How could a wedding between two restaurant owners not be good? Steve and Shanti’s LA wedding, photographed by Christina Lilly Photography, is full of wildflowers, a carefree bohemian attitude, and of course, all the good food you could hope to eat. Where else would such a beautiful wedding feel at home but SmogShoppe?

Los Angeles foodie wedding - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

From the photographer, Christina Lilly Photography: The couple are restaurant owners and have a love for food and community. Steve is from upstate NY and comes from a family or artists and innovators. Shanti is from Southern California and comes from a family of hippies and her name basically sums her up, Shanti Star Church. They decided to bring their wedding to California where all of Shanti’s family and friends could add their touch to the wedding. The couple is passionate about incorporating surrounding artisans and they do the same in their restaurant back home.

tropical inspired wedding invitations - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

colorful boutonnieres - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

purple and yellow bouquet - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

flower lace - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

bohemian bridesmaids - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

bridesmaid flowers - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

butterfly cremony - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

ceremony hug - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

Food was major for these two. You can see each table was labeled with hand painted favorite foods. They also wanted to keep things personal with Shanti’s bohemian flair and decided on the Smog Shoppe in LA because of it’s 70’s industrial look. They held their rehearsal dinner at Lombardi House in Hollywood. It is designed by one of my favorite interior designers, and the decor added the perfect back drop for the couple as they prepped. These two have an old world charm to them, and all the details translate back to someone that is dear to their hearts. It is nice to see weddings come together in this way.

Ruffled - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

foodie escort cards - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

cake table number - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

drink menu - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

dessert table - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

cake table - photo by Christina Lilly http://ruffledblog.com/los-angeles-foodie-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
We had such a great mix during the whole day and night. We sent our DJ, who happened to be a good friend, a few songs and he created the most perfect playlist for every part of the event. It had a lot of 90’s music, indie, some funk, motown, pop and rock.
Processional: “The Book of Love,” Magnetic Fields
Bride’s Processional: My dad walked me down the aisle to one of his old bandmates playing “Chocolate on my Tongue” by the Wood Brothers on his guitar.
First Dance: “California Stars,” Billy Bragg and Wilco
Father/Daughter Dance: “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys
Mother/Son Dance: “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” Rod Stewart

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Christina Lilly Photography

Floral Design

Carol Kelly

Venue

SmogShoppe

Wedding Dress

Rembo Styling

Wedding Shoes

Anthropologie

Bride's Getting Ready Jumper

Daughters of Simone

Vintage Fur Stole

Sweet Joey's

Earrings and Bracelet

Interwoven

Engagement Ring and Wedding Band

Bario Neal

Hair

Maryah Lily

Makeup

Sandra Mamone

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Catering

Heirloom LA

Wedding Invitations

Leigh Mignogna

2 comments
  • Bonnie and Lauren

    The floral arrangements were gorgeous! Love this fun and spirited wedding. //www.bonnieandlauren.com

  • Melanie

    I’m loving your bouquet! It fit the feel of the wedding perfectly. Congrats!

    -Melanie, M Floral Boutique