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

Video by Michael Farmer Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Dana Point Ocean Institue
Caterer/Bar: Erhart Catering
Cake/Desserts: Susie Cakes
Florist: Vintage Country Events
Photographer/Videographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ: California DJ
Musician: Brian Banks
Hair/Makeup: Paige Davenport
Rentals: Classic and Signature Rentals through Erhart Catering

real wedding shenanigans: katie & joe

Katie and Joe were hitched at the majestic Adamson House in Malibu. The state park museum and gardens overlooked the Pacific Ocean, with a priceless view and unforgettable ambiance. This sweet ceremony took place under a gorgeous oak tree in the gardens. Guests then enjoyed signature cocktails, food trucks for dinner, and danced the night away under the stars with the ocean waves crashing in the background. 

Photos by Jill Herrera for So Smitten

Day-of coordination: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Adamson House
Caterers: Peaches Smokehouse and Lobsta Truck
Bar: BevMo!
Servers and bartenders: Night & Day Productions
Desserts: Sugar Babies Cupcakery
Florist: CJ Matsumoto and Sons
DJ: Michael Angelo Music
Photographer: Mary Costa Photography
Rentals: Smart Party Rents
Transportation: Riz Transportation Services and VIP Tours of California

real wedding shenanigans: shannon & aric

Shannon and Aric held an intimate, family-only wedding ceremony at the gazeebo at Heisler Park in beautiful Laguna Beach. Two weeks later, the newlyweds hosted a rockin' reception at the Soka University Black Box Theatre. Shannon designed a vintage, jazz-themed fete inspired by peacock feathers, jewel tones, and New Orleans. As a jazz singer herself, the bride serenaded guests with a 17-piece big band backing her, creating an old school jazz club ambience. 

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Day-of coordination: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: Gazebo at Heisler Park
Reception Venue: Soka University Black Box Theatre
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
Caterer: Bon Appetit
Decor: Bride and family
Live music: Big Band 2k
Cake: Cinderella Cakes
Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals