I still remember planning our wedding just a few years ago. It was a lot of work, and very overwhelming. There are so many great wedding vendors it’s difficult to choose. And what if you pick a not-so-great one?
As a wedding photographer, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many talented vendors. I hope this list helps you in planning your big day!
P.S. I don't always have a chance at the wedding to speak to all the great vendors. If you've worked with me please drop me a line.
Vanilla Bake Shop
Mmmm cupcakes... do I really need to say more?
Cars & Drivers:
Peter J. Knox - Driver
Anaheim Disc Jockey
Not only are they great DJs, but they also do a wonderful job with lighting.
Music Entertainment Services
Playa del Rey Florist
This is my neighborhood florist. I have loved all the bouquets they made for me.
Rico is an awesome guitarist. He can perform solo or in a duo / trio. He's also a DJ.
Ernie and his band are not only fantastic musicians, but they also do a great job reading the crowd.
Southern California Wedding Locations
This is a list of some of my favorite places to have your wedding. I've photographed many weddings in private homes as well. To find private estates available for weddings you look here or here.
Altadena Town & Country Club
Outdoor ceremony location, indoor reception overlooking mountains. Great food!
Anaheim Hills Golf Course
Can accommodate small to large weddings. Nice outdoor cocktail area.
Avila Beach Golf Resort
Located a few minutes from the beach, this resort has an outdoor ceremony location and tented reception.
Calamigos Ranch in Malibu
Beautiful location with a few different banquet rooms such as the Classic Red Barn.
Castaway Restaurant in Burbank
Situated on a hill overlooking the twinkling lights of the city, Castaways is a very relaxed place for a wedding.
French Estate in Orange
Beautiful historic home with outdoor ceremony and reception location. Nice vintage touches throughout and hints of Paris.
Kindred Community Church
Several ceremony locations, including one right by a lake. Very nice wedding coordinators.
La Jolla Woman's Club
One of my favorite places for a wedding because the layout allows for many different photo possibilities during the ceremony.
Mission Inn in Riverside
I love the Mission Inn. Although I haven't photographed a wedding there (yet!), I did take a tour and lots of photos of this beautiful inn with its many ceremony location options.
Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont
First word that comes to mind is magical. You might also want to know that it's a historical building that was recently renovated.
Palos Verdes Country Club
Elegant location on the outskirts of LA.
Queen Mary in Long Beach
Historic art-deco ship that can host your ceremony, reception and you can even crash in of the staterooms for the night.
Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado
Gorgeous estate that also features a zoo.
Yes, you can rent the Bowl for your wedding, the orchestra is extra.
Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica
Beautiful hotel right on the beach, perfect for your ceremony and reception.
Wayfarer's Chapel in Palos Verdes
One of the most striking and peaceful churches in the world.
Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica
Hidden gem with an outdoor area for your wedding ceremony, upper lounge, as well as indoor and outdoor reception options. And the food is amazing.