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California Wedding Day Celebrates the Best of 2017 at Vibiana

We couldn't be more excited to share all the beauty from our travel-themed Best of 2017 gala at downtown Los Angele's historic Vibiana. California Wedding Day hosted more than 500 of Southern California's top wedding industry professionals to celebrate the finalists for Best of 2017--and announce the winners. Under the helm of our fearless captains, Travis McBurney of True Colors Events and Lisa Khan of Lisa Khan Events, and with incredible support from Rayce Pr, we joined forces with a talented team of vendors (see list below) to create an around-the-world experience from London to Morroco to the Amalfi Coast

Guests were greeted in Vibiana's iconic foyer which was transformed into a modern-meets-vintage inspired terminal by Percy Sales Events and florist Lilla Bello along with decor and details from Found Rentals and 204 Event Rentals with dramatic lighting by Waveform Events, Entertainment and Lighting. Guest enjoyed cocktails from watermelon Sandia Margaritas featuring Casamigos Tequila, wine from Ancient Peaks Winery at Oyster Ridge and beer from Boomtown Brewery alongside Chef Neal Fraser and his culinary team's pre-flight snacks which included Nori Popcorn, Purple Potato Chips with Merken Salt, Potato & Caviar “Egg," and Compressed Watermelon with Octopus. Fotospark kept guests entertained with an interactive photo booth featuring exotic backdrops and a cool animation.

The award show took place in the Vibiana courtyard where Editor-in-Chief Lara Burnap and Publisher Thea Hargrove announced the much-anticipated winners of the California Wedding Day's Best of 2017, be sure to check out the full list of winners here and pick up our June issue of the magazine for more details! Expressionary Films set the travel-themed mood for the night's festivities by leading off the awards ceremony with this expertly produced video:

After the awards ceremony concluded, guests headed inside where guests were able to dine, drink and celebrate among different lounge areas including London, Amalfi Coast, and Morrocco. The silent disco with dance floor and deejay booths by Absolutely Fabulous was the hit of the night with a battle of deejays featuring Waveform Events, Red Shoe LA and Krieger--all of whom kept the dance floor at capacity until the final hour. 

And guests that needed to refuel had plenty of gourmet options from Fraser's culinary team from passed hors d'oeuvres that included crispy pork belly with wasabi peas and nori, fried chicken sliders, duck bao to fully loaded dinner stations themed to each destination. And of course, sweet treats including tasty donuts were served up by Fantasy Frostings.

Check out all the details below from the night's celebration! And, don't miss all the beauty from each of the spaces designed by Kristeen Labrot Events and Lotus & Lily Floral and Event Design (London), Marisa Nicole Events and The Little Branch (Amalfi Coast), and Events by Robin and Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design (Morrocco)

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Design Team for Entry and Garden: Percy Sales EventsLilla BelloLuxe LinenFound Vintage RentalsJasmin Michelle DesignsWaveform Events, Entertainment & LightingJackson ShrubSamson Productions and Lucas Rossi Photography 

Check out the full list of winners announced here and head to our Facebook page to check more fun photos by Lucas Rossi photography of the guests, awards ceremony, and winners. And onto the party! 

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TAKE THE WORLD TOUR: London, Amalfi Coast and Morroco

Special thanks to all of our amazing sponsors: 

BEER, WINE & SPIRITS
 Ancient Peaks Winery at Oyster Ridge  
Boomtown Brewery 
Casamigos Tequila
Our/Los Angeles 
Pomp & Whimsy

CAKE
Fantasy Frostings

DISC JOCKEY
 DJ David Krieger 
Red Shoe LA 
Waveform Events, Entertainment & Lighting 

FLORAL
 Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design 
Lilla Bello
Lotus & Lily Floral and Event Design 
The Little Branch 
Tic-Tock Couture Florals

HAIR & MAKEUP 
 PAGE Beauty 

LIGHTING & SOUND
 High Voltage Lighting, Events & Production
Waveform Events, Entertainment & Lighting

PHOTOBOOTH
 FotoSpark 

PHOTOGRAPHY
 Brian Saculles Photography 
Carissa Woo Photography 
Jenny Quicksall Photography
Lucas Rossi Photography

PLANNER
 Events by Robin 
Kristeen LaBrot Events
Lisa Kahn Events
Marisa Nicole Events
Percy Sales Events 
True Colors Events


PUBLIC RELATIONS
Rayce PR & Marketing 

RENTALS
 204 Events
A Rental Connection
Chiavari Chair Rentals 
Found Vintage Rentals 
Jackson Shrub
Luxe Linen
Pipe Dream Events 
Pretty Vintage Rentals 
 

SILENT DISCO 
 Absolutely Fabulous 
 

STATIONERY 
 Darla Marie Designs 
Honeycrisp Designs 
Jasmin Michelle Designs 
Prim & Pixie 

VENUE 
 Vibiana 
 

VIDEO 
 Expressionary Films 

VIDEO MAPPING
Samson Productions