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CALIFORNIA WEDDING DAY'S BEST OF 2018: THE FINALISTS

The votes are in for California Wedding Day's annual awards program, Best of 2018, honoring the most innovative and creative talent in the wedding industry from Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura/Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County! The finalists were chosen by their peers through an open voting process held online at californiaweddingday.com. 

Winners will be announced at the vibrant So-Cal wedding industry’s event of the year at Vibiana on May 15 and will be published in the Summer 2018 issue of California Wedding Day. 

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LOS ANGELES
OVERALL VENDOR  
Cielo Farms
Contemporary Catering
Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle + Design 
Marisa Nicole Events 
 
EVENT DESIGNER
Encore Event Design 
Kristeen LaBrot Events
Kristin Banta Events 
Sterling Engagements 
 
WEDDING PLANNER 
At Your Door Events
Bluebell Events, Charley King 
Marisa Nicole Events  
Master Plans Weddings and Events
Natalie Sofer Events 
 
FLORIST
Flower Duet
Lilla Bello 
Lotus and Lily 
Rebelle Fleurs 
 
PHOTO
Brian Saculles Photography 
Maya Myers 
Next Exit Photography 
Valorie Darling 
 
VIDEOGRAPHER
Blue Kite Films  
Hoo Films 
Samson Mediaworks 
Siren & Co 
 
NEW VENUE 
Intercontinental LA Downtown
Rolling Hills Country Club 
The Garden at Redbird LA 
Valentine + Grass 
 
OUTDOOR VENUE  
Bel-Air Bay Club 
Cielo Farms
La Venta Inn 
Malibu Rocky Oaks 
 
INDOOR VENUE
Carondelet House 
The Ebell of Los Angeles 
The Modern 
Vibiana 
 
HOTEL/RESORT 
Beverly Hills Hotel 
Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach 
Terranea Resort 
Waldorf Astoria 
 
CATERING
Contemporary Catering 
Good Gracious! Events
Made by Meg 
NY Food Company 
 
BEST RENTALS (Furniture and accessories)
204 Rentals 
A Rental Connection 
Premiere Party Rents 
 
BEST TABLETOP RENTALS (Linens, dishes, flatware)
Casa De Perrin 
Dish Wish 
Luxe Linen 
Premiere Party Rents 
 
BEST LIGHTING + AUDIO VISUAL
Amber Event Productions 
Images by Lighting 
The Lighter Side 
Waveform Events, Entertainment & Lighting
 
BEST BAND
Bob Gail Events 
Dart Collective
LIV Entertainment Group
The Replicas Music
 
DJ
Dart DJ 
David Krieger 
Red Shoe
VIP Entertainment
 
INVITATION DESIGNER
Copper Willow 
Emily Devitt Designs
Jasmin Michelle Designs 
Prim and Pixie 
 
WEDDING CAKES/DESSERTS
Fantasy Frostings 
Susie Cakes
The Butter End 
Vanilla Bake Shop 
     
WEDDING DRESS SHOP  
A Bride by Samantha
JLM Couture
Kinsley James 
Panache Bridal Salon
 
GROOMSWEAR
Friar Tux Shop 
Men's Warehouse 
Nordstrom 
The Black Tux 
 
CUSTOM WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER
Jinza Bridal Couture 
Madeleine Fig 
RMine 
Trish Peng 
 
HAIR/MAKEUP
Cheek to Cheek 
Face it Sugar
Make-Up Therapy 
PAGE Beauty 
 
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES
Erica Elizabeth Designs 
Kendra Scott
Margaret Rowe 
Panache Bridal Salon of Beverly Hills
 
OFFICIANT
Reverend Clint Huft 
Great Officiants
JP Reynolds 
Pastor Brad Johnson
 
ORANGE COUNTY 
OVERALL VENDOR  
24 Carrots Catering 
Found Rentals 
Platinum Weddings by Kerrie 
Pure Lavish 
 
EVENT DESIGNER
A Good Affair Wedding and Event Productions 
Leilani Weddings 
Pure Lavish Events 
Shawna Yamamoto Designs
 
WEDDING PLANNER  
Confetti Skies 
Events by Robin 
Kelsey Events
Kerrie Underhill Platinum Weddings by Kerrie
 
FLORIST
Bottles & Blooms
Flowers by Cina 
Lavenders Flowers 
The Bloom of Time 
 
PHOTOGRAPHER  
Brett Hickman Photography
Chard Photo
Lin and Jirsa: Images
McCune Photography
 
