Category: Reception

Emma + Riley Scripps College Citrus Garden Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

The couple chose to infuse their wedding design with elements that reflected Claremont’s historic citrus industry. The bride used to pick kumquats off the trees at Scripps College for a snack when she was a student there. Heavenly Blooms used these elements to create a citrus entry to the ceremony aisle. Balanced with crisp white blooms, similar to the magnolias and orange blossoms that line the streets of Claremont, and bright copper elements with the Kentucky...

Wine Country Wedding Weekend: Top 10 Rehearsal & Brunch Venues

Weddings have evolved into a weekend experience (as opposed to just the wedding), especially in Wine Country where many guests are traveling from all over for the country. This lends itself to turning a wedding into more of an experience and mini vacation. We wanted to highlight some of our favorite locations for these other wedding related events such as your rehearsal dinner, Sunday brunch or welcome reception. These Top 10 rehearsal and brunch venues will...

Destination Wedding : Heidi & Jason Part 2 featured on Style Me Pretty

Couldn’t get enough of Part 1! Don’t fret we have lots of gorgeous ceremony and reception details to share with. This romantic tropical Playa Del Carmen Destination Wedding was definitely a highlight for us in 2014. The combination of the gorgeous backdrop of Viceroy Rivera Maya, custom driftwood pieces with calligraphy by KAKalligraphy and mercury glass candles this wedding was all romance. Have a look at the full affair captured perfectly by Brandon Kidd Photography. Photography: Brandon Kidd...

Real Wedding: Melissa and Andrew

Melissa spent her childhood visiting Sherman Gardens with her family so when looking for a wedding location that had meaning and also had a casual elegance vibe the Gardens was an obvious choice. Though their reception was in Corona Del Mar, California they did not forget their New Orleans ties and flew Andrew Duhan out to play for the reception. Keeping with the garden theme, Rogers Gardens created gorgeous florals which complimented the lush surroundings. With...

Real Wedding: Harmony and Matthew

It’s small, intimate weddings like this one that really reminds us what weddings are all about. There is nothing more heartfelt than your closest family and friends coming together to share in this amazing moment of your life. This adorable wedding was so fun to be a part of with the unique loft space at The Box SF and the amazing vendor team we put together to ensure the perfect day for this sweet couple. A...

Cheers to Temecula!

Only an hour South of Orange County and an hour North of San Diego sits one of Southern California’s best kept secrets – the Temecula Valley Wine Country.  With over 40 wineries with vineyard covered hills, 30 golf courses, numerous resorts and private estates, Temecula is the perfect destination for your wedding weekend.  From wine tasting (of course) to hot air balloon rides, your guests will not have a shortage of things to do for the...

Real Wedding: Michelle and Brian featured in OC Register

We were so honored to be a part of Michelle and Brian’s Orange County wedding at Rancho Las Lomas. Michelle grew up in California and knew this is where she wanted to get married back in her home state. Michelle and Brian met while living in New York city and now reside on the east coast. Planning from afar is never easy so we made sure to set their mind at ease by taking care of...

An Amazing Gluten-Free Wedding

We had the honor and pleasure of coordinating Chelsea and Justin’s wedding a few months ago at 7 Degrees in Laguna Beach.  Their wedding was filled with beautiful flowers, lots of dancing and more love than we knew what do with.  The one thing this wedding wasn’t filled with was gluten and Chelsea’s mom is here to tell her story. We wanted to share this article in hopes to help other  gluten free couples out their with...

Real Wedding: Lisa and Andrew featured on Style Unveiled

Lisa and Andrew were married at gorgeous Montage Laguna Beach. Lisa and Andrew wanted a elegant, black tie affair with breathtaking ocean views for their jewish ceremony and this is exactly what they got.  We loved everything about this wedding from the ombre centerpieces, surprise Dodgers groom cake and custom gobo on the dance floor. This beautiful Montage Laguna Beach wedding was also featured on Style Unveiled and photos were taken by Scott Nelson Photography.  ...

