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January 23, 2020 - 10 comments

Alternative Wedding with Tattoos, Arcade Games and Smoke Bombs!

If this wedding doesn't make you want to party, then I don't know what will. They had everything you need for a killer wedding party: good food, good drinks and good music. However, what really made their reception go from good to EPIC was the surprise entertainment for guests at the end. Check it out!

Tattooed bride in sweetheart ball gown at Smoky Hollow Studios. Warehouse wedding with arcade games, smoke bombs and moody florals

Getting Ready

The bride and her tribe got ready in the cute loft area of their wedding venue, Smoky Hollow Studios. The bride did her own makeup because, listen, when you know how to do good makeup you just do it yourself amiright?! Can we talk about those leather jackets tho? Holy smokes! The bride printed the pattern and painted them herself.

Painted leather jackets for bride and bridesmaids at wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

 

 

Tattooed bride getting into dress in industrial wedding venue in southern california. Smoky Hollow studios is a great industrial warehouse that serves as a photography studio and a venue for weddings and events

Bride in front of window with tattoos and texture wedding gown

Bride and bridesmaids in leather jackets and moody bouquet at industrial warehouse venue Smoky Hollow Studios

The guys don't require quite as much "getting ready time" so we took them out for a little photoshoot after they got their suits on. You might be thinking "wow these guys look like they could be in a band together". Spoiler alert: they are! P.S Tyler is a fellow Canadian so I really appreciated his socks.

Groom in dark red suit getting tie on

Canadian flag socks for a Canadian groom at Smoky Hollow Studios

Groom and groomsmen in dark suits at Smoky Hollow Studio. Industrial warehouse wedding venue in Los Angeles

Groomsmen in black shirts and groom in dark red brown suit posing in front of plant wall at Smoky Hollow Studios

Groom and his groomsmen at Smoky Hollow Studios

The Ceremony

The walk down the aisle was both dramatic and romantic. I love that Katy chose a really glam ballgown with a sweetheart neckline to show off her tattoos. Her moody bouquet with deep tones paired so well with the edginess of the venue too.

Metal arch with dark florals and deep reds against brick wall at Smoky Hollow Studios

Bride with ballgown and tattoos walks down the aisle at industrial wedding venue Smoky Hollow Studios

Groom in dark red brown suit waiting for his bride at the altar at Smoky Hollow Studios

Cool industrial wedding against a brick wall at Smoky Hollow Studios. Bride and groom with tattoos and moody florals.

 

 

The Details

When designing this wedding I knew the couple wanted to incorporate deep red tones, greenery and use the industrial vibe of the venue to their advantage. We opted for black dinner plates, deep red napkins and edgy glassware on long wooden farm tables.

Black plate and gold charger with dark red knotted napkin. Green garland with dark red flowers is perfect for an industrial wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

Black plate and gold charger with dark red knotted napkin. Green garland with dark red flowers is perfect for an industrial wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

Chalkboard wall with seating chart and hanging edison bulbs at Smoky Hollow Studios

Love sign with lights

Surprise Entertainment

Ok so I know you're really wondering "what was the surprise entertainment"?? Well folks, here you go! Feast your eyes on what made this wedding the MOST fun: ARCADE GAMES! They had everything from skee ball to Jurassic Park and even Mortal Combat!

Arcade games at wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

Chalk wall top score for arcade games at wedding

Basketball arcade game at wedding

Cake cutting for tattoo bride and groom at Smoky Hollow Studios

Cake cutting for tattoo bride and groom at Smoky Hollow Studios

Epic guests dance moves at wedding

The Grand Exit

This wedding was all about having an epic time and after tearing up the dance floor, playing arcade games, eating cake and desserts, it was time to say good bye. Don't worry, the bride and groom went out with a BANG...literally!

Sparkler grand exit at Smoky Hollow Studios

Sparkler grand exit at Smoky Hollow Studios

Bride and groom kiss at Sparkler grand exit at Smoky Hollow Studios

The end.

Photographer Matt and Jess Photography // Planner 'Cause We Can Events // Catering TGIS // Florals Rosewater FloralsĀ // Venue Smoky Hollow Studios // Desserts Susie Cakes // DJ DJ Will Gill // Videography Silver and Soul Weddings // Rentals La Pinata Rentals // Photobooth Hollywood Photobooth // Invitations Think Make Design // Chalk Art Fiber and Dye // Arcade Games Fun Time Arcades

October 7, 2019 - 1 comment.

Black and Gold Tattooed Wedding in Zion

You know what I love most about our couples? They aren't afraid of making their wedding their own. Love traditions, then incorporate them all if you'd like. Don't love any of them? Throw them out the window and do whatever the heck you want because it's YOUR wedding day. Speaking of badass couples, today we're sharing Kait and Jake's epic 3-day glamping wedding at Under Canvas Zion. Not only was it our favorite time of adventurous wedding but they did things their way. Ready to see what we mean? Read below!

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Bride tattooed and in black wedding dress under copper arch at Zion under canvas. Groom in all black suit.

Getting Ready

We knew going into this weekend that rain might hit us. We didn't realize how hard it would hit us! Don't you worry though, it didn't ruin anything for this adventurous couple or their guests. The day started with some getting ready action with their closest friends in the cool glamping tents at Under Canvas Zion.

Bride and her bridesmaids and bridesman getting ready in a glamping tent with their dog Boom. Bridal party is wearing floral blue robes.

Bride in black wedding dress and her tribe out in the desert. Zion Under Canvas Wedding.

