Welcome San Diego’s newest waterfront wedding venue: Harbor View Loft

San Diego has - we feel- the best selection of wedding locations in the world! We are so excited to see the super team from Personal Touch Dining who manages some of our favorite wedding venues- open up the new and exciting Harbor View Loft. Located on San Diego's breathtaking Harbor Island, with expansive views of the Harbor, Marina, Coronado Bridge and twinkling city lights, Harbor View Loft is going to make a lot of couples very happy on their wedding day!

This property is all about the views; featuring a wraparound balcony, rooftop ceremony / cocktail hour area, and panoramic windows that take in the famous sunsets, water views, and beauty of America's Finest City.

Weddings

Harbor View Loft's Wedding Package includes the little details to ensure a perfect day!

  • 1 Hour Rehearsal

  • 2 Hour Vendor Setup

  • 5 Hour Use of Venue for Ceremony and Reception

  • 1 Hour for Vendor Cleanup

  • Private Bride and Groom Dressing Areas Available 2 hours Before Ceremony

  • Access to Venue 2 Hours Before Ceremony for Wedding Photos

Professional Event Staff

  • Event Manager, Culinary Team and Wait Staff Included

Hors D' Oeuvres & Choice of Menu

  • Choice of Three Tray Passed Hors D' Oeuvres and Choice of Buffet, Seated or Small Plates Menus

  • Custom Menus and Special Dietary needs available

Complimentary Fine Details

  • Complimentary Cake Cutting

  • Champagne & Sparkling Cider for Toast

  • Chiavari Chairs for On Site - Ceremony and Reception

  • Dining Tables, Sweetheart Table or Head Table, Gift/Guestbook Table and Place Card Table

  • Floor Length Linens and Color Coordinated Napkins - Choose From Over 50 Color Options

  • Choice of Gold or Silver Chargers

  • Choice of Gold, Silver or White Votive Candles

  • White China Dinner Plates, Dessert Plates, Silverware, Water Glasses & Champagne Flutes

  • Table Number and Easels

  • Leftovers Packaged to Take Home

  • All Setup, Service and Cleanup

VENUES Liberty Station: So Many Amazing San Diego Wedding Locations in One Place!

There’s no denying that San Diego has a lot of really beautiful wedding ceremony and reception venues but did you know there’s that VENUES Liberty Station has tons of wedding locations all in one place?! VENUES Liberty Station offers 28 acres of incredible, historic surroundings at the former Naval Training Center San Diego. Their unique location encompasses beautifully restored buildings and lush landscapes, ideal for weddings of all style!

Sweeping lawns and trees in open parks make for great photo opps and extra large weddings. 

We just love all the historic buildings [they make fabulous photo backdrops!] sprinkled around Liberty Station! 

The people at VENUES Liberty Station really love what they do and want you to have an amazing day full of memories, family and friends, as you step forward into your new life! 

Lakehouse Hotel and Resort: the Most Charming Multi Faceted Wedding Venue You Can Imagine

Choosing a wedding venue is the most important wedding planning decision you will make. Your venue is the home, the very foundation, upon which you build your entire celebration of love, marriage and family. And if you're like most San Diego area couples planning a wedding, you will have guests coming in from afar, family to please, days of events to plan beyond just the wedding day and it can be a lot. That's why with four restaurants on property, two golf courses, a full marina with boating activities, and a complete hotel, all in addition to utterly charming wedding ceremony and reception locations, The Lakehouse Resort is a true wedding find! Not only will you want to hold your wedding ceremony and reception here, and entertain all your family and guests, we think with so many awesome amenities, you're going to want to live here! 

Check out all the incredible options and amenities The Lakehouse Resort has to offer you and your guests: 

Do yourself a favor and if you're still looking for the right venue, check out The Lakehouse Resort and be sure to ask for Taylor, the sweetest wedding manager you could want to meet! 

 

Park Hyatt Aviara: a world class resort and wedding venue in North County San Diego

The Park Hyatt Aviara is a world class resort,  wedding ceremony and reception location, golf club and spa right in North County San Diego! Set in sunny Southern California, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort features 78,000 square feet of beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding and reception space and impeccable service.

