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CEREMONY los angeles | santa barbara

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Our Covers

Ceremony Los Angeles is an annual magazine with bi-monthly cover changes.

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CANDICE BENJAMIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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pub lisher’s letter Is there anything better than a fabulous, fresh makeover? Our many long-time avid and loyal wedding industry readers will notice first thing that our 2015 Ceremony Magazines and digital components have experienced such pleasure. While we revel in our own new look, we indulge in the Pure Wedding Ingenuity from Ceremony’s family of wedding professionals that continues to make up the 1200 pages of our four California issues. This Great List contains not only many of the best in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, but also some of the finest in the country. With 40 real weddings in this issue alone, we highlight the featured vendors we know you can trust. Throughout the entire magazine, their web addresses are listed alongside their work as a helpful tool when you are flipping through Ceremony Magazine online. Other wedding contributors chosen by our featured couples are additionally listed, so that you may make your own informed decisions. Either way, we are excited for what we know you are about to experience: meeting, collaborating with and perhaps even befriending some of the most creatively talented people you will ever know. As you travel along your wedding planning journey, preparing for life’s wondrous path of marriage and love, we encourage you to put extra special thought into the most significant aspect of the wedding celebration – the .

Congratulations!

Amy Harrick Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

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Ceremony thanks its many quality professional contributors. While Ceremony has made every effort to bring you only the finest professionals’ expertise and advertisements, opinions expressed are solely theirs and all ads are published based on the representation that the advertiser is properly authorized to publish the entire contents thereof. Ad content is not the responsibility of Ceremony. All information provided is believed to be accurate at the time of publication. Any reproduction of this publication in whole or in part, photographs, text or otherwise, without written permission of Ceremony Magazine is strictly prohibited. Printed in China. Offices, production and pre-press in California. Those who wish to submit artwork, images, editorials or weddings for publication should visit our website for submission guidelines. To order back issues or any of the four 2015 issues (Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco), please visit our website.

How do yu know? How do you know he is…the one? You may have been asked this question by your parents, your friends, even yourself. The answer isn’t always perfectly clear; he may or may not be ‘ideal’ on paper; you may have known him for only two months or perhaps you’ve been hanging in there a good five years; he may be a cowboy while you were visualizing a business man. The so-called ‘signs’ aren’t always there, but somehow, you just know. At Ceremony, we feel the same way about our Great List of vendors that we recommend. We take this vendor collective very seriously, which is why we don’t put arbitrary consideration requirements in an antiquated form. We don’t have a scholastic checklist to help us come up with an ‘A’ grade. We don’t even have a job application type form to fill out. You see, when it comes to choosing our Great List of recommended vendors, we believe there is no specific formula for choosing who we invite to join our family. Probably not unlike you, we take a look-see at Facebook, we inquire with their friends and colleagues and, most importantly, we get to know them by social networking the old-fashioned way (in person). In the end, we go with our gut. We just…know. You will find that some of these recommended vendors have refined their businesses over the past twenty years, while others bring fresh ideas after having recently started their own businesses. Many of our recommended venues are on the AAA Five-Diamond Resort list; others include charming private estates and everything in between. What they all have in common is that we have a mutual respect for each other; we each genuinely want to see the other succeed; we envision a future together. Do those relationship qualities sound familiar with someone you know? We hope that you will find this varied Great List vendor collective to be helpful in finding your wedding day professionals. There is no single vendor that is perfect for everyone, but there are vendors that are perfect for you. And when you meet them, you will just know.

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Marry Me at The Langham

Quietly nestled just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena, The Langham Huntington captures the grace and elegance of classic Southern California. With 23 acres of meticulously cultivated gardens and historic ballrooms, this iconic landmark hotel is the perfect wedding venue where life long memories are created.

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Discover more than 16,650 square feet of event space at our luxury hotel, which provides elegant indoor and outdoor venues for wedding receptions and ceremonies. Our expert wedding planning staff will execute every detail of your special day with grace and style, from a serene ceremony in our picturesque Outdoor Garden courtyard to an unimaginable and unforgettable reception of your dreams in our specialized LED lit Grand Salon Ballroom. 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 | InterContinentalLosAngeles.com | 310.284.6402

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PARIS IN CALIFORNIA Square Root’s passionate and skillful design teams specialize in fusing creativity and innovation to building works of art. For this event, the client’s dream was to feel as if they were in a French Manor. The event took place at The Montage Laguna Beach. The room was transformed into an elegant Paris salon, filled with period and contemporary French layers. Square Root’s team designed and built 14 foot gold gilded panels. The corners of the room were anchored with stunning floor to ceiling pave floral structures. The centerpieces were created with an eclectic mixture of garden flowers and soft greenery inspired by French gardens.

The center of the room was anchored with a custom ivory round dance floor decorated with a beautiful gold floral trumpe l’oeil. The ornate and multi layered linens were custom designed and made by Wildflower Linens. Square Root curated all of the furniture and accessories from Revelry, Classic Party Rentals, Amber and Archive Rentals, The lighting was choreographed in sequences throughout the evening to create an ambiance to transform the guests into another place. Paris in California. Square Root’s team listen, inform, collaborate, create and deliver your event on time and on budget.

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great list photographers

Herman Au Photography

April Smith & Co Photography

Hamlet Productions

Cameron Leung Photography

Herman is a unique talent and a seasoned professional. His ability to work with both still image and motion picture gives him a unique perspective. His strong photography skills and deep understanding of light sets his work apart, and it shows in the variety of styles he shoots in from his masterful use of both natural and artificial light, to his always creative composition, and his unique directing approach that make his work full of life and personality.

We want you to FEEL your wedding pictures. When you look at them a couple weeks after your wedding or a couple years later, we want your heart to beat fast with excitement as you relive the love and vows that you made that day. You will treasure your wedding day and we (April and Amanda) promise to capture every moment! We have been shooting weddings since 2007 and know how important it is to document each detail, make people look their best, and help spur on real, heart-felt moments between people. Together, we have grown to be wedding junkies (meaning we absolutely love weddings and everything about them!) and true documentary artists. Photographing weddings is what we were born to do and we love our job!

Hamlet Productions is recognized for its unique style in photography and videography, mainly specializing in weddings. Hamlet is an exceptional photographer whose passion and dedication shines through every image he captures. With all reviews receiving five stars, one of his recent clients stated, “With Hamlet, you honestly cannot go wrong! He has a knack for catching important details, making the ordinary look extraordinary!!!! We had some of the most amazing and breathtaking pictures taken by him for our engagement and wedding. He is very patient, creative and very fun to work with! Most importantly, Hamlet is able to catch the personality of the couple in his pictures. He is able to tell your love story through it all.”

Anyone can take a photo, but can they capture a moment that will last a lifetime? With a true appreciation for the simple things, Cameron & Tracy Leung consistently capture organic and classic moments in each of their couple’s weddings. Being newlyweds themselves, this talented husband and wife duo knows first-hand the expectations and the pure joy couples experience during the biggest day of their lives. Their easygoing and exuberant personalities ensure that all couples are picture perfect on their wedding day, while also making them feel like they have known them for years. Their incredible intuition, use of depth, and ability to capture color are absolutely amazing. Anyone can take a picture, but it takes artists like Cameron & Tracy to show the life within these moments.

hamletproductions.com 818.468.1914

cameronleung.com 626.233.2841

hermanau.com 323.274.2175

aprilsmithphotography.com 844.474.6868

It is the combined images from the Great List of photographers that make up a majority of Ceremony. Their unique blend of personalities and photographic styles are brought to life, detail after detail, wedding after wedding, emotion after emotion, on the pages of Ceremony. The covered “short-list” of Ceremony Los Angeles' advertisers is kept exclusive to a limited number of only the finest photographers in the industry.

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Barnet Photography

Dapper Images

Jim Kennedy Photographers

Studio EMP

Capturing the chemistry and love of every couple we photograph with a modern, elegant and impactful style is what we do. Our easygoing, unobtrusive approach makes the experience fun, allowing everyone to relax and have a great time. Weddings are about love, beauty and celebration. We photograph every cherished moment, and later work with our couples to create a beautiful wedding album that will be treasured for generations. Our devotion to detail and personal customer service limits the number of weddings we photograph each year. We feel honored to be a part of one of the most important days in a couple’s life.

Yasmine and Deshun's passion and love for one another is what motivates them to create their beautiful art together. This husband-and-wife-team appreciates how their fashion background influences and fuses with their modern wedding photography and video. The international award-winning studio is recognized for imagery that evokes emotion, pops with intense color, and high contrast black and whites that look like they came from your favorite fashion magazine. Aiming to capture the unexpected, Deshun and Yasmine frequently travel the nation on wedding photography assignments (and espresso tasting adventures), telling the unique stories of couples and their families.

Jim’s passion for weddings is evident in your first meeting with him. Brides love his relaxed style and easy going personality. Building a relationship with his couples prior to the wedding day is very important to him; he feels this is the key in capturing the personalities of the couple on their wedding day. Jim’s goal: to provide the images that will help relive all of the special moments and emotion that make up the wedding day for years to come. Jim takes pride in the fact that most of his business is based on referrals from brides, wedding coordinators and venue managers.

Joel, owner and principle photographer at Studio EMP, has been recording couples and their weddings with still images for over a decade and his focus has never changed: make interesting, real-life images of clients and their guests that reflect who they are and what they are feeling on one of the most joyous days of their lives. He allows you to be yourself, relaxed and positive in order to capture fresh, dynamic photographic works of art. Step into their amazing boutique studio in a historic building in Downtown Fullerton and you will notice their fashionable style, uniqueness and ultimate dedication.

jimkennedyphotographers.com 800.264.4558

studioemp.com 714.992.5400

barnetphotography.com 714.549.4900

dapperimages.com 760.809.1240 I believe that your wedding is the most important and emotional day of your life. You should be able to look back at every photograph and connect to a feeling or emotion from your special day. My career in photography began in 2002 as I was working for an amazing wedding photographer and met the love of my life, my now husband. I had found my passion, photographing LOVE. I love everything about the energy, excitement, emotion, art, and natural beauty of the day, and the ability to be creative with lighting, locations, reflections, and positions is just exhilarating. I honed my craft at the Brooks Institute of Photography and received a Bachelor’s Degree in photography and digital imaging. In 2005, I launched Jessica Lewis Photography and now specialize in weddings and portraits in Los Angeles, Orange County and Santa Barbara.

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Michael Purdy Photography

Jessica Elizabeth Photographers

True Photography Weddings

Il Mare Photography

Mike’s style is most appreciated by the bride that wants artwork; not just snapshots. It all begins with a well-planned high-fashion engagement shoot. Mike works with his clients to develop their custom style by using color swatches, mood boards and themes. The day of the wedding is well planned and his team knows when to lead the client and when to step back and capture once-in-a-lifetime moments. Whether the client is stiff or a natural with posing, Mike knows how to create an atmosphere that is fun and enjoyable so his clients feel relaxed and stay “in the moment” throughout the day. His company services all of Southern California and also specializes in destination weddings around the globe.

Jessica Elizabeth is a full-service wedding photography and cinematography studio founded in 2008 by husband and wife duo, Jessica & Robert. Today the studio has grown to include a team a talented photographers and cinematographers who are passionate about our work and the clients that we serve. At our core, we are storytellers. Our photographic and cinematic philosophy balances contemporary with traditional, where fashion, fine art, photojournalism, and vintage appeal come together in perfect harmony.

True Photography Weddings is a close-knit collaboration among five of San Diego’s acclaimed wedding photographers. Each photographer’s distinct style and personality shows through in the images they capture. When photographing a wedding, True Photography Weddings creates simple, timeless and elegant images that evoke all of the emotions of the wedding day. Brides-to-be are invited to meet with one or all of the photographers at the Solana Beach location.

With backgrounds in Photography and Fine Arts, Jason and Debbie capture people and life through their unique perspectives. Their photojournalistic approach to wedding photography and their love for classic flair enables them to create brilliant and stylish imagery. Available to travel worldwide, Jason and Debbie are based in Los Angeles. Their infectious laughter, easygoing personalities, and absolute passion for their craft have earned them love and praises from their clients. Visit their website to see more of their work.

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table of contents

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weddings of distinction

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MIKI & SONJA PHOTOGRAPHY

ashley & bryan 236

lydia & brendan 292

allison & michael 242 LIN & JIRSA PHOTOGRAPHY

josephine & brian 294

rachel & dustin 245 TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDINGS

karin & joshua 296

karena & thomas 248 MICHAEL PURDY PHOTOGRAPHY

parnum & christopher

sara & pascal 250 WIND PRODUCTIONS

myrna & paul 302

brianne & kyle 253 TODD JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

janet & jason 304

bonnie & adam 256 CALLAWAY GABLE

mindy & daniel 307

joann & mark 258 IL MARE PHOTOGRAPHY

hiva & sam 310

mingchi & enoch 261

brittany & scott 312

kelli & jason HERMAN AU PHOTOGRAPHY

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HAMLET PRODUCTIONS

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JAIME DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY SAM LIM STUDIO

APRIL SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

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LIN & JIRSA PHOTOGRAPHY LIN & JIRSA PHOTOGRAPHY

BECCA RILLO PHOTOGRAPHY

MICHAEL PURDY PHOTOGRAPHY

TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDINGS MICHAEL PURDY PHOTOGRAPHY

CAMERON LEUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

kristin & matt 269 BIRDS OF A FEATHER

cecile & roney 320

ginille & kenny 272 BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY

seyram & justin 323

erin & sean 274 BARNET PHOTOGRAPHY

alicia & oscar 326

nathalie & nolan 276 CALLAWAY GABLE

alison & john 328

mandy & eric 279 STUDIO EMP

adina & arash 330

carolyn & aaron 282 AMELIA LYON PHOTOGRAPHY

jaime & kris 333

rachel & garry 284 WILLIAM INNES PHOTOGRAPHY

julia & ariel 336

kelly & jason 286

chelsea & chad 338

haleh & azad

sarah & eric 340

BARNET PHOTOGRAPHY

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JIM KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHERS

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TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDINGS HANH NGUYEN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it. ~ Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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a lve for all seasons PHOTOGRAPHED BY STUDIO EMP At Found Vintage Rentals

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VENDOR LOVE 
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SUITED UP

From sophisticated seafarer styles to sharp first class suits, these men are fashioned to be your first mate.

