Category: Venues

Newest Orange County Waterfront Wedding Venue: Huntington Bay Club

We are excited to introduce the newest wedding venue in Orange County, Huntington Bay Club. This new venue offers a waterfront wedding to include a private white sand beach, flexible indoor and outdoor spaces and a view of the harbor. Even better it is run and managed by our friends at 24 Carrots Catering. Our team was lucky enough be invited to an intimate dinner hosted by 24 Carrots and experience it for ourselves. Here is a sneak...

Ethereal Italian Wedding Editorial featured on Green Wedding Shoes

LVL’s Founder and Owner, Lindsay Longacre, had the opportunity to travel to Sorrento, Italy with an A-list team of vendors to create a magical editorial along the Italian coast. Along with photographer, Elizabeth Messina, they showcased the character and charm on a historic venue, Villa La Terrazza. With over 5 generations of history, the Villa stands gallantly on the coast of Sorrento with breathtaking views of Capri and Naples. Perched a top cliffs, this location is the perfect...

Real Wedding: Kali and Dave

Kali and Dave’s Silverado Resort and Spa destination wedding was filled with such love for the couple. Silverado’s classic and historic vibe set within wine country was the perfect setting for this Midwest couple and their family and friends. The couple created a fun, wine country weekend for all of their guests full of Napa activities including a bridal luncheon at Brix, welcome party at Black Stallion Winery, and for the guys, golfing on-site at the...

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...

Top San Diego Venues

Reliable year-round weather, gorgeous beach locales, iconic hotels and endless venue options make San Diego an ideal destination for brides and grooms planning their “I do’s”.  As one of the most popular wedding destinations in the U.S., it’s always wedding season in San Diego! We decided to share some of our favorite wedding venues!   Grand Del Mar: Where love is Grand! Reminds us of a Mediterranean estate and nestled in the setting of the breathtaking Los Penasquitos Canyon,...

Wedding Weekend Itinerary for Napa Valley

What is special about destination weddings, you ask?  Destination weddings are not just about the wedding day but the whole weekend experience. So we have cooked up some fun ideas and tips for a wedding weekend itinerary that you and your guests will never forget. The surroundings of Napa and wine country provide so many wonderful restaurants and scenic wineries to be sure to make your destination I do’s a weekend everyone will remember. Check out...

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...

Maui Montage Tropical Wedding Inspiration featured on 100 Layer Cake

With LVL’s recent expansion to the Hawaiian Islands we were beyond excited to create this Maui Montage Tropical Wedding Inspiration photo shoot.  Creating this fabulous production team was the best part!  We had the opportunity to work with the best of the best on the island of Maui including The Montage’s newest property at Kapalua Bay and the uber talented destination wedding photographer, Brandon Kidd.   We also were so impressed by up and comer Christina Hartman with Wildheart...

Real Wedding: Crystal and Dan

Treasure Island’s Winery SF provides such a beautiful city skyline backdrop to say “I Do.” Crystal and her family are from the windy city of Chicago so when the wind decided to make an appearance during the ceremony it did not stop anyone from  enjoying the special moment. Colorful pinwheels were passed out to the guests as they entered the ceremony which added a little fun to the ceremony. Once there ceremony was over this wedding turned...

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.  ...

WanderLOFT: The Debut of Loft on Pine

It is near impossible to fit all the amazing details of this California Chic Grand Opening Long Beach wedding event space,  Loft on Pine  so were not even going to try.  We were honored along with the army of talented vendors in assisting our dear friend and owner Mary Lallande in showing off her hip new event spot in the heart of Long Beach. Were going to let the photos taken by Joel Maus & Lorely Meza for Studio EMP...

Engagement Shoot: Heidi and Jason

I love seeing our clients Engagement shoots to see their personality and love for each other shine. This adorable Manhattan Beach shoot comes from what happens when you combine a great location, two stylish love birds and a killer sunset. These two were just married this month in dreamy wedding weekend in Mexico and we can’t wait to share their day, until then, enjoy these images beautifully captured by Brandon Kidd Photography.

