A Guy + A Girl Photography LA
The spirited duo behind A Guy + A Girl, Michael Kelley and Lauren Saldutti, are masters at capturing shots that feel full of life. Their portfolio is playful in the best way, and every wedding they shoot looks more fun than the last. Typically, Michael and Lauren shoot separately (with a second photographer), but you can book them together. They’re fully bi-coastal, with posts in both NYC and LA.
A Merry Riot
Jenet and Erica are long-time publicists that met working together at a big entertainment PR firm—it was their shared love of easy, casual parties that led to A Merry Riot. They specialize in the kind of casual event design (kids birthday parties are actually their bread and butter) that makes all of the guests want to take their shoes off, in a good way. They’re also full service, meaning they can handle catering, décor, florals, music, and more.
Amy Blessing Event Planning
Amy is probably best described as a stylist rather than a planner, as her services go far beyond booking vendors (though her rolodex is packed with cool creatives). Her true talents lie in perfecting the thoughtful little details that make events awesome—be it party favors, place settings, floral crowns, or craft stations for kids. Amy co-owns Apartment Number Nine in Chicago with her sister, and they do event work there as well.
Anigo Garden Design
Michael Kirchmann left a big landscaping firm to literally branch out on his own: His work is inspired, beautiful, and low-maintenance and his prices are a deal. He hands everything from land to hardscaping, and will tutor your gardener in how to care for the new greenery to ensure it survives his tenure.
Annie Campbell Catering
There are many reasons why we love Annie Campbell, not the least of which is her understanding that good passed apps have to be bite-sized. Her food is consistently delicious and presented in a reliably creative, beautiful way—so pretty, in fact, you don't need much else in the way of decorations.
Family-owned and operated since 1997, ATA Transportation pride themselves on their punctuality and professionalism. Whether it's an airport transfer or a private car to take you around, these guys are a primary go-to.
Bloom & Plume
Bloom & Plume arrangements are pretty much unlike anything else out there: Maurice Harris has a telltale flair for the artistic, which results in bouquets and centerpieces that are more botanical sculpture than traditional arrangement. (Take a peek at his Instagram feed to see what we mean—he also did the flowers for our first Cookbook Club.)
Bon Puf Cotton Candy
With her little cart in tow, Cloe Lane spins fresh cotton candy you can enjoy in peace knowing only organic cane sugar, plant-based colors, and all-natural flavors were used. Speaking of flavors: horchata, chai tea, and salted caramel are just a few of the standouts.
Bonnie Tsang Photography
Bonnie Tsang is one of the most sought-after event photographers in town, thanks to an excellent reputation for honing in on the most joyous, memorable moments and capturing them in a way that's natural and stylized all at the same time.
Brothers Daniel and David Landau have a sweet, folksy sound (their instruments of choice are cello, guitar, and voice) that brings an intimate ambiance to picnics, birthday parties, weddings, and any other occasion. They’re known for their coffeehouse-style covers of everything from 80s classics to rock, pop, and jazz standards. They also expand to a trio or quartet as needed.
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