VIDEOGRAPHER  
Boffo Video
Fisheye Studio
Hoo Films
Luxury Lifestyle Studios 
 
NEW VENUE  
Fete The Venue
Hangar 21 
Huntington Bay Club 
 
OUTDOOR VENUE  
Franciscan Gardens 
Old Ranch Country Club  
Rancho Las Lomas: 
The Ranch at Laguna Beach 
 
INDOOR VENUE  
Colony House 
Estate on Second 
Nixon Library 
The 1912 
 
HOTEL/RESORT 
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort 
Monarch Beach Resort 
Pasea Hotel & Spa
The Resort at Pelican Hill
 
CATERER
24 Carrots Catering 
Colette's Catering
Jay's Catering 
Summit Catering 
 
BEST RENTALS (Furniture and accessories)
Archive Rentals  
Found Rentals 
Sundrop Vintage Rentals 
Sweet Salvage Rentals 
 
BEST TABLETOP RENTALS (Linens, dishes, flatware)
Classic Party Rentals  
Luxe Linen 
Signature Party Rentals 
Wildflower Linens 
 
BEST LIGHTING + AUDIO/VISUAL
Elevated Pulse 
Honored Occasions 
Premiere Event Lights 
Waveform Events, Entertainment & Lighting
 
BEST BAND
Dart Collective 
Luxury Entertainment Group 
The Society Band 
Undercover Live Entertainment 
 
DJ
Elevated Pulse 
Luxury Entertainment Group
Vox DJs 
Waveform Events, Entertainment & Lighting
 
INVITATION DESIGNER  
Darla Marie Designs 
Honeycrisp Designs 
Jen Simpson 
Pirouette Paper Company 
 
WEDDING CAKES/DESSERTS
Elise Cakes 
Grace and Honey 
Simply Sweet Cakery 
Sweet Art Fine Swiss Confectioners 
 
WEDDING DRESS SHOP  
Blush Bridal Couture 
Casablanca Bridal Shop 
Mon Amie Bridal Salon 
The White Dress 
 
GROOMSWEAR
Friar Tux Shop
Groom's Grotto
Men's Wearhouse
The Black Tux 
 
CUSTOM WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER
Jinza Couture Bridal 
Madeline Fig 
RMINE
Trish Peng
 
HAIR/MAKEUP
Design Visage
Face It Sugar 
Flawless Faces 
Vanity Belle 
 
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES
Camille Christine
Erin Cole
Mon Amie Bridal Salon
Styled by TC
 
OFFICIANT
Great Officiants
JP Reynolds
Let's Get Married by Marie
Reverend Clint Huft
 
 
VENTURA/SANTA BARBARA
OVERALL VENDOR  
Event of the Season
Lucas Rossi Photography 
Party Pleasers Event Rental Co
Percy Sales Events
 
EVENT DESIGNER
An Enlightened Event 
Event of the Season 
Onyx+Redwood 
Percy Sales 
 
WEDDING PLANNER  
Bella Vita  Events  
Star Hansen 
Wedding Kate
Wheat and Honey 
 
FLORIST
Casa Blanca Event Design
Knot Just Flowers
Unique Floral Designs
Xo Bloom 
 
PHOTOGRAPHER  
Jenny Quicksall  
Lucas Rossi
Michelle Beller 
Miki & Sonja Photography
 
VIDEOGRAPHER  
618 Studios 
I Heart My Groom 
Lucas Rossi
Patrick Ang 
 
NEW VENUE
Hotel Californian 
Kestrel Park 
Villa & Vine 
 
OUTDOOR VENUE  
Quail Ranch 
San Ysidro Ranch 
Santa Barbara Historical Museum 
Sunstone Villa 
 
INDOOR VENUE  
Four Seasons Westlake Village 
Santa Barbara Club 
Sherwood Country Club 
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
 
HOTEL/RESORT 
Belmond El Encanto
Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara 
Ojai Valley Inn and Resort 
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara 
 
CATERER
805 Catering 
Catering Connection 
Command Performance Catering 
Pure Joy Catering 
Seasons Catering 
 
BEST RENTALS (Furniture and accessories)
Party Pleasers Event Party Rentals
Pretty Vintage Rentals 
The Tent Merchant 
Ventura Rental Party Center
 
BEST TABLETOP RENTALS (Linens, dishes, flatware)
La Tavola Fine Linens
Otis and Pearl Vintage Rentals 
Party Pleasers Event Party Rentals  
Theoni Collection 
 
BEST LIGHTING + AUDIO/VISUAl
Ambient Event Design
Bella Vista Designs 
Shine Lighting
Spark Creative 
 