Real Wedding: Jessica and Chad – Featured on Style Me Pretty

When it came to planning their wedding, Jessica and Chad knew they wanted to make it resemble them as a couple, down to the littlest details.  As a collector and lover of all things rustic and vintage, Olympia’s Valley Estate was the perfect setting for their wedding.  Nestled inside a working dairy and organic produce farm, this property had everything they wanted and then some.  All the signs below were made and painted by the groom.  As...

Destination Wedding in Lowcountry: Shea & Brad

This wedding was incredibly special to me because Shea and I have known each other since we were in high school.  We have one of those friendships that no matter where life takes us the moment we see each other or hop on a phone call we are right back to the same girls who played sad song wine night while living together in Chicago.  I recently had a chance to visit with Brad and Shea...

Real Wedding: Nicole & Vince – Featured on Green Wedding Shoes

 A beautiful day in Palm Springs, perfect for a wedding! Nicole and Vince said their “I Do’s” amongst family and friends in the courtyard of The Commune at The ACE Hotel. The vibe, seen first on Green Wedding Shoes, was a little bit gold and coral, a little bit hip, and a lot of love and laughter. Everything was captured perfectly by Roger Ellsworth of EP Love. Nicole and I spent the last several months collaborating...

Real Wedding: Kelly and Russell – featured on Wedding Chicks

When I met former event planner and bride to be Kelly who expressed her love of all things, pretty, girlie, shiny and fun, it was evident we were kindred spirits. Featured on Wedding Chicks – New Year’s Eve Wedding Ideas, Kelly and Russell wanted to have a destination ceremony + a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, so we threw one heck of a bash! Kelly wanted wow moments from start to finish, from the chandelier lit ceremony...

I Do {How To’s} : Something New, Unity in Glass

Today many couples are looking for something new and different when it comes to performing their unity candle or sand ceremony.  Lee Ware has created that unique experience, by blending the two together to create “Unity in Glass.”  The couple chooses their desired colors of glass crystals, and uses them in place of sand in their wedding ceremony; then, Lee turns the couples’ work into a beautiful glass sculpture to display in their home as a...

Real Wedding : Nicole & Adel – featured on Junebug Weddings

The Quail Estate is a favorite of our Southern California hidden gem venues. It has a lush landscape providing a private, picture perfect backdrop for Nicole & Adel’s I Do’s. This stunning wedding which was originally featured on Junebug Weddings was captured by Focus Photography. I love cultural fusion ceremonies and this Persian meets Western wedding was perfection. So many pretty details and touching moments, thanks to The Vine’s Leaf and Found, the bride’s vision of vintage...

Real Wedding: Jami and Dan

I’m so happy to share this beautiful wedding with you. It is a huge compliment when we get to be a part of an industry friend’s big day. Jami & Dan both worked for 24 Carrots Catering and Events, when it came to celebrate their union, they chose the one and only  Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. On a perfect sunny day, Jami and Dan’s wedding was pretty, fun and a celebration so full of love....

Real Wedding: Tracy & Jesse

This super fun couple brought us on board to coordinate their big day at Ocean Institute in sunny Dana Point Harbor with 24 Carrots Catering and Sweet Blossom Designs. It was easy to get excited about Tracy & Jesse’s big day and all the details when Jesse told me about his homemade beer that he brewed to share with family and friends – the “Strick-rigez Wedding Sauce” was a hit! A super cute compliment was the...

Real Wedding: Courtney & Colin

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This fun Orange County couple found the perfect venue for their elegant ocean side wedding, Harborside Grand Ballroom, one of our favorites! We are so in love with Courtney’s beautiful gown- she looked effortlessly chic. The bold purple flowers and pretty teal bridesmaids dresses were such a great color combination, and Honey & Poppies’ beautiful florals brought the couple’s vision to life. The Bridal Party had so much fun going around the Balboa Fun Zone taking...

