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    [post_content] => By utilizing a beautiful Los Angeles wedding venue and a few key vendors you too can relieve yourselves of the overwhelming burden of wedding planning and create the best wedding in Los Angeles that fits your personality and pocketbook.   Here's How! 

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No matter what weekend out of the year it is, the city of Los Angeles is grinning at another couple getting married.  The weather is always superb; the sun is always shinning, and there are thousands of venues and vendors to help you pull of the most amazing wedding.

On the other hand, with so many options out there in such a vast city, planning your Los Angeles wedding can be overwhelming.  Where do you even begin?

Last week I had the pleasure of taking part in Jenn and Lloyd’s wedding and it was such a beautiful affair.  A lot of times Los Angeles weddings can seem like such an undertaking, yet the couple pulled together something so simple and fun I thought it would be helpful wedding advice for those of you planning your own wedding to see it broken down.

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THE SMOG SHOPPE

The first thing couples look for when planning a Los Angeles wedding is the venue.  One of my absolute favorite wedding venues in Los Angeles is the Smog ShoppeSmog Shoppe weddings seem to be a little more fun and exciting than the others.  There’s just something special about the layout and the vibe of the indoor/outdoor wedding venue that gets people in a swinging mood.

A Smog Shoppe wedding is also great because couples can have the ceremony and their reception all in one spot.  It’s also a eco friendly.  They have solar panels, reusable rain water tanks, and its made of recycled materials.  The Smog Shoppe is a great venue for your green wedding.

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ECO CATERS

The all-organic and locally sourced Los Angeles wedding catering company is a perfect match with the Smog Shoppe.  The Eco Caters kitchen is located directly across the street from the wedding venue making it a breeze.  Eco Caters also does tons of events with the Smog Shoppe and the two have a great relationship with one another.

For Jenn and Lloyd’s wedding the organic Los Angeles wedding catering company put together a crowd pleasing menu all created from local farms, in season produce, and everything is certified USDA organic.

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FRESH FLOWERS, CHALKBOARDS, & BEER BOTTLES

Decorating the Smog Shoppe is pretty easy considering it comes with amazing décor.  Jenn and Lloyd built on that by adding fun chalkboards for signs and menus.  They also had a passion for beer and made creative centerpieces for each table by placing fresh flowers in assorted beer bottles.

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The couple also made their own candles using the bottoms of wine bottles.

MICHAEL FARMER PHOTOGRAPHY

To capture and bottle this amazing day for the couple to enjoy for years to come, they hired an amazing Los Angeles wedding photographer by the name of Michael FarmerMichael has a beautiful eye for detail and was so fun to work with.   Please take a moment to scroll through his website:  MichaelFarmerPhotography.com

By utilizing a beautiful Los Angeles wedding venue and a few key vendors you too can relieve yourselves of the overwhelming burden of wedding planning and create the best wedding in Los Angeles that fits your personality and pocketbook.

A very special “THANKS!!!” to Jenn and Lloyd for choosing Eco Caters as their Los Angeles wedding catering company, and for making us feel like part of your family.  Another special thanks to Michael Farmer Photography for allowing us the share their work with all of us.

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LOS ANGELES WEDDING STATS:

Los Angeles Wedding Caterers:  Eco Caters

Los Angeles Wedding Venue:  The Smog Shoppe

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    [post_content] => Here is a list of the best engagement photos! 

Everyone wants to have the best engagement and wedding photos.  With so many engagement photos out there to comb through its hard to find the ones that inspire and evoke creativity, so we have compiled a few of our favorites.  This is Eco Caters list of best engagement photos, ever.

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Photographer Nicholas Viltrakis  ~ Cincinnati Ohio

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Karli Kemme Photography  ~ Coopersville, Michigan

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Nick Pugay Photography  ~  Oahu, Hawaii

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Hassas Photography  ~  Gilroy, California

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Dylan & Sara Photography  ~  Oneonta Falls, Portland, Oregon

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Carla Ten Eyck Photography  ~  New England

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Holladay Photo  ~  Hawaii

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    [post_content] => A fun collection of vintage inspired wedding invitations.

Nothing sets the first impression of your wedding like the wedding invitations.  The paper you choose… the fonts… the design… The wedding invitation sets the tone for your guests as to what kind of wedding they will be attending, and choosing the right invitation design can start off your special day with a little dazzle.

This season vintage era wedding invitations are in.  Victorian, to turn-of-the-century style wedding initiations, swirly fonts, and homemade paper stock are so much fun.  They add a romantic, timeless feel.

Here is a look book of some of our favorite vintage inspired wedding invitations to spark your creativity in designing your own wedding invitations!

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This vintage wedding invitation cohesively unites a high number of fonts.  It's layout is simple yet elegant.

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Here is another wedding invitation design with a great use of fonts.  The layout feels more reminiscent  of old ads from a newspaper.

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Wedding invitations printed on vintage style paper with a nice patina turn boring postcard invitations into something fanciful.

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Beautiful layout and detailed graphics create this elegant Victorian style wedding invitation.

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This wedding invitation feels more of the 30's and 40's era and takes great use of baseball or theater ticket design.

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Another great vintage ticket style wedding invitation.

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The thick torn paper and twine set this vintage wedding invitation apart and would be ideal for a barn wedding or wedding reception utilizing unfinished wood gran tables or more of a western feel centerpieces.

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Even though these edges are not truly burned, they add a dark richness to the wedding invitations.  Actually burning the edges of your wedding invitation may not seem like a practical added step but they would sure stand out.

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This vintage wedding invitation is stunning.  the graphics trimmed with shades of purple really set this one apart.

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Local, Organic Catering

At Eco Caters we strive to produce the most flavorful cuisine for every event while upholding very high standards with regards to quality and eco-consciousness.  We do so in many ways but primarily by catering organic food bought directly from local organic Southern California, Virginia and Maryland farms, depending on the location of your event.  In addition to organic catering we try to minimize our impact on the earth by composting our scraps and using that compost to grow organic herbs and vegetables.  We also use hybrid cars for delivery, reuse scrap paper, refer our clients to other “green” minded vendors and we never waste any food.  We specialize in weddings, corporate functions and private events of all sizes.  Our cuisine is a blend of California fresh mixed with French, Cajun and Southern flavors to bring to your senses a new experience that we know you will love.

Although we are extremely environmentally conscious and waste very little, we believe that we can always do more.  That is why we have plans to build out a completely green kitchen in each city that we offer catering, purchase bio-diesel vans for delivery running off of our own used vegetable oil and go 100% paperless.  In addition we are involved in community projects that will plant organic gardens throughout Southern California, Virginia and Maryland and educate the public on growing and eating organic food.  Catering organic food for community events will be our way of giving back and raising awareness for the necessity of local organic farms.  Please contact us for more information on upcoming community events in which we would appreciate your involvement and support.  Organic catering is only the start and we hope that you will join us in our journey to support our local organic farms and our community.

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