Vendor Spotlight

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

Square Root Designs

AMFM recently performed at a beautiful wedding at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. We fell in love with the gorgeous florals scattered throughout the venue, thanks to the full service event design company, Square Root Designs.

With notable designs that have been consistently recognized on an international level, it's easy to see why this amazing company gets so much recognition:

Square Root had produced and executed events in Japan, Miami, Nevada, Utah, and New York. Our work has been covered by a wide range of print and media outlets, including shows on Bravo, VH1, HGTV, the Style channel, and many more. As of 2013, their floral designs for the property of The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel have been established as the stapled look for the Ritz Carlton brand throughout the world and will be a standard for their properties.

Our friends at Hoo Films captured footage from the event, and you can see just how beautiful the arrangements are from Square Root!

For more information on Square Root Designs, visit them at their website www.squarerootdesigns.com.

Vavé Studios

Downbeat LA had the pleasure of working with today's spotlight vendor at a recent wedding in Malibu. South Pasadena-based flower and event designers Vavé Studios adorned the outdoor Adamson House venue with stunning pieces scattered throughout the tables that included wooden branch elements and colors to match the bride and groom's theme perfectly.

We loved getting to see Vavé's work firsthand, have a look for yourself:

For more information on Vavé Studios, visit their website at www.partywithvave.com

Calligraphy Katrina

AMFM has the honor of performing at the recent wedding of Carrie and Jim Rollings in Santa Barbara. The setting was gorgeous and the evening was a blast, but a major detail that stood out in a beautiful way was the calligraphy on all of the personalized signage by Calligraphy Katrina. From the programs and table cards to the menus and event signs, the hand-written calligraphy had a huge impact on the couples' overall theme and decor throughout the wedding, all thanks to this Los Angeles-based calligrapher.

Exploring Katrina's different fonts gives you an idea of just how talented she is, especially when one of her services includes creating a personalized font for your wedding day! See for yourself how beautiful handwritten calligraphy can really be:

"As a calligrapher, I will make your projects divinely without question. As a businesswoman, I will acknowledge your opinions and questions with the best of intentions, patience and without judgment. I will try my best to give light to your vision and will scour for solutions. I am frank but honest and will make sure to help with every decision to save your woes with some tricks of the trade without compromise to quality and elegance. I will also make sure to run beyond and more so you don't have to. I will hold your hand to keep you calm so you don't panic, and will deliver. I believe that everyone should have a chance to receive and enjoy the grandeur and elegance of the handwritten name by making it accessible with quality without sacrificing a weeks’ worth meal. As Katrina, I will be your friend and confidant, because I am more than just your calligrapher.” - Katrina 

For more information on Calligraphy Katrina, visit her website at www.calligraphykatrina.com

For more Downbeat LA wedding industry insights, click here

Dmitry Shumanev Production

Weddings along the coast in Malibu are always breathtaking, but it takes a talented visual team to capture all of the beauty throughout the day. Our band Gold Standard recently performed at the historic Adamson House venue and worked alongside the talented videographer team that is Dmitry Shumanev Production

While this Los Angeles-based production studio provides services in both photography and videography, we had the opportunity to see their video skills in action during the gorgeous wedding of Grace and Eric! Just check out this teaser they put together:

"We are masters of light manipulation and photojournalistic style photography, with a fashion sensibility that creates clean, crisp and colorful images to capture every meaningful moment of each event. We use the best available digital photo, 4K video and audio technology, capturing each tear that runs down a face, every joyful dance move with a loved one, and the tone in every speech and well-wish." - Dmitry Shumanev Production

We look forward to the next time we get to work with this awesome team of creative individuals! For more information, head to their website: shumanev.com

For more wedding industry insights and tips from Downbeat LA, head to our blog here

Best Day Ever Floral Design

Florals are an important part of every wedding, and today's vendor spotlight goes out to one of Downbeat LA's favorite floral designers to work with: Best Day Ever Floral Design

Best Day Ever is a boutique floral design studio based out of Los Angeles, and their creations are simply stunning! With a style that's a "complementary mix of wild playful blooms that also carry a sense of ethereal beauty and magic," you truly get a true sense of the team's passion in every arrangement they bring to life.

