Lakewood husband-and-wife wedding team receive prestigious award


Lakewood team Michael and Marni Farmer are pleased to announce that they have been selected as 2017 winners in The Knot Best of Weddings. Michael is owner and lead photographer of Michael Farmer Photography, and Marni is owner of So Smitten Special Events. The couple live in Lakewood, and are members of the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

Marni says, “Lakewood is a wonderful city to raise our family and run our business. For the business, we are centrally located between Orange County and Los Angeles, meaning we can easily travel all over Southern California for weddings and events. As a family, we love our neighbors, our neighborhood park, and the shopping and restaurants within walking distance of our home.”

The Knot Best of Weddings is an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace. This is the second year So Smitten Special Event has been selected for the award, and fifth for Michael Farmer Photography. Last year, Michael was inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame for winning the award so many years in a row.

To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews across the various vendor categories—planners, venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding. “We are so honored to be chosen for this prestigious award in the wedding industry,” said Marni Farmer. “Michael and I love what we do. We have the pleasure of meeting new people, and planning and capturing the best day of their lives. We get to go to parties for a living! It doesn’t get much better than that.”

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit

For more information Michael Farmer Photography and So Smitten Special events visit or call 805-748-8636.