la wedding planning blog

anything but gray events

This is the Anything But Gray Events blog, where caffeine and kindness power me as I relive the most fantastical events through poignant write-ups and gorgeous images. 

No fiddle-faddle, just trusty wedding tips & features.

welcome to the

  Join us for Anthony and Mark’s Tower of Terror Engagement Photo Shoot as we transform Castle Green, in Pasadena California, into the infamous, Hollywood Tower Hotel. This Tower of Terror Engagement Photo Shoot set the tone for the couple’s spooky, Fall wedding, of the same theme, just a few months later at another historic […]

view the post »

Long gone are the days of traditional, boring engagement photography. Show your personality, style, and shared interests with a styled engagement shoot crafted and curated just for YOU. Let Anything But Gray Events customize a styled engagement photo shoot that makes you feel like the stars you are plus gets you comfortable in front of […]

view the post »

The happy energy jumping through Ben and Rob’s downtown Los Angeles engagement session is contagious! Featured in Love Inc Mag., Ben and Rob’s styled engagement photo shoot in Downtown Los Angeles showcases the couple’s outgoing and whimsical personalities while exploring some of the city’s iconic institutions, local cuisine, and art. This fun-loving couple enjoyed adventuring […]

view the post »

Somewhere between nonstop texting in high school and moving in together, Hailey and Kimia fell in love. As lovers of the outdoors, the couple of over 10 years got engaged in Zion, laying in a hammock — “Kimia loves her hammock,” jokes Hailey — with a slide puzzle that Kimia had to solve.   It […]

view the post »

Frank and Connor were engaged during an epic double surprise proposal weekend at a winery in Napa, California last year. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, they were not able to celebrate this special occasion with their friends and family as they would have liked. One of the most incredible things about celebrating and showcasing LGBTQ+ […]

view the post »

Carly & Matt   Carly and Matt wanted a vintage-inspired engagement shoot that reflected their style and creative personalities. A costume change or two (or three) never hurts either! Please enjoy this colorful and creative engagement shoot at The Ebell of Los Angeles planned and design by Anything But Gray Events with photos by Miki […]

view the post »

While, in theory, they are optional, this colorful wedding expert is here to tell you why engagement photos are a MUST for every soonly-wed couple! Plus, who doesn’t want some gorgeous, edited, professional photos of themselves to keep forever and ever!? #5 – Tell YOUR story! F*ck it! Why not tell the unique story of […]

view the post »

As the backdrop for Robyn and Sven’s ‘Vintage Shanghai meets Art Deco’ engagement photoshoot, The Oviatt Penthouse embodies the glam and glitz of Art Deco excellence.  These video game designers, artists, and graphic novel enthusiasts travel back in time to meet somewhere in an alternative universe, at the intersection of their cultures and creative outlets […]

view the post »

Featured in Green Wedding Shoes.  Planned and designed from top to bottom with love by our team at Anything But Gray Events, this celestial celebration of Queer Love was as unique as the couple it represented. Hiring an LGBTQIA+-affirming vendor team was incredibly important to the couple. Giving back to not only inclusive, small businesses, […]

view the post »

Welcome to this Colorful Fusion of Love and Heritage: An Unforgettable Wedding at Rancho Las Lomas. As a wedding planner and designer, I have had the pleasure of creating countless beautiful celebrations, but Hailey and Kimia’s wedding at Rancho Las Lomas in Orange County, California, holds a special place in my heart. After knowing these […]

view the post »

follow along on the 'gram

The all access pass to the happenings @anythingbutgrayevents

©ANYTHING BUT GRAY EVENTS | designed by rachael earl

thank you!

Sign up with your email address to receive news, updates, and freebies!

want more goodies?

find your way around