60’s-Inspired Smog Shoppe Wedding: Shannon + Nick

60s inspired wedding

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!



60s bride

lace bridal shoes

flower halo

vintage style rings


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.

first look

60s bride and groom


bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

Wow, this bouquet! Honey & Poppies really hit the nail on the head with this, and all of the stunning florals from the day!

yellow and white bouquet

flower halo


wedding party

plaid jacket

60s ring bearer

Serious love for everyone’s style! We especially adore Shannon’s BHLDN Rococo gown!



juliet rose bouquet


fabric drapery backdrop

fabric drapery backdrop



This draping is such a dream!




large printed program

escort cards

escort cards

hanging florals

hanging florals

The tables looked lovely with peach + pink linens and a time-honored, 60’s classy feel.

hanging florals

pink plate settings


amber colored glass

photo table names

dinner menu

dessert bar

banner dessert bar

mini desserts

smog shoppe reception

cake cutting

dancing silhouette

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

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  1. What a pretty dress and shoes the bride chose, and the portrait where the bride is sitting and the groom is standing is a perfect vintage shot!

  2. Thanks so much for the feature!! Super honored to have this wedding shared by GWS!!

  3. woud love to know where their wedding bands are from

  4. Thanks for the write up of our day! We had a lot of fun working with everyone, and couldn’t have asked for a better team.
    Julia – The bands were designed and made by Seymour Jewelers in Hermosa Beach, they also replaced the stones in the antique engagement ring http://www.seymourjewelers.com

  5. Gorgeous set of photos! Love the portrait shots of the bride and groom at the bottom of the stairs.

  6. Gorgeous! Love the vibe of this wedding. The pictures are wonderful.

  7. FANTASTIC wedding. Beautiful, fun, original and special. Well done guys!!

  8. Forgot to add…bride’s makeup…utterly amazing. Who’s the makeup artist?

  9. Really incredibly wedding. You look so beautiful. I’m desperately searching for the rococo dress for our wedding… Do you still have yours? I would be so thankful for any help. Best, Nina

  10. Love this vintage inspired wedding. The classic touches are stunning!


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