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Best of 2019: Orange County

Roll out the red carpet for this year’s stars of the wedding industry!
By: 
Lara M. Burnap and Carrie Bell

Planning a wedding has never been easier with this fabulous list of creatives that will make your dreams a reality. Find your perfect match from this guide to the top vendors from Orange County. We also have winners in San DiegoLos Angeles, Ventura/Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, and our Editor's Picks.

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES
Kendra Scott
kendrascott.com
Jewelry designer Kendra Scott creates statement pieces that can be customized to coordinate with any wedding color palette.
FINALISTS: Mon Amie Bridal Salon, Petals & Stones, Styled by TC

HAIR & MAKEUP
Design Visage
designvisage.com
Design Visage’s stylists master a client’s look to ensure they feel beautiful from head to toe, whether that means a glam updo, beach waves or natural makeup.
FINALISTS: Dolled Up by Lulu, Flawless FacesVanity Belle

CUSTOM WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER 
Trish Peng
trishpeng.com
Designer Peng delivers precise tailoring to hug your curves, transparent pricing and sumptuous fabrics.
FINALISTS: A Bride by Samantha, Rminé, Vene Ai Studio

WEDDING DRESS SHOP
Mon Amie Bridal Salon
monamie.com
This Costa Mesa boutique offers an impressive selection of gowns, including designs by Sareh Nouri, Berta, Viktor & Rolf and Pronovias.
FINALISTS: Blush Bridal, Panache Bridals, The White Dress

GROOM'S ATTIRE
Friar Tux Shop
friartux.com
FINALISTS: The Black Tux, Grooms Grotto, Men’s Wearhouse


Flowers by Cina, O.C. Best Florist (The Heart's Haven)

WEDDING CAKES & DESSERTS
Sweet & Saucy Shop
sweetandsaucyshop.com
This Long Beach bakeshop makes guests want to eat dessert first with their tiered masterpieces featuring flavorful frostings and fillings.
FINALISTS: Grace and Honey Cakes, Simply Sweet Cakery, Sweet Art Fine Swiss Confectioner


INVITATION DESIGNER 
Honeycrisp Designs
honeycrispdesigns.com
Owner Viv Milne brings a modern touch to traditional stationery design as well as to other paper needs, such as table numbers, place cards and menus.
FINALISTS: Heidi Davidson Design, Jen Simpson DesignPirouette Paper Company

CALLIGRAPHY
Calligraphy Katrina
calligraphykatrina.com
FINALISTS: A Fabulous Fete, Anne Robin CalligraphyHeidi Davidson Design

OFFICIANT
JP Reynolds 
jprweddings.com 
JP Reynolds brings a personal dedication to seeking out what matters most to his clients in order to create unique ceremonies.  
Finalists: Reverend Clint Hufft, Great Officiants 

DJ/EMCEE
Waveform Events, Entertainment & Lighting
waveformevents.com
Waveform gets the moves on the dance floor happening, and offers a vast array of high performance technical support from the latest in event lighting, AV/sound, video mapping, and interactive photo booths.
FINALISTS: DJ Farmer, Elevated Pulse Productions, Vox DJs

RECEPTION BAND
MJ Entertainment
mjentertainmentla.com
This group of musicians and DJs get the party started with “as seen on TV” talent, such as an instrumental jazz duo, a “remixed jazz” band-DJ-pop vocalist combo or a full eight-piece band with a horn section.
FINALISTS: Elevated Pulse Productions, The Society Band

LIGHTING & AUDIOVISUAL
Amber Event Production
ambereventproduction.com
This company creates visual drama that elevates the look of any event and every detail.
FINALISTS: Elevated Pulse Productions, Invisible Touch Events, Waveform Events, Entertainment & Lighting


Luxe Linen, O.C. Best Tabletop Rentals (Dina Douglass) 

TABLETOP RENTALS 
Luxe Linen
luxelinen.org
With an eye for style, Luxe Linen designs and delivers the finest linens to your reception table.
FINALISTS: BBJ Linen, Signature Party RentalsSundrop Vintage

