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: Kim & Naylene

Meeting at the alter, Kim and Naylene glowed with happiness as they fulfilled their commitment to one another. With family and friends in attendance the two were absolutely smitten through the day. Each showed off their unique sense of style and together created a charming and romantic day. A special time with these two, we were so happy to have joined Kim and Naylene on their wedding day!

Photos by Rad + In Love

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Los Angeles River Center & Gardens
Caterer: Summit Event Catering
Cake: Lark Cake Shop
Florist: Shindig Chic
Photographer: Rad + In Love
Videographer: Fisheye Studio
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth/Live Music: Vox Djs
Hair/Makeup: Luong Lasting

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: 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: 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: Misha & Ian

Amid the overarching trees and serene surroundings, Misha and Ian wed in an outdoor ceremony at Calamigos Ranch. This happy and joyous day was personalized with unique decor elements from the bride and groom. Touches of vibrant blooms and the venues natural beauty added to a dream-like atmosphere. After the conclusion of the ceremony, guests were welcomed inside for a reception followed by a night full of dancing! Misha and Ian’s wedding was filled with unforgettable memories and great times! 

Photos by Little Boat Photography

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Calamigos Ranch
Cake/Desserts: Susie Cakes
Photographer: Little Boat Photography
Florist: The Bloemist LA
Video: Storytime Motion
Band & DJ: Undercover Live
Hair & Makeup: Cheek to Cheek
Photo Booth: Photo Booth 90210
Guest Transportation: CTS Charter
B&G Transportation: 805 Party Bus Limo

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Stephanie & Tony

Stephanie and Tony celebrated their love in a customized semi-circle curve at the Bel-Air Bay Club. Accenting the ceremony decor, ivory petals lined the way to a beautifully wrapped floral arch. After declaring their love for one another, cocktail hour began on the patio. Creating a magical ambience for the guests, Los Angeles musicians from the Cattus Quartet played a timeless ensemble that trickled on throughout the night. Unique details for the reception included a slideshow of the bride and groom as well as their monogram on the walls and dance floor. This formal affair was complete with Photo Booth pictures, and of course, a delicious cake. Congratulations again Stephanie and Tony, we wish you both the best!

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: Bel-Air Bay Club
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop
Florist: City Flowers
Photographer: Kristina Adams Photography
Videography: Yours Truly Media
Rentals/Photo Booth/Lighting: Bliss Entertainment Event Group
DJ: Vox DJs
Hair: Hello Darling Hair
Makeup: Beauty Lounge LA
Ceremony Quarter: Cattus Quartet
Cocktail/Reception Pianist: Pianist on Call
Butterfly Supplier: Cloverlawn Butterflies

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: Alejandra & Bernardo

Surrounded by those near and dear to them, Alejandra and Bernardo committed their love to one another in a romantic ceremony, underneath a heart-shaped arch. In an outdoor setting, the venues catering team designed a unique menu for the couple, including some of their most divine dishes. Knowing they wanted to treat their guests to a personalized day, the bride and groom had every detail covered from specialized menus to personalized party favors. This heartfelt day was truly amazing and we send our best to Alejandra and Bernanrdo! 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer/Bar: The Grand Long Beach
Cake: Rossmoor Pastries
Ceremony Musicians: Seaside Strings
Videographer: Sergio Anthony Films
DJ: Geo Beltran

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: 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: Tamara & Alexander

White lanterns illuminated by candles with spiral topiaries, anchored the entrance of the First Presbyterian Church Santa Ana. Once the ceremony inside the church was concluded, guests were escorted to Tamara and Alexander's reception at the Estate on Second. The Irish Mule, the couple's signature cocktail was enjoyed by many of the guests. Silver-rimmed chargers on top of shantung linens held each guests spot as the meal was served. Centerpieces were combined with hurricane vases filled of candles and garland, in addition to silver votives placed throughout the tables. Diving into the hot chocolate bar, guests savoured the decadent cake prepared by Jay's Catering, cozied up near the fire pit. Tamara and Alexander's wedding combined traditional aspects with modern twists, creating the perfect vision for their wedding day!
 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church Santa Ana
Reception Venue: The Estate on Second
Caterer/Bar/Cake: Jay's Catering
Florist: Flower Couture
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ: Vox DJs
Hair: Jessica Minton Salon
Invitations: Minted

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Anna & Jackie

November 11, was a memorable day for Anna and Jackie as they wed at St. Denis Catholic Church. Following the ceremony, both of the couples families enjoyed tea and lunch at the groom's parents home. Reuniting with their guests, the wedding reception was held at Union Station in Los Angeles, California. Built originally in 1939, this station has been home to a number of people for decades. Its unique architecture and design, were perfect for Anna and Jackie's celebration of their big day. 

The color palette for the day included sage, white, ivory, and taupe. Filled with Fruitwood Chiavari chairs and Ivory cushions, the reception was breathtaking. Menus for this 10-Course Family Style meal, were accented with sage napkins, ribbon, and greenery. Unique elements to this wedding such as a personalized slideshow of the couple, was enjoyed by all. A beautiful day for all, we loved Anna and Jackie's exquisite wedding!

