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February, 2020 - Issue #185
When it comes to one of the most important days of your life, you want to know that you have the best of the best in your corner. These are the tried and the true - the pros with five-star reviews longer than your in-law's guest lists. They'll quickly become your bridal BFFs. 


The Saticoy Club
Best for:
Breathtaking Events Overlooking Channel Islands
You've dreamed of this day all your life - and The Saticoy Club can help make it a reality with a venue that evokes a sense of Old World charm and romantic elegance. This premier special occasions and wedding venue is nestled in the hills of Somis, California, only about 45 minutes from Valencia. The quaint private club creates that perfect environment before guests even arrive; the drive over on Historic Highway 126 is peppered with rolling green hills, organic citrus groves and classic fruit stands.

Saticoy's proud tradition of gracious, first-class hospitality and cuisine goes back a century, when this jewel was the playground for California's agricultural entrepreneurs and, later, Hollywood elite like Bob Hope.

The scenery is sublime, the weather - ocean-breeze perfection. And the menu! World-class culinary masterpieces will spoil your guests who will start their dining adventure with passed appetizers like New Zealand Lamb Lollipop with mint Demi glace and micro greens; Prosciutto Wrapped Melon with balsamic glaze and basil; Sesame Seared Tuna with crispy wonton, avocado, sriracha aioli, ginger soy glaze and scallions; and Panko Breaded Brie with raspberry reduction sauce and micro greens.

Buffet options range from gourmet Italian to the Saticoy Club Buffet, featuring selections like Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Scottish Salmon with a signature Jack Daniel's glaze and Lemon Dijon Cream Chicken Breast - or choose from a variety of menu selections that have been handcrafted from scratch.
Only a short drive to this Ventura County treasure, but a world away, The Saticoy Club is a must-visit for any engaged couple.
The Saticoy Club 805-485-4956, extension 19

Dangling Carrot Confections
Best for:
Darling Desserts & Wedding Cake Wonderment
Why go for bland when your wedding cake can wow with fresh flavors like Raspberry Lemonade, Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, Raspberry Burst, Peanut Butter Cup, Vanilla, Oreo, Nutella, Churro and Dangling Carrot Cake? Established in 2018, Dangling Carrot Confections' executive pastry chef Marlene Garcia pushes the envelope on flavor and has mastered stunning presentations, making Dangling Carrot one of the premier bakeries in SoCal. From elegant to wild, dessert bars to tiered treats, they've created it all to raving reviews. Book a tasting and you'll see why this sweet spot has quickly become an SCV favorite. 
Dangling Carrot Confections 523-7037

courtesy of Shutterstock (left)
courtesy of Shutterstock (left)

Arthur Murray Dance Lessons
Best for:
 Fun, Social, Connecting with your Love & Wowing the Crowd!
Pre-wedding planning can be... a lot. It's stressful, and sometimes, it takes the fun out of it. Leave all that behind and focus on the reason you're doing it - because you're in love with someone incredibly special! Imagine spending time together, having quality eye contact, a fun activity that requires physical touch - and the best dance teachers in the industry.

The World Famous Arthur Murray teaching method is fun, fast and easy - allowing people of all ages and abilities to enjoy learning to dance. Many students have reported weight loss, increased flexibility, enhanced strength, better posture, increased self-confidence, lowered blood pressure, increased energy and endurance - and a more positive mood - not to mention a smooth first dance as a married couple. They specialize in wedding dances - so kick up those heels and get this one booked now so you have plenty of practice time.
Arthur Murray Valencia 888-1358

GlowHouse Gaming
Best for:
Getting The Party Started with Wedding Reception Fun
Looking to make your wedding reception a party your guests will never forget? Add a video game station to your wedding reception. If you or your fiance love video games, this is your chance to personalize your event! Set up a station filled with video games that people can play on site - it's a great icebreaker for solo guests and a bonding experience for the rest. Your guests can even win small prizes along the way. Young and old love multiplayer games that get guests up on their feet, like Just Dance and Super Mario Party. GlowHouse has all the favorites to make your big day a big blast!Log on to learn more
glowhousegaming.com

Wolf Creek Brewery
Best for:
Fun-loving Celebrations
The unique event-venue, beer-drinking, private-partying-space, corn-hole-playing, food-truck-providing, live-band-listening experience in the corner of Southern California Innovation Park just might be what you've been looking for - if what you're looking for is an eclectic event no guest will ever forget. The fine handcrafted brews are the stars, but you're the real VIP when you book your bachelor/ette, reception or wedding at this bold brewery. 

