Real Wedding Shenanigans: Daphane & Jonathan

Daphane and Jonathan found a hidden gem in Palos Verdes where they said: "I Do". Combining the indoors and outdoors, this glass chapel created an ethereal feeling and was the perfect location for the couples wedding day. After the exchange of vows, all shifted to the cocktail hour where specialty cocktails and savory appetizers were served. Following the grand entrance, Daphane and Jonathan shared their first dance together, where the love between the two was felt by all. Topping off the night with some delicious cake, more specialty drinks, and livley music, this wedding was spectacular and we wish all the best to Daphane and Jonathan!

Photos by Justin Elements Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: Wayfarer’s Chapel
Reception Venue: The Grand
Photographer/Videographer: Justin Elements Photography
Cake/Dessert: Rossmoor Pastries
Florist: Mitsuko Floral
Photo Booth/DJ/Lighting: Station Identification

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Sara & Jeremy

Sara and Jeremy's vision for their day combined classic and modern elements. Marrying at the Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles, the couple chose to embellish the venue's natural beauty by using a color palette composed of gold, jewel tones, and fall colors. On the menu? Tacos from Koji BBQ Truck, which were the couples favorite, were enjoyed by all. Congratulations to Sara and Jeremy and their enchanting day together!

Photos by Alexander Photography

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: SmogShoppe
Caterer: Kogi BBQ Truck
Bart: The Whaling Club
Service Staff: Night and Day Productions
Florist: Salted Blooms
Valet: White Label Vallet
Photographer: Alexander Photography
Photo Booth: Flipbooth
Rentals: La Pinta Party Rentals

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Adrian & Amber

Adrian and Amber chose to celebrate their love the best way they knew how. The couple wanted to have their wedding be as reflective of them as it could. While the SmogShoppe provided a unique and earthly venue, Adrian and Amber chose to add elements that would match this esthetic while also showing off their personal style.

For the ceremony, the bride and groom used a mix of bench and couch seating. Including tasteful decor options, the couple used a four-tone color palette which was comprised of blacks, deep purple, grey, and succulent green. White pumpkins, and floral centerpieces that were made up of these colors created the most beautiful decorative adornments. When it came time for the dinner, guests could tell that the bride and groom truly knew what would taste best. Two stations with the yummiest foods included: tacos, chips, rice and beans, while the other featured Huntington sliders, mac and cheese, and french fries. Adrian and Amber’s dream day was heartfelt, filled with laughter and tons of amazing food!

Photos by Photography by Priscilla

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: SmogShoppe
Caterer/Bar: Huntington Catering
Cake: Cake Monkey Bakery
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Valet: White Label Valet
Photographer: Photography by Priscilla
Photo Booth: Party the Photo Booth Bus
DJ: Black Book Social Club
Hair/Makeup: Design Visage

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Valentina & Brandon

Valentina and Brandon created a chic and timeless day as they wed in Los Angeles. For their summer themed wedding, the couples color palette was mixed with magenta, yellow, orange and coral tones. Valentina’s bridesmaid’s all joined in the fun and choose a dress amongst the bride’s color palette. These colors were infused throughout the day in all of the details, including colored goblet glasses that added spunk and character to the existing setup. When it came time for dancing, glow sticks were handed out and the venues signature fountain lit up with changing colors. With this light show, music and churros, you could tell that Valentina and Brandon were having the time of their lives!

Photos by Victoria Gold Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Grand Park LA
Bar: Sunseri’s
Food Truck #1: Kogi BBQ Taco Truck & Catering
Food Truck #2: The Habit
Dessert #1: Smore Play
Dessert #2: The Churro Man
Florist: Village Florist LA
Photographer: Victoria Gold Photography
Photo Booth: Get Dapper
Rentals/Lighting: MTB Event Rentals
Service Staff: Night and Day Productions
DJ: Vox DJs

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Kim & Naylene

Meeting at the alter, Kim and Naylene glowed with happiness as they fulfilled their commitment to one another. With family and friends in attendance the two were absolutely smitten through the day. Each showed off their unique sense of style and together created a charming and romantic day. A special time with these two, we were so happy to have joined Kim and Naylene on their wedding day!

Photos by Rad + In Love

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Los Angeles River Center & Gardens
Caterer: Summit Event Catering
Cake: Lark Cake Shop
Florist: Shindig Chic
Photographer: Rad + In Love
Videographer: Fisheye Studio
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth/Live Music: Vox Djs
Hair/Makeup: Luong Lasting

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Rachel & Jeff

Rachel and Jeff were married at The Modern in Long Beach. The venue was full of new and eye-catching elements that enhanced the day. After the ceremony, friends and family mingled over signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, while Rachel and Jeff snuck away for some photos of the two of them. Following a night filled with dancing and laughter, Rachel and Jeff departed, beginning their newly wedded life together.

