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Modern, Stylish, Boho

Micro Wedding

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Mariah and Reggie’s wedding was a mix of modern boho and fun. Mariah loves pampas grass and knew she wanted that as the focal point. They had a huge pampas arrangements at the alter and as a hanging arrangement and it sure was a wow! They didn’t want to go too over board, so they kept the bridesmaid and groomsmen attire modern and clean. 

Their reception had some corky boho decor which highlighted her personality. Their cake was such a fun twist. Very corky and bright colors! Mariah swears it tasted amazing!!!

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bride with bridesmaids and bouquets

Although Mariah & Reggie were able to keep their original wedding date, COVID did affect their wedding planning.  Coasterra was outdoors and accommodating while at the same time, being really careful with making sure there was a set seating chart so households that were not living together were 6 feet apart.  Their original reception site closed so they found an alternative, but had to cut their guest list in half.  As with all catering these days, buffets with people serving themselves are no longer an option. And of course there was plenty of hand sanitizer everywhere and mask wearing guidelines.

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father of the bride, bride and groom

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Mariah’s advice for planning a wedding during a pandemic, “Do what is best for you and your family! If you have family that you really really want/need to be there, but are high risk for COVID then Yes postpone. Most of my family agreed to the date and some did not because of COVID because they were unsure. However, those people did not stop me. Not saying I did’t care about them. I just knew that I wanted to get it done. I didn’t care if it was a small wedding or big. If you are fine with some people not coming and want to keep the wedding this year, then do it! That’s what I did. I knew lots of people would not want to come. I still had so many people there. I invited 65 people and 57 people showed up.”

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Ceremony Venue: Coasterra

Reception Venue: SpaceCase Studios

Photographer: Genesis Imagery Photography

Coordinator: Events By B+D

Florist:  Green Fresh Florals

Rentals:  Cedar & Pine Events 

Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from Prevue Formal and Bridal

Menswear: Black Tux  

Bridal Beauty: Timas Beauty Bar 

Catering: Pyramid Bistro 

Invitations: Folk Street Co. 

Entertainment:  MY DJs

Officiant: 2 Wed 4 Life

Videography: Tony J Productions

Dreamy desert chic same sex wedding 

two grooms, desert wedding

About the Venue: La Quinta Resort & Club, LaQuinta, CA
For a ceremony by a waterfall, an intimate reception, or extravagant banquet, the stunning layout at La Quinta Resort & Club offers amazing locations for your wedding. The palm tree framed property is accentuated by colorful flowers, fragrant citrus trees, and sparkling pools. The spectacle of the Santa Rosa Mountains will offer the perfect backdrop to your romantic gathering.

Get more inspiration from this styled shoot on our website.

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Planner and Designer: Winner Circle Events

Photography: Honey Photographs

Venue, Catering/ Signature Drinks: La Quinta Resort & Club

Florals: Los Angeles Floral Couture

Escort Wall: Something Special Backdrops

Signage: Janet Morrin Designs

Paper Goods: Dulce Muse Designs

Tabletop Rentals: Catalog Atelier Rentals

Rentals: Modern Relics

Linens:  Anar Party Rentals

Cake and Desserts: Exquisite Desserts

Donuts: Krispy Kreme

Tux Rentals: Friar Tux

Jewelry: Raw by Olivia Mar

Models: Weston & Nolan

A beautiful blend of the groom’s Jewish traditions and the bride’s Mexican and Catholic traditions beginning with the outdoor ceremony set under a gorgeous chuppah.

bride and groom

The fun got started at cocktail hour under bistro lights on the patio. Afterwards, guests were amazed by the beauty and ambience of The Prado Grand Ballroom. Later the entire room joined in on dancing the Hora. The evening ended with a surprise late night snack of churros and a Mexican coffee station.

Get more inspiration from this real wedding on our website.

