Eco Caters, your premier Los Angeles catering team, coordinated and catered a beautiful wedding at the Smog Shoppe.
Our Los Angeles catering team is even better when you’ve got Lauren on your side. Lauren will not only oversee catering during your wedding, she’ll also help you coordinate the whole event! Lauren will work tirelessly to ensure that each and every detail is carried out with perfection.
Make your next event a success by having our Los Angeles catering team coordinate your special day. Lauren, at our Los Angeles branch, will work directly with our kitchen to make sure everything comes together seamlessly.
Eco Caters is Los Angeles’ premier catering company. Our team proudly works directly with local farms to select the best Mother Nature has to offer. We also source sustainable seafood and serve only the finest USDA Organic foods.
Our chef’s work with each client to create the perfect custom menu. We’ll work within your budget, your tastes, while also incorporating in-season at fruits and vegetables! We at Eco Caters, go above and beyond other Los Angeles catering teams to make sure every detail is carried out with care.
If you have any questions about where we purchase ingredients, please don’t hesitate to inquire! Our Los Angeles catering team is proud of all the local farms we work with and we’d love to share them with you!
What hasn’t already been said about the Smog Shoppe? It’s a beautiful venue!
Our Los Angeles catering team has coordinated countless weddings at the Smog Shoppe. Therefore, Lauren knew just how to help Natalie and John decorate. Natalie chose to have succulents in her bouquet, similar to those lining the walls of the Smog Shoppe. Our team also used distressed wooden box decor on the food tables, to match Smog Shoppe’s rustic wooden detail.
Mark and Candice are our favourite wedding photographers. Seriously! This husband and wife duo have a great sense of humour and take amazing snaps. Our Los Angeles catering team runs into them everywhere around L.A.. They love what they do and it shows. Markbrooke.com
Eco Caters, your premier Los Angeles catering team, presents a delicious organic menu for a lively Smog Shoppe wedding!
Your organic Los Angeles catering crew is a preferred vendor at the Smog Shoppe. Eco Caters is also a perfect fit for this solar powered venue! Our Los Angeles catering team has coordinated and catered numerous weddings at the Smog Shoppe and we look forward to helping you book your wedding with them as well!
“Once a 1980s smog-check center, SmogShoppe is now a 100% solar-powered, private 6,500 square foot indoor/outdoor haven for desert plants, vertical gardens, and chic vintage furnishings. A catering kitchen build-out is also available upon request. The combined interior and exterior areas allow for quintessential California entertaining and is an ideal vintage wedding venue. The generous floor plan can accommodate up to 175 person garden ceremonies, 175 person formal sit down dinners, 250 person cocktail parties, and 100 person film screenings. Experienced, professional site management is provided. SmogShoppe is conveniently located at the heart of the Culver City art/design district, and is located off the 10 freeway and are just minutes to Santa Monica, LAX, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.” ~ Smog Shoppe
Jenn Webb did an excellent job coordinating this wedding! In addition to wedding coordination, Jenn has worked with MTV Movie Awards, the Golden Globes, and the BET Awards, to name a few. Our Eco Caters crew had a great time orchestrating this wedding with Jenn and we look forward to working with her again.
“With originality, style and immaculate attention to detail, Jenn approaches each wedding as an opportunity to make a couples’ dream translate to reality.”
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Your Los Angeles catering team is passionate about serving the best food for each client’s special day. We prepare dishes using USDA organic foods from local farms. Our Los Angeles catering team serves grass fed meats and sustainably sourced seafood. This extra love sets our food apart from other Los Angeles caterers and we look forward to servicing your upcoming wedding!
Lauren heads our Los Angeles catering office. She helped Shawnna and Daniel create the perfect wedding menu. From designing a flavorful bar menu, a fun assortment of finger food for cocktail hour, to a hardy (and sustainable) plated reception dinner, Lauren arranged a menu fit for a Los Angeles foodie.
Wedding photographer, Laura Goldenberger, plays with light and angles to capture amazing moments. From the bride’s glow, to the energy of each moment, Laura preserves each day with a cutomized collection of stills. Our Los Angeles catering team would like to give a special “THANK YOU!!!” to Laura Goldenberger for allowing us to share her work. Enjoy!
Stefany and David had a beautiful 1909 wedding with organic Los Angeles catering and plenty of sunshine!
Our Los Angeles catering team was so proud to play a part in Stefany and David’s amazing wedding. We work with every couple to help them create the perfect wedding menu to compliment their personality and something that will excite their guests. Our Los Angeles catering team uses USDA Certified Organic food. We also do our homework on sustainable seafood and research the best in local California farms.
