Michelle of Eco Caters, our Los Angeles wedding catering team sat down with Joy and Gonzalo and listened to their wedding requests. After getting to know the couple and tasting some of our delicious food samples, the three of them worked together to conceptualize their special day.
The couple wanted something modern but slightly rustic. Michelle highly recommended The Smog Shoppe which is a repurposed party palace made up of reused materials, recycles rainwater into drinking water, and is powered by the sun. One advantage we have over another Los Angeles wedding caterer is that we are right across the street from the Smog Shoppe! Michelle set up a time for the couple to visit the space and they instantly fell in love with it. It’s the perfect all-in-one location. Couples can tie the knot out in the garden, mingle out in the sun during cocktail hour, have dinner in its spacious dining room, and have plenty of floor space left to dance the night away. It even has a handsome movie screen available for use! Some wedding couples like to play a slide show before dinner and others like to play romantic black and white films during the dancing hours for an extra dose of eye-candy and atmosphere.
Joy and Gonzalo shared an intimate ceremony by the bride’s dear friend and officiant, Sheila. She knew the couple well and it made their wedding all the more meaningful for them.
Following the ceremony guests mingled for cocktail hour and stationary Hors D’Oeuvres. Our team of Los Angeles wedding caterers presented a table of fresh and local appetizers; Antipasto with marinated artichoke, sweet peppers with arugula, marinated cherry tomato with mozzarella, mixed olives and crostini, and a bouquet of Farmers Market fruit drizzled with local honey.
Our team of Los Angeles wedding caterers served up a hearty family-style dinner, cleared the tables in preparation for coffee and deserts, and made way for the wedding party to shake their booties on into the night.
From all of us here at Eco Caters, we want to say thank you to Joy, Gonzalo and their extended families for being such a fun group of people to work with. We truly had a wonderful time getting to know them over the past few months and seeing how happy they were the day of their wedding makes all of our jobs worthwhile. Congratulations!
Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Rodriguez of Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Event Location: Smog Shoppe
Photographer: All photos curtesy of Heather Moreau and Vallentyne Photography
Bakery: Amanda Campbell of Big Man Bakes Cupcakes
Hair & Makeup: Kyla Biba
DJ: Patrick Benton
Valet: Jeffrey Valet
Rentals: Town and Country