Check out some of their amazing work below: 

For more information about Best Day Ever, visit their website at www.bestdayeverfloraldesign.com

The Bosco

Downbeat LA's band Soultones recently helped celebrate the wedding of Clark and Lara Tesora in Garden Grove, CA. Between dance sets at the reception, we had the opportunity to experience the impressive animated GIF booth setup, The Bosco. Our singers and band members had so much fun with this creative team - as did all of the wedding guests - so we decided to find out more about the company!

This "luxury and high tech social media photo booth" is based in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and is known for creating custom, creative photography installations and experiences for clients. They have an impressive portfolio of previous work, and exploring their website's case studies alone gives you an inside look at the company's grand scale collaborations with global brands and products. Here are some of our favorites: 

To see how these GIFs and experiences are created, take a look at the innovative Bosco Multicam:

To find out more about this awesome company, visit their website: www.thebosco.com

Wish Wonder Dream Weddings & Events

Downbeat LA recently celebrated the wedding of Caroline and Mike at Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Agoura Hills, California. The beautiful outdoor venue was set beautifully and the big day went off without a hitch thanks to the amazing team at Wish Wonder Dream, a rockstar wedding and event planning team based out of Southern California. 

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The day-of communication and coordination we experienced firsthand was wonderful and highly professional, and we can only imagine how well the team worked with the couple throughout the entire planning process leading up to the big day. With packages spanning from small and simple to full-scale and premiere, Wish Wonder Dream seem to offer a wide range of services for couples looking to make their wedding special. 

For more information on this Southern California-based wedding and event planning team, Wish Wonder Dream, visit their website at www.wishwonderdream.com.

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Spark Creative Events

Working in the entertainment and events industry, we know - and appreciate - that it takes an extraordinary team of talented individuals to design and implement an entire event's ambiance and feel. Downbeat LA had the pleasure of witnessing a creative vision be brought to life at a beautiful Ojai wedding with Gold Standard and Santa Barbara-based event designers, Spark Creative Events.

Specializing in weddings and corporate events, Spark offers a massive array of services for clients, including lighting, decor, rentals, audio, video and more! Visiting their online gallery alone gives you an idea of the incredible work they do, see for yourself:

The team is highly professional and an absolute pleasure to work with, and we're already looking forward to the next time we visit Santa Barbara to work with them on a wedding or special event.

For more information about this amazing vendor, visit them at their website: www.sparkcreativeevents.com

For more wedding tips and industry insights, visit Downbeat LA's blog here.

ENCOR STUDIO

Last month, Soultones performed at The Ritz Carlton-Laguna Niguel for the beautiful wedding of Lan and Jack. The unique Taiwanese/Vietnamese Tea Ceremony and wedding reception was stunningly captured by Southern California-based cinematography and photography team, ENCOR STUDIO

The team was an absolute pleasure to work with and the results of the highlight video they captured and edited are incredible, see for yourself by watching below: 

Their story and mission are made clear through their work, and by speaking with the team and even visiting the company website you get a glimpse into how passionate they are about what they do:

"Throughout the years, we’ve been successful at helping clients create a lifetime of magical moments by capturing the beauty & emotions of their special day. We craft wedding stories with a creative artistic eye built with our bare hands & modern day equipment. We don’t just point the camera and shoot, we shoot like ninjas." - ENCOR STUDIO

We look forward to the next time we can work together with this amazing visual story-telling team professionally.

For more information on ENCOR STUDIO, visit their website at encorestudio.com.

To explore more highlights from their portfolio, visit their Vimeo page here.

For more vendors we love, wedding tips and industry insights, visit our blog here

Splashes of Time

Today's vendor spotlight goes to one of our favorite photography companies to work with, Orange County-based Splashes of Time Photography. They offer services for occasions including weddings and engagements, with video packages and specialties included as well! 

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Our bands have performed at weddings where Eric and his team effortlessly and professionally navigate both the wedding ceremony and reception, capturing every detail while making sure guests' celebrations aren't interrupted. It's also extremely apparent how passionate the company is about what they do: 

"I know the images I capture today will not only be viewed by my clients and their loved ones but by their future children, grandchildren and generations to come. I take great pride in every photograph I take." - Eric Andrew, Founder of Splashes of Time Photography

For more information on Splashes of Time, visit their website, www.splashesoftime.com.

Pixster Photo Booth

You can never go wrong with having a photo booth at your party. Guests absolutely love the opportunity to capture the night with loved ones and do something crazy. We happen to love Pixster, a photo booth company servicing San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. 

