Real Wedding Shenanigans: Andrea & Alex

Planning their wedding day, Andrea and Alex chose to say "I Do" in an intimate location at Cielo Farms. Surrounded by loved ones, the bride and groom exchanged vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony. Following the first kiss, Andrea and Alex's family and friends enjoyed picturesque views and tasty, hand-passed appetizers before sitting down for dinner. The night continued with stories from the past, toasts to the future, and lots of laughter. The day was beautiful, and we wish all the best to Andrea and Alex. 

Photos by Erica Reade Photography


Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Cielo Farms 
Caterer: Tres LA 
Florist: GingerSnap Florals 
Photographer: Erica Reade Photography 
Rentals: Premiere Party Rentals
Band: Los Angeles Quartet
DJ: RedShoe
Cake: Lark Cake Shop
Late Night Snack: Taco Zone 
Hair/Makeup: Amy H Makeup 
Transportation: Swoop

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Vanda & Michael

Vanda and Michael had a fun, filled two-day wedding extravaganza. For the first day, the couple's celebration began with a traditional Thai ceremony, and on the next, friends and family joined the bride and groom for a unique, carnival-themed part two of the wedding. From there, the couple and their guests enjoyed dishes catered by Ayara Thai Restaurant, where all fun and games continued. Carnival rides, candy favorites, and so much more were enjoyed by the bride and groom's loved ones at this out-of-the-box wedding day. Cheers to Vanda Michael, we were so lucky to have shared in this special occasion.

Photos by Annie Bang

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Ayara Thai Restaurant 
Service Staff: Night and Day Production
Late Night Snack: Tacos La Guera 
Florist: GingerSnap Florals 
Photographer: Annie Bang
Videographer: Shark Pig
GIF Booth: f/8 Studios
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
Rentals: Adore Folklore
Restrooms: Luxury Flush
Hair / Makeup: Amy H Makeup
Cake: Angel Maid Bakery 
Dessert: Jeni's Ice Cream
Dessert: BonPuf Cotton Candy
Ferris Wheel: Christiansen Amusement
Midway Games: My Little Carnival
Security: Fidelity Security Services 
Live Artist: Chasing Linen

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Angela & Jonathan

Angela and Jonathan chose to get married outside at the Bel-Air Bay Club. With outstanding views, the couple worked with WenFlorals, to create a gorgeous arrangement where the two stood and exchanged vows. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a mix of hors d'oeuvres and specialty drinks before heading into the reception. Laughter and tears filled the room, as the bride and grooms loved ones exchanged some great stories from the past. After the speeches and some dancing, it was time for another quick bite. Knowing their guests so well, Angela and Jonathan booked the In-N-Out truck for the ultimate late-night snack. A beautiful day this was, we wish Angela and Jonathan all the best!

Photos by Encor Studios

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: Bel-Air Bay Club
Late Night Snack: In-N-Out
Cake: Fortune Bakery
Boba: Labobatory
Florist: WenFloral
Photographer/Photo Booth: Encor Studios
DJ/Lighting: DJ Alpha
Hair/Makeup: Beauty in Motion
Valet: Quality Parking Service

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Selby & Dylan

Surrounded by family and friends, Selby and Dylan wed in the outdoors of Malibu. With an abundance of greenery and shades of soft yellow, this day was an absolute dream. The two partook in many traditional blessings that made the day that much more special for each. After being announced as the newly wedded couple, guests were treated to a bevy of hours d'ourves and cocktails. Following those tasty bites, heartfelt speeches made by the bride and grooms closest made all laugh and tear up. With a little dancing and a lot more signing, Selby, Dylan, and their guests enjoyed the rest of the night!

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Calamigos Ranch
Dessert: Carmela Ice Cream
Florist: Matriarch LA
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
Videographer: CineStory Films
Shuttles: Riz Transportation
DJ'/Lighting: Vox DJ’s

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Herschel & Trevor

If you are searching for the right spot to get married, look no further. For Herschel and Trevor, Tiato Santa Monica was a hidden gem that oozed of rustic elegance and created the ideal setting to say "I Do." The couple exchanged vows on the patio and moved on indoors to a beautifully decorated room with shades of grey and blue. The evening continued with a clink and sip of the night's signature cocktail, "Marry Me, Mai Tai” and of course, some delicious s'mores. Cheers to Herschel and Trevor and their love together!

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: Tiato
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Photographer/ GIF Photo Booth: Michael Farmer Photography
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
Ceremony Quartet: Organic String Quartet
DJ: Vox DJ’s
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Christen & Brett

Christen and Brett’s family-filled weekend began with an outdoor ceremony on the Oak Tree Lawn at the Adamson House. Creating a romantic bouquet for the bride, Shindig Chic chose to use bright colors and blend many flowers together. These beautiful in-season blooms also created special arrangements that were loved by all.

As guests found their seats, they were stunned by all the detail that went into designing signage for the day. For dinner, the main course included chicken, waffles, and breakfast burritos. Guests paired this delicious cuisine with tableside mimosas could not have been happier! Between the honest exchange of vows, dinner, and photo booth fun, this day was filled with everything Christen and Brett dreamt of. Cheers to the couple as they embark on a life together as husband and wife!

Photos by Mary Costa Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Adamson House
Caterer: The Rooster Truck and Wings & Waffles
Bar: Sunseri’s
Florist: Shindig Chic
Photographer: Mary Costa Photography
Videographer: Amari Productions
Guest Transportation: Riz Transportation
Rentals: Premiere Party Rentals
Cake: Susie Cakes
Photo Both: Porty the Foto Booth Bus
Service Staff: Night & Day Productions

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Caroline & Nathan

Caroline and Nate's chic wedding day began outdoors at Calamigos Ranch. This Malibu venue created an enchanting feeling as bride Caroline walked down the aisle to meet her groom. After reciting their vows to one another, these two were showered with love and laughter as all joined them for the reception. Smitten with this day and all of its beauty, we were so excited to have been a part of Caroline and Nate's special time together! 

Photos by Lex and the Lotus

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Calamigos Ranch
Cake: Delicious Artistry
Florist: Exotic Green Gardens
Photographer: Lex and the Lotus
Videographer: Theater 10 Films
Band: Atlantic String Ensemble
DJ/Lighting: Music by Bonnie & Co.
Hair/Makeup: Blushing Beauty

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Emily & Daniel

Fitting for this couple, Emily & Daniel were married in an outdoor ceremony at MountainGate Country Club. During the cocktail hour, guests sipped on the signature cocktails and tasted the delicious selection of prepared hors d'oeuvres. Table finishings for the reception were made up of lantern centerpieces, acrylic table numbers, succulent napkin treatments, and gold votives. The sweetheart table was placed under a beautiful chuppah, draped with ivory linens and clusters of greenery. Unforgettable memories made together, we were so happy to have been included on Emily and Daniel's special day!

Photos by M.Hart Photography

Video by Light Up

Photos by So Smitten Special Events & MountainGate Country Club

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Bar/Caterer: MountainGate Country Club
Cake: Jaqki's Cake Creations
Challah: The Bagel Factory
Florist: Flower Couture by Stephanie
Photographer: M. Hart Photography
Videographer: Light Up
DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth: DJ Jack Farmer
Hair/Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty

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: 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: 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: Katie & Ian

Located in the beautiful natural setting of The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, this was a whimsical wedding! These long dining tables were  laden with white flowers, purple accents and greenery, creating a rustic yet elegant look. 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