July 11, 2017 - 13 comments

Alli + Rob’s Smoky Hollow Studios Wedding

There are so many things I love about this Smoky Hollow Studios wedding but one of my favorites was that this local Hermosa Beach couple made it a priority to have great speeches. I know that's pretty much impossible to show you in photos but, trust me, they were EPIC!

Smoky Hollow Studios wedding at sunset

Like any great wedding, the day started out with the girls getting ready at the brand new ocean front Redondo Beach Shade Hotel. Armed with cute rompers and a glass of champagne, the bride and her bridesmaids got their hair and makeup done by the lovely Emerald of Makeup by Emerald M.

cute rompers bridesmaids

bride and bridesmaids cheers in rompers

lace bohemian wedding dress on hanger

bride and mother getting ready

red head bohemian bride

The bright floral bouquet by Floret Moon Designs with all of its different shades of pink and green really popped against Alli's ivory dress. The invitation suite matched the whole color palette perfectly and added that extra touch of detail.

bright coral and pink bouquet with sandals

invitation suite with soft pinks, greens and ivory

Meanwhile, Rob and his groomsmen were putting on their jackets, tightening their ties and putting the finishing touches on their groomsmen attires.

groom in light beige suit and grey tie

white and green boutonniere on light suit

groom and groomsmen in light suits and grey ties

The First Look took place in front of a really cool live succulent wall on one of the Shade Hotel patios. Although it was quite windy, Chloe Moore managed to capture some really sweet moments between the soon-to-be newlyweds.

sweet first look in front of plant wall

first kiss in front of plant wall

bride and groom kiss in front of succulent wall

After some cute photos, the couple and their bridal party headed to the ceremony and reception site, Smoky Hollows Studio in El Segundo. This venue is a warehouse meets trendy rustic studio right in the heart of the South Bay. It's filled with plants and a ton of cool eclectic decor. Alli and Rob, who brew their own beer, had branded pint glasses, farmhouse napkins and colorful floral arrangements on long wooden farm tables. The ceremony arch was a giant macrame backdrop surrounded by greenery and ferns. Such a great look!

smoky hollows studio outdoor patio

marquis love sign at smoky hollow studios

macarame ceremony backdrop with greenery

green and white floral centerpieces on farm table

branded beer pint on farm tables

pink, coral and peach flowers on farm tables

The ceremony itself was both sweet and funny. I don't think there was a single dry eye in the room. Once Alli and Rob were pronounced husband and wife, guests were given a margarita and Border Grill was ready with some delicious food!

ceremony at smoky hollow studios

ceremony in front of garage doors

ceremony with macrame backdrop

wedding vows at smoky hollow studios

first kiss in front of smoky hollow studios garage doors

newlyweds after ceremony smoky hollow studios

With Vox DJs in the house, we were now ready to get the party started! There was a selfie booth, great food, epic toasts, homemade beers and lot's of desserts from SusieCakes!

coral bridesmaids dresses at smoky hollow studios

bridal party in front of brick wall

bride and groom in front of warehouse

bride and groom kiss outside smoky hollow studios

chalkboard drink menu on wooden wall

Border Grill catering truck

chalkboard menu sign

wooden card box and guest book

selfiebooth station at smoky hollow studios

ladies posing at selfiebooth station

desserts from SusieCakes on farm table

naked cake by SusieCakes


cake cutting in warehouse

dancing at smoky hollow studios

selfiebooth at smoky hollow studios

bride and groom dancing

funny hats during wedding dancing

bride and groom dance-off

groom dance moves

And just like that, the night was over and two awesome humans were now husband and wife. Congratulations again Alli and Rob #hoppilyeverpalaniuk !

dip kiss bride and groom white brick wall

Planning by 'Cause We Can Events // Photography by Chloe Moore Photography // Flowers by Floret Moon Designs // Hair and Makeup by Makeup by Emerald // Videography by Luna Bay Films // Music by Vox DJs // Dress by Dreamers and Lovers // Rentals by Choura Events // Venue Smoky Hollows Studios // Catering by Border Grill // Desserts by SusieCakes


Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Wedding


Hannah Q
July 11, 2017 at 9:32 pm

What a beautifully orchestrated and perfectly captured wedding day! Love all the little details and I think it’s a perfect reflection of the couple!

    Gabrielle Norton
    July 11, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks Hannah! Yes they really thought of everything. I love the Taco Bout a Party sign for their taco truck!

July 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm

I can’t wait to have you help me plan an event some day. Every attention to color and detail is gorgeous and effortless. I’m a big fan of how you can make a couple’s vision happen!

    Gabrielle Norton
    July 11, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks so much Emmy! Can’t wait to see what your vision is, I’m sure you have some amazing ideas!

Steph | oh my! designs
July 12, 2017 at 7:22 pm

Wow! Love the overall feel of this wedding and the fun little details. Turned out beautifully!

July 24, 2017 at 2:27 pm

All the heart eyes! This wedding is like a breath of fresh air. I love how the clean lines mesh so well with the warm accents and textural elements! Not to mention it looks like a party! So fun!!

    Gabrielle Norton
    July 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    The venue really has so much character already that it doesn’t require a lot of decor which is great. Can’t get enough of those plant walls!

July 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Every detail looks absolutely perfect!

    Gabrielle Norton
    July 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks DeNeitra! I love working with the clients’ ideas but then putting my own little twist on it 🙂

July 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Love everything about this wedding–from the succulents, groom in jeans, the wedding dress, to the beautiful ranunculas, custom glasses and seating chart. Great details!

    Gabrielle Norton
    July 24, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks Lulu!! I love love love that the groom wore jeans. I mean, why not!?

July 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

Gorgeous wedding! I am OBSESSED with the detail on her gown! And the backlight of the ceremony looks like a dream – so amazing!

July 24, 2017 at 10:52 pm

This wedding looks like so much fun! I love the colorful flowers and super modern compotes, and that macrame ceremony backdrop is so cool! Plus that succulent wall…what a great spot for a First Look. Totally swooning over here!

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