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Real Wedding: Wendy & Tim

You know when you meet some people, you just love everything about them?  That is how Kimberly felt when she met Wendy & Tim.  The joy and passion they have for life is absolutely contagious, and their wedding was truly a reflection of that. We are so genuinely thankful to have had it all captured by  Perfect Circle Photography. Wendy & Tim are from Arizona, they chose to have a crisp fall wine country wedding at...

Real Wedding: Emily & Ryan

We love this vibrant color palette for this perfect winery wedding! Emily and Ryan tied the knot surrounded by vineyards and beautiful old oak trees. Their venue,  BR Cohn Winery in Sonoma, California provided the perfect setting for this fun and laid back couple. Having recently relocated to Chicago, it was important for Emily and Ryan to cherish the moments where they were surrounded by all of their loved ones and celebrate the start of a...

I Do {How To’s}: Santa Monica Beach Wedding Ceremony

An awesome couple from Denver, Colorado contacted us to plan their dream ceremony. They wanted their toes in the sand on the beach in Santa Monica just a short walk from their reception venue, Viceroy Santa Monica. Santa Monica State Beach is run and operated by the city. There is no permit required to have a beach ceremony, just a few rules. (See link for list of rules and regulations) With no permit required it is...

Venue Spotlight: The Winery San Francisco

With LVL’s expansion into the Northern California we wanted to spotlight some great venues. Today’s venue spotlight is The Winery SF located on Treasure Island. The venue’s backdrop is the breathtaking San Francisco skyline. As you walk through the doors you are surrounded by never ending wine barrels and beautiful tall ceilings.   One of the reasons we love this venue is the mix of the city with a winery twist. With the best of both...

Real Wedding: Lauren and Blair

Lauren and Blair live in Southern California but wanted to say their I Do’s in Lauren’s hometown of San Jose.  The Hotel Valencia on Santana Row provided the perfect elegance and intimacy for Lauren and Blair to share their day with friends and family. Surrounded by all the people they love, this match made in heaven danced the night away in their cocktail style reception. With LVL’s recent expansion into Northern California, it was easy for Lauren and Blair to plan their destination...

I Do {How To’s}: Santa Monica Beach Wedding Ceremony

An awesome couple from Denver, Colorado contacted us to plan their dream ceremony. They wanted their toes in the sand on the beach in Santa Monica just a short walk from their reception venue, Viceroy Santa Monica. Santa Monica State Beach is run and operated by the city. There is no permit required to have a beach ceremony, just a few rules. (See link for list of rules and regulations) With no permit required it is...

Real Wedding: Mia & Ted

Mia and Ted wanted to get married with their toes in the sand, Lindsay of  LVL helped make that dream a reality. It was a gorgeous, sunny day in Laguna Beach with white chairs, beautiful flowers, and the amazing sounds of the talented Chris Wooley, as a dozen of their closest friends and family watched as Mia and Ted said  “I Do.” The couple celebrated with their guests at Mastros Ocean Club. Such a fun and...

Real Wedding : Nanae & Jonathan

This sweet couple had a gorgeous ceremony at the stunning Greystone Mansion. The bride, a DIY blog reader, did every last detail herself! We mean EVERY detail.. she did the ceremony & reception flowers, the favors, all of  the decor, and her hair and make up.  She was so relieved to have LVL on hand to ensure all of her hard work was in place. We loved the sweet ceremony table and the super cute ring...

Real Wedding : Nanae & Jonathan

This sweet couple had a gorgeous ceremony at the stunning Greystone Mansion. The bride, a DIY blog reader, did every last detail herself! We mean EVERY detail.. she did the ceremony & reception flowers, the favors, all of  the decor, and her hair and make up.  She was so relieved to have LVL on hand to ensure all of her hard work was in place. We loved the sweet ceremony table and the super cute ring...

