Real Wedding Shenanigans: Ashley & Steve

Ashley and Steve celebrated their summer nuptials at The Fig House in Los Angeles. Walking down the aisle, Ashley wore a stunning fitted gown with a beautiful train. After she and Steve expressed their love for one another, all cheered as they walked down the aisle as husband and wife. For the reception, friends and family made their way to the shabby chic venue, with dinner outdoors and cake and dancing inside. This day was absolutely magical throughout and wish we nothing but the best to Ashley and Steve!

Photos by Carmen Lopez Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: Exposition Park Rose Garden 
Venue/Caterer/Bar: The Fig House
Cake: Kira Bakes 
DJ: DJ J. Roberts
Ceremony Band: Hudson & Delilah
Ceremony Singer: Tyana Farrell
Videographer: Tim Irvin
Photographer: Carmen Lopez Photography
Florist: Renee Steckermeier
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals 
Caricaturist Artist: Nathan Graham
Transportation: GoGo Bus Charters and Swoop

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Jayme & Dane

Amidst the venues acres of vines, Jayme and Dane tied the knot on this summer night. Live music set the tone for guests to stand as Jayme made her way to the alter. Family and friends adorned this setup and arch display. Welcoming all to an outdoor reception with crafted cocktails and seasonally inspired dinner, Jayme and Dane created an unforgettable and unique day that was loved by all. Cheers Jayme and Dane to a fantastic future together!

Photos by Dana Grant Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Malibu Solstice Vineyard
Caterer: Rita’s Gourmet Catering
Bar: Yasmina’s Craft Bar
Cake/Desserts: Affogato Bar and Nick’s Butter Cake
Coffee Bar: Arrvo Coffee Bar
DJ: DART Collective
Design & Decor: Kelly Kling
Photographer: Dana Grant Photography
Videographer: John Kim
Hair/Makeup: Cindy ProStylist
Rentals/Lighting: A Rental Connection

Real Wedding Shenanigans: EJ & Joe

EJ & Joe had a one-of-a-kind celebration at the Ebell Los Angeles' elegant event space. Emphasizing romantic touches green antique wooden chairs were laid out in a row for guests as they watched EJ process down the aisle. Cocktail hour with specialty drinks and appetizers filled the spaces before guests were welcomed into the reception area for dinner and dancing. All through the night, the bride and groom had a station set up for their loved ones to take photos and write down notes and best wishes.
Congratulations to EJ and Joe and a lifetime of happiness!

Photos by Dez & Tam Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Ebell Los Angeles
Cake/Dessert: The Butter End Cakery
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Photographer: Dez & Tam Photography
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
DJ/Photo Booth: JK Wedding Events
Hair/Makeup: Amy H Makeup

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Laura & Patrick

Celebrating their love story, the bride and groom wed, in a beautiful setting outdoors overlooking the ocean. Following the exchange of vows, Patrick kissed his bride, and down the aisle, they went as husband and wife. Bubble vases and vintage ottomans and sofas decorated the cocktail area, creating an enchanting atmosphere at the Terranea Resort. A magical day it was, we wish all of the best to Laura and Patrick!

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Terranea Resort
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ: DJ A+
Hair/Makeup: The Bridal Glow
Party Rentals: MTB Event Rentals

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

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Lynn & Stefano

Lynn & Stefano's wedding day bliss began with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at the Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles. A combination of greenery and eclectic ceremony seating created a beautiful ambiance for the exchange of vows. Following the ceremony, mixed drinks flowed as the preparation for dinner began. For the reception space, the couple chose a simple table design, as the Smog Shoppe's rustic wooden tables were the center of attention. Lynn & Stefano wanted to give each of their guests a gift and what better gift than a personalized bottle of limoncello. Dancing, laughter, and heartfelt speeches filled the rest of the night. To years of happily ever after, congratulations Lynn & Stefano!

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: Smog Shoppe
Caterer: 24 Carrots
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: 24 Carrots
Service Staff: 24 Carrots
Cake/Dessert: Atticus Creamery & Pies
Florist: A Touch of Lavender
Photographer: Laura Ford Photos
Photo Booth: Pixster
Band: Jason Sulkin Music

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Minhee & Ted

Minhee and Ted wed at the Fig House in Los Angeles. The venues eclectic and colorful space added the much sought after wow factor. After witnessing the happy moment of the bride and groom tying the knot, all mingled about before being ushered into the dining space. For dinner, guests were treated to a royal experience as the servers brought dishes out on a long rectangular board, taking one back to eras ago. Full but ready to keep the night going, all shared dancing, laughter, and some photo booth fun. Cheers to Minhee and Ted and their adventure of love!

Photos by Legacy Union Photo Co.

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: The Fig House
Cake: Porto’s Bakery
DJ/Photo Booth: Tempoe DJ Entertainment
Photographer: Legacy Union Photo Co.
Florist: GingerSnap Florals

Hair/Makeup: Atelier by Tiffany
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Melanie & Jay

The Bel-Air Bay Club was the perfect choice for Melanie and Jay when it came to their wedding day. From the venues lush grounds, and scenic views, to its exquisite cuisine, this place had it all. Keeping with their elegant theme, the bride and groom designed the reception with a gold color palette and accents of blush and navy. These colors radiated throughout and every bit of this day was magical!

Photos by Lin & Jirsa Photography

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Yvonne & Evan

Yvonne and Evan's romantic day began with an intimate ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Following the exchange of vows, guests were directed towards an indoor cocktail hour where light appetizers and cocktails were enjoyed by many. During this time, Yvonne and Evan snuck away from their loved ones to capture memorable photos of the two of them outside. Rejoing their guests, the bride and groom danced their way into the reception to the beat of their favorite song, and the dancing didn't stop there! Cheers to Yvonne and Evan and a lifetime of happiness!

Photos by Koman Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Photographer: Koman Photography
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Bel-Air Bay Club
Florist: Wenfloral Design Studio
Videographer: Our Story Creative
DJ/Photo Booth/Lighting: Tempoe Entertainment DJ’s
Harpist: Hee Jin Yoon

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: 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: 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: 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: Nicole & Tom

Nicole and Tom celebrated their wedding day at the Garland, a stunning venue in Hollywood. The two chose to add onto the venues natural beauty and fill the center of the tables from the reception with floral arrangements and votives. One of our favorite details from this day were the disposable cameras placed on each table, inviting guests to document their fun while saving those memories for the bride and groom. The happiness between these two radiated throughout the day and we wish them all the best!

Photos by Jenny Smith & Co

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Photographer: Jenny Smith & Co
Videographer: 5 Star Productions
Venue: The Garland
Caterer: The Garland
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: The Garland
Cake: Hansen’s Cake
Florist: Vave Studios
DJ: Vox DJ’s
Invitations: Paperless Post

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: Bianca & Carlo

Following a memorable ceremony at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bianca and Carlo celebrated the rest of their day at the Westin Long Beach. Stunning floral arrangements were feaured throughout the reception, including the couple’s half moon sweetheart table. Embellished with vibrant napkins, the bride and groom’s color palette of navy blues and peaches, filled the room with a beautiful ambience. Tossing the bridal bouquet and dancing through the night, these guests were having a great time! Cheers to Bianca and Carlo's enchanting moments together, we are so excited for your future!

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Reception Venue/Caterer/Bar: The Westin Long Beach
Florist: California Petals
Photographer/Videographer/Photo Booth: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ: Elegance Entertainment
Hair/Makeup: Amy H. Makeup

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.