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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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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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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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The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history. Did you know that this space is available for private events? Corporate, social, non-profit, or weddings, The Natural History […]

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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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Colorado natives, Shannon and Jon wanted an outdoor wedding that showcased their unique personalities, love of nature and creative spirits in a destination location that was close to their families. Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena California is a hidden gem that set the scene for their whimsical, wedding celebration. The Couple: Shannon is an […]

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Beauty blogger Chia Habte and Rapper-Comedian Tim Delaghetto wanted a Non-Traditional yet Classically Elegant Wedding in Sunny California that would incorporate their unique cultures and big personalities! The palm tree soaked Bel Air Bay Club was the perfect beach lined backdrop for this larger than life creative couple! Enjoy these gorgeous sneak peek images from […]

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Check out Gloria Mesa Photography interviewing Holly Gray of Anything But Gray Events at Ruby Street in Highland Park. Click here for the full interview.  Thank you to Sergio Colchado of Sergio Anthony Films for capturing this fun and informative gab session while filling viewers in on all the beautiful spaces that make up Ruby Street! I […]

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been featured on Green Wedding Shoes again! This time, they’ve decided to feature my colorful, retro-inspired wedding at LA’s most unique new venue, The Ruby Street, which was originally built as a church many moons ago, in 1895! It’s a charming building with lots or character, making it the perfect venue for brides looking for something different!

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