Love Is Sweet
2016 Preferred Vendor Guide
March, 2016 - Issue #137
After 10 years of publishing over 50 Wedding & Event Guides, we like to think we know our stuff. Here ou'll find Inside SCV's preferred vendors. These are the pros we hire ourselves and refer to our friends and family. Only our favorites are on these pages. Read on to meet the best of the best!

photography by Becca Rillo
photography by Becca Rillo

Have an old piece of jewelry that once belonged to a loved one? Maybe a stone that is set in a style that's just not "you?" Turn it into the ring of your dreams with the help of your new best friends. Manya Jewelers is a wholesale jewelry store that's also so much more. Every single piece in the showroom is custom designed by the charming and friendly Manya herself (Or a specially-selected boutique jewelry maker.). This is where you go for "one of a kind" and the truly sentimental.
Manya Jewelers 255-6668

Becca Rillo Photography is most known for beautiful, natural lighting and the photographer's "sneak peeks." About 24 to 48 hours after your wedding, you and your guests will get to enjoy a huge "sneak peek" of about 150 images from your Big Day on her website. Because of the limited amount of weddings Becca Rillo takes on each year, her brides are her top priority and receive amazing customer service throughout the entire process. She goes above and beyond to make sure every client has the best day ever - and has beautiful images to cherish forever!
Becca Rillo Photography 310-6909

photography by Becca Rillo
photography by Becca Rillo

24/7 Events is known for superior customer service and the ability to fulfill almost every request from their valued customers. They truly aim to exceed the expectations of clients and they do so by treating each event as their own. 24/7 Events has a wide product portfolio that offers more than just rentals, including transportation, entertainment and event production. Bonus: They also have an on-site wedding consultant that can sit down with you and discuss your wedding and provide expert advice related to rentals and design. At 24/7 Events, you are treated as a friend - not just as a customer. The team works closely with every client to achieve their unique vision while staying within their predetermined budget. Creating lifelong relationships with clients is the goal of every interaction.
24/7 Events 775-8111

Since 1991, Celebrate has gained numerous awards and recognition from the community, as well as regional and national press, for their one-of-a-kind creations. Expect individually-tailored service and results that leave your guests in awe. Premium florals and "above and beyond" treatment are standard fare for this chic wedding vendor, which also offers the very best in custom and ready-made invitations. Experts in groundbreaking, luxurious, high-fashion designs, Celebrate is where to go when you want unexpected, Pinterest-worthy, picturesque perfection.
Celebrate 259-8611

Tuxedo Revue carries most of their inventory on the premises, which gives the groom the opportunity to try on different styles to see what looks great on him - and what will complement the bride's dress the very best. Your team of stylists will then help coordinate the rest of your wedding party so that everyone feels incredible on your wedding day. Did the groom lose a little weight right before? Tuxedo Revue pros can do last-minute alterations and assist with late rentals, too. They're the best in the business, having assisted with over 2,500 weddings and half a million tux rentals in their long history.
Tuxedo Revue 254-4238

photography by Becca Rillo • ice sculpture courtesy of Shutterstock
photography by Becca Rillo • ice sculpture courtesy of Shutterstock

There's no such thing as "ordinary" when you choose Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist for your wedding and reception. Owner Charmaine has dedicated her life's work to creating floral arrangements and bouquets that are distinctive and a 100-percent representation of the bride's desires. Arrive to your consultation with a fistful of photos or just a loose idea of what you want. Charmaine will wow you with customized designs using the freshest blooms. Want "rare?" This is the place to go for the extraordinary touches, whether you seek a meaningful bloom or want to incorporate family jewelry into your fragrant buds.
Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist 297-3100

The famous Newhall Ice Co. does it all! Let it "snow" on your wedding day with a blanket of the real, fluffy white stuff at your Winter Wonderland reception, plan on a wowing ice sculpture "ice bar," or order ice for pick up or delivery. Emergency services are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, too, if your event doesn't go as planned!
Newhall Ice Co. 259-0893

Salt Creek Grille Catering & Events is a full-service company known for seasonal menus and decor that beautifully expresses the one-of-a-kind love between a bride and groom. Each special event is attended by a highly-experienced staff of chefs, managers, bartenders, service staff and more - all whom are dedicated to making your vision of food, ambience and decor a reality. This catering company exceptionally accommodates everything from appetizers and dessert bars to buffets and plated multi-course meals. And don't forget the drinks! Salt Creek Catering runs Liquid Assets - a fully-customizable bar service with the best mixologists who can make your off-site event one for the record books. Every menu is custom created. Here's an example of a springtime menu.

