Vendor Spotlight

Paper Cake Events - Desserts/Bakery

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It's impossible to look at any of the baked creations from today's spotlight vendor without wanting to eat them all! Paper Cake Events is a a boutique, made-to-order bakery specializing in weddings, dessert tables and fancy cakes and we loved working with their team at a recent wedding! 

Just look at their sweets creations - they all look as gorgeous as they taste delicious:

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To learn more about Paper Cake Events, visit their website at www.papercakeevents.com!

Design Visage - Makeup Artist

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It often takes a village to plan and execute the perfect wedding, and an important member of any wedding day village is the bridal glam squad! We recently performed at a wedding where Design Visage provided the bridal hair and makeup services, and the results were incredible! This Orange County and Los Angeles-based bridal hair and makeup team created stunning looks to compliment everyone in the bridal party, and the photos speak for themselves!

See more from this amazing glam team below:

To learn more about this vendor we love, visit their website at www.designvisage.com.

Honeycomb Affair - Floral Designer

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Most wedding vendors specialize in one area of expertise, but we love meeting teams who can do it all! At a recent wedding in Santa Monica, we worked with the Los Angeles-based luxury botanical floral design team Honeycomb Affair, who provided all of the gorgeous floral displays adorning The Beach Club ceremony and reception areas as well as the planning services. 

Started by Christy Villasenor, Honeycomb Affair has been in business for more than six years and has supported events throughout the Southern California region and beyond. Christy's arrangements add a "fresh twist on classic wedding flowers, and embrace the narrative of every couple's love story."

Read her philosophy below:

"We believe in creating custom pieces that reflect the unique personality and style of each individual we work with, while encompassing the overall event day vision. Our work is inspired by natural elements with a love for luxury garden details. We aim to find the most special blooms and foliage that showcase color, texture, movement and depth for each arrangement. From bouquets, to dessert tables and installations, no event is too small or too large for our services. We look forward to to having the opportunity to design and create for your special day!" - Honeycomb Affair

For more information about Honeycomb Affair, visit their website at www.honeycombaffair.com

Vendor Spotlight: A. Blake Photography

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Finding the right wedding and event photographer is no easy task, but it is arguably one of the most important vendors to lock in in order to make the big day perfect. Soultones recently performed at a gorgeous Heritage Estates wedding and had the pleasure of working with Ashley and her the dream photography team, A. Blake Photography

This premier San Luis Obispo wedding photographer captured nothing but magic, from the intimate ceremony to the nonstop dance party at the reception, and her portfolio is full of beautiful wedding, engagement and lifestyle shoots we love!

Check out Ashley's work below and see why we chose to spotlight this talented vendor: 

To learn more about A. Blake Photography, visit their website at www.ablakephotography.com.

The Hidden Garden - Florist

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Floral design is definitely an art form we can appreciate, and we have had the pleasure of working with some amazing florists on weddings and events throughout Los Angeles. Today’s vendor spotlight is for The Hidden Garden, the luxury in-house florist for iconic venues including The Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Bel Air, Montage Beverly Hills, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and more.

Downbeat LA recently worked with The Hidden Garden team for a wedding at The Beverly Hills Hotel, planned by our friends at A Good Affair. Take a look at some of their incredible arrangements below: 

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Find out more about The Hidden Garden by visiting their website: www.hiddengardenflowers.com.

Stylish Details Events - Wedding Planner

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Our friends at Stylish Details Wedding and Event Design know how to produce incredible events! This Southern California-based company serves brides and grooms across Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs and more destination locations!

AMFM had the pleasure of performing at a wedding this dream team designed at Greystone Manor and the details were not to be missed:

Learn more about Stylish Details by visiting their website www.stylishdetailsevents.com.

Afters Ice Cream - Dessert Vendor

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We love when couples get creative with wedding day desserts, and Afters Ice Cream is a dessert vendor we love seeing at weddings and events! This California-based innovative ice cream company serves over 20 locations and their Instagram-worthy creations are even more delicious than they look! 

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For more information about the delicious dessert vendor Afters Ice Cream, visit their website at www.aftersicecream.com.

Vendor Spotlight- SoHappi Together

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California is a dream wedding destination, and a local event design and planning company we absolutely love working with is So Happi Together. Downbeat LA has had the pleasure of performing at weddings this team has designed across Southern California and they have all been incredible. Not only are they fun and easy to work with, but the beautiful, custom weddings they design speak for themselves.

