Whimsical Smog Shoppe Wedding: Debbie + Charles

bride and groom

You might remember this super cute couple from their engagement photos we shared a few months back and today we are sharing this super sweet wedding! Debbie + Charles have been together for quite some time and they really wanted their wedding to tell the story of the 12 (yes, 12!) years that lead up to their big day. They came up with the theme “The Adventures of a Mouse and a Squirrel.” Mouse and Squirrel were the nicknames they gave each other in high school, how sweet, right?! :) To share their adventures, they named each guest table after an adventure. The mantel at the altar was reminiscent of date nights in front of Charles’ fireplace. They also incorporated little mouse + squirrel figurines and felted acorns in the decor and invites. Such a sweet wedding! Big thanks to Nancy with So Happi Together for the planning + design and to Amelia Lyon for the photos. Congrats Debbie + Charles!!

purple heart tag invitation


How sweet are their invites?! Debbie designed them – and you’ll see they match the reception perfectly!

hanging garland invite

bride

purple bridesmaid dresses

first look

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wedding party

bride and groom

groom

groomsmen

bride and groom

gold bangle bride acessory

mantle and wooden tree ceremony decor

bride coming down stairs

smog shoppe ceremony

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Wow the whole day was so magical and unforgettable! I would have to say the most memorable moment was exchanging our vows and when Charles promised to put me before his bikes. If you understand his obsession for bikes, you will truly know that was a special moment for me!

smog shoppe ceremony

smog shoppe ceremony

smog shoppe ceremony

Our Musicial Choices

Processional: Groom's processional: Free Falling – John Mayer; Bridal Processional: Dream – Priscilla Ahn

Recessional: Only You – Joshua Radin

First Dance: Beloved – Tenth Avenue North

bride and groom

bride and groom

peach and white bouquet

hanging garlands

hanging garlands

striped table runners

mouse and squirrel in dome

terrarium favor


I love that Debbie used GWS to help inspire her wedding and find rad artists to work with. I also love that she used our DIY terrarium placecard holder! It looks so perfect on their tables, right?!

terrarium favor

mouse and squirrel

gold vase centerpieces

dessert bar

mouse and squirrel cake topper

bride and groom entrance

first dance

first dance


And their wedding film by Forrey Films!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Hire a planner. If it’s not in your budget, invest in a month-of planner. Nothing can prepare you for that last month before the wedding and I am so thankful my planner was there to weave everything together. Also, enjoy the wedding day. Everyone says its goes by so fast…and it’s so true! It was over before I knew it. Again, hire a professional planner or day-of coordinator. There is no way I could have enjoyed the wedding without them.

photography: Amelia Lyon // venue: SmogShoppe // event design + planning: So Happi Together // floral design: Holly Flora // wedding dress: Christos // hairpieces: veil – Tessa Kim; hair comb – Lon Koosh // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew // hair + makeup: hair by Sara Newton; make up by Jen Wang // groom suit: Ben Sherman // cinematography: Forrey Films // invitations + paper goods: designed by the bride // catering: Huntington Catering Co. // vintage rentals: Found // cake: Beverly’s Best; cupcakes – Sprinkles; desserts – Kaaja Cookies // music: Flashdance // reception dress: Sarah Seven //mouse and squirrel felt figuirines: Blossom Hill // photobooth: Foto Cabina // linens: La Tavola // lighting: Chiavari Chair Rentals

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