One of the highlights was our homemade pizza. Our Los Angeles catering team has worked hard to perfect our crust and ingredients over the years and it shows in our delicious pizza pies. Eco Caters creates these pizzas with organic and fresh ingredients. Guests were very complimentary while we served pizza and that makes us happy. We love baking our pizza on location and get excited when guests fall in love with them too!
Wedding coordinator Carole Grogan of Bright Blue Events orchestrated a beautiful wedding. Her team was highly competent and a pleasure to work with. Our Los Angeles catering team enjoyed working with Bright Blue Events and recommend them to any couple looking to have a Southern California wedding!
“Bright Blue Events is a creative and high attention to detail Event Design and Planning Company, which offers Day Of to Complete Event Planning Services, Event Design and Creative Floral Design Services.” ~
The 1909 is located in the heart of the Topanga National Park, hidden under the canopy of protected California oak trees, and nourished by the sacred waters of Topanga Creek. Designed with special attention to creating a space with elements of calm and harmony, The 1909 provides a unique venue for your woodland wedding. With both indoor and outdoor locations, the possibilities are endless! The Amphitheater is nestled under a canopy of two majestic California oak trees and features tiered seating, allowing you to be the center of attention while surrounded by your friends and family. Thinking about incorporating fun activities into your celebration? The Meadow is not only spacious but is also bordered by a lush array of native flowers and plants that create a whimsical atmosphere. The Deck near The Amphitheater can also work for dinner, dancing, and live musical performances. If you prefer to stay out of the sun, host your reception in the banquet hall where you can start the dance party atop the wooden floors. At the 1909, with nature’s grace of endless beauty and an intimate setting, there is no doubt your wedding will spectacular and remembered for many years to come! ~ The 1909
Our Los Angeles catering team would like to thank Rachel for sharing these fantastic wedding photos with us! Please visit her website and check out more incredible events from Studio Castillero: StudioCastillero.com
Weddings are the ideal occasion for men’s fashion. Whether you’re in the wedding or merely attending one, it’s an event full of formal fashion. If you’re tired of wearing that old suit of yours, here are some colorful new fashion trends for men.
Who says you have to wear a stuffy, boring, button up shirt?
Photo by Camillarosa.co.uk
Men’s fashion Trend: fitted pants with a velvet smoking jacket. It should also be a must that men tie their own bow ties. They look ten times better. You can spot a pre-tied bow tie a mile away.
Photo by Bethany Stanley
Men’s fashion Trend: Socks. Every guy needs fun socks. They’re the least expensive way to add a little color and fun to your wardrobe.
Socks by What The Socks
Men’s Fashion Trend: Mixed suit coat and pants are very popular these days. This means you don’t have to buy the exact same suit pants and jacket. The sky is the limit. Mix and match colors and patterns to your hearts content.
Photo by June Bug Weddings
You don’t have to dress up in a stiff suit to look fashionable. Sometimes a simple button up with suspenders is all you need.
Photo by Wedding Wonderland
Men’s Fashion Trend: textures. Don’t forget about textures. a somewhat plain looking suit can pop with amazing fabric textures like this vest and jacket.
Photo by Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
We hope you have found some inspiration in this fun collection of Men’s fashion. For some guys getting dressed up can be a tricky and frustrating endeavor, but once you find a pair of pants or suit jacket that you like it can be a lot of fun!
Our San Diego catering team was on hand to celebrate the Terra Madre Gardens grand opening!
The Terra Madre Gardens is a great San Diego venue for weddings and connecting with nature. It has s beautiful old tree grove, yurts for rent (or wedding party), fire pits, and an onsite brick pizza oven which was perfect for our homemade pizzas (pictured below).
Jessica Sanchez and David Solomon are the creative minds behind the Terra Madre Gardens, located north of downtown San Diego. This husband and wife team have a passion for organic farming and they love sharing this love with the community on where our food comes from.
Terra Madre Gardens has an impressive selection of fruits and vegetables; Apples, Oranges, Avocados, Guavas, Mangoes, Dragon fruit, Passion fruit, Cherimoyas, Lemons, Macadamias, Figs, Peaches, Apricots, Grapes, Papayas, Blackberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Mulberries, Bananas, Sugarcane, Carrots, Onions, Beets, Hops, Sage, Thyme, Lavender, Salads greens, Broccoli, Kales, Cabbage, just to name a few. And that list is growing as more and more people come out to enjoy the garden.
Our San Diego catering team was invited to help Jessica and David with their grand opening and we couldn’t have been more excited to be involved with the Terra Madre Gardens.
Our San Diego catering team took full advantage of the amazing brick oven available at the Terra Madre Gardens. The chefs at Eco Caters have been perfecting their homemade pizza dough for years and couldn’t wait to show off their pies. Our San Diego catering team uses the very best in organic ingredients and our pizzas are no exception. Each pie came out crispy, flakey, and bubbling with local California cheese.
