2016 in Review | Wedding & Event Planning | Anything But Gray Events

Anything But Gray Events had an eventful year in 2016 — no pun intended! In this post, I’m going to highlight the Top 9 Weddings of 2016 and give you a sneak peek into each festive occasion…


Kelsey + Phil at La Cañada Thursday Club

We started off 2016 with a bang! K & P wanted a intimate wedding with lots of personal touches. The groom designed and fabricated individual music themed table centerpieces, a Zelda themed wedding ring box, two amazing food trucks and a “blue velvet” wedding cake adorned with personalized penguin figurines.

Photo Credit: Corinna Lander Photography


2. Nicole + Mike at Golden Road Brewery

Who doesn’t love a wedding IN a brewery? Low-key N & M entered into marriage in a outdoor ceremony dripping with an amazing flower wall and colorful bridesmaids dresses. They showered their guests in yummy food from Chloe’s Restaurant (inside the brewery) and relaxed with childhood board games, a kick-ass slideshow and a giant pool table. This was a special wedding for me as the bride and I went to high school together. All the gals in this photo are all Immaculate Heart High School grads! #GoPandas!

Photo Credit: Guest


3.  Miriam + Randy at The 1909

The gorgeous Topanga Canyon venue (originally built as a Shakespearean theater) set the tone for M & R’s outdoor Jewish wedding. With a light and bright color scheme, Flower Duet, created a dream chuppah dripping in florals whiles Jennie Cooks Catering whipped up a scrumptious family- style dinner spread.

Photo Credit: Black Tie Photography


4.   Lauren + Austin at Cielo Farms

Cielo Farms and Winery set the backdrop for this rustic yet elegant wedding full of bright colors and natural elements provided by Moon Canyon Design. 24 Carrots Catering used some of the bride’s own personal recipes to cater this canyon-side affair and Town and Country Rentals brought that rustic chic feel with farm tables and chairs. An amazing spoken word performer entertained the guests while Red Shoe DJs kept them dancing all night long.

Photo Credit: Maya Myers Photography


5.  Chrissa + Jon at The Fig House

What can I say but WOW! C & J wanted to design the #cutestweddingever and they succeeded! This wedding was an epic mashup of pastels, Kawaii-style, 90’s kids, and pop culture fabulosity! It was featured in a 2 part spread in a two part spread in Green Wedding Shoes. It truly was one of a kind and AMAZING!

Photo Credit: Jenn Emerling


6.  Jessica + Nick at UCLA

What happens when UCLA alums head back to school? Fun!!
With lots of school spirit and festivities, J & N danced all night long. A group chant of the Bruins fight song rounded out an exuberant evening.

Photo Credit: Julie Pepin Photography


7. Chelsea + Dan at Ruby Street

Food Trucks, Color and Popcorn all around. C & D fell in love with Ruby Street and designed their big day around it’s spacious outdoor area. With Urban Oven Pizza and the In and Out truck slinging up comfort food, this wedding represented the couple’s fun and offbeat spirit to a T! It was thrilling to have Chelsea and Dan’s wedding featured on A Practical Wedding! 

Photo Credit: Amy Gray Photography


8.   Tracie + Keith at City Club Los Angeles

On the 51st floor of the City Club Los Angeles, T & K expressed their love in front of their closest family and friends. The gleaming lights of Downtown Los Angeles created an elegant backdrop to this sophisticated and refined celebration. The tables were dressed with linens from Luxe Linen and rentals from Town and Country.

Photo Credit: Brian Leahy Photography


9.    Ed + Jose at St. James Episcopal Church & The Andaz Hotel WeHo

As I have said before, I learned everything I know from my mom and fellow wedding planner, Trilby. As a young girl, my mother planned and coordinated many weddings at our home church, St. James Episcopal. As a church that welcome everyone, I was raised to love and respect all kinds of loving relationships. To be able to plan a wedding at St. James myself for an incredibly loving same-sex couple was a wonderful full circle moment in my career.

Photo Credit: Eugene Photography

  1. Loved working with you this year Holly!

  2. Beautiful, Holly!

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