Real Wedding: Lindsay and John Bermuda Themed Wedding featured on The Knot

Lindsay and John were never fans of big formal weddings and the most important part of their wedding was to make sure it reflected each of them.   Lindsay grew up with her grandparents living in Bermuda and when she took John to Bermuda for the first time he feel in love with it too so they decided to have a bermuda themed wedding,  bermuda suits and all! With the help of event designer Lindye Galloway,...

Real Wedding: Kristin and Matt

One of the reasons I love my job so much is because I get to work with couples like Kristin & Matt.  From the moment I met them, I knew their wedding was not only going to be beautiful, but it would reflect their love for the outdoors, their family and friends and their outgoing personalities.  To bring in the outdoors they choose Rancho Las Lomas and every table number was an engraved piece of wood...

I Do How To: DIY Gold Glitter Heart Garland

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and what better way to ring in the new year then with a DIY tutorial on gold glitter heart garland.  Making this décor is so simple you will wonder why you don’t make your own garland for all the amazing parties you throw. First let’s go over what you will need.  A whopping 4 materials… Gold glitter paper (purchased at Michael’s Arts & Crafts) you will need multiple...

The Marieve Herington Band

When we met lead singer, Marieve Herington we knew we had to share her incredible sound with you. The Marieve Herington Band is a 1930’s and 40’s jazz band that plays all the standards from Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker’s time. It’s that classic music which seems to pair well with some champagne and hors d’oeuvres in hand, and it appeals to everyone from the modern bride and groom, their parents and grandparents. Truly...

I Do {How To's} Planning Your Reception Menu

When asking guests what they often look forward to most when attending wedding or event, the majority don’t say the great food they are going to be served because everyone one of us had had our fair share of dried chicken or overcooked beef.  Being a foodie myself this is such a shame because the meal  should be a focal point and a time to celebrate.  Feeding the masses is a definite challenge and I bow...

I Do {How To’s} Planning Your Reception Menu

When asking guests what they often look forward to most when attending wedding or event, the majority don’t say the great food they are going to be served because everyone one of us had had our fair share of dried chicken or overcooked beef.  Being a foodie myself this is such a shame because the meal  should be a focal point and a time to celebrate.  Feeding the masses is a definite challenge and I bow...

For Those About To Rock

Today’s inspiration comes from our good friend Denny White Music who had an AMAZING performance last night at The House of Blues in Anaheim. So ladies, let it all go and get a little funky. Yes…that’s right it is time for a Fun & Funky Friday post.  This post is for those who truly want to create unique vibe to their wedding by literally rocking out with their family and friends. We love a couple who...

Real Wedding {Kate & Don}

Kate and Don envisioned an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding.  By incorporating pastels in pinks, greens and blues along with little details like tea pot centerpieces  which were pulled together by The Blooming Branch and brownies by TomGirl Baking Company that said “eat me”  their vision came to life. They also had custom made deck of cards for all their guests.   Kate was a true DIY bride and I have to give her kudos for doing...

Real Wedding {Kate & Don}

Kate and Don envisioned an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding.  By incorporating pastels in pinks, greens and blues along with little details like tea pot centerpieces  which were pulled together by The Blooming Branch and brownies by TomGirl Baking Company that said “eat me”  their vision came to life. They also had custom made deck of cards for all their guests.   Kate was a true DIY bride and I have to give her kudos for doing...

Palm Springs Oasis: The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Who doesn’t love a little getaway once and awhile? Palm Springs is the perfect place to escape to if you live in Southern California. So if you’re looking for a chic and retro spot to hold your wedding, bachelorette party of even have a little honeymoon, then look no further than the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. With 180 rooms, this spa and resort is the quintessential spot that exudes a combination of modern and vintage...

Palm Springs Oasis: The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Who doesn’t love a little getaway once and awhile? Palm Springs is the perfect place to escape to if you live in Southern California. So if you’re looking for a chic and retro spot to hold your wedding, bachelorette party of even have a little honeymoon, then look no further than the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. With 180 rooms, this spa and resort is the quintessential spot that exudes a combination of modern and vintage...

Summer Lovin'

Summer is officially here, friends! There are certain things that we think of when reminiscing about fun summer days and cool nights of our younger years, and we love it when brides play up their summer weddings with bright colors, refreshing drinks, playful dresses and sweet treats. To tip our hat to the lovely summer months ahead, we have for you a little pop of all of our favorite summer inspirations just for you! Enjoy! {Photos}...

