These are the most creative and inspiring works of 2019-2020 that were submitted for Best of 2020's Editor Picks.
California Wedding Day's Best of 2019 Gala at Vibiana
The votes are in for Best of 2019, California Wedding Day's sixth annual awards event of the year, sponsored by Aisle Planner, toasting the most innovative and talented professionals in the wedding industry. The achievement honors the top wedding vendors across Southern California - from San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura/Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo - as voted upon by industry peers through an open voting process held online at californiaweddingday.com. Check out the list of this year's winner's here!
DTLA’s historic 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 heaven on earth, 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, plus a talented team of vendors (see full list below) to create an ethereal 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. Taking the reigns to introduce the guests to the evening, Bella Vita Events and Belle of the Ball Designed created a mystical entrance to the cathedral as if guests were entering the gates of Heaven. From there, Nicole Alexandra and FlorUnique along with Rebelle Fleurs Event Design greeted guests with a beautiful, moon-inspired design. Guests gathered next to a pink-shaded balloon wall by Balloonzilla for selfies and photo booth pics while incredible candle decorations by Vogue Candles illuminated the entire cathedral. Found Rental created a stunning seating scene with a gorgeous ombre setting of blush, gray, white and black chairs throughout the space. David Krieger of Krieger emceed the event introducing Publisher Thea Hargrove and Editor-In-Chief Lara Burnap, who wore a beautiful design by local bridesmaid dress designer Pia Gladys Perey, and both were glammed up by Best of 2018 hair and makeup winner and 2019 finalist, Page Beauty.
After the winners were announced, guests mingled in the exquisitely designed spaces by Kristeen Labrot Events and LA Floral Couture in the Vibiana Courtyard and Flawless Weddings and Events in the Garden at Redbird. Stay tuned for in-depth articles and full image galleries on each of the four design spaces coming up next week!
The premiere gala was beyond one’s wildest dreams, sweeping guests’ off their feet and into the celestial realms where they relaxed amongst the tranquility of middle earth and were transported up the heavenly bodies. Attendees danced the magical night away while enjoying fantastical nibbles from Chef and Owner Neal Fraser of Redbird | Vibiana and artisanal libations from Greenbar Distillery and Tobin Shea of Redbird | Vibiana as well as wine from Ancient Peaks Winery in San Luis Obispo. Scroll through our sneak peek of images captured by Lucas Rossi Photography and come back next week to see enjoy more from this amazing evening celebrating Southern California's top wedding vendors. Click here to view all the winners!
And take a journey through the different spaces created by the design teams:
A special thank you to the wonderful sponsors and their incredible vision!
STATIONARY & EVENT BRANDING
Jasmin Michelle Designs
Belle of the Ball Designs
LIGHTING & FOG
HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR CWD