ONEHOPE wine do good as you drink 'good' with this passionately philanthropic wine company!

We met with amazing local ONEHOPE representative April Martin [self branded “cause entrepreneur”] who is so passionate about ONEHOPE’s incredible ethics and ‘do good drink good’ philosophy!

Says April, “Who knew that doing good could be so much fun? As a proud member of the ONEHOPE family, I love that ONEHOPE allows me to help raise awareness and funds for multiple causes near and dear to my heart. I have always wanted to find a career path that is flexible, engaging, and fun while also allowing me to make a difference in my community. Working with ONEHOPE helps me achieve my goals and more. So whether you’re looking for a casual night out, a fundraising party, or a wine social, I welcome the opportunity to help organize a great and memorable event with you!”

We couldn’t agree more! Contact April for your ONEHOPE wines and bubbly for your wedding!

Celebrate your Sexy with professional Boudoir Photographs for your Valentine!

Celebrate Your Sexy is an all female team of professional photographers, digital artists, image consultants, and customer service representatives who are all committed to helping women see their true beauty through the lens of boudoir photography. They are passionate about ensuring that each woman leaves her total experience with us feeling beautiful, empowered, and absolutely sexy in her own skin.

Whether it be for the perfect groom’s gift at your wedding or to celebrate a milestone in your life, Celebrate Your Sexy makes sure to exceed all expectations and create an amazing and personal boudoir experience for each and every one of their clients. What a great way to celebrate live and romance!

Happy Valentine's day early to all the newly engaged couples in San Diego!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Wishing you all the romance and love you deserve! Do you and your honey have something special planned? How about lovely libations like these beautifully romantic red cocktails by local drink experts Snake Oil Cocktail Co! The cocktail experts, and their pin worthy creations, of Snake Oil are the perfect mood setter for any romantic evening or event!

cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company

Statuesque four tiered, gold painted wedding cake by Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. is everything!

This beautiful and statuesque, four tiered wedding cake with gold painted decoration is just so everything, prompting the happy bride to take the time to tell her talented baker how happy she was!  Make sure you hire wedding professionals that make you so satisfied that you can’t wait to gush about their work! 

"Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. did our wedding cake and not only was it heavenly and delicious, but it looked so beautiful as well. They were wonderful to work with and we already ordered our 1 year anniversary cupcakes with them! Thanks to this team for the cake of our dreams (yum)." - Alexis M.

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Ready Player 1!!? Virtual reality is coming to super fabulous weddings near you! Why not yours!?

Deploy VR are the experts in this exciting new technology that brings the magical world of Virtual Reality to your special event to wow your guests! Come meet the Deploy VR team and experience VR right at the February 3rd Wedding Party EXPO!

Deploy VR ‘s events managers work closely with your event coordinator to amp up your event by harnessing the power of virtual reality. Focusing exclusively on events, Deploy VR uses their extensive experience in events production and technology to make sure your guests have the time of their life! On top of providing the latest VR technology, they rec­ognize that the key lies in providing a memorable event experi­ence that your guests won’t soon forget with a unique Virtual Reality experience. And the best part is you don’t need to learn code or travel to a different dimension- they handle it all - planning, setup, implementation, and breakdown, all taken care of by their pro deployment team, so you and your guests can focus on having an epic time on your big day… in all realities!

AZ Dueling Pianos will add music, magic and mojo to your wedding day!

Unique players, endless song choices, and incredible live music entertainment! That’s AZ Dueling pianos!!

AZ Dueling pianos is hands down the most fun you can have at your cocktail or dinner reception!  Just wait until you see how great it feels to have all generations at your wedding can request songs they love and this amazing act brings it to life at your wedding with energy and talent! Sinatra for Grandma? that’s a yes ‘all the way’! Elton John for your Dad? Pops say ‘hello yellow brick road’! Your gal pals want Lady Gaga? they can ‘just dance’ cuz they were ‘born this way’!

AZ Dueling pianos wedding entertainment and wedding reception music has brought wedding music, magic and mojo to so many satisfied couples, and their great reviews, and tons of experience and joy for life, love and music will have your guests engaging with each other and, most importantly, having the time of their life!

Red, Wine and Blue! A Mr. and Mrs. America Styled Real Wedding!

What do you get when you wed a DIY Queen to a 3rd generation veteran with an affinity for Captain America at a super cool aviation themed Temecula Vineyard ?? You get an awesome wedding day full of fun, life and lots of red, wine and blue [can you say custom American flag dance floor!!?]!! Marquie and Ryan wed in front of their closest family and friends at a private estate vineyard in Temecula, CA. combining their passions into a wedding day that was perfectly tailored to their lives together. Together, Mr. and Mrs. America made their special day one that they will never forget, and neither will we!

