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Katie and Jason’s wedding had a  rustic elegance vibe. Their ceremony and reception had a sparkling lake, majestic oak trees with twinkling lights to say ‘I Do’ under and a gorgeous reception pavilion with chiffon draped ceilings and a Swarovski crystal chandelier. Highlighted by a color palette with gold, blush and gray with wooden elements such as farm tables and church pews for ceremony seating. Add in lace details like the runners, golden tabletop dinnerware and beautiful florals and you have an absolutely stunning wedding.

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Coordinator: Michelle Garibay Events

Photographer: Leah Marie Photography

Venue: Los Willows Private Wedding & Event Estate  

Florist: Soirée Design & Events

Rentals: Madam Palooza

Linens: Luxe Linens

Catering: Isaac’s Catering

Cake/ Dessert: Sugar Divaz Dessert Boutique

Bridal Gown: The White Flower Bridal Boutique

Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse

Bridal Beauty: Makeup by Shelby

Invitations: Sleepy Hedgehog Press

Entertainment: Encore Event Entertainment

Videography: Le Reve Films

Photo Booth: Captured Photo Booths

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Kati and Joey’s goal was to make their ceremony and reception as comfortable and easy as possible for everyone involved.  Guests were welcomed with champagne and a string trio prior to the ceremony. Afterwards they were directed to the terrace for passed hor d’oeuvres and cocktail hour.  For a very sentimental touch, their cake was topped with the bride’s grandparent’s cake topper from the 1940’s.

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Photographer:  Spotlight Studios

Venue, Catering & Cake:  Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Florist:  Four Seasons Flowers

Bridal Gown:  Demitrios Bride

Bridal Beauty:  Anchor Artistry

Invitations:  Wedding Paper Divas

Entertainment:  Caprice Strings

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Mariangela and Jayil loved showing their guest beautiful San Diego with friends and family flying in from all over the U.S. and the world. They also shared their love of their countries, Puerto Rico and Venezuela’s traditions through a lot of dancing, great food and Dulce de Leche and passion fruit cake to celebrate the amazing day.

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Photographer: Bob Hoffman Photography & Video

Catering & Linens: Continental Catering

Venue: ZLAC Rowing Club

Coordinator: Adore Wedding Design

Rentals: ZLAC Rowing Club; Continental Catering; Draping: Best Rentals

Cake/ Dessert: Azúcar

Bridal Gown: D’Royal Bride  

Menswear: Ted Baker

Jewelry: Kay Jewelers

Bridal Beauty: Mobile Beauty Team

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Entertainment: Serrano Musica; SGM Events

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Brooke and Rick knew that they wanted to have an intimate affair with their closest friends and family. They had only recently moved to California and wanted to make sure they gave their East coast guests the full California experience, while still having a pretty traditional wedding. The had a soft palette with shades of blues for their attendants with lots of white florals, greenery and some gold accents. And while it was the hottest weekend of the Summer in San Diego, it was a beautiful outdoor California wedding surrounded their closest friends and family!

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Florist: Studio Fleurish

Cake/ Dessert: Flour Power Cakery

Bridal Gown: Here Comes the Bride

Venue: Darlington House  

Photographer: Natalie Schutt Photography

Coordinator: Stecklair Event Co.

Rentals: Stecklair Event Co.

Catering: The Abbey Catering

Menswear: Macy’s

Jewelry: The Diamond Connection

Bridal Beauty: Jessica Tyransky Hair and Makeup

Invitations: La Bohemme Paper Co.

Entertainment: Brannan Entertainment

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On their first International trip touring Europe they got engaged in front of the glass pyramid at the Louvre de Musse in Paris. Highlighting their love of travel they incorporated elements from around the globe. Custom engraved wood watches from San Diego, Wood cuff links with coordinates of the wedding venue and wood bow ties from the Ukraine, and marble earrings from Australia.

Having recently moved from Colorado to California most of their guests were traveling from out of state. In order to provide them with a relaxing, enjoyable and fun weekend they rented a 24,000 square foot house in wine country for their accommodations. They were able to have the rehearsal dinner there and it was the hub of family and fun.

As a wedding and special events coordinator at Wiens Family Cellars Irena relied on her personal experience and creativity to have fun with the wedding theme. Instead of choosing a color theme they opted to focus on textures like wood, copper, and marble.

Having lived in Colorado they love the outdoors and have an appreciation for the beauty of nature. Instead of flowers they chose to use greenery with an over grown look.

The wood elements were used in custom engraved watches and cufflinks for the groomsmen. Irena personally designed Colby’s rosewood band with a world map burned on the inside honoring their love of travel and adventure.

Copper elements began with inspiration from Colby who designed Irena’s ring using copper, and rose gold, it features an inverted split shank and a halo that surrounds a light pink morganite stone. Irena wore a rose gold back drop necklace to accentuate the low back of her dress. Their cake cutter and toasting flutes, as well as the copper wire wrapped boutonnières added a nice touch of copper as well. They also did a full copper world map on the top tier wedding cake.

