This venue, nestled in the middle of now where Temecula in Southern California, is a dream come true for rustic, remote weddings. The owners have put their amazing knack for design and hands on DIY into make this spot a true jem.
Still talking about the wedding of Alyssa & Collin who got married in the middle of a California Redwood Forest and camped, yes camped, as well. (That's right. The bride got ready at a campsite!) For all those rustic, bohemian dreamers Camp Campbel in Boulder Creek is a romantic setting with an outdoor chapel and a large green for the reception. Guests get to stay in the local town that has some amazing breakfast and dinner spots as well as a plethora of quant Air BNB rentals.
What about vendors? The bride is a wedding photographer who knew exactly whom she wanted to have on her own wedding day. Most of us came up from southern California and for the HMD crew, we brought our sound system to the woods giving the outdoor Chapple the most amazing soundtrack. Then it was a dance party all night long in the woods. Amazing to say the least
First Dance: Nothing Can Change This Love by Sam Cooke
Clip from our INSTAGRAM:
photography: Luke and Mallory
venue name: YMCA Camp Campbell, Boulder Creek, California, USA
event design & Planning: Samantha Dapper Events
florals: Shindig Chic
videography: Maio Media
catering: pies from Buttery Bakery
cake: The Sweetest Couple
rentals: Archive Rentals
furniture rentals: Alexis Party Rentals
music: Haute Mobile Disco
photo booth: The Booth Bus
Found this stunning video on the Over The Moon site from a wedding we were a part of in 2011. It was a beautiful wedding at the LA River full of color on culture. Below we have included some of our Instagram videos from the night as well. I love to see the polished videoographer and photogrophers picutes then cut to our posts of the party getting wild.
The goal is to have as little as possible, if nothing, go to the land fill. Sofia, from Zero Waste Co, believes that every event can be zero waste.
How the HUATE SOCIAL was zero waste:
- Replaced paper towels in the bathrooms with cotton
- Worked with vendors to make all trash compostable
- Used unrecyclable material for event tickets (old glow sticks, bread ties and art log cards)
- Used unrecyclable materials to make the photo booth decor (the inside of chip bags)
- Worked with Boomtown to replace all trash cans with compostable trash bags
- Replaced plastic drinking cups
Photo Cred The Gathering Season
Photos by: The Gathering Season
The first gathering of the #hautesocial was at the Boomtown Brewery in Los Angeles May 3 2017. The Gathering Season provided memories through their photo booth and capturing moments from the night.
Guest blogger and Zero Waste Co-owner Sofia Ratcovich shares one of her favorite secret destinations
If you love to watch surfers dance with the ocean, explore tide pools or just want to take a relaxing walk along the water then you will love Topanga State Beach. The best part is The Reel Inn Malibu Restaurant right across the street which welcomes all the sweaty and salty patrons after a lovely day outdoors. No pretentiousness at this celebrity hot-spot. Plus, you get to take home a set of these cute little glasses when you purchase a whole bottle of wine.
They LOVE everything about the beach as much as I do and they support community organizations in keeping it clean. They recently installed receptacles to encourage smokers to #HoldOnToYourButt andprevent those nasty cigarettes from polluting our streets and precious water. And finally, The Reel Inn saves all their corks so they get a second chance at life and can stay out of the landfill. Thanks to the Reel Inn Malibu for being so awesome and working with @ZeroWasteCo towards a world with #zerowaste.
Zero Waste Company helps companies and event coordinators to create a 100% zero waste environment.
Visit the website for more info
Brand new tasting room and huge event space:
Finally, Boomtown Brewery has opened their doors and we are happy to celebrate alongside some amazing vendors for their first week of festivities. Check out the space for your next event.
We are so excited about this review of our owners DJ Lady Sinclair & Aubrey Henderson's DJ set at the Seacrest Production event.
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Thank you to Smitten Magazine for the instagram love and reminding us about this amazing Paradise Cove wedding.
Not only is Paradise Cove and an amazing gem of Malibu, it also provides the most stunning and romantic backdrop for a California wedding. We had the pleasure of providing music and sound for the wedding now featured on Smitten Magazine blog. Click here to visit the full article and get inspired.
The Shelter Social Club does another solid for us Southern Californians who love to day trip. In the heart of Santa Barbara is a tasty little Indonesian kitchen serving dishes inspired by what the local farms have to offer. Just google search images of the food and cocktails and you might find yourself planning a trip to S.B. ASAP.
Get to know the menu : www.samasamakitchen.com
Also offering a quaint outdoor space for weddings and private events.
As inspired by...
...Lauren & August's amazingly beautiful wedding who's backdrop was the ever dreamy Palm Springs and its ancient cacti.
...the historical Smoke Tree Ranch
Jacqueline Suskin and her Poem Store
It was so breathtaking to arrive at such a beautiful compound in the middle of Palm Springs. As guests arrive, they were greeted with not only champagne (ps. despite what anyone says, this is a great way to start a wedding ceremony) and stunning cactus gardens, but also the romance of poetry. Jacqueline sits at a wooden table with an old typewriter and a piece of paper. Give her a subjest and she will create a memory for your guests to take home.
What makes this vendor unique?
Suskin is a natural beauty with a sense of style. Along with giving your guests something to walk away with, she creates a beautiful scene, with the vintage typewriter and trinkets, which sets the mode.
HMD is so lucky to have the opportunity to work at some of the most amazing spots around the world. Here is a short list of some of our favorites venues we had the pleasure to work at in 2015.
1. Pioneer Town
2. Marfa Texas
3. Los Angeles
4. Santa Yenez
5. Los Angeles
This past week we had a chance to DJ at the new Millwick in downtown LA. Not only is the soundsystem amazing the space is a dream. I was first impressed by the indoor gardens. There is literally a forest around the dance floor. The event was Droga5's annual dinner honoring the top 50 creatives in the advertising industry. My favorite #girlboss Sofia Amoruso was there amongst others top cats. We have a wedding coming up there which I am excited about because the courtyard is perfect for a cozy ceremony. The Millwick gets our thumbs up.
Check out their website for more information: marvimon.com/millwick
Images and music from Heather & Cheyne's Tuscan inspired wedding in a southern California winery...
Beautiful! Pre-ceremony style at the Misty and Tim wedding in Malibu’s the Calamigos Ranch.