Having recently been at a wedding with Pixster, we couldn't help but notice how sleek the open-air setup was and how crazy the guests went for the props, ease of use and service, not to mention the photo quality is amazing!

It's no wonder they've earned so many accolades on both a local and national level. Not only do they offer the photo booth, but they also provide video messaging, sharable GIFs, party favors, scrapbooks and slide shows as extensions of their services. 

For more information on Pixster, visit them at their website: www.pixsterphotobooth.com

And for more vendors we love, visit our Vendor Spotlight blog here

Events by M & M

Over the years, Downbeat LA has worked with a number of event planners in California and across the country. Our friend Meg West, Owner, Planner and Designer of Events by M & M, has designed some beautiful weddings that we've had the pleasure of performing!. 

Her team offers a wide range of services and planning packages for wedding and special event clients, and we've experienced firsthand their exceptional service, professionalism and design taste.

"It's important to me that each event captures the essence of our clients, giving them freedom of time to live passionately for themselves and still have an awesome party!" - Meg West

For more information on their event planning services and to view their portfolio, visit their website: www.eventsbymandm.com

Churro Borough

A detail not to be missed at weddings and special events is the dessert! For brides and grooms who choose to forego the traditional cake presentation, California-based dessert vendor Churro Borough has the perfect alternative: churro ice cream sandwiches!

The A-List performed at a Malibu wedding where this vendor supplied these delicious treats for guests after dinner and it was a massive hit! 

For more information on booking Churro Borough to cater your wedding or event, visit their website at www.churroborough.com.

Flipbooth

"Flipbooth takes the idea of a traditional photo booth and flips it on its head!" We've seen this California-based, attention-grabbing set up in action at a private event in San Diego and guests absolutely loved it!

While Flipbooth does offer classic photo booth services and GIF animations, we were really impressed when we saw their Flipbooks! Guests can record a 6-second video that prints instantly into a physical Flipbook keepsake, not to mention they can share the digital version instantly to their social media channels.

Photo booths are always the perfect addition to any wedding or private event, but Flipbooth's Flipbooks take it to the next level! For more information, visit www.flipboothla.com.

The Slow Motion Booth

We have had the privilege of performing for so many beautiful weddings, and today's vendor spotlight showcases our new favorite interactive video booth, The Slow Motion Booth

We experienced firsthand just how hilarious and memorable this booth was at a wedding in Malibu with our band The A-List. The videos speak for themselves:

The Slow Motion Booth's set up was very impressive and easy to envision at any venue. Throughout the night, guests had fun choosing from the props that were provided and watching their videos on instant playback. 

For more information on this awesome company, visit theslowmotionbooth.com.

 

Snapmotive

Our Vendor Spotlight for today goes out to a very talented artist, Snapmotive aka Daniel Han! Snapmotive produces amazing photos by keeping it simple and effortlessly capturing a love story between couples. Check out some of his work!

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It's been a pleasure for us to witness Snapmotive in action and we couldn't be more showcase their work. For more info please head to their site at www.snapmotive.com 

The Booth Bus

Create an exciting experience for your guests and family at your special day by adding a new, modern and hip photo booth! Check out whats "in" in the world of event photo booths and check out one of our favorites, The Booth Bus!

We had the pleasure of seeing The Booth Bus at one of our weddings and we were amazed at how many people gravitated towards their booth! Don't hesitate and check out their website! www.theboothbus.com

Julie Lee Wedding Planners

We had the pleasure of working with Julie and her team and all we can say is wow! Check out more of their stuff and all that they have to offer to make your special day even more special. www.julieleeweddings.com

They have a ton of color palettes to cast vision of what your wedding can look like; and from experience they are more than capable of executing and producing exactly what you're looking for.

Blake Entertainment

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Downbeat LA bands love traveling outside of their home base in California to perform at destination weddings and events around the world. Gold Standard recently came back from their second annual trip to Hawaii working with event planning company, Blake Entertainment

Melissa Blake and her team are an absolute dream to work with and are incredibly accommodating to the needs of both their clients and vendors. From rolling out the red carpet to creating impressive themes with gorgeous décor, they can do it all!

For more information on Blake Entertainment, visit them at blakeentertainmenthawaii.com