Enjoy the perfect blend of modern décor, sophistication and outdoor elegance at their wedding venues in North San Diego. To honor this memorable day of your life, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is devoted to designing a wedding that perfectly reflects your heart and imagination. With amazing wedding specialists who will ensure that sumptuous cuisine, exquisite décor, and elegant floral arrangements light up your celebration and delight your loved ones.

Create lasting memories in their elegant Grand Ballrooms, sophisticated Aviara Salon or Golf Clubhouse overlooking the spectacular golf course.

Situated on Southern California’s sun-drenched Pacific Coast, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is a luxurious Carlsbad hotel where you are inspired to relax and indulge. From atop a high ridge on the shore of Batiquitos Lagoon, a beautiful wildlife sanctuary overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Park Hyatt Aviara is a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort near San Diego, California that’s far from ordinary.

Secluded amid 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys, within the planned community of Aviara, our luxurious Carlsbad resort golf club and spa provides a spectacular setting for your next vacation, weekend escape or business retreat. The resort’s Spanish colonial architecture welcomes you with a sense of casual elegance. The lush landscape, edged by one of the top golf courses in San Diego, surrounds you in natural beauty and tranquility.

Celebrate Summer with This New San Diego Beach Wedding Venue!

Hello Summer in San Diego and hello to the Cohn Restaurant Group's [the people that bring you The Prado, Coasterra, Vintana, BoBeau, Island Prime, C Level, and many more of the most fabulous places to celebrate your wedding in San Diego!] latest gem; the oceanfront SEA180°!

SEA180° Coastal Tavern is located in the Pier South Resort and features sweeping 180 degree views of the Coronado Islands, South Bay and Mexico.  With over 13,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space this venue is the perfect setting for meetings, receptions or any oceanside social affair.

Indoor Event Spaces at SEA180°include: 

  • Boca Rio Ballroom for up to 125 Guests
  • Boca Room & Rio Room: up to 50 Guests
  • Shore Break Boardroom: up to 15 Guests
  • Equipped 55” LED flat screen television 

Outdoor Event Spaces at SEA180° include: 

  • Pier View Terrace: up to 300 Guests
  • Alta Mar Rooftop: up to 100 Guests
  • Pool Side Terrace: up to 300 Guests 

The Surf Social (Semi Private): up to 16 Guests offers Indoor & Outdoor space combined.

As you can see this gorgeous venue offers the quintessential Southern California feeling for brides and grooms who want a beach wedding with all the amenities right on hand! 

Flawless Wedding Day Backdrop Provided by ... Hornblower Events!

Chances are, whether you live in or have just visited San Diego, you've been on a Hornblower Harbor Cruise. Be it a tour of the bay, a dining cruise offered for brunch or dinner, or a wedding with downtown San Diego as the backdrop. They have something for everyone, and the weddings with Hornblower are nothing short of spectacular. To start the process, Hornblower provides a wedding planner to make that special day go that much smoother. These experts will be able to help make the event exactly how you envisioned at the price you hoped it would be. When browsing the Weddings section on their site, you will see they offer special prices for certain seasonal dates. They also provide enhancements, such as a DJ or custom florals that match your wedding style, to make your day that much more special. Christy and Scott Duncan chose to say their vows onboard the Hornblower, and it was breathtaking. See for yourself below! 

San Diego's Own Horton Plaza Park Now Hosting Local Outdoor Weddings

Your dreams can now finally become a reality. The historic Horton Plaza Park is now available to rent for weddings!

Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, Horton Plaza would be the perfect spot for a multitude of reasons. For one, it's close proximity to countless hotels for out-of-town guests is beyond perfect. You and/or your guests can simply walk to the hotel after the festivities are over and not think twice about it. Another big reason we love the idea of the Horton Plaza is its location in relation to other entertainment options. Once the wedding is over, the party doesn't have to stop! With 16 city blocks of more than 60 bars and nightclubs to choose from, you are never left wandering, "What should we do now?" And finally, we love the customizable options that are provided. Whether you think the lush garden lawn is more "you" or the more modern cityscape is what your heart desires, Horton Plaza can accommodate whatever it may be. Don't take our word for it! Check out this exciting and unique San Diego wedding venue for yourself! 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Wedding Photographer: Willmus Weddings

Event Lighting: Brilliant Event Lighting

Wedding Florals: Huntress Florals

An Old School Spanish Haceinda and Vineyard for Your Wedding is Right in San Diego's Backyard!

