The Smog Shoppe in West Los Angeles is an old converted …. smog shop that is now a garden walled event space run by Marvimon. It is a vintage space that is run in a modern way (green, that is), located right near Culver City and it’s art district.
Megan and Dom are my kind of couple. He’s an engineer and she’s a baker. They are relatively a quiet but sweet couple, preferring to have a low-key and intimate wedding. We drove out to Joshua Tree for their engagement photos and got some amazing astrophotography photos in the process (I did a little timelapse video of that portion of the shoot). So it was our pleasure to capture their beautiful wedding day.
They chose to do a first look, which saves time later between the ceremony and reception. These pictures show how cute they are together in a genuine and sincere moment.
Graffiti FTW, right next door.
During the reception, we pulled them out of the party for 10 minutes to do some quick low-light night wedding photos.
But now let’s get back to the wedding day and the ceremony.
The courtyard garden for the wedding ceremony.
Instead of a candle ceremony, they did a planting ceremony! The plant is a metaphor for their marriage and relationship. How cool is that?
The reception was held in the Grand Hall, which used to be a garage.
One cool thing is Megan made all the cakes herself! Each cake was a different flavor.
They had an ice cream vendor serve fresh and tasty ice cream during the reception.
This article shows wedding photography at the Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles (Marvimon venue). It includes wedding photos of the Grand Hall, Courtyard Garden, and couple wedding photos of the surrounding area. For more examples of Los Angeles wedding photography, check out our blog.