Roadtripping to the Central Coast

Reception Design for Best of 2018 Gala by Master Plans Events & Designs, Karen’s Garden and Sundrop Vintage Rentals
Written by
Laura Cross

Our California-themed Best of 2018 gala at downtown Los Angeles's historic Vibiana was overflowing with beautiful design and inspiration. California Wedding Day hosted more than 500 of Southern California's top wedding industry professionals to celebrate the finalists for Best of 2018--and announce the winners. Lisa Khan of Lisa Khan Events and Jason Rhee of Rheefined Events, with incredible support from Rayce Pr, we joined forces with a talented team of vendors (see list below) to create a quintessential Californian experience.

Heading up I-5 and straight into the Central Coast, Master Plans Events & Designs,  Karen’s Garden and Sundrop Vintage Rentals immersed guests in the region’s epic grandeur with beautiful vignettes representing its incredible beaches, vast countryside and historical Spanish missions.

For the coastal and mountain feel, Master Plans Events opted for a more comfortable living space by incorporating lush greens and rock walls to represent Big Sur and the mountain coasts. One of the main features was a fabricated Spanish courtyard which included a water fountain with custom tile design and a long feasting table style set against a vibrant bougainvillea backdrop with multiple topiaries and columns to feel as if you were lost in the world of the missions and historic landmarks of California.

Chef/Owner Neal Fraser and his culinary team nailed the menu with an impressive cheese, fresh crudité and bold charcuterie spread showcasing the artisan cheeses, meats and dips for which the region is best known.

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!  

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Vibiana | At Your Door Events | Lisa Kahn Events | Master Plans Events & Design | Pure Lavish Events | Rheefined Events | Bottles & Blooms | Flower Duet | Karen's Garden | Edge Design Decor | Found Vintage Rentals | Sundrop Vintage Rentals | Carissa Woo Photography | Maya Myers Photography | Sergio Anthony Films | Rayce PR | The Butter End | Cheek To Cheek Artistry | Page Beauty | ATM Studios | DJ David Krieger | MJ Entertainment | Waveform Events, Entertainment & Lighting | Chivari Chair Rentals | ScentEvents | Bob Gail Special Events | Gloria Mesa Photography | SJ Walkies | John Gardia Event Painter | FotoSpark | Bleu Dahlia | Kendra Scott | Greenbar Distillery | Oyster Ridge | Pomp & Whimsy | Signature Party Rentals | BreLuxe Beauty

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Wedding Planner & Event Design
Floral & Design
Decor & Rentals
Lighting, Sound & AV
Live Plants
Paper Flowers
Stationary & Event Branding
Venue & Catering