Planning a Wedding in Los Angeles

LA brides and bridesmaids posing for their local wedding

Are you looking for LA wedding vendorsreception venues or ideas from real weddings in Los Angeles? We have you covered! Los Angeles – particularly the greater Los Angeles area – is big. Like sprawling, wonderfully, huge. Which means that, between the coastal wonderlands (Malibu, anyone?) and rolling foothills (where hiking trails abound), a wedding planned here can fit any theme and find any backdrop. In other words, wedding planning friends, the options are endless. And because we kind of have a crush on wedding details of every shape and size, we’d love to share two or three Los Angeles wedding vendors we can’t seem to get enough of.

Skirball Cultural Center

Modern, romantic, and fully customizable, the Skirball Cultural Center is one of the most diverse wedding venues in Los Angeles. The setting is completely distinct and numerous sites make up the facility, including the gold-accented Ahmanson Hall and modern outdoor Taper Courtyard. The venue location, tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains, means that your wedding day will be party to scenery that is hard to beat.

Descanso Gardens

Ideal for dreamy outdoor ceremonies and receptions, Descanso Gardens is, in our opinion, one of the prettiest Los Angeles wedding locations around, and the 160-acre property has sites to spare. Floral displays abound and make for a photo-op ready backdrop perfect for first-look and wedding party photos alike. Even better – the gardens partner with Patina Catering, a nationally-renowned catering company, to put together tantalizing wedding packages and menus for your special day.

Chris + Jenn Photos

A husband and wife team based serving the greater Los Angeles area, Chris + Jenn Photos combines seasoned photography skills with their own newlywedded excitement for marriage – and lovely images as the result. Working collaboratively, but as separate artists, they ensure that you and your fiancé get complete coverage of your wedding day through both candid shots and lightly directed photos.

These are just a few of our favorites! Browse our Los Angeles Wedding Directory for many more fantastic caterers, florists, photographers and more!

P.S. Don’t forget to use the best planning tools around – our wedding websites are perfect for communicating with your guests and sharing the details of your wedding day and registry.

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