(Closed) What SoCal vendors are you using?

posted 11 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 4
4 posts

We used:


Photo: Envision Photo/Video

Video : Garner Films

DJ: Dj Flo 

Post # 5
2680 posts
Sugar bee

 Here are my vendors!

  • Venue – The Reef on the Water
  • Caterer – The Reef on the Water
  • Coordinator – myself 🙂
  • Photographer – Caught in the Moment
  • DJ – Invisible Touch
  • Florist – Sweet Peas Florist
  • Cake – Rossmoor Pastries
  • Officiant – Fiancee’s brother – not by profession but we ask him to do it
  • Dress – The Dresser, Fullerton (Maggie Sottero)
  • Shoes – Davids Bridal
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Alfred Angelo
  • Hair Stylist – Something Blue Stylists
  • MUA – Something Blue Stylists
  • Invitations – Taylor Your Memories (dont recommend)

PM if you want more details on my vendors 🙂


Post # 6
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m planning the wedding from Northern California, but here are my vendors down south!

  • Venue: Falkner Winery Temecule, CA
  • Caterer: (venue provides food)
  • Coordinator: (venueprovides coordinator)
  • Photographer: Ashcraft Photography Temecula, CA
  • DJ: Michael Gagnier o Elite Party DJ Murrietta, CA
  • Florist: Michael’s Flower Girl Murriett, CA
  • Cake: Family friend
  • Officiant: Rev. Michael Cartwright (recommended by the winery)
  • Dress: Allure Bridal Exclusive to Bridal Image in SF
  • Shoes: Shoebuy.com
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Amazon (for reviews) Pacifiplex.com (for ordering the dresses)
  • Hair Stylist: Don’t know yet, possibly a family friend
  • MUA: I’m pretty sure it’s going to be DIY at the moment
  • Invitations: evite through costco

Post # 7
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m trying to be as economically as possible.   

  • Venue  – Holiday Inn – Burbank
  • Caterer – Holiday Inn
  • Coordinator – my gay uncle (lol)
  • Photographer – David from Genesis Weddings
  • DJ – Alvin from A&M (under $1000 fairly new)
  • Florist – SF Florist
  • Cake – Jadquis Cakes
  • Officiant – MOH’s uncle
  • Dress – Chantilly’s Bridal
  • Shoes ?? haven’t bought them yet
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Chantilly’s Bridal
  • Hair Stylist – close friend, Yohanna
  • MUA what’s this?
  • Invitations – Target

Post # 8
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

Kurlynut – MUA = Makeup Artist

  • Church – Our Lady of the Assumption, Ventura
  • Reception Venue – Spanish Hills Country Club
  • Coordinator – Kerrie Underhill, Platinum Weddings by Kerrie
  • Photographer – Sarah K. Chen
  • DJ – Joey Inez, Mixterious Force
  • Florist – Yamaguchi Flowers
  • Cake – A Sweet Design
  • Dress – Melissa Sweet from Priscilla of Boston San Francisco (formerly Alexandra Bridal)
  • Shoes – J. Crew
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Jasmine B2
  • Hair Stylist/MUA – Sherry McAnelly, On Location Beauty
  • Invitations – Ignafruit by Angi Keighley via Etsy
  • Post # 9
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I have a SoCal photographer, so I thought I’d list him here:

    Memories by Michael (Michael Erdkamp) – memoriesbymichael.com

    Post # 11
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    oh ok my makeup artist is my really good friend Brenda…

    Post # 12
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    • Venue : The Cheesecake Factory Redondo Beach
    • Caterer: same as above
    • Coordinator: Me
    • Photographer: Studio 7
    • DJ: DJ Ray
    • Florist:Myself
    • Cake: Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory
    • Officiant:Father Ray Morales
    • Dress: Alfred Angelo Hungtington Beach
    • Shoes: I haven’t found them yet
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Alfred Angelo Huntington Beach
    • Hair Stylist: Atlantic Studio
    • MUA: Atlantic Studio
    • Invitations: The American Wedding

    Some things are still a work in progress but these are my vendors so far. : )

    Post # 13
    9 posts

    I’m happy to give feedback on any vendors – just ask!

