These are the most creative and inspiring works of 2019-2020 that were submitted for Best of 2020's Editor Picks.
Best of 2019 Takes A Journey Around the Sun
Our Best of 2019 Indoor Venue winner, Vibiana, set the stage for the awards show on May 14th, where the wedding industry was celebrated and winners were announced. This year’s event design was truly out of this world, flawlessly coordinated and executed by the creative teams of Nicole Alexandra Designs, Bella Vita Events, Kristeen LaBrot Events and Flawless Weddings & Events who joined forces with Vibiana, and lead planners Salynn Simon of Events with a Kick and Natalie Sofer of Natalie Sofer Weddings and Events, along with a talented team of vendors (see full list below) to produce this heavenly evening. To create the overall vision and branding for the event, our CWD team worked closely with the creative Jasmin Michelle Designs, who artfully turned out the invitations, signage, dance floor design and more for the evening.
Inspired by sun, Vibiana’s courtyard was transformed into a celestial desert oasis by 2019 Best of Wedding Planner, Kristeen LaBrot Events. Strong lines paired with heavy leather decor and natural textures from Papillon created a majestic haven for guests to wander and converse. Eclectic vibrant florals, by Los Angeles Floral Couture, in warm desert hues with pops of red, orange and metallic gold complimented the bohemian, free-spired environment.
As day turned to night, lounges were set aglow by the courtyard’s bistro lights as guests created cosmic connections under the stars. Adding some energy to the atmosphere, LUMINOUS by Etude echoed music throughout the space while GC Masterpiece’s photo booth offered stargazers an opportunity to capture their memories from the evening. Guests sipped cocktails, including the vodka-spiked Rose Moon and rum-infused Dark Moon, created by Vibiana and Redbird bar director Tobin Shea.