Loving the Wild Life and Wonder of Love at this Wild Animal Park Wedding

We love nature and wildlife in weddings! And in San Diego nobody does it better than the Safari Park / Wild Animal Park in Escondido like in this wedding!  The Safari Park just opened a gorgeous new venue overlooking the African Savannah part of the Park and we love it! We especially enjoy seeing all the flat out fun this adorable couple had at their own wedding - which is so so important and can actually get lost in the shuffle if you're not careful!  So if you think you want a wedding as unique and special as Tamara and Chris' - get your Cheetah [and Giraffe and Tiger and Lion....] on and check out this wildly exciting wedding venue that is truly like no other! 

Photographer:   Willmus Weddings//Event Planner: Willmus Weddings//Makeup Artist: The Pretty Parlor//Event Designer: Event Supplier Inc//Cake Designer:Flour Power Cakery//Reception Venue: San Diego Zoo Safari Park//Event Planner: Willmus Weddings//

Editor’s note: Tamara and Chris’ wedding took place at the latest ( and very spectacular ) addition to the Safari Park, the Kajamii Pavilion.  This recently opened space over looks the awe-inspiring beauty of the African Plains area of the Park and transports guests to an African safari style experience with panoramic views of the savanna where giraffes, rhinos, and gazelles roam. This unique venue is reminiscent of a South African lodge, with open rafters, a baobab tree bar and lovely safari-inspired accents.  Kijamii is Swahili for "social", an appropriate name for the Safari Park's newest gathering spot!

San Diego Featured Engagement Shoot: Stormie + Katie's Secret Garden Shoot

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was the inspiration for Katie and Stormie's engagement session at the Felicita County Park in Escondido. It's also been the inspiration throughout the entire wedding planning process-- Stormie even proposed to Katie during the "Garden of Lights" Christmas celebration at the Encinitas Botanical Gardens! Lush, romantic landscapes and twinkling lights have been a staple in everything so far, so we can only imagine that they will be present at the wedding as well, keeping with the theme. What a fun way to cherish something that the couple loves so much!

Heart of gold....a 'local wedding hero' bridal salon saves a traumatized bride's day with an act of kindness and generosity.

With all the stress, details, energy (and money) spent on planning the wedding you want, the very thought that your bridal gown would be stolen two weeks before the big day with no time to have it replaced is just awful. That's exactly what happened to a La Jolla bride recently when she walked outside one morning to find that her car and her bridal gown have been stolen.

But what she never saw coming was an amazing act of kindness from Escondido bridal salon Something Borrowed. Owner Stacy O'Neill of Something Borrowed bridal came to the rescue and offered this traumatized bride her pick from her huge selection of beautiful designer bridal gowns.

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http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/La-Jolla-Womans-Wedding-Dress-Stolen-2-Weeks-Before-Her-Wedding-380896461.html

Well done Stacy!! We've been wanting to create a 'local wedding hero' award for wedding professionals who go above and beyond for some time now and think we just found our first recipient!

what a fabulous show it was! the June 7 Wedding Party

in case you missed this day of 3 floors and over 60 wedding companies bringing you the  most beautiful wedding expo in Southern California, here is a shot from the fashion show with the fabulous runway goddesses!! You won't want to miss the next Wedding Party EXPO November 1, 2015 at the luxurious Marriott Marquis downtown San Diego!

thanks to Wedding Party fashion show photographer James Lightby who captured our models and fashion show sponsors: Dahlia Bridal Salon, The Dress Theory Bridal Salon, A New Twist hair and makeup, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals, The Centre LEXUS Escondido, Vintana Wine and Dine, Bryan Bratt Video and Classy Event Group DJ's.

thanks to Wedding Party fashion show photographer James Lightby who captured our models and fashion show sponsors: Dahlia Bridal Salon, The Dress Theory Bridal Salon, A New Twist hair and makeup, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals, The Centre LEXUS Escondido, Vintana Wine and Dine, Bryan Bratt Video and Classy Event Group DJ's.