Photos by OceanGraphy, Inc.

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: St. Denis Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Union Station - Old Ticket Concourse
Caterer: Panda Inn
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: BevMo Pasadena
Cake: Kee Wah Bakery
Florist: Flower Couture by Stephanie
Photographer: OceanGraphy, Inc.
Videographer: A2K Creative Solutions
MC/Sound Equipment: Hilo Productions
DJ: DJ Cito
String Quartet: Clover Strings Quartet
Party Rentals/Lighting: OC Events
Makeup/Hair: Luong Lasting
Photo Booth: Photo Booth 3
Guest Transportation: Riz Transportation
 

Real Wedding Shenanigans Clare & Andrew

Stunning Craftsman architecture and beautifully groomed grounds, were some of the reasons why Clare and Andrew chose to get married at the Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock. Located in Eagle Rock, California, the couple transformed the outdoor space into a Greek theatre setup for their ceremony. Dried orange slices and baby's breath, were tied to the aisle chairs with a blue silk ribbon. From the ceremony to the reception, the color palette of orange and blue for the bride and groom continued throughout. Long rectangular tables were lined with greenery and accented with mini bottles of homemade bitters. Guests enjoyed an intimate ceremony and reception, followed by a delicious three-tiered cake!

Photos by Casey Brodley

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Wedding Venue: Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock
Caterer: Homegirl Catering
Cake/Dessert: The Lark Cake Shop
Florist: The Bouqs
Photographer: Casey Brodley
DJ/Lighting: VIP DJ Entertainment
Hair/Makeup: Glendale Salon Spa
Rentals: Sir Michael's 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: Sandy & Ian

Playa Studios offered the perfect setting for Sandy and Ian to showcase their modern wedding dream. Wowing their guests in the open venue, the couple was married under a copper arch with greenery. The 5,000 sq ft space, was decorated with overhead bistro lights that complemented the modern setup. Tables were lined with mustard yellow linen napkins and rose gold hammered chargers, accented by rose gold metal chairs. Sandy and Ian's wedding day was exquisite in every way!

Photos by Jenna Bechtholt Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Upper West
Venue: Playa Studios
Caterer: Summit Catering
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Sunseri's
Cake: Miso Bakes
Florist: The Little Branch
Photography: Jenna Bechtholt Photography
DJ: All the Above Events
Party Rentals: Archive Rentals/OC Events

Real Wedding Shenanigans Brandi & Erik

The wedding of Brandi & Erik was charming inside and out. Symbolising their relationship, memorable photos were framed and placed around the reception. As a fun gesture, individual mason jars brimming with popcorn, greeted each guest as they found their seat at the reception. Adding romance to the decor, vases, filled with blush pink flowers, adorned lace covered tables. When it came time for dessert, two vintage hutch's displayed the delectable treats. A stunning wedding alone, Brouwerjj West truly was the perfect venue for Brandi & Erik to be creative with the space and make their wedding vision come to life!

Photos by The Cali Life Productions

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony Venue: Brouwerij West Event Space & Tasting Room
Caterer: Summit Event Catering
Florist: Petals and Pop
Photographer: The Cali Life Productions
Videographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ: Soundwave Productions
Party Rentals: Choura Events
Invitations: So Smitten Special Events

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Lindsey & Nick

Oozing with romance and charm, Franciscan Gardens was the perfect secret hideaway for Lindsey and Nick's wedding. From the rustic wooden gates to the courtyard reception, everything was marvelous throughout. Joined by guests, the bride and groom danced through the night to the sounds from The Joneses Band LA. With the picturesque setting, it was a dreamy day celebrating the love between Lindsey & Nick!

Photos by Photography by Paulina

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Franciscan Gardens
Caterer: 24 Carrots
Cake: Great Dane Baking Co.
Florist: Magnolia's Floral Design
Photographer: Photography by Paulina
DJ/Band: The Joneses Band LA
Lighting: Franciscan Gardens
Decor: So Smitten Special Events
Invitations: Vista Print

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Brianna & Jonathan

La Venta Inn, which has been a landmark since the 1920s, was the perfect setting for Brianna and Jonathan's magical day. The two recited their vows in the lush garden, overlooking the ocean. Following the cocktail hour in the courtyard, the guests were treated to a delectable feast prepared by the culinary team. Surrounded by family and friends, the enchanting day made all of Brianna and Jonathan's wedding dreams come true! 

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Wedding Decor/Design: A Good Affair
Venue/Caterer/Bar: La Venta Inn/NYFC
Cake: Torrance Bakery
Florist: Flowers by Laurel
Photographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth: Vox DJs
Band/String Quartet: Gemini Strings
Hair/Makeup: Beach Vibes Beauty Studio
Limo/Guest Transportation: Los Angeles Limousine