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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.

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Behind this grey and very unassuming airplane hanger, tucked in near the Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles, California, lies thousands of memories and hundreds of years of colorful San Fernando Valley buried treasure just waiting to be discovered by YOU! Welcome to the one and only, Valley Relics Museum. A very unique and one […]

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There were so many high hopes. Full-bellied wishes, dreams, and expectations. 2020 was going to be the year. It was to be the roaring twenties incarnate. My events calendar was full, my clients were wonderful, and I was so excited about what was about the possibilities of the year. January was a bur of busy. […]

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There are two things I love during the holidays. Cooking and Eating! I teamed up with Stephanie of SDK Photo & Design and veggies from Good Life Organics to share with you one of the best latke recipes I have ever had. It’s easy to make and even easier to gobble up! Created and enjoyed […]

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Here are my 10 Not-So-Secret Vitamins for Wedding Planners. Let’s be real, as a wedding planner, the day AFTER the wedding day is the hardest. Armed with gallons of water bedside, a few Aleve extra strength on hand, and blackout curtains you will hear me utter these words in honor of the great, Leslie Knope, […]

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2020 is the year of the small wedding! With larger weddings being restricted due to COVID-19, the rise of quality vs. quantity has come to the forefront of the wedding industry. This vibrant, micro-wedding planned and designed by Anything But Gray Events and captured by Aurelia D’Amore Photography is a whole lot of elegance and style in one small […]

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If you are anything like me, your skin and skincare routine is important to you! While there are so many wonderful beauty products on that market, here are my top 20 Best Cheap & Cheerful Skincare Must-Haves for any skin type. All these products are currently sitting next to my bathroom sink and are my […]

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Famous Neighbors If you are an LA native and this garden is looking familiar to you it’s because it the shared public space between The California Science Center and The Natural History Museum. You can read more about dinosaurs, gemstones, and special events in our behind the scenes tour of the NHMLA blog. The gardens […]

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Kiley & Matt Kiley & Matt are veterans in the world of hospitality and met while working at a hotel. When it came to their own wedding, they wanted to ditch the typical hotel vibes and run away to nature for a whimsical Winter Woodland Wedding at The Lodge at Malibou Lake. First Look As […]

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Welcome to Julie & Andy’s Drive by Baby Shower Celebration! In 2020, celebrating anything in the way we used to has been a challenge. The events industry has come to a sudden and stifling halt leaving creative entrepreneurs in a unique and obviously challenging position of pivoting how we conduct even the simplest of celebrations, […]

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Photography by: Visuals by Arpit This Mid-Century Modern Pan Am wedding is featured today on The Knot! As collectors of Pan Am memorabilia, Joe and Adam wanted to host a wedding inspired by the iconic airline. They included plenty of mid-century modern details, as well as actual décor from the airline and the Pan Am […]

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