RENTALS (Furniture and Accessories)
Found Rentals
foundrentals.com
Offering one-of-a-kind rentals, including items plucked from a Parisian flea market and Old World tabletop accents, Found can make any wedding look like it lept off the pages of Elle Decor.
FINALISTS: Bright Event Rentals, Signature Party Rentals, Sundrop Vintage

CATERING
24 Carrots Catering and Events
24carrots.com
This exceptional culinary team stays ahead of trends, using the finest-quality ingredients and creating interactive and artistic presentations with an avant-garde twist.
FINALISTS: Colette’s Catering & Events, Jay’s Catering, TGIS Catering

NEW VENUE
Hangar 21
hangar21venue.com
Three renovated airplane hangars feature industrial elements such as polished concrete floors and iron beams, high ceilings, open floor plans, and natural light.
FINALISTS: Huntington Bay Club, The Harper, The Yost Theater

HOTEL/RESORT FOR A WEDDING
Montage Laguna Beach
montagehotels.com/lagunabeach
Perched atop a coastal bluff, Montage Laguna Beach offers panoramic views of the Pacific, a serene color palette, five-star service, scrumptious catering, a pampering spa, manicured gardens, luxury amenities and a 500-person ballroom.
FINALISTS: Hyatt Huntington Beach, The Resort at Pelican HillThe Ritz-Carlton


Estate on Second, O.C. Best Indoor Venue (Courtesy of Jay's Catering)

INDOOR VENUE
Estate on Second
estateonsecond.com
The bones of the 1923 Southern Counties Gas Company building in Santa Ana have been reimagined as a grand room awash in natural light and brimming with eye-catching details.
FINALISTS: The Colony House, Fête the Venue, Seven4one

OUTDOOR VENUE
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
theranchlb.com
The Ranch features a variety of outdoor places to exchange vows, including a golf course fairways, a eucalyptus grove in a preserved retro Girl Scout camp, a great lawn enveloped by steep canyon walls and under a natural pine canopy.
FINALISTS: Franciscan Gardens, Old Ranch Country Club, Rancho Las Lomas

VIDEOGRAPHER
Hoo Films
hoofilms.com
Owner Shannon Acevedo documents each event with a timeless yet modern approach and finds quirky, endearing stories behind each couple.
FINALISTS: Boffo Video, Luxury Lifestyle Studios, Villa Visuals


Carissa Woo Photography, O.C. Best Photographer (Courtesy Carissa Woo)

PHOTOGRAPHER
Carissa Woo Photography
carissawoophotography.com
Woo encourages her subjects to be their most playful, poised and passionate selves as she expertly commits the details of their day to film.
FINALISTS: Chard Photographer, Lorely Meza PhotographyVilla Visuals

FLORIST
Flowers by Cina
flowersbycina.com
This full-service florist has a long history of crafting creations using fresh seasonal florals and greenery to express each couple’s personal vision.
FINALISTS: Bottles & Blooms, Lavenders Flowers, The Bloom of Time

WEDDING PLANNER 
K. Sage Events
ksageevents.com
Kelsey Sage and her team have almost a decade of curating designs and one-of-a-kind details. Each wedding reflects the couple and makes them feel seen, reining in the drama and eliminating planning stressors.
FINALISTS: Leilani Weddings, Platinum Weddings by Kerrie, Flawless Weddings and Events

EVENT DESIGNER
Pure Lavish Events
eventsbypurelavish.com
Head over heels in love with all things wedding, owner Carrie Travers and her team of pros bring enthusiasm, organization and creativity to a couple’s most memorable day.
FINALISTS: Details Details, Shawna Yamamoto Event DesignWhite Lilac Inc.

BEST OF THE BEST 
24 Carrots Catering and Events
24carrots.com
This exceptional culinary team boasts house-made ingredients, thoughtful pairings and creative presentations with an avant-garde twist.
FINALISTS: Flowers by Cina, Found Rentals, LVL Weddings and Events

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