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NorCal: Experiencing the Great Outdoors

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Reception Design for Best of 2018 Gala by Pure Lavish, Bottles & Blooms and Found Vintage Rentals
By: 
Laura Cross
Photo by Maya Myers

Our Best of 2018 Awards Gala at the historic Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles was an incredible night from start to finish. We celebrated the industry’s top vendors at our 5th annual awards ceremony announcing the winners (see full list here!). Under the helm of our fearless travel guides, Lisa Khan of Lisa Khan Events and Jason Rhee of Rheefined Company, we then joined forces with a talented team of vendors and to take over 500 of SoCal’s top wedding industry professionals on a quintessential Californian experience. 

From the Central Coast, we took the scenic route to NorCal rounding off our Californian Adventure with stops in San Francisco, Yosemite and Napa Valley. 

Inside Vibiana’s dramatically lit main hall, Pure Lavish Events along with Bottles and Bloom and Found Vintage Rentals transported guests through Yosemite National Park, where they experienced the great outdoors - glamping style - while lounging in chic roadside tents, nibbled on gourmet bites from Chef Neal Fraser and team and enjoyed a fresh pine scent filling the air.

Next up, guests headed towards the coast to Fisherman’s Wharf located in the heart of San Francisco, where they took photos in front of the Golden Gate Bridge installation, were served up San Fran’s signature Clam Chowder and experienced the scents of the fresh ocean breeze. Rounding out the immersive NorCal experience, guests landed in wine country where a beautifully adorned table was awaiting them for a chic and rustic Napa Valley dining experience.

Along with all the details and seating vignettes, Jackson Shrub brought each space to life using a wide array of foliage which lined the space, creating a scenic atmosphere.

Guests looking for a heathy and hearty fare were offered plenty of farm-to-table options inspired by the region from Chef Neal Fraser's culinary team, including the Redbird Avocado Salad, asparagus, Tehachapi potatoes and Santa Maria Tri Tip. And of course, sweet treats were served up by The Butter End.

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Get inspired for your own wedding day and begin planning with the talented vendors who took part, listed in full below. And be sure to check out the full list of the Best of 2018 winners

Vibiana | Amber Events | At Your Door Events | Lisa Kahn Events | Master Plans Events & Design | Rheefined Events | The Bloemist | Flower Duet | Karen's Garden | Edge Design Decor | Sundrop Vintage Rentals | Theoni Collection | Jasmin Michelle Designs | Carissa Woo Photography | Maya Myers Photography | Sergio Anthony Films | Rayce PR | The Butter End | Cheek To Cheek Artistry | Page Beauty | DJ David Krieger | MJ Entertainment | Chivari Chair Rentals | Gloria Mesa Photography | SJ Walkies | FotoSpark | Bleu Dahlia | Social Savy | The Sugar Philosopher | Artistic LA | Nights of Neon | Kendra Scott | Greenbar Distillery | Oyster Ridge | Pomp & Whimsy  

Photo by Maya Myers