Best Of 2020: Los Angeles

The Ultimate Guide to California's Top Wedding Vendors

Find your dream wedding vendor from this discerning list of creatives that are sure to transform dreams into a reality. Featuring the top vendors from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Ventura and San Luis Obispo, as voted upon by California brides, vendors and our staff. And the winners are..

Best Overall Vendor 
Très L.A. Group
Owner Alan Dunn has meticulously restored The Carondelet House and Ebell Long Beach as gorgeous historic venues, while also offering a tight-knit, dedicated catering team
FINALISTS: Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design, Premiere Party Rents, Vibiana/Redbird

Best Overall Vendor: Très L.A. Group (Diana Lake Photography)

Best Event Designer
Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design
From lush florals that cover an entire ceiling to modern statement pieces, Zaratsian and his team design elaborate, creative installations that completely transform a venue.
FINALISTS: Chloe+Mint, Nicole Alexandra Designs, Sterling Engagements

Best Event Designer: Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design (Kamera Productions)

Best Wedding Planner
XOXO Weddings
This full-service planning and design team crafts beautifully detailed designs according to the couple’s vision, and focuses on creating a stress-free planning process for the bride.
FINALISTS: At Your Door Events, Marisa Nicole EventsNatalie Sofer Weddings and Events

Best Florist
Butterfly Floral & Event Design
These florists treat every bride like royalty while crafting lush, jaw-dropping designs, from sculptural centerpieces to exquisite arbors.
FINALISTS: FlorUnique, Los Angeles Floral Couture, Rebelle Fleurs Event Design

Best Florist: Butterfly Floral & Event Design (Stuart Photography)


Best Photographer
Carissa Woo Photography
This team of female photographers and videographers captures the most playful moments of a couple’s wedding day, creating images full of light, color and laughter.
FINALISTS: Jenny Smith & Co., Mariel Hannah PhotographyNext Exit Photography

Best Videographer
Miguel Garcia Studios
Authenticity and organic romance are the hallmarks of Miguel Garcia’s films. With a unique focus on weaving dialogue into wedding films, Garcia immortalizes the special moments of a couple’s day.
FINALISTS: CineStory Films, Hoo Films, Sergio Anthony Films

Best New Venue
Valentine and Grass Room
Owned by Marvimon Productions, which restores and operates older properties in downtown LA, Valentine is a one-of-a-kind 1920s-era spaces that has been sustainably engineered and boasts a glass greenhouse roof, lush greenery, reclaimed wood and quirky, colorful walls. Its sister space, the Grass Room, which also shares a dramatic greenhouse roof line, is connected via a hidden passageway and can be rented separately or as a part of Valentine.
FINALISTS: The East Angel, Forme LA, Stonehurst

Best New Venue: Valentine and Grass Room (Jenny Smith and Co)

Best Outdoor Venue
Bel-Air Bay Club
The beachside lawn of this expansive estate overlooks
the Pacific and conjures the atmosphere of a secret garden. Inside, the restored 1920s ballroom presents a classic backdrop for elegant affairs.
FINALISTS: The Garden at Redbird, La Venta Inn, Verandas Beach House

Best Indoor Venue
This stately former cathedral, built in the 19th century, combines historical details, such as stunning archways and marble surfaces, with state-of-the-art A/V services and top-tier dining options.
FINALISTS: City Market Social House, The Ebell Long Beach, Millwick, Rolling Hills Country Club

Best Indoor Venue: Vibiana (Holcomb and Co)

Best Resort
Terranea Resort
In addition to three elegant ballrooms and a ceremony site with sweeping ocean views, this luxury resort harvests many of the ingredients for its ultrafresh, farm-to-table menu on-site.
FINALISTS: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, The Langham Huntington Pasadena, The London West Hollywood

Best Resort: Terranea Resort (Jenny Quicksall Photography)

Best Catering
Très L.A. Catering
This high-end catering team nurtures each relationship with their couples to develop the perfect menu. Flavorful food, impeccable service
and attention to logistics, all work together to createa magical experience.
FINALISTS: Good Gracious! Events, New York Food CompanyWhoa Nelly Catering