Our San Diego catering company also prepared our popular (and juicy) Chicken Satay with a zippy yogurt sauce.
A very special thanks to Heidi-O Photo for sharing her work with us! We highly encourage you to visit to see more of her fabulous work at HeidioPhoto.com
Check out the photos below to see more of the grand opening!
Here’s our shortlist if the best photo booths to rent for your California wedding!
Photo booths are a wedding staple nowadays, so finding a cool booth out of the sea of photo booths and companies that exist can be trying. So we thought we’d help you DIY wedding planners out there by cutting through the noise with our shortlist of the best photo booths for your upcoming wedding.
Photo Matica do tons of weddings in the southern California area and their photo booths are great for weddings. They’re easy to work with, simple to set up and have that classic vintage photo booth look. They offer a range of booths and printing decor. They can even print out duplicates of everyone’s photo strip so that you can add them to a special album as a keepsake.
Why take a lonely still photo when you can turn your experience into a custom flip book? These little flip books are amazing for weddings. Guests have so much fun creating them and passing them around. And, if guests are not interested in making a flip book they have the option to take photos like a normal photo booth. The best of both worlds.
The Booth and Bus company is a great way to add some excitement to your wedding. Who doesn’t want to take photos inside a classic VW van? It’s the ultimate California wedding photo booth. Not only do they provide a beautiful VW van photo booth but they also bring lots of amazing vintage decor like luggage to props to round off the whole experience. They are the sweetest people to work with and have a great selection of backdrops to fit your needs.
Foto Pod Booths almost look like stand-alone works of art. Foto Pod Booth is a great choice for a wedding. They set up a cool inflatable, square white igloo. If you’re looking for something a little more modern or just want something unique. They cover the greater Los Angeles and Playa Vista area.
Phone number(310) 902-5400
The best photo booth for a wedding is to go with the classic booths! These old machines are works of art. Open up the back panel and you will see a mini factory of moving parts, chemical dunk tanks to process the pictures in real-time. What you end up with is a truly vintage photo taken on silver paper and processed right before your very eyes. The look and feel of these photos are second to none and a true treat for you and your guests.
The people at Classic Photo Booth are great and know their stuff. They comb the world for these beautiful 100 year old photo booths and restore them to original condition. They have a great collection of booths. Stepping in one and hearing the machines inner gears come to life is amazing.
San Diego catering team, Eco Caters, created an organic menu for Cait and Justin’s Bradford Ranch wedding.
Eco Caters is catering San Diego with thee best in organic food. Cait and Justin worked with our chef to create the perfect custom menu to fit the personality and budget. Cait and Justin were so fun to work with and everyone on our staff had a blast serving their friends and family.
Our relationships with our clients start with a love of food. We are farm to fork. Our San Diego catering company uses the highest in local and organic ingredients to prepare the best dishes. We encourage our clients come to us with unique ideas and love solving creative culinary problems to make each and every event original. Our San Diego catering team even has day-of wedding coordinators to help you pull everything off!
Bradford Ranch is a forty five minute drive from San Diego and an ideal wedding venue. The half-mile long tree-lined drive way is a great way to welcome wedding guests. This 150 acre ranch is at the foot of the Elena and Barber Mountains and offers a beautiful 360 degree view. With shaded walkways, a stylish barn, oak tree groves, tennis courts, and a Honeymoon Cottage, Bradford Ranch has everything you’ll need to create the perfect wedding.
Cait and Justin took full advantage of the rustic vibe at the Bradford Ranch. Guests enjoyed an intimate ceremony under a beautiful old oak tree. Following the ceremony, our San Diego catering team tray passed cocktails while guests participated in sack-races and a photos. TheBradfordRanch.com
Our San Diego catering team would like to thank Ann and Travis for sharing their work with us! They are a fun husband and wife team and a blast to work with. We encourage you to click over to their website and take a look at other weddings they’ve shot! AnnSumiPhotography.com
Juliette brought the whole day together. As the site manager at the Bradford Ranch she knows the place inside and out. Juliette was great at answering questions for our San Diego catering staff and so helpful. If you and yours are thinking of having a wedding at the Bradford Ranch give Juliette and call. She’ll take care of you and set your mind at ease. TheBradfordRanch.com
Need a wedding photographer? Eco Caters is here to help. Finding the best wedding photographer for your wedding day is essential. The pictures your wedding photographer captures are the moments you’ll preserve for years to come. With so many wedding photographers out there, here is a cheatsheet to help you hire the best wedding photographer!
A great place to start is with the type of style you want your wedding photographer to have. Photographers are artists and they each excel at their own style of photography. Do you want a wedding photographer who focuses on traditional wedding photos or more edgy photos? Documentary style wedding photos or something that looks like it came from the glossy pages of a fashion magazine? Candid wedding photos or something more classic like your parents wedding album? Black and white, faded color, or brilliant color pop.