Summer Lovin’

Summer is officially here, friends! There are certain things that we think of when reminiscing about fun summer days and cool nights of our younger years, and we love it when brides play up their summer weddings with bright colors, refreshing drinks, playful dresses and sweet treats. To tip our hat to the lovely summer months ahead, we have for you a little pop of all of our favorite summer inspirations just for you! Enjoy! {Photos}...

The Richard Nixon Library – get it while its HOT!!

We just received word that the Richard Nixon Library located in Yorba Linda, Calif. has dates available in 2011 for 50 percent off!! That is an amazing deal for you 2011 brides! They are also offering last minute specials for dates in 2010, so if you are looking for a gorgeous venue at a great price, then we suggest you check it out! We know what you might be thinking….a library?! Really? LVL Weddings & Events...

Cute Cookies

Cookie Monster sure knew what he was talking about when it comes to the goodness of cookies. Often overlooked when planning a wedding menu (which we must say is a shame!), the little bite-sized morsels can make a big impact on your guests. It’s a good thing we found a great cookie shop in Los Angeles to help you find your way back to the cookie jar! Sabrina’s Sweetery bakes up custom-made cookies in fabulous shapes...

Lost? We Have the Place to be Found

We’ve got an extra special treat for you all this week. LVL Weddings & Events cannot even begin to express the love we have for our dear friend, Jeni Maus, and her unique vintage rental decor items from her shop called Found. We absolutely fell head-over-heals with what Jeni does for anyone looking for a special, antique item. Her amazing finds are one-of-a-kind and will knock your socks off! So what exactly is Found you ask?...

Glam Up Your Wedding

The possibilities are endless when it comes to designing your wedding and  LVL Weddings & Events knows it can be a bit overwhelming when choosing theme and color ideas. To help you get out or stay out of a decorating rut, try thinking outside the box. By adding simple, special touches you and your guests will appreciate and always remember your stand-out wedding by taking these ideas, courtesy of the Wedding Channel, to glamorize your big...

Wedding Oasis: Rancho Las Lomas

LVL Weddings & Events loves Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado, Calif. This enchanting oasis is like stepping into another world walking along stone-washing cobble pathways lined with beautiful, blooming roses. Where else can you pass by zebras, macaws and tigers on your way to your wedding ceremony? With several breath-taking options to host your wedding or corporate event, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your dream come true. Our dear friend, Nili Stevens,...

The Fabric of Our Lives

LVL is always looking for new and inspiring ideas for weddings and we fell in love with this organic décor idea using real cotton in place of flowers. Kristin and Brandon’s wedding, featured on Green Wedding Shoes, was absolutely picture perfect (the groom is a photographer by the way) with their rustic and organic feel. Using raw cotton as a main décor and floral idea created an elegant and gentle effect – perfect for an outdoor...

Never Get Your Heels Stuck in the Grass Again

My solution to walking in the grass with heels has always been to walk on your tip toes until I came across SoleMates. This might be the best invention ever! It is a MIRACLE for all those ladies who want to show off their trendy heels. Discreet and easy to use, the SoleMates High Heeler™ attaches easily to most stiletto and kitten heels. By increasing the surface area on the base of the heel, it reduces...

Lounge Appeal

If you are looking for a more urban, chic, modern feel to your wedding or event try renting lounge furniture. Lounge Appeal rents high quality lounge furniture for weddings & special events. They are currently running a special in Orange County and LA. Recieve 15% discount off of their retail price rentals. Please refer to code LA15 when placing an order. So get ready to take your event to the next level. Give it some Lounge...

Spice it up with a Signature Drink!

I love the idea of a “Signature Drink” at a reception or event. It is a nice way to spice things up while adding to your theme or decor. Here are a few inpirational drinks featured in InStyle Weddings. Kir Royale ½ oz. Chambord 4 ½ oz. brut champagne or sparkling wine, chilled Pour Chambord into flute glass and top with champagne. For an optional garnish place partially split seedless red grape on rim. Blood Orange...