Evening weddings turn so romantic once day is done, now gone the sun, and the twilight hour signals that it's time for the party to begin! But make sure you have enough lighting to take your celebration into darkness [especially if you are outside!] to inspire and wow the night! Thanks to Jamielyn Craft Photography for the great wedding photos and of course the people at SociaLights San Diego's preeminent special event lighting experts!
Lighting adds so much energy and life to an outdoor evening soiree! And this market lighting by SociaLights - San Diego's outdoor lighting experts - is just the ticket for transforming even the plainest of spaces in to a magical, romantic land [of very flattering light for your guests] with subtle bursts of light that will charm and inspire all of your guests! You can see their amazing lights in person [and meet this super social philanthropic team] at the May 20 Wedding Party EXPO!
oooh and check out SociaLights' vintage road signs for an extra fun welcome to your wedding!
If you want your photo booth to look as amazing as the rest of your wedding why not choose the most gorgeous photo booth by Fashionair with Mirror Me technology!! Mirror Me is the latest, coolest, interactive photo booth technology that all your guests will love! Why not place right this beauty right at the entrance to your wedding and capture your guests' anticipation and the love on their faces right from the get go! You can meet the super friendly Fashionair team in person (and try this baby out and see for your self how fun it is!) at the May 20 Wedding Party EXPO!
It happens to everyone in the wedding planning process... that feeling in the back of your head that there's one key element missing that, once added, will take your event up a big notch and make things more romantic, more fun, more stylish and, well, more visible! We know what it is!!! You need great lighting by SocialLights at your wedding! Indoor or Outdoor weddings rejoice! SocialLights brightens up your wedding with their super cool lighting options, check them out!
Says the team at SocialLights "We take your lighting dreams, ideas, and visions and turn them into a reality. We specialize in outdoor and indoor lighting of all shapes and sizes. Think market lighting, gobo lighting projections, wash lighting, marquee signs, light walls, uplighting, twinkle lights, Edison lights, star lanterns, light canopies, paper lanterns and whatever your imagination can dream up. We are here to make this piece of your celebration easy, fun, and above all amazing."
And one more illuminated thing about Social Lights; they give back....a lot.
All Work with no giving back makes Socialights a sad family...
Part of the SociaLights family mission is to be aware of the impact we make on this planet. We love that our jobs (and let's be real, our travels) take us to so many unique places with backdrops, often created by mother nature, that we get to enjoy. We want those backdrops to stay beautiful and help do our part to make sure they do. Over the years we've done a lot of things to see to it that our footprints as individuals, and as a team, were kept low. From the obvious - recycling, buying mostly used home goods/clothes, creating our own gardens, composting etc. To the not obvious - Ryan's been dumpster diving at grocery stores to raise food waste awareness recently.
All these efforts took a turn for the better when we found an organization that joins businesses that have the same motivations.... and so we joined 1% for the Planet. We couldn't be more proud we did.
Started by Yvon Chounaird (Patagonia), 1% for the Planet's mission is to unite businesses across the world to band together to keep this planet blue. Each year we commit to giving a certain amount of our time to volunteer for local enviremental organizations and 1% of our profits to a non profit of our choice. This year we've chosen the incredible 1to1 Movement. A local San Diego non profit dedicated to education and awareness. In addition to being a member of 1% we're also proud to have partnered with organizations like The Ronald McDonald House of San Diego to help them raise funds at their annual gala.
You know you love IKEA for every single item in your kitchen, bath, bedroom, and study but IKEA can also help you DIY the coolest most unforgettable wedding tabletops and decor for your wedding reception! Check out what their Interior Designer Emma did for this couple, wth dramatic elements, a dedicated cake area, a super inviting table for guests and a stunning, stark white palette of IKEA gems mixed with greens and nature! LOVE!
IKEA has an amazing Wedding Registry that makes it so easy for your guests, friends and family to get you what you want [with many very affordable options]. Source out tons of items for your reception that will then work for you for years to come at home! Editor's note: we already bought two of the Solig net!
Everybody still loves rustic rentals, and this fresh new wave of lighter toned and white rustic furnishings by Farm Tables & More is just the thing to take us into Spring weddings!! Farm Tables & More creates quality farm tables hand-crafted with love. And they really do, wait for it....bring more to the table!
Planning and Design: @blissproductions
We know the traditional wedding reception set up of the last 30 or 40 years has been lots of round tables, where you place people based on common interests, relationships. and even history together. But to us there’s something really special about dining “family style” at long tables at a wedding reception! Check out these gorgeous tables by Farm Tables & More, a local, family run business and one of SanDiego‘s loveliest specialty rental companies - with a fabulous inventory of nice, long, family style tables for your wedding!
And outdoor wedding comes together so beautifully with one long table!
We feel like longer tables are an extra perfect fit at a vineyard wedding!
With an inventory that will blow your mind with its vastness and selection, Classic Party Rentals is the country's largest special event rental supplier. With all their on trend magical elements, you can create any romantic ambiance you can envision at your wedding ceremony or reception.
