Real Weddings: Ankit and Aniata

Venue: Hyatt Huntington Beach
Date: December 13, 2015

The So Cal Event Planners were introduced to this cute couple through Ankit’s father who played a vital role in the planning process of their wedding. Aniata had moved here from India, and Ankit is from the OC. They met through mutual friend, began talking and fell in love. Together they dreamed of a beachside wedding and found the perfect venue at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency. It became a great backdrop to their Indian ceremony which was followed up by the intimate reception of 150 guests. Fun filled and exciting, this weekend was abundant with love and laughter. The couple even had a special Bollywood-esque slideshow and video to share with their guests. Ankit and Aniata’s love is evident and strong. For us, it was wonderful working with the couple and their families. See their pictures below!

The bride’s shoes shall be the most sparkly~

And she shall also be the most beautiful~

There will be the most perfect weather~

And she must wait for her prince~

A most luxurious chair~

But a chaise for them both~

Romantic purple hues~

A wardrobe change~

An end to a romantic night~

Photo credit: AJ Studios

Top Honeymoon Spots~ U.S and Global Destinations~

Choosing a honeymoon destination depends on three things:
1. Time
2. Budget
3. Adventurous spirit.

All destinations are great—each one gives you the chance to travel, dream and explore new places. It won’t really matter where you go, as long as you are with your special someone. Without too much intro (because these destinations speak for themselves) we introduce to you, in no particular order, our Top 8 Honeymoon Destinations! So choose a vacation spot and make some memories. (more…)

Real Weddings: Hiba and Asif

Date: November 27, 2015

It was our pleasure to work with this couple. Hiba contacted SCEP towards the middle of their planning process and we helped put a framework around their event with vendor management, timeline and script. Her calm demeanor made planning process a snap. Hiba looked beautiful in a custom-made Pakistani designer outfit with makeup by talented Nida Gazi from BeautybyNG. Hiba & Asif wanted an elegant, romantic event and they got just that with the help of 2CreateDesigns! A one-of-a-kind couple, they shined on their special day. Check out their pictures below!

Our flawless bride.


Brotherly advice.


‘I got this’


‘Uh oh, I don’t got this’


The main man.


It’s official!


Dessert time!


But first…

Romantic and elegant.


A very happy bridal party!


And into the night they go…

Photo credit: Samson Productions.

Vendor Love:
Event Coordination l So Cal Event Planners
Décor l 2 Create Designs
Make-up l Beauty By NG
Photography l Samson Productions
DJ l Dhamaka

Finding your Perfect Wedding Photographer

SO you’re engaged. Check. You have a ring. Check. You selected your venue and the date. Check. What comes next? Well it’s time to sit down and make a list— I would find a cozy corner near a window and bring along a hot cup of tea. If you are working with a So Cal Event Planner, she would most likely go through this list with you but you should do your homework regardless. List some of your own must-have wedding features, in order of importance. For many brides, the primary component is a wedding photographer. Regardless of budget, photos and video are permanent. They capture the emotions of an entire day and make it an everlasting experience. However, every photographer differs from the next just as every wedding has its own character. Here’s how to find the perfect photographer for your wedding. Click to continue reading and for pictures from different photographers and their styles!  (more…)

Real Weddings: Anas and Bushra

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton Anaheim
Date: August 16 2015

We had the pleasure of meeting Bushra and Anas at another client’s wedding. Bushra mentioned how her own event was coming up quickly and she was “looking for a friend with experience and creative insight to help with [her] wedding”. We quickly became friends with Bushra’s easygoing personality and Anas’ charming demeanor and gained their trust as clients. We met with Bushra and reviewed décor ideas and timelines.

Essentially, we organized two separate wedding events— one for the men and one for the women, a common occurrence in many Arab weddings. Each banquet hall needed our full attention, décor, two separate DJs, two photographers, (and dance floors of course). Imagine how much planning goes into one event – now imagine two simultaneous events!

Together we created a stunning wedding tailored to Bushra’s every need. Her Arab background and modern American twist gave way to a wedding filled with great people, an amazing program and an exciting night of fun and laughter. Check out sneak peeks of Bushra and Anas’ remarkable wedding!


Bride’s bouquet ~


And a matching cake ~


Momma centerpieces ~


Baby centerpieces ~


A more ‘manly’ color scheme for the men’s side ~


A party for the women ~


And a party for the men ~