Bride and Groom Southern California SmogShoppe
May 20, 2016

Wedding Video at SmogShoppe in Southern CA | Maura + Matthew

I had so much fun spending the weekend with Maura and Matthew in Southern California this past August. They are such a kind, enthusiastic, and caring couple and I knew going into it that the day would be special. Their venue, SmogShoppe played a very important part of the day and separated us from the buzz of the city. It is a little oasis in the land of concrete.

The Culver Hotel is where everyone stayed and got ready. It is a historic hotel on the west side of Los Angeles. This is the hotel that the entire cast of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ slept when they were filming that movie. Word on the street is that they had multiple munchkins in each room, sleeping 3 to a bed. I may have slept in the same bed the lollipop gang did. The hotel has several very unique rooms which allowed us to get some creative shots while they got ready. It was such a cool spot, we returned after the ceremony to get more of the two of them together.

The reception took place at SmogShoppe, a former smog shop converted into a cool, eclectic venue. You would never know from the outside what was housed on the inside. It was a very intimate night, with some of the best food I have ever had at a wedding. Typical of the Hollywood area, a movie was played on one of the walls and created a very cool feel to the dance floor. ‘Point Break’ was the movie of the night.

I am so thankful Maura and Matt brought me out to film their day. I love how the film turned out and know it is something special that they will cherish the rest of their lives!

 

 

Here is another wedding I shot at Millwick, a sister venue owned by Marvimon.

And this is a wedding film I shot up North in Sonoma!

 

 

Music:
Andrew Barefoot – Licensed via Marmoset Music
The second song is ‘Ohio’ (Filous Remix) by Damien Jurado

Vendors:
Venue: SmogShoppe
Coordination: Melissa Younce of Engaged to be Wed
Photography: ByCherry Photography
Hair and Makeup: Vanity Belle Beauty Boutique
Flowers: Ella & Louie
DJ: Music by Bonnie
Wedding Gown: Blush by Hayley Paige
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
Tuxes: The Black Tux
Accommodations: The Culver Hotel

 

If you are planning to get married at the SmogShoppe and are looking for a good cinematographer, I would love to talk with you!

Just head over to my Contact Page and get in touch!

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