I swear, SmogShoppe is a total magnet for seriously cool couples. Ladies and gents like these two who aren’t afraid to bend the rules when it comes to their wedding – which ultimately leads to some of the coolest parties ever to grace the pages of SMP. This fête is the perfect example. It’s intimate dinner party meets meaningful nuptials all planned to perfection by Nira Luna of Amber Events and captured beautifully by Valerie Noel – leaving us with a gallery too good to miss.
From the Bride…Rob and I knew we wanted to have an intimate and fun wedding, and we wanted it to be as stress free as possible, enter Nira from Amber Events! We live in New York, so planning a wedding cross country was a daunting task, but with Nira’s help and my mom and best friends we were able to put together a truly special day. Rob and I fell in love with the Smog Shoppe because it was an awesome combination of industrial elements mixed with the beautiful succulent garden and a Vintage flair- it felt like us! The whole theme of the wedding was combining things that on paper aren’t supposed to go together like burlap and lace and succulents and roses. My mother started collecting old tins and tea pots and our incredible florist Gilly filled them with yellow flowers and succulents that were in season. Our ceremony was very special and non traditional, our officiants were my brother and Rob’s step mother and we wrote the whole thing ourselves, including many different traditions as possible. We stood under a chuppah made by one of my bridesmaids out of old and handkerchiefs and remembrances given to us from our families. We wanted our guests to feel like they were at our home for a back yard bbq so the food had to be great! Heirloom more than delivered, we had burgers and tacos and farmers market fresh salads. Neither Rob or I have ever liked cake but we love pie, so we got a variety of incredible pies from Porch Pies and decorated them with fun novelty cake toppers. The band was very important to Rob since he is a musician himself (we met at one of his gigs) and Nira suggested Dustbowl Revival- an great bluegrass/rock and roll band based in LA- they were so good that a few of our guests went to see them play the following night! We tried to incorporate as many fun details as possible, vintage fans to use during the ceremony in case it was hot and yellow and green pashminas for when the sun went down. We had an old fashioned photo booth and used that for our guest book. And we also made wedding mad libs which were so much fun to read later. Our wedding ended up being everything we wanted, intimate and fun and a great party!
Photography: Valerie Noell | Coordination: Amber Events | Flowers: Gilly Flowers | Wedding Gown: Watters | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Anna | Caterer: Heirloom LA | Hair And Makeup: Fiore Beauty | Lighting And Sound: Best Audio | Band: No Vacancy Entertainment | Groomsmen Attire: Rag & Bone | Venue: SmogShoppe | Photobooth: Classic Photo Booth | Pies: Porch Pies | Rentals: Town And Country