Real Wedding Shenanigans: Ali & Byron

Waking up in Malibu, bride Ali and her soon-to-be husband Byron, each eagerly awaited the moment the two of them would see each other for the first time. Together, they planned a whimsical wedding that enhanced all of the natural elements outside. To do this, they comprised a neutral-toned color palette with accents of sage that highlighted each decor piece. From the decor to fine dining, this wedding was a hit! Family and friends could not have been happier for the married couple, and neither could we. Congratulations Ali and Byron!

Video by Yours Truly Media

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: Pepperdine University Stauffer Chapel
Reception Venue: Adamson House
Caterer / Bar: 24 Carrots
Cake/Dessert: Sweet & Saucy Shop
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Photographer: Elyana Photography
Videographer: Yours Truly Media
Photo Booth: Tempoe Entertainment DJs
Band/DJ: Jason Sulkin Music
Hair/Makeup: Crowned Studio
Party Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
Invitations: Minted
Limo/Car/Guest Transportation: Riz Transportation

Omaze Holiday Party

The Carondelet House was filled with warmth and charm, creating a beautiful atmosphere for the Omaze Holiday Party. Guests were treated to an unforgettable experience as they were wowed by all of the surprise elements that were planned for the night. From Mark Paskell to Sirena Martell, jaws dropped as all were stunned by the talented magician and tarot card readings. In between acts, guests dined on delicious appetizers and captured the night through some photo booth fun!

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Carondelet House
Photographer/Photo Booth: Michael Farmer Photography
Florist: Gingersnap Florals
DJ: Tempoe Entertainment DJs
Magician: Mark Paskell Entertainment
Tarot Card Reader: Sirena Martell
Late Night Snack: Domino’s Pizza

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: Jennifer & Ryan

Witnessing the love between Jennifer and Ryan, family and friends were gathered in Malibu for an outdoor ceremony at Calamigos Ranch. Following their first kiss, all mingled during a lovely cocktail hour with ambient music. Concluding the appetizers, each of the guests were welcomed into the Redwood Room for a reception. The decor indoors was absolutely breathtaking. From the floral arrangements to the votive candle lighting, this day was truly magical. To top it all off, some surprise guests stopped by as the bride and groom were serenaded by their alma maters band. Cheers to Jennifer and Ryan and their love together!

Photos by Lottie Lillian

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Calamigos Ranch
Cake: Skiffs Cakes
Florist: Panache
Photographer: Lottie Lillian
Photo Booth: Tipsy Booth
Videographer: ByDesign Films
Limo: Limousine Connection
DJ/Lighting: Vox DJ's
Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Teresa & Hoang

Facing the breathtaking mountain side, white garden chairs were lined together for Teresa and Hoang’s wedding day celebration. Teresa walked down a white aisle runner, where she met her husband-to-be under a rustic arch with floral arrangements clustered on the sides. Sipping on cocktails, guests shared their wishes and advice to the newly wedded couple, as they wrote down their thoughts in Teresa and Hoang’s photo album. The day was sealed with dancing under the tree twinkle lights and joyous times together. Congratulations again to Teresa and Hoang, we wish you both the best! 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: MountainGate Country Club
Cake: Jaqki's Cake Creations
Transportation: Riz Transportation
Florist: Flower Couture by Stephanie
Photographer: Mary Costa Photography
Videographer: Theatre 10 Films
DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth: Vox DJs
Hair/Makeup: Amy H. Makeup

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Itzel & Nestor

When planning the wedding for this couple's big day, they knew a venue overlooking the water was a must have! Finding their dream space, Itzel and Andrew chose to have an outdoor ceremony at the Bel-Air Bay Club. From the wooden arch, to the exchange of vows, every detail was flawless. With the happiest of emotions in the air, friends and family shared memories of the couple over light drinks and hors d'oeuvres. As the main course was on its way out, guests found their seats amongst beautifully decorated details, embellished with spectacular floral arrangements. This summer day could not have been more ideal for Itzel and Andrew's romantic wedding!

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Bel-Air Bay Club
Cake: Peregrina's Flowers
Florist: With Love Floral Co
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
Videographer: Foolishly Rushing In
DJ/Photo Booth/Lighting: Vox DJs
Hair/Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
Ceremony String Quartet: Atlantic String Quartet
Valet: Quality Parking Service Inc. 

