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LA Wedding Green Oasis: SmogShoppe

SmogShoppe Offers Eclectic, Green Wedding Oasis

You may know Miguel Nelson and Sherry Walsh for their urban gardening solution, Woolly Pockets, but maybe you haven't heard of their other brainchildren, refurbished LA event spaces Marvimon House and SmogShoppe. While both indoor/outdoor spots can be used as a wedding venue, SmogShoppe is larger, with 6,500 square feet of succulent-outfitted space, complete with vertical gardens, vintage furnishings, and a medley of recycled and eco-friendly features. The Culver City hot spot had a past life as an '80s smog-check center, hence the name, but now it's been transformed into an über-popular venue for eco-minded couples looking for out-of-the-chapel-box nuptials.The mix of industrial details, vintage chairs, and desert greenery in the space's every nook and cranny make for delicious wedding photos. It also means you can spend less time and money on decorations, since the beauty is in the space, as opposed to a big blank hotel reception hall.

To see more gorgeous pics of this smog-shop-turned-oasis, read on!


Photo by Nancy Neil

Photo by Love Ala

Photo by Love Ala

Photo by Natalie Moser

Photo by Natalie Moser

Photo by Picotte Photography

Photo by Picotte Photography

Photo by Picotte Photography

Photo by He and She Photography

Photo by He and She Photography

Photo by He and She Photography

Photo by Picotte Photography

Photo by Love Ala

Photo by Picotte Photography

Photo by Jill Thomas

Photos by Picotte Photography

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Kristy-Ellington Kristy-Ellington 5 years
I wanted to get married here SOOO bad. Unfortunately LA was too far for my family to travel. Beautiful space!
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 5 years
Love it! I've been a Woolly Pockets fan for a while, but I didn't know about SmogShoppe. Thanks for enlightening me.
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