Real Wedding Shenanigans: Adrienne and Byron

At the Ebell Club of Long Beach, Adrienne and Byron's wedding was filled with live music and special moments. Playing on the piano in the Parlour, guests were welcomed into a beautiful setting with music by the Jazz Trio. Burgundy chiffon lined the aisle, aisle blocker, staircases and fountain. Candles were placed at the base of the fountains and on the outside staircases. Adrienne and Byron's guests enjoyed a delicious cuisine and drinks catered by Tres LA Catering, including a Moscow Mule, the couple's signature cocktail. From the Photo Booth fun to the three-tired cake, we loved every bit of this wedding!

Video by Michael Farmer Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: The Ebell Club of Long Beach
Caterer/Bar: Tres LA Catering
Cake: King's Hawaiian
Photographer: Photo Andiamo
Videographer/Photo Booth: Michael Farmer Photography
Rentals: OC Events
DJ/Jazz Band: JK Wedding Events

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Kara & Mark

Between gold chairs, a rug lined the aisle way in an outdoor ceremony for Kara and Mark's wedding day at Big Daddy's Antiques in Los Angeles California. From the ceremony to the reception, this setting was furnished with antique decor. A Macrame backdrop behind two navy, wingback chairs, were just the beginning to this couple's stunning sweetheart table. Their reception included rectangle tables decorated with mix-n-match chairs, rose gold mercury votive candles and breathtaking florals. Focusing on all details, the couple maintained a combination of colors including yellows, peach and navy. All of these colors and designs played a beautiful role in decorating this unique venue and we loved every bit of it!

Photos by Mary Costa Photography

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Big Daddy Antiques
Caterer: Summit Event Catering
Bar: Sunseri's
Cake/Dessert: Lark Cake Shop
Dessert: Coolhaus Ice Cream
Florist: The Bloemist
Photographer: Mary Costa Photography
Rentals: Archive Rentals
DJ: Blackbook Social Club
Hair/Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
 

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Carla & Bob

Tucked inside Malibu Wine Country, this December wedding was fit with warm weather and luscious greens. Be-side the flagstone pathway, rows of white garden chairs were tied with green and silver ribbons. This outdoor ceremony was centered around an enchanting Gazebo draped with florals. Soft white uplighting hung above the reception, as guests found their Champagne glitter table numbers. A dreamy day it was, Carla and Bob's wedding was filled with magical touches!

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue/Caterer: Calamigos Ranch - Redwood Room
Cake/Dessert: Lark Cake Shop
Florist: Wisteria Lane
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ/Band: JK Wedding Events
Hair/Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
Guest Transportation: Riz Transportation

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Amanda & Daniel

Amanda and Daniel's wedding at the Ebell Long Beach was filled with romance, tradition, and rituals. The beautifully tiled courtyard uniquely accented this ceremony. Vows under the chuppah symbolized the new home the couple was building together. Following the vows, the groom outlined his promises to his wife through the signing of the Ketubah, a historic tradition. After the courtyard ceremony, guests gathered in the Parlour for drinks and appetizers catered by Tres LA. The King's table, set with linen runners in Iridescent Crush Champagne and Shantung Ivory linen napkins, was beautifully lined for the bridal party, ready to enjoy the delicious cuisine. A gift to all as they departed, guests enjoyed Macaron party favors at the end of Amanda and Daniel's breathtaking day! 

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Video by Michael Farmer Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Ebell Long Beach
Caterer/Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Tres LA
Cake/Dessert: Katella Bakery
Florist: Vave Studios
Photographer/Videographer: Michael Farmer Photography
Band: Lucky Devils Band
Hair/Makeup: Heather Roach
Guest Transportation: JTK Transportation

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Tamara & Alexander

White lanterns illuminated by candles with spiral topiaries anchored the entrance of the First Presbyterian Church Santa Ana. Once the ceremony inside the church was concluded, guests were escorted to Tamara and Alexander's reception at the Estate on Second. The Irish Mule, the couple's signature cocktail was enjoyed by many of the guests. Silver-rimmed chargers on top of shantung linens held each guests spot as the meal was served. Centerpieces were combined with hurricane vases filled of candles and garland, in addition to silver votives placed throughout the tables. Diving into the hot chocolate bar, guests savoured the decadent cake prepared by Jay's Catering, cozied up near the fire pit. Tamara and Alexander's wedding combined traditional aspects with modern twists, creating the perfect vision for their wedding day!
 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church Santa Ana
Reception Venue: The Estate on Second
Caterer/Bar/Cake: Jay's Catering
Florist: Flower Couture
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ: Vox DJs
Hair: Jessica Minton Salon
Invitations: Minted

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Jazmin & Matthew

Located in the San Gabriel Mission district, Jazmin and Matt held their wedding outdoors at the San Gabriel Grapevine Arbor. Following the exchange of vows and a traditional mass, the wedding ceremony for Jazmin and Matt soon came to a close as they were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Castanedas! 

