Anne & Keith’s Fun and Retro Smog Shoppe Wedding
Welcome to another week of funky wedding inspiration! Today we have adorable couple Anne and Keith and their fun retro wedding in LA’s Smog Shoppe. These two made sure to incorporate their likes and loves into the celebration, from the vintage chic vibe of their outfits to the lovingly DIYed details as well as the quirky wedding playlist that was made up of friends’ requests! This beauty was sent in by Kim Fox Photography. Please enjoy.
I would love for you to hear about this unique & creative wedding from the lovely bride herself so here’s Anne with all you need to know about her & Keith and how they made their celebration truly theirs:
Keith and I met at my sister’s wedding. I was living in Ohio, and he was living in Los Angeles at the time. We really hit it off, and he tried to impress me by giving me his business card and explaining that he worked in Hollywood. He thought my glasses were cute, and I thought his glasses were cute! Once he was back in LA, we started exchanging emails. From there a friendship blossomed, then a more-than-a-friendship, and then a full-on long distance relationship. We dated long distance for a year and a half, bridging the miles with weekend trips, emails and phone calls, and then I decided to relocate to Los Angeles. Two years later, we were engaged.
Keith and I are low-key people, and we didn’t want a huge, fussy wedding with all the things a wedding was “supposed” to have. There wasn’t really an official color scheme or theme, but we wanted a retro, fun vibe.
I walked down the aisle to Vampire Weekend. Our friend Andrew was deputized to be our efficient. I knew I wanted a short retro wedding dress, so I went to Dolly Couture, which specializes in that style, and I was even able to customize my gown with a different neckline.
I asked my maid of honor to choose her own dress, and Keith and his best man wore suits they already had in their closets.
We made the succulent centerpieces myself using milk glass containers found on Ebay.
My maid of honor made a whole table of desserts that had personal meaning to us, and we used pieces of my vintage Pyrex collection to display them on the dessert table.
We left out wedding traditions that we didn’t care for, like the bouquet and garter toss and the cake cutting. We asked our guests to request their favorite songs; we put together all the playlists ourselves and asked a friend to be our DJ. Everyone kept saying that we seemed so relaxed, and we really were. We wanted a wedding that felt like a party and not like a show.
A few words of advice from the bride:
My best advice is to spend the money on things you really care about. For example, the venue and the photographer were the most important things to us. Because our venue was so unique, we were able to spend less money on decor, and we put most of our budget toward things that would make the biggest impact.
Huge thanks, Kim for sending your gorgeous images my way, and congratulations Anne and Keith! I sincerely wish you a lifetime of wedded bliss. 🙂
Photographer: Kim Fox Photography
Venue: Smog Shoppe, Los Angeles CA
Dress: Dolly Couture
Caterer: Max City BBQ
Veil, Table Runners, Paper Garland: Etsy
Rings: Single Stone and Icing on the Ring
Hair and Makeup: Susie Chhuor Studio
Image submission via Two Bright Lights