Real Wedding Shenanigans: Tory & Michael

Tory and Michael’s guests were in awe of their modern and chic day that took place at the Hudson Loft. Picture this: rose gold chairs lining the way, as the beautiful bride walked down the aisle to meet her soon-to-be husband in the most exquisite veil. This intimate ceremony was just the beginning of a picture-perfect day for Tory and Michael. When guests made their way into the reception area, floral chandeliers, custom table decor, and accents of darker colors made this space a jaw-dropper. To Tory and Michael, their future together, and a life filled with so much happiness, cheers!

Photos by Jenna Bechtholt Photography

Video by Shutter and Sound Films

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Hudson Loft
Caterer: Summit Event Catering
Bar: Sunseri’s
Cake: Susie Cakes
Desserts: Chunk-n-Chip and Milk Bar
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Photographer: Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Videographer: Shutter and Sound Films
Photo Booth: The Booth & Bus Co.
Magician: Rmax Goodwin
DJ: Vox DJ’s
Hair/Makeup: Cheek to Cheek
Transportation: Riz Transportation
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals, Archive Rentals, Nights of Neon and Trees by Steve

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: 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: Edlin & alex

Triunfo Creek Vineyards, a private estate in Malibu, was the ideal location for Alex and Edlin as they said “I Do.” The couple had an outdoor ceremony under the majestic trees. Enjoying the venues beauty, guests dined on appetizers while listening to ambient music. For the reception decor, rustic wood tables were set in front of the vineyards farmhouse, creating a truly stunning backdrop for the evening. Following the delicious dinner with a three-tiered cake, all joined the married couple on the dance floor for some fun. With family and friends in attendance, this day was a dream come true!

Photos by Emily Magers Photography

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Photographer: Emily Magers Photography
Photo Booth: The Booth & Bus Co.
Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyard
Caterer: Command Performance
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Cocktail Concierge
Cake: The Butter End Cakery
Florist: Mr. B’s Flowers
DJ: Vox DJ’s
Hair/Makeup: Check to Cheek Artistry
Security: Sandman Security

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Ana & Chad

Los Verdes Golf Course provided a gorgeous photo location, where the special day of Anna and Chad was captured. Feeling nothing but happiness, the two were surrounded by family and friends as they recited their vows. Shades of green throughout the venue’s landscape and floral arrangements added sweet elegance, making this day unforgettable. Congratulations to Ana and Chad on their magical day together!

Photos by Chloe Atnip Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Los Verdes Golf Course
Cake/Desserts: Los Verdes Golf Course
Photographer: Chloe Atnip Photography
Florist: Flower Duet
Video: Robles Video Productions
DJ: Carcano DJ
Hair & Make Up: Golden Glow Beauty
Photo Booth: AMP Booths
Late Night Snack: The Churro Man

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: 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: 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: Desiree & Aviram's Engagement Party

Breathtaking views and gorgeous greenery were just the start to this magical day. Desiree and Aviram celebrated their engagement party surrounded by family and friends at Mountain Gate Country Club. From the twinkle lights, to the delicate draping, each detail was exquisite. The color palette for this party was infused with dark reds, gold, and of course, some glitter! Complete with a rose petal flower dance, this engagement party was spectacular and we had so much fun celebrating with Desiree and Aviram!

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Photographer/GIF Booth: Michael Farmer Photography
Venue/Caterer/Bar/Cake: Mountain Gate Country Club
Florist: The Bloemist
DJ/Lighting: DJ Arin
Cake: Hansen's Cake
Hair: Dry Bar Beverly Hills
Makeup: Sephora Beverly Hills
Challah: Delice Bakery

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Kara & Mark

Between gold chairs, a rug lined the aisle way in an outdoor ceremony for Kara and Mark's wedding day at Big Daddy's Antiques in Los Angeles California. From the ceremony to the reception, this setting was furnished with antique decor. A Macrame backdrop behind two navy, wingback chairs, were just the beginning to this couple's stunning sweetheart table. Their reception included rectangle tables decorated with mix-n-match chairs, rose gold mercury votive candles and breathtaking florals. Focusing on all details, the couple maintained a combination of colors including yellows, peach and navy. All of these colors and designs played a beautiful role in decorating this gorgeous venue!

Photos by Mary Costa Photography

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Big Daddy Antiques
Caterer: Summit Event Catering
Bar: Sunseri's
Cake/Dessert: Lark Cake Shop
Dessert: Coolhaus Ice Cream
Florist: The Bloemist
Photographer: Mary Costa Photography
Rentals: Archive Rentals
DJ: Blackbook Social Club
Hair/Makeup: Meg O'Hare Beauty
 

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

real wedding shenanigans: karen & tana

Karen and Tana were married in a beautiful ceremony at the Inn of the Seventh Ray surrounded by thousands of twinkle lights, the greenery of Topanga Canyon, and the love and support of their friends and family. Their vows were romantic, moving, funny, and joyful, leaving not a dry eye in the house. The evening continued with a rockin' reception featuring a delicious farm-to-table dinner, a super-fun photo booth, coconut cream cake, dancing galore, and a sweet sparkler send-off. The theme and decor were inspired by the woodsy location and ambient lighting. Since it was a winter wedding, we threw in a touch of winter without getting too Christmas-y. We also included fun decor such as marquee lights, conversation starters, and cute chalkboard signs. We had a blast working with this lovely couple to create their dream wedding, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Photos by Melanie Ruth for So Smitten Special Events

Full-service wedding planning: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony and reception venue: Inn of the Seventh Ray
Caterer: Inn of the Seventh Ray
Photography and videography: Blushing Bride Photo Video
Flowers: Acton Creative Flowers
Cake: Inn of the Seventh Ray
Paper goods and signage: So Smitten Special Events
Decor: So Smitten Special Events
Music: DJ Gino, Michael Angelo Music
Photo Booth: DJ Tempoe Entertainment
Hair and makeup: Monica Duldulao
Transportation: GTS Charter