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Imagine: you are a guest at a wedding and the reception is about to begin. “The Eye of the Tiger” starts pounding through the sound system. Loudly. This banner below is set in place. You, and 110 other guests start pounding your fists on the table to the beat. The music gets louder, so does the pounding and cheering.

Amanda and Steve bust through the banner to begin their reception and the crowd goes wild!!!!!

Probably my favorite Grand Entrance ever, ever.  And captured by the wonderful Suthi Picotte of Picotte Photography.  Meet Amanda and Steve!

Amanda and Steve had such a fun wedding at the Smog Shoppe back in July and today it was featured by the lovely Lydia on the blog Ever Ours!  You have to head over there to read about all of the fun DIY and unique stuff that the incorporated into their wedding. Handmade invitations!  Home brewed beer! 400 mason jar candles! 400!

Their wedding day, July 10, dawned overcast like the entire summer had been. However, at 5:30 P.M. when guests started arriving, so did the rain. RAIN! For those of you not familiar with SoCal, you need to know that there is practically a 1/100 chance that it is going to rain in July. Thankfully, Smog Shoppe is an indoor/outdoor space and we asked the guests to come inside temporarily as the staff and I jumped into action and re-set the ceremony under the awnings. Before anyone was able to start down the aisle, the rain let up and the ceremony was able to go ahead as planned. Even with the whirlwind of activity that happened, we were only delayed by 15 minutes.
The ceremony was officiated by their friend Chris, and during the ceremony the sky decided to put on quite a show of big puffy white clouds and perfectly clear blue atmosphere. For those of you not familiar with SoCal, this is also not normal.

Make sure you go to Ever Ours to about the rest of the day!

The team that made it happen:

Venue: SmogShoppe
Wedding Planner: Amber Events
Photography: Picotte Photography 
Catering and Rentals: Huntington Catering
Ceremon and Reception Music: Dash Entertainment
Flowers: Holly Flora
Photobooth: Photobox LA
Site Management: TACT Event Management
Valet: Jeffrey Valet
Dessert: Vanilla Bake Shop
Bridal Beauty: Design Visage
Wedding Dress: The Image Bridal
Groom’s Tuxedo: Mr. Tuxedo
Bottlecaps: Crafty Caps


Smog Shoppe Wedding: Amanda and Steve

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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