We’re so excited to share with you all today’s wedding from one of our favorite venues, LA’s The Smog Shoppe. Photographed by the ever-talented Katie Osgood and coordinated by Sweet Emilia Jane, Frances and Patrick (also known as “Fratrick” by their close friends) had a stunning eco-friendly day packed with succulents, chalkboard, and endless help from talented friends and family members.
From the bride, Frances: We wanted to be married in LA during the spring, have an accessible outdoor venue + caterer that accommodated the whole event + incorporated sustainability. The Smog Shoppe + Thyme were perfect!
Little decoration was needed because so much was already there. We incorporated geographic elements into our wedding through our wedding invitations that doubled as a map, and with our seating chart and tables. Each tabled was named after a state we had both visited over the years. Our favors were the DIY coaster project and the potted succulents that guests could take home to use or plant in their garden.
We hired Sweet Emilia Jane so she could help guide our vision. She referred us to several vendors and because of her, Patrick and I were able to enjoy our wedding with our friends and family members.
We wanted to honor our wedding party’s individuality so the groomsmen wore their own suits and I picked Coralie Beatrix dresses so my bridesmaids could choose their own style and wear it again and Patrick’s was custom tailored. Throughout the entire planning process, I had a litany of friends offer me their services that included, but not limited to, hair + hair piece, makeup, bouquets, vendor referrals, and chalkboards. All the details of our wedding could be tied to someone generously giving their time or talent which made the day truly special.
Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Wedding Venue: The Smog Shoppe / Wedding Photographer: Katie Osgood / Second Photographer: Mike Lee / Event Coordinator: Sweet Emilia Jane / Wedding Dress: La Sposa / Bride’s Hair: Jaclyn and Vincy Wu / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Coralie Beatrix / Wedding Flowers: Bride’s friends / Wedding Caterer: Thyme / Wedding Cake: Susina’s Bakery / DJ: DJ Phil Barbb / Table Settings: The Vintage Table Co. / Stationery: Victoria Vu of Paper & Type / Calligraphy: Maureen Koo