Reserve the VIP Brewer's Den and get access behind the scenes, plus host up to 30 guests or opt for the Covered Picnic Area, which allows for open-air entertainment and can accommodate up to 70 of your favorite people. Want a hoppy happily ever after? Rent the whole brewery and have a come one, come all philosophy - it can accommodate up to 200 guests. 
Wolf Creek Brewery 294-9977

courtesy of Shutterstock (left)
courtesy of Shutterstock (left)

J. David's Custom Clothiers
Best for:
Custom Tailoring, Alterations & Designer Rentals
Arguably, no other business in Santa Clarita draws the celebrity clout of J. David's - but you'd never know it, thanks to the humble, warm and helpful staff whom are deeply committed to the art of making clients look their absolute best. Whether you're in the market for that perfect suit, a designer tuxedo purchase, rental or wedding dress alteration, this is the place to go if it has to be perfect. 
J. David's Custom Clothiers 287-3636

Blo-Out Lounge
Best for:
Premium Extensions & Luscious Wedding Looks
There are hair extensions - and then there are Blo-Out Lounge extensions, which beautifully mask thinning hair, blend seamlessly into your own locks and look magazine-feature gorgeous longer than the competition. Thicken and lengthen your look, then book Blo for your day-of style. The wedding pros are industry specialists, with portfolios filled with hundreds of happy brides. They know how to knock it out of the park, stay on schedule and make your look last all day. 
Blo-Out Lounge 255-2569

The Local Pub & Grill
Best for:
Game-loving Gatherings
Whether you want to actually play a game - they have giant Jenga, shuffle board and numerous others - or watch one on a variety of massive flat screens, The Local Pub & Grill is the upscale answer to fun-loving showers and receptions. Not at all stuffy, but with high-end accents that make for top-shelf impressions, The Local's delish menu, huge beer and craft cocktail selection and big-group experienced staff make for seamless events. Reserve the private patio, a family-style long table or the whole place. With easy freeway access, affordable packages, plentiful parking and an "everyone's a friend" feel, your guests will have a blast without you blowing your budget. 
The Local Pub & Grill 495-9192

courtesy of Shutterstock (right)
courtesy of Shutterstock (right)

AR Workshop
Best for:
Memory-making Wedding Decor Crafting
"Signage" and an organized event go hand in hand - so why not gather your wedding attendants and have a crafting experience at AR Workshop? The party-perfect place includes a bar where you can BYO drinks and eats, so it's a smart spot for showers and receptions. Yes, you'll leave with plenty of Pinterest-worthy custom lovelies, but even more important - you'll leave with the memories of crafting it together with the people you love the most. 
AR Workshop 288-1903

Jennifer Glezer of Fairest of Them All
Best for:
Day-of Hair and Makeup that Goes to You
For over a decade, Jennifer Glezer has made a name for herself by becoming an indispensable member of bridal glam teams in California and beyond. The professional makeup and hairstylist specializes in nailing every look - your wish is her command. Her work has been featured in photo shoots, music videos, films - and hundreds of weddings. Need to do your whole bridal crew? Hire her entire glam squad so that everyone looks picture perfect.
Fairest of Them All 904-3805

Chase Beauty
Best for:
A Picture-perfect Profile Thanks to the Facial Flush Treatment
You'll be ready for your closeup when you book your Facial Flush at Chase Beauty. These skincare pros have been trained by the innovators of this coveted treatment - and the results are everything you want before your big day. This manual facial lymphatic drainage is a relaxing, non-invasive treatment designed to improve circulation, improve the appearance of the skin and skin tone and release toxins and water retention from the face and neck. Your face and profile will look more sculpted, youthful and glowing. This treatment can be added onto any service for $40 or done by itself for $65. 
Chase Beauty 993-2858

WAX by Heather Nelson
Best for:
Slinky Smooth Big-day Skin
You'll shimmy into your wedding-day best feeling like silk - then glance in the mirror and admire your perfectly-groomed brows - when you make your waxing appointment two to three days before your big event. "No one wants to mess with razors and tweezers during their honeymoon," says WAX owner Heather Nelson, who's industry expertise has her regularly booked four to six weeks in advance. "Since tropical escapes are popular post-wedding destinations, I do a lot of chest and back waxing, brazilian bikinis, full legs and stomachs - as well as brows and upper lips. I encourage my clients to schedule at least one session prior to the appointment right before the wedding to ensure that we get their perfect brow shape on point and can be confident that there are no reactions with ultra-sensitive skin." 
WAX by Heather Nelson 644-4346
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