As you comb through the web looking at other couples wedding photos, think about these types of style questions with your partner. They will help you home in on the best wedding photographer to suit your personalities.
A wedding photographer who not only excels at snapping great photos, but also has a talent for using photoshop and adding after effects is going to cost you. There is great skill involved in framing photos and artistically using a computer to manipulate the colors and shadows in your wedding photos. Once you do find a wedding photographer you like, you may get sticker shock when you find out how much he or she charges.
If you do find that the type of photographer you desire is out of your price range you do have a couple options to help you reach your desired look.
The first is collecting the type of images on the internet that you do like and asking your wedding photographer if he or she can emulate these types of shots. This also helps your wedding photographer know what kind of wedding he needs to shoot.
The second, and more risky alternative, is to seek out a young, up and coming wedding photographer. They may be super talented but not have the portfolio yet to start charging the premium packages. You do run the risk of an incompetent wedding photographer who misses key moments or loses your photos but if it pays off, you may land a great wedding album on a budget.
Don’t forget to do your wedding research! You may be confident you landed thee best wedding photographer in the world, only to find they are a total asshole to work with the day of your wedding. It’s always best to have a meeting with your wedding photographer and see if your personalities match. We also recommend reading reviews of their work on yelp or request testimonials from past brides. It is also a good idea to ask if you can see full wedding shoots he or she has done.
Once you’ve narrowed down your wedding photographer it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty. Is the main photographer you want going to personally be shooting your wedding or is one of his assistants? How many hours will he or she be on location with you shooting photos? What types of packages do they offer? Is the wedding photographer going to color correct all of your photos or just a handful of the ones you pick? Is he or she going to use your photos for promotional use or do you own the rights to them?
Lastly, be prepared to wait a month or two after your wedding to receive your photos. Wedding photographers are usually busy during wedding season and it takes a lot of hours after your wedding has been shot to comb through your photos, color correct them on a computer and get them back you.
Calling all wedding & event planners, engaged couples, and anyone looking for an amazing location to host their next event!
Sip, Savor & Sample! Come enjoy an evening at this beautiful garden venue with organic food, open bar, and local vendors!
Brick Oven Pizza
Camp Fire S’Mores
Craft Beer & Cocktails
Event Veondors: Terra Madre Gardens – Eco Caters – Seven Stems Design – Raphael’s Event Rentals – Yummy Cupcakes – Mobile Photo Booth – Heidi-O-Photo – Social Lights – Dancing DJ Productions – Red Trolley Studio
To RSVP please email Nicole at nicole@EcoCaters.com by May 23rd!
Eco Caters: your organic Los Angeles catering team serves the best in local ingredients!
Eco Caters: your organic Los Angeles catering team serves the best in local ingredients! It’s true! Our team works directly with local farms to select the best Mother Nature has to offer. We do our research to ensure our seafood is sustainable. We also make sure that everything we serve is USDA Organic.
Our chefs work with clients to help them create the perfect custom menu. We’ll help you with your budget, your tastes, and we can also incorporate in-season fruits and vegetables! We go above and beyond other Los Angeles catering teams to make sure every detail is made with care. We also specialize in wedding coordination!
Lauren is the jack of all trades. She heads our Los Angeles department and oversees all our events. Having your wedding coordinator by the head of your catering company allows her to have full control over your special day. She can work directly with the kitchen to make sure everything is pulled of like clockwork. She does it well.
Lauren also has direct lines to all the major venues in LA and help you save money when booking. Coordination is one more thing we offer that sets us apart from other Los Angeles catering companies. It makes our job easier and makes your day easier.
Millwick is one of our favorite Los Angeles wedding venues! Eco Caters is a preferred vendor with Millwick so we do lots of weddings under her arched rafters. Our Los Angeles catering team can help you set up a viewing with the venue and go over any special requirements you may need.
Marvimon has moved to Millwick! Originally built as a livery and then used as a cold-storage warehouse, Millwick has reinvented itself as a unique stand alone, super-loft open to private events, outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, exhibitions and productions. It now boasts a flowing 7,000 square foot floor plan (4,500 sq ft interior + 3,000 sq ft garden courtyard) melding both interior and exterior areas. Millwick is an excellent wedding site for up to 175 people for garden ceremonies and reception. Experienced, professional site management is provided. Located downtown Los Angeles in the heart of the Artist District, Millwick is convenient to many of the best new and historic hotels, restaurants and nightlife the city has to offer. ~ Read more at Marvvimon.com/Millwick
A special thank you to Los Angeles photographer Mike Maez for sharing these great photos with our team! Mike and his crew were a pleasure to work with we recommend them highly. Check out the video the cut together and all the great photos below! Thanks for working with our Los Angeles catering team, Mike!