Touches of marble were incorporated in the bottom layer of the cake, custom designed stationary, and marbled scarves for the mothers gifts and bridesmaids jewelry.

Their love of travel was captured in their clear glass globe guestbook, full copper world map on the top tier of our cake, and their food! Colby spent several months in the Andalusia region of Spain and it was the inspiration for their custom menu full of incredible Spanish tapas. They also chose to spend their Honeymoon in Spain exploring Barcelona, Sevilla and Majorca.

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Venue: Wiens Family Cellars

Photographer: Leah Marie Photography

Florist: Sweet Pea Floral Creations

Rentals: Rustic Events; Gonzalez Productions and Rentals

Linens: Allie’s Party Rental

Catering: Vineyard Gourmet Catering

Cake/ Dessert: Laura Marie’s

Menswear: Express

Jewelry: Simply Wood Rings; Irelia Fine Jewelry  

Bridal Beauty: Sandra Michelle Artistry

Entertainment: Sterling Productions, Dustin Jake

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Charlene and Enrique pulled together as many elements as possible to reflect who they are as a couple. They were over 2,000 origami paper cranes to celebrate the bride’s Japanese heritage, several nods to their love of Disneyland, and even their cake had a Golden Gate bridge to celebrate San Francisco, where they met, dated and got engaged. Overall it still had a classic elegance achieved by lush florals and a romantic color palette.

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Photographer: Plum & Oak Photo
Venue: Wilson Creek Winery
Florist: Soirée Design & Events
Rentals: Madam Palooza
Linens: Signature Party Rentals
Cake: BoCakes Bakery
Bridal Gown: Panache Bridal
Menswear: Macy’s
Bridal Beauty: Sandra Michelle Artistry
Calligraphy: Pirouette Paper
Graphics & Font: Creative Market

Finding the love of your life is worth the wait and when Yevette and Louis met it was love at first sight for both of them. Their wedding represented their be happy and joyous love for each other. Family and friends enjoyed a unique weekend celebrating their love and happiness.

Catering: E.A.T Marketplace & Catering 

Menswear: Friar Tux Shop

Venue: BeHappy Living Estate

Photographer: Jake Grove Photo

Florist: Murrieta V.I.P. Florist

Linens: Abbey Party Rentals

Bridal Gown: Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Jewelry: Jacob K. Fine Jewelry

Bridal Beauty: Salon 839; The Studio by Vanity; Alura Polese

Invitations: Brides Babe

Entertainment: Zach Sellers


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As luck would have it, San Diego’s “May gray” decided to clear for the weekend and Carlie and Keith had spectacular views of the bay and skyline that provided the perfect backdrop for their wedding. To complement Bali Hai’s vibe, they went with a tropical theme, accented with pineapples, a symbol of “friendship and welcome”.

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Venue & Catering: Bali Hai Restaurant
Florist: Flowers of Point Loma
Wedding Cake: The French Gourmet


Coordinator: WED
Linens: Patty’s Linen Rentals
Bridal Gown; Magnolia Bridal Boutique
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Jewelry: David Levi & Sons Jeweler
Bridal Beauty: Thorne Artistry
Invitations: Mospens Studio
Entertainment: Ryan Miller Music
Photo booth: SD Photo Booth
Photographer & Video:

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3/18/2016 | Moniker Warehouse

Steph and Scott had a wedding that was so perfectly them. Scott designed the invitations, Steph did the flowers and succulents and the event design. The finished event was intimate, fun, stylish, and rock and roll, just like them!

Location: Moniker Warehouse
Photography: Chris Wojdak Photography
Videography: Aqua Vivus Productions
Rentals: CC Vintage Rentals / K&J Rentals
Entertainment: Dancing DJ Productions
Coordinator: Events by KK
Makeup: Salon Bordeaux
Cake: Twin Treats

6/3/2017 | Vista Valley Country Club

Bree & Steve had their wedding at the gorgeous Vista Valley Country Club. They had their first non-look before the ceremony, pretty much going near each other without seeing one another. Talk about keeping it traditional and saving their first look for the aisle but also mixing in the modern first look before the ceremony, so clever! The celebration finished with stunning sparkler shots and a gorgeous sparkler grand exit.

Photography: Bob Hoffman Photography & Video
Entertainment: Choice Entertainment
Cake: Cute Cakes / Heavenly Cupcake

8/18/2016 | Wilson Creek Winery

Jamie and Anthony met in high school and after many years they finally had their dream wedding at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, CA. Their wedding was small, intimate and memorable which was captured in their beautiful rustic theme.

Location: Wilson Creek Winery
Photography: Jennifer Demo Photography
Officiant: Your Perfect Ceremony
Gown: Alfred Angelo
Cake: Cute Cakes
Favors: Fancy Pop
Makeup: I DO Makeovers
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Entertainment: Pro Sound DJs
Rentals: Rickety Swank