Wedding reception inspiration | Planning 101 - Wedding photographer and videographer in California

Wedding reception inspiration | Planning 101

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Searching for some inspiration for you wedding day? In this post we will post some our favorite details from our favorite weddings. We hope you can take some of these ideas and incorporate them into your special day.

Rustic Urban


  • Neutral and natural colors for theme and accents.

  • Long table with a long garland centerpiece.

  • Aloe vera plants in copper cups with name tags.

  • Simple easy to read seating chart.

  • Naked two tier cake with succulents as wedding toppers.

  • Woven card basket.

  • Cupcakes as second dessert.

  • Open bar.

  • Projector displaying bride & groom’s name behind the dance floor.

Downtown Fairytale


  • Outdoor reception in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

  • Peach pink details like napkins.

  • Rooftop reception on top of Grammy Museum.

  • Museum exhibits and interactive museum lets guests have extra fun.

  • One tier cake topped with gold lettering and white roses and stems.

  • Donut wall for extra sweets.

Extravaganza of Love


  • Black, white, and gold theme.

  • indoor and outdoor reception area for maximum usage of venue.

  • Live performances- Drag queen artists and mariachi.

  • Golden circle with floral design behind sweetheart table.

  • Three tier white and gold cake with custom funko pop dolls as toppers.

  • Signs and streamers representing couples ethnic backgrounds.

Grand Ball fairytale


  • Tented outdoor reception with golden champagne theme and accents.

  • Sweetheart table with a beautiful floral design of roses and dropping flowers.

  • Classic wedding traditions like bouquet toss and garter toss.

  • Sparklers on the dance floor give that Grand fairytale feel.

  • Live entertainment: belly dancers.

  • Hanging florals and chandeliers from tent ceiling.

  • Mr. & Mrs. holder for sharpies for the guest notes.

  • Many tiered cake with golden floral designs and additional cakes.

  • Candle lit golden tables with golden silverware and glass plates.

  • Dance floor with shiny enamel and name of bride and groom.

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We are CineStory Films, a Wedding Videography and Wedding Photography company based in Los Angeles. Having Videographers and Photographers on our team, allows us to achieve great results consistently. Our approach is to get to know our couples on a personal level. Connecting with our clients allows us to tell their stories in a symbolic and unique way. The passion and experience we have, combined with our efficiency and professionalism, enables us to create timeless images and videos.

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