(Closed) What SoCal vendors are you using?

posted 11 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Private Garden/The Bungalow Club

  • Venue – The Bungalow Club/Shumei Center Garden, Hollywood
  • Caterer – Provided by venue
  • Coordinator – Sharlene Griffith
  • Photographer – Dan Chen of Chennergy
  • DJ – The Flashdance
  • Florist – La Vie en Rose eco friendly Florals
  • Cake – Beard Papa cream puffs, regal cake gallery
  • Officiant -our friend
  • Dress – Deborah Lindquist eco-friendly design
  • Shoes – Nine West Outlet
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – JCrew clearance
  • Hair Stylist – Martina @ clark nova salon
  • MUA – Jessica from [email protected] Grove’s Laura Mercier counter
  • Invitations – Elizabeth Anne Designs consulted on design.

What a great thread!

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think I’m done with most of my vendors! I am so excited to finally post this! And I have been very happy with most of them so far! 🙂

Venue:  The Grand Long Beach

Caterer: The Grand Long Beach

Coordinator:  Jennifer Yamauchi

Photographer:  RayJoyce Photo

DJ: Tim Coy/ Pacific Events

Invitations:  The Divine Invitation

Florist: Me! (just kidding…me and a few of my bms, aunts, and whoever else can help the day before!) 

Cake:  The Great Dane Bakery, Los Alamitos

Officiant/Church:   Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Torrance

Dress:  Alfred Angelo

Shoes:  Hmmm…still working on this one! too many shoes, only a 12 hour window to wear them all!

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Aroma Design (garment district LA)

Hair Stylist:  Susie Chhuor

MUA: Susie Chhuor

Gotta add: 

Photobooth company:  (either yourphotobooths.com or partybooths)

 

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m pretty much done with everything. I just have to figure out the DJ/ MUSIC situation and my makeup n hair..:D

  • Venue: The Summit House, Fullerton
  • Caterer: same as above
  • Coordinator: Carmen from the summit house n My FI’s aunt
  • engagement photo: Itsumo Photography, San Diego
  • Day of photographer: David from Harvard Photography
  • DJ:still in the works :T
  • Florist: Mom’s friend
  • Cake: Van’s Bakery
  • Officiant: Pastor Isaac Kim
  • Dress: Maggie Sottero Sabelle. I got it Amy’sBridal in Westminster
  • Shoes: Bright fushia strappy heals from Thailand
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Windsor
  • Hair Stylist: ??? help!
  • MUA: HELP!
  • Invitations: Viriya Wedding, Bangkok, Thailand. 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012
  • Venue  – Ramsey’s at the Club, Toluca Lake
  • Caterer – Same
  • Coordinator – Not sure if we’ll do DOC yet
  • Photographer – Melissa Ackermann of Austin
  • DJ – Red Shoe LA
  • Florist – Enchanted Florist, Burbank
  • Cake – Big Sugar Bakeshop
  • Officiant – A close friend
  • Dress – Liancarlo
  • Shoes – Chinese Laundry
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – N/A
  • Hair Stylist – Longtime Stylist
  • MUA – Stylist’s friend
  • Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas
  • Post # 22
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    • Venue: Adventures at Sea  -Just Dreamin’ Yacht
    • Caterer: (venue provides food)
    • Coordinator: (venue provides coordinator)
    • Photographer: Paul Manke SoCal
    • DJ: MannyG (El Paso, TX)
    • Florist: In Bloom
    • Cake: Roosmoors
    • Officiant: Boat Captain
    • Dress: Melissa Sweet’s Lucy
    • Shoes: Kelsi Dagger in blue
    • Hair Stylist: Still deciding
    • Invitations: An amazing Etsy vendor named Taylor

    Post # 23
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    Great vendors, I luckily know plenty…

    Venue: Newland House in Huntington Beach or Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas, Cafe Del Sol in Studio City, Japanese Garden in Van Nuys…these are all really great places!!!

    Caterer: Herarch and Ara

    Photographer: Herman Au

    Good luck!!!

    Post # 24
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    • Venue – Family Friends home
    • Caterer – Silver Service Events, Sushi Boy, and Acatlan Taco Cart
    • Coordinator – A Platinum Touch
    • Photographer – Mimi Teller Photos
    • DJ – was through the Pros, but we are looking again
    • Florist – Oops a Daisy
    • Cake – Torrance Bakery
    • Officiant – Alan Katz
    • Dress – Allure purchased through La Soie in Torrance
    • Shoes – 2 pairs from Nordstrom Rack
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Jasmine L9020 purchased through Pearl’s Place online
    • Hair Stylist – Dawn of Design
    • MUA – Dawn of Design
    • Invitations – Impressions in Cedar Rapids, IA (my friend used her and we visited while there for her wedding)

