Best of 2020: Malibu/Ventura

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
Cielo Farms Malibu  
This picturesque venue, anchored by a rustic Tuscan-style farmhouse, is set among olive orchards and romantic vineyards, with sweeping views of the Santa Monica Mountains.
FINALISTS: Bella Vita Events, Jenny QuicksallParty Pleasers

Best Event Designer
Bella Vita Events
No vision is too elaborate for this team of planners and event designers, whether it’s adorning a massive oak tree with twinkle lights or conjuring an evening of old Hollywood glam.
FINALISTS: LB Event Planning and Design, Star Hansen Events, Wheat and Honey Events

Best Event Designer: Bella Vita Events (Aubree Lynn Photo)

Best Wedding Planner
Wheat and Honey Events
This mother-daughter duo offers full-service planning, helping couples to find the right vendors and create perfect timelines, as well as day-of coordination to ensure the big day is seamlessly orchestrated.
FINALISTS: Jane Alexandra Events, One Sweet Day Weddings & Events, To Be Loved Events

Best Florist
XO Bloom
As the official florist for the Westlake Village Four Seasons, this floral company comes with years of experience, specializing in cohesive floral visions that blend every aspect of a couple’s big day.
FINALISTS: Belle of the Ball Designs, Unique Floral Designs, Vibe Florals

Best Florist: XO Bloom (Max Tepper Photography)

Best Photographer
Jenny Quicksall
Quicksall’s warmth and passion shine through in every photo, infusing joy into softly lit outdoor photos and lush floral shots.
FINALISTS: Lucas Rossi Photography, Rebecca Theresa Photography, Wild Whim Design + Photography 

Best Photographer: Jenny Quicksall 

Best Videographer
Press Films & Media
Offering a wide range of customizable packages to suit any budget, owner Candis Press has a fun-loving personality that puts couples at ease, allowing her to capture moments of authenticity throughout a wedding day.
FINALISTS: Jeremy Foster Films, Lucas Rossi Photography, Luvet.Life

Best Outdoor Venue 
Cielo Farms Malibu  
This picturesque venue, anchored by a rustic Tuscan-style farmhouse, is set among olive orchards and romantic vineyards, with sweeping views of the Santa Monica Mountains. 
FINALISTS: Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Quail Ranch, Westlake Village Inn

Best Indoor Venue
The Farmhouse at Ojai Valley Inn
With its completely sustainable menu, surrounding gardens and olive trees, and impressive talent roster, including James Beard Award–winning culinary ambassador Nancy Silverton, this venue is a foodie couple’s dream.
FINALISTS: Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Sherwood Country Club, Westlake Village Inn

Best Hotel/Resort
Westlake Village Inn
This resort boasts three ceremony venues, including the Tuscan Garden. Guests enter this enchanted garden through a floral arbor tunnel, arriving at a setting straight out of a fairy tale.
FINALISTS: Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Ojai Valley Inn

Best Catering
Très L.A. Catering
Owner Alan Dunn has meticulously restored The Carondolet House and Ebell Long Beach as gorgeous historic venues, while also offering a tight-knit dedicated catering team.
FINALISTS: Command Performance Catering, DJ’s California Catering, Seasons Catering

Best DJ
Bouquet Sound
The expert DJs on Bouquet’s roster use the highest-quality equipment and bring an element of high-energy fun to ensure every note is memorable.
FINALISTS: DJ Krieger/Krieger Entertainment, GTZ Entertainment, Vox DJs

Best Cakes and Desserts
Frost It Cakery
This bakery uses local ingredients to create delectable custom cakes and desserts from scratch. Both its cakes and its dessert bars present showstopping designs and details.
FINALISTS: Bella Donna Special Events, Sugar Lab Bake ShopSweet Art Bake Shop

Best Hair and Makeup 
Cheek to Cheek Artistry
From flawlessly styled loose curls and modern updos to airbrushed makeup, these artists make brides feel picture-perfect as they walk down the aisle.
FINALISTS: Blush + Bridal Hair and Makeup Team, Blushing Beauty Makeup + Hair, Fairytale Hair and Makeup