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Pip & Andrew

Pip and Andrew planned their dreamy wedding day at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. A private ceremony on the San Fernando Courtyard combined natural and rustic themes. Dark wooden chairs and fresh petals along the aisle way, added gorgeous color to the freshly manicured lawns. After the two said "I Do", close ones to the bride and groom gathered around for some lawn games and light appetizers. As the time came for dinner, guests made their way to the main courtyard. Combined with vibrant blooms and gold details, this mix and match array of outdoor furniture was beautifully accented. To top off the night, guests were able to fill up on their sweet tooth cravings with mini cupcakes from Half Baked Co! A lovely day it was, we are so excited for Pip and Andrew!

Photos by Gris Photography

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Los Angeles River Center & Gardens
Caterer: Summit Event Catering
Bar: Sunseri's
Hamburgers: Fusion
Cupcakes: Half Baked Co
Florist: The Bloemist
Photographer: Gris Photograhy
Rentals/Lighting: MTB Rentals
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
DJ: Vox DJs
Hair/Makeup: Cheek to Cheek

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Julie & Daniel

On the day of their nuptials, Julie & Daniel wed in an outdoor ceremony with amphitheater seating. After the beautiful exchange of vows, hand written signage, welcomed guests to light appetizers and drinks. Woodsy decorations enhanced the venues warmth and charm, as did the rustic glower centerpieces with vibrant blooms. Picked out by the bride and groom, this stylish reception and delicious cuisine were absolutely divine. Cheers to Julie and Daniel and their amazing future together!

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Point Vicente Interpretive Center
Caterer: Lucille's
Bar: BevMo
Cake: Polly Ann Bakery
Service Staff: Night & Day Productions
Florist: Massey's House of Flowers
Photographer: Ivan Chen Photography
Transportation: Riz Transportation
DJ/Photo Booth/Lights: Micheal Angelo Music
Makeup: Lepique Beauty
Rentals: MTB Rentals

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Stephanie & Matthew

Stephanie and Matthew were married in Pacific Palisades, Ca at the Bel-Air Bay Club. On beautifully manicured lawns, this outdoor ceremony created a lovely setting. Rose petals lined the pathway for the stunning bride to meet her handsome husband-to-be. Guests mingled over cocktails and enjoyed gorgeous views from the patio. The dining space consisted of clear votives and pillars in hurricanes on a bed of greenery. Accenting the tablescape, greenery hung from the chandelier. Guests savored on innovative dishes, as well as, a dessert and cappuccino bar. Unforgettable memories made together, the wedding of Stephanie and Matthew was absolutely wonderful!

Photos by Miki & Sonja Photography

Video by Shutter and Sound Films

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Bel-Air Bay Club
Cake: Fantasy Frostings
Florist: The Bloemist
Photographer: Miki & Sonja Photography
Videographer: Shutter and Sound Films
Guest Transportation/Valet: Quality Parking
Band/Guitarist: Jukebox Productions
Hair/Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
Lights/Draping: Stage Labs

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Kavita & Kiran

Kavita and Kiran were married at Hilton Universal on March 10, in Los Angeles, Ca. As ambient music played during the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed appetizers and the couple's signature drink, a Moscow Mule. Taking a step inside the reception hall, glass hurricanes vases were filled with tall leaf centerpieces, set on gold mirror trays. Accenting the tables, fern leaves were laid on each napkin and placed together with Burgundy chiffon ties, making for lovely decor. From the grand entrance to the fresh and flavorful cake, this wedding covered every detail imaginable. A magical day it was, we loved celebrating Kavita and Kiran's wedding together!

Photos by Anza Foto + Film

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Venue/Bar: Hilton Universal
Caterer: Diamond Palace
Cake: Porto's Bakery & Cafe
Horse: Enchanted Carriages
Photographer/Videographer: Anza Foto + Film
Photo Booth: Photobooth Geeks
Rentals: OC Events
DJ/Lighting/Dhol Player: Sound Nation
Hair/Makeup: Dolled Up by Lulu
Mandap Rental: Krushna Mandap

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: 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