Venue: The Prado at Balboa Park

Photographer: Amy Millard Creative Studio

Coordinator: Monarch Weddings

Florist: Splendid Sentiments 

Rentals: APR Boutique Event Rentals; Cheri’s Vintage Table 

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental; Luxe Linens

Bridal Gown: Lovely Bride 

Menswear: The Black Tux 

Jewelry: Brent L. Miller Jewelers & Goldsmiths 

Bridal Beauty: So. Cal Hair & Makeup

Cake/ Dessert: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.; Churros El Tigre 

Invitations: Minted

Entertainment: Republic of Music  

Photo Booth: A Little Scene

Officiant: Rabbi Ian

Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tours; Highline Charter

Other: Brilliant Event and Wedding Lighting

Consider getting a custom suit for your wedding, not only will you be walking down the aisle in style, it will have a very special place in your heart each time you wear it.

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Call me old fashion, but I love nothing more than to see a man in a nicely tailored suit. We sat down with John Park, CEO and Founder of Zeglio Custom Clothiers, and talked about my love for a dapper gentleman. I feel as does he, a nicely dressed man exudes confidence, strength and power when wearing a suit. Take a look for yourself, his posture is a little taller and his smirk a bit larger when your guy dresses up, especially when wearing a fine suit. You don’t necessarily need a dozen but a few of top quality suits would be a wise investment and always a great gift idea.

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I know many businesses have gone to a more casual look, but be your own person, give yourself a daily boost of confidence and style with a more professional look.

Not all suits are created equally- Zeglio is known for their classy and top of the line designs, fabrics and tailoring.

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The Four Most Important elements of a custom suit.

  1. The Fit– Brand doesn’t matter what so ever if the garment doesn’t fit you perfectly

  2. The Proportions– Part of the aesthetics and science of design, is giving your face and body a balanced look.( i.e. lapel width, 1st button location, length etc.)

  3. Quality of Construction– This speaks for itself and what makes it custom and unique.

  4. The Design– This element should make a statement about you, and make you feel confident wearing it. Look at personalizing the lining and selecting fabrics that talk to you.

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How to purchase a custom suit.

♦ Call and Book an Appointment

♦ Decide on the different design elements, fabrics, type, details desired.

♦ 1st Fitting where you are measured, assess your posture and proportions, and try on several styles to see what looks best on your frame. Listen to the experts!

♦ Baste Fitting, where the suit is unfinished and adjusted on your body.

♦ Final Fitting where final adjustments are made to assure the perfect fit.

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** Expect to pay for a custom suit $1500-$5000, but in my book, worth every penny. I would love to see more handsome men wearing their confidence in a suit on a daily basis.

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men in custom suits

Menswear: Zeglio Custom Clothier

Photographer: Honey Photographs

Venue: Ethereal Gardens

Coordinator, designer & stylists: Angel Tan

Hair: 1904 Men’s Refinery

Choosing a tux might just be the easiest wedding-related decision you’ll make. After all, it’s hard to go wrong with a suit that has changed so modestly in the past 120 years. In fact, if you compare today’s tuxedo with the one your father wore at his wedding, you’ll likely see only slight variations (provided dad didn’t wear a ruffled shirt). The single-breasted notch lapel tuxedo, is a classic look that never goes out of style. Searching for your own take on the traditional tux? From ties and vests to buttons and shoes, here’s the straight talk on your options, along with styles that best suit your groom’s silhouette.


When it comes to ties there’s standard, and then there’s spectacular. While the classic bow tie will always be a perennial favorite, there are other options for grooms who choose to venture outside the norm.

One of the most popular styles, the four-in-hand, is similar to a standard business tie. Paired with a matching full-backed vest in a subtle pattern, a four-in-hand is the top choice.


The key to a flattering tuxedo often lies in the jacket. The right one can whittle the waist, lengthen the torso, or add the appearance of broader shoulders. The most common jacket is single breasted with a shawl lapel. This look is perfect for both short and tall men with more of a stocky or husky appearance. The same jacket with a notched lapel would flatter a short, thin groom because the notch in the lapel gives the appearance of broader shoulders.

A double-breasted jacket is great for thinner men because the eyes are drawn to the two rows of buttons at
the midsection and gives the illusion of girth. With a double- breasted jacket, the shoulders can also be padded a bit to give the wearer the appearance of broader shoulders while still retaining the look of his trim waistline.



The color of your groom’s tuxedo is up to the two of you. Take into account the formality of your celebration, along with the time of day. If you’re planning an afternoon ceremony, a gray tuxedo with a stroller jacket is the standard look. A more casual celebration closer to evening might call for a white dinner jacket with black trousers and tie. A formal evening affair warrants the classic black tuxedo. Keep in mind, however, that traditions are just that and the two of you should choose the style and color that you want, no matter the time of day or the formality of the occasion.


