2020 Wedding & Event Preferred Vendor Guide
March, 2020 - Issue #186
Only the very best - that was the criteria for our annual Wedding & Event Preferred Vendor Guide. These are the professionals and the companies we trust for our own special events, the phone numbers we eagerly hand out when asked for referrals, the Instagrams we follow for daily inspiration on how to make "best" even better.

Sand Canyon Country Club Elevates Special Events
Treat yourself and your guests to stunning elevated views of the mountainous Angeles National Forest and one of LA County's most gorgeous golf courses at Sand Canyon Country Club. The venue has quickly made a name for itself with a rustic ambience that glows - literally - thanks to their four glimmering fireplaces. Take in the sights via the floor-to-ceiling windows, calm your mind near the twinkling sound of the waterfall and dine on exquisite menu selections your guests will love.

Turn to Blo-Out Lounge When your Hair & Makeup Need to Blow You Away
Blo-Out Lounge's wedding hair and makeup looks are the convenient, affordable solution that can accomodate your entire bridal party. Remember to schedule your bridal-look trial on a day where you have to look amazing for something else, like an engagement party or rehearsal dinner. Wishing your hair was thicker, longer or fuller on the Big Day - and honeymoon? Blo-Out Lounge hair-extension experts will wow you - even if you have significant thinning or damaged hair.
Blo-Out Lounge Valencia 255-2569

A Romantic Start to your New Life Thanks to Valencia Country Club
With a well-appointed ambience, exquisite attention to detail and event pavilion that is flirty, fun and unique, Valencia Country Club makes for a stunning location. Start your life together under twinkling bistro lights surrounded by stunning vistas. Right now, you can take $1,000 off your ceremony when you book your summer wedding. Take advantage of the venue's wood-farm tables and on-trend details like carving stations, custom pasta stations, seafood displays, risotto station in a cheese wheel and more. You'll benefit from a bridal suite, personal seasoned venue coordinator, superior service and flexibility.
Valencia Country Club 799-1263

Jill's Cake Creations is Sweet on Details
Yes - there really is a "Jill," and she's still leading her team of pastry pros over 40 years after she made a name for herself in the SCV and beyond. Known for excelling in customer service and exceeding expectations, you can count on Jill's Cake Creations for professional reliability, affordability and personal attention to every detail. Taste her delicious buttercream-frosted cakes, which look as smooth as fondant, and you'll know why this company's been lauded with just about every award under the sun. You've seen Jill's work on TV, in movies and at the most prestigious locations in LA - now see her work at your event of a lifetime!
Jill's Cake Creations 291-2332

Acton Creative Flowers Prove that "Flowers are the Jewelry of your Wedding"
Memorable events are fueled by fine foliage. If you covet eye-candy looks and photogenic designs, look no further than Acton Creative Flowers. This specialized team is just as excited about your wedding as you are - and can't wait to dive into making your style their own, from vintage barn settings to classic ballroom designs, modern penthouse eco-chic and everything in between. They've been
celebrated by The Knot's "Best of Weddings Hall of Fame" and have hundreds of local brides who shout their appreciation from the rooftops (And Yelp!).
Acton Creative Flowers 269-9326

Lorrie Knows the Non-invasive Way to Tighten Skin without Surgery
You want to look your best for your big day - and that often means you crave tighter, firmer skin. Cosmecanique Natural Facelift Technology lifts saggy jowls, raises eyebrows, tightens loose skin on the neck and much more. Lorrie's industry experience goes back decades - she's been a trusted resource the SCV can count on when it comes to looking young, fresh and glowing when it matters the most.
Cosemecanique by Lorrie 313-4878

Gown Customization is a Passion at Cruz's Bridal
The exclusive showroom at Cruz's Bridal showcases an expansive collection of gowns that you'll be able to peruse during your no-pressure, relaxed appointment. Experience the refined details found in Wilderly's new bohemian lace collection; the stunning Soterro & Midgley line; the classic Allure Romance selections; and many more. Brides will feel their best in their perfectly-customized gown that is an aisle-ready dream once completed.
Cruz's Bridal 263-2990

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Experience Coastal Culture at The Saticoy Club
Let the friendly, experienced wedding specialists at The Saticoy Club create a one-of-a-kind wedding that complements your personal style, fits within your budget and leaves you and your guests with memories to last a lifetime. Traditionally luxe, with a refined nod to the Club's nearly 100-year history, The Saticoy Club is located in Ventura County, where you'll revel in ocean breezes with a hint of citrus zest - and you can't beat the glorious weather. It's perfect for a "destination wedding" that everyone can attend. The drive via the 126 is positively picturesque from beginning to end, with orchards, farm stands and rolling hillsides - and the event spaces can't be beat, with views overlooking the golf course, open-beam ceilings with graceful chandeliers and options like an enchanting tulle-and-light canopy that will add extra sparkle to your special day.
The Saticoy Club 805-485-4956, extension 19

Salt Creek Grille Catering & Events Creates Custom Menus that
Match your Budget & Desires

At Salt Creek Grille Catering and Events, Tamra Levine and her team make every element easy and stress free. Salt Creek Grille Catering can help you arrange every last detail, especially the day of, so that you can enjoy your special day. Love their menu but want something different for your wedding? That's their speciality! Salt Creek Grille Catering customizes and personalizes the menu for your wedding using ingredients based on locality and seasonal availability, incorporating the newest trends, themes, ingredients and display design. Need direction? Ask for their Wedding Questionnaire to assist you in your planning. It's free - and will help you clarify your needs and desires.
Salt Creek Grille Catering 222-9999