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You have the guy, the ring, and now you are onto wedding planning. The next step is serious and should not be sugar coated. Budget is the blueprint for a sane wedding and even more importantly, a successful marriage. As a seasoned event planner, the first thing I insist with a new client is to dive deep into the budget trenches. We start this process right from the beginning stages of courting a client. Our brides come to us with a questionnaire that has been completed, so we can evaluate her vision and try to assign a comfortable price tag to it. We can usually speculate budget projections, based on the amount of the following:

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We prepare a “projected budget” based on the questionnaire and the above to come to a price per person average. You can do the same by following the steps below: STEP 1: BOTTOM LINE NUMBER First of all, be honest with yourself and your fiancé about what your bottom line number is. Let’s use $70K as a median Southern California average to work our exercise backwards. STEP 2: GUEST COUNT 150 is a good average at this time. If you take the $70K and divide by the 150 = $466.66 per person to spend on the guest experience. Keep in mind the “guest experience” is the 5-6 hour celebration that includes the expenses from the invitation, attending the ceremony, the cocktail hour, dinner, and full reception. That $70k above does NOT include things like rings, wedding dress, honeymoon expenses, excessive décor etc. STEP 3: LOCATION & CATERING Usually the biggest percentage of your bottom line and can be as high as 30-40% of your budget. With a $70K budget, $38-40K could eat that up. STEP 4: PHOTOGRAPHY This is completely personal and has a large sliding scale of about $3200-$6500 STEP 5: VIDEO If you don’t need all the bells and whistles, a good range could be $2500-$3500.

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Budget Blueprint: STEP 6: MUSIC The heartbeat of the party can sometimes really kick your budget out of whack! A DJ can range from $1500-$2500. A 5-7 piece band can start around $2500-$15K for four hours. Live musicians like a 4-piece quartet for two hours can run $850-$1500. Be realistic as to how important this is to you. STEP 7: CAKE Cake is about $8-$10 per slice/per person. STEP 8: OFFICIANT This can vary from different faiths as it’s usually a donation for the church, temple or officiates associated congregation. Average donations range from $500-$1000. STEP 9: STATIONERY A guest count of 150 people might equal 80 sets to mail formal invites, rsvp cards and basic paper goods. A good formula is 80 sets at $30/ each = $2400. STEP 10: DESIGN & DECOR This is the unknown that has to be addressed in the planning journey. Once your Pinterest board is finished and the design dust has settled, you need to evaluate the following items: Dance Floor - If it’s not included in your location package, you may need to rent one from $800-$3500 Chairs - See if it’s included, but if it doesn’t fit your design dream, know you can rent from $5.00-$30 per chair based on style. Linens - Such a wide range of options from $18 per linen to $80. Flowers - The hardest area to project in depending on flower variety, season, and can vary from floral designer. Consider a florist that carries an arsenal of vases or hardware that may be close to your vision. A good base line projection for this area is about $60 at 150 guests = $9k Rentals - Some of these items may be a necessity to your event menu for catering and guest table needs. Others might simply be adding accented furniture or design elements which give your event a special signature.

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Lighting - The insurance policy to actually see your flowers in the space. The most traditional forms of lighting options are pin spots, up lights, palazzo string lighting and gobo projections for walls and dance floors. All of these items can range from $10 per light to several hundred dollars in custom gobo projections. The key to lighting is electricity. Make sure you always have adequate power as you may have to add a generator and electrician to operate. Never put your party in jeopardy without checking your lighting sources. STEP 11: HAIR & MAKEUP Decide if you’re going to take this on for the entire wedding party or just yourself? The average range for a bride with eyelashes and hair extensions is $350-$450 for the day of. Usually, there is an additional fee for a trial session too. STEP 12: PHOTO BOOTH For a 4 hour block, depending on how social media friendly you’d like this to be, expect a range of from $500-$2500. STEP 13: CANDY Average for 4-6 elements can range from $500-$1200 depending on contents and design. STEP 14: COORDINATOR or EVENT DESIGNER
You don’t want to skimp on the vendor who you will trust to execute your plan. A solid, reputable “day of planner” should start around $2000. A medium sized package with some design hours should range from $3000-$7500. A full service package from A-Z planning from concept to the execution of the event ranges from $4500-$15K depending on the above guest count and logistics needed. A good coordinator is worth every penny as you should save money with their savvy negotiating skills. Before you even start your planning, you should sit down and be honest with your fiancé and families as to what the financial contributions and expectations are from everyone. Try to be creative and willing to compromise on items that probably won’t make much of a difference in the end. There is no right way to plan a wedding budget - only wrong if you dramatically exceed the cost. So before you build your Pinterest & Instagram boards of all the visions of grandeur, set your bottom line, the blueprint budget, right now.

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CEREMONY/VOWS Instead of the best man holding both rings, give the bride’s ring to the bridesmaid and the groom’s ring to the groomsmen that are standing at the end of the rows. When it’s time to exchange the rings, the bridesmaids and groomsmen pass the ring up, symbolizing their agreement of the marriage and giving their blessing on “giving away” their friend. EVENTS BY EVELYNN eventsbyevelynn.com

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HIRING VENDORS Sometimes you feel an immediate connection with the first vendor that you meet, and sometimes it may take a few more meetings with other vendors. Do make a list of must-haves for each vendor, set a budget, research their reviews and narrow your choices accordingly. This way you can present the same expectation to your vendors and compare them accordingly. This is also when having a wedding planner is especially helpful at narrowing down your search because they are knowledgable of the services each vendor provides, the typical price range, and their quality of service. Coming prepared will help the vendor know exactly what you’re looking for and they’ll be able to give you the best possible quote for their service. EXPRESSIONARY EVENTS expressionaryevents.com

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FIRST LOOK Brides spend hours dolling up for this big day. If a first look is not done and they meet at the ceremony altar, the groom has no time to tell her how beautiful she looks. Things move quickly during their first meeting at the ceremony. Allowing a “first look” allows them to indulge in a special moment alone. AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS atyourdoorevents.com

FLOWER TREND Vivid colors! Keep the concept of modern and grand, but add the feel of the whimsical by using props to complete the design concept.

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VOWS Write your vows, personal or COLOR PALETTES Don't be afraid to take chances. traditional, in a small book that you can Try looking at an interior design book. They offer great exchange at the altar; it makes for a sweet color inspiration for the seasons! and romantic anniversary to read them back THE KJ EXPERIENCE thekjexperience.com to each other. AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS atyourdoorevents.com

MOTHERS OF THE BRIDE/GROOM Mothers are more

fashionable than ever. Commonly they don’t stick with one dress, PHOTOGRAPHY Make sure you but dress differently from Ceremony to Reception. have a real connection with your Charis Events & Design charisevents.com photographer. They will be in front FASHION Try a colored hair of your face all day on the day of piece: deep blue crystal broach FAVORS The best favors are most often the edible ones! People rarely leave the wedding so you have to make or a coral feather piece. behind good treats like chocolates and sure you all vibe together.

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DÉCOR/RENTALS/LIGHTING/LINENS/ETC Rental items complete the look: giant sculptures, tents, walls, chandeliers all set the mood of the wedding. Furniture pieces help create the wedding day look and, as always, the lighting is the essential.

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BUDGET When comparing vendors, always choose quality over cost. You’ll never go wrong! You can always tweak the details to meet your budget but you simply cannot tweak lesser product quality.

CAKE Cakes with unique styling are replacing elaborate dessert and sweet tables. Creative ideas include sequins, ruffles, metallic sheen, mixing of round and square shapes, as well as one-layer cakes. AQUAFUZION aquafuzion.com

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Fashion Accessories: Keep it simple and elegant. If your hair is up, go with the teardrop diamond earrings. If your hair is down, an elegant chandelier earring choice would be ideal.

VOWS From repeating “I Do” from the officiant to reading their own vows, some couples sing love songs as a wedding vow!

BRIDESMAIDS Charis Events & Design FASHION TRENDS charisevents.com THANK YOUS The most appropriate act of Shades of grey; appreciation that you can do for your wedding personalized Love It: Old Hollywood Glamour vendors is to include them in your guest count and jewelry; and mixing Over It: Limousines that carry serve them the same meal as your wedding guests, shades and styles of the entire wedding party. Upgrade and offer them an adequate seating area even if it’s dresses. to something swanky, like a not in the same space as your guests. They work THE KJ EXPERIENCE thekjexperience.com

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STATIONERY: Invitations will include a lot of gold, a great deal of personalization with signature monograms consistent throughout their wedding day elements. GROOMSMEN Most of the wedding party these days are fashion forward and aware of the wedding concept; therefore the color coordination of the groomsmen are not identical for all, but express themselves within the color palette, of course upon bride’s approval!

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CAKE Go for the new naked cake! You can still have fruit fillings and a touch of cream without the heaviness. And the look is oh-so-natural and on-trend. PINK MARTINI EVENTS pinkmartinievents.com

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FASHION Materials like tulle and lace Photo Booths: Photo booths are with lots of texture are definitely making almost a must-have at most events more of statement on the runways. The now; mix it up with a flipbook design can be simple and clean so that machine, slow-motion video the fabric can do all the talking. The look can be chic and effortless. booth, etc. AQUAFUZION aquafuzion.com

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COLOR TREND Aquamarine Blue, along with Glacier Gray, Creamsicle Peach and plenty of Gold. Copper or Rose Gold accents are also big this year.

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FLOWERS Flowers can take up quite a bit of your budget. If your wedding is in the month of December and you live in California, place your flower order in the earlier months of the year for the best price. Keep in mind the annual Rose Parade and the abundance of flowers it requires may drive your prices up to get what you want... especially for roses! THE KJ EXPERIENCE thekjexperience.com

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DÉCOR If at all possible, find FIRST LOOK On your big day, all eyes are on you! For FLOWERS TREND just a moment you can spend an intimate moment a company who can supply Flowers are feminine, soft and with your spouse-to-be and just focus on each other. most if not all of your décor Unlike being in front of everyone during the ceremony, needs. This will cut down the very romantic and grand with this will give you a chance to spend some time amount of vendors you'll need abundance. Creamy pastels together alone and truly share in a special moment to contract for your big day. of hydrangeas, hyacinths and together without any distractions. Another added THE KJ EXPERIENCE benefit is that it allows additional time to take those orchids prevail. thekjexperience.com amazing photos you’ve been dreaming about. AQUAFUZION aquafuzion.com EXPRESSIONARY EVENTS expressionaryevents.com

THANK YOUS For me, a hand written thank you card with a box of sweets (chocolate/macaron) is amazing. Printed photos from the wedding day is a plus!

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Décor: The use of the right lighting can completely change the atmosphere and mood of the venue. If you are going for something more romantic, skip the up-lighting and try some fairy lights or string lights to create some beautiful night magic! PINK MARTINI EVENTS pinkmartinievents.com

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HIRING VENDORS We suggest looking at three to five vendor websites, then calling two to three and narrowing it down to meet those. You will know if you connect over the phone with a vendor and if it will even be a good fit for you to meet.

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Fashion: Some bold and confident brides are choosing midriff-baring two-piece dresses or dresses with sexy long slits! AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS atyourdoorevents.com

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GUEST LIST First create an “A BACHELOR PARTY Most every list” of guests that are a must for groom loves a sport. For a more the wedding. Typically these are conservative way to celebrate the immediate family members and groom-to-be, take some time to play close friends that have been the the sport during the day (round of closest to you over the years. As golf, game of basketball, hunting), your budget allows, move on to enjoy a great lunch of burgers and your “B list” of guests that you beers, and then end it with a poker would like to extend an invitation. party or wine tasting in the vineyards As you receive your RSVPs, you of Napa or Temecula. EVENTS BY EVELYNN eventsbyevelynn.com can add additional “B list” guests as your “A list” guests are unable to attend. EXPRESSIONARY EVENTS expressionaryevents.com

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Ceremony is proud to introduce the following Great List of top-notch, highly-respected wedding consultants in Los Angeles. The wedding consultants featured here are Ceremony advertisers based solely on the very limited and special invitation by Ceremony. Each has a unique touch to plan only the finest weddings and events.

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Deborah James is one of the most respected event producers in the U.S. She possesses a ‘big picture’ perspective honed from years of success as a producer and performer in the music, television and film industry. She has a meticulous eye for detail and she’s renowned for her gracious, professional demeanor. Deborah has received numerous industry accolades, and has been featured in numerous publications. Bella Vita means beautiful life, and that’s what Deborah and her talented team manage to evoke in every event. From weddings to intimate soirées, celebrations planned by Deborah have a grace and flair that colleagues and clients describe as flawless. ABC, NACE, ISES and IWCA member.

Aquafuzion is an innovative leader in the event planning industry. With their skilled, resourceful team of stylish planners, they fashion unforgettable and within budget, one of a kind weddings. Unique floral and intricate invitations are created exclusively by the Aquafuzion design team. This one stop licensed and insured planning company captures the complete essence of your wedding wish, “to be the VIP guest of your very own wedding”. The three main planners, Debbie, Michelle and Beverley are members of ABC. With over 12 years of experience in the wedding and events industry, they are known for their culturally diverse backgrounds and creative designs. Please contact the Aquafuzion team to set up a complimentary consultation.