Take a look at some of their most weddings below: 

Founder and Principal Planner, Nancy Park, has a rockstar team and philosophy in place to ensure every client gets a the perfect custom experience for their wedding day:  

"Our philosophy is that phenomenal parties are a result of purposeful planning. The unique identities and stories of our clients inspire the design of our events. No two are alike! Together, we orchestrate a day that harmoniously reflects your style, vision, taste, and love. We adore personal details and the challenge to creatively incorporate them into your day! From ballrooms to barnyards, we love it all as long as it speaks to and about you!" - So Happi Together

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To learn more about So Happi Together and see more of their work from previous weddings, visit their website at www.sohappitogether.com

Millennium Biltmore Hotel - Wedding Venue

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The Millennium Biltmore hotel in Los Angeles is today's featured vendor! This gorgeous property is set in Downtown LA's cultural district and designated as a historic-cultural landmark, with original features dating back to 1923 including frescos and murals, carved marble fountains and columns, crystal chandeliers and embroidered tapestries. 

Downbeat LA has had the pleasure of performing at events in this glamorous location and it's no wonder the venue is highly sought-after for wedding celebrations! See for yourself: 

Here's what they have to say about the wedding packages they offer: 

"For more than 90 years, we’ve been helping couples celebrate their special day in glamorous style at our premier LA wedding venues. Our professional team will assist you in picking out a beautiful venue, and propose an all-inclusive wedding package. You can even request an innovative customized menu by our world-class culinary staff. It’s your big day so let us fuss over you." - Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

Find out more about this incredible hotel and event venue by visiting their website HERE

Moana Events - Wedding Planner

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Hawaii is home to some of the world's most beautiful and luxurious wedding destinations and venues. Whether it's an elopement or a grand destination celebration, we cannot say enough about the wonderful boutique wedding and event planning team at Moana Events.

Owner and creative director Morgan Childs brought together and impressive vision that has allowed her and her team to build an incredible portfolio of custom-designed celebrations across Kauai, Oahu, Lanai and the Big Island of Hawaii and earn accolades from industry heavy-hitters such as Vogue, Bride, US Weekly, Style Me Pretty and more!

Moana Events' mission is as beautiful as their work: 

"We believe in CELEBRATING life’s occasions. Bringing people together in beautiful environments and creating opportunities for JOY. We believe in SERVING our clients well. We believe in getting to know our clients and what is important to them, being their advocates throughout the planning process and respecting their investment. We believe that BEAUTIFUL environments and MEANINGFUL details make a difference." 

"Custom design is a gift and there is no better job we can do than to get to know our clients so well that we can make their dream day a reality. We believe in TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY and RESPECT in dealing with our clients and vendors. We believe in GIVING BACK. We partner with Aloha Harvest to donate any and all  leftover food from our events to the needy in our community. We also partner with our florists to donate flowers after our events to hospitals and nursing homes.  We provide career coaching  & host clothing drives for Dress for Success to benefit disadvantaged women."

For more information about Moana Events, visit their website: www.moanaevents.com

Villa Visuals - Wedding Photography

Dance band Soultones rang in the New Year at a stunning Downtown LA wedding and had the pleasure of working alongside the dream photography team at Villa Visuals. These Southern California-based photographers clearly love what they do, as we witnessed first hand how incredibly they captured the evening and all of the bride and groom's special moments. 

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"For us, wedding photography has always been about telling the whole story - honoring where people have come from and celebrating where they’re going. More than a wedding day, it’s the start of a marriage. Because love is the best thing we do." - Villa Visuals

If you're looking for a photographer to capture your special day or event, visit Villa Visuals at their website to learn more: www.villavisuals.com

Cole Drake Events

We cannot say enough about the Napa and Sonoma Valley-based wedding planning and eventdesign company, Cole Drake Events. With a recent front page appearance on Style Me Pretty, we had to feature this team our Vendor Spotlight blog!

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"Cole Drake Events is an experienced team of luxury wedding and event planners in the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country with a combined experience of over than 20 years of design and production. Their philosophy is to keep your event or wedding day authentic to who you are and therefore to your vision. Through creative dedication, they strive to focus on creating a sensory story within your event, sharing your story, your life, your vision, in a simply beautiful, inventive way."

Boasting a "planning foundation based on appealing to the senses, using Honesty, Authenticity, Creativity, and (a sh*t ton of) Humor with just a smidge of sarcasm," Cole Drake's portfolio speaks for itself! Gold Standard performed at the garden wedding this dream team designed at Napa's Calistoga Ranch and it was absolutely breathtaking - have a look:

For more information on Cole Drake Events, visit their website at www.coledrake.com

Marianne Wilson Photography

 

Gold Standard had a blast performing at the recent wedding between Jessica and Brandon Price at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. What made the night even more special was getting to work with the rockstar team at Marianne Wilson Photography. From the absolutely stunning portraits to the candid moments on the dance floor that were captured, we couldn't recommend these photographers more! 

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This Southern California-based husband and wife photography team provides "awesome photos for rad people," and their end products are simply stunning! Not only were they great to work with, but they certainly know how to capture the magic of a wedding!

