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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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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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Ever wonder what it’s like to walk through an empty museum? Join me and Aurelia D’Amore Photography as we take a behind the scenes look at the out of this world (and galaxy) event spaces at the California Science Center. The California Science Center, conveniently located in the heart of Exposition Park, just south of […]

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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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While searching for a wedding dress can be stressful for the bride, searching for a Mother of the Bride (or Mother of the Groom) dress can be equally as stressful for Moms! Finding dresses that are flattering to shape, personal style + the wedding formality is key. Our incredible vendor team put together an incredibly helpful […]

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Here are my go to tips, tricks, and vendors to create an easy Cinco De Mayo party at home! Thank you to Aurelia D’Amore Photography for capturing all our colorful fun! You can’t go wrong with some colorful florals. This arrangement from Mulberry Row in Studio City, California is full of texture and whimsy. If […]

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Anything But Gray Events is here to help you with Wedding planning during Coronavirus and beyond! To start off, let’s all take a deep, collective breath. Our world as we know it is struggling right now in the midst of the Coronavirus. It might be cold comfort to hear, but you are not alone in […]

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Get in the know by asking the questions that a professional wedding planner asks. Grab a pen and paper because here are my top 80 questions to ask your wedding venue BEFORE you book! Most engaged couples start out blindly touring wedding venues. As a seasoned Wedding Planner and Designer, I love asking ALL the […]

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