    Post # 25
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    Newbee

    • Venue – Olympic
    • Caterer – Hall is catering
    • Coordinator – M. Events ….. [email protected]
    • Photographer – Gloria Mesa
    • DJ – DJ Kelley
    • Florist – Mel & Despina 818-209-6688 Independent, so prices were way cheaper
    • Cake: Dorie Kinney   <most amazing cakes> http://cakeartist.blogspot.com
    • Officiant – Church
    • Dress – Christina Wu
    • Shoes – No clue yet
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Alfred Angelo
    • Hair Stylist – No clue yet
    • MUA -No clue yet

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009
    • Venue- Condor’s Nest Ranch (Pala, CA) 
    • Caterer-Smokin Mo’s BBQ (Huntington Beach)
    • Coordinator- DOC Amy Carter
    • Photographer- Michael Underwood (L.A.)
    • DJ- 2 DJ Friends and a late-night session by Groom (he used to be a DJ)
    • Florist- DIY (buying from Far East Wholesale Flowers)
    • Cake- Baby-Cakes Cupcakes (Temecula) (So Yummy!)
    • Officiant- Friend
    • Dress- Custom by Elizabeth Dye (Portland)
    • Shoes- Givenchy (Great Ebay Find!)
    • Hair Stylist- Friend who’s a Hairstylist 
    • MUA-DIY
    • Invitations- Flora and Fauna Press (It’s my business, so its kind of DIY!?)

    Post # 27
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I got married last month – here are my vendors:

    • Venue – Long Beach Museum of Art
    • Caterer – Same as above
    • Coordinator – Krista Dkins (Message me for her information)
    • Photographer – Jessica Quadra
    • DJ – Diamond DJ Entertainment Larry Wohrman
    • Florist – CM Armstrong Design (Corinne Armstrong – FANTASTIC JOB)
    • Cake – Cuppacakes located in San Pedro, Rose really customizes to what you want.
    • Officiant – Don Johnson
    • Dress – Alfred Angelo They rip you off on alterations, I went to Mahtab and she was amazing)
    • Shoes – Stuart Weitzman
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Priscilla of Boston
    • Hair Stylist – Sara Newton (Message me if you want her information)
    • MUA – Natalia Ewalt (she went above and beyond her duties.  She was one of my favorite vendors)
    • Invitations (Cliff Brunson, he is so talented.  Message me for his info)

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee

     

    • Venue – The Inn of the Seventh Ray

    • Caterer – provided w/venue

    • Coordinator – provided w/venue

    • Photographer – Ashley Rose

    • DJ – provided w/venue

    • Florist – trader joes/DIY

    • Cake – provided w/venue

    • Officiant – Deidra Gray-Breijo

    • Dress – Wai-Ching

    • Shoes – TBD

    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Wai-Ching

    • Hair Stylist – TBD

    • MUA – TBD

    • Invitations – Michaels/DIY

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009
    • Venue – Catholic Church in Temple City
    • Caterer – Domenico’s Italian restaurant (very accomodating place, they charged for the food and drink only, not the venue)
    • Coordinator – Myself
    • Photographer – Nathan See
    • DJ – Tony Millot (this guy sings just like Frank Sinatra, our guests thought he was lip synching, he also DJ’s)
    • Florist – Flower Mart in Temple City (very reasonable considering I wanted calla lillies in October)   http://www.flowermarttc.com/

    • Cake – Federico’s Bakery for the main cake and Vera’s Cake’s for the grooms cake http://verascakes.com/

    • Officiant – Preist

    (very comfy shoes they’ll dye any color and they accept on-line coupons)

    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – I only had an Maid/Matron of Honor and she got her dress at Nordstroms
    • Hair Stylist – My regular stylist, she did a great job.
    • MUA – Had my make-up done at MAC without testing her out first and I loved how it turned out.
    • Invitations – Valentines Promise did a great job with our Hallowedding caricature invite.  Our guests loved them.

    http://www.vponsale.com/invitations/112233/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=254&sort=20a&page=1

    Two other vendors that we had were Old Memories Car Club that picked us up in vintage cars and CF Dominicana Cigar caterers.

    http://www.oldmemoriescc.com/

    http://cfcigars.com/

    Post # 30
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Invitations: Aardvark Letterpress. The best old school letterpress in town!

    Post # 31
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    • Venue: Temecula Creek Inn
    • Caterer: Temecula Creek Inn
    • Coordinator: So Happi Together — If anyone is looking for a DOC, I SO highly recommend Nancy!  She’s one of the best decisions we’ve made for our wedding.  She’s my DOC, but is so helpful with everything else, planning-wise.
    • Photographer: Tauran Woo
    • DJ: Adagio Entertainment
    • Florist: Commerce Flowers — again, cannot recommend highly enough!  Beautiful work and AMAZING prices.
    • Cake: Not sure yet, but we’re thinking Porto’s.
    • Officiant: my former boss, a member of Congress
    • Dress: Melissa Sweet, from Rmine in Studio City.  Nicoleta was my consultant and she is sooo sweet!
    • Shoes: Still looking!
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Alfred Angelo
    • Hair Stylist: Cheek Couture
    • MUA: Cheek Couture
    • Invitations: Not sure yet

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