In Love
2021 Weddings & Events Guide
August, 2021 - Issue #202

What's that loud noise you hear? It's the near-constant phone ringing happening at event locations, catering kitchens, rental offices and more across town - and the country. Pent-up demand has couples and planners booking vendors at a record speed, eager to celebrate their special day with family and friends close by.
While the question about who's calling and why has been answered, the question about who to call has not. Here, you'll find our favorite wedding and event vendors. These professionals don't just have stellar ratings - they have our seal of approval. We've used them ourselves for the numerous events we've hosted over the years. They make us look good - and they'll do the same for you. Happy planning!

The New Normal Is Beautiful
What does your post-pandemic wedding look like? However you want it to!
Details are Everything
The guest list is a bit smaller, so you can afford to splurge on the details. It's the way to make a huge impression and throw a truly-memorable event! 24/7 Events has new glassware, dinnerware, flatware, furniture, bars, linens, chargers, and more to help you create a well-designed tablescape and overall ambience.
Keep Everyone Safe
There are fantastic ways to make sure everyone feels comfortable at your event. Your event specialist can arrange physical distancing between tables and chairs; provide additional glassware to ensure that drinks are not being mixed; and make recommendations on ways to make sure each individual is comfortable.
Outdoor Weddings & Events are Key
Whether it is open air or in a tent, outdoor weddings are a great way to ensure you have space and can create your dream wedding without worry. Backyard weddings and outdoor tented weddings are a great way to skip the red tape and create your dream wedding without the uncertainty of changing venue regulations. A tent is a blank canvas for you to create the wedding of your dreams.
Remember: Everything is booking up fast because of demand. Be sure to connect with your rental vendor as soon as possible so they can accommodate your requests and reserve your items.
24/7 Events 775-8111

Cruz's Bridal

Gown Customization is a Passion at Cruz's Bridal
The exclusive new showroom at Cruz's Bridal showcases an expansive collection of gowns that you'll be able to peruse during your no-pressure, relaxed appointment. Brides will feel their best in their perfectly-customized gown that is an aisle-ready dream once completed.
Cruz's Bridal 263-2990

"Big Day" Trained Specialists are a Go at Blo
There are times in life when you're open to taking a chance, seeing how things play out, rolling the proverbial dice.
And then there's your wedding day.
At Blo-Out Lounge Valencia, their Bridal Team is made up of hair and makeup gurus who have been hand selected and extensively trained, then mentored for three or more years in the bridal industry. These aren't just "the best" hair and makeup professionals around - they're the best of the best.
But still - Blo leaves nothing to chance. Their Bridal Hair package, a steal at only $200, includes not just day-of services, but a trial-run, too, so that you can be sure the look you selected meets your exact specifications and works perfectly with your hair's unique texture, length and color.
The same practice goes for your bridal makeup. Choose from the Bridal Airbrush or Traditional Glam service - both at $200. Your makeup service also includes a trial run to guarantee that you're in love with your look. Take your skin for a spin and note any minor changes you may want to make when it's the real deal.
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. Take advantage of the venue's wood-farm tables and on-trend details. You'll benefit from a bridal suite, personal seasoned venue coordinator, superior service and flexibility.
Valencia Country Club 799-1263

Have your Cake& be Part of a Delicious Legacy, Too
For over four decades, Jill's Cake Creations has been making wedding dreams come true in Santa Clarita 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

Since the bridal party might be wearing different-style dresses, you can also mix up the hairstyles to give each of them a unique look that best accentuates their features. Vary the styles from updos to half-up designs, buns and more. Just remember to make sure the bride has a look that is distinctly different from the bridal party.

Bridal Hair & Makeup Trends for 2021
This year's bridal trends range from natural to high-glam looks. The only limit: Your imagination!
For Hair
Romantic loose curls are perfect for any wedding. Use a setting spray as you curl your hair to keep your curls intact from the time you say your vows to the last dance of the day.
Loose or tight chignon buns are always a classic bridal look. Pull it back to the nape of your neck or pin it to the side with curls for texture.
Hollywood waves are a top bridal trend this year. This elegant hairstyle can be worn as loose waves down the back or can be pulled into a ponytail.
For Makeup
Natural looking makeup is a classic bridal look that never goes out of style. Pair natural eye makeup ranging from soft browns to blush pinks with a soft peach or pink blush on your cheekbones to give you a rosy glow. Complete your look with a soft pink or peach lipstick.
A smoky eye in browns, plums or greys - with a touch of shimmer - will make your eyes really pop. Add a sparkling peach, rose gold or soft sparkling white to the inner corners of your eyes to add extra glimmer. Highlighting your cheekbones and temple with soft peaches and pinks will give brides a natural rosy glow.
On your wedding day, you want to look and feel your best. The biggest trend of 2021 is this: Do whatever makes you feel and look beautiful!
Fairest of Them All Hair & Makeup 904-3805

