California Wedding Day's Best of 2023 - The Winners for Malibu / Ventura

The results are here! California Wedding Day's annual awards program, Best of 2023, honors the most innovative and creative talent in the wedding industry across the state. The winners were chosen by their peers through an open voting process held online and were revealed at our Best of 2023 Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 16th at Vibiana. View winners from all regions here.


Best Event Designer - Wheat and Honey Events

Finalists: Ashley Chanel Events and DesignH & L Lovely CreationsTwo Hearts Event Design


Best Wedding Planner - The Blushing Details

Finalists: AK BridesJamison EventsWheat and Honey Events


Best Florist - Leta Verbena

Finalists: Flourish Design and Co.Primrose and PetalsXO Bloom


Best Photographer - Magnolia West Photography

Finalists: Brett MunozJillian Rose PhotographyKelsey Rinaldi Photography


Best Videographer - Dreamwood

Finalists: Chris J. EvansJeremy Foster FilmsMiguel Garcia Studios


Best Photo Booth - Shutter Bus Co.  

Finalists: Feature BoothSmilebox Photo BoothTop Shot Photo Booth


Best New Venue - Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach

Finalists: The Colony EstateCommemorative Air ForceTuscan Rose Ranch


Best Outdoor Venue - Cielo Farms

Finalists: Calamigos RanchHummingbird Nest RanchQuail Ranch


Best Indoor Venue - Spanish Hills Club

Finalists: The Farmhouse at Ojai Valley InnThe Fillmore on CentralSherwood Country Club


Best Resort - Ojai Valley Inn

Finalists: Four Seasons Hotel Westlake VillageWestlake Village InnZachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach


Best Catering - Très LA Catering

Finalists: Command Performance CateringDJ’s California CateringSeasons Catering  


Best Rentals (furniture and accessories) - Party Pleasers Event Rental Co.

Finalists: A Rental CollectionFound Rental Co.Premiere Party Rents


Best Rentals (linens, dishes, flatware) - Premiere Party Rents

Finalists: MTB Event RentalsParty Pleasers Event Rental Co.Ventura Rental


Best DJ - Second Song

Finalists: Bouquet SoundGTZ EntertainmentLet’s Party LA


Best Cakes + Desserts - Sugar Lab Bake Shop

Finalists: Camarillo CupcakeSugar StudioSweet Art Bake Shop


Best Wedding Dress Shop - Ever After Bridal

Finalists: Bella Mucci’s Bridal CoutureThe Dress BrideEmma Lee’s Bridal


Best Hair + Makeup - Bliss Bridal Beauty

Finalists: Cheek to Cheek ArtistryFairytale Hair and MakeupPage Beauty  


Best Officiant - Seaside Ceremonies

Finalists: Great OfficiantsMy Wedding SongbirdThe Rev. Ross Beardsley


Best Overall Wedding Vendor - Cielo Farms

Finalists: Unique Floral DesignsThe Venue AssistantWheat and Honey Events