Garrett Markenson Coiffure Makes the Moment Flawless
Brides and grooms alike will find their perfect cut in a Garrett Markenson Coiffure chair. Encourage your better half to skip the chop-shop barber or "everyone looks the same" salon, because great Big Day hair starts with precision couture cuts and color. Don't leave without a supply of the brand's simple to use, organic and sustainable styling products that are also carried by Sephora - perfect for easy, effortless honeymoon looks.
Garrett Markenson Coiffure 297-2900

WAX by Heather Nelson's a Smooth Operator
When thousands of dollars in pictures have to be perfect, people pick WAX by Heather Nelson to deftly apply her specially-concocted waxy potion. Gentle, fast and precise, a wax-sesh with this trend-setting goddess will leave you with brows on point - and not an unwanted hair in sight. It's the perk pick me up for brides and grooms that should be done a few days prior to your major event for maximum smoothness.
WAX by Heather Nelson 644-4346

You'll get a Sweet Tooth for Dangling Carrot Confections
This artsy small-batch bakery creates scratch pastries, desserts - and the most divine wedding cakes you could ever hope to see or taste. Crafted with loving detail using the highest-quality ingredients, Dangling Carrot Confections' wedding and event specialties go beyond your cake and can include stunning dessert bars featuring their delicate French macarons, groom's cakes, sweet custom favors and much more. Peek at their Instagram for inspiration - you'll be wowed by their creativity and craftsmanship.
Dangling Carrot Confections 523-7037

24/7 Events Makes your Wedding a Personal Reflection of your Style
24/7 Events has been known for high-quality product and superior customer service since 2006. They aim to exceed the expectations of their clients and they do so by treating each event as their own. 24/7 has a wide product portfolio that offers more than just rentals - they can provide transportation, entertainment and event production, too. On-site wedding consultants provide expert advice related to rentals and design at no extra charge, so give it a go - they take great interest in each event they assist with! The moment you go through the door, you are treated as a friend, not just as a customer.
24/7 Events 775-8111

Fairest of Them All Brings Hair & Makeup to You
Fairest of Them All is a makeup artist and hair stylist company with over 18 years experience specializing in enhancing your natural beauty for your wedding day or special event. They take a special, personal interest in their clientele and want to make sure that your special day is a memorable one. On the day of your event, they travel to you, can accommodate any size party and will keep you on schedule. Many clients first hire "Fairest" for their wedding, then continue on as clients throughout their journeys - for baby showers, maternity photos, anniversaries and other joyous occasions.
Fairest of Them All Hair & Makeup 904-3805

Wedding Dreams Become Reality at The Odyssey
Enjoy breathtaking views of the San Fernando Valley and unparalleled service while you enjoy happily ever after at the Odyssey. Offering elegant event rooms, outdoor ceremony sites and wedding packages you'll fall in love with, they will cater to your every need. Professional staff will assist you in every detail to make your event memorable for you and all of your guests. From full-service planning to exclusive custom menus, venue design, decor and beautiful floral arrangements, the most important day of your life is also theirs. Call to schedule a complimentary tour.

Experience "The Dance that Lasts a Lifetime" with Arthur Murray Valencia
Your perfect first dance can be made possible with the help of the pros at Arthur Murray. Right now, they're offering a complimentary wedding-dance consultation - normally $35 - to get started on your couples dance, mother/son or father/daughter dance and more. Dance classes are date-night fun that keep you moving, healthy, happy and connected.
Arthur Murray Valencia 888-1358

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When your Look Matters, Look to J. David's
If you're looking for the perfect fit, you need to go to the spot that's trusted by major-league baseball stars, NBA players, politicos and global VIPs. Precision is their passion at J. David's, which specializes in both men's and women's bridal attire alterations. They're also the top spot for designer tux purchases and rentals, offering a massive selection that ranges from traditional to eclectic.
J. David's Custom Clothiers 287-3636

The Oaks Club at Valencia Offers Premier Ambience & Service
Classically California, with soaring ceilings, plenty of rich wood finishes and stone for days, The Oaks Club at Valencia is dotted with centuries-old heritage oak trees, offering a romantic photo setting to display the equal timelessness of your love. It's perfect for weddings and events that require a touch of formality, but are rooted in elements that celebrate nature. Book Oaks for unbeatable views; rustic-yet-elegant ambience; and special details like lawn games during cocktail hour,
fire pits for s'mores, wooden farm-style tables and much more. Ask about their flexible wedding packages and customizable menus - then rely on the pros: Michelin star-rated chef Chris Kufek and culinary team; event coordinators with 10 or more years of experience available to guide and help from beginning to end; and a service staff that puts you and your guests first.
The Oaks Club at Valencia 288-1995

For Top-of-the-line Events, Pick Peek Parties
Themed parties and events are becoming increasingly popular - and while traditional rental companies offer items like tables and chairs, there's not a wide selection of cute specialty decor or theme props that really add the wow factor to your party. Peek Parties is an event rental company that specializes in having everything you need to throw a one-of-a-kind event - the stuff you can't find in any traditional big box store or event rental company. And, when they come deliver all your party supplies, they also stay and decorate with balloons, balloon garlands, organic balloon installations and more - all with creative color combinations and designs that really make a statement.
Peek Parties 850-420-4534

AR Workshop Offers Picture-perfect Rental Sign Packages
You know AR Workshop is the place to go to make memories - and Pinterest-perfect home decor. What you might not know is that the locally-owned mom/daughter entrepreneurs now offer wedding-sign rental packages starting at just $150. Beautifully handmade, they'll capture the sweetness of your ceremony, reception and more.
AR Workshop 288-1903
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