Get Hitched: L.A. Wedding Planner

Tying the knot takes a lot of prep, but there's no reason your environment should devolve into the planet of the apes. Check out some of the city's best sources for dresses, gems and scenery.

Updated: December 01, 2009

Ceremony & Reception Sites


Shutters On The Beach

1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Right on the sand, this beach house-style resort offers mile-long views of the coastline.


The Beverly Hills Hotel

9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

A hotel resplendent in pink and green; soaked in money, romance and celebrity.


Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Once upon a time in a bustling metropolis, an Eden-like hideaway was born.


Inn of the Seventh Ray

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga, CA 90290

Lush outdoor setting makes for a romantic mood at this special-occasion favorite.


Greystone Mansion

905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Beverly Hills' largest home has lush gardens, lovely grounds and an intriguing history.


Los Angeles River Center

570 West Ave 26 Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Host an epic affair at this environmentally-minded venue that sits above Los Angeles' 11-mile river. Decorations provided by Mother Nature.


Rehearsal Dinner Spots


Cliff's Edge

3626 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Mediterranean-backpacker chic eatery serves Cal-Italian dishes in a secret Silver Lake courtyard.


Saddle Peak Lodge

419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

Ernest Hemingway's favorite post-hunting BYO-game spot evolves into romantic, family-friendly retreat.


Casa Del Mar

1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Maybe it's the fresh fish or the gorgeous views of the always-impressive Pacific Ocean, but this fancy hotel restaurant is anything but stuffy.


Yamashiro

1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Cal-Asian Japanese cuisine with flair, set amid stunning views and architecture.


Bridal Shops


Monique Lhuillier

9609 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

High-end bridal designer to the stars, her Beverly Hills boutique also boasts evening wear, shoes and accessories.


Renee Strauss For The Bride

8692 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211

The venerable bridal institution serves Hollywood's most famous women.


Morgane Le Fay

1404 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Montana's oasis for chic women seeking gorgeously simple clothing for any occasion--even the big day.


Les Habitudes

101 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

The ethereal dresses in this boutique will bring out the romantic in anyone.


Thread Bridesmaid

8572 1/2 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

NYC import stocks its friendly WeHo boutique with racks and racks of bridesmaids' dresses in every imaginable color and texture.


Jimmy Choo

240 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Hollywood glam meets seriously famous footwear at Two Rodeo's glossy link in Choo's global chain.


Jewelers


Roseark

1111 N Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Katherine Azarmi Rose, part of the creative force behind Sunset's famed former jeweler Kaviar & Kind, opens up shop with 5,000 square feet devoted to exquisite baubles from Jennifer Meyer, C Greene and more.


Beverly Loan Company

9440 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This 90210 pawn brokerage/loan office purveys drool-worthy jewels, decadent trinkets and collectible artwork--as well collateral loans--in an upscale atmosphere.


Suzanne Felsen

8332 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Under the fluttering white ribbon ceiling rests a glittering selection of brightly colored gems in refined modern settings.


Florists


Jacob Maarse Flowers

655 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

Lilies, peonies and roses, roses, roses fill this exquisite floral shop.


Rita Flora Flowers

468 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Popular shop puts a fresh spin on floral arrangements and specialty gift items.


Empty Vase Florist

9033 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Elegant West Hollywood florist focuses on innovative topiaries and elegant arrangements.


Mark's Garden

13838 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Exquisite flower arrangements for those looking for more than a dozen roses.


Photographers


Michael Graham Wedding Photography

753 N Kings Rd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Digital photographer with a range of packages and customizing options shoots event personally and provides CD of all negatives.


Berliner Photography

314 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Family-owned photography studio open since 1973; shoots weddings, private parties, celebrity events, premieres. Film or digital equipment, online proofs, retouching and more.


Bakeries


Susina Bakery

7122 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Faux-French has never been so charming: Beverly Boulevard's sweet bakery dishes out heavenly cakes.


Sweet Lady Jane

8360 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Cozy nook on the upscale end of Melrose turns out tempting treats for its zillions of fans.


Hansen's Cakes

1072 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Distinctive cakes and a celebrity clientele have made this bakery a local favorite for more than 60 years.


Angel Maid Bakery

4538 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

On a nondescript stretch of Centinela in a random pocket of the Westside, lies on of L.A.'s best, and most low-key, Asian specialty bakeries.