BEST BAND
Dart Collective
Elan Artists
LIV Entertainment 
West Coast Music
 
DJ
Bouquet Sound 
DJ Sota Entertainment 
Gavin Roy Presents
GTZ Entertainment 
 
INVITATION DESIGNER  
Brown and Co. 
Kelly Patrice
Lazaro Press 
Sophia Loves Letters 
 
WEDDING CAKES/DESSERTS
Enjoy Cupcakes  
Frost It Cakery 
Lele Patisserie 
Sweet Art Bake Shop
      
WEDDING DRESS SHOP  
Camarillo Bridal Boutique 
Kay's Bridal 
Panache Bridal Santa Barbara
The Dress 
 
GROOMSWEAR
Friar Tux Shop
Men's Wearhouse 
Nordstrom
The Black Tux 
 
CUSTOM WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER
Jinza Couture Bridal 
Madeleine Fig 
RMINE
Trish Peng
 
HAIR/MAKEUP
Blushing Beauty 
Cheek to Cheek Artistry 
Tami Bernard Makeup
TEAM Hair and Makeup 
 
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES
Erica Elizabeth Designs 
Kendra Scott
Margaret Rowe 
Panache Bridal
     
OFFICIANT
Barbara Laughray
Great Officiants
Ross Beardsley
Seaside Ceremonies, Kristin Neese 
 
SAN LUIS OBISPO
OVERALL VENDOR  
All About Events
Greengate Ranch and Vineyard 
Karson Butler Events 
The Cliff's Resort
 
EVENT DESIGNER
A Lovely Creative 
Danae Grace Events 
Karson Butler 
Lovelyfest Event Design
 
WEDDING PLANNER  
Amanda Holder Events 
Le Festin Events 
Nanci Bernard Wedding and Event Planner 
Vanessa Noel Events
 
FLORIST
Adornments Florals and Finery 
Noonan's Wine Country Designs 
Precious and Blooming 
Wilder Floral Co
 
PHOTOGRAPHER  
Alexandra Wallace 
Cameron Ingalls 
Jen Rodriguez 
Kelsea Holder 
 
VIDEOGRAPHER  
Cameron Ingalls 
Patrick Ang 
SLOtography 
Steelhead Cinema 
 
NEW VENUE  
Rava Wines
SLO Brew 
The White Barn 
 
OUTDOOR VENUE  
Greengate Ranch and Vineyard 
Oyster Ridge at Ancient Peaks Winery 
Pepper Tree Ranch
Terra Mia 
 
INDOOR VENUE  
Cliffs Resort
Dana Powers House
Rava Wines
Tooth and Nail Winery 
 
HOTEL/RESORT FOR A WEDDING
Allegretto Vineyard and Resort 
Dolphin Bay Resort
Granada Hotel & Bistro
The Cliffs Resort
 
CATERING
 Field to Table Catering
Flora and Fauna Fine Food
Trumpet Vine Catering 
Zest It Up 
 
BEST RENTALS (Furniture and accessories)
All About Events 
Avenue Twelve 
Embellish Vintage Rentals
Scout Rental Co.
 
BEST TABLETOP RENTALS (Linens, dishes, flatware)
All About Events 
Got You Cover'd 
La Tavola Fine Linen 
Taylor Rental Party Plus 
 
BEST LIGHTING + AUDIO/VISUAL 
Bella Vista Designs
Epic Entertainment 
Kramer Events  
Spark Creative 
 
BEST BAND
Bear Market Riot
Dan Curcio/Moonshiner Collective
Matt Cross 
 
DJ
Central Coast Premier Entertainment
Epic Entertaiment 
Kramer Events
Malik Thorne
 
INVITATION DESIGNER  
Bourbon Blue Cards 
Fete and Quill 
Rosie Calligraphy
Salt and Stag 
 
WEDDING CAKES/DESSERTS
Cake Cathedral 
Christine's Cake Creations
Just Baked Cake Studio and Bakery
Paper Cake Events 
 
WEDDING DRESS SHOP  
A Heart's Desire Bridal
Down the Aisle 
Moondance Bridal 
Something Bridal 
 
GROOMSWEAR
A Heart's Desires
Hey Gorgeous Formalwear
Men's Wearhouse
 
HAIR/MAKEUP
Brit Tarr
Candace Miller 
Queen's Bees 
Tami Bernard 
 
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES
A Heart's Desires
To Have and To Hold Bridal Salon 
Untamed Petals at Moondance Bridal
 
OFFICIANT
Andy Morris 
Rick Comstock 
Russ Gordon 
Tom Allen