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Based in Southern California, Carmen Fuentes and her team of designers are experts at creating unforgettable events throughout California and many of the world's exclusive wedding destinations. With over eight years of experience in event design, Carmen is recognized among the top wedding professionals. Carmen's intense focus on detail, her resourcefulness, and her ability to bring a sense of calm and order to every event are the reasons that she has built a reputation of style, elegance, and creativity.

Aliana Events is all about aesthetics - beautiful parties, exquisite dinners, elaborate weddings, and comprehensive ideas that create breathtaking realities. As a luxury event planning company, Aliana specializes in creative design and unique coordination with a signature style that combines glamour and elegance. Her execution of themed events exceeds expectations time and time again, as her work can be seen in commercials and print from various media.

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THE KJ EXPERIENCE, EVENT PLANNING & PRODUCTION The KJ Experience is a full service event planning and production firm orchestrated by husband and wife team Kyle and Katherine Jones. Offering a compilation of products and services including event rentals, it's their goal to not only meet, but exceed their clients expectations. KJE clients are often return customers with the base of the company's marketing solidified through "word of mouth." With a combination of 16 years in planning, engineering, law enforcement and government, they offer clients an impeccable attention to detail. The two certainly complement each other and are a force to be reckoned with when working as a team.

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Charis Events & Design is a full-scale event production company based in Southern California. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Grace has gained the respect as an event producer nationwide. Showcasing her talent in an array of events and fashions shows during Fashion Week, she understands that successful productions are the culmination of stunning visuals, creativity and flawless execution. Conceptualizing one-of-a-kind events to reflect the essence of each client’s personality and lifestyle is what drives Grace and her team to produce and oversee all elements from start to finish, ensuring the vision comes to life seamlessly. Grace associates with ABC, ISES, Event Planners Forum, and Fashion Group International.

“A little sassy, but always classy,” is the motto at Pink Martini Events, a combination of modern flair mixed with a sense of classic tradition. The mission of lead coordinators, Rebecca & Grace (both certified planners and ordained to perform ceremonies), is to get to know each client and couple thoroughly, truly understand their needs, create a unique and specialized plan, then execute with enthusiasm and bliss! Their personalities have been described as yin and yang, but this balance is optimal and necessary when putting together the perfect event. They possess a passion and love for what they do, which is to make sure people are happy on the day of and all the days leading up to their wedding.

Sharibella Events has been changing the lives of couples nationwide since 1996. As owner and director, S. Renea Martoff, is the mastermind behind some of the most beautiful and eloquent weddings produced by her company. Renea’s out-of-box creativity and attention to detail is what raises the bar for extraordinary event planning by her and her design team. Previously the co-owner of J & R Events, “The Ultimate Event Planners”, Renea Martoff has always been able to bring her clients vision to life. Anything from custom invitations, place cards, rentals, designing event layouts, floral design, custom creating a themed event, and full–service wedding planning, Renea and her team have always created MAGIC and ‘Simply Beautiful’ events, hence the name Sharibella.

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Someone to trust. Someone who cares. A day to remember. Your wedding should be the most fabulous party of your life! Events by Evelynn will ensure it is unforgettable, down to the very last detail. With honesty, integrity, and professionalism, Evelynn strives for perfection while you and your family sit back, relax, and enjoy the celebration. “I have a passion and an excitement for coordinating weddings, as if each one were my own.” May your wedding day be everything you have ever dreamed of and more!

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AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS At Your Door Events has over 10 years of experience planning and designing for a variety of events from large-scale fundraising galas to corporate affairs and lavish social events. Inspired by their client's love stories, At Your Door Events is dedicated to creating fabulous and stylish weddings. They are celebrated planners who have received several accolades for their work, including numerous press features on blogs and in print. With leadership roles in EPA and ABC, Sara and Jenny continue to establish themselves as event industry leaders.

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celebration locations The diversity of California’s countless venues is here at your fingertips. With a myriad of offerings, from historical landmarks to hidden city nooks, you will find the perfect wedding backdrop in this Great List of Southern California and destination venues.

montage kapalua bay | lahaina, hawaii

four seasons | westlake village

At this romantic beachfront setting, the spirit of Hawaii adds even more joy to your wedding day with lush lawns, captivating indoor or outdoor spaces, and the legendary Cliff House perched over the sea. { 500 guests max }

With its waterfall lawns, stately ballrooms and even a Chinese pagoda, this hotel provides an array of beautiful backdrops. { 900 guests max }

fourseasons.com/westlakevillage/weddings

the lodge at torrey pines | la jolla

balboa bay resort | newport beach

laguna cliffs marriott resort & spa | dana point

A historical craftsman property situated on La Jolla's coastline with panoramic views of worldrenowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, this is a setting unlike any other. { 220 guests max }

Serving as the only luxury waterfront hotel in Newport Beach, the California coastal resort provides stunning waterfront views. { 450 guests max }

Among the magnificent cliffs in Dana Point, this oceanfront resort’s enchanting Victorian-style setting is perfect for romantic celebrations. { 700 guests max }

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callaway vineyard & winery | temecula

With its airy oceanfront terrace and striking regal ballroom, the resort promises lavishness and romance. { 1000 guests max }

Endless stretches of vineyards create a serene and romantic backdrop. { 250 guests max }

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the beachcomber cafe | crystal cove

disney’s fairy tale weddings | anaheim

Tucked away in the Historic District, The Beachcomber Cafe’s multiple event sites with panoramic waterfront views present unlimited possibilities. { 200 guests max }

A dream is a wish your heart makes and whether your wish is for a wedding that's classically elegant or distinctly Disney, there is a venue that will make your dreams come true. { 2000 guests max }

thebeachcombercafe.com

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casino san clemente | san clemente

aliso viejo conference center | aliso viejo

An iconic event space in the heart of San Clemente with a history of music and dancing is the ultimate location to celebrate your vows. { 375 guests max }

Breathtaking views of Saddleback Valley, lush greens and boundless rolling hills top off exceptional in-house cuisine and impeccable service. { 300 guests max }

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Coastal Chic

Exclusive Ocean View Estate

Private Beach House‌Steps from the Sand

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terranea resort | rancho palos verdes

pala mesa resort | fallbrook

luxury estate weddings | southern california

Perched on 102 acres of oceanfront, walk down the aisle inches from the Pacific and exchange vows with the horizon as your altar. { 900 guests max }

Private gardens, scenic mountain views and 30-foot waterfalls create a beautiful surrounding for your wedding day. { 300 guests max }

Magnificent private estates of extraordinary grandeur set in Malibu, Orange County, Palm Springs and San Diego. { max guests varies }

terranea.com

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talega golf club | san clemente

hotel laguna | laguna beach

Spanish archways, lush landscaping, courtyard, waterfalls and unique underground tunnels make a picturesque setting for a ceremony and reception. { 200 guests max }

With its own private beach, the Spanishinspired hotel offers an array of oceanfront ceremony sites. { 200 guests max }

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the loft on pine | long beach Built in 1903, this chic urban venue boasts 10,000 square feet of wood floors, iconic columns, old brick walls, and vaulted "barn-like" ceilings with skylights, and an impeccably restored Great Hall. { 400 guests max }

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arroyo trabuco golf club | mission viejo

Set amidst rolling hillsides and canyons, Arroyo Trabuco’s indoor ballroom features a scenic surrounding patio and an outdoor private wedding garden for your special day. { 250 guests max }

828-events.com

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the inn at rancho santa fe | rancho santa fe

island hotel | newport beach

This private country estate is its own enchanted village offering ambiances from expansive green lawns and garden nooks to ballrooms and banquet settings under the starry sky. { 350 guests max }

Fashion Island’s premiere venue is home to multiple event spaces like the Grand Ballroom for large celebrations and the Cabana Room for intimate gatherings. { 600 guests max }

theinnatrsf.com

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franciscan gardens | san juan capistrano

rancho las lomas | silverado

Share your first dance as husband and wife under the stars in the rose garden at this charming wedding venue. { 200 guests max }

Set amidst manicured botanical and zoological gardens, this California ranch offers a colorful and unique atmosphere. { 400 guests max }

franciscangardens.com

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828 | events | san diego San Diego’s newest venue is 6,000 square feet of transformative event space, boasting high-vaulted ceilings, original brick walls, and over 90 windows with incredible natural light. { 400 guests max }

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rancho las lomas is one of the most elegant wedding locations in america. this restored early california rancho offers a private and intimate atmosphere, surrounded by an exquisitely manicured botanical and zoological garden. we welcome you to visit our special location.

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hornblower cruises | san diego, marina del rey, long beach, newport beach

pala casino spa resort | pala

Set sail to celebrate your nuptials with a wedding reception on the water or tie the knot in an intimate ceremony performed by the captain. { 100 guests max }

Storybook lawns and gardens with views of Palomar Mountain serve as scenic and secluded ceremony settings. { 500 guests max }

center club | costa mesa

five crowns | corona del mar

Experience an incredible, unparalleled private club atmosphere that will be the perfect backdrop for the most memorable event of your life. { 250 guests max }

Inspired by a traditional English country inn, this lovely spot will provide a romantic backdrop for your most important occasion. { 100 guests max }

center-club.com

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doubletree by hilton | los angeles downtown

orfila vineyards | escondido

The tranquil Kyoto Garden offers a unique venue for romantic weddings in the city. { 300 guests max }

A spacious permanent tent housed on the lush San Pasqual agricultural preserve provides idyllic vistas of a quaint rose garden and grape arbors. { 350 guests max }

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SWEET SCENTED BREEZE OF THE BLUE PACIFIC FIRST KISS AT SUNSET AMIDST A VIBRANT NATURAL LANDSCAPE YOUR EVERLASTING MOMENT

Your ideal wedding is waiting at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Impeccable service, world-class cuisine and unique local flair complement all your wedding activities. From the engagement party and bridal shower to the reception and accommodations, one of our trained wedding consultants will assist in crafting the perfect celebration for you and your guests. For more information contact us at +760.603.3670 or visit AviaraWeddings.com. 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011

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la venta | palos verdes estates

coto de caza golf & racquet club | coto de caza

the crosby at rancho santa fe | san diego

The beautifully restored 1920s Spanish villa is a historical landmark on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. { 250 guests max }

The country club is host to several romantic backdrops, cascading waterfalls, natural terrains and an endless sea of green golf course. { 300 guests max }

The lush greenery of the golf course wraps around this venue’s spacious clubhouse. { 180 guests max }

thecrosbyclub.com

the richard nixon library | yorba linda

the colony house | anaheim

the ebell of los angeles | los angeles

Sculptured gardens and reflecting pools highlight the landscape, while inside you will find a faithful replica of the White House East Room with stunning crystal chandeliers. { 500 guests max }

Rustic event venue operated by 24 Carrots featuring versatile indoor and outdoor spaces influenced by Anaheim’s craftsman style architecture. { 750 guests max }

Indulge in Hollywood decadence at this landmark location, known for its regal courtyard and dining venues. { 300 guests max }

colonyhouseanaheim.com

ebelloflosangeles.com

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Romance, Elegance, Style...

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the waterfront beach resort, a hilton hotel | huntington beach

hyatt regency mission bay | san diego

Get a taste of California with endless views of the Pacific Ocean and serene white sand beaches. { 350 guests max }

A unique and picturesque wedding site that will have the bride beaming and your guests staying to enjoy the surroundings until the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. { 450 guests max }

summit house | fullerton

padua hills theatre | claremont

This Old English Tudor Manor fascinates with incredible views of the countryside, impeccable service and masterful cuisine. { 250 guests max }

Located in the hills of Claremont, this historic theatre sets the stage for your forever to begin. { 350 guests max }

summithouseweddings.com

chantrellescatering.com

ponte family estate winery | temecula

the langham huntington | pasadena

In the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country, this location is home to winding vineyards and a 180-degree view of Palomar Mountain. { 300 guests max }

The Langham Huntington captures the grace and elegance of classic Southern California. With 23 acres of meticulously cultivated gardens and historic ballrooms, this iconic landmark hotel is the perfect wedding venue where your fairytale begins. { 650 guests max }

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The Colony House is a contemporary event venue featuring rustic accents in versatile indoor and outdoor spaces, influenced by Anaheim’s craftsman style architecture. colonyhouseanaheim.com | 714.576.8989 401 N Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

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intercontinental los angeles century city | beverly hills

carmel mountain ranch country club | san diego

The newly renovated ballroom with extensive LED lighting truly transforms the room to fit your wedding, not the other way around. { 400 guests max }

The hills are alive at this country club, which is home to a spacious terrace room overlooking the mountains. { 200 guests max }

intercontinentallosangeles.com

clubcmr.com

seven4one | laguna beach

aliso viejo country club | aliso viejo

Not only is this chic boutique hotel steps away from the Pacific Ocean, on your wedding day it is completely your own to celebrate in privacy as well as style. { 100 guests max }

Nestled in one of the newest coastal hill communities, this country club welcomes a special event setting that serves up memorable celebrations of all kinds. { 130 guests max }

seven4one.com

alisogolf.com

loews coronado bay resort | coronado

hyatt regency huntington beach | huntington beach

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views overlooking downtown San Diego at this newly renovated waterfront resort. { 500 guests max }

Elegant courtyards and grand ballrooms fill the resort, which is encompassed by the dazzling Pacific. { 400 guests max }

loewshotels.com

huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com

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newhall mansion | santa clarita

morgan run | rancho santa fe

Experience!