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ/ Photo Booth/ Lighting: Tempoe Entertainment DJ’s
Florist: Gingersnap Florals
Venue: The Modern
Caterer: 24 Carrots Catering & Events
Bar: Cocktail Concierge
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
Cake: Lark Cake Shop
Hair/ Makeup: Meg O’Hare Beauty

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Annabelle & Terry

Annabelle and Terry chose the vineyards of Triunfo Creek as the perfect ceremony backdrop. A chuppah with white dropping and floral arrangements, enhanced the space for the two as they exchanged their vows. Basing the color palette off of the venues beauty, Annabelle and Terry chose to use a natural color scheme for the rest of their details. The neutral tones and enchanting grounds created the most breathtaking ambience for all to enjoy!

Photos by Chloe Moore Photography

Day-of-Coordinator Concierge: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards
Caterer: Command Performance Catering
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Cocktail Concierge
Late Night Snack: In-n-Out Truck
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Photographer: Chloe Moore Photography
Videographer: Yours Truly Media
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
Party Rentals: A Rental Connection
DJ/Photo Booth: Vox Djs
Cake: Lark Cake Shop
Ice Cream /Desserts: Mr. and Mrs. Creamery
Desserts: Emil's Patisserie & Cafe
Hair/Makeup: Nicol Artistry
Security: Sandman Security
Valet: SoCal Valet

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Dawn & Brandon

The Ebell Club in Long Beach was an exquisite venue for the lovely celebration of Dawn and Brandon. Filled with architectural elements and unique decor, the two wanted an elegant wedding with some personalized touches to seal the deal. This stunning setting was completed with gold centerpieces and navy blues accents. Cheers to happily ever after for Dawn and Brandon!

Photos by Sloan Photographers

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Ebell Club Long Beach
Caterer/Bar/Bartenders: Tres LA Catering
Cake/Dessert: Sugar From the Heart
Florist: Shawna Beaty
Photographer: Sloan Photographers
DJ: So Cal Premier DJ Co
Rentals: MTB Events Rentals

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Elisha & Colin

Walking into this dreamy day, Elisha and Colin were married at Sogno del Fiore, a private estate in Santa Ynez. With the scenery taking center stage, the bride and groom chose the perfect spot at the vineyard for their ceremony and reception. Delicious food, great music, and a romantic atmosphere, created the ideal setting for these two. Cheers to happily ever after!

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Photographer/Videographer: Michael Farmer Photography
Venue: Sogno del Fiore
Caterer: Pure Joy Catering
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Pure Joy Catering
Cake/Dessert: Solvang Bakery
Florist: Renae’s Bouquet
DJ: Modern Symphony
Hair/Makeup: Meg O’Hare Beauty
Party Rentals: Pure Joy Catering
Bathrooms: Major Event Trailers
Security: Triumph Protection Services

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Lizette & Sergio

Overlooking the Santa Monica Mountains, Lizette and Sergio celebrated their day at MountainGate Country Club. Highlighting the spectacular scenery, the couples florist created a lovely floral arch, outlining the perfect backdrop. While the two snuck off for some memorable photos, guests were treated to the sounds of Ocadima Strings, as the harpist played during the cocktail hour. Wowing their guests, the floral designs captured the effortless beauty of the property. It was a lovely day as all celebrated the wedding of Lizette and Sergio!

Photos by Hitched Photo

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Mountain Gate Country Club
Cake: Hansen’s Cakes
Florist: Flowers by Laurel
Photographer: Hitched Photo
Videographer: Atherton Media Group
DJ: Ultra Event Group
Harpist: Ocdamia Strings
Mariachi: Mariachi Divas
Photo Booth: Vox Djs

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Michaela & Martin

Michaela and Martin began their morning off with an enchanting ceremony at the 1909. This woodsy wedding with natural lighting, created the perfect ambience for the bride and groom's exchange of vows. Following this heartfelt ceremony, Michaela and Martin snuck away for some photos of just the two of them. With the celebration continuing, the couple rejoined their guests for an exquisite candle-lit dinner. A truly magical day, we are so excited for Michaela and Martin's journey together! 