They have lighting, candles, glassware, dishes, chairs, fabrics, furniture, tents, backdrops, tenting, staging, bars, dance floors, and many more specialty extras to give your wedding a special glow. Here are just a few of CPR's tabletop and seating items to inspire you!
In a world gone crazy for photo booths at weddings and events [for good reason!], we think that A Little Scene's super cool flip book station is their most popular product for good reason!
Party goers and guests will forever have a customized keepsake from your event. I want one!!
A Little Scene's fun experts activate at weddings, music festivals, trade shows, branded events and other parties to make their super cool custom flip books within minutes!
We dig their cool, clean and modern set up that would look great at your wedding reception!
Custom star maps by The Night Sky for the night your heart skipped a beat are the most exciting gift idea for that couple whose love is written in the stars! Complete with a time and place signature to chart out the exact moment you said “yes!”, “I do”, or that moment you realized your world had changed. This gift of the stars will have you always remembering that special night.
So we know you know that the Volkswagon photobus photobooth is the most adorable trend at Weddings and is only getting stronger! So what could be better than having this crowd pleaser of a photo booth by So Cal Photobus at your wedding? Why, having your choice of colors of course! We love this photo of a San Diego area mountaintop wedding by Brett Charles Rose photography of bridesmaids in sweet pastels perfectly matching this vintage VW bus.
Ahh the joys of the fun and freeing outdoor wedding! Beach weddings, vineyard weddings, big back yard events, we love em! But there is one very important thing to remember about celebrating a big wedding at a non conventional, spot....and remember you’re in your best outfit, with hair and make up perfectly done, plus you’re probably in heels .... when you gotta go you gotta go!
Our friends at Diamond Provides specialty rentals have exactly the set up you need to make sure everyone, including Grandma, can do her business safely and securely. With private stalls, hot and cold running water and the kind of privacy that any movie star on set would love, these luxury restroom trailer suites come right to you! They have super deluxe, big and small restroom suites, and even solar powered restrooms to fit any size event. What's the big deal about these over those horrid blue festival style porta-potty's? These are spotlessly clean ... and they flush darling, they flush.
Having an outdoor wedding in San Diego?
The amazing people at Classic Party Rentals are the specialty tent rental experts you want and need if you're considering any overhead shade or shelter at your wedding. Another one of the fabulous things about the people at Classic (shout out to megastars Kelly Hoffman and Cris Joseph in San Diego!) is that they work and play well with everyone in the industry; designers, venues, event planners, coordinators, even other rental companies, or directly with their engaged couples, Classic knows how to make the incredible a possibility and over deliver to please their clients! Check out a few of the beautiful ways this team creates heavenly tenting.
1. White always wows at a wedding! Clean and fresh white panels with chandeliers make for an elegant outdoor wedding day, styled by the super talented Couture Events, photographed by Bryan N. Miller Photography at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.
2. Elegant drama gives a regal richness! Creamy drape panels add interest to a clear tent accented with swagged ivory drapes with pink uplights and blush lace lInens, all of which make for a feminine, romantic wedding reception styled by Crown Weddings and Events.
3. Thinking of pink? Check out this gorgeous peekaboo pink tent with the view of the Pacific Ocean by Classic Party Rentals, Alice Eddy and the talented Trina Schmidt Weddings (photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography)
4. Sheer bliss makes for a dreamy design! Sheer white panels add a diaphanous and dreamy effect as they surround a chuppah style tent of white drape.
5. Tying the knot never looked so good! Look close and you'll see the subtle twist at the apex of the tent frame in this cream paneled tenting that adds height to an abundant and gorgeous wedding reception. Sometimes the little details make all the difference.
Editors note: we have personally worked with San Diego's incredible and generous Classic Party Rentals team for numerous events, both large and small, for a decade and a half.They even came to our rescue at the last minute a few years back when we (disastrously) hired another rental company who no showed (oh yes!) so we know how bad things can go and how important a rental provider is to every event and we are proud and honored to highly recommend them for, well....everything!!
Check out this cool retro trailer photo booth by Fab Trailers and add some Fab to your wedding day!
Perfect for your wedding Fab Trailers photo booths personalizes each event. Says owner Lauren "We built our one-of-a-kind trailers with an exciting vision in mind: to create awesome experiences and to capture and preserve great memories. Thousands of photos and a few beers later, we’re proud to say we’ve succeeded. We love bringing something unique to events, hearing our guests erupt with laughter, and watching them create lasting memories. As the owner and operator of Fab Trailers, I take great pride in our trailers and our service. Our goal is to ensure that each event is special for our guests and above all, fun! From the initial inquiry, to discovering more about your event and vision, to the event itself, we strive to provide a seamless experience so you can enjoy the party and leave the rest up to us.
When I'm not "fabbing it up" I can be found at the ceramics wheel, exploring San Diego, and playing in waves and mountains with my boyfriend, Kyle and our Baja rescue pup, Bandit. I can't wait to chat with you about your next event. Let’s make it fabulous!!