Beautiful florals covered the tables, as dinner for 200 people was catered with cuisine from Soho Tacos. With a cappuccino bar, smore's station and dessert table, guests were filled with delicious sweets. Combining traditional and modern elements throughout, Jazmin and Matt's wedding was their dream wedding come true!

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: San Gabriel Grapevine Arbor
Caterer: Soho Taco
Cake/Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Cappuccino Bar: The Cappuccino Express
Florist: Petals and Linens
Photographer/Videographer: Espresso Weddings
Band: Mariachi
Party Rentals: Opus Event Rentals

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Mimi & Rich

With breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Mountains, Cielo Farms created the perfect setting for Mimi & Rich's wedding day. Draped with cloth and garland, the couple exchanged their vows underneath a rustic wood chuppah. During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed lawn games such as corn hole and giant Jenna. From the clear skies to the beautiful sunset, Mimi and Rich's Tuscan inspired wedding was spectacular from start to finish!

Photos by Dez & Tam Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: Cielo Farms
Caterer/Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Contemporary Catering
Florist: Gingersnap Florals
Photographer: Dez & Tam Photography
DJ: Red Shoe
Hair/Makeup: MMB Studio
Invitations: Minted
Party Rentals: Premiere Party Rentals
Valet/Attendant: Mars Valet
Guest Transportation: SmartShuttle 805
Lighting: Vox DJs

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Christina & Alexander

Surrounded by the glow of candles, Christina and Alexander wed in an outdoor ceremony at the Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles. Ambient music played in the background as guests enjoyed delicacies from the charcuterie and cheese board. Arrangements on each table featured a mix of cacti and small florals in copper vases, accenting the theme of the venue. Placed in front of a burgundy yarn tapestry, M Cakes designed a beautiful cake that guests enjoyed. The Smog Shoppe created a gorgeous atmosphere for this couple's vintage inspired wedding day! 

 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Smog Shoppe
Caterer: Kogi
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Bear and Stone
Production Staff: Night and Day Productions
Cake/Dessert: M Cakes
Florist: The Little Branch
Photographer: Alexander Photography
Videographer: Justin Holtzen and Evan White
DJ: Dart Collective
Hair/Makeup: Hairroin Salon
Party Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals
Limo/Car: Legends Car Rentla
Lighting: La Pinata Party Rentals
 

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Anna & Jackie

November 11, was a memorable day for Anna and Jackie as they wed at St. Denis Catholic Church. Following the ceremony, both of the couples families enjoyed tea and lunch at the groom's parents home. Reuniting with their guests, the wedding reception was held at Union Station in Los Angeles, California. Built originally in 1939, this station has been home to a number of people for decades. Its unique architecture and design, were perfect for Anna and Jackie's celebration of their big day. 

The color palette for the day included sage, white, ivory, and taupe. Filled with Fruitwood Chiavari chairs and Ivory cushions, the reception was breathtaking. Menus for this 10-Course Family Style meal, were accented with sage napkins, ribbon, and greenery. Unique elements to this wedding such as a personalized slideshow of the couple, was enjoyed by all. A beautiful day for all, we loved Anna and Jackie's exquisite wedding!

Photos by OceanGraphy, Inc.

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: St. Denis Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Union Station - Old Ticket Concourse
Caterer: Panda Inn
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: BevMo Pasadena
Cake: Kee Wah Bakery
Florist: Flower Couture by Stephanie
Photographer: OceanGraphy, Inc.
Videographer: A2K Creative Solutions
MC/Sound Equipment: Hilo Productions
DJ: DJ Cito
String Quartet: Clover Strings Quartet
Party Rentals/Lighting: OC Events
Makeup/Hair: Luong Lasting
Photo Booth: Photo Booth 3
Guest Transportation: Riz Transportation
 

Real Wedding Shenanigans Clare & Andrew

Stunning Craftsman architecture and beautifully groomed grounds, were some of the reasons why Clare and Andrew chose to get married at the Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock. Located in Eagle Rock, California, the couple transformed the outdoor space into a Greek theatre setup for their ceremony. Dried orange slices and baby's breath, were tied to the aisle chairs with a blue silk ribbon. From the ceremony to the reception, the color palette of orange and blue for the bride and groom continued throughout. Long rectangular tables were lined with greenery and accented with mini bottles of homemade bitters. Guests enjoyed an intimate ceremony and reception, followed by a delicious three-tiered cake!

