Country Chic Smog Shoppe Wedding: Nicole + Joey

wedding party

Nicole + Joey met through the punk scene and wanted their wedding to be just like them – fun, kinda ridiculous, but full of love. They made lots of their details for the day such as the tea cup candles on the tables (which doubled as favors for guests), the embroidered table numbers, the escort cards + display, 7″ vinyl records as favors, and the adorable floral collars for their two frenchies who were their ring bearers! :) They choose the Smog Shoppe in LA (one of my personal favorite venues) which was the perfect backdrop for their day.

Thanks to Brandon Kidd Photography for the gorgeous photos and congrats to Nicole + Joey!

floral print bridesmaids

succulent boutonniere


first look

doggie ring bearers


We decided to write each others’ vows and read them for the first time at the ceremony. Somehow, we both wrote REALLY similar ones, both mentioning our puppies, how much fun we better have during our marriage, and how since we met, it just kinda felt right. Joey threw in a quote from Justin Timberlake and had me mention his ‘baby blues’ and I made him promise to love me more than his record collection even when I’m grumpy.


pink rose bouquet

bride and groom

peach and yellow bouquet

escort cards

floral pin escort cards

embroidered hoop table numbers

embroidered hoop table numbers

embroidered hoop table numbers

teacup wedding decor

vintage plates

tea cup table decor

teacup candle favors

Our favorite memory was when my Man of Honor (my male maid of honor) gave his toast. He is a bitterly sarcastic man and started the speech by complaining that he had to fly across the country to hug strangers. He ended it saying that Joey is the first boyfriend of mine he's ever liked. I am from Boston and my husband from LA, so about half our wedding, 50 people, flew out. It meant so much to us.

Having our babies Ike and Emma Pickles, our two French Bulldogs in the wedding was a huge highlight. Our friend walked them down the aisle and they seemed to have the best time soaking up the attention!

smog shoppe

sliders wedding food

We met through the hardcore/punk scene so we had four of our friends’ bands write or cover songs that meant something to our relationship then pressed a vinyl 7″ to give away to our guests. All of the songs are perfect and we even used one of them as our first dance song. Our friend designed the cover and we pressed the records in blue vinyl to match our cake!


blue ruffle wedding cake

dessert bar

cake cutting

We had the best vendors in the world, Brandon Kidd for photography, Courtney Caplin-Cotter for day-of-planning, Eco Caters, Sweet and Saucy for dessert, and Primary Petals. They were all simply amazing and we kinda want all of them to be our friends!

My advice to future brides is to try not to sweat the details and try instead to make the day represent you. Personally I found that making things myself helped me not only save money but also make the day more personal. Craft nights became a regular thing and were honestly one of the highlights of planning the wedding.

Also, trust your vendors, they do this for a living!!!

photography: Brandon Kidd Photography // venue: Smog Shoppe Los Angeles, California // day-of-coordination: Courtney Caplin Cotter with LVL Events // floral design: Primary Petals // wedding dress: Legends by Ramona Keveza // hairpieces: Blue Orchard Bridal // shoes: Random ebay find! // bridesmaid dresses: All different floral dresses from etsy and // hair: Jenny Hampton // makeup: Julia Newbold // invitations, record jacket design: Eagle Barber // catering: Eco Caters // cake: Sweet & Saucy // music: DJ Furn Zavala // vintage plates: The Vintage Table Co.

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  1. Love, love, love the details at this wedding! Quirky and unique! Great images, capturing the real emotions of the day! Would love to have a wedding like this in my port :)

  2. The bridesmaid dresses, the embroidered table numbers, and all the bentwood chairs are my favorite! But really this whole wedding is dreamy.

  3. Absolutely adore the mismatch floral pattern bridesmaid dresses!

  4. I love all the details of this wedding. The two dogs were precious!

  5. I feel honored to have attended this beautiful wedding. Nicole worked really hard creating gorgeous pieces for the wedding and everything turned out wonderfully. Hurrah!

  6. Love the bridesmaids’ dresses! So country, so perfect!

  7. Everything at this wedding looks amazing!!

  8. The vinyl?!?? Absolute genius.

  9. An amazing and beautiful day! Nicole planned the perfect wedding that was SO Joey and Nicole. It was not traditional but all about who they are as couple. Love my son and my new daughter and as always, my grand puppies stole the day!! (I just realized I didn’t get a vinyl!)

  10. Love the table numbers, love the bridal bouquet, love the succulents because I’m obsessed, and love the sweets display! Beautiful couple and gorgeous wedding!


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