California Wedding Planners Share Their Favorite Vendors

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There is an endless supply of astonishing wedding vendors to be found in all the nooks and crannies of the United States. From the snowcapped mountains out west to the city streets of the east coast, and from the chilly northern expanses to the sunny southern shores, wedding bells are ringing every day and wedding vendors are blowing minds with their incredible work. So, with the help of some of the top rated wedding planners, we decided to highlight a few of the remarkable wedding vendors delighting brides daily in each state!

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From the glitz and glam of Hollywood to the jaw-dropping cliff sides of the northern coast, California has it all. Whether local brides dream of saying “I do” on their favorite beach or faraway couples plan destination weddings in an iconic Napa vineyard, California’s best wedding vendors are sure to make any wedding day a dream. We asked some of the best California wedding planners to share their favorite local wedding vendors, and these are just a few of the incredible vendors they shared…

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Venues

Bel-Air Bay Club

“The private club’s proximity to Santa Monica and an elevated view of the Pacific Ocean sets Bel-Air Bay Club apart from the rest,” says Tessa Brand of Tessa Lyn Events.

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Hummingbird Nest Ranch

“It’s such a beautiful space for the ultimate celebration,” says Maina Cioni of Rock N’ Events.

Read our review of Hummingbird Nest Ranch and see pricing info here!

Casa del Mar

“Casa del Mar in Santa Monica is one of my favorite gems Southern California! Their Colonnade Ballroom is simply stunning. It’s definitely not your typical ballroom. This ballroom is elegant, beautiful, and traditional with a mix of contemporary style, and it was a 1920’s Beach Club. The crown molding and the hand blown chandeliers are just some of the characteristics this venue provides. The Colonnade Ballroom has a private beachfront terrace, which makes a perfect place for you to host your cocktail hour. The overall level of service you get from Casa del Mar’s staff is out of this world! The quality of food, plating design, and cuisine is award winning. If you are looking for beachfront venue, you will definitely have to check out Casa del Mar,” says Susan Dunne of Weddings by Susan Dunne.

Photographers

Loie Photography

“Loie captures such great moments with timeless style,” says Cioni.

Anya Kernes Photography

“Anya Kernes is a fine art film photographer, and I her recommend to all my clients. What sets Anya apart from other photographers is how she gives direction and her ability to make the couples feel comfortable in front of the camera. Anya, will be able to capture the emotion and essence of their love story. Her style is joyful, natural and romantic with a bit of whimsy magic. Lastly, her client experience is exceptional, she goes above and beyond for each and every couple,” says Dunne.

Laurie Bailey

“She is not only great with people, her images are stunning because they capture honest emotion. She comes from an acting background which contributes to her knowledge of lighting, cameras and posing,” says Brand.

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Florists

Mulberry and Moss

“Sarah, owner of Mulberry and Moss, is absolutely the best of the best when it comes to floral anything! Mulberry and Moss works with rare premium flowers to create a unique look you will not find anywhere else. They specialize in romantic, soft and airy designs. One of things I love about Mulberry and Moss is that every client not only goes through an exceptional client experience, but, every client gets a custom curated design by Sarah. They create one-of-a-kind installations, beautiful bouquets and much more. No job for Mulberry and Moss is too small or too big. They are a gem in the floral industry,” says Dunne.

Butterfly Floral & Event Design

“Inna of Butterfly Floral has endless ideas in every style. From glamorous to rustic, she elevates the look of every event and her work ethic will put anyone to shame!” says Brand.

Three Petals

“They’re able to bring the most stunning visions to life. Three Petals is a truly amazing floral design partner,” says Cioni.

Caterers

New York Food Company

“They are great people to work with, and they make great food,” says Cioni.

Bakers

Sweet and Saucy

“If you are looking for a one of a kind unique wedding cake, you will need to reach out to Sweet and Saucy. Their ability to create something innovative, clean, modern and sweet, is definitely what they specialize in. Every order is custom created to ensure it compliments your overall design to perfection,” says Dunne.

The Butter End Cakery

“Her cakes are an art form. She approaches her work as an artist, not a baker, but they happen to taste delicious, as well,” says Brand. Cioni agrees, saying, “ They are really great to work with and the dessert is AMAZING!”

DJs & Bands

Vox DJs

“These are the absolute best DJs with the best people! Vox is always a part of the most epic celebrations,” says Cioni.

Lucky Devils

“Their band sizes and packages are customizable, and they will work with you to create a package just for you and your needs,” says Dunne.

Hair & Makeup Artists

Makeup by Emerald

“She is one of my favorite artist in California. Emerald and her team can take care of your hair and makeup needs. She is great at listening, digging in deep to find the perfect look for you and your bridal party. Her approach is to learn as much as possible about you and your skin, hair, etc. to find out what would work for you,” says Dunne.

Kayley Vandenberg

“Kayley Vandenberg is a hair wizard, she knows every style one can dream up. Furthermore her calm demeanor helps brides start their day off right. Planners also love her because she is lighting fast so you wont fall behind,” says Brand.

California is filled to the brim with incredible talent, and it makes selecting wedding vendors such a challenge. We hope we, and these incredible wedding planners, have given you a place to start your search!

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