10 Jan

Jenny Packham’s Cascade gown and Kate Spade blue bow heels

Not that we’re biased because we live in LA, but the Smog Shoppe really is a fun wedding venue. It’s decorated with funky and retro tchotkes, a live succulent wall, it’s cozy and intimate, and it’s so easy to have both your ceremony & reception in the same spot. Every time we see a wedding from the shoppe we get excited to see how each couple makes the space their own. Sweet Emilia Jane did a fabulous job with designing the florals and Carol + Byron’s ‘fun party’ vibe while also incorporating details from their Chinese culture. It’s simply adorable!

blue chevron wedding invitations

For their wedding invitations, Carol + Byron started with a free printable download with a bold chevron pattern. With the help of friends they adjusted it to suit their tastes then used the design everywhere pretty paper could be involved – their programs, menus, escort cards, and table names.

pink and purple boutonnieres

Jenny Packham’s Cascade gown

bird cage veil and drop crystal earrings

pale peach peony bouquet

Carol’s romantic bouquet recipe: garden roses, ranunculus, stock, astilbe, lisianthus, dusty miller, and eucalyptus.

ombre purple carnation boutonniere

bird cage veil and crystal drop earrings

Jenny Packham’s Cascade gown and grey Bonobos suit

navy bridesmaid dresses

large bloomed pink peony bouquet

jar vases along the aisle and chevron wedding programs

"Here comes the bride" burlap sign

That fun ‘here comes the bride sign’ those two cuties are holding was hand painted by Carol’s maid of honor, Irene the morning of the wedding!

pink peony bridesmaid bouquets

Smog Shopper wedding ceremony

lambs ear and peony floral arrangements

chevron escort cards

rustic wooden tables and decorative balloons

chevron table card settings and bud vases

decorative balloons

gold "xoxo" balloons

simple white vases and chevron table runner

chevron table runner and menus

Another DIY by one of Carol’s bridesmaids were these sewn chevron table runners. Love them!

chevron menus and candies

Their wedding favors were Taiwanese pineapple cakes flown from Taiwan by Carol’s parents.

Smog Shoppe wedding reception

white frosted wedding cake and simple pink flower detail

decorative balloon portrait

I heard this many times before but it didn’t stick so I’ll say it again!  The whole day and night is a blur and you really want to be able to enjoy it and hang out with all of your guests. So, hire a wedding coordinator if you can and if you can’t then assign tasks to family and friends. They will be happy to help you and be part of the wedding. Make sure that you don’t have to deal with any tasks like paying your vendors or keeping track of the schedule. Plan what you can beforehand, hand out assignments, and have one person be the main contact person. Just enjoy the moment because the next day it will all feel like an amazing dream! Also there may be things that go wrong but don’t fixate on them!  The next day we worried about what went wrong and turns out we were the only ones who noticed or cared!

Great advice that’s always worth repearting. Congratulations Carol + Byron!

Photographer: Kari Kochar / Wedding Coordinator + Florals: Sweet Emilia Jane / Caterer: Whoa Nelly! Catering / Wedding Cake: Cake Monkey Bakery / Hair & Makeup: Susie Chhuor / Officiant: Teddy Chao (friend) / Rentals: Premiere Party Rents / Venue: Smog Shoppe / Videographer: Clint Gage (friend) / Valet: Jeffery Valet / Alchohol & Beverages: K+L Wines / DJ: DJ Lady Sinclair / Musicians: Angelica Strings / Wedding invitation: Free printable from Wedding Chicks / Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo / Birdcage veil: Sara Gabriel / Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade / Bride’s rings: victorian antique from Bell and Bird / Bride’s purse: borrowed from maid of honor / Bridal and Bridesmaids Jewelry: Kendra Scott / Bridesmaid’s dresses: their own / Groom’s ring: etsy / Groom’s Suit: Prada / Groom’s tie: Hugo Boss / Groom’s shoes: HELM Boots / Groomsmen’s suits: their own / Groomsmen’s shirts and ties: Banana Republic

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Comments

  1. Gotta love a Smog Shoppe wedding. Especially this adorable one from @SweetEmiliaJane: http://t.co/GsxNGJhn

  2. Pink Smog Shoppe wedding: Carol + Byron: Not that we’re biased because we live in LA, but the Smog Shoppe really… http://t.co/vgfPuAtk

  3. Our SmogShoppe wedding is on @100LayerCake today! http://t.co/L3NG3thJ Loved working with @WhoaNellyCaters @cakemonkeyla @djladysinclair

  4. Did you hear? We were featured on { 100 Layer Cake } today!! Thanks to the absolutely amazing coordination of {… http://t.co/2UADFO3c

  5. So happy to see one of our favorites couples of 2012 on @100layercake today with @sweetemiliajane http://t.co/MX7F3jus

  6. Carol did such an amazing job on her wedding. If you would like download Carol’s free wedding printables you can do so here-
    http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/invitation-suites/chevron-stripe-free-printable-wedding-invitation-suite/

  7. loved seeing our Free Chevron Printables on @100layercake today! http://t.co/5UecnK5z

  8. Loving the soft colors in these florals, glittery Kate Spade shoes & chevron table runners: http://t.co/GsxNGJhn

  9. One of the loveliest weddings I’ve ever seen. Simple, elegant, unfussy.

  10. What a gorgeous wedding! Beautiful touches and a stylish couple!

  11. Gorgeous wedding!! Amazing picture and love all the details!

  12. Pretty, pretty! What a gorgeous location for a wedding! And a very beautiful bride too.

  13. oh man, the sparkley, I love the sparkley. I keep going back to that photo with the depth of field and the Boke effect. Amazing! I also love the aged red wall and stairs.

  14. When i retire I’d personally appreciate to move to Hawaii.

  15. oh the venue, what a venue!

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