The Orange County couple chose to have their wedding far in the hills of Temecula, away from the main roads. They chose a muted but patriotic red, white, and blue color palette that worked perfectly in the surrounding hills and the warm fall weather. All centerpieces were created out of wine bottles, string lights, and their engagement photos by Marquie that accompanied the gorgeous florals. Marquie hand-made every decoration at the reception, including a free-standing marquee wall for table assignments. 

Earlier this year, Marquie and Ryan appeared on TLC’s new show called “I want THAT wedding” and Ryan became enamored with the idea of a light up dancefloor. He eventually settled with the idea of saving some money and skipping the extra dancefloor. However, about a month before they said “I Do” Ryan’s uncle contacted Marquie and told her that he would get them a light up dancefloor if she kept it a secret until the reception. Needless to say, Ryan was speechless when he saw the dancefloor boasting an American flag pattern. 

The guests were dancing all night long with Marquie and Ryan and ended the wedding with a sparkler sendoff and an after party!

The return of the wrist corsage by Native Poppy Florals

Suffice to say we’re big fans of bringing back classic ideas with a new feel (and we love seeing behind the scenes pics of any step by step process that creates this much beauty!) .Romantic, sweet, and very practical, the wrist corsage was hugely popular in the 1950’s. Native Poppy Florals brings a charming element of current styling to this classic way to wear your flowers that won’t have Grandma getting poked in the chest with a pin or smooshing florals with each hug. Love!!

Deep dark colors make for bold wedding invitations suite by Twinkle and Toast

Twinkle & Toast brought an extra dose of sultry drama to this gorgeous wedding invitation suite, with gorgeous gold foil on rich matte black and sleek metallic gray paper perfect for Winter seasonal drama. Thanks to the bride and groom Melanie and Matt we were able to deviate from a typical bright and cheery aesthetic for a darker, moodier aesthetic. Plus some amazing custom stamps and a custom painted watercolor envelope liner! These invites are perfect for a cool and strikingly unique formal start to the year!

Photo Credits: Jenna Joseph | Invitation Design: Twinkle & Toast | Florals: Catalina Neal | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Styling Surface: Simply Rooted Surfaces | Postage: Zazzle (custom designed) | Rings: Marrow Fine

Why not Honeymoon in Alaska and the Yukon! Learn more from Travel Experts Kahala Travel!

If you’ve ever dreamed of Alaska, the Yukon and wondrous places to the North filled with majestic beauty and wilderness….then why not Honeymoon there! January 10 get to this seminar by travel experts Kahala Travel and Holland America and learn more! RSVP to get in on this informative one hour and save some money on a fabulous trip!

Meet Wedding Photographer Kirstin Burrows

Meet Wedding Photographer Kirstin Burrows! We love Kirstin for her talent and her way with people. Says this talented lady, “I believe in connection, for me it all started with the first time that my husband and I saw each other, we connected over a music-stand and wrong notes which began our crazy unique walk together. We will keep taking this journey together until the walk is a shuffle and it takes longer to complete, but I would not have it any other way with any other person.” View more of Kirstin Burrow’s wedding work on her website.

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Kirstin’s hearts desire is to capture not only the tender connection that only you know about but the essences of your true love. She says, “I understood what the meaning of true love is from my grandparents, that it was about making the simple things special, like the laugh that can lighten a room that changes the littlest moment into the best.  Marriage is forever no matter how difficult or simple the day is, it is about walking through the day together and falling in love all over again.”

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“Love is so much more than what is portrayed in movies. It is meant to fight for one another and build each other up. It is the struggles between the I do and the happily ever-after that I strive to capture.For us the struggles are laundry, our beagles, being parents with the highs and lows, worshiping our savior and walking hand in hand down the streets of the happiest place on earth.”

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Mystical Matrimony Styled Wedding Shoot is Perfect for the Holidays!

Rich burgundy and plums colors, geode cake [wow!], gorgeous winery venue and a team of wedding pros who really love working together make for this lovely Mystical Matrimony wedding styled shoot!

Shoot Vendor Credits:

Photography by Rock On Photography

Photography and Videography by Guided by Imagination

Gown by D’Angelo Couture

Venue Location Granite Lion Cellars

Florals by Alpine Garden and Gifts

Cake by Joy Baked

Hair and Makeup by Sparkle by Steph Stephanie Keiser

DJ by

Specialty Linens by Linen Lady

Furnishings by AKT

Invitations by Laniletter Designs

Planning by Weddings by Kris

Hartworks Florals bringing gorgeous, beautiful florals to San Diego weddings

Located in the heart of San Diego, Hartworks Floral has been designing and creating one of a kind floral arrangements for the past decade. They specialize in exquisite floral arrangements for any event and take the time to meet with each individual client to discuss theme, color, budget and floral selection.  Check out some of their spectacular wedding work!!

At Hartworks they take pride in their work and customer satisfaction. No matter how big or small, simple or elaborate Frankie and her team at Hartworks Florals would love the opportunity to work with you!