Fabulously Yours, Lauren"
You can't miss this opportunity for fun photos!
Get this handsome, retro-trailer, photo booth fun rolled right up to your guests!
Everybody wants in!!
Oh and did we mention they also have a BEER TRAILER!!? Check out Lauren creating the retro sign lettering for the trailers in this video...
The friendly people at Fab Trailers add so much more than photos to your day!
We love this wedding reception dessert table!
Dessert tables can make your reception festive, fun and engaging for your guests, like this beautiful roaring 20s style dessert table by San Diego luxury event planner Sabrina Cadini of La Dolce Idea. Rich with golden accents, blingy rhinestones, rock candy, metallic gold cake pops, yummy cupcakes, and beautiful colorful Macarons, this dessert table is the cats meow!
And check out that rhinestone covered silver wedding cake!
Rock candy is so in style for wedding receptions; it's fun, it's glam, and it's sugar!!
Seriously... the little bow ties on the gold cake pops!! LOVE!
This dessert table would have every one of your guests enjoying themselves for hours!
Unique and beautiful stands and platters to display the desserts add to the drama!
And who doesn't love a fun custom cake topper with the couple's fave hobbies?!
Macarons, say no more.
Chocolate and salted caramel are just a few of the guest favored flavors.
Cupcakes...we just do not want to live in a world without cupcakes... and why should we?
One of the coolest wedding catering ideas to hit San Diego is Tap Truck, a gorgeous vintage 1952 Chevy Panel truck modified to serve craft beer on tap right at your reception! This is such a fun and unique wedding reception idea especially for craft beer savvy San Diego! We had the pleasure of catching up with Co Founder Corbin who served up beer to hundreds of brides and grooms with a smile. From Grandpa to Groomsmen, you'll be your craft-beer-loving guests' hero with super friendly, fun and engaging Tap Truck at your event!
Tap Truck enjoys being the big hit at any [over 21!] Their wedding packages are a great guide to develop what you picture for your event. Each package includes a bartender(s) for safety and insurance purposes. Tap Truck is fully licensed and able to provide certificates to venues. Owners Corbin or Taylor are always ready to create your custom quote but here are a few faves:
The Showcase Package (A Wedding Favorite)
House Blonde and IPA Beers, House Red and White Wine, served in style with a Tap Truck and bartender(s)
The Keg Convoy Package
House Cider, House Kegged Wine, and two custom beers, served in style with a truck and bartender(s)
Custom Chrome Package
Pick your top 4 beers, served in style with a truck and bartender(s)
The Rally Package
House Blonde, IPA, and Stout beers, served in style with a truck and bartender(s)
Nuts and Bolts (Truck Rental)
Put simply, we can rent our trucks by the hour and delivery milage, if the truck you desire is not booked!
Mechanic (Bartending Service)
We are able to supply additional bartenders, or just simply a Bartender for your gathering. This is based on start and stop time, Location and number needed.
The Fuel Pump (Cash Bar)
We love playing a part in festivals! Whether you need a provide whatever is needed to make your event successful. Ranging from simple cash bar at your wedding, party or event to full scale sales at a festival. Keep in mind we hold minimums.
High tech meets high taste with wedding cake projections by Vario Weddings, San Diego's wedding excitement experts! From floral or texture projections, to photos and even slide shows, the possibilities are practically endless for an original and unique wedding cake brought to life with Vario Wedding's technology and talents!
With the ability to create the video content in house, and supply the projector(s) needed to make your wedding cake truly spectacular, Vario Weddings is revolutionizing the way Southern California couples think about their dream cake! Cake projection first caught fire when Disney created a magical kingdom wedding cake projection that made the rounds on social media a year or so ago. Now the incredible team at Vario Weddings is leading the way in making it an affordable and local option.
Having your wedding vendors work and play well with each other is essential so it's good to know that Vario Weddings (so well respected in the SanDiego wedding industry) collaborates with any cake designer to ensure that your cake shines!
This Sunday February 19, 2017 at the gorgeous US GRANT HOTEL in downtown San Diego meet and find 100 wedding experts, bridal gown designers, caterers, florists, DJs, photographers, decor artists, videographers, wedding cake bakers, photo booths, beauty experts, reception and ceremony venues, event planners, wedding style suppliers and more at the Special Edition 41st Wedding Party EXPO!
hey look! A FREE ticket for 2 (a $40 value) from us to you! shhhhhhh!
Local San Diego artist Vanessa Elle of My Harmony House creates beautiful, iconic works of art representing and honoring all ideologies and faiths. These charming symbols in metallic gold or silver make the perfect wedding favor for your guests (check out the heart symbol!) or totally saveable gift tags! Check out her Etsy shop and remember our motto of "love totally, plan locally' also includes shopping locally.
The heart ornament makes the perfect wedding favor or thank you gift tag. Just use a skinny sharpie pen and add your own words of love or ask your calligrapher to do something personal.
Every ideology and Faith is available in this beautiful collection, well done Vanessa!!!