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Occasions Bridal Consulting andEvent Design Mary Sushinski comes from 8 years in the film industry, so she's got the chops to create and coordinate amazing events at stunning locations. She's an education co-director for the Association of Bridal Consultants as well as an active member of several industry professional orgs, so you know she knows her stuff and she knows local vendors, too. I should also mention she is delightful to work with and you will be very pleased with her perceptiveness and attention to detail. Prices and services for every need--818.548.5297 for more info and consultation.
Kelley Lee/Picture Perfect Events With a background in both the entertainment and industries, Kelley has every kind of know-how you need to create an event that's simple, clean, classy, and dares to blend modern trends with old traditions. I can attest to her amazing ability to transform a room to reflect her client's personalities; she also happens to be a real joy to work with, either as a client or vendor (no small praise from us picky vendors.) Call 626.893.1054 or email for avail here.
Lina Wallace, A Stunning Affair Wedding Event Planning and Floral Design Lina describes a good wedding planner as "a fairy godmother...ready to give you unconditional assistance" and it's true! and it's her! She offers everything from complete event planning to day-of and hourly coordination services; you can add on floral consultation and design as part of your package. She's a fellow Association of Bridal Consultants member, so she's proved her mettle in the professional world. Call her office at 818.727.1476 or email
Fresh Events Company Ada Chan will help you create a truly fresh and enjoyable experience from start to finish, be it a wedding reception or corporate launch. One of the few companies that can computer-render their designs in a 3-D digital replica of your event location, you'll love their dynamic, expert approach and commitment to excellence. 626.353.6489
The More The Merrier Tara Ferrell spent six years in the corporate world gaining experience in event planning, marketing, and public relations, but it was finally planning her own wedding that ignited her passion for working directly with brides and grooms. We agree that everyone's merry at Tara's events (including you) because every detail has been attended to, beautifully. She offers all-inclusive planning, day-of coordination, and other individual services to help you out in a pinch. Tap her to plan your other events, too. 949.510.8867
Angelica's Green Weddings Angelica Weihs is the sort of gentle and soulful person you'd expect to find behind Green Weddings, an event-planning service that is conscious of the environmental impacts of a "traditional" wedding. Not only will you enjoy the lovely details she'll provide for your event, you can find great links to green wedding vendors and earth-friendly products on her website; check out the hemp bridal fabrics, environmentally responsible rental vehicles, and organic caterers and florists. Call her at 323.953.0453 or email her by clicking here.
Emily Kelly/Unscene Inc. Do you ever wonder where wedding coordinators come from? Sometimes they are brides that so loved planning their own weddings they decided to go pro. So how do you know your former bride can really plan an elegant, hip, cutting-edge event? Well, it helps if her self-planned wedding was so cool it was covered in Los Angeles Magazine. I've worked with Emily Kelly and her work is worth every inch of column space; great bride-side manner, efficient, effective, great taste and great ideas. Grab her to plan your wedding too, if you can: 310.766.4810 or email her by clicking here.
Bella Donna Special Events If you need full-service planning for an exquisite event, talk to Donna McDaniel. She can hook you up with everything you need, from those first invitations to the last piece of wedding cake (I'm still drooling over those flower-decorated cupcakes and petit fours.) She's also an excellent, detail-minded coordinator--affordable, too! Call 818.704.5032 Tues-Fri 10-5 or Saturdays 10-noon.
Shiryn Event Planning Specializing in American and Middle Eastern (Armenian, Persian & Arab) events, Aileen Azadian and Tifanie Joudeh offer a variety of services and packages, from day-of coordination to comprehensive event planning right down to organizing the budget for you. Grace, elegance, and style are their hallmarks; you'll get to relax and party down without worry. 818.482.5414 or email
The Bridal Bar This is a do-it-yourself planning resource! Harmony Walton, former contributing editor to Inside Weddings Magazine, is the genius behind The Bridal Bar: a high-end complimentary planning experience where brides can educate themselves about L.A.'s chic and unique vendors, products, concepts, and locations. She invites you to preview their work with a glass of champagne on a comfy couch--a great way to imagine and plan your perfect event. The couch is located in West Hollywood and is open M-F 10-6, or by appointment: 310.858.0119.
Gia Trasatti, Event Planning and Coordination (no website available.) You can't get sweeter and more caring than Gia; she has an excellent array of vendors available to her, and she specializes in intimate events. You can email her at or call 818.562.1841.
John Fatooh, Special Event Production and Management (no website available.) John is a well-kept secret known to those in the best circles. He can provide everything you need for a top-notch event; call him at 310.940.5468.

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Event Design and Production

Hiro and Luis--Arriba L&H Event Design and Decor The best in cutting edge, chic event design, planning, and production. The website will give you an idea of their products and services; event concepts, prop rentals, installation, and event management. 323.365.5247 (Hiro) or 323.393.5923 (Luis) to inquire.

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Equipment and Party Rentals

ELS Entertainment Lighting Services ELS offers a huge catalog of rental items, expert consultation, and excellent, well-maintained equipment. Check out the website photos of what they can do for you, download a rental catalog, and call 818.769.9800 or 800.ELS.LIGHTS to schedule a consultation.
L.A. Party Rents One of our favorite caterers, Jennie Cook's, turned us on to L.A. Party Rents. They can handle pretty much anything, and we LOVE the online photo catalog so you can actually SEE what you're renting before you order (dig the ceramic tiki-ware!) You can also play around in their showroom in Van Nuys and take advantage of their excellent event planning assistance while you're there. Call 310.785.0000/818.989.4300 or toll free: 1.877.LA PARTY.
Alex Party Rentals Located in Mar Vista, Alex Party Rentals is a local mom-and-pop shop with a nice selection of tables/chairs, linens, dishware, tents, and other party needs at very reasonable prices. They're on time with deliveries and very helpful--a great find for smaller Westside events. Call them at 310.915.7338 or check out their online brochure.
Classic Party Rentals Classic is the big rental dog in California, with rentals available through most of the state. They have everything, Everything, EVERYTHING you can think of and they can accommodate gigantico events for thousands (maybe you have some corporate gigs to plan after your wedding.) You'll pay top prices but receive superb selection and "Critic's Choice" service. Call their Culver City office at 310.202.0011 or check out the website for contact info for El Segundo, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, and Ducky Bob's, TX (well, that's what it says!)

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