How did we not know about Hacienda Vineyards wedding venue before now??! All this time we've been sitting here on the coast, thinking about driving to Temecula for a fun winery experience, not realizing that there was a gorgeous, old school, Spanish styled hacienda and vineyard just twenty minutes from downtown San Diego! It's like stepping back in time to a beautiful, relaxing, abundant era of riches and style. Take a peek at this gorgeous styled shoot by Photographer Amy Millard on site at Hacienda Vineyard and tell us you don't want run down there for a glass of wine and a relaxing day of soaking up the trees, with the surrounding hillsides lush with 9 acres of foliage framing a never ending sky that watches over their vast lawns 1930's era Spanish House.

The grand Vineyard Hacienda-style residence at Vineyard Hacienda wedding ceremony and reception venue was carefully constructed in the 1930s in true old-style Spanish tradition; adobe, red Spanish tile, and authentic hardwoods add an element of history and tradition. Vineyard Hacienda offers an extensive variety of locations, both indoor and outdoor, to meet the needs of even the most discriminating guest, and is above all fabulous secluded, private, secure, and peaceful gated property in a unique and beautiful event setting.

Coasterra Restaurant offers Glam Mexican food and drinks and the best view in San Diego for your wedding celebration

We like to call it 'Glam Mexican' cuisine - we've had delicious classic Mexican dishes elevated to food art at this latest Cohn Group / Chef Deborah Scott success - but Coasterra Restaurant in San Diego offers many Latin American inspired dishes and drinks to please every palette. We think you'll love this beautiful restaurant that has the best view in San Diego hands-down! And they've got breathtaking event space for up to 500 that is both unique and fun.

 Coasterra has holiday party specials and great menu and space options for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, day after brunches and more. 

Coasterra has holiday party specials and great menu and space options for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, day after brunches and more. 

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 Churros!!  

Churros!!  

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 At Coasterra you'll notice some old favorites like fish tacos and some exciting twists!

At Coasterra you'll notice some old favorites like fish tacos and some exciting twists!

 Their savory dishes are hearty and generous to please all generations of wedding guests.

Their savory dishes are hearty and generous to please all generations of wedding guests.

 We call it Glam Mexican but Coasterra's menu is full of Latin American dishes that you will swoon over. 

We call it Glam Mexican but Coasterra's menu is full of Latin American dishes that you will swoon over. 

 Delicious seafood and gorgeous presentation make Coasterra a great fit for your out of town guests too! 

Delicious seafood and gorgeous presentation make Coasterra a great fit for your out of town guests too! 

 Says Coasterra owner David Cohn of the Cohn Group,  " People celebrate their lives in restaurants.  It is our job to create an experience worth remembering." 

Says Coasterra owner David Cohn of the Cohn Group,  "People celebrate their lives in restaurants.  It is our job to create an experience worth remembering." 

 The incredibly talented Chef Deborah Scott of Coasterra has a real gift for creating food that people come back for over and over.

The incredibly talented Chef Deborah Scott of Coasterra has a real gift for creating food that people come back for over and over.

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort offers the best in style, service and San Diego weddings

The legendary Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort, set atop the cliffs in the Torrey Pines State Reserve between the villages of La Jolla and Del Mar, is a world class resort offering the feeling of seclusion from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, while still being just a step away from all that San Diego has to offer. The hotel overlooks the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, with stunning views as far as the eye can see. A particular favorite with wedding couples bringing in lots of out of town guests [the ocean! the restaurants! the golfing! the view!] The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort has long  been one our favorites, with an events team who offers a truly remarkable wedding experience for all. 

