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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

March 16, 2018 - No Comments!

Spicy Love Wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

Sweet Love is so passé, Spicy love is what 2017 was all about! I had a blast working with Leslie and Matt on their Smoky Hollow Studio wedding back in October. As a couple, Matt and Leslie were hilarious and so easy to work with. A wedding planner's dream couple if you ask me! This wedding was fully of beautiful traditions, a ton of creativity but also a bit of edginess.

Groom kisses bride on the hand in front of grey wall

Getting ready in style

The gang started their getting ready party at nearby hotel but met up in the ultra cool bridal suite at Smoky Hollow Studios for photos. I just love the moodiness and texture that this bridal suite has. Although you're only allow to have 20 people up there at a time, it's perfect for bridal party photos!

bride and bridal party with dark red gowns getting ready at smoky hollow studios

bride getting makeup on by Emerald Monzon

best man helping groom with tie

mother of bride puts veil on bride at smoky hollow studio

bride and groom in bridal suite at smoky hollow studios

bride and groom and bridal party photo at smoky hollow studios

Romantic ceremony

While everyone was getting dolled up, the 'Cause We Can Events team was busy setting up for the ceremony downstairs. We had about 100 guests attending this wedding which was perfect for this venue. We set up the ceremony chairs in front of the big glass garage doors which allowed for a nice long walk down the aisle. Once the ceremony was over, we just needed to flip the space into the reception by placing the same chairs at the tables.

ceremony chairs set up at smoky hollow studios

simple arch with fabric in front of window at smoky hollow studios

mercury glass bell hanging on ceremony arch

floral cluster on ceremony arch arch smoky hollow studios

groom and parents coming down the aisle

flower girl down the aisle at smoky hollow studios

bride and parents down the aisle at smoky hollow studios

wedding ceremony at smoky hollow studios

bride and groom kiss in front of garage doors at smoky hollow studios

Reception details + cocktails

While the newlyweds and their families took photos all around the wedding venue, the guests got to enjoy some yummy cocktails crafted by Cali Craft Cocktails. Leslie and Matt had a lot of cute and personalized details. From their original post card sign in book to their chalkboard art, they thought of it all. One of the coolest details though, were the centerpieces. Each table had a lantern and inside was a vintage cake topper that from past weddings or great thrift store finds. How freakin' cool is that!?

welcome book postcards at smoky hollow studios with succulent wall

cali craft cocktails Sean and Sarah at the bar at smoky hollow studios

cocktail hour on the outside patio of smoky hollow studios

delicious cocktails with paper straw at smoky hollow studios

bride and groom dancing silly in los angeles

table assignment on chalk wall at smoky hollow studios for wedding reception

reception with garland candles and long wooden tables at smoky hollow studios

vintage cake topper in lantern as centerpieces

long wooden tables and bistro lights wedding venue los angeles

lanters and green garland on wooden tables for wedding

Get this party started!

Turn it up Mr. DJ! After a delicious dinner and unforgettable speeches from some of their favorite people, Leslie and Matt cut their cake and hit the dance floor! As the night started to wind down, we gathered all the guests outside for a very special Grand Exit. Any guesses on what it was?

naked cake with pink and purple flowers at smoky hollow studios

cake cutting at smoky hollow studios

Mr and Mrs champagne glasses

first dance with newlyweds

guests dancing at reception in los angeles

bride dancing at smoky hollow studios

light up love sign at smoky hollow studios

sparkler grand exit at smoky hollow studios

The end!

Photographer Reminisce Photography // Planning 'Cause We Can Events // Venue Smoky Hollow Studios // Hair and Makeup Makeup by Emerald // Chalk Artist Fiber & Dye // Catering Creole La La // Cake Half Baked Co // Bar Cali Craft Cocktails // DJ Jack Farmer // Florals BLVD Florist //

 

July 11, 2017 - 17 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