| Dec 3, 2012
| 2:33 PM
After the U.S. Supreme Court did not make a decision Monday on whether to take up the issue of same-sex marriage in California, local wedding planners say one thing is certain: There will be more delays....
| Mar 18, 2012
In sunny Southern California, many couples dream of a seaside wedding. But if you’re considering swapping the blue for green — as is “garden” — in honor of St. Patrick’s Day weekend, we’re spilling the beans on L....
| Mar 24, 2012
| 2:42 PM
This is Thailand, where ancient tradition, modern chic and a passion for perfection create magical weddings and honeymoons. Toast to love on a skyscraper rooftop, share vows at a golden shrine and cuddle in a glass-enclosed boudoir that seems to float...
| Jan 12, 2012
It's not often that you see a picture of an author swigging from a flask in a cookbook, but that's exactly what Evan George, one-half of the L.A.-based food blogging duo known as Hot Knives, is doing on the back cover of the pair's new vegetarian...
| May 13, 2012
Flowers are an essential element in nuptial ceremonies and have been for centuries — either for their sheer beauty, to help ward off evil spirits or to simply act as a good luck talisman for the bride and groom. Today, floral designers and event...
| Jun 2, 2012
First published on July 31, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You could spend a solid year sniffing out cool spots for travelers in Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu -- scores of hotels, hundreds of restaurants and bars, more...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Fantasizing about someday having a Cinderella wedding is as much about the fairy-tale dress, horse and carriage, and castle as it is about the prince. Not everyone dreams of a castle, though. There are just as many who fancy a tropical island, a rocky...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Dark Harbor returns in October with a new haunted maze and a motley crew of morbid characters inspired by ghost stories from the Queen Mary’s haunted history.
> Photos: Dark Harbor haunted mazes at the Queen Mary
The Dark Harbor haunted event...
| Oct 28, 2012
The ring's been placed on the finger, the families have been called and the Facebook statuses have been updated. Now what? How exactly do couples begin to plan a wedding?
"First, you should kind of have a blueprint, and the blueprint starts with how many...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Want to party at Jim Morrison’s former pad or do a photo shoot at the “Entourage” house? A new Santa Monica tech start-up can hook you up.
Online event booking site Eventup, which launched Tuesday, helps users search for and book...
| May 13, 2012
In Los Angeles, red carpet treatment is not just for celebrities. Here, mere mortals can find specialists — medical concierges, cat whisperers, image consultants — for almost everything.
And that includes experts who are hired to help...