Unique wedding venue and boutique resort reinvented with stateof-the-art renovations in the picturesque and peaceful community of Rancho Santa Fe. {300 guests max}

Where antique meets chic. Experience vintage glamour in this Victorian mansion with serene ceremony sites and an enchanting courtyard. Overnight accommodations are available for an unforgettable weekend wedding destination. {300 guests max}

morganrun.com

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aquarium of the pacific | long beach

newport dunes | newport beach

The breathtaking Blue Cavern exhibit anchors the Great to create a he Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach provides bothHall a beautiful majestic aura for gatherings large or small. The intimate Café Scuba, with and unique atmosphere for ceremonies and receptions, from intimate its sunset views, overlooks the Seal and Sea Lion exhibit and Lorikeet gatherings to groups of 500. Forest. { 550 guests max }

Surrounded by the scenic upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and encompassing eight indoor and outdoor waterfront event spaces, Newport Dunes offers highly customizable settings for your big day. {600 guests max}

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Dine under our Blue Whale, enjoy harbor views from our new roof Top

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Terrace, and explore breathtaking exhibits. Let the Aquarium provide the most memorable location for your special day.

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verandas | manhattan beach

electra cruises | newport beach

The Cape Cod style venue overlooks thriving gardens, koi ponds and the Pacific Ocean. { 250 guests max }

Private and lavish yachts are designed to match your personal style and theme. { 325 guests max }

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120 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.doubletreeladowntown.com | (213) 629-1200

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Orange County’s newest venue by 24 Carrots welcomed friends, family and the industry to break bread and celebrate at The Colony House Warming.

Photography: STUDIO EMP studioemp.com | Catering: 24 CARROTS 24carrots.com Rentals & Styling: FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS foundrentals.com | Rentals: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com Floral Design & Styling: INVITING OCCASION | Rentals: SIGNATURE PARTY RENTALS | Linens: LA TAVOLA | Stationery: LOVELY PAPER THINGS DJ & Lighting: ELEVATED PULSE | Video: THE WONDERLAND GROUP | Entertainment: THE SOCIETY BAND | Marketing: THE AKJOHNSTON GROUP

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Where Antique Meets Chic 805.398.5042

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805-528-8888 baywoodinn.com 1370 2nd Street, Baywood Park, CA 93402

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Located on the scenic back bay of Morro Bay, the cozy inn features fifteen theme suites with fireplaces and excellent bay views.

the perfect classic wedding car By Sherry Walters, Classic Limos | classiclimos.com Vintage-styled weddings continue to prevail, and what better way to fashion your ride and provide a beautiful photo-op backdrop than by including a vintage limo! To ensure you find your perfect wedding car, professional chauffeur, and elegant service details at an affordable price, follow these tips. Trust Select a limo company that is trustworthy, licensed and insured. A majority of the vintage limo companies in Southern California are operating without a PUC limousine license and valid limousine insurance. Booking a limousine that does not have limousine insurance will leave you jointly liable if there was an accident, so be sure to request a copy of their limousine insurance and license. Quality Inspect the wedding car in person before booking it. Many cars don’t look nearly as nice in person as they do on web sites. A vintage wedding car should always be mechanically safe and sound. It should have air conditioning that actually works. Punctuality Being late is the number one complaint against limo companies. Choose a company with an

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on time guarantee that will email you in advance, the name and cell number of the driver and when he is leaving for your event. Reputation Choose a company with a stellar reputation and with at least an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau. Select a company that has excellent testimonials about its vehicles and service, and references to match.

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Pricing Request an “all inclusive” price quote. Hidden fees may include sales tax, refueling charges, license fees, or PUC fees. Be aware of how the company charges for overtime. Avoid those that have overtime surcharge rates or round everything to the nearest hour, and select a company that has a price match policy. Memories Selecting the perfect classic wedding car will be a big hit of your wedding and will provide fabulous photographs and video that you will cherish forever.

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ON THE WATER

Bride and groom cruise FREE. Restrictions apply. Call for details. 855 -256 -2747 | hornblower.com

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Honeymoon Heart Land

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Luxury dude ranches may be the best kept honeymoon secret on the planet, but after a recent visit to Vista Verde Ranch, I am inclined to go shout it from the top of a Colorado mountain! Vista Verde Ranch is not just for horse lovers. It’s simply for lovers. It offers a romantic honeymoon escape for fly-fishermen, mountain bikers, hikers, nature lovers, yoga enthusiasts, cross country skiers, photographers, sleigh riders or wannabes of any of the aforementioned. If you’re more of a thrill-seeker than a chill-seeker, dust off the cowboy boots, this is the place for you, although both are in plenty supply. Your week begins with a quick and easy direct flight from LAX to the ranch’s nearby Steamboat Springs area airport where a rancher will pick you up. Your arrival at the breathtaking ranch and handsome main cabin will greet you with staff and guests with whom you will bond and likely befriend over the week’s dinners and events. Here you will learn about the multitude of activities you can choose to embark on, and also breathe a breath of fresh Rocky Mountain air learning that there is still a special place where shopping is on the honor system and doors are seldom locked. The rooms and cabins are luxuriously comfortable and rustically beautiful, the views stunning and awe-inspiring; and the “private” spa-clad decks simply wonderful.

These ranch hands all have two things in common: hard work and hospitality. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself do-si-doing with them at one of the weekly barn dances or cracking king crab legs together at one of the week’s few casual dinners. You may choose to do your morning or afternoon activities together as a couple, or each go your own way. No matter your skill-set or lack thereof, whether you choose to mountain bike with Steve, trail ride with Megan or fly fish with Brandon, you are sure to learn something new from these well-experienced and knowledgeable guides. The experiences are exhilarating and relaxing; challenging yet mind-easing; adrenaline pumping and stress relieving all at the same time. The all-inclusive rates include just about all the activities you could ask for, but it does not include phones and televisions. You won’t find either for miles. One of the most surprisingly enjoyable parts of the program is enjoying others’ company during your three daily rustic gourmet meals. Guests will dote over you as a new couple, and you’ll get to relive and retell your wedding story a dozen times to newfound friends who genuinely find interest in you and your love story. You’ll encourage each other for the day’s activities during breakfast and share stories of your adventures at dinner. For a honeymoon that delivers big on romance, relaxation and revitalization, Vista Verde Ranch is at the Rocky Top of all resorts. After a year of wedding planning, a honeymoon where all of your planning is done for you and your biggest decisions are cowboy steak or rustic halibut, or mountain bike in the snow or crosscountry ski, sounds like the perfect plan of all.

The staff is largely made up of twentysomethings that hail from wholesome hometowns around the country. They live, dine and work at the ranch for a summer or winter or two or three. It is evident that they have fun and love their jobs and that rubs off onto their guests. vistaverderanch.com

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Destination Paradise

Shot on Location at Montage Kapalua Bay montagehotels.com/kapaluabay Photography: Brandon Kidd Photo | Wedding Planner: LVL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Wildheart Bridal Shoes: BHLDN | Linen: ModMix Studio | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Ceremony Arch: Pacific Isle Rentals Tableware: Set Maui | Rentals: Signature Boutique Rentals | Invitations: Design Corral | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy Hair & Makeup: Ry-N Shimabuku | Cocktails and Bar: Garnish Cocktails | Suit: Ted Baker | Bridal Gowns: Christos, BHLDN

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Montage Kapalua Bay: A Paradise Awaits Shot on Location at MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY montagehotels.com/kapaluabay Photography by Brandon Kidd Photo By Morgan Votaw

Offering both romantic surroundings and unparalleled luxury, the Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui is the chic, luxurious wedding destination you’ve been dreaming of. Newly opened and joining the ranks of the prestigious Montage family, the Montage Kapalua Bay is an oasis of beauty, splendor and vibrant heritage. With a focus on ho’okipa (hospitality), the resort is perfectly suited to host newlyweds and wedding guests alike. At the Montage Kapalua Bay, couples have their choice between outdoor waterfront ceremony and reception sites and the intimate Cliff House, a gorgeous indoor setting with ocean views. From the Cliff House, guests will gaze out upon the islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i. With true Hawaiian influences, this venue injects rich culture and refined leisure into your tropical getaway. True to the exceptional standards of a Montage Hotel, Kapalua Bay has a host of wedding experts to perfect all the details of your special day. Along with wedding professionals, the hotel offers exquisite catering and bar packages. As every effort is made to provide couples and guests with an extraordinary experience, only one wedding is booked per day. With undivided attention, the staff at Kapalua Bay will expertly design, execute and surpass the wedding of your dreams. While getting ready to embark on your greatest adventure, schedule a time of pampering at the 30,000 square foot Spa Montage for your bridal party. As the hotel staff finalizes wedding details, enjoy the relaxing and rejuvenating services, both ancient and contemporary, offered at the Spa Montage. Guests will also enjoy the array of activities offered at the resort. From helicopter tours to luaus, your wedding becomes the perfect reason to escape routine and revel in a world-class Hawaiian experience. Though the Montage Kapalua Bay sits upon 22,000 acres of immaculate tropical terrain and boasts stunning views in every direction, its focus can be turned to you and your loved one to create a day that none will forget and nothing will exceed. CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 

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Destination Dreams By Morgan Votaw

ZOETRY

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Dreams Tulum Romance abounds on the Riviera Maya, and Dreams Tulum is certainly no exception. This luxury resort is part of the acclaimed AMResorts family, and is an exceptional destination for your wedding. With the motto “unlimited luxury” seen in every aspect of the resort, your grand day will surpass expectations. With a host of ceremony and reception options available, couples can have a Mexican fiesta welcome reception with a mariachi band, a ceremony on the beach, or even get married at the on-site chapel. The hospitality of Dreams Tulum is unmatched, and your wedding will be placed in the hands of qualified wedding coordinators. Tropical luxury will be ensured at a Dreams Tulum wedding, and a variety of packages allow you to select the perfect elements for your special day. Every detail is attended to at Dreams, and the resort is not only the perfect luxury-wedding destination, it is also a delight for your guests. Dreams Tulum has the perfect combination of relaxing and exciting activities to entice your entire guest list. From exploring quaint, picturesque Tulum to visiting the nearby Mayan ruins, every aspect of this resort lives up to its extraordinary standards. Dreams Tulum offers snorkeling in crystal clear waters and exploring local destinations while providing luxurious amenities upon return. Not only does Dreams strive for excellence in their service, it is also internally focused on the well being of employees. Along with the Dreams Tulum owners, General Manager Alex Andrade founded a program to benefit the families of staff members. This program helps employees start mini businesses within the resort, as well as offering an incentive program to assist employees in affording college for their children. The staff at Dreams Tulum is truly a reflection of this nurturing program, and their hospitality is unparalleled. Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Also part of the prestigious AMResorts family, Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita offers the perfect setting for your luxury wedding. Boasting a 5-Diamond rating, this resort is luxury redefined in an intimate, quaint retreat. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront ceremony or garden reception, Zoetry will surpass your expectations with exceptional style and masterful cuisine. For the couple desiring a taste of the surrounding culture, a traditional Mayan wedding ceremony is offered. Professional wedding coordinators take care of all the details, and weddings at Zoetry will awe guests and exceed couples’ dreams. This secluded resort offers the best of a lush, tropical setting paired with decadent luxury.

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Tropical Tranquility

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By Andrea Berning

Azure water sparkling on the horizon, swaying palms in the tropical breeze, a thirst quenching piña colada in hand… what more could you ask for on your wedding day? How about all of your friends and family surrounding you? Many destination weddings tend to be small gatherings at resorts looking to satisfy the needs of an “adults only” crowd, but Generations Riviera Maya, by Karisma – Gourmet Inclusive aims to change that by accommodating the needs of all of your guests, young and old, throughout the generations. Set away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun, Generations and its sister site, El Dorado Casitas Royale synergize to create an atmosphere that appeals to everyone. Generations Riviera Maya is a family friendly resort offering luxurious all-jacuzzi suites that are uniquely joined in groups of three so family and friends can share the experience in proximity to one another. While the El Dorado offers upscale dining, entertainment and spa amenities when the group needs to get away and let their hair down. Does your wedding guest list include children ages 4 through 12? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Generations’s EKO Kids Club is an onsite destination of its own for the flower girl, ring bearer and all of their besties. EKO Kids Club offers a gaming station, library and craft center that is sure to entertain and inspire these young guests with hours of fun. In addition to supervised activities found at the EKO Kids Club, Generations also has an ‘exclusive’ baby beach lounge where parents may take their wee ones to enjoy a special child-friendly beach area where kiddos may frolic in the sand and squeal with delight and their parents need not worry about infringing upon other guests who want to enjoy the sounds of the surf and not screaming children!