 All wedding photos by  True Photography Weddings

All wedding photos by True Photography Weddings

A coastal retreat situated atop the bluffs of La Jolla and overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course, the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel is a stunning venue to host social functions, local and destination weddings. Boasting 61,350 sq. ft. of gorgeous indoor and breathtaking outdoor event venues, this expansive, while intimate, La Jolla, CA hotel has the space for special events of all types and sizes. A choice of many elegant ballrooms gives you the perfect fit for anything from a grand black tie event with everyone you know and love on down to an intimate patio with Pacific views to celebrate with your small party.

When not dancing at your reception you and your guests can sip on cocktails and socialize on a patio overlooking the 18th Fairway. Challenge the boys to a round on the championship Torrey Pines Golf Course or organize a family friendly tennis tournament. Guests seeking adventure take advantage of world-class beaches and watersports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. Wedding couples, family and guests, top meeting planners and outdoor enthusiasts can take full advantage of the Southern California's sunny climate right out the hotel's back doors.

WEDDINGS

Couples seeking a romantic, yet relaxed destination for their nuptials flock to Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Stunning venues with picturesque views provide a beautiful backdrop for weddings at this captivating La Jolla wedding locale. Tie the knot in a simple ceremony under a San Diego sunset surrounded by lush gardens and panoramic ocean views, then invite guests to enjoy canapés and a champagne toast under a starry sky. The hotel's sprawling grounds make it a favorite for traditional Indian weddings and larger celebrations. Gather together family and friends from near and far to celebrate in spectacular style in one of two elegant grand ballrooms. Lavish guests with decadent menus designed to delight the palate. From hot hors d'oeuvres to a customized wedding cake, the culinary team's expansive knowledge of international cuisine will add a special touch to your big day.

All wedding photos by True Photography Weddings | Photos below courtesy Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Bon Appetit! Dining at a French Bistro for your San Diego wedding is tres chic!

Parc Brasserie & Bistro in San Diego is a luscious French Brasserie and Bistro that caters to wedding guests and couples to bring them incredible French cuisine for their up to 100 person wedding or rehearsal dinner or just a luxurious lunch with the girls!

Located in upscale Bankers Hill near downtown San Diego, Parc Bistro & Brasserie offers unique and exciting amenities, like their stunning bar area and event space with wine wall, for savvy couples who want to impress their guests with food and decor. They have a perfect area for rehearsal dinners, plus event space that can hold up 70 (or even up to to 175 guests with a full venue buyout) or transform into a more intimate space by closing custom glass doors to offer you the perfect size for your group. Parc Bistro & Brasserie can customize menus [they're so flexible!] and even experiment with the bride and groom on their very own dessert to make a wedding couple's experience very personal. We love that!

Chef Donald Lockhart is very passionate about food [we are so excited that he wants to help you customize your own desserts!] and the restaurant itself and Special Events expert Anna McAlister brings her decade of special events knowledge to the table and is very eager to work with couples to create a truly memorable day.

7 flower and nature-filled San Diego wedding venues that are perfect for a romantic Spring wedding!

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. Helen Keller

It's Spring in San Diego and with the longer days and better [usually] weather our thoughts turn to flowers and gardens and greenery for special outdoor weddings.  We have pulled together a few inspiring garden wedding venues for you to dream of a flower and nature filled wedding day!

Known as The Pink Lady, La Valencia Hotel in downtown La Jolla is a charming, elegant wedding setting with a beautiful garden complete with tiled fountains, blooming flowers and, wait for it... a view that will have your out of town guests moving to San Diego within a year! Intimate, dramatic, timeless and truly unforgettable, La Valencia Hotel has been a destination to remember since its' doors opened in December 1926. The distinctive Mediterranean silhouette with its pink exterior, the lush foliage, the intimate spaces and perfect evenings – all impart an atmosphere of traditional elegance, creating one of the most romantic and sought-after wedding locations in Southern California.


Any self respecting article on garden wedding settings in San Diego would have to include the diverse, multi gardened San Diego Botanical Gardens [formerly known as Quail Gardens} in Encinitas. The San Diego Botanical Gardens offers numerous natural settings like a Victorian Gazebo Lawn: a beautiful large lawn framed by natural borders of flowing plants and mature trees with a Victorian Gazebo for a classic garden setting, the Walled Garden; an intimate location enclosed within a lovely original adobe and tile wall and surrounded by lush ferns and trees, The Waterfall View Deck, The Lawn House Garden, The Bamboo Garden, and more natural spots for photos [or kisses!] than you can ever wish for, even a Cactus Garden.