Photos by Casey Brodley

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Wedding Venue: Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock
Caterer: Homegirl Catering
Cake/Dessert: The Lark Cake Shop
Florist: The Bouqs
Photographer: Casey Brodley
DJ/Lighting: VIP DJ Entertainment
Hair/Makeup: Glendale Salon Spa
Rentals: Sir Michael's Party Rentals

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Samantha & David

Samantha and David were married in Malibu Wine Country at Calamigos Ranch on November 5. The outdoor ceremony was complete with magnificent floral arrangements. Flowers were tied to aisle seats as petals lined the path to the arch chuppah, draped with Ivory linens and florals. For their sweetheart table, a Rose Gold Sequin overlay, was fit with greenery, a "Just Married" sign as well as large balloons spelling "Love." Tables for the guests were complete with greenery, florals, and a variety of different lanterns, creating beautiful centerpieces. Inside, the glow of the fireplace illuminated the photos along the mantel. This enchanting setting was complete with chandeliers glistening in the night. Smitten with romance and decor, Samantha and David's wedding was beautiful from start to finish!

Photos by Haley Rynn Ringo

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events 
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Calamigos Ranch
Caterer/Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Calamigos Ranch
Cake/Dessert: Vanilla Bakeshop
Florist: Culver City Flower Shop
Photographer: Haley Rynn Ringo
Photo Booth/DJ: Vox DJs
Hair: Beauty by Hidi
Guest Transportation: Riz Transportation
Lighting: Vox DJs

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Valerie & Pete

As the golden sun set over Valerie and Pete's wedding, 150 guests attended the bright and enjoyable day. Held at Triunfo Creek Vineyards, the couple was married under a majestic tree, decorated with velvet ribbons and marigold garlands, adding the perfect pop of color! The outdoor reception was filled with an assortment of Moon Indigo and Gottail cushions, as well as Tahoe and Socota throws. Enjoying the delicacies prepared by LA Roots Catering Co., guests mingled and listened to Leslie Stevens and the Badgers, six-piece band. With the night winding down, s'mores kits including graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolates were roasted by the fireplace, ending the magical day of Valerie & Pete's wedding!

Photos by Made You Look Studio

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Nobu Malibu
Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards
Caterer: LA Roots Catering Co.
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Cocktail Concierge
Security: Sandman Security
Valet: SoCal Valet
Cake: Lark Cake Shop
Dessert: Coolhaus
Florist: Gingersnap Florals
Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
Photographer/Videographer: Christina Looker
Photo Booth: The Booth & Bus Co.
DJ: Vox DJs
Band: Leslie Stevens and the Badgers

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Stephanie & David

Stephanie and David's wedding at Altadena Town & Country Club was romantic and sweet. Jars filled with a variety of flowers anchored the aisle way, as did the petals lining the path Stephanie walked down. As ambient music played, the cocktail hour began on the patio. Guests were welcomed to take selfies with a Polaroid camera and a photo booth, as they dined to delicious appetizers and drinks. The couples reception was held in the Victorian Ballroom where water goblets, champagne flutes and a 2-course plated meal was served. Stephanie and Davids day was vibrant and colourful, filled with great memories!

Photos by Mike Yoon Photo

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Altadena Town & Country Club
Cake: Jaqki's Cake Creations
Florist: City Flowers
Photographer: Mike Yoon Photo
Photo Booth: EY Photobooth
DJ/Lighting: JK Wedding Events

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Sarah & Eric

Behind the gated grounds of La Chureya Estates, this Spanish hacienda was an absolutely breathtaking location for the wedding of Sarah and Eric. With the enchanting garden surrounding the beautifully manicured lawn, the bride and grown recited their vows. One of our favourite details from this wedding was Sarah's bouquet. The gorgeous showstopper, featured green foliage, accented with an array of blue and purple flowers. Sarah and Eric were thrilled to have shared their magical wedding with family and friends and are looking forward to their married life together!

Photos by Jessica Miriam Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: La Chureya Estate
Caterer: F10 Catering
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: F10 Catering
Cake: F10 Catering
Florist: Kevin Reeder
Photographer: Jessica Miriam Photography
Videographer: Press Films and Media
DJ: Vox DJs
Party Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Sandy & Ian

Playa Studios offered the perfect setting for Sandy and Ian to showcase their modern wedding dream. Wowing their guests in the open venue, the couple was married under a copper arch with greenery. The 5,000 sq ft space, was decorated with overhead bistro lights that complemented the modern setup. Tables were lined with mustard yellow linen napkins and rose gold hammered chargers, accented by rose gold metal chairs. Sandy and Ian's wedding day was exquisite in every way!