  • Church – Hollywood United Methodist Church
  • Reception Venue – Marvimon
  • Catering – Large Marge Sustainables  
  • Coordinator – me, but I hired a friend to coordinate the reception venue day of
  • Photographer – Dave Getzschman for Ben Chrisman Photography (out of San Francisco)
  • DJ – we did all the music on an iPod
  • Florist – Holly Vesecky
  • Cake – Hansens
  • Dress – Carolina Herrera
  • Shoes – Sergio Rossi
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – one bridesmaid picked an off the rack dress, the other went with Jasmine B2 Bridal
  • Hair Stylist – my long time hair stylist
  • MUA – had to look this up too (!) I did my own makeup 
  • Invitations – inkylivie off etsy
  • Menus/Table cards – Invites by Jen off etsy  
  • Rentals – Classic Party Rentals 
  • Post # 14
    28 posts
    • Wedding: December 1969

    venue – The Bungalow Club

    caterer – Provided

    coordinator – Hustle & Bustle

    photographer – Duncan Stewart Photography

    d.j. – amaing, fun, cheap, cousing

    florist – Garden of Kisses

    cake – Porto’s Bakery

    officiant – Clint Hutt

    dress – Priscilla of Boston

    shoes – vintage

    bm dresses – Nordstroms

    Hair – Claudia, my best friend (putting in extensions)

    MUA –  Lauren Elizabeth

    Invitations – Serendipity Designs

    Post # 15
    9 posts

    Hi!  We have a low to mid budget and are planning from out of state.  We’re using:

    • Venue and caterer and cake: Pacific Palms Resort.  It’s also the site for our wedding ceremony.  It’s a beautiful setting on a hilltop overlooking the city.  Our ballroom has floor to ceiling windows that also overlook the city.  If you’re looking for Chinese food, they’re one of the few non-Chinese restaurant wedding venues that serves Chinese.  They also have a Western menu. So far, they’ve just been okay to work with.
    • Photographer:  Brian Khang, http://www.briankhang.com.  He’s really friendly and captures emotion beautifully.  We got our engagement photos done and loved them!  We’re looking forward to getting our wedding photos done with him.
    • Dress: Monique Lhuillier, got it on sale off the rack from Yolanda’s in Waltham, MA
    • Shoes: BCBG, got it on sale.
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: JCrew, also got them on sale online.
    • Invitations:my friend Kate is a professional illustrator and designed our invitations for us based on what I wanted our "theme" to be.  http://www.katetwilliamson.com  She’s really talented and does beautiful work.  She also designed our save-the-dates.  


    Post # 16
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    • Venue – Electra Cruises (Yacht in Newport Harbor)
    • Caterer – Provided by venue
    • Coordinator – Provided by venue
    • Photographer – Can’t decide!!!!
    • DJ – DJ Von (one of the choices included with vendor)
    • Florist – LaVonne’s Florist (<3)
    • Cake – Cinerella Cakes (<3)
    • Officiant – David Kenney, friend and Assistant pastor at church.
    • Dress – Choosing between two dresses still at Deborah’s Bridal (Upland) and Alfred Angelo
    • Shoes – Nordstrom
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Alfred Angelo (I had some I loved but due to having brides from all over the U.S. I wanted to use someone that was easy access)
    • Hair Stylist – Cousin went to school for Bridal hair… SCORE!
    • MUA – Friend also works for MAC and Playboy… DOUBLE SCORE! (as long as I don’t end up looking like a Bunny my wedding day haha j/k)
    • Invitations – Found a free design ad on WeddingBee (SCORE AGAIN!) and have a friend at the University who does printing who is going to print them for me.

    I’ve definately learned it’s great to know people!!!

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