The Diamond Radiance Menu
Spring Pea Flan topped with Butter Poached Lobster and a Sweet Carrot and Vanilla Emulsion
Mache & Honey Poached Pear Salad with Roasted Hazelnuts drizzled with Verjus Vinaigrette
Ratatouille Terrine & Savory Rosemary Shortbread topped with Mustard and Herbed Crusted Lamb
Pepper-Crusted Tenderloin with Bourbon-Mustard Sauce topped with Crispy Sweet Onions
Lemon-Herb Orzo Risotto
Artisan Breads & Crackers with Potted Butters
Salt Creek Grille Catering 222-9999

Valencia Country Club is classic elegance redefined. The full-service venue provides stunning vistas that make for the most exquisite photos; the best in custom catering; and an ambience that is both timeless and trend setting. The private Club's ballrooms and marketplace-lit outdoor sites offer versatility like no other.
Valencia Country Club 799-1263

Woven Floral Paper Runner
Refined Vintage Boutique 505-7175

Don't just arrive in "style" - arrive in fun! The SCV Party Bus can seat up to 18 passengers and boasts a dual bar area for your day-of spirits; a club-quality sound system; laser and LED lighting; a Blue Tooth system to bump your personal playlist; three flatscreen TVs and so much more. Your timely, professional driver is fully qualified, licensed, insured and endorsed. Take the "bus" to a winery for a destination bridal shower!
SCV Party Bus 313-6528

photography by William Innes
photography by William Innes

William Innes Photography captures your special day from start to finish to create your first family heirloom. They know that choosing a photographer is a major commitment: interactions can last up to two years when you book a year before your wedding and then design a wedding album after your Big Day. That's why they really care about respecting your time, goals and dreams - and getting to know you personally. They want your day to be perfect! By the time your wedding rolls around, you'll think of them as guests - not vendors. This level of warmth and affection builds a trust that allows them to capture the most awesome of images.
William Innes Photography 803-7400

You don't need "model measurements" to look like one on your wedding day thanks to Cruz's Bridal. Their team of experts will wow you during your personalized bridal-figure style consult. Find the love of your life - the dress version! - in a cut that will fit amazingly with only minimal alterations. Cruz's carries Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley, Allure Romance, Alfred Angelo, Bill Levkoff, Bari Jay and many more to guarantee an extraordinary selection. During your appointment you'll discuss your venue, culture and more so that your dress is the ultimate expression of you. They'll even teach your bridesmaids how to dress you and fix your bustle - or do it for you on the big day. They supervise all wedding gown alterations and make sure that when you walk down the aisle you "feel the dream come alive!"
Cruz's Bridal 263-2990

photography by Becca Rillo
photography by Becca Rillo

CAKEgoodness has made a name for itself designing the most unique wedding cakes and dessert bars you'll find anywhere. They are as delicious to the eye as they are to your taste buds. Every cake and dessert bar is completely customized to your event. When you sit down with your designer, she will sketch your cake right before your eyes. By the time you walk out of the door, you will know exactly what your cake and dessert bar will look like - down to the very last cake pop! This sketch will turn into your very own edible masterpiece. Choosing CAKEgoodness for your cake and dessert needs will guarantee a level of quality and detail that you will not find anywhere else. Your wedding cake will bring together all of the elements that make your day special - colors, patterns, textures... even details of the bride's dress!
CAKEGoodness 799-7510

The less-than-perfect-skinned among us have real questions like, "Should I get a facial the week before my wedding?" and, "How good is my photographer at Photoshop?" But no one wants to depend on a computer program for the appearance of perfect skin when the real thing can actually be... a real thing. Our friends at Blo-Out Lounge gave Inside SCV the 411 on how to achieve picture perfection - in real life!

Get a Facial Actually, get four of them, scheduling the last about a week before your wedding. Start with the first in the series no less than six weeks prior to the big day. Score an affordable customized facial package from Blo so that you can work it into the budget and ask for recommendations on at-home care to further enhance your treatments.

Book a Bridal Trial No, really. That Pinterest photo you have coveted since before you even met your groom? It's hot - on her. Find out if the same can be said for you by booking a bridal trial about two months before your wedding date. Blo will make sure to book you with a stylist and artist who are also available on the date of your wedding to help you reduce those day-of jitters.

