Davia and Jordan at Cielo Farms

It is always such a treat when you get to take part in planning your friends’ weddings. I have been lucky enough to offer my help to a few and it’s great every time. Davia and Jordan were planning to get married in Mexico when the Zika virus changed their plans as they had several guests who were pregnant, so they made a last-minute switch to Socal. They looked all over to find something that would get them as excited as their original destination. After many site visits they found what they were searching for at Cielo Farms. It had an intimate feel, amazing views and a laid-back vibe that matched their style. Davia chose a colorful palette to make the rustic tables really pop. Guests were treated to vegan cuisine and a surprise salsa dance. Head on over to 100 Layer Cake to see more! And if you want to watch their video – check it out here.

Photography by Raya Carlisle Photography 
Florals by Primary Petals
Paper by Minted
Rentals by Premiere Party Rents
Catering by Contemporary Catering
Videography by Narrative Films

Victoria and Michael at Hotel Bel Air

Victoria and Michael decided to have a daytime luncheon wedding. They kept it small – close friends and family only. What better spot for a Sunday brunch than the Hotel Bel Air? Victoria loved the look of natural wood tables with abundant florals. She took design inspiration from her own home, in fact, she owns the same exact dishes we used for the table. Michael was a a big fan of dessert, so we tapped SusieCakes to make their wedding cake. A string quartet played for the ceremony and reception.

Photography by Annie McElwain
Florals by Twig and Twine
Paper by Anne Robin and Bliss and Bone
Tabletop by Casa De Perrin
Rentals by Classic Party Rentals
Linens by La Tavola
Cake by SusieCakes

Elizabeth and Bert at The Biltmore

Liz and Bert got married on Halloween, but you would never know it. Liz wanted a classic white and green color scheme. As an interior designer, she had such amazing taste and it was fun to select beautiful elements like brass vases and monogrammed napkins with her. She chose The Biltmore in Santa Barbara since she wanted her friends and family to enjoy the best of the West Coast weather and views by selecting the Coral Casino side of the property. If you want to see more of this wedding you can check it out on 100 Layer Cake here.

Photography by Annie McElwain 
Florals by Brown Paper Design 
Paper by Copper Willow Paper Studio 
Rentals by Classic Party Rentals 
Linens by La Tavola 

Tanya and Aaron at The LA Athletic Club

When I met Tanya we had an instant connection – it was like chatting with an old friend. I understood what she wanted and she was totally on board with my recommendations. Tanya and Aaron are both architects and really care about design, which is why they selected The Los Angeles Athletic Club due to its rich history and newly renovated event space. Their ceremony was a lovely one at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, which is one of the prettiest ones I have ever seen. On their wedding day, it rained and Tanya and Aaron took it in stride, laughing throughout their photos. They didn’t let the rain dampen their day at all! Here are some of my favorite photos from their big day!

Tanya and Aaron Wedding Video

Photography by Annie McElwain
Florals by Honey and Poppies
Videography by Max and Molly
Music by The Flashdance