An Elegant, Greenery-Filled Wedding at SmogShoppe in Los Angeles

Although Mackenzie Noda and John Adams didn’t have a theme for their wedding, they planned to throw an “elegant dinner party” with meaningful, personal details. “We wanted the night to reflect things we like,” the bride says. “Our wedding was an excuse to get dressed up, be with our friends and family, and enjoy really great food and drinks!” The couple tied the knot at SmogShoppe in Los Angeles among its industrial ceiling fans, modern furniture and a succulent wall that served as a backdrop to the ceremony. Flower arrangements (made of anemones, ranunculus and other soft flowers), candles and gold terrariums provided the finishing touches. Mackenzie and John also tried their hand at DIY, spray-painting toy cars for their valet-themed escort cards. Since the venue had a built-in screen, La Dolce Vita played during dinner. “What most people didn’t know was that it was a nod to the night John proposed!” Mackenzie says. “After the surprise proposal, we ate at a restaurant in Brooklyn known for the black-and-white movies playing on one of the walls.”  The night ended with a family-style meal that resembled a “Sunday night dinner,” and it included eclectic dishes like miso carbonara pasta.
Our favorite #MakeTradition Moment: “Our officiant is Mackenzie’s supervisor and mentor at work and has become like family to both of us. He met with us for weeks leading up to the wedding, and through those conversations, created an incredibly meaningful and personal ceremony. It is something we will cherish forever,” the couple says.