Best friends forever - a portrait of a bride and her maid of honor by Bob Hoffman Photography

We just love this charming photo of a Bride and her bestie Maid of Honor by local wedding experts Bob Hoffman Photography and Videography! It’s not always about the engaged couple at the altar - weddings are an opportunity to make sure your favorite people know just how much you love them, and to get amazing memories of all that love captured for a lifetime!  

Rainy day bride looks beautiful in blush gown and fabulous bouquet!

We just love this image of a rainy day bride looking so beautiful and serene despite the weather! Studio 2053 Floral and Event Design created the fabulous masterpiece of roses, lemon leaves and lambs ear that adds the right amount of drama for the romantic blush gown by Stella York and a day in the soft rain at Lake Oak Meadows.  Also on point is the model’s feminine hair by Wonder Pin Studio and makeup by Chelsea Rose, and last but certainly not least- the lovely portrait styled by Katie Hammond and shot by photographer Courtney Lynn! Who minds the Spring rain if this much beauty comes from it!

Photography -  @courtney.lynn.photography

Planner - @katiehammondphotog

Venue - @lakeoakmeadows

Florist - Studio 2053 Floral and Event Design

Rentals - @enticingtableswelds

Gown - @missstellayork

Dresses - @macduggal

MUA - @chelsearosebeauty

Hair - @wonderpinstudio

We’re so glad the bridal veil is back! Designer Justine M Couture brings you the dreamiest veils!

The bridal veil has been a tradition with many meanings and symbolism attached to it through history.  But today’s embellished and luxurious veils by designer Justine M Couture add glamour to any Bride’s special day!  Here we present the Camille veil from the recent  Embellished Veil Collection by Justine M Couture.

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photo by Stacy Childers

When your best friend is a planner you get a fabulous, modern tea bridal shower!

When your best friend is a sought after wedding planner you know you are in for a killer bridal shower like this modern tea shower! Krystel Tien, owner of Couture Events and Elle Bridal Boutique, loves her bestie so much! Through thick & thin, Krystel and Nicole have supported and celebrated each other's joys and life moments.  So naturally when Nicole said yes to her beau, Krystel threw Nic an adorable modern tea at Hatched Collective [a totally cool small event space in San Diego that you're going oooh and ahhh over!] check it out! 

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What is the one thing you simply must have a tea party [beside tea]? The right hats of course!! Congratulations Nicole!! 

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Hatched Collective is a fresh, exciting space available for parties, showers, and any time you want to celebrate something special! 

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Couture Events is a boutique event styling & coordination studio. Similar to a couture gown, each of their Couture Weddings & Events are designed to custom fit each bride's unique style and personality. Says Krystel, "We will take your vision and make it a reality with our expertise and creativity,  leaving you with a one-of-kind, exquisite, and stress-free day. Based in San Diego, Couture Weddings & Events serves San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs! 

Krystel is a visionary, inspired by texture, soft light, and high fashion. Drawing from her experience in the world of fashion where Couture is EVERYTHING, Krystel combines all of the elements of Couture into her events: gorgeous, quality, hand-sewn, glamorous, and one-of-a-kind.

Love is Love! Happy 2nd Anniversary of Marriage Equality & Pride Month from SanDiegoWedding.com!

It's LGBTQ pride month and June 26 celebrates 2 years of full marriage equality in the U.S.!  Here at SanDiegoWedding.com we have always celebrated that love is love. We had a chance to catch up with Bernadette Smith of the Gay Wedding Institute who reminds us that there are plenty of ways to celebrate and honor our LGBTQ friends and family with love [like sharing this beautiful San Diego wedding shown here]. Bernadette shares a few interesting finds from the world of LGBTQ weddings to accompany these stunning images by San Diego wedding photographer Paul Douda Photography....enjoy!

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  • Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons married his longtime partner in a beautiful wedding in NYC in May.
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  • Canada has a beautiful new stamp honoring the passage of their marriage equality law in 2005.
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    Happy Pride! 

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    Featured Designer: Sachin & Babi Create Fresh & Feminine Fashion for Brides

    Sachin & Babi, one of the hottest new bridal gown designers is known for their romantic and feminine approach to fashion. Having formerly created all of Oscar de la Renta's hand embroidery this team understands detail! available at M Bride the fabulous bridal gown salon in La Jolla. 

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    For the past twenty years, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia have made their mark in the luxury fashion and lifestyle worlds. To this day, the husband and wife team are sought aft­er by the most exclusive couture designer houses as a creative resource for unique embroideries.

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    Ombré and dip dyed bridal gowns for a unique and creative bohemian wedding day style

    It's always fun to follow all the bridal gown trends! We get to see if the next few seasons will bring more lace and illusion, or if bridal styles will point back to more traditional looks. But for bride who wants something very nontraditional an ombre or dip dyed bridal gown brings a really bohemian creative look for the big day! 

    Cleo and Clemetine makes beautiful ombré bridal gowns like this soft white to pink dress. 

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    Dip dyed offers a bolder distinction between colors like this charming orange edged dress from Jenny Packham.

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    Jenny Packham  

    Trend alert: the bridal choker necklace

    The 'choker' necklace has a long and illustrious history. The choker [or very fitted necklace the sits snugly around ones neck like a turtle neck] is by far this season's boldest statement piece of jewelry! Pairing well with low or plunging necklines the choker first made a fashion appearance around the time of English Queen [and notorious bold woman!] Anne Boleyn (remember the pearl "B" necklace worn by Natalie Portman playing Anne Boleyn in "The Other Boleyn Sister"). The choker was immensely popular in the late 19th century partly due to England's Alexandra, Princess of Wales [precursor to Diana!] who wore thick rows of pearls and velvet, setting quite the trend. Fitting right in for today's bold Queen (or future Queen) is this gorgeous and bold choker by Justine M Couture bridal jewelry and accessories.  

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