Photos by Aga Jones Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: The 1909
Caterer: Wood Ranch BBQ
Bar: Sunseri's
Cake: Lark Cake Shop
Florist: Gingersnap Florals
Photographer: Aga Jones Photography
Videographer: Our Westward Hearts
Transportation: Warner Center Limo Service
DJ/Lighting: Electric Entertainment DJs

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Erin & Lucius

Beginning their wedding festivities, Erin and Lucius wed in a lovely ceremony with a reception in the Green Room. Inspired by modern elements, the decor for the day was combined with green and white stripped sofas, as well as accented details with acrylic designs. This romantic day was perfect for the bride and groom, who were so excited to have shared such a special time in their life with those closest to them. From the mesmerizing setup to the beautifully documented photos, this day was amazing throughout and we were so happy to have joined Erin and Lucius!

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Grass Room
Cake: SusieCakes 
Caterer/Bar: Little Nelly
Photo Booth: DJ Tempoe
Rentals: Premiere Party Rentals
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
Invitations: Minted

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Charlene & Calvin

Charlene and Calvin's dreamy wedding took place outdoors on a warm day at Calamigos Ranch. In addition to the multitude of unique elements, that created an enchanting experience, the couple had a custom floral arch built for their ceremony. Their color palette was infused with shades of gray, rose gold and blush. Enhancing the receptions tablescape, bundles of flowers and lanterns were centered on each table. As the sun was setting, the bride and groom's family and friends gave heartwarming speeches. Evoking a magical ambience, this sweet and intimate day was absolutely breathtaking!  

Photos by Jenny Smith

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: Calamigos Ranch
Cake: Jennifer Park
Florist: Little Thistle Design
Photographer: Jenny Smith
Videographer: Buckley Videography
Rentals: Arcadia Rentals
DJ/Lighting: Vox DJs
Hair/Makeup: Kelly Zhang

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Onita & Paritosh

Starting off their day at the Adamson House, Onita and Paritosh were joined by family and friends as they said "I Do". Following the breathtaking ceremony on the Fountain Lawn, guests were welcomed to the courtyard for light appetizers and drinks. While ambient music played, all enjoyed a delicious dinner that was platted on the Oak Tree Lawn. We had an amazing time celebrating the newlywed couple and wish Onita and Paritosh all the best!

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Adamson House
Cake: Shirin Bakery
Caterer: Whoa Nelly
Bar: Sunseris
Coffee Cart: Coffee Cart Los Angeles
Florist: Flower Couture by Stephanie
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
Guest Transportation: Riz Transportation
Rentals/Lighting: MTB Event Rentals
DJ: Vox DJs
Hair/Makeup: Kelly Zhang
Band: Hedgehog Swing

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Leigh & Chris

Family and friends joined Leigh & Chris, as they wed on this sunny day in Malibu. The couple was married under a wood arbor with eucalyptus garland, overlooking a gorgeous water view. From saying "I Do" above the water, to taking their bridal party photos on the beach, this day was absolutely breathtaking. The outdoor reception featured an intimate setting, as floral garland decorated the tables and candles surrounded the mixed centerpieces. Dining on small bites before dinner, guests enjoyed a variety of dishes including Prosciutto de Parma wrapped with Melon and drizzled with Fig Syrup and Truffle Ristto Fritters. Simply magical, we were so happy to have been a part of Leigh & Chris' big day!

Photos by Taylor Cole Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Wedding Venue: Malibu Property
Caterer/Bar/Service: Made by Meg
Cake: Whole Foods
Florist/Decor: Carol Lazaro
Band: L'avventure
Party Rentals: Premiere Rentals
Photographer: Taylor Cole Photography
Hair/Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
Guest Transportation: Malibu Limousine

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Erica & Jesse

Tucked in Los Angeles, Ca, Erica and Jesse's wedding was held at the SmogShoppe. An intimate venue, their stylish ceremony featured a backdrop covered in an array of greenery, creating an incredible ambience. Enjoying the contemporary and vintage atmosphere, guests tasted delicious hors d'oeuvres and cocktails outdoors. Decorated with votives, the indoor reception was lovely and beautifully accented by a display, showcasing the couple's name. After heading to the dance floor for a song together, Erica and Jesse cut the cake to their mix-n-match display of cake and cupcakes. With a super-fun photo booth to top off the night, this day was simply divine!
 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: SmogShoppe
Caterer/Bar: Little Nelly
Cake: Sweet Lady Jane
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Valet: White Label Valet
Photographer/Videographer: Mandee Johnson Photography
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
MC/Band: Black Crystal Wolf Kids
Hair: Kurlfriend by Kat
Makeup: Meg O'Hare

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: 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: 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