Fabulous Florals: The Jewelry of your Event
In 2021, floral trends have gone neutral. Tans, blushes, whites and ivories are having their moment. So too are dried flowers nestled into bouquets and centerpieces. Grand dried palm fans make a big statement during the ceremony and pair perfectly with a neutral color palette. Whatever look you choose, Acton Creative Flowers can craft it. They're a diverse design shop where your style is their style!
Acton Creative Flowers 269-9326

Feel Confident in your Body on the Wedding Day, Honeymoon & Beyond
Wish your tux wasn't quite so... tight on the tummy? Hoping to brag on the bikini pics? In as little as six sessions, you can freeze fat off with Cryo T-shock - and feel more confident. Here's how it works. The Cryo T-shock wand is massaged over your targeted areas while the cold temps freeze your fat cells beneath the surface of your skin. When fat cells freeze, they crystallize; your body will get rid of them naturally over a 12 to 14 day period through your urine and sweat. Results compound with each treatment, which are scheduled every few weeks. A minimum of six sessions are suggested, though some clients may opt for more depending on their body mass index. The treatment is quick, painless and highly effective - plus, it's affordable. Six sessions of either upper or lower abdominals is only $1,199. Choose a six-session butt lift for $1,499. Not sure this is for you? Consultations are free and payment plans are available.
Ohana Beauty Spa 297-2105

Custom, Delicious, Memorable
When celebrated Chef Otto announced that he'd be helming The Old Town Junction, foodies in the SCV and beyond became very excited. Known for demanding culinary perfection, the adventurous chef set out to elevate American cuisine with seasonal ingredients, thoughtful flavor and handmade... everything, from the condiments to the kitchen-inspired cocktails. Offering on- and off-site special-event catering, The Old Town Junction elevates your event with cuisine worth talking about. Premier dates book quickly - don't delay in reserving your event.
The Old Town Junction 702-4888

Elevated Ambiance
Live music at your event elevates the experience - especially when the music is from the Great American Songbook and features favorites from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more that are beloved by every generation.
Adam Tunney & his Band 310-365-5670

The cocktail hour of your event is a chance to set the tone with thoughtful details that make guests feel welcome, appreciated and festive. Passed appetizers feel luxurious and on-trend stations, like a serve-yourself charcuterie to get guests mingling.

A Custom Catered Experience from your Favorite Restaurant
At Salt Creek Grille Catering and Events, the professional events team makes 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.
Salt Creek Grille Catering 222-9999

That's Sweet!
Single-serving sweet treats that double as decor check two delicious boxes. Choose from a variety of signature and seasonal flavors that coordinate with your color palette... and your palate!
Nothing Bundt Cakes 291-2424

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Unique Engagement, Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Hot Spots
Giddy Up
You know you can take a private trail ride into the sunset at Santa Clarita Equestrian Center, but you may not have been aware that the happy-horse space also serves as an event venue. Pull on your cowboy boots and gather with friends for a rustic-look cookout with all the amenities.
Santa Clarita Valley Equestrian Center 296-9995

Get a New High Score
It's the experience of your teenage dreams, come to life - and all grown up. Pinballerz offers a private arcade experience with themed pinball machines, virtual reality full-motion immersion experiences, a disco-ball illuminated dance floor, Arcade1Up classics and much more.

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Two Left Feet? Point them Both to Arthur Murray Valencia
When it's your wedding, all eyes are on you - all the time. Yes, even and especially when you take to the dance floor. Not feeling confident in your moves? The professional instructors at Arthur Murray Valencia are the experts in wedding-dance prep. They'll help you get ready for your big day with fun wedding dance lessons that can double as date night. From romantic first dances to crazy Instagram-worthy routines, they'll help you craft a dance and skills that will have you twirling and swirling around the dance floor with a grin. Make it even more memorable by including family on the practice. That Mother/Son or Father/Daughter dance might need some prep work, too! Soothe nerves and build a skill that will last you a lifetime with a wedding-dance program made just for you.
Arthur Murray Valencia 888-1385

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 Gift of Heirloom-quality Treasures
Brighton Cake Service Set & Toasting Glasses
Artisan-crafted pieces make the occasion extra special - today and tomorrow.
Newly-retired Memory Blocks by Sid Dickens
Gift them an opportunity to reflect on their special day every time they glance at their wall. There are 42 newly-retired memory blocks - and Refined Vintage Boutique has over 30 in store as well as new releases that are ready for purchase.
Refined Vintage Boutique 505-7175
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