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Patina Wedding + A Giveaway!

Dreamy weddings?  They’re sort of our business here at SMP.  So when it comes to drop-dead gorgeous affairs that make our hearts sing, our obsession starts and ends with Patina Wedding.  From their expert culinarians to their fab mixologists to their amazing planning team, this, loves, is a group of wedding gurus that knows a thing or two about making your day totally stunning + totally unique.

A literal dream team of all things wedding, Patina Wedding can take those visions that have been dancing in your head and turn them into a serious reality.  Think custom dessert stations meets fabulous drinks meets the prettiest celebration you have ever seen and you are sooo on the right track.  And with Patina Wedding, each and every affair they touch is yours and yours only, so that every magical moment of your day speaks 100% to you and your honey.  We love that.

Contact one of Patina Wedding’s amazing Wedding Specialists at 213.972.3673 or to start talking about your perfect day.  You can celebrate your “I do’s” in a location of your choosing, or select one of Patina Wedding’s breathtaking locales, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  No matter the venue, you can rest assured that Patina Wedding and their extensive network of vendors will craft a day that you never dreamed possible… and then some.


What: Patina Wedding is giving away $2500 towards your dream day, plus free upgrades, toasts, dinners and discounts on party favors!

Who: To enter, simply build your Pinterest wedding board and take a short quiz!  Click here for all of the details! #PatinaRingOnIt


Classic Beach Wedding

This wedding had me at “awesome party.”  Well, actually, it had me at nautical meets classic, plus awesome party, but you get the picture… this wedding rocks.  Think sweet Kate Spade peep toes, luxe gold and navy hues and a whole lot of pretty planned to perfection by LVL Weddings & Events.  See it all captured by Troy Grover Photographers right here.


From the Bride… When Andrew and I began planning our wedding we knew we both wanted one thing: an awesome party! And it was with that mindset that we began to plan our big day. As two attorneys we also knew we would need some help to pull off an awesome party and that maybe we were lacking in the creativity department. Early on we employed the assistance of our wedding planner, Andrea Guzman of LVL Weddings & Events, to help us with both of these things. It was during my first conversation with Andrea that I explained that I didn’t want our wedding to look like two attorneys had designed it. She quickly assured me that she could help us avoid such fate and we knew she would be the perfect fit for planning our wedding!

Andrea was fantastic in bringing together our vision of a nautical inspired wedding with a host of amazing vendors. She understood that we wanted a nautical theme, but we didn’t want the wedding to be covered with anchors, crabs, and seashells. (Disclaimer: I love all things nautical, but couldn’t imagine big red crabs on my wedding day!) And so we created a day full of nautical navy blue stripes and golden lanterns, to create a classic wedding vibe.

We tried to strike a balance between doing things ourselves and leaving other items to the professionals… Andrew and I ordered our Save the Dates and invites on Minted.  We hand-cut all of the menus, tied ribbons to our drink stirrers, and painstakingly assembled each guest’s escort card (complete with hand tied ribbon). We left the remainder to the professionals. The Casino San Clemente (and Pacific Ocean) served as an amazing backdrop for our cocktail hour and reception. Jay’s catering served amazing food and kept the cocktails flowing all night! Signature Party rentals did the heavy lifting for our furniture rentals. Troy and Aimee Grover were phenomenal and captured every moment our big day. Alise of Sweet Marie Designs provided the perfect floral arrangements and was so accommodating of my wish for a tulip-filled wedding. And last but not least, the band!! Project M of Elan Artists was the hit of the wedding! They got everyone on the dance floor, from our young cousins to my grandmother. They truly made the night unforgettable. We are so thankful to have worked with such an amazing team to make our awesome party a reality!

Photography : The Grovers | Planner : LVL Weddings & Events | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Stationery: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Of Fatima, San Clemente | Reception Venue: Casino San Clemente | Bride's Shoes : Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew | Catering : Jay's Catering | Makeup : Beauty And The Beach | Band: Elan Artists | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss Red Label | Transportation: RPM Limos | Floral : Olive Willow Designs | Rentals : Signature Party Rentals | Veil/Accessory Designer : Bel Aire Bridal

Romantic Summer San Clemente Wedding

Beautiful blooms in shades of pinks and cream, and containers of candy at every seat; I’m officially jealous I wasn’t a guest at this wedding. Not only was it super sweet, but after going through Josh Elliot’s photos, I can say that it was absolutely gorgeous as well. A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production planned and executed it all and their florals are breathtaking. See every pretty pic right here!


From A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production… Jessica and Travis chose Casa Romantica in San Clemente, CA as the backdrop for their romantic wedding. I knew Jessica from planning her sister’s wedding a couple years earlier, so was thrilled to be able to create their dream wedding. We used a beautiful palette of berry tones, creams and greens for a classic look and feel. Their oceanfront ceremony was highlighted with a beautiful arch made out of birch logs, layers of chiffon and luscious blooms of garden roses, hydrangea and privet berry and smylx garland. Along the aisle, green garlands and delicate blooms adorned the chairs. Dinner was set in the garden with enchanting bistro lights strung above, rose gold sequin runners and pretty pedestal arrangements. A nod to the couple’s love of candy, each place setting had a bottle of the couple’s favorite Jelly Belly’s.

Photography: Josh Elliott | Event Planning: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production | Floral Design: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production | Cake: The Cupcake Store | Catering: 24 Carrots | DJ: Invisible Touch | Wedding Venue: Casa Romantica | Photo Booth: ShutterBooth

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