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November 8, 2018 - 11 comments

Bohemian Wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

Kate said she wanted a man that was smart, funny, handsome, and from the South. Lucky for her, she found her dream man! Clem checked all the boxes off on her list, and he lived right here in the South Bay. It was only fitting that they celebrate their love locally with their friends and family, and they could not have picked a more perfect venue: Smoky Hollow Studios.

Getting Ready

Kate and Clem got ready at their home nearby, but arrived at Smoky Hollow Studios a bit earlier to take some pre-ceremony photos with each other and with the bridal party. A couple things I love about this venue is the upstairs loft that we used as the bridal suite, and the fact that the exterior is so beautiful and has so many cool places for photos. Check them out below!

Bohemian bride getting ready for wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

Bride and bridesmaids toast before wedding ceremony

Bohemian bride and bridesmaids in white and pink dresses at Smoky Hollow Studios

Groom and groomsmen having fun before wedding ceremony

Bridal party for Bohemian wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

The Ceremony

The ceremony took place on the patio right outside the studio. Guests gathered around on the patio while the couple exchanged vows from inside. From where we stood, this was our view. It was definitely cozy but it made for a very intimate setting.

Bride and groom saying vows at Smoky Hollow Studios

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Smoky Hollow Studios

Couple saying vows under sunlight at Smoky Hollow Studios

From guests’ point of view, the couple actually stood above eye-level because the studio itself is on raised grounds. With the sunlight hitting perfectly and the beautiful interior of the venue in the background, it made it so much easier to ooh and ahh about this special moment—and so hard not to cry!

Outdoor wedding ceremony on patio of Smoky Hollow Studios

bridal party on patio of outdoor wedding ceremony at Smoky Hollow Studios

Bride and groom say I do at Smoky Hollow Studios

Bride and groom kiss after ceremony

Happy parents at wedding ceremony

Bride and groom walking down aisle after ceremony

The Reception

Another thing I love about this venue is that we were able to create the ceremony and reception in one space. So after the ceremony, guests came back inside for the reception. Take a close look at some of the details of this bohemian-themed wedding. All the furniture, tables chairs, bars, couches etc. are included in the venue which is really amazing.

Rustic bohemian theme florals for wedding

Rustic themed sign-in table for bohemian wedding

Card box for bride and groom

Seating arrangements on blackboard for rustic bohemian theme wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

Place setting for BBQ at wedding on rustic wooden table

Buffet setup on long wooden farm tables for wedding reception

Rustic bohemian theme wedding reception at Smoky Hollow StudiosBride and groom grand entrance at Smoky Hollow Studios

Bohemian bride and groom wedding reception at Smoky Hollow Studios

Rustic wedding reception under twinkling lights at Smoky Hollow Studios

Party time!

After a delicious BBQ dinner from Baby Blues BBQ, it was time to party! I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun just WATCHING everyone have fun! This crowd sang and danced the night away to classics and when I tell you that everyone was on the dance floor, I mean EVERYONE!

Bride and groom dancing at wedding reception

Couple dancing at wedding celebration

Happy friends celebrating at wedding reception

Man doing splits at wedding reception

VIPs Entertainment band performing at wedding reception

Friends celebrating at wedding reception

Friends doing limbo at wedding celebration

Bride celebrating with friends at wedding reception

Man dancing and celebrating at wedding reception

The Cake

This couple decided not to have the big traditional wedding cake. Instead, they went for something smaller, tastier, and easier to eat (and cut!) – good ol’ Sweet Potato Pie! They also had several mini pies as desserts for guests, all from Know Reality Pie.

Bride and groom cutting cake at Smoky Hollow Studios wedding

Bride and groom eat wedding pie

Did you like this bohemian industrial wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios? Check out this Winter wedding at Smoky Hollow next!

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Wedding vendor team

Photographer Geoff Rivers // Planner Cause We Can Events // Band VIPs Entertainment // Catering Baby Blues BBQ // Bar National Bar Staffing // Videographer Wandering Study Video // Desserts Know Reality Pie // Lettering Blue Poppy Lettering // Hair Dry Bar // Florals J Flowers

June 6, 2018 - 2 comments

Clare + Vito’s Winter Wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

When they say Southern California wedding season is year round, they -whoever they are- would be correct! This year we were lucky enough to do a couple January weddings and one of them was at my favorite South Bay venue, Smoky Hollow Studios.

Modern winter wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

Getting Ready in Style

I would say it's not impossible to have a fully outdoor wedding in January but it's definitely risky! Clare and Vito decided to place it safe and opted to have their ceremony at the stunning St Monica's Catholic Church followed by a trendy and modern reception at Smoky Hollow Studios. But first, the bride and groom got ready at the Palihouse in Santa Monica which is such a cool space!

Wedding dress from Bridal Elegance hanging at Palihouse

Navy and white wedding invitations

The Ceremony

It was my first time at the St Monica's Catholic Church and I was in awe. This 132 year old church is full of life and has incredible details on the inside.

Bride walks down the aisle at the historic St Monica's Catholic Church

Bride and groom exchanging rings at St Monica's Church in Santa Monica

Bride and groom kiss after cere

Romantic Beach Photos

After the ceremony, the bride and groom stopped by the beach for some romantic photos before being shuttled to the reception venue for dinner and dancing!

Romantic beach photos of bride and groom in Santa Monica

Romantic beach photos of Bride and Groom after ceremony in Santa Monica

I always love when photographers use the brick walls and metal structures around Smoky Hollow Studios for photos. It gives the wedding an edgy yet modern look to it.

Bride and bridesmaids in navy with white bouquets in front of Smoky Hollow Studios

Bride and groom in navy and grey in front of metal wall at Smoky Hollow StudiosGroom and groomsmen in light grey suits and navy ties in front of Smoky Hollow Studios

Bride and groom in navy and light grey in front of brick wall at Smoky Hollow Studios

Navy and White Reception Details

The bride spent a lot of time thinking about her wedding details and it was so worth it! Check out the fun navy and glitter details sprinkled around the reception space.

Navy and white wedding decor on long wooden tables at Smoky Hollow Studios

Glitter wooden table numbers on long wooden farm tables

Rustic wedding place setting with white plate, navy and white farm napkin and sprig of rosemary

Navy and white details on wooden farm table for wedding reception with rosemary spring and glitter names on navy ribbon

The Cake

Let's take a look at this cake, shall we? I love how simple it was but how well it went with the rest of the decor. Along with "hangover kits" and much needed dancing flip flops, each guest got to leave with a key that doubled as a bottle opener as their favor. How cool is that!

Bride and groom cake smashing at Smoky Hollow Studios

Hangover kits for weddings or bachelorette parties

And then they lived happily ever after!

First dance with bride and groom at Smoky Hollow Studios

Marquee love sign at Smoky Hollow Studios

Photographer Figlewicz Photography // Planning by us // Hair+Makeup Nicol Artistry // Florals Ninfa's Flowers and Gifts // Chalk Artist The Pen Crafted  // Band Lounge-O-Rama  // Catering Truly Yours Events // Guitarist Eric Kufs // Bridal Shop Bridal Elegance // Bridesmaid's Shop Pebble's Bridal // Men's Rental Shop Men's Warehouse // Cake Torrance Bakery