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: 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: Samantha & Brice

Sweetheart couple, Samantha and Brice, were looking for a wedding venue that encompassed all of their wishes. When taking a look at Calamigos Ranch, they knew this was where they would want to stand before family and friends and exchange their love for one another. Nestled in Malibu, Ca, the ceremony had touches of a traditional wedding and created a romantic ambiance. Attendees enjoyed signature drinks outdoors before being ushered into the dining space for dinner. Following the decadent food, more dancing, and laughter, guests could not get enough of this beautiful day!

Photos by Lin and Jirsa Photography

Video by Yours Truly Media

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: Calamigos Ranch - Oak Room
Cake/Dessert: Baby Makes Cakes
Florist: GingerSnap Florals
Photographer: Lin and Jirsa Photography
Videographer: Yours Truly Media
DJ / Photo Booth / Lighting: Vox DJ's
Hair/Makeup: Design Visage
Party Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
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: 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: 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