Wedding Moments that Matter More than Likes

Just imagine 50 years from now looking through these and understanding just how much these moments really mattered!! they may not matter for likes, but they sure do matter to the people who love you enough to celebrate life with you. Thanks to Bree at Parallel 33 Photograhy for loving people and for seeing and capturing amazing real moments!!

1️⃣ wedding party getting TURNT

2️⃣ guests celebrating

3️⃣ bride’s dad interrogating the groom during the garter toss

4️⃣ grandma & grandpa relishing in their own love and marriage

5️⃣ families growing up (they won’t stay little for long)

6️⃣ Jake being a charismatic goofball

7️⃣ party bus

8️⃣ holding hands on the way to ceremony

Winter Themed Bohemian Styled Elopement Shoot with Keep You Cool in the Summer Heat!

Winter! It seems forever away in the heat of August but here’s a cool reminder of Winter’s unique style in a fabulous Bohemian Elopement Styled Shoot [with faux fur yay!] to cool you down and remind you no matter how hot it gets, don’t worry, Winter is always coming!

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer's : http://www.infiniteimageryart.com

 Florist : http://www.instagram.com/averikdesigns

 Hair Stylist : http://www.instagram.com/hanachristinemakeup

 Makeup Artist : http://www.instagram.com/hanachristinemakeup

 Gown Designer for Bride 1: http://www.embraceyourvintage.com

 Gown Designer for Bride 2: http://www.instagram.com/embracebridalboutique

 Furniture Rentals : http://www.instagram.com/averikdesigns

Models: Sky Verbenec @skysempiternal and Matt Lissy @hazyreefinlissy

A Better Deal Offers Farewell Deals You Cannot Beat Through August

A Better Deal Designer Suits and Tuxedos in La Jolla is closing its doors... Our dear friends and respected industry comrades are going out of business. The people who taught us how to tie a bow tie are offering all of their [tremendous] inventory of Suits, Sport coats, Dress Shirts, Tuxedos etc... for next to nothing (20 to 70% off!) due to the closing of their doors. This is the perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe at an amazing price. A true gentleman should own a tux. You can still grab some amazing deals just call 858-551-6044.

A Better Deal has over 60 years combined experience in Mens fashion and is a family owned and operated business.

A Better Deal Suits and Tuxedos is a family owned business serving La Jolla and the Greater San Diego area for over 20 years. With an extensive collection of onsite Suits, Sport Coats, Blazers and Tuxedos from renowned designers such as Ralph Lauren, Enzo, Mantoni, Baroni, Trend, Joseph Abboud, Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein and many more, clients can choose from a wide range of looks representing both classic Tuxedo styles and the latest in Men's fashions. Wedding, Prom and special event Suit /Tuxedo rental and purchase service is their specialty.

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Grace Kelly Inspired High Tea at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Wedding Styled Shoot

Long before there was Meghan, Kate and even the lovely and beloved Diana, there was Princess Grace. Formerly Grace Kelly; the elegant, already regal and oh-so “to the Manor born” movie star who graced the silver screen with her divinely cultured elegance. Then, like a real-life fairytale, she and Prince Rainier of Monaco were so smitten with one another that she left Hollywood behind for true love and to become Her Royal Highness The Princess of Monaco. This exclusive styled shoot at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, photographed masterfully by nationally renowned portrait and visual artist Paul Barnett and his talented team of shooters, is an ode to this inspiring beauty queen. Here we find her at high tea on her beautiful lawn, in stunning bridal fashions by Gracy Accad and Justin Alexander, with just the right touches of mauve and rose style, her perfectly coiffed dog by her side; the true queen of grace and refinement. And we wish heartfelt congratulations to both Princess Grace’s granddaughter Charlotte and her grandson Louis both of whom just married their true love in Monaco!

Happy Independence Day America! A Little Inspo from our Kennedy Styled Wedding Shoot at The Lakehouse

These shots from our exclusive styled shoot at the Lakehouse Hotel & Resort celebrate that classic American Kennedy style! Happy Independence Day America! And if you haven’t been to Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Macros we highly recommend you get over to the lake and enjoy an afternoon celebrating life! A few hours at this venue and you’ll remember everything to feel grateful for in life! See the complete Editorial Styled Shoot here.

Our Amazing Creative Team Wedding Professionals and Artists Credits:

Venue: Lakehouse Resort

Photography: Justice Photo

Dishes & Tablescape Items: Williams Sonoma

Video: Stockham Media

Event Decor & Rentals: Chandelier, Boardwalk Aisle Runner, Ceremony Chairs: Platinum Event Rentals

Groom’s Fashions: Friar Tux

Specialty Accessories and Bow Ties: ZB Savoy

Bride’s Fashions [green room]: RIVINI

Bride’s Fashions: Morilee

Bride’s Fashions [boats, deck, cabanas]: Justin Alexander

Bridal Shoes: Hey Lady

Hair Stylist: Nancy Vestal

Makeup Artist: Janice Makes Faces

Wedding Cakes: Cute Cakes

Florals: Sage Sisters

Coordination: Events by Abel

Guest Models: Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue  Gertrude and Archie

Kennedy Lookalike Model: Joe Schwarnweber

Art Direction: Love Your Show, Inc. for SanDiegoWedding.com

A Perfect Wedding Day on the Lake - a Kennedy-esque Styled Shoot Celebrates Classically Preppy Style

