Two weddings. One venue. And one talented photographer to capture it all.
We’re doubling your pleasure this week with not one but two incredible real weddings that inspire and delight. They were both photographed by the amazing Annie McElwain and held at Culver City’s Smog Shoppe, one of my favorite venues anywhere, period. Smog Shoppe isn’t just a beautiful urban oasis, it’s also one of the most sustainably designed event spaces in the country, so cheers to both of these couples for making a great green venue choice.
First wedding up: Katie and Josh’s Eco-Modern-Yet-Retro-Purple-and-Green-and-Pink Masterpiece! Catchy title, isn’t it? But watch how this wedding combines a variety of colors and disparate stylistic influences into a perfectly put-together, eco-chic event.
Katie wore the iconic Monique Lhuillier Scarlet wedding dress. If you’ve never seen it, prepare to be dazzled by the view from the back.
Their save-the-dates were actual vinyl records! And the unique 60s-style invites are so much fun. Check out how much the illustration actually looks like Josh and Katie!
Uh-huh. I told you about the back of that dress. And Katie’s taste in shoes ain’t too shabby either.
I am so glad that this wedding led me to discover their florist, Gilly Flowers. These arrangements of cacti and succulents and crazy-gorgeous unidentified plants are just too fabulous. Welcome to the future of eco-chic florals!
Loving this palette of rich purples, soft blushy pinks, and vibrant green. Together, these colors are soooooo elegant!
That cake might look white, but it’s actually green! It’s organic, gluten, and sugar free. Don’t you just love when something that looks and tastes great is also good for you and the planet?
Can’t. Get over. The centerpieces.
Congratulations to Katie and Josh on creating such a gorgeous and eco-friendly wedding day!
Below is a sneak peek of tomorrow’s Part 2, Stephanie and Dave’s Gourmand’s Paradise Wedding. Just wait until you see how they transformed Smog Shoppe to look entirely different than it did for Katie and Dave, and get ready to drool over their incredible fruit and vegetable tablescapes. And oh, the food! Stephanie is a chef, so the eating was good at this wedding, and the pictures are so gorgeous that you can practically taste it!
Vendor info for Katie & Josh’s Eco-Retro wedding:
Wedding Planner: Camilla Ghedini / Florist: Gilly Flowers / Photography: Annie McElwain / Caterer:Eco-Caters / Hair and Makeup: Rebecca DuMoulin (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Rabbi: Rabbi Jay Levi / DJ: Howie Pyro (email@example.com): Video DJ: Chris Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Venue: The Smog Shoppe / Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals Invitations, Save the Dates, Place Cards, and Table Numbers: Michael Kendrick (if anyone should ask for his info, please let Katie know in the comment section) / Cake: The Cake Divas (organic, gluten free, sugar free) / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Wedding Shoes: Lanvin / Groom’s Suit: J. Lindeberg / Shoes: Barney’s New York / Bridemaids Dresses: Diane Von Furstenberg