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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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Featured in Love Inc. Magazine. Update: It is with great sadness that we share that our beautiful bride Beth passed away on June 2, 2024, just shy of 4 months after their wedding celebration. There is something poetic, fitting as Beth as she was a writer, and poetry was a focus of their wedding celebration, […]

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  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 […]

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Embrace the Beauty of Compromise: No Wedding Venue Will Have It All Photo by Mary Costa Photography at Valentine. Let’s talk about wedding venues! As a colorful maximalist Los Angeles wedding planner, I understand the desire to find the perfect wedding venue that fulfills all your dreams. However, it’s important to acknowledge that no venue […]

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A story of joy, acceptance, and universal love, Bono and Joel bring their unique personalities and combined interests to this one-of-a-kind, Panda meets Lego wedding celebration at Millwick in downtown Los Angeles planned and designed by Anything But Gray Events and featured in Love Inc. Magazine. The Couple Photos: Danforth Neal Photography   Both hailing […]

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When Broadway meets Hollywood Historical Glam, there is always room for a costume change (or two!) The Couple Next time you find yourself in Las Vegas, stop by Showboy Bakeshop for a sweet treat and to meet Stephen and Jared. The grooms met while working in the entertainment industry in Las Vegas, where they live. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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+ […]

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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 […]

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