I can still remember our first SmogShoppe wedding many, many moons ago.  We have done a dozen or more weddings there since then but it still remains a favorite Los Angeles venue.  They attract the best clients and Crisella and Anthony were no exception.  In fact, they are the cream of the crop in my opinion.  Just the kindest, most giving, sweet couple and their wedding day was truly special.




Photography: Rachel McCauley / Getting Ready: The Culver Hotel | Venue: SmogShoppe | Coordinator: Sweet Emilia Jane | Florals: McCool + Daughters | Caterer: MIHO Gastrotruck | Videographer: Gio Barot | Hair & Makeup: Mobile Bridal | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | DJ: 101 Party Production | Bar: The Cocktail Concierge | Ice Cream: Chunk-n-Chip | Valet: White Label Valet | Babysitter: VIP Nannies | Dress: David’s Bridal design by Oleg Cassini | Suit: Men’s Warehouse | 2nd shooter: Stephanie Sparks

One of our hands down favorite weddings has to be this epic El Capitan Canyon wedding we were lucky enough to be a part of two years ago.  Being surrounded by this gorgeous setting and some of our beloved vendor friends –Day Of GalAmber Moon DesignRed Shoe LAThe Little Branch just to name a few – was a dream.  We built custom benches (a labor of love for sure) and curated some amazing decor pieces.  We always love seeing our copper arch used in real life.  It looks stunning here against the mountainside with lush, pampas grass arrangements. When a couple trusts their vendors to create something magical for them magical things can really happen!

Photography: Nirav Patel | Cinematography: Modern 8 Films | Coordination: Day Of Gal | Event Design: Sweet Emilia Jane | Floral Design: THE LITTLE BRANCH | Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore | Invitations: Amber Moon Design | Engagement Ring: Rock For Her | Catering: SBB Gourmet Catering | Makeup: Brides by Kelly Jo | Hair: Jessica Liparoto | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | DJ: Red Shoe LA | Venue: El Capitan | Hair Accessories: Untamed Petals | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photography – Assistance: Logan Cole | Rehearsal Dinner Band: Moonsville Collective | Rehearsal Dinner Catering: El Capitan | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Specialty Tabletop Rentals: borrowed BLU

We fell in love with The Ruin in Pioneertown’s Pipes Canyon the moment we set foot on it’s sandy foundation.  It really takes some creativity and vision to see this structure and transform it into the magical place like Paul and Tony have done.  All the changes that they have made and the changes that they don’t make (keeping the structure as is for the most part) create this romantic, wonderful, spectacular setting.  We had so much fun being a part of Laura and Dan’s wedding there.  It’s always windy in Yucca Valley but it was exceptionally windy this day which presented some challenges. We had troubleshoot a bit but everything turned out just beautiful in the end (thanks to lots of tape, wire and grit!).
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Wedding Coordinator: Sweet Emilia Jane / Floral Designer: McCool + Daughters / Photographer: Othello Silla / Venue: The Ruin / Caterer: F10 Creative  / Bar : Mint Bartending / Cake: Exquisite Desserts / DJ: Haute Mobile Disco / Ceremony Musician:Rico Entertainment / Venue: The Ruin / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Neon Signs: Abis Signs Inc / Hair + Makeup: Styling by Melissa

We adore Big Daddy’s Antiques.  Not only do we want to live there (please can we live there) but it’s one of the most amazing hidden gem wedding venues in Los Angeles.  Every piece of furniture or decor that you could ever want in one place?  Yes, please!  Stellar backdrops and eye candy around every corner? Sign us up!!!  Mai and Matt’s wedding will go down as a favorite in our books.  I mean look at these two!  Could they be any cuter??  Every detail was solid and every moment spectacular!  Chris Glenn killed it in the photography department.  Wedding Planner

Photographer:Chris Glenn / Venue: Big Daddy’s Antiques / Caterer: Little Nelly / DJ: RedshoeLA (Manny!) / Centerpieces: DIY / Bouquet: The Little Branch

  • Chris G - February 23, 2017 - 7:01 pm


    Such a good day. Everything looked so so amazing!!ReplyCancel

We recently got together in a gorgeous, light-filled downtown Los Angeles loft with some of our favorite vendors and put together a design I’ve been dreaming about for a long time.  I was so happy when Whiskers and Willow asked me if I wanted to be a part of a more modern, minimal design.  I’ve always tried to take a more simple approach towards design and never want to just throw everything on the table so to speak.  This was a true exercise in restraint but of course I can’t stray too far from my wild roots and had to incorporate overgrown, organic florals into the mix.  The perfect dance partner for a subdued table.  This was also a great way to kick off our new floral venture – McCool + Daughters.  We have always offered floral design to our clients but are hoping to expand and grow in that area.  We are honored and thrilled to be featured on Once Wed today!!!









Photography: Whiskers and Willow / Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Floral Design: McCool + Daughters  Hair + Makeup: Beauty by Stacey / Model: Isabella Brenza of Aston Models / Gown: Houghton NYC from The Dress Theory / Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes / Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Stationery: Epoch Design / Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

We love Saddlerock Ranch.  Every location is stunning but we have a special place in our hearts for the dome.  The breathtaking views and intimate dinner space make for some unforgettable events.  The hill can be brutal on the legs and even more so when you walk it 100 times throughout an evening but it’s worth it.  Especially when you have a killer team like this one with The Heart’s Haven behind the lens, Shindig Chic on flower duty, Whoa Nelly in the kitchen, Grimace Films doing their thing and The Class providing the tunes.  And, hello, zebras!

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Photography:The Heart’s Haven / Wedding Design and Coordination: Sweet Emilia Jane / Florals and Watercolor calligraphy: Shindig Chic / Music: The Class Band / Caterer: Whoa Nelly / Videography: Grimace Films

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We are pretty excited about our Fig House weddings this year and reminiscing about Fig House weddings past.  This intimate, romantic wedding was one of our favorites with the nicest bride and groom you will ever meet.  We loved the simple, elegant design with the showstopper DIY paper backdrop that we installed to jazz about the dance floor and dinner party.  We love all parties whether you have 300 guests or 35 but there is just something about a small wedding that gets us every time.  The photos from Gina Shoots Weddings seriously brought every dreamy moment to life.

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Photography: Gina Shoots Weddings / Venue: Fig House / Caterer: Room Forty / Wedding Coordination: Sweet Emilia Jane / Florals: McCool + Daughters / Hair: Crowned Salon / Makeup: Grace Lin Makeup

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This Millwick wedding was epic from the heartfelt ceremony beginning to the bride and groom ending things behind the bar!  It was elegant, modern, quirky and romantic all rolled into one gorgeous fete. We feel beyond lucky that we got to provide florals as well as month-of coordination and our amazing lead coordinator Katie got to team up with this top notch team of vendors.  The photos from Gantes Co perfectly capture the essence of every moment and the overall magic of this special day.

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photographer: gantes co / venue: millwick / wedding coordinator: sweet emilia jane / florist: mccool + daughters / dj: dj art / caterer: button mash / hair + makeup: theresa huang