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

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 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 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

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Kelly & Andrew

It was the beginning of forever, as Kelly and Andrew recited their vows to one another. With an open-air venue, Malibu West Beach Club was elegant and romantic, just what the couple had dreamt of. Smooth sand and blue skies set the tone, while shades of pink were evident throughout the decor. With the beautiful background of the ocean, Kelly and Andrew's wedding was the start to a magical future! 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Malibu West Beach Club
Caterer/Bar: Truly Yours Catering
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Victorian
Cake/Dessert: Phoenix Bakery Cake
Florist: Florals & Events by Design
Photographer: Marlies Hart
DJ/Lighting: VOX DJs

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Lauren & Michael

Tucked away in the Malibu hillside, Lauren and Michael were showered with love on their wedding day. The couple said "I do" in an outdoor ceremony gathered by loved ones. Trees held dangling chandeliers, lighting the night that incorporated traditional Ukrainian elements with a modern twist. Calamigos Ranch was the perfect spot for Lauren and Michael's personal and intimate day.

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: Calamigos Ranch - The Oaks
Rehearsal Lunch Venue: Westlake Village Inn - Wine Cellar
Cake/Dessert: Sweet Lady Jane Bakery
Florist: The English Garden Floral Design
Photographer: Jeff Newsom Photography
Videographer: Fisheye Studio
Photo Booth:VOX DJs
DJ/Lighting: VOX DJs

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Amanda & Michael

Amanda and Michael had a heartfelt, outdoor ceremony at The Resort at Pelican Hill. A dreamy wedding in Newport Beach, set the tone for the breathtaking nuptials. Amanda and Michael's guests were able to enjoy live music and views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Continuing into the reception, this wedding held elegance throughout. From to the personalised hexagon cards to the tall trumpet flower arrangements, Amanda and Michael's wedding was exquisite!

Photos by Mi Belle Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: The Resort at Pelican Hill
Ceremony Musicians: Seaside Strings
Florist: Florals by Jenny
Photographer: Mi Belle Photography
Videographer: Yours Truly Media
Live Band/MC: Jukebox
Rentals/Lighting: Chiavari Chairs Rentals
Hair/Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
Guest Transportation: Riz Transportation Services

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Brianna & Jonathan

La Venta Inn, which has been a landmark since the 1920s, was the perfect setting for Brianna and Jonathan's magical day. The two recited their vows in the lush garden, overlooking the ocean. Following the cocktail hour in the courtyard, the guests were treated to a delectable feast prepared by the culinary team. Surrounded by family and friends, the enchanting day made all of Brianna and Jonathan's wedding dreams come true! 

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Wedding Decor/Design: A Good Affair
Venue/Caterer/Bar: La Venta Inn/NYFC
Cake: Torrance Bakery
Florist: Flowers by Laurel
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth: Vox DJs
Band/String Quartet: Gemini Strings
Hair/Makeup: Beach Vibes Beauty Studio
Limo/Guest Transportation: Los Angeles Limousine

 

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Meagan & Adam

White flower petals lined the aisle way for Meagan and Adam's special day. The two shared their moment at the Mountain Gate Country Club, located in Los Angeles, California. Flowers decorating the canopy and delicate pink accents, enhanced the ceremony and reception's natural beauty. The day was a magical wedding setting that brought forth the love between Meagan and Adam. 

Photos by Lin and Jirsa

Coordinator: So Smitten Events
Venue: Mountain Gate Country Club
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Diddy Riese
Florist: The Bloemist
Photographer: Lin and Jirsa
Videographer: Theatre 10 Films
Band: Downbeat LA-Gold Standard
Hair: Drybar
Makeup: Glam Squad
Rentals: OC Events
Transportation: First Student Charter Bus Rental

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Abby & Cory

A day filled with warm sand and ocean breezes, Dana Point Ocean Institute was the ideal private and intimate location for Abby and Cory. With a splendid scenic view and perfect backdrop, the couple gathered with family and friends to share their ceremony. Adding a special element, vintage rugs were placed in a zig-zag fashion leading up to the water. Carrying from the ceremony to the reception, natural tones of greenery were used to capture this beautiful day!  

 

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Kaleena & Mike

This summer evening, Kaleena and Mike celebrated their love for one another. It was a special ceremony. Flowered bouquets anchored the aisle way as loose petals lined the path. The two were married in a gorgeous setting located at Calamigos Equestrian. The day continued with an upbeat tempo from Mariachi Rey de America which had guests smiling through the night. A simply stunning romantic ceremony!

Photos by Ivan Flowers Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Calamigos Equestrian
Cake/Desserts: Portos Bakery Burbank
Florist: Haru Florist
Photographer: Ivan Flowers Photography
DJ: Eddie Nunez
Mariachi: Mariachi Rey de America
Bride & Groom Transportation: Uber
Guest Transportation: American Transportation

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Darci & James

A tranquil fountain, set the perfect background for Darci and James' wedding photoshoot. From the photos to the ceremony, Darci and James kept guests on the edge of their seat. Originally built as a toy factory in 1931, the couples venue, LA River Studios, transformed into a divine setting for both the ceremony and recpetion. Decor for this day was inspired by floral colours, creating a lovely scene. Maximising the toy factory's space, a stage was used for the couple to share their vows and later in the night sing as a duo. The day was breathtaking and topped off with a decadent donut bar, just delicious! 