Best Rentals (furniture and accessories)
Premiere Party Rents
This experienced team offers design services and an extensive rental inventory to suit any style, from modern-chic sofas to vintage-glam velvet furniture collections.
FINALISTS: Collective Rentals Design House, MTB Event Rentals, Papillon Rentals

Best Tabletop Rentals
Luxe Linen
By producing its own linens, napkins and overlays in-house, this company provides a wide range of curated options, from burlap to glittering metallic fabrics.
FINALISTS: La Piñata Party Rentals, Premiere Party Rents, Theoni Collection

Best Tabletop Rentals: Luxe Linen (Jenny Quicksall Photography)

Best Lighting, Audiovisual and Production
Pacific Event Services
In addition to expert A/V and lighting services, this team offers technical coordination, the running of shows and stage builds, ensuring that every wedding it’s a part of feels like a true party.
FINALISTS: Images by Lighting, The Lighter Side Special Event Lighting, Waveform Events

Best Live Music
MJ Entertainment
Whether it’s a cover of “Shallow” or “24K Magic,” this talented band and its front-man and front-woman duo have the pipes to perform all of a couple’s favorite songs with flair.
FINALISTS: Bob Gail Music & Entertainment, Luminous by Etude, The Replicas Music & Productions

Best DJ
Krieger Entertainment
A former MTV VJ, DJ Krieger reads the room and plays to each unique crowd. His experience and passion for weddings makes for an unforgettable and seamless musical experience.
FINALISTS: DJ Crash/Crash Entertainment, Supermoon DJs, Vox DJs

Best Invitation Designer
Jasmin Michelle Designs
By kicking off all client relationships with an in-person design consultation, creative director Jasmin crafts elegant and intricately detailed custom stationery, calligraphy and signage.
FINALISTS: Lazy Creative Designs, Pirouette Paper, Prim & Pixie

Best Invitation Designer: Jasmin Michelle Designs (Maria Sundin Photography)

Best Calligraphy
Calligraphy Katrina
Offering 16 distinct font options, talented calligrapher Katrina creates stylish invitations, striking signage and exquisite hand-lettered mirrors.
FINALISTS: Copper Willow Paper Studio, Creative AmmeKelly Patrice

Best Cakes and Desserts
The Butter End Cakery
Whether it’s a twinkling chandelier-shaped cake or a buttercream battleship, Kimberly Bailey’s masterful bakery excels in bringing unique visions to (delicious) life.
FINALISTS: A Sweet Design, Fantasy FrostingsVanilla Bake Shop

Best Wedding Dress Shop
JLM Flagship Boutique
Brides who visit this charming dress shop leave feeling like royalty, after receiving full access to JLM Couture’s wedding collections, including Hayley Paige, Lazaro and Allison Webb.
FINALISTS: En Blanc, Kinsley James Couture Bridal, Panache Bridals

Best Groom’s Attire
Friar Tux
This suit shop offers an extensive collection of fits and colors of suits, tuxedos and accessories to rent or buy, including big and tall and even toddler sizing.
FINALISTS: The Black Tux, Commonwealth Proper, The Grotto Custom Menswear

Best Hair and Makeup
Page Beauty
Focusing on fresh, modern looks that are never overdone, Page Beauty takes a soft and beautiful approach to makeup, hair and men’s grooming.
FINALISTS: BreLuxe Beauty, Chiali Meng Artistry, Make-Up Therapy

Best Hair and Makeup: Page Beauty (Mariel Hannah)

Best Officiant
Alan Katz of Great Officiants
With nearly two decades of experience, Alan Katz has developed a signature approach that is both fun and romantic. He customizes his style for every couple, ensuring a ceremony that will leave guests laughing and crying with joy.
FINALISTS: JP Reynolds of JPR Weddings, Ken Craft of Dream Day Weddings, Rev. Clint Hufft