Not gonna lie, we love seeing a SmogShoppe wedding in the 100 Layer Cake inbox. This LA gem always has us swooning over the vertical garden and intimate, modern setup—especially for a lush wedding like Mike + Sasha’s. They were going for urban with a rustic vibe, and as you’ll see in these shots by Gina & Ryan Photography, they got what they were hoping for (and then some).
A lovely SoCal invitation suite complete with palm trees for these UCLA grads.
This is one venue that totally gets the need for a good backdrop.
A little cozy, a little glam.
This arrangement sure is a beauty, a la Seed Floral.
A fairytale cake.
Congrats, Mike + Sasha! We loved sharing these sweet moments.
Photographer: Gina & Ryan Photography / Event Coordinator: Michelle Dixon of Coordinator M.D. / Ceremony & Reception Venue: SmogShoppe / Hair & Makeup: Susie Chhuor / Florist: Seed Floral / Invitation Designer: Bride / Cake: Sweet and Saucy / Catering: Eco Caters / Rentals: Smart Party Rentals / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang from Glamour Closet / Shoes: Kate Spade / Earrings: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Alfani
We knew we weren’t the only ones out there who feel inspired to design an event every time we flip through the Free People catalog. The styling is always amaze, and the brand totally embodies that free-spirited, boho vibe that so many brides are going for these days. With Daniel Cruz behind the lens, Brier Rose Design whipped up such a dreamy FP-inspired elopement shoot, celebrating light, style, and the desert’s natural beauty.
Collette of Brier Rose Design says, The inspiration for this shoot was three simple things:
1. Our hometown: the beautiful California high desert.
2. The style and essence of Free People clothing: free-spirited, adventurous, and illuminating creative independence.
3. My favorite statement piece: a wicker fan-back chair. Bohemian to its core!
A beautiful boho tablescape indeed! Collette opted for bright festival hues to complement the local cacti and perfect natural backdrop of the desert rocks.
Thanks to the talented folks below for sending this shoot our way:
Photographer: Daniel Cruz / Concept, Styling, & Floral Design: Brier Rose Design / Cake: Naked Cakes by Terry / Jacket & Kimono: Free People / Bracelet: 31 Bits / Crochet Feathered Headband: Laila’s Charming Pieces
What better way to kick off summer than an engagement shoot in the California desert? For this outdoorsy duo, even a photo shoot is an adventure—they camped at Joshua Tree National Park the night before—and you wouldn’t even know they had no place to primp before the photo sesh. But hey, with dear friends like photog Peter Amend and event planner Kimberly Rico, they might’ve had a hunch they could pull it off.
Do these outfits pop against the desert backdrop or what?!
On Kim’s styling: She was awesome. A lot like Mary Poppins pulling piece after piece out of the back of a way over-packed truck. We love these prints + patterns.
Table for two.
Thanks to Drop Of Honey Designs + Peter Amend for this shoot!
Photographer: Peter Amend / Set & Wardrobe Design/Styling: Kimberly Rico of Drops Of Honey Designs / Hair & Makeup: The couple themselves