Here are some awesome So Cal vendors I have worked with! I HIGHLY recommend them. Click on their company name to visit their website. Also, check out my Latest Weddings & Events Posts.
DJ/MC/Planner James – Last Dance entertainment
WANT Photography – Bobby & Wynter are a couple of FUN professionals. They understand what it takes to get the perfect pictures AND keep you on schedule. Plus, they don’t RUSH you through the wedding agenda to leave early, like some *ahem* photographers. I know we will be working together again soon!
Drew McCarroll Photography – Young & cool (and total GEEKS like me!), Drew and his team (Chris & others) are there for every shot. A fresh perspective on shooting weddings and making it fun. Oh, and great photography skills, too!
Erin Hughes Photography – Erin loves what she does and it shines through when you work with her. When you put that much love into your pictures, they of course turn out amazing! Can’t wait to work with her again.
Derek Photography – A creative husband and wife team…you will not have boring pictures if you have them shoot your wedding!
Jim Kennedy Photographers – Always professional, Jim and his group of wedding pros are one of the most popular in Orange County and all over So Cal!
Taking Blame Productions – Here’s a young, hip, fun team I recently worked with. Gotta love their name! Full coverage and high tech is what they are all about.
A Shutter In Time Photography – Melody and her assistant were such a pleasure to work with. FUN, good people with outstanding talents.
Pro Image Weddings [San Luis Obisbo to Santa Barbara areas]– I worked with Trent and couldn’t be more pleased with his professionalism and work ethic–he stayed until the end and didn’t miss a shot.
Perfect Planning Events – Kimi is an excellent and laid-back coordinator (yes, I did use “laid-back” and “coordinator” in the same sentence!) who is very organized and talented. She ROCKS!
Circle Your Date – Lindsey Wisegarver is a down to earth, CLIENT focused professional. This girl NEVER stopped working the entire night! Incredibly impressed…and you will be, too. firstname.lastname@example.org
More Than Fab! – I love this new team! They are so down to earth and really focus on what YOU want, not their idea of how a wedding should be.
Très Jolie Event Coordination & Design – I worked with Mandana and her team in Santa Barbara. Just check out their site to see what a GREAT job they do!
Elmandam Films – A great team with tons of gadgets and tools to give your wedding an incredibly cinematic look. A pleasure to work with and you will love them!
Crescent Bay Films – Talented, creative, outstanding. When you hire Jason and Alec, that’s who you get! Their films say it all!
Plug Video – Always fun and ready and willing to go the extra mile, Dan and his team make amazing wedding videos you will cherish for a lifetime.
Most couples already have their location set, but if you need one, you should seriously consider these:
Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach – A beautiful location in Seal Beach, CA. Amazing ballroom and staff. I LOVE working there!
Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook – A unique location with a ceremony under a bell tower and a semi-outdoor pavilion for your reception. Located in Fallbrook, near Temecula,
David L. Baker Golf Club, Fountain Valley – I recently met with Kaitlyn and she is INCREDIBLE! She is extremely hands-on, cares a lot about your event, and is happy to work as close to your budget as possible! New beautiful ceremony site, too (Nov. 2012).
Smile Lounge Gallery – They have TONS of props, an amazing looking photo booth, and provide may special touches…you have to check them out!
Cheesy Photo Booths – And they are anything but cheesy! Fun, classy, with props and all the trimmings.
Ditto Snaps – High end booths of multiple styles and types built by an engineer so you know they are super-techy and cool! Very organized and personable with props and more!
Bride & Bloom Wedding Flowers – Amy was GREAT to work with and she even went above and beyond to help set up tables, party favors, and more! Oh, and the flowers were Uh-mazing!
Behind The Scenes – Kelly handled so many details that day, I am so glad she was at the crazy wedding we worked together! Based in San Diego!
Party In A Box – A great company that delivered an amazingly complicated dinner set without a hitch! I really enjoyed working with their team–and eating their delicious food!
VIDEO SLIDESHOW PRODUCERS
High Tide Visuals – Ryan ONLY produces slideshows/movies; it’s his niche, so you know they are amazing! He is the only one I’ve ever heard of who focuses on this area of the wedding.
Mariachi Los Rancheros – Big band of 8 or more, and WOW, the sound great! They play all the favorites, take requests, and let guests sing if they want. Top quality!