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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. 

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Tijuana meets Joshua Tree Our Dia de Los Muertos styled shoot Read has been featured on Green Wedding Shoes! Tucked away in Shadow Hills California, just 15 mins from the Burbank Airport, is a new (but vintage) event venue that is a mix between Joshua Tree and a Tijuana all rolling into one, fantastic package! […]

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Tapia Brothers – October 2019 What do you get when you mix a family-owned pumpkin patch, a bunch of creative entrepreneurs and the topic of time management? If you are Tuesdays Together Los Angeles San Fernando Valley Chapter, you get a whole lot of community, fun, and education all rolled into a “gourd-geous” afternoon. My […]

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Tucked away right off of Wilshire Boulevard in The Miracle Mile district is The Ebell of Los Angeles. With three levels and 75,000 square feet, this Renaissance-inspired structure is a noted architectural treasure and a registered National Historic Landmark. Photos by Aurelia D’ Amore Photography This philanthropic, educational and social club was built by women […]

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It’s not often we get a wedding inquiry from a couple who wants to get married in a bar in just 19 days. Yes, I said 19 days! When you are as cool as Kaitlin and Lars, a destination brunch wedding planned in 19 days at your favorite DTLA bar is just right! Using my […]

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The Southern California chapter of Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) hosted a design challenge that evoked the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Check out more about this event on Biz Bash: https://www.bizbash.com/social-events/media-gallery/21069989/wedding-and-event-design-ideas-from-every-decade WIPA Design Challenge 2019 “As the lines continue to blur between event design for weddings and corporate gatherings, more and more […]

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Recently, Reptactular Ranch an event space in Sylmar, welcomed Tuesdays Together Los Angeles (SFV Chapter), a networking group for creatives and entrepreneurs for an afternoon of networking and education. Tuesdays Together member and Los Angeles photography, Aurelia D’Amore Photography was there to capture all the fun! Bolen High, SEO expert, speaker, and owner of High […]

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The power of Joshua Tree is luring city couples to take a trek into this desert unknown and experience all that California’s landscape has to offer. Is a Joshua Tree wedding in your future? The Couple From start to finish Keri and John’s Joshua Tree wedding was full of personality and whimsy, just like the […]

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The backlot at Sony Studios in Culver City was the ideal backdrop for a Hollywood Glam launch party celebrating BBJ Linen’s latest collection. Anything But Gray Events couldn’t wait to add it’s colorful handprint on this vintage classic! Sony Studios One of the main attractions on the Sony Studios backlot is their iconic marquee sign […]

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Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Hollywood up the 101 North freeway is The Garland. Tucked away in Studio City, this colorfully retro gem is central to the hip and trendy restaurants, sights, and Universal Studios! Join Anything But Gray Events as we tour this iconic hotel and event space. As a wedding […]

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From Family Business to Female Business Any time I hear the phrase “Family Business” uttered aloud, the theme song to ‘The Godfather’ soundtrack slowly starts to flood my ears; the violins getting louder and louder with piercing crescendo. Visions of professionally handsome, mustachioed men come to light. These immaculately tailored three-piece suit shadows clutter the […]

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