For more information about Marianne Wilson Photography, visit them at their website here

Aille Beauty

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Having the right hair and makeup team can make or break the wedding day experience for anyone's bridal party! Los Angeles-based glam experts, Aille Beauty, have worked with us on both weddings and corporate events and they're nothing short of spectacular. Whether it's tackling bridal hair and makeup, or accommodating a masquerade-themed look for guests attending a private event, their team can do it all!

It’s clear this team has been working together for a long time, which makes it fun to be around them no matter what the event:

“Our love for hair and makeup developed at a young age and grew deep along with our friendship and passion to share what we knew with other people! As most relationships over time disconnect, ours has managed to stay strong for almost 20 years. BFFALSABT! (Best Friends Forever And Let’s Start A Business Together) If we are going to do what we love we also should enjoy who we work with. That’s our motto!”

To find out more about the awesome team at Aille Beauty, visit their website at www.aillebeauty.com

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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Every event we’ve been a part of at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara has been a dream. From the gorgeous views, sprawling property and dream staff and vendor team, it’s always an event to remember, which is why we are featuring them on today’s vendor spotlight blog! 

The 78-acre oceanfront venue boasts “low-rise villas with wrought-iron balconies, beaches that glow under the sun, the water at your doorstep, vibrant blues and intricate patterns, and Food that is meant to be savored with the sunset.”Just take a look at the images below to get an idea of the weddings and events that take place on site:

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For more information on this incredible Santa Barbara venue, visit their website HERE!

Intertwined Events

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As a vendor who has attended a lot of weddings, we are always excited to see how the evening will look and feel. We appreciate the attention to detail that goes into everything from the centerpieces, to the color palette, and even to how the dance floor looks. We've seen it all and we found it necessary to give Intertwined Events a shout out for their superb work,

We've crossed paths with their team a few times and working with them is nothing short of phenomenal. If you don't believe us, take a look at some of their work!

For more information about Intertwined, head on over to their website, www.intertwinedevents.com, and let them know we sent you. #downbeatla 

Wedding Kate

Throughout the years we've worked with a ton of wedding planners but meet one of our favorites who we absolutely love working with, Wedding Kate! Wedding Kate is one of the most sought out wedding planners in Santa Barbara and is considered as a  premier event design planning firm in Southern California. 

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All of our bands, have had the pleasure of working along side Wedding Kate and its been successful even after event. For more info, please head to their website and take a look at their lists of their amazing work, here

 

 

Signature Party Rentals

Guests are always looking to enjoy the full experience when they attend weddings and special events. After a recent performance at an Avalon Hotel wedding in Palm Springs, we were blown away by the attention to detail and apparent passion for event design from the Southern California-based vendor Signature Party Rentals

 "Custom hedges, parlor and chiavari chairs and a fun linen - everything we love in a photo!" - Signature Party Rentals

"Custom hedges, parlor and chiavari chairs and a fun linen - everything we love in a photo!" - Signature Party Rentals

With over 30 years of experience in the event industry, this company has an incredible portfolio of work and can outfit any venue with rentals that include furniture, custom decor, staging, lighting, tents, linens and so much more. Whether it's an intimate dinner gathering or a corporate event with a 5,000+ guest list, this company can handle it all and they pride themselves on customer service and reliability. 

Take a look at some of their amazing products and visions in their gallery:

To learn more about Signature Party Rentals, visit their website at www.signatureparty.com. For more vendors we love, visit the Downbeat LA Vendor Spotlight blog here

Belmond El Encanto

The luxury resorts and venues sprawled across the region of Santa Barbara are undoubtedly all gorgeous, but one of our favorites to perform at is the Belmond El Encanto.  

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Gold Standard traveled to provide the live playlist for the Doll wedding and it was an unforgettable event!  

Boasting “Hollywood glamour in a modern classic”,  El Encanto sets a perfect scene:

”Steeped in charisma, Belmond El Encanto’s breezy hillside location and enduring iconicity make it one of the most desirable Santa Barbara event venues. Join us for lavish wedding parties or smaller, intimate occasions. Our lush Pacific-facing gardens, expansive terrace and expert party planners combine for the ultimate Californian celebration.”

For more information about this amazing venue, visit their website at www.belmond.com.

The 805 Camera Bus

At a recent performance in Santa Barbara, Downbeat LA had the pleasure of working alongside today's featured vendor, The 805 Camera Bus. Known as being Santa Barbara's only mobile photo booth company, this camera-on-wheels is a converted 1971 VW bus that combines charm, vintage and modern appeal into one epic photo op.

The company has affectionately named the bus "Lola", and claims she loves attending all types of events! You can customize the backdrop to be whatever matches your event's theme, and your photos are available in strips on the spot. The attendants are super helpful and the props provided are a blast! 

Gold Standard singers even had the opportunity to snap some photos between sets at the last event, and we can't wait to visit Santa Barbara again for a performance in hopes that Lola will be in attendance as well!

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For more information on The 805 Camera Bus, visit their website at www.805camerabus.com