Photos by Jenna Bechtholt Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Upper West
Venue: Playa Studios
Caterer: Summit Catering
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Sunseri's
Cake: Miso Bakes
Florist: The Little Branch
Photography: Jenna Bechtholt Photography
DJ: All the Above Events
Party Rentals: Archive Rentals/OC Events

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Emily & Luis

Emily and Luis had a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony underneath a triangle wood arch, anchored with potted succulents. Following the ceremony, cocktail hour included an assortment of beverages and appetizers from the Grilled Cheese Food Truck. The reception was held both inside and outside of the tent, featuring tables with twinkle lights and a chandelier hanging above. The carnival lights served as the perfect setting for the bouquet toss. With a variety of music, guests were treated to phenomenal sounds during the evening. Emily and Luis were thrilled with their amazing day and happy to have shared it with their family and friends!

Photos by Cloak Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Rehearsal Dinner Caterer: El Tapatio
Food Truck #1: Kogi
Food Truck #2: Grilled Cheese Truck
Service Staff: Night & Day Production
Rentals/Lighting: AV Party Rental
Cake/Dessert: Nadia Cakes
Florist: The Wild Rose
Toilets: Ben Z Sanitation
Photographer/Photo Booth: Cloak Photography
DJ: Tempoe Entertainment
Band: Back 2 Back Band
Mariachi: Mariachi Mexico
Hair/Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
Limo/Car for Bridal Party: RC Limousine
Guest Transportation: Antelope Valley Express

Chely's Surprise Birthday Party

Planning a party is fun for all involved! On this day in particular, Chely the guest of honour, was ecstatic to be surrounded by family and friends for her surprise party. To help ensure the secrecy of this surprise, So Smitten Special Events coordinated the birthday party for Chely. Helping to plan the day allowed time for family and friends to be with Chely AND not spoil the surprise! The white tent was the perfect backdrop featuring butterflies suspended from chandeliers over the beautifully decorated tables. From the behind the scenes planning, to the moment Chely was surprised, it was a lovely birthday celebration! 

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Rentals: OC Events
Caterer: Las Cazuelas
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Desserts: The Churro Man
Music: Mariachi Romanza
Photographer/GIF Booth: Michael Farmer Photography

Real Wedding Shenanigans Brandi & Erik

The wedding of Brandi & Erik was charming inside and out. Symbolising their relationship, memorable photos were framed and placed around the reception. As a fun gesture, individual mason jars brimming with popcorn, greeted each guest as they found their seat at the reception. Adding romance to the decor, vases, filled with blush pink flowers, adorned lace covered tables. When it came time for dessert, two vintage hutch's displayed the delectable treats. A stunning wedding alone, Brouwerjj West truly was the perfect venue for Brandi & Erik to be creative with the space and make their wedding vision come to life!

Photos by The Cali Life Productions

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: Brouwerij West Event Space & Tasting Room
Caterer: Summit Event Catering
Florist: Petals and Pop
Photographer: The Cali Life Productions
Videographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ: Soundwave Productions
Party Rentals: Choura Events
Invitations: So Smitten Special Events

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Lindsey & Nick

Oozing with romance and charm, Franciscan Gardens was the perfect secret hideaway for Lindsey and Nick's wedding. From the rustic wooden gates to the courtyard reception, everything was marvelous throughout. Joined by guests, the bride and groom danced through the night to the sounds from The Joneses Band LA. With the picturesque setting, it was a dreamy day celebrating the love between Lindsey & Nick!

Photos by Photography by Paulina

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Franciscan Gardens
Caterer: 24 Carrots
Cake: Great Dane Baking Co.
Florist: Magnolia's Floral Design
Photographer: Photography by Paulina
DJ/Band: The Joneses Band LA
Lighting: Franciscan Gardens
Decor: So Smitten Special Events
Invitations: Vista Print

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Audrey & Leland

Audrey and Leland wed in an outdoor ceremony at the California Yacht Club. The nautical theme prevailed throughout the entire reception. MichaelAngelo Music kept the wedding guests on their toes, dancing through the night! To top it off, Torrance Bakery baked a beautiful three tiered cake which accented the color scheme. Audrey and Leland's wedding day was an enchanting celebration shared with family and friends. 

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: California Yacht Club
Cake/Dessert: Torrance Bakery
Florist: The Bloemist
Photographer: Studio M, Michael Farmer Photography
DJ/Lighting: MichaelAngelo Music