The Love Tour in a nutshell

The next stop on The Love Tour is right around the corner! Come check us out on March 16th at Palos Verdes Golf Club! For more information please visit us at http://sbweddinglovetour.wordpress.com/ Video compliments of Avery J. Productions.

I Do {How To's} Save The Date

There’s some bling on your finger and the planning has begun, now it’s time to inform your guests of what is going on! We all know there is a wedding etiquette one usually follows when sending out wedding invitations, but the hows and whys of sending out Save The Date invites are often less known. Remember that it’s a courtesy to give your guests a heads up about your wedding, especially if it’s during a high...

I Do {How To’s} Save The Date

There’s some bling on your finger and the planning has begun, now it’s time to inform your guests of what is going on! We all know there is a wedding etiquette one usually follows when sending out wedding invitations, but the hows and whys of sending out Save The Date invites are often less known. Remember that it’s a courtesy to give your guests a heads up about your wedding, especially if it’s during a high...

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...

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...

Destination Wedding Invitations

Here’s a little bit of etiquette advice for you… So, you’ve decided on a location for your wedding – congrats! And you’ve decided on a destination wedding to get away from it all – so much fun! You’re guests are sure to enjoy themselves at fabulous destination, but to ensure you’re convenience for your guests it is best to keep a few things in mind. Lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie, shares a few of his suggestions when...

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 Wedding Party Bridal Show

Happy Friday to Everyone! We wanted to bring you a special announcement with plenty of time to plan in advance for this happenin’ bridal show. The 20th Wedding Party Bridal Show will be in San Diego on Sunday, March 7 at The fantastic Hard Rock Hotel! Oh! And did we mention LVL Weddings &  Events will be there? Stop by our booth and say hello! The Wedding Party Bridal Show The Hard Rock Hotel – San...

Wine Country Possibilities

One advantage to living in Southern California and being from the Midwest is that all of my friends want to come visit me to get away from the dreary winter weather. This past weekend my two dear friends Dawn and Ang came to visit, but unfortunately El Nino didn’t care so much. Due to the rain, stand-up paddling was out of the question so we decided to take a trip to Temecula and go wine tasting...

Mini Vaca & Wedding All In One

Did you ever think about having a destination wedding?  I love the idea because it can double as both a mini vacation for you and your guests while celebrating your special day in paradise! Check out Beaches for more information and some smokin deals!

Mini Vaca & Wedding All In One

Did you ever think about having a destination wedding?  I love the idea because it can double as both a mini vacation for you and your guests while celebrating your special day in paradise! Check out Beaches for more information and some smokin deals!

The Shorebreak Hotel Opening in April!

Style, Substance… and Surf The Shorebreak Hotel is the newest addition to the Huntington Beach wedding scene. Complemented by breathtaking oceanfront vistas amidst an energetic downtown beach setting, Shorebreak Hotel is the perfect locale from which to entertain, reward, inspire and create. http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/orangecounty/shorebreak For more information please contact: Stacey Hofflich, 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, P: 714.861.4470

The Ebell of LA

The historic Ebell of LA will be entering its 81st year as one of Los Angeles’ most precious and elegant event locations. It is an amazing venue for any wedding or event with so much character to offer. Melissa Allen, Director of Catering & Special Events is wonderful to work with and is an expert in the wedding industry so you will be in great hands! For more information please visit http://www.ebellla.com/ or http://www.ebelllosangeles.wordpress.com/

A Hidden Treasure

The Casa Pazamor is a perfect spot for an intimate wedding or event. Designed by Wallace Neff in 1928, this historic bayfront villa stands “head & shoulders” above its neighbors as the Peninsula Point’s tallest home, commanding 360 degree views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific. Among California’s most enchanting settings, Pazamor’s location, design and craftsmanship evoke a bygone era of romance, glamour, and idyllic elegance. You can contact Lisa Fehmer at www.occoncierge.net for more information.