Share the Love Ever heard of that too-real incident of a bridesmaid showing up in full-on rocker-chick makeup to a demure garden wedding? Yeah, that can happen - unless you take the power back into your own bridezilla hands and have Blo take care of your entire party, from Grandma to Flower Girl! They can beautify big bridal parties all at once.
Blo-Out Lounge 255-2569

The Wolf Creek tasting room and brewery is a great place to host private events! They have multiple options, including indoor and outdoor spaces that will thrill your guests. Imagine having your event right next to the tanks of an actual brewery! You can book the entire venue or just the space you need for an occasion no one will forget. And the food! All the glorious goodness of Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. can be had, along with their handcrafted beer. Give it a test run Wednesday through Sunday to enjoy live music and food trucks beginning February 19. You can e-mail for more information.
Wolf Creek Brewery 294-9977

The luxurious TPC Clubhouse emulates old-California ranch style architecture featuring interiors of distressed alder wood trim, vaulted ceilings, stacked stone accents and panoramic views of the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding championship golf course. Offering four banquet venues, the TPC Valencia features versatile accommodations for hosting indoor and outdoor events for as many as 200 guests.
Tournament Players Club Valencia 288-1995

Whether you want your reception to be "the party of the century" or a deeply-intimate gathering of your closest friends and family, the staff at A V Party Rentals is ready to help you cultivate an event that beautifully reflects your personality as a newly-married couple. From table and chair rentals to tent and canopy rentals - and everything in between, including dance floors, china, flatware, linens, and bars - they've got it. Not only do they have an exceptional variety of equipment available, but their party planning consultants are more than happy to help you plan your event right down to the last detail.
AV Party Rental 259-2151

Wedding hair & makeup can be sweet - or it can make a statement about your style and personality. If you love the latter, you'll adore Garrett Markenson Coiffure's collection of innovative designers. Each is dedicated to cultivating a high-fashion look that perfectly coordinates with your dress, venue and dream.
Garrett Markenson Coiffure 297-2900

Known for seven-minute Brazilians and brows, a visit to WAX by Heather Nelson is a must for every wedding party. Heather's consistent professionalism and intensely-personal service bring clients back time and time again, knowing they are going to look and feel their best. Along with high standards and the highest-quality products, Heather's focus on "just waxing" allows her to be the best in the field. A Santa Clarita star in her own right, with 10 years of experience and a wall full of awards, Heather grew up here and is proud to be looking forward to her fourth year of serving clients at her Sola Salon location. Appointments are booked out four to six weeks in advance and her service has earned more than 125 five-star ratings on Yelp.
WAX by Heather Nelson 644-4346

Apollo's Barber Shop has three convenient SCV locations where the groom and his wedding party can enjoy a nostalgic straight-razor shave, shoe shine, professional cut and more - but head to the VIP location in Valencia for the most extravagant pre-wedding bliss. The Old School ambience is met with a sophisticated list of refined opportunities for pampering. Order appetizers while sipping a cocktail and watching the game or getting a shoulder massage. Gents will leave well groomed, ultimately relaxed and ready for the busy Big Day.
Apollo's Barber Shop 678-0829

photography by William Innes
photography by William Innes

Outside the box thinking is what clients have come to expect from Creative Flowers in Acton. They're on trend, diverse and always willing to go the extra mile for a smile! Voted "Best Of" from 2011 to 2016 by The Knot Magazine, as well as inducted into the Hall of Fame, Creative Flowers in Acton treats every wedding like an opportunity to create works of art. It shows in their stellar reviews - and in the vast portfolio of prettiness! Personal connections are what it's all about with this vivacious group of ladies who still keep in contact with brides from years gone by. Let them translate your vision into a flowery statement that makes your heart happy!
Creative Flowers in Acton 269-9326

Fairest Of Them All is a makeup artist and hair stylist company that specializes in enhancing your natural beauty. They have over 18 years of experience in photos shoots, film/TV productions, music videos, weddings and special events and take a special, personal interest in their clientele. Fairest believes in providing you with a relaxed, joyous environment while they work to ensure your hair and makeup are absolutely perfect! On the day of your wedding, they travel to you and stay with you for as long as you may need. They can accommodate any size party and can maintain the tightest of schedules.
Fairest of Them All Hair & Makeup 904-3805

Hyatt Regency Valencia is an elegant, romantic destination that features an award-winning culinary team and beautiful banquet facilities, fragrant gardens and elegant ballrooms.
Hyatt Regency Valencia 678-4048

Sparklettes Sparklers
Ma Maison 799-7983

By Invitation Only (BIO) is your local purveyor of specialty wedding invitations and party favors. BIO is where smart brides go for the ultimate in "unique." If they don't have it, they'll find it or custom create it just for you. This family business is big on relationship building and has dedicated over 20 years in the industry making brides' dreams come true. 2015 was a record-breaking year thanks to an incredible number of referrals. Drop in to see what the buzz is about!
By Invitation Only 388-5699

Bridesmaids Gift Bliss
Alex and Ani Bracelets
Cobblestone Cottage

Are you ready to create an atmosphere of wedding wonderment with the simple act of opening an envelope? Celebrate's custom and ready-made wedding stationery are wow-worthy treasures that your guests will keep and cherish for the rest of their days. Whether you dream of bling, want to be awash in raw silk or prefer a three-dimensional lace cut out, your every whim will be fulfilled with the help of Celebrate.
Celebrate 259-8611
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