In addition to satisfying the needs of the youngest guests, Generations pleases everyone’s palates by offering fabulous fare from Pan Asian Cuisine at Jade to succulent Mediterranean delights found at Habb. The resort also offers locally sourced seafood and resort grown organic produce that bring only the best to your table. Their Wine Kitchen ‘wows’ by pairing the perfect wine with gourmet menus that are crafted to impress the whims of their discerning guests. Your guests will be relaxed and reinvigorated when it’s time to celebrate your wedding day. Prior to your big day, the resorts’ wedding planners will assist you in finding the ideal location on the resort to wed. El Dorado Casistas Royale has several beach locations that include intimate locales to more expansive sites that can transform from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception with the expert care of their attentive and professional staff. If you prefer a wedding with a religious focus, each resort has a wedding chapel with an officiant available to perform a memorable ceremony. If you choose to plan a trip ahead of your wedding to the experience the resort then book your wedding there, your first trip will be given to you complimentary! Now that’s a deal anyone can get behind. Each resort provides butler concierge service where your butler is ready, willing and able to assist you in making reservations, scheduling spa services and finding activities to stimulate your senses. Whether you leave the resort or stay on site, activities abound from horseback riding to the resort’s cenotes for a quick dip to playing a round of golf at the nearby Playacar Golf Club’s championship course. Everyone feels like part of the fun when staying at Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma – Gourmet Inclusive. CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 

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is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. ~ M.F.K. Fisher

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CATERING

Sharing food with another human being

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New York Food Company: Food That Fuels

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People always remember great food. New York Food Company (NYFC) started out as a small beachside deli in 1979. While they had great food, they had a not so great location. Knowing that the taste would speak for itself, they sent staffers out with sandwiches during lunchtime to find customers. Word soon got out about the incredible deli and it didn’t take long for the location to close and NYFC to expand into full-service catering. There’s a reason their motto is “Great Food. Great Events. Anywhere. Anytime.” NYFC’s mission is to bring your own vision and taste to life for the wedding of your dreams. They listen to their clients to make sure their menu is everything they desire while offering a Personal Event Coordinator to take care of any additional details. While home to two stunning event venues, La Venta Inn and Verandas Beach House, NYFC caters to any location and can do so at anytime. They’ve been known to receive orders with a 24-hour notice and deliver with award-winning cuisine. In fact, their motto has even expanded to include at, “Any Altitude,” as they service in-flight private jet dining at 35,000 ft. up for various high-end clients. From celebrities, musicians, athletes, and government officials, NYFC has received requests at 3am for a 7am departure and made it happen. When your pickiest clients return time and time again, you know they loved the food. Your wedding guests are certainly just as VIP. Planning a menu that will impress is easy with the team at NYFC. They truly care, so much so that they always make extra food to assure that your guests have their fill, and whatever is left at the end of the event they donate to various charitable organizations through FOOD FINDERS in the couple’s name. What a wonderful way to share your love…through great food.

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Braised short ribs with creamy polenta, pancetta, finished with blue cheese crumbles.

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Charcuteries displays and olive oil tasting stations

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24 Carrots: Made with Love 24carrots.com

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24 Carrots’ philosophy on food is that it must always be fresh, well prepared, stylish, and made with love. Then again it’s a family business that began 11 years ago by Swiss-born chef Norm Bennett who decided after working in both restaurant and catering that he could top what had become the standard in off-site catering. He did not believe in hot boxing food and letting it sit for hours before serving it to guests. Instead Norm thought preparing fresh food with local ingredients directly onsite was the way to go. In 2004 he took a gamble and opened 24 Carrots Catering & Events. It started small, just him and his wife Sherri, and a modest operation that quickly gained notoriety through referrals and people giving them a shot to prove how different a small company could be. Norm’s brother-in-law, Jon Brown, joined the crusade, coming from a position in senior management at Xerox, and with his business and managerial expertise, they took 24 Carrots to the next level. Today 24 Carrots is one of the largest, most sought after catering companies in Southern California. They continue to stay true to their roots and provide fresh, cooked-onsite food, with unprecedented service that best represent their clients. Because family is at the heart and soul of what they do, they take great pride in getting to know their couples and invest in their journey. While 24 Carrots has their food story, they want to help you tell yours. FOODIE FACT ABOUT 24 CARROTS: The entire office staff sits down for “family lunch” every Friday.

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Small Plates The traditional sit down is being transformed into multiple course small plates. This allows for a variety of favorites to be served in smaller portions. It is also a great way to serve “dinner” with a cocktail party feel. All small plates are designed to be eaten with just one utensil. Ice Cream This isn’t your typical vanilla and chocolate ice cream. Unique ice cream flavors are becoming a must-have, like Lucky Charms or the requested, Speculoos (beet and goat cheese). Liquid Nitrogren Ice Cream stations are also hot as guests select their toppings and flavor base while we mix it with liquid nitrogen to make instant ice cream in just 90 seconds. It is a fun, interactive way to make a unique dessert.

Haute Plates:

Compressed Salad of Baby Arugula A beautiful compressed salad that looks like a delicate birds nest consists of baby arugula, manchego cheese, sliced gala apples, sundried cranberries, caramelized pecans, and an aged balsamic vinaigrette. Coconut Shrimp Lollipops Otherwise know as “the very best coconut shrimp pops” these large shrimp are battered in a secret coconut recipe, deep-fried to be golden brown, and drizzled with a house-made orange plum sauce. Grilled Filet Mignon An extremely classic dish that remains one of the most popular; a seasoned and grilled filet mignon topped with a house-made café de Paris butter and an aged balsamic reduction, most often accompanied by haricot vert and potato gratin dauphinoise.

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Perfect Plates

While taste is most important, the art of plating is the first impression your guests have of the food. Present them with a dish that is plated to perfection and they won’t be able to wait to wet their palette. (Well, maybe after a quick #instagood pic to capture their #foodie moment.)

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After Dinner Affogatos

Treat your guests to a delectable after-dinner drink with 24 Carrot’s “Affogatos & Zeppole” pairing station. This coffee-based dessert starts with a scoop of gelato or ice cream and is drowned in a shot of espresso. Spike it with amaretto or liqueur for an over 21 libation. And don’t forget the Zeppole; the Italian pastry makes this the ultimate coffee and donut indulgence.

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FLOWERS & DÉCOR I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~ Emma Goldman

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The functionality of a tabletop becomes an artistic expression of your wedding as you break bread for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Sit pretty with friends and family as you laugh, love and toast to new beginnings.

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midsummer night's dream at the beach house

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midsummer night's dream at the beach house

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everything's blooming

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architectural digest

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sweet melody

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beach and blues

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golden rose

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golden rose

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an infinite love

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gracefully white

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china pattern

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secret garden

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fleur du jour

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farm to table

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magnificent view

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kimono gardens

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garden party

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frozen fantasy

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white nights

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Introduce your guests to your wedding by using an invite that fancies both visually and tactilely with sparkling gems, textured paper, starfish or the always stylish letterpress. Intermix graphics and fonts then tie it all up in a slim delivery box or an elegant envelope. It’s an impression that will leave your guests wondering what other excitement awaits on the big day. Photographed by MARK BERNING PHOTOGRAPHY markberning.com

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VENDOR LOVE four seasons hotel westlake village

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LOVE STORY After a long work-week, Ashley drove to Bryan's condo where she was greeted by a room filled with flowers and lit candles. Bryan led her into his home where he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Then he told her to remember this date, because in exactly one year they would be getting married and the Rabbi and band were already booked.

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allison & michael

GRANDEUR

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VENDOR LOVE aquafuzion

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LOVE STORY The day Michael purchased the engagement ring for Allison, he ran right home to propose. Of course it was simple and straightforward, just the way they both like things to be. Allison was cooking dinner when he broke out the diamond. Since her hands were covered in chicken marinade, she told him to put the ring back in the box so she could wash her hands first, before saying YES!

LOVE NOTE The magnificence of the flowers carried through in abundance from the stunning ceremony arbor to the luxurious 5-tiered cake with florals in confection.

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ADORATION

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VENDOR LOVE true photography weddings truephotographyweddings.com [photography]

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LOVE STORY Being able to see each other, one on one, before their wedding was one of the best moments of Rachel and Dustin's special day. Rachel watched as her fiancĂŠ dropped to his knees, and said, "Look at you! You are stunning, you are perfect," as she cried and wiped the tears from his face.

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VENDOR LOVE michael purdy photography mcpurdy.com [photography]

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LOVE STORY Karena and Thomas met during Karena's sister's birthday party, so it was only fitting for Thomas to propose during a similar event - his own birthday! As friends and family gathered nearby, Karena's mother walks into the room with a cake that says, "Will You Marry Me?"

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memorable - from the gold chiavari chairs and blush accents, to the happiness apparent on this couple's faces.

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VENDOR LOVE aliana events

alianaevents.com [wedding consultant] [venue] wind design] [linens]

sunstone winery [photography | videography] productions [cake] rafispastry [floral spring flowers [rentals] lm productions la tavola linen [band] party crashers

LOVE STORY Sometimes the one you've been searching for has been there all along. Pascal and Sara grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same elementary and high school and yet somehow never met. It wasn't until one year after graduation that they locked eyes at a neighbor's house and spent the rest of that evening entranced in each other. You could say it was love at first sight, as they soon became each other’s very first boyfriend and girlfriend.

LOVE NOTE It was a magical day in the vineyards with majestic details like the floral arches aligning the ceremony aisle and open-aired tent draped to perfection

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brianne & kyle

GORGEOUS

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VENDOR LOVE bella vita events

bellavitaevents.com [wedding consultant]

the hidden garden

hiddengardenflowers.com [floral design] [ceremony venue | ceremony entertainment] st. maximilian kolbe [reception venue | lighting | catering] sherwood country club [photography] todd johnson photography inc. [linens] la tavola, resource one [rentals] sitting pretty, ventura rental center [invitations | stationery] proskalo [cake] vanilla bake shop [favors] in the mix events [reception entertainment] phil birdsell entertainment [videography] matrimony films [transportation] modern classic limo [gown design] romona keveza [bridal salon | veil | mothers' dresses] panache beverly hills [bridal jewelry] nordstrom [bridesmaid jewelry] xiv karat [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair | makeup] judith koppelman [formalwear] armani [bridesmaid dresses] donna morgan [flower girl dresses] zunie [engagement ring | wedding rings] xiv karat [registries] pottery barn, macy's bed, bath, & beyond [wedding night hotel] westlake village inn [honeymoon] bora bora, tahiti [honeymoon resorts] four seasons bora bora [favors] old oaks cigar co.

LOVE STORY To make their special day even more magical, Kyle drove up to their cabin in Big Bear a day early to decorate with roses, flower petals and candles. When Brianne walked through the door she knew this was going to be a getaway that she would never forget.

LOVE NOTE The blue sky and rugged mountains gave this couple all the ambiance they needed as they danced their first dance to, "By Your Side."

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RADIANT bonnie & adam

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VENDOR LOVE the ebell of los angeles

ebelloflosangeles.com [reception venue | catering]

lovella bridal

lovellabridal.com [bridal salon] [ceremony venue] blessed sacrament church [photography] callaway gable [wedding consultant] chic ambiance events [floral design] butterfly floral design [linens] designer specialty linens [rentals] line 204 events [lighting] tmmpro [invitations | stationery] creative works designs [cake] cake studio [entertainment] rossi music, mike rosales dj [videography] plug video [transportation] classic touch limo services [gown design] jorge manuel [hair] ken paves salon [makeup] etienne ortega [bridesmaid dresses] bella bridesmaid [wedding night hotel] ritz carlton

LOVE STORY When Bonnie and Adam look back at things, they both agree that timing was on their side. They both got on Match.com because their friends insisted and shortly after, they found each other. Life is funny and it always has a way of making things happen...you just have to be patient.

LOVE NOTE Both so thrilled that this day had finally arrived, they will forever cherish each and every detail of this intimate and emotional day.

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joann & mark

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VENDOR LOVE il mare photography

ilmarephotography.com [photography]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

found vintage rentals foundrentals.com [rentals]

[ceremony venue] st. vincent de paul [reception venue | wedding consultant | lighting] villa san juan capistrano [floral design] ocean flowers [videography] mayad studios [hair | makeup] spa fuzion [catering | linens] iva lee's catering [entertainment] dj divel [rentals] pink shutter [cake] amazing cakes [invitations | stationery] posh by nida [ceremony entertainment dj ken reynon [transportation] vip limousines & coaches [gown design] maggie sottero [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] mariposa boutique [bridal shoes] aldo [bridesmaid dresses | mothers' dresses | flower girl dresses] dresses by alma valencia [engagment ring] tiffany & co. [wedding rings] kay jewelers [wedding night hotel] marriott costa mesa [honeymoon] guam, italy

LOVE STORY While in college taking a class in the Tagalog Language, Joann and Mark met through mutual friends. Throughout the year, Joann found herself choosing chairs closer and closer to Mark. They became friends during a class trip to the Philippines but as soon as graduation was over, they realized that their friendship was more than just that - it was love.

LOVE NOTE Hunter green and wood accents gave this day a traditional countryside romance.

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RAVISHING mingchi & enoch

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VENDOR LOVE herman au photography

hermanau.com [photography | videography]

[venue] vibiana [wedding consultant] white lilac, inc. [makeup] jenn rodriguez [entertainment] sidall nasheka [rentals] lucky photo booth, slo mo arigato [cake] some crust [invitations | stationery] new william printing [catering] empress harbor seafood restaurant [floral design] fascinaire [ceremony entertainment] spotlight groove productions [reception entertainment] the immortals lion dance group [gown design | bridesmaid dresses] zac posen [bridal salon] david's bridal [hairpiece | bridal jewelry | bridesmaid jewelry] etsy [bridal shoes] badgley mischka, enzo [bridesmaid shoes] dsw [hair | makeup] studio mm&b [formalwear] zara [mothers' dresses] anne taylor [flower girl dresses] amazon [wedding rings] derco jewelers [wedding night hotel] westin

LOVE STORY Mingchi and Enoch's first glance was at a cozy martini bar but from that encounter on, they have become inseparable. Enoch knew his proposal had to be romantic and asked Mingchi to spend her life with him at a private cottage overlooking the ocean on the north shore of Oahu.

LOVE NOTE Two fabulous pairs of heels made an appearance on this fashionable bride who went from day to night with an exquisite costume change.

