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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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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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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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Right in time for Valentine’s Day, Green Wedding Shoes has showcased our I Love Lucy inspired wedding shoot! When you close your eyes and think fondly about the original husband and wife duo that filled our hearts with so much love, it’s all about, ” I Love Lucy”. The antics of two people who love […]

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  Close your eyes. Imagine you are fourteen years old again and it’s the first day of 9th grade. Take all that in for just a second. You are panic sweating yet? A LONELY ISLAND You’re holding a tray full of what they are calling “Monday’s Beefy Macaroni”. Alongside, a red jello cup and cardboard […]

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