Guys, Shannon + Nick have some serious style! But we’re sure you could already tell for yourself from that opening image. For their incredible, timeless Smog Shoppe wedding, they were inspired by 1960’s style, Mia Farrow and “cool cats looking cool” (awesome!). They incorporated traditions they felt passionate about + ditched the ones they felt weren’t as meaningful to them – and we encourage all couples to do the same!
Their day was filled with all kinds of beautiful details crafted by The Love Riot + Jesi Haack Design, which you’ll see in a sec, like rustic hanging floral boxes, a lazer cut escort card backdrop and some the most incredible ceremony site draping ever! And we like that they put a big emphasis on the party aspect of things, too, inviting Pharmacie LA to whip up delicious drinks + keeping the party going strong with 80’s new wave + timeless garage rock courtesy of DART DJs!
And we’re super glad Steve Cowell was there to capture + share it all with us today!
Our accidental first look made for a special surprise moment! Instead of a posed/planned moment, which would have been lovely, Nick popped out of an elevator to find me being photographed on a landing in the lobby of the historic Culver Hotel.
Wow, this bouquet! Honey & Poppies really hit the nail on the head with this, and all of the stunning florals from the day!
Serious love for everyone’s style! We especially adore Shannon’s BHLDN Rococo gown!
This draping is such a dream!
The tables looked lovely with peach + pink linens and a time-honored, 60’s classy feel.
And since we kinda fell in love with Shannon + Nick’s wedding playlist, we thought we’d share it with you guys!
Get a planner. Prioritize where you want the money to go, realizing that you can't have everything you want. Don't be afraid to break tradition and add your own elements to the ceremony, ie, a "diamond" capped walking stick for an 11 yr old to escort his new aunt down the aisle.
photographer: Steve Cowell // planning + design: The Love Riot // venue: Smog Shoppe Culver City, California // florals: Honey & Poppies // wedding design: Jesi Haack Design // dress: BHLDN, “Rococo Gown” designed by Collette Dinnigan // shoes: BHLDN, Belle Époque Heels by Klub Nico // suit: Hugo Boss // shoes: John Varvatos NYC Wingtip Spectator Boot // bar service: Pharmacie LA // dj: DART DJs // paper goods + signage: Lupa & Pepi // hair + makeup: 10.11 Makeup // officiant: Ty Rose // table top rentals: Casa De Perrin // catering: Huntington Catering // magician: David Bonfadini // flip book: A Little Scene // valet: Jeffrey Valet // desserts: Rossmoor Bakery