Oh pretty Californians, do we have some lovelies to introduce to you today! Bookmarkable beauties you’ll want to snuggle up with this Saturday morning from the beautiful events created by Eventity to the jaw-dropping images by (once like a spark) photography right down to the stunning Shade Hotel. So pour another cup of jo, and let’s get these intros started – you’ll be BFF’s in no time!

One look at all the gorgeous Eventity dreams up, and you know they are the real deal. Elegant events that appear to unfold effortlessly thanks to their talented team, allowing you and your guest to just bask in all the beauty. Does it get better?

About EventityThis is your moment to share your life and love with the ones most important to you. Each detail of your wedding should be carefully selected because there is no one else like you and no other story like yours. At Eventity, we draw on our heart, dedication and tenacity to make every one of our events memorable. We provide unique and innovative solutions to make your wedding day your signature event. You will see it effortlessly unfold in front of you because we are behind the scenes ensuring every detail is executed flawlessly.

Founded eight years ago, Eventity consists of Lead Coordinators, Jenn Mobley and Monica Pradel supported by a team of trained assistants. Both Jenn and Monica have a strong background in project management and event design. This rare skillset provides clients with the best wedding planning duo in San Diego, CA. Simply put, Eventity’s assistance with your wedding plans helps ensure you have a happy and stress free day.

Eventity would like to offer a 10% discount on any full service packages booked before Friday August 24, 2012; simply mention this SMP post and we will gladly include the discount in your custom built full service coordination package.


You know when a photographer describes their images as “timelessly elegant with a touch of whimsy and charm” you’ve found a good one. And that’s just the case with (once like a spark) photography. Their images speak for themselves, and boy do they say some lovely things!

(once like a spark) photographyWe tell people often that we’re different from other wedding photographers, and, well, we mean it. Our photos are different – timelessly beautiful with a little touch of whimsy and a lot of charm, but we also run our business totally differently. And we believe it’s precisely what results in the beautiful photos you’ve dreamed of, and what makes us the perfect fit for you.

Getting the AMAZING wedding photos that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life is about SO much more than just the photography the day of the wedding. It’s about knowing the way to schedule your photography on your wedding day to get the best light, it’s about providing you all of the amazing tips and tricks we know to make sure you feel totally comfortable, it’s about providing you fun, easy ways to style your engagement and wedding shoots, it’s about beautiful editing that makes you look the absolute best you can – the list goes on and on, and we walk you through it all.

Regardless of where you are in California (or anywhere on the West Coast), we can’t wait to meet you. The best way to get to know us is through our website, so stop and by – can’t wait to chat! To celebrate all of the beautiful SMP readers, we’re offering $200 off any wedding package (starting at just $2400) through all of August to SMP readers only! Email us directly at letschat@oncelikeaspark.com or contact us through our website, and be sure to mention SMP in your message!

Finally we have the Shade Hotel, where sophistication meets swanky – a hotel so fab I am ready to whisk my hubby away for a little weekend getaway. For all you stylish SMPers out there looking for a unique venue to set the tone for your wedding - Shade Hotel is your match!

About Shade HotelShade Hotel opened in 2005 after owner Michael Zislis realized that there weren’t any upscale lounges or hotels located near Manhattan Beach. Its close proximity to the ocean, along with its central location in downtown Manhattan Beach, highlight its unforgettable wedding venue, a one-of-a-kind restaurant and lounge, and the perfect spot for a weekend getaway if you’re a Los Angeles native. If you book your 2013 wedding by December 31st, 2012, you’ll receive $500 off your ceremony fee! Call Alyssa at 310-698-5560 or email her at aholden@shadehotel.com.

Welcome with arms wide open! We are so thrilled to have you join our family! xoxo