Photos by Kelli Bee Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: LA River Studios
Photographer: Kelli Bee Photography

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Jessica & Michael

The wedding of Jessica and Michael held a both woodsy and elegant look to it. With gold accents throughout, the couple had guests mesmerized by each detail. The enchanted inspired wedding was complete with a rustic wedding arch. From the four tiered cake to the laid back roasting of s'mores, this wedding was magical all over. 

Video by Michael Farmer Photographer

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Pine Rose Creekside Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Saddleback Grill
Videographer/Photo Booth: Michael Farmer Photography
Photographer: Whimsie Photographie
Cake: Niki's Custom Cakes
Florist: The Bloemist
DJ: Arrowhead DJ & Events

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Katie & Ian

Located in the beautiful natural setting of The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, this was a whimsical wedding! Holding a rustic yet elegant look, long tables laden with white flowers, purple accents and greenery. As votives and tea lights lit the night, Katie and Ian had their first dance together. Under the lights, they tossed the bouquet, ate cake and kept on dancing! It was the perfect setting for Katie and Ian's big day.

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Photos by Half Full Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
Cake: Cute Cakes Escondido
Florist: Kevin Reeder Florist
Band: Lucky Devils Band
Photographer: Half Full Photography
Transportation Shuttles: Highline Charter
Makeup: Blush by M Marie
Hair: Studio O

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Sarah & Alex

From the groom's survival kit to the reception games, Sarah and Alex checked off all the to do's. Continuing to keep the guest on their toes, Jason Sulkin Music had the guests dancing all night. Anyone could tell just how much thought was put into every detail. From the outdoor ceremony that started off with vows, to Sarah and Alex ending up in the pool with a big splash! It was truly a fun-filled day that they shared with their family and friends.

Photos by Michael Segal Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception/Venue/Caterer/Bar: Serves You Right
Florist: Sweet Pea's Custom Floral
Musicians: Jason Sulkin Music
Hair: Kristen Thomas
Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
Photographer: Michael Segal Photography
Toliets: Luxury Flush LLC
Parking: Chuck's Parking Services
Security: Close Range International, Inc.
Rentals: Town & Country

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Sarah & Adam

In an asymmetrical design, fabric and flowers hung from the wood structure, where Sarah and Adam were married. As the two left the alter, guests showered them with rose petals, that dangled from the aisle way seats. With ambient music playing, guests wandered through the two-story outdoor space where corn hole and meat and cheese horderves were held. Of these unique touches, the couple used Jenga as a way for their guests to write down pieces of advice and memories to share for their future together. Sarah and Adam had so many creative ideas, including a Mr. and Mrs. mirror placed above their sweetheart table. From the horderves to the 4-tier vanilla lemon berry and red velvet cake, this wedding was sweet and special all over!

Photos by So Smitten 

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: Calamigos Ranch
Officiant: Dream Day Weddings
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop
Florist: Belle of the Ball Designs
Photographer: True Photography
DJ/Photo Booth/Lighting: Vox DJs
Musicians: Devvlov
Hair/Makeup: Cheek to Cheek Artistry
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Transportation: Riz Transportation

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Linh & Michi

Following their vows, Linh and Michi were radiant as they reached their reception. Arriving in Downtown Los Angeles at the Ocean Seafood Restaurant, the wedding party as they enjoyed their delectable cuisine. With the first reception a success, the bride, groom, and guests departed to Nature Friends Sierra Madre Lodge. Arriving at the rustic lodge, the newlyweds were beaming with happiness. This reception was intimate and private, exquisite from both the inside and outside. Soon after the cake cutting, guests said goodbye to the couple with a sparkler send off. The day was a heartwarming celebration of love for Linh and Michi. 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

 Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Rehearsal Venue: Our Lady of Peace
Tea Ceremony: Gardena Tenrikyo Church
Reception Venue 1: Ocean Seafood Restaurant
Reception Venue 2: Nature Friends Sierra Madre Lodge
Rentals: LA Party Rentals

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Taylor & Mark

The historic Redondo Beach Library served as the perfect location for Taylor and Mark to exchange their vows. Under a flowered arch, and alongside friends and family, the couple said "I do"! With a "Bubbly Bar" lined up and ready to go, guests were able to meander amongst the gorgeous landscape. The vintage decor theme continued throughout the ceremony and reception. The day was jubilant for Taylor and Mark as they began their life as a newlywed couple! 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: Redondo Beach Library
Cake: King's Hawaiian
Flortist: FlorUnique
Band: Lucky Devils Band
Photographer: Joey Ikemoto Photography
Transportation Shuttles: Riz Transportation
Photo Booth: Capture POD
Videographer: All Because He Asked
Rentals: Quality Equipment Rentals
Makeup & Hair: The Heart of Makeup
Car Service: Classic Limos
 

real wedding shenanigans: sarah & tony

An intimate ceremony space, nestled in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Oviatt Penthouse was a must have for Sarah and Tony. A couple so in love, these two radiated joy and happiness all over. Accentuating the penthouse beauty, peach color tones lightened the staples of the reception. A breathtaking wedding for all to see!

Photography by Shelly Anderson

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Oviatt Penthouse
Hotel Accommodations: Los Angeles Athletic Club
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: LA Historic Park/Hop Li Seafood Restaurant
Caterer: Truly Yours Catering
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Truly Yours Catering
Cake/Dessert: Lark Cake Shop
Florist/Decor: The Flower Lab
Photographer: Shelly Anderson Photography
Videographer: Randy Witt Productions
DJ: Vox DJ's Inc.
Hair: Melissa Firestone
Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
Lighting: Revagio Productions