In the village of La Jolla sits an old private home that years ago was converted into a facility for special [truly special] event, The Darlington House is like an elegant grande dame with its pretty pink walls and beautiful garden patios, hand tiled waterfalls and library.  This charming venue is alive with designs and details from many cultures like a foyer with an Italianate chandelier and a romantic sweeping staircase, a warmly decorated living room with French doors leading to a brick-paved Egyptian Patio, which features a beautiful fountain and pool lined with colorful Egyptian tiles.

The Andalusian Patio is adorned with Roman arches and Azulejo tiled benches and floor and the Library, filled with changing sunset shadows and the warmth of a Moroccan fireplace, was inspired by Moorish architecture. Both the Egyptian and Andalusian Patios open to the Rose Garden with its charming summerhouse, surrounded by roses, azaleas, and the sights and sounds of water creating a natural melody for your celebration.


Located in North County you can find Twin Oaks Garden Estate, a secluded estate featuring vintage twinkle-lit English gardens. Nestled among tall forests, vibrant floral, and cascading streams. this vintage venue features artistic and poetic gardens inspired by love, imagination and tranquility. 

This turn of the century historic landmark estate is set in total seclusion with an Old San Marcos Schoolhouse dating back to 1891 nestled among a towering forest that dates back well over 100 years. The unique statuary, flora and fauna encompass every corner of this magnificent garden and it’s totally private garden gazebo are set in the shade of the landmark forest. The grand tented pavilion showcases towering peaks of chiffon gathered over head with crystal chandeliers and intimate lighting, all surrounded by cozy garden nooks. 

The Twin Oaks House (circa 1891) is exclusively restored as a wedding estate. With its Grand Parlor reserved for the bridal party, towering tin ceilings, fainting couches and rich antiquities make this an ideal space to relax before the wedding.


Another North County gem is Mt. Woodson Castle in Ramona just east of Rancho Bernardo. This rustic stone castle, once a private home, has been standing in the midst of a beautiful natural setting since 1921. We love trees and Mt. Woodson gives you trees and plants and birds and more. 'The Castle' offers a truly magical setting unlike any other in San Diego for your Special Day. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, the photo opportunities are endless, and the venue is private for you and your guests.


One of the best kept secrets in San Diego may be right in front of you in the one of the most popular parks. The Japanese Friendship Gardens offer a timeless elegance in a very private setting. This hidden gem in the heart of San Diego's historic Balboa Park strikes the perfect balance between beauty, tranquility, and romance. At 2.5 acres, the Japanese Friendship Garden provides a uniquely intimate and unforgettable venue for weddings. Surrounded by lush trees and tall bamboo, private events enjoy exclusive private access to the entire garden to explore its winding pathways, waterfall, peaceful koi pond, and authentic Japanese garden features.


Perhaps one of the best known garden settings for wedding in San Diego is the very sweet and lovely La Jolla Woman's Club. At the turn of the 19th century, La Jolla was a simple village sparsely populated by small cottages. In 1894 a small group of women in La Jolla met to talk about current affairs and literature. This group, initially known as the Women’s Literacy Club of La Jolla, evolved into a large and prominent group who hosted speakers such as Helen Keller and Lucy Stone to inspire women of their day to change the world. Today, with its exquisite private gardens, historic Irving Gill building and ocean view, this architectural gem is a magical setting for any special occasion. With a separate parlor on either side of the main auditorium, conversation spots are convenient for just catching up with old friends during the evening. To take advantage of the exceptional San Diego weather, The Club has two lush outdoor gardens on both sides of the building. The South Garden is the ideal location for an intimate family and friends type wedding ceremony and the North Garden is a wonderful area to host a larger outdoor cocktail party, anniversary or reception.

