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Bayfront tropical garden wedding

bride and groom walkingKelli and Clay wanted to celebrate along the San Diego bay where they could marry the open-air feel of nature with a chic and clean wedding vibe. Their enclosed garden ceremony was filled with the most joyful and personalized ceremony from Clay’s grandfather that had everyone overflowing with smiles and laughter. The couple incorporated their personalities through sweet treats like custom labeled Hershey’s Kisses, a sweet painting of their beloved furry family member Frankie, and powerful song choices like “All For You” by OAR and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder.

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These two were in sync every step of the day. From their vows where they each mentioned Kelli’s very okay obsession with Taco Bell to how they got the epic reception dance party started with glow batons! You never saw them sitting down for too long, instead they spent time truly being present with their guests making joyous memories all night long.

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Venue:  The Dana on Mission Bay

Photographer: Muse Moments Photography

Coordinator: Kindred Weddings and Events

Florist: Ruby Bloom Floral Designs 

Rentals:  Cedar + Pine Rentals

Bridal Gown:  Robert Bullock Bride from Blush Bridal Couture

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Shoes

Menswear:  Mens Warehouse

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Lulus

Matching Robes: Lamariee New York

Bridal Beauty: Taylor Haupt Makeup

Cake/ Dessert:  Baby Cakes San Diego

Invitations: Minted

Entertainment & Photobooth:  Diamond DJs Entertainment

Etched Flasks: Tooned Up Gifts

Wedding Submission Service: Published + Pretty


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Rosemary and Kyle’s first date was at The Prado and they returned every year after that to throw a penny in the wishing well. We can only guess what they wished for, because they got married right in front of that well. They envisioned a fairytale wedding, from the gown to the wishing well. Everything came together and they had the wedding their pennies had wished for!

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Venue:  The Prado at Balboa Park

Bridal Gown:  The Bustle Bridal Boutique

Photographer:  Live Your Life Photography

Coordinator:  Breezy Day Weddings

Florist:  Bridget’s Blooms

Cake/ Dessert:  Cute Cakes

Menswear:  Men’s Wearhouse

Jewelry:  Diamonds Forever

Bridal Beauty:  HMH Beauty

Entertainment:  Sound Prodigy

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Dan and Olivia are from different cultures and wanted their wedding to highlight their very different cultures and their love. The bilingual Catholic mass ceremony set the tone for the evening. The reception that included a mariachi trio, a taco truck and a Mexican candy table for their guest. Followed up with bilingual speeches by their wedding party. They feel that their wedding truly demonstrated their relaxed, family-oriented personalities, and their love to each other.

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Photographer: Eisenhower Photography

Bridal Gown: Here Comes the Bride

Menswear: Friar Tux

Jewelry: Robbins Brothers  

Bridal Beauty: Bridal by Haydee

Venue: Green Gables Wedding Estate  

Florist: Rosita’s Flowers

Cake/ Dessert: Maggie’s Cake Shop

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Entertainment: Los Rios Mariachi Fusion; My DJs


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Their goal was to create a wedding that was memorable, fun and unique. Instead of the traditional unity candle, the chose to do a beer ceremony making a black and Tan.  Guiness symbolizing Amanda & Harp for Cody, coming together to form a perfect union.

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Venue:  The Westgate Hotel

Photographer:  Ian Andrew Photography

Florist:  Urban Garden Floral & Event Design

Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals

Linens:  BBJ Linens; Classic Party Rental

Catering: The Westgate Hotel

Cake/ Dessert:  Sweet As Bliss

Bridal Gown:  David’s Bridal

Menswear:  The Black Tux

Jewelry:  Danny Levy Fine Gems

Bridal Beauty:  Jessica Tyransky Hair & Makeup

Invitations:  Bliss & Bone

Entertainment:  Pro Motion Entertainment

Videography:  Bright Glare Pictures

Other:  Not My Dish

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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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The bride is originally from Northern California and the groom from New York, so the majority of their guests were from out of town and their wedding was a way to thank them for coming from all over to celebrate with them.  They had a whimsical garden wedding with a gazebo draped in greenery and florals, a rose petal filled aisle and a harpist to set the tone for their ceremony. They created a San Diego inspired menu for dinner with local craft beers and treated their guests to The Baked Bear where they could create their own ice cream sandwiches.

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Videography: Bob Hoffman Photography & Video

Venue: Twin Oaks House & Gardens  

Photographer: Mason & Megan Photography

Florist: Bluebell Florals

Cake/ Dessert: Baked Bear

Bridal Gown: The White Flower Bridal Boutique

Menswear: Nordstrom; Men’s Wearhouse

Jewelry: David & Son’s; Susie Fox Jewelry  

Bridal Beauty: Knight & Veil

Invitations: Minted

Entertainment: Harpist Sheila Jaffe; Music Phreek

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Brianna and Matt had a romantic, yet fairly casual wedding with a memorable ceremony and a fun party afterwards for all their family and friends to enjoy.  For a fun personal touch, since they met on a dating app, Brianna’s mom made a “Tinder Frame” for guest to take photos in!

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Venue:  Bernardo Winery

Photographer:  Holly Ireland Photography  

Florist:  Hartworks Floral Design

Catering & Linens:  Encore Catering & Events  

Cake/ Dessert:  Cute Cakes

Bridal Gown:  Lady in Lace

Menswear:  Men’s Wearhouse

Bridal Beauty:  Lindsay Ann Makeup

Entertainment:  Sunset Mobile Music

This styled shoot brought together glamour in countryside in a way that is fit for a couple that is looking for that sophisticated and natural touch. We wanted to highlight this beautiful space with details of gold, soft colors, and draped fabric. We filled the venue with gorgeous flowers and berries that create that fresh garden feeling. The bride and groom radiated grace, style, and love. These details came together to create a romantic and elegant ambiance in the midst of the vines. We loved putting together every detail of this shoot and hope you enjoy the photos attached.

It features a bride with a simple yet elegant style. Tones of blush, mauves and greens were the backdrop for many of our scenes. This bride is artistic and a tad glamours, wanting to remember every aspect of her day. We added a little touch of  her love of art with geometric shapes. We needed to add in quiet moments for her and her new groom in the vines at sunset. The movement and simplicity of the reception gown was perfect for a dance in the barrel room with her groom.  We hope to inspire the heartfelt bride who wants a intimate Wine country wedding but also cherishes both a touch of glamour and some of the quiet moments of the wedding day.

design team:
Location: Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Photography: Heather Anderson Photography
Coordinator: Blissfully Styled
Beauty: Beauty by Domenica
Wedding Arch: Enticing Tables
Catering: Love Cakes
Florist: Susan’s Floral Design
Rentals & Decor: Rickety Swank Vintage Rentals / Lily Oliver Vintage Rentals


A sweet treat for any wedding festivity is a Donut Wall! Candy Girl Candy Buffets has designed this colorful wall with multiple flavors. It is a great statement piece for a bridal shower or post wedding brunch!