(Closed) What SoCal vendors are you using?

posted 11 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 17
71 posts
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
687 posts
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
8 posts
  • 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
58 posts
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
    110 posts
    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
    4 posts
    • 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
    24 posts
    • 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
    9 posts

    • 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
    63 posts
    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
    21 posts
    • 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
    142 posts
    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
    297 posts
    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.


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



    Post # 30
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

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

    Post # 31
    172 posts
    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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