Finally, complete the formal look with matching socks and shoes. The guys’ socks should either be the same color as their shoes, or show some personality and match the colors in your wedding, which make for some great photo ops. Nowadays men are choosing less formal shoes and also showing personality with matching “Chucks” or “Toms.” But if needed, formal shoes can be rented from your formalwear company. Styles vary from slip-on versions with a parade shine to mock wingtips in classic black.

Seductive & Sensational Mermaid Gown

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About the Venue:
The US Grant A Luxury Collection Hotel offers twenty-one different event venues for weddings of every size and style, The US Grant Hotel has hosted some of San Diego’s finest events since 1910. Each of the four distinctive ballrooms boast their own unique decor and sophisticated setting, rivaling Hollywood’s grandest sets while capturing the essence of romance in unique architectural details and crystal chandeliers sparkling from above. Let your wedding day become a chapter in the landmark hotel’s storied legacy.

Coordinator: The White Planning Company

Venue: The US Grant- A Luxury Collection Hotel

Photographer: BE Studios

Floral: Flowers Forever

Rentals: APR Rentals and BBJ Linens

Stationery: Dolldine Designs

Cake/ Desserts: Elegance on Display

Signage: Janet Morrin Designs

Gown: Here Comes the Bride

Menswear: Zeglio Custom Clothiers

Rings: Marrow Designs

Hair and MakeUp: Bre Payton Designs

Models: Karenn and Garrett

A Whimsical Tribute to the San Diego 1916 World’s Fair.

The grooms wore period appropriate tuxedos with coattails, top hat & cane. They were married by the Prado Wishing Well by their very dear best friend who had introduced them. They used an old Gaelic tradition of ‘tying the knot,’ using a rainbow cord with charms on each end.

Get more inspiration from this real wedding on our website.

Venue: The Prado at Balboa Park

Rehearsal Dinner, Guest Accommodations: The Lafayette Hotel

Jewelry: Robbins Brothers 

Cake/ Dessert: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. 

Photographer: Brant Bender Photography

Coordinator: Breezy Day Weddings

Florist: J Design Floral Design 

Menswear: The Gentlemen’s Tux Club 

Men’s Grooming: Mobile Beauty Team

Invitations: Take Note! Creations 

Entertainment: The Groove

Stunning Strapless Enzoani Gown

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Each wedding dress produced by Enzoani across several collections and hundreds of styles is custom designed and custom made. The dresses are hand-beaded, and most dresses require several hundred hours to create.

Get more inspiration from this styled shoot on our website.

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Venue: The Guild Hotel

Photographer: BE Studios

Coordinator, Planning & Design: Winner Circle Events

Bridal Gown: Here Comes the Bride

Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dressing Room San Diego

Menswear: Friar Tux Shop

Hair & Makeup: Bridal by Haydee

Florals & Rentals: Pacific Event Productions

Models: Bride and Groom: Nani & Dan

Wedding Party: Camryn, Lauren, Joseph, Derek


Anh and Dustin wanted an intimate, relaxed wedding at their home, surrounded by their families and friends. The open layout of the home was used to enhance the relaxed familial atmosphere the couple so desired. Fresh white and green floral designs, candles, and black and gold accents were used to enhance the elegance of the home and give the reception the feel they were looking dress hanging on doorbride walking down the aisle, bridal bouquet groom in tuxwedding invitationtablescape, table design, flowers, candles table seating charttablescape, table design, gold charger plates, black napkinswedding caketablescape, table design, flowers, candleswedding party

Coordinator:  Bliss Events

Florist:  Artistic Florals

Bridal Gown:  The Bustle Bridal Boutique

Rentals:  To Be Designed

Venue:  Private Residence

Photographer:  Bailey Allison Photography

Linens:  Bright Event Rentals

Catering:  The Wild Thyme Company

Cake/ Dessert:  Extraordinary Desserts

Menswear:  Tom Ford

Jewelry:  Roxbury Jewelry

Bridal Beauty:  Elena T Beauty

Invitations:  Whimsique

Entertainment:  JD Musik