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kelli & jason

REMARKABLE

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VENDOR LOVE herman au photography hermanau.com [photography]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[venue] taito [floral design] floris caryl [wedding consultant] joe blatchford [linens | rentals | lighting] especially for you [invitations | stationery] etsy, the polka dotted bee [catering] tiato kitchen and bar [cake] perfectly sweet [dessert bar] dk donuts [entertainment] stamik [videography] white rose cinematography [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil | bridal jewlery] the ivory bridal suite [bridesmaid jewelry] pasadena swap meet, creativeego [bridal shoes] charles david [bridesmaid shoes] toms [makeup] elaine chou makeup [formalwear] custom chuck taylors [bridesmaid dresses] etsy [mothers' dresses] macy's [engagement ring | wedding rings] diamond center, legendary diamonds [registries] macy's, crate & barrel [wedding night hotel] oceana beach club hotel [honeymoon] riviera maya [honeymoon resorts] secrets maroma beach resort & spa [travel agency] cheapcaribbean.com

LOVE STORY For Kelli and Jason, timing was everything. When they first met, one of them was in another relationship, but a couple years later they found each other again as the timing was right. After their first date, they became inseparable and continue to spend all of their free time together.

LOVE NOTE The pup is clearly the couple's best friend as he was not only in attendance but made a cameo on the super cute cake topper.

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GLEAMING armine & vic

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VENDOR LOVE hamlet productions

hamletproductions.com [photography | videography] [ceremony venue] dorothy park [reception venue | linens | lighting | catering] metropol banquet hall [floral design] avant garden events [wedding consultant] lucy issakhani dersarkissian [rentals] ace party rentals [invitations | stationery] guita matevoselani, alik printing [cake] anna's cakehouse [floral design] avante garden [favors] letoille chocolate [entertainment] japanese tea garden brand park, bravo string quartet [ ceremony design team] la event & design [bridal salon | veil] fames, panache bridal [hairpiece] swarovski [gown design] pronovias [bridal jewelry | engagement ring | wedding rings] vrej mardoyan [bridal shoes] benjamin adams [hair] sienna hair [makeup] lilit [bridesmaid dresses] la femme [formalwear] tuxedo junctions [mothers' dresses] lida rostomyan [flower girl dresses] annabelle’s bridal boutique [registries] macy’s, bed bath & beyond [wedding night hotel] the glendale hilton [honeymoon] greece [honeymoon resorts] the athenian callirhoe, san marco hotel, xenones filotera, sofitel [travel agency] m. s travel & tours

LOVE STORY Armine and Vic were finally set up on their first date after Vic would not stop talking about Armine to his friend. Four years after their first date, he took her back to the same place, they ordered the same drinks and when he handed her a bouquet of roses, she saw a beautiful diamond ring inside.

LOVE NOTE The ambiance of the reception hall took on an elegant nightclub vibe with the VIP couple sitting center stage at their incredible sweetheart setting.

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HEAVENLY

kristin & matt

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VENDOR LOVE luxury estate weddings and events luxuryestateweddings.com [venue]

couture events

coutureeventsca.com [wedding consultant]

24 carrots

24carrots.com [catering]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[venue] malibu rocky oaks [floral design] stephanie grace [photography] birds of a feather [rentals] archive vintage rentals, special events contractors [stationery] genevieve f. karian [cake] sweet and saucy shop [entertainment] dj sota entertainment [videography] paperback weddings [transportation] classy chassis [gown design] modern trouseau dress [bridal salon | veil | bridesmaid dresses] the white dress [bridal jewelry] erin cole [bridesmaid jewelry] bhldn [hair] fiore beauty [makeup] james overstreet

LOVE STORY Matt is from Southern California while Kristin is from Northern California, but their worlds collided when Kristin moved into the beach house next door. They now laugh that they each literally married their neighbor!

LOVE NOTE They share a love of old-world style and included that in their wedding day with a vintage Rolls Royce, new photos altered to appear antique and personal touches from their own home.

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ginille & kenny

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VENDOR LOVE the kj experience

thekjexperience.com [wedding consultant | linens | rentals | lighting | dessert bar]

terranea resort

terranea.com [wedding night hotel] [ceremony venue] founders park [reception venue] rolling hills estates [photography] bamboo shoots photography [floral design] karen mayer [invitations | stationery | gown design] ginille lazaro [catering] west coast catering [cake] albertons bakery [bridal salon] victa bridal [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [formalwear] men's wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] nordstrom [engagement ring | wedding rings] tacori [registries] bed bath and beyond [honeymoon] dominican republic [rentals] luna party rentals

LOVE STORY This beautiful couple met in chemistry class at Stanford University and the study of the periodic table was not the only chemistry going on that fateful afternoon. As Ginille and Kenny soon found out, there is a myth that 80% of the students who attend Stanford will marry a classmate and they just added to the statistics!

LOVE NOTE As they looked out over the crowd of their guests, glowing in the soft fuchsia lighting, they realized that their wedding day was truly the happiest day of their lives.

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erin & sean

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VENDOR LOVE barnet photography

barnetphotography.com [photography]

square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design]

mon amie bridal salon monamie.com [bridal salon | veil]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[ceremony venue | ceremony entertainment] saint catherine of siena parish [reception venue | lighting | catering | wedding night hotel] the ritz carlton laguna niguel [wedding consultant] events by melody walker [candy bar] luisa chocolatiere [favors] luisa party favors [reception entertainment] that vibe [dance lessons] londance dance studios, jillian troup [videography] elysium productions [transportation] california limousines

LOVE STORY Knowing Erin loves to travel, Sean flew her to Hawaii for their one year anniversary and as they took a morning stroll along a deserted beach, he bent to one knee and told Erin that he wanted to make this anniversary the beginning of many more to follow.

LOVE NOTE There is nothing more gorgeous than a bouquet of precious peonies, except this beautiful bride who carried them.

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ADMIRING nathalie & nolan

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VENDOR LOVE at your door events

atyourdoorevents.com [wedding consultant]

irises designs

irisesdesigns.com [floral design]

[ceremony venue] herrick interfaith chapel at occidental college [reception venue] oue sky space [photography] callaway gable [linens] posh peony [rentals] line 204 events [lighting | reception entertainment] freelance productions [catering] summit events [cake] vanilla bake shop [ceremony entertainment] scott cummings music [videography] looking glass photo and video [transportation] byrd limousine service [hair | makeup] beach bridal beauty

LOVE STORY Nolan arranged hundreds of candles outside of Nathalie's home, illuminating her backyard. When Nathalie opened the door, she was surprised to see the yard glowing with romance, hear her favorite song playing, and Nolan down on one knee.

LOVE NOTE Their first look was very special - she was nervous all day long but as soon as she saw him, she knew their day under the beautiful blue sky would be perfect.

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mandy & eric

GRACIOUS

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VENDOR LOVE studio emp

studioemp.com [photography] [venue | catering | wedding night hotel] ritz carlton dana point [wedding consultant] lvl weddings and events [floral design | linens | rentals] inviting occasion [lighting | entertainment] elevated pulse [invitations] william arthur [cake] a wish and a whisk [gown design] enaura [bridal salon | veil | bridal jewelry] mia bridal couture [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair | makeup] design visage [bridesmaid dresses] brickhouse bridal [registries] pottery barn, macy's

LOVE STORY A mutual friend who is also their personal trainer introduced Eric to Mandy. Eric claims that he was doing major bicep curls while the beautiful Mandy couldn't take her eyes off him, while Mandy says that Eric followed her all over the gym. Either way, it all worked out because three years later, they are now happily married.

LOVE NOTE Seeing the look on her husband's face as she walked down the aisle was even better than their exquisite wedding cake and truly made her feel like a princess.

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carolyn & aaron

WONDERFUL

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VENDOR LOVE the langham huntington pasadena pasadena.langhamhotels.com [venue | catering | wedding night hotel]

found vintage rentals foundrentals.com [rentals]

[photography] amelia lyon [wedding consultant] so happi together [floral design] heavenly blooms [linens] la tavola linens, chiavari chair rentals [lighting] amber event production [invitations] mae mae & co. [stationery] copper willow press, letters to you calligraphy [cake] sweet and saucy shop [favors] momofuku milk bar cookies [ceremony entertainment] a string ensemble [reception entertainment] de bois entertainment [videography] shark pig [gown design | bridal salon | veil] tomato weddings custom gown rentals [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [hair | makeup] nicole deanne [formalwear] paul smith, men's wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] donna morgan, nordstrom [honeymoon] australia and new zealand

LOVE STORY After meeting in New York City through a mutual friend, Aaron knew that Carolyn was his perfect match and could not wait to spend the rest of his life with her. So, on the rooftop of their apartment building, as they watched the first snow of the season, he asked Carolyn to be his wife.

LOVE NOTE A Korean ceremony during their wedding reception showed their friends and the groom's family a wonderful part of her culture.

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rachel & garry

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VENDOR LOVE sharibella events

sharibella.com [wedding consultant | rentals | lighting | invitations | stationery]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

classic limos

classiclimos.com [transportation] [ceremony venue] japanese garden van nuys [reception venue] friendman souverain residence [photography] william innes photography [floral design] lee gallison design, aifd [catering] truly yours catering [cake] cake monkey [bridal salon] brides by liza beverly hills [favors] american bridal [ceremony entertainment] salpy kerkonian [reception entertainment] dj always [gown design | hairpiece | veil] brides by liza [bridal jewelry | engagement ring | wedding rings] crown jewelry [bridesmaid jewelry] etsy [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [bridesmaid shoes] badgley mischka [hair] lauren johnson [makeup] make up by ash [bridesmaid dresses] maro designs [mothers' dresses] nordstrom [registries] macy's, william sonoma [honeymoon] cancun [travel agency] vacation express

LOVE STORY Over a decade ago, Rachel's cousin introduced her to the handsome Garry and they spent five years as friends before they started dating. But, once they were official, they never looked back and Rachel couldn't have been happier when Garry asked her to be his wife!

LOVE NOTE Taking a step back, looking at all of their friends and family gathered under the warm sunlight, was a magical wedding moment.

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ELEGANCE kelly & jason

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VENDOR LOVE barnet photography

barnetphotography.com [photography] [venue | cake | wedding night hotel] the ritz carlton laguna niguel [wedding consultant] events by candice [floral design] elegant by design [linens] fusion [ceremony entertainment] sea side strings [reception entertainment] honored occasions [hair | makeup] design visage [officiant] eric c. heard [gown design] oleg cassini [invitations] where's the party, annie burton [dance lessons] orange county dance studio [videography] the emotion picture studio [formalwear] hugo boss, men's wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses | flower girl dresses] nordstrom [bridal salon] david's bridal [favors] godiva [honeymoon] oahu [honeymoon resorts] jw marriott, hawaiian island cruise [registries] macy's, crate & barrel, bed, bath and beyond [wedding rings] jared jewelers

LOVE STORY Jason's marriage proposal was a complete surprise for Kelly. As she returned home from an afternoon of studying, she saw Jason dressed in a suit and rose petals lining a path from the front door to where he was standing, waiting for Kelly with a diamond ring.

LOVE NOTE The two cultures of the bride and groom melded together seamlessly during their sunset

wedding

celebration

and

truly

displayed the happiness that they have found in each other.

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DAZZLING haleh & azad

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VENDOR LOVE jim kennedy photographers jimkennedyphotographers.com [photography]

square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design] [venue | catering] sls beverly hills [wedding consultant] persia inc. events [rentals] periano party rentals [catering] jozef besharati, firouzeh esfandiari [cake] ele makes cakes [entertainment] dj fareed [videography] evec luminere productions [gown design] vera wang [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [hair] hush hush bang bang salon [makeup] annie ha [formalwear] ysl [honeymoon] cabo san lucas [honeymoon resorts] cabo azul

LOVE STORY An evening out with friends in downtown Philadelphia brought Haleh and Azad together and they instantly knew they were meant to be. Azad proposed in the penthouse suite at the beautiful London Hotel in New York City.

LOVE NOTE A contemporary and avant-garde design was perfectly brought together by the bold fuchsia and blacks of the lights, flowers and center pieces.

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BLISSFUL lydia & brendan

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VENDOR LOVE la venta inn laventa.com [venue]

christopher todd

christophertoddstudios.com [photography]

trina schmidt weddings & special events tsweddings.com [wedding consultant]

new york food company newyorkfood.com [catering | cake]

the registry at bloomingdales bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

terranea resort

terranea.com [wedding night hotel]

[floral design] shawna yamamoto event design [linens] designer specialty linens [lighting | entertainment] vox djs [invitations | stationery] wiley valentine [dance lessons] diana hex [gown design] modern trousseau [bridal salon | veil] the white dress [bridal jewelry | bridesmaid jewelry] nadri [bridal shoes] nina [hair | makeup] flawless faces [formalwear] bartorelli napoli, fashion elements ltd, randy reisman [bridesmaid dresses] amsale [registries] sur la table, pottery barn & macy's

LOVE STORY Lydia and Brendan met after being set up by their two closest friends. This initial meeting was a year in the making and their friends allowed for a casual get-together at a small barbeque. Lydia and Brendan hit it off and even had their first date later that night. This first date only confirmed the obvious: they both had a very natural and genuine connection.

LOVE NOTE Their intimate affair was set in a cozy venue in the city where they met and honored their heritage with Spanish vows, sweet treats and lush flowers.

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josephine & brian

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VENDOR LOVE jaime davis photography jaimedavisphoto.com [photography]

expressionary events

expressionaryevents.com [wedding consultant | invitations | stationery]

flowers by cina

flowersbycina.com [floral design]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

classic limos

classiclimos.com [transportation] [ceremony venue] st. john the baptist catholic church [reception venue | catering | wedding night hotel] avenue of the arts wyndham hotel [linens] designer specialty linens [rentals] rrivre works event design [candy bar] hollywood candy girls [entertainment] luxury djs [videography] expressionary films [cake] rossmoor bakery

LOVE STORY Brian popped the question with a very simple, sweet,

old-fashioned

proposal

at

home.

