Real Wedding: Jenn + Josh’s New Year’s Day Smog Shoppe Wedding

I am so excited to share this wedding today! The talented James Christianson (you may remember him from this lakeside wedding) sent me this and I knew I would love it since it was at one of my favorite venues – The Smog Shoppe in Culver City (it’s green also!) This one is stunning. A gorgeous couple, beautiful dress, succulents, and great details. I asked Jenn to tell me a bit about her planning. ” We tried to incorporate as many handmade/DIY elements in our day. We love the city and earth and are fond of a blend of the two.. We also tried to be as “green” as possible and our venue really set a good foundation for what we were aiming for.”

Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos (there are some GORGEOUS portraits of the couple – Jenn is stunning – so love that dress!!) and the details of your day. Congrats Jenn and Josh! Check out James’ Blog for more of his beautiful photos.


first look

bride and groom


bride and groom




smog shoppe

smog shoppe

photo booth

bride and groom

Bridal Designer: Used! Pronovias dress from Beautiful Day Bridal Salon in LA
Shoes: J Crew (Gold and Silver Flats) and Betsey Johnson (Blue Heels)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nine West
Grooms Tux: Rentals! from Friar Tux
Flowers: Unique Sarah (LA Floral District)
Hair Piece: Rented from Beautiful Day Bridal Salon
Cake: Hotcakes Bakes, Cake Stand: Christy Flowers in Los Angeles (LA Floral District)
Invitations: We sent out three different invitations, but the ones pictured are by etsy designer Leslie Hamer (username: unlesssomeonelikeyou)…we used her layout and added our own pictures in.

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  1. This weddding is so fun and playful. The couple is adorable and the photographer did a great job. Beautiful!

  2. PLEASE help me find out where she got her bolero!!!! it’s like it jumped out of my mind and onto her.

  3. i went to college with her, just came across this randomly! she is truly a beautiful person inside and out! gorgeous, and stunning wedding!

  4. Awesome pictures.!! I think I am in love with that white wedding dress!!

  5. great flowers, great dress, great style, great photography. nuff said!

  6. The bridesmaids dresses with those flowers! what a unique combo – love it too.

  7. Great wedding! Lovely photos, people and venue!

  8. What a great photo booth idea to use the frames!

  9. i am OBSESSED with this wedding…the boutonnieres are killer and the bride is radiant…just the way a bride should be! i am doing the floral for an event at smogshoppe next month and can’t wait to get my hands on it! it’s such a gem!!!

  10. Carissa- I’d love to see what you come up with for that wedding! Smog shoppe has so many possibilities. Please email me after the event :)

  11. will do! it is being photographed by victor sizemore so the images will be fab of course! :)

  12. this is my dream wedding. i’ve been eyeing this venue for almost a year and couldn’t find any real wedding photos of it. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  13. Utterly beautiful! Especially love the hair and makeup. Who was the stylist(s)?


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