s a perfect location to book for the weekend of your Los Angeles wedding. Why? Because it’s a brilliant location for your rehearsal dinner, welcome party, getting-ready morning, a gorgeous place to sleep, and also host your morning-after brunch. Seriously. You can do everything here! Check out all these nooks…
And, yes, you can (and should) sleep here! There are three gorgeous bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Here’s one of them, decked out as you would for a wedding night, yes?
Helping define and design the nooks was the fabulous Collective Rentals! They have the best inventory. Take a peek.
We had such a great time welcoming wedding industry pros to the Kim Sing Theatre. I know some epic events are going to take place within these walls, and I can’t wait to design and plan there again! Much love to the entire creative team, listed below.
Venue: Kim Sing Theatre Planning & Design: Moxie Bright Events Photography: Geoff Rivers Florals: Winston & Main Catering: Jennie Cooks Bar: Cali Craft Cocktails Desserts: Sugar Studio DJ: Supermoon DJ’s Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals Lounge Rentals: Collective Rentals Linens: BBJ Linen Graphic Design: Roseville Designs Photobooth: Flipbooth Essential Oil Blending Bar: Lather Valet: Jeffrey Valet
Apr 23, 2019