Who had more fun? Guys or girls? I mean the girls had a super cute dog but the guys had a bottle of whiskey. Tough call! By the way, this group's fashion was so cool. If you are inspired by this groom's style, check out some more non-traditional groom suit ideas.

Groom and groomsmen sharing a bottle of whiskey before the wedding. Groom wearing an all black suit and shirt.

Groom getting a custom lapel pin on his suit. Groom in all black suit and shirt.

Best man helping groom put his suit on before the wedding

Groom's boutonniere with deep red berries, yellow and pops of blue

Groom in all black with groomsmen in all black and groomswoman in red. Zion Under Canvas desert wedding.

Foggy First Look

The First Look happened a short 5 minute drive away from Under Canvas where the fog was starting to roll in and the couple could share this moment with their closest friends and fur baby.

Bride and groom in all black in desert at Zion Under Canvas. First look with the desert behind them before their epic glamping wedding,

Tattooed Bride and groom in all black in desert at Zion Under Canvas. First look with the desert behind them before their epic glamping wedding,

Tattooed Bride and groom in all black in desert at Zion Under Canvas. First look with the desert behind them before their epic glamping wedding,

Bride and groom in all black kiss near Zion National Park before their epid 3 day glamping wedding

Moody Details

Oh you want to see the details of this glamping wedding? Ok I guess we'll show you. From the invitations (which they couple designed themselves) to the moody bouquet and stunning tablescapes, this was the coolest moody desert wedding yet!

Black and gold wedding invitations with stars, moons and cacti

Black teardrop engagement ring and black men's wedding band

Groom's black wedding band with engravment that says "100 years"

The bouquet was wild and free with deep tones of red, greens and yellows. Not only did it have perfect colors for a fall wedding but it was rich with texture. From airplants to king protea, this bouquet was one our all-time favorites!

Fall moody bouquet with black diamond engagement ring

Moody fall bouquet with pampass grass, airplans and king protea at glamping wedding. Zion Under Canvas fall wedding

Reception Details

If you've ever been to one of the Under Canvas properties, you'll know that their teepees won't really fit more than 80-90 guests for a reception dinner. Knowing this and knowing that the rain was coming that weekend the couple rented a large tent that housed everyone inside for the reception. Each place setting had a gold charger, black napkin, menu card, gold utensils and a name card written on a piece of dark blue agate.

Asking about the guest capacity is just one of the MANY questions to ask when touring any wedding venue space. If you are searching for your venue, keep our venue walkthrough checklist on hand. You will know all of the important questions to ask, saving you time and money in the long run!

Wedding reception table with gold charger, black napkin, amber bud vases and dark flowers. Driftwood pieces on long wooden tables, pampass grass, king protea and cacti.

Wedding reception table with gold charger, black napkin, amber bud vases and dark flowers. Driftwood pieces on long wooden tables, pampass grass, king protea and cacti.

Wedding reception table with gold charger, black napkin, amber bud vases and dark flowers. Driftwood pieces on long wooden tables, pampass grass, king protea and cacti.

Wedding reception table with gold charger, black napkin, amber bud vases and dark flowers. Driftwood pieces on long wooden tables, pampass grass, king protea and cacti.

Wedding reception table with gold charger, black napkin, amber bud vases and dark flowers. Driftwood pieces on long wooden tables, pampass grass, king protea and cacti.

The Ceremony

It rained. No, it POURED. Before and after the ceremony but miraculously for those 15 minutes during the ceremony it stopped and allowed Kait and Jake to get married without getting completely soaked! In the case of rain, you will want to keep a kit on hand (especially for an adventurous wedding like this) here are some of our favorite glamping essentials. You will be prepared for any situation!

Groom walking through puddles on rugs as he walks down the aisle

Groom in all black kisses his dog as he walks down the aisle to greet him

Bride in all black walks down rainy aisle at Under Canvas Zion

Bride and groom in all black in front of copper ceremony arch with greenery. Ceremony and reception at Zion Under Canvas for a glamping wedding

Bride and groom in all black in front of copper ceremony arch with greenery. Ceremony and reception at Zion Under Canvas for a glamping wedding

Bride tattooed in black dress with pockets during ceremony at Under Canvas Zion.

Bride and groom in all black laughing after ceremony

Cake + Party

After dinner, guests moved into the main Under Canvas TeePee where we served cake, cranked the music and let night turn to day as guests danced away. Oh and the coolest part about this party? The couple hired a tattoo artist (yes folks, a REAL tattoo artist) to come and work on whoever signed up. The bride and groom designed the tattoos and guests got to choose which one they wanted. The sign up sheet was full in minutes!

If you are engaged or married and love tattoos, you will love these wedding ring tattoo ideas after you finish reading this blog.

4 tiered simple white wedding cake with orange flowers and greenery

Tattooed bride in black wedding dress smashes cake into groom's face

black and white photos of guests dancing at wedding at Under Canvas ZIon

Bride and groom in all black with tattoos dance at their wedding

Wedding tattoos designed by the bride and groomTattoo artist at Wedding at Under Canvas Zion

Tattoo artist at Wedding at Under Canvas Zion

dog at wedding sleeping in photobooth bus

Vendor Team

Planning 'Cause We Can Events // Photographer Guillermo Benetton // Florals By Bloomers // Catering Katering Koncepts // DJ Justin Hurtt // Venue Under Canvas // Tattoo Artist Adam Gibson // Hair+Makeup Tracy Sotirakus // Photo Bus Gus the Photo Bus// Band James Hunter + Forrest

If you loved this wedding, check out another one of our favorite glamping Under Canvas weddings, this time at the Moab location!