Josephine woke up one Sunday morning from a nap and was quickly nudged toward Brian, seeing him down on one knee saying, “Would you spend the rest of your life with me?”

LOVE NOTE They

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Hollywood

actors

and

incorporated that 1950's feel into their day with chic, bold red lips, chandelier earrings and a sparkling champagne tower.

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VENDOR LOVE charis events & design charisevents.com [wedding consultant]

designer dana

designerdana.com [floral design]

glow concepts

glowconcepts.com [linens]

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[photography] sam lim studio [venue | catering | wedding night hotel] andaz west hollywood [rentals] white night design [cake] portos's bakery [entertainment] darrell crooks [formalwear] burberry, men's wearhouse [wedding rings] cartier [wedding night hotel] andaz west hollywood [lighting] ak events [invitations | stationery | favors] color and creation [videography] momento videography [gown design] barcelona [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] bella wedding bridal

LOVE STORY Karin and Joshua met during a high school party and when they kept running into each other, they knew it must be fate. So on Christmas Eve Joshua took Karin on an evening helicopter ride and asked her to be his wife, thousands of feet off the ground.

LOVE NOTE Their wedding celebration was kept modern, chic and clean with glass tables, vases and clear chairs!

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CHARMING parnum & christopher

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VENDOR LOVE april smith photography

aprilsmithphotography.com [photography]

mon amie bridal salon monamie.com [bridal salon]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[venue] lake oak meadows [wedding consultant] weddings by di [floral design] rsvp events floral studio [rentals] madam palooza [stationery] smitten on paper [catering | linens] temecula catering [cake] cakes to celebrate [candy bar] robin's nest [entertainment] good time entertainment [videography] side by side cinema [gown design] augusta jones [bridal jewelry | mothers' dresses] nordstrom [bridesmaid jewelry] tiffany & co. [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [bridesmaid shoes] steve madden [hair | makeup] makeup by hanna choi [bridesmaid dresses] alfred angelo, david's bridal [engagement ring | wedding rings] simong

LOVE STORY During a romantic morning hike at Portuguese Bend Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes while overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Christopher asked Parnum to spend the rest of her life by his side. She never expected that the man she had met years before, through mutual friends, would have turned out to be the love of her life.

LOVE NOTE Their wedding day weather was perfect with the sun shining down on their celebration and a light breeze to keep their guests cool.

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LUMINOUS myrna & paul

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VENDOR LOVE events by evelynn

eventsbyevelynn.com [wedding consultant]

peachwood floral designs

peachwoodfloraldesigns.com [floral design] [photography | videography] lin & jirsa photography [ceremony venue] st. john coptic orthodox church [reception venue | lighting] vibiana [entertainment] entertainment express [cake] cinderella cakes [candy bar] helena youssef [hair | make-up] design visage [rentals] high colorful dance floors [transportation] white rose limo [invitations | stationery] wedding paper divas, b wedding invitations [dance lessons] bella ballroom dancing [gown design] olvi's [bridal salon] panache costa mesa [bridal jewelry] nordstrom [bridesmaid jewelry] etsy [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [formalwear] egara, salvatore ferragamo [bridesmaid dresses] mary me bridal [engagement ring | wedding rings] farah jewelry [registries] macy's [wedding night hotel] the fairmont santa monica [honeymoon] riviera maya

LOVE STORY Paul took Myrna to the Laguna Art Museum where he had secretly gotten permission from the museum to put an album, wine bottle from their first date, and ring box on display. Myrna wandered through the museum and once they got to the section where those items were, Paul reached inside the display, grabbed the ring box, got down on one knee and proposed!

LOVE NOTE Teal lighting and indulgent candlelight gave their wedding the style, elegance and romance they always dreamed of.

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VENDOR LOVE aquafuzion

aquafuzion.com [wedding consultant | floral design | invitations | stationery]

terranea resort

terranea.com [venue | catering | cake | wedding night hotel]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

found vintage rentals foundrentals.com [rentals]

[photography] lin & jirsa photography [linens] elegant design [rentals] boothzilla, a little scene [lighting] tmmpro [videography] loveshot productions [hair | makeup] grace lin [dessert bar] vanilla bake shop
[favors] etsy [ceremony entertainment] subito strings [reception entertainment] tmmpro [dance lessons] the dance family studio [gown design] lazaro [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] jlm couture [bridal jewelry] lee hing wah jewelers [bridal shoes] jimmy choo

LOVE STORY Jason took Janet, who loves to travel, on a springtime trip to Big Sur, California. He guided her up to the balcony at sunset and while gazing out across the Pacific Ocean, asked her to be his wife.

LOVE NOTE Their love of travel was evident throughout their wedding day and was emphasized with their passport place cards.

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CHEERFUL mindy & daniel

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VENDOR LOVE bella vita events

bellavitaevents.com [wedding consultant] [venue | lighting | catering] spanish hills country club [photography] becca rillo photography [floral design] greenwich floral [linens] la tavola linen, sitting pretty linen [rentals] ventura rental party center, barker decor service, inc. [invitations | stationery] proskalo [cake] bella donna special events [favors] hollywood photo booth [entertainment] phil birdsell entertainment [dance lessons] oh la la dance academy [videography] matrimony films [transportation] modern classic limo [gown design] maggie sottero [bridal salon | veil | bridal jewelry] camarillo bridal [bridal shoes] nina shoes [bridesmaid shoes] dsw [hair | makeup] beau ideal beauty productions [formalwear] men's wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] pebbles bridal [mothers' dresses] nordstrom [flower girl dresses] etsy [engagement rings | wedding rings] marrianne reimer [registries] bed, bath, & beyond [wedding night hotel] westlake village inn [honeymoon] jamaica [honeymoon resorts] sandals royal plantation

LOVE STORY During a birthday celebration for Mindy, with her whole family gathered, Daniel walked in with a large gift box. As Mindy opened that first box, she saw there was another box inside. This continued, box after box, until Mindy opened up an empty ring box. When she looked up, Daniel was waiting, holding her engagement ring.

LOVE NOTE She will always remember their first dance as husband and wife and how he gently guided her around the dance floor in her canary yellow heels, dripping in diamonds.

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hiva & sam

MARVELOUS

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VENDOR LOVE michael purdy photography mcpurdy.com [photography]

ninfa's flowers

ninfasflowers.com [floral design] [venue] brentwood mansion [wedding consultant] cc's celebrations and more [linens | rentals | lighting | catering | candy bar] bahador events [invitations] carlson crafts [cake] valerie confections [entertainment] dj sepi [videography] michael papilla [gown design | bridal salon | veil] monique lhullier [bridal jewelry] rolex [bridal shoes] ysl [hair] lauren sill [makeup] makeup by marine [formalwear] hugo boss [engagement ring | wedding rings] golden gallery [wedding night hotel] luxe hotel sunset [honeymoon] puerta vallarta [honeymoon resorts] garza blanca

LOVE STORY Hiva and Sam have known each other since they were children, attending the same elementary school, growing up in the same community, and sharing the same friends. It was not until after high school that they realized their deeper feelings for one another and spent ten years dating before Sam made it official.

LOVE NOTE Everythingfixed from start to end felt like a dream but this couple's favorite memory of their wedding day was the Ketubah signing where they were surrounded by their closest family and friends.

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VENDOR LOVE los angeles floral couture losangelesfloralcouture.com [floral design]

true photography weddings truephotographyweddings.com [photography]

classic party rentals

classicpartyrentals.com [rentals] [venue | wedding consultant] scripps seaside forum [rentals] thistle and dew floral [lighting | entertainment] dancing dj productions, will chitwood [invitations | stationery] cards & pockets, etsy [catering] ucsd catering [cake] cute cakes sd [transportation] la costa limousine [gown design] maggie sottero [bridal salon] trudy's brides [bridal jewelry | engagement ring | wedding rings] glendora village goldsmith [bridal shoes] manolo blahnik [hair] tish mercado, east of eden spa [makeup] rebecca gurule, east of eden spa salon [formalwear] men's wearhouse, vera wang [bridesmaid dresses] 2000 dreams bridal [mothers' dresses] nordstrom

LOVE STORY Brittany and Scott met during one of their first engineering classes at the University of California San Diego. Brittany had forgotten her glasses so she needed to sit in the front row. She chose an open seat next to Scott who was immediately smitten. Over the rest of the quarter, Scott worked up the courage to ask Brittany out on a date and the rest is history.

LOVE NOTE They wanted the style of the wedding to capture the natural elegance of the scenery and modern architecture provided by the forum and went for a causal vibe with classic navy, plums, and grays.

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andalyn & john

WONDERLAND

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VENDOR LOVE michael purdy photography mcpurdy.com [photography]

[venue] the chateau at la caille [wedding consultant] simple stunning weddings [floral design] floral innovations by raelyn [linens] la caille [invitations] john hissong [stationery] kacy bryce, ben harmon [cake] sweet temptations, yvan valentin, my sweet cakes [ceremony entertainment] the string quartette [reception entertainment] dj md6ix [dance lessons] bryson daich [transportation] simply stunning weddings [gown design] st. pucchi [bridal salon] preownedweddingdresses.com [hairpiece] pinterest [veil] royal bridal gown accessories [bridal jewelry | engagement ring | wedding rings] tacori [bridesmaid jewelry] andalyn's handmade jewelry [bridal shoes] coloriffics [bridesmaid shoes] fioni night [hair] zachory dunn-lopez [makeup] regan daich [formalwear] wilke-rodriguez, men's wearhouse, joseph & feiss [wedding rings] diamond center [registries] amazon [officiant] reverend christopher

LOVE STORY John and Andalyn met on OkCupid, an online dating website. Andalyn made the first move by messaging John, and after messages, emails and phone calls, they decided to meet in person. John believes that first dates are like interviews and said that he would be able to tell if Andalyn was the one for him within fifteen minutes - they ended up talking for hours with Andalyn passing all of John's tests.

LOVE NOTE The soft snow lining the cobblestone path and the subtle floral centerpieces highlighted this bride's fiery red hair.

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VENDOR LOVE cameron leung photography cameronleung.com [photography]

[venue] mountain mermaid house [wedding consultant] priscilla de vera events [floral design] flower blush [catering] west catering [cake] nothing bundt cakes [ceremony entertainment] david gibson [reception entertainment] nate boogee entertainment [videography] rad media films [gown design] paloma blanca [bridal salon] wedding time [bridal shoes] seychelles [hair | makeup] beauty in motion studio [formalwear] macy's [bridesmaid dresses | mothers' dresses] david's bridal [engagement ring] ngy jewelry [wedding night hotel] marriott woodland hills [honeymoon] south africa

LOVE STORY Kevin and Tania used to live in New York City and loved to eat at all the great restaurants there. As an early Christmas gift, Kevin made Tania a blog with recipes of their favorite dishes at restaurants they had eaten at in the city. A week later he told her that he had made another blog now that they were living in Los Angeles. As she scrolled through, Tania noticed that the beginning letter of each recipe spelled out, "Will You Marry Me?" She turned around and saw Kevin down on one knee.

LOVE NOTE Walking into their wedding celebration, complete with a sunny floral design and vaulted ceilings, they were amazed to see how what they had visualized all came together.

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DEBONAIR cecile & roney

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VENDOR LOVE intercontinental los angeles century city

intercontinentallosangeles.com [venue | wedding night hotel]

buds and blooms

budsandbloomsla.com [floral design] [photography] epic imagery [wedding consultant | lighting | invitations | stationery] veronique events [linens] la tavola [catering] pat's catering [cake] classic le palais bakery [entertainment] dj francky [gown design] ines di santo [hair] hair by kyle

LOVE STORY As Cecile was cooking in her pajamas, Roney unexpectedly showed up and dropped down to one knee. While she was taken completely by surprise, Cecile saw the beautiful engagement ring and was overcome with emotions and pure happiness.

LOVE NOTE She felt like a princess as she walked toward her groom, standing under an intimate and lush altar, and was overwhelmed with emotion as he lifted her veil.

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seyram & justin

PASSIONATE

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VENDOR LOVE dapper images

dapperimages.com [photography] [venue | catering] sportmen's lodge [wedding consultant | favors] events above and beyond [floral design | linens | rentals | lighting] bedazzle my events [invitations] with soul [cake] delicious bakery [entertainment] drunken pixel [transportation] famous limo services [gown design | bridesmaid dresses | mothers' dresses] debra roy custom designs [bridal jewelry] ms. monique [bridal shoes] nordstrom [hair] marisa lynn hair salon [registries] macy's, target [wedding night hotel] sheraton universal [honeymoon] punta cana [honeymoon resorts] the reserve at paradisus palma real

LOVE STORY Seyram and Justin both adore basketball and played for the University of California, but only spoke three times during school. It was not until after they graduated that they reconnected and Justin asked for Seyram's phone number ... and the rest is history.

LOVE NOTE After exchanging our vows, this couple's fondest memory was being surrounded, supported and loved by all their family and friends.

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alicia & oscar

JOYFULNESS

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VENDOR LOVE terranea resort

terranea.com [venue | catering | wedding night hotel]

cameron leung photography cameronleung.com [photography]

nicole miller

nicolemillersd.com [gown | bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] [wedding consultant] a signature wedding [floral design] lily pad floral [linens | rentals | lighting] chiavari chair rentals [cake] torrance bakery [favors] sugarfina, weddingchicks.com, embrodierme-redondobeach. com [ceremony entertainment] aragorn & olivia pucci [reception entertainment] dj satisfaction entertainment [videography] rad media films [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [hair | makeup] design visage [formalwear] hugo boss [bridal jewelry | engagement ring | wedding rings] oscar's design jewelry [flower girl dresses] aqua

LOVE STORY One busy morning while on her way to the office, Alicia met Oscar. Neither were looking for a love connection, but there was definitely something there. They remained in touch off and on for about a year, during which they discovered how much they shared in common, from music, sports, travel as well as how much they value their families. It took years for them to go on their first date, but after that they never looked back!