This celebration of Summer styled shoot designed and created exclusively for SanDiegoWedding.com, is a perfect Summer-on-the-lake day of style, fashion and wedding inspiration! Complete with gorgeous blue lake (a la the amazing - best-kept-secret-in-San Diego- Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos), boats, green lawns, and even gorgeous secret-spot romantic cabanas accessible only by boat! With a classic blue, green and white lakeside palette, crisp, clean tailored satin gowns for the bride, and beautiful, blue and grey suits for the Kennedy lookalike groom, replete with charming bow ties and handkerchiefs. Naturally no celebration of preppy style would be complete without the unofficial WASP dog: Golden Retrievers! We love this celebration of what we call classic “Kennedy style”; inspired by JFK and Jackie’s fresh and clean look and the Kennedy clan’s Hyannis Port Summers on the water from long ago. This shoot highlights the good things in life; living surrounded by family and love, choosing a life of good works and public service, dogs, and spending plenty of time in the beautiful outdoors. We hope it inspires you to get outside and celebrate the good life, celebrated in the San Diego sun. Full credits of this talented collaboration of wedding artists below.

Our Amazing Creative Team Wedding Professionals and Artists Credits:

Venue: Lakehouse Resort

Photography: Justice Photo

Dishes & Tablescape Items: Williams Sonoma

Event Decor & Rentals: Chandelier, Boardwalk Aisle Runner, Ceremony Chairs: Platinum Event Rentals

Groom’s Fashions: Friar Tux

Specialty Accessories and Bow Ties: ZB Savoy

Bride’s Fashions [green room]: RIVINI

Bride’s Fashions [boats, deck, cabanas]: Justin Alexander

Bridal Shoes: Hey Lady

Hair Stylist: Nancy Vestal

Makeup Artist: Janice Makes Faces

Wedding Cakes: Cute Cakes

Florals: Sage Sisters

Coordination: Events by Abel

Boat Captain & Drone Video: Stockham Media

Guest Models: Gertrude, Archie, and Ledley from Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue 

Kennedy Lookalike Model: Joe Scharnweber
Bridal Model: Megan from Shamon Freitas Agency

Art Direction: Love Your Show, Inc. for SanDiegoWedding.com

Assistant Stylists: Aranza Vega and Vannia Padilla from FIDM

Wedding Vendors Want to Have Fun Too! An Intimate Champagne & Blush Gathering

What happens when you get a bunch of creative and fun loving wedding vendors together for a meet up? Sometimes they do more than talk weddings…they create mock ones like this intimate champagne and blush styled shoot at JNV Creations’ showroom! This fun loving bunch created a styled shoot and wedding vendor party, so that the guests - who usually are working a wedding- could feel like they were partying at one, and everyone involved [models included] are wedding vendors! (No wedding vendors were harmed in the making of this photo shoot!)

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer Guided by Imagination

Venue JNV Creations Showroom 

Hair Stylist JDM Salon 

Cake The French Gourmet

Desserts Perfectly Preserved

Gown Designer D’Angelo Couture

Styling by Sparkling Productions

Furniture Rentals JNV Creations

Musician Kevin DelMastro- Saxophonist

A Beautiful Idea...this weekend's 'I Do Re-Do' because sometimes it doesn't go the way you wanted it to....

June 29-30 in Yucca Valley a really cool group of wedding pros is getting together to create an amazing experience for couples’ whose wedding, well, didn’t go as planned. With an incredible venue (Tumbleweed Sanctuary, Garden and Labyrinth) opening up their space to support couples who were not able to have the wedding of their dreams and a fantastic photographer (Bree Hulan with Parallel33 Photography) to capture it all!

This experience will allow couples who may not have had the wedding/photos/venue of their dreams the chance to don their wedding threads (or outfit of their choice) and capture some incredible photos, while renewing their vows. There is a small fee for couples to participate, which will allow for a small honorarium for participating vendors.

Do you know someone who really needs an "I do Re-do"? Contact Andrea@EventsByAbel.com with Events by Abel who is running the whole shindig out of the goodness of her heart, for more information.

Editor’s Note: This is how professional wedding experts behave; with class, dignity and solutions. LOVE THIS.

Gorgeous Engagement Shoot Inspired by 'The Notebook' is the Ultimate in Chick Flick Inspo Styled Shoots!

hey girl….I think we can all agree that The Notebook is one of the all-time best of the bunch chick flicks - an old fashioned true love romance for the ages! And that’s why this talented team of wedding pros cerated this charming and old fashioned engagement styled shoot inspired by the Ryan Gosling Rachel McAdams movie and of course book by Nicolas Sparks. We love the gentle beauty and slowed down Southern feel of this shoot!

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer Infinite Imagery

Hair & Makeup Stylist Marissa Torres

Videographer: http://www.instagram.com/dvphilm

Event Planner Carmen Navarro Designs

Styled Shoot Designer My Infinite Adventure with Natasha Hayes

See the latest in romantic bridal gown fashions by Brides of San Diego on the runway at the July 14 Wedding Party EXPO

See the latest in romantic bridal gown fashions by Brides of San Diego on the runway at the July 14 San Diego Wedding Party EXPO at the brand new luxury InterContinental San Diego Hotel overlooking the harbor and the Star of India! Click to get your advance tickets now and save half on general admission! Don’t miss this gorgeous fashion show in the heart of San Diego’s largest specialty fashion that specializes in the finer wedding services and suppliers. See you at the show!