This is by no means a complete list of natural or garden wedding settings in San Diego, just the San Diego County Parks Department alone boasts over a dozen natural settings, so wherever you wed, we wish you a beautiful, love filled day surrounded by the most beautiful setting of all; loving family and friends.

The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits. Rumi

Thank you to True Photography for all lovely wedding images.

For a list of many more top notch Venues see our Wedding Venue Directory.

Now that's what we call a VIP experience! A peek into a private penthouse designer fashion show

The Wedding Party EXPO is well known as a top, on trend, upscale wedding planning fair that produces unforgettable fashion shows. Their Valentine's Day show was a gorgeous day of romance and love and wedding style celebrated by hundreds of engaged couples and the areas top wedding experts and services. VIP's were treated to an incredible private salon style fashion experience in the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay's 18th floor Penthouse. Looking at this picture perfect day in this gorgeous venue overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay it's easy to see why San Diego is the 10th most popular wedding destination in the world! Check it out! 

Gowns: Allure, Winnie Couture, Allure Romance, Galia Lahav, Gemy Maalouf

Hair and Makeup: Panache and Company Salon

Purses: Fiori Couture

Accessories: Justine M Couture

DJ and Sound: San Diego DJ's

Desserts: Jennywenny Cakes

Photos by: James Lightby

Source: http://www.sandiegoweddingparty.com/

Featured Venue: The quintessential beach wedding location brought to you by Tower 23 by eat.drink.sleep

Located right on the boardwalk in Pacific Beach Tower 23 is modern, hip and gorgeous! Your wedding  guests will know they are in California for sure as they play in the sand, watch a sunset from the pier and dine on the the fresh and delicious California cuisine that Tower 23's restaurant does superbly.

Editor's Note: we have actually held a private social event at this venue and we had the best experience and were so well taken care of and the food was really, really good! Tower 23 is right on the boardwalk yet our event had all the privacy we needed and plenty of different spaces to handle all our needs. Love!!

Featured VENUE: Humphrey's by the Bay

We just love Humphrey's Half Moon Inn by the Bay! Sure you know them as a stellar concert venue and home of one of San Diego's best brunches ever, but did you know they are an amazing wedding location too?

Set amidst tropical palms and the sparkling waters of San Diego bay, Humphreys offers a truly unique setting to begin your forever after. And even better this spot is one great place to do an "in town destination wedding" that will keep your guests happy and entertained the whole time!

 Humphreys makes beautiful [very San Diego!] weddings right on the bay!

Humphreys makes beautiful [very San Diego!] weddings right on the bay!

 your out of town guests will love as Humphreys is about as San Diego postcard as it gets!

your out of town guests will love as Humphreys is about as San Diego postcard as it gets!

Humphreys offers Guest Rooms and Suites for your out of town guests, Waterfront banquet rooms, Outdoor reception venues, Garden ceremony locations,  space for as intimate as a 30 guest wedding and as over the top as a 450 guest event, Pool side events, Award winning culinary team, Rehearsal Dinners, Farewell Brunches and more!

From an intimate garden ceremony site and outdoor reception location to waterfront banquet rooms offering  views of the yacht marina, Darla and the very friendly and professional team at Humphreys will handle every detail to ensure your special day is everything you dreamed it would be. 

Today's featured venue: the Hyatt Mission Bay Resort Spa & Marina

One of our favorite venues in San Diego has to be the Hyatt Mission Bay Resort; it's got it all! It's right on the water, it has its own marina, it boasts an incredible restaurant (The Red Marlin) there's a world class spa right on site, you can enjoy the surrounding palm trees in a tropical setting or head up to the sleek penthouse suite for breathtaking views of the gorgeous lawns and all of San Diego! This site has everything you (and your out of town guests!) could want for the perfect San Diego wedding!

Give Hillary Cincotta in the events department a call 619-224-1234 if you'd like a private tour.  

 Did we mention the gorgeous sunsets?

Did we mention the gorgeous sunsets?

   Located in the center of Mission Bay with tons of fun and sun and excitement!

 Located in the center of Mission Bay with tons of fun and sun and excitement!

 The perfect place to fall even more in love! 

The perfect place to fall even more in love!