LOVE NOTE They envisioned a sophisticated beach celebration that felt like a destination wedding for their guests and that is exactly what they had!

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INTIMATE alyson & john

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VENDOR LOVE jessica lewis photography jessicalewisphoto.com [photography]

classic party rentals

classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[venue | cake] belmond el encanto [floral design] a beautiful day productions [rentals] town & country [linens] la tavola linens [stationery] paper source [hair | makeup] lunabella [gown design] monique lhuillier [bridal jewelry] roni blanshay [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [formalwear] hugo boss

LOVE STORY John and Alyson were immediately drawn to the landmark hilltop hotel, Santa Barbara’s Belmond El Encanto, finding its “Friends for Dinner” theme the perfect backdrop for their intimate 20-person wedding. And, it must have been the perfect choice because when the wedding was over, John yelled to his guests that this was the best wedding ever!

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OPULENCE adina & arash

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VENDOR LOVE square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design] [venue | wedding night hotel] st. regis monarch beach [wedding consultant] delicate details [photography] duke photography [linens | rentals | lighting] white night design [invitations | stationery] creative works designs [catering | cake] elegant catering [ceremony entertainment] angelica strings [reception entertainment] xs band [dance lessons] arthur murray dance studio [videography] vip productions [gown design | bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] monique lhullier [bridal jewelry | wedding rings] fox jewelers [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [hair | makeup] dave troublefield [formalwear] ermenegildo zenga, jos. a bank [bridesmaid dresses] dessy [mothers' dresses] luisa spagnoli [flower girl dresses] flower girl dress shop [engagement ring] stein diamonds [honeymoon] bora bora [honeymoon resorts] st. regis bora bora

LOVE STORY A romantic gondola ride through the canals of Venice provided the ideal setting for a marriage proposal but Arash had grand plans for his evening with Adina. The gondola dropped them off at the Hotel Cipriani for an elegant dinner and when two glasses of champagne arrived, Arash bent down to one knee.

LOVE NOTE That evening, they danced their first dance as husband and wife under lavender lighting and cascading ivory floral designs.

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jaime & kris

ENJOYMENT

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VENDOR LOVE true photography weddings truephotographyweddings.com [photography]

mon amie bridal salon monamie.com [bridal salon]

[venue | linens | catering] calamigos ranch [floral design] peony and petal [hair | makeup] beach bridal beauty [bridal jewelry] beach city jewelers [cake] charm city cakes west [lighting | rentals] fyxx entertainment [wedding coordinator] heather white events [entertainment] disc jockey kevin miso [videography] robert nachman films [stationery] minted [transportation] los angeles executive limo, roadrunner shuttle & limousine service [gown design] augusta jones [hairpiece | veil] jennifer leigh [bridesmaid jewelry] etsy [bridal shoes] karen millen [formalwear] vera wang [bridesmaid dresses] alfred angelo [mothers' dresses] adrianna papell [engagement ring | wedding rings] beach city jewelers [registries] macy's, bed bath & beyond, honeyfund [wedding night hotel] hyatt westlake plaza [honeymoon] bora bora, moorea, french polynesia [honeymoon resorts] bora bora pearl beach resort & spa, moorea pearl resort & spa [travel agency] ak2trvl (ache to travel) vacations

LOVE STORY After meeting at a pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on the Fourth of July, Kris knew Jaime was perfect and started planning his proposal. He made it official in Palm Springs while a specially requested Jason Mraz song played in the background.

LOVE NOTE Whimsical and fun sensations were running through family and friends as they read their personal wedding vows.

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julia & ariel

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VENDOR LOVE wenfloral design studio wenfloral.com [floral design]

the langham huntington pasadena pasadena.langhamhotels.com [venue | catering | cake | wedding night hotel]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[photography] hanh nguyen photography [wedding consultant] lavish celebrations [linens] cv linens [rentals | lighting] inlight lighting [invitations] wedding paper divas [ceremony entertainment] heejin yoon [reception entertainment] all the above events [dance lessons] oc dance studio [videography] cotton love studios [gown design] hayley paige [bridal salon] blush bridal couture [bridal jewelry] nordstrom [bridal shoes] valentino [hair | makeup] echou makeup [mothers' dresses] adrianna papell [engagement ring | wedding rings] tacori [honeymoon] bora bora [honeymoon resorts] intercontinental bora bora resort & thalasso spa [travel agency] pacific for less

LOVE STORY These foodies love trying new, local restaurants. So the night Ariel decided to propose they were out at a fancy new restaurant in Los Angeles, when out of no where, Ariel pulls out a diamond ring and asks Julia to spend the rest of her life with him.

LOVE NOTE Underlying vintage accents and of bursts color created a amorous feeling throughout the wedding ceremony and celebration.

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ALLURING chelsea & chad

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VENDOR LOVE cameron leung photography cameronleung.com [photography]

padua hills

chantrellescatering.com [venue]

[catering] chantrelles catering [wedding consultant | lighting | entertainment] entertainment express [floral design] carol’s secret garden [cake] torrance bakery [gown designer] justin alexander [hair] emma sheahan [makeup] sara wilson [honeymoon] walt disney world

LOVE NOTE Purple reigned at this Padua Hills wedding celebration as the royal shade illuminated the venue in great ambiance.

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EXQUISITE sarah & eric

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VENDOR LOVE newhall mansion

newhallmansion.com [venue] [photography] william innes photography [wedding consultant] tricia dahlgren events [floral design | invitations] celebrate flowers and invitations [rentals] treasures from the trunk valencia [lighting] a1 rentals [catering] salt creek grill [cake] cake goodness [entertainment] dj christian bradford [bridal salon] la sole bridal [hair | makeup] courtney james, ashely mulldorfer [wedding rings] robinson brothers [honeymoon] las vegas, sedona, scottsdale

LOVE STORY Sarah and Eric first met while working at a restaurant and immediately had crushes on each other and became inseparable! After an amazing first year together they knew that they couldn't be happier spending the rest of their lives together, and decided to tie the knot.

LOVE NOTE Classic details, from an old pocket watch to the vintage camera added elegance and style to this stunning event.

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Ceremony Celebrates Ten Years! Ceremony Magazine celebrates a decade of decadence! In honor of publishing Southern California’s most luxurious weddings and finest vendors for over 10 years, Ceremony returned to where it all began, in Orange County, to toast their incredible advertisers who have made it all possible. Ceremony would love to thank our wonderful event sponsors for their amazing contributions to our 10-Year Anniversary! It is all of you, our guests, Ceremony Magazine’s elite advertisers, SoCal’s best of the best, that fashion a fabulous party. And that it was.

Ceremony Vendor Love Location: RANCHO LAS LOMAS rancholaslomas.com Event Coordinator: EVENTS BY EVELYNN eventsbyevelynn.com Catering: 24 CARROTS 24carrots.com Bar: COCKTAIL CONCIERGE cocktailcrg.com Floral Design: SQUARE ROOT squarerootdesigns.com Floral Design: NISIE’S ENCHANTED FLORIST nisiesenchanted.com Floral Design: FLOWERS BY CINA flowersbycina.com Floral Design: FLOWER FUSION flowerfusion.net Floral Design: THE BLOOM OF TIME thebloomoftime.com Floral Design: JENNIFER COLE FLORALS with COUTURE EVENTS jennifercoleflorals.com coutureeventsca.com .

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CONSULTANTS

61

CONSULTANTS

67

Charis Events & Design 213.819.0160 charisevents.com

75

CONSULTANTS

79

Pink Martini Events 626.722.1688 pinkmartinievents.com

Events by Evelynn 626.215.0185 eventsbyevelynn.com

65

119

Aquafuzion 866.395.2168 aquafuzion.com

Bella Vita Events 818.874.0776 bellavitaevents.com

Expressionary Events 888.881.0558 expressionaryevents.com

CONSULTANTS

CONSULTANTS

CATERING

24 Carrots 800.717.1545 24carrots.com

Aliana Events 310.210.3406 alianaevents.com

At Your Door Events 888.489.9671 atyourdoorevents.com

CONSULTANTS

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The Registry at Bloomingdale's 800.888.2WED bloomingdales.com/registry

Ziba Beauty 877.777.ZIBA zibabeauty.com

CATERING

BRIDAL REGISTRY

73

DÉCOR | RENTALS

172

Classic Party Rentals 310.202.0011 classicpartyrentals.com

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FASHION

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FASHION

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FLORAL DESIGN

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Lovella Bridal 818.246.4637 lovellabridal.com

Casablanca Bridal 949.715.8228 casablancabridal.com

Found Vintage Rentals 714.888.5811 foundrentals.com

FASHION

171

FLORAL DESIGN

183

Designer Dana ®

Mon Amie Bridal Salon 714.546.5700 monamie.com

FLORAL DESIGN

Designer Dana 323.536.9992 designerdana.com

Buds and Blooms 323.252.8235 budsandbloomsla.com

181

FLORAL DESIGN

185

FLORAL DESIGN

15

Irises Designs FlorUnique 310.480.6464 florunique.com

FLORAL DESIGN

173

Wenfloral Design Studio 626.446.4500 wenfloral.com

348

FLORAL DESIGN

177

179

INVITATIONS

Jasmin Michelle Designs 562.786.3446 jasminmichelledesigns.com

FLORAL DESIGN

13

Square Root 949.380.3320 squarerootdesigns.com

Ninfa’s Flowers 323.262.9238 ninfasflowers.com

Los Angeles Floral Couture 310.425.5290 losangelesfloralcouture.com

FLORAL DESIGN

The Hidden Garden 310.575.6600 hiddengardenflowers.com

Irises Designs 888.310.3273 irisesdesigns.com

192

INVITATIONS

17

Minted 888.828.6468 minted.com

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INVITATIONS

193

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April Smith Photography 844.474.6868 aprilsmithphotography.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

LINENS

PHOTOGRAPHY

170

PHOTOGRAPHY

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MENSWEAR

56

Friar Tux Shop 888.FRIARTUX friartux.com

225

Barnet Photography 714.549.4900 barnetphotography.com

205

JEWELRY

Bhindi 562.402.8755 | 818.243.8755 bhindi.com

Glow Concepts 562.692.1500 714.751.7005 glowconcepts.com

Classic Limos 800.550.3125 classiclimos.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

192

TangĂŠ Design 562.692.1515 714.751.7278 tangedesign.com

Paper Crew 562.997.7832 papercrew.com

LIMOS

INVITATIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY

199

Cameron Leung Photography 626.233.2841 cameronleung.com

207

PHOTOGRAPHY

203

HERMAN AU PHOTOGR APHY

Dapper Images 760.809.1240 dapperimages.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Il Mare Photography 626.696.3842 ilmarephotography.com

Herman Au Photography 323.274.2175 hermanau.com

Hamlet Productions 818.468.1914 hamletproductions.com

201

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jessica Elizabeth Photographers 562.201.9494 jessicaelizabeth.com

233

PHOTOGRAPHY

209

Jessica Lewis Photography 949.257.6097 jessicalewisphoto.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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studio

EMP Jim Kennedy Photographers 800.264.4558 jimkennedyphotographers.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Michael Purdy Photography 800.471.1833 mcpurdy.com

231

TRAVEL

Studio EMP 714.992.5400 studioemp.com

104

VENUES

101

TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY W E D D I N G S

Baywood Inn 805.528.8888 baywoodinn.com

True Photography Weddings 858.345.1248 truephotographyweddings.com

VENUES

95

The Colony House 714.576.8989 colonyhouseanaheim.com

VENUES

352

InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills 310.284.6402 intercontinentallosangeles.com

350

99

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VENUES

Doubletree by Hilton, Los Angeles Downtown 213.629.1200 doubletreeladowntown.com

The Ebell of Los Angeles 323.931.1277 ebelloosangeles.com

VENUES

VENUES

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Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village 818.575.3000 fourseasons.com/westlakevillage/weddings

Electra Cruises 800.952.9955 electracruises.com

VENUES

VENUES

Callaway Winery 951.676.4001 callawaywinery.com

VENUES

La Venta Inn 310.373.0123 laventa.com

83

105

Hornblower Cruises & Events 855.256.2747 hornblower.com

85

VENUES

7

The Langham Huntington Pasadena 626.568.3900 pasadena.langhamhotels.com

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107

Luxury Estate Weddings 866.551.2199 949.307.1918 luxuryestateweddings.com

VENUES

93

VENUES

89

VENUES

VENUES

103

Newhall Mansion 805.398.5042 newhallmansion.com

91

Park Hyatt Aviara 760.603.3670 aviaraweddings.com

VENUES Logo

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Montage Kapalua Bay 808.662.6600 montagehotels.com

Padua Hills 909.624.8628 chantrellescatering.com

Padua Hills Branding

VENUES

VENUES

97

Ponte Family Estate Winery 951.694.8855 pontevineyardinn.com | pontewinery.com

87

VENUES

3

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Rancho Las Lomas 949.888.3080 rancholaslomas.com

VENUES

Terranea Resort 310.265.2883 terranea.com

Summit House Restaurant 714.671.3092 summithouseweddings.com

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VIDEO | CINEMA

232

BEACH HOUS E MANHATTAN BEACH, CA

Verandas Beach House 310.546.7805 verandasmb.com

Godfather Films 800.495.5530 godfatherfilms.com

Taylor Films 760.846.0418 taylorfilms.com

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