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: 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: 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: 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: Charlene & Calvin

Charlene and Calvin's dreamy wedding took place outdoors on a warm day at Calamigos Ranch. In addition to the multitude of unique elements, that created an enchanting experience, the couple had a custom floral arch built for their ceremony. Their color palette was infused with shades of gray, rose gold and blush. Enhancing the receptions tablescape, bundles of flowers and lanterns were centered on each table. As the sun was setting, the bride and groom's family and friends gave heartwarming speeches. Evoking a magical ambience, this sweet and intimate day was absolutely breathtaking!  

Photos by Jenny Smith

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: Calamigos Ranch
Cake: Jennifer Park
Florist: Little Thistle Design
Photographer: Jenny Smith
Videographer: Buckley Videography
Rentals: Arcadia Rentals
DJ/Lighting: Vox DJs
Hair/Makeup: Kelly Zhang

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Kelly & Andrew

It was the beginning of forever, as Kelly and Andrew recited their vows to one another. With an open-air venue, Malibu West Beach Club was elegant and romantic, just what the couple had dreamt of. Smooth sand and blue skies set the tone, while shades of pink were evident throughout the decor. With the beautiful background of the ocean, Kelly and Andrew's wedding was the start to a magical future! 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Malibu West Beach Club
Caterer/Bar: Truly Yours Catering
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Victorian
Cake/Dessert: Phoenix Bakery Cake
Florist: Florals & Events by Design
Photographer: Marlies Hart
DJ/Lighting: VOX DJs

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Abby & Cory

A day filled with warm sand and ocean breezes, Dana Point Ocean Institute was the ideal private and intimate location for Abby and Cory. With a splendid scenic view and perfect backdrop, the couple gathered with family and friends to share their ceremony. Adding a special element, vintage rugs were placed in a zig-zag fashion leading up to the water. Carrying from the ceremony to the reception, natural tones of greenery were used to capture this beautiful day!  

 

Photos by Michael Farmer Photography

Video by Michael Farmer Photography

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Dana Point Ocean Institue
Caterer/Bar: Erhart Catering
Cake/Desserts: Susie Cakes
Florist: Vintage Country Events
Photographer/Videographer: Michael Farmer Photography
DJ: California DJ
Musician: Brian Banks
Hair/Makeup: Paige Davenport
Rentals: Classic and Signature Rentals through Erhart Catering

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

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Linh & Michi

Following their vows, Linh and Michi were radiant as they reached their reception. Arriving in Downtown Los Angeles at the Ocean Seafood Restaurant, the wedding party as they enjoyed their delectable cuisine. With the first reception a success, the bride, groom, and guests departed to Nature Friends Sierra Madre Lodge. Arriving at the rustic lodge, the newlyweds were beaming with happiness. This reception was intimate and private, exquisite from both the inside and outside. Soon after the cake cutting, guests said goodbye to the couple with a sparkler send off. The day was a heartwarming celebration of love for Linh and Michi. 

Photos by So Smitten Special Events

 Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Rehearsal Venue: Our Lady of Peace
Tea Ceremony: Gardena Tenrikyo Church
Reception Venue 1: Ocean Seafood Restaurant
Reception Venue 2: Nature Friends Sierra Madre Lodge
Rentals: LA Party Rentals

Real Wedding Shenanigans: Kristin & Nick

Mount Palomar Winery was a beautiful, natural setting, for the wedding of Kristin and Nick. Decorated with rustic inspiration and vintage details, white flowers and ruby accents embellished the charm of the reception. Filling everyones sweet tooth, Kristin and Nick incorporated a "Sweets" display. On top of wooden barrels, this display featured desserts of all kinds, including a two-tiered cake from Love Cakes. An overall romantic setting was enjoyed by all throughout Kristin and Nick's enchanting day. 

Photos by Jodi B Photography

Wedding Planner: So Smitten Special Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Mount Palomar Winery
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: South Coast Winery
Caterer: Once Upon A Wedding
Bar/Drinks/Bartenders: Mount Palomar Winery
Cake/Dessert: Love Cakes
Florist: Lovely Stems Floral
Photographer: Jodi B Photography
Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booths
Band: The Straytones (Crowd theory Entertainment)
Hair/Makeup: Makeup by Giovanissa
Decor: Rickety Swank Vintage Rentals

real wedding shenanigans: katie & joe

Katie and Joe were hitched at the majestic Adamson House in Malibu. The state park museum and gardens overlooked the Pacific Ocean, with a priceless view and unforgettable ambiance. This sweet ceremony took place under a gorgeous oak tree in the gardens. Guests then enjoyed signature cocktails, food trucks for dinner, and danced the night away under the stars with the ocean waves crashing in the background. 

Photos by Jill Herrera for So Smitten

Day-of coordination: So Smitten Special Events
Venue: Adamson House
Caterers: Peaches Smokehouse and Lobsta Truck
Bar: BevMo!
Servers and bartenders: Night & Day Productions
Desserts: Sugar Babies Cupcakery
Florist: CJ Matsumoto and Sons
DJ: Michael Angelo Music
Photographer: Mary Costa Photography
Rentals: Smart Party Rents
Transportation: Riz Transportation Services and VIP Tours of California