Colorful Bali Hai LGBT wedding celebrates love, gratitude and San Diego sunshine!

We wish you a very happy start to 2017 with a fun and colorful wedding on the San Diego Bay that celebrates with a Second Line parade and a lot of delicious cupcakes!! Happy New Year!

One of the most fun elements of Michael and Steve's wedding celebration was their Second Line celebration to, as they said, "Bring the joyful N'awlins spirit to our special day in California." A 'Second Line' is a parade with musicians and umbrellas and is a lively  celebration of life and jazz and is a huge part of New Orleans' [pronounced N'awlins to you Yankees out there] cultural heritage.

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photography: Photo by Chana and Don

Reception Venue & Catering: Bali Hai

Flowers: Wholesale Flowers

DJ: Dancing DJ Productions

Cake: Baby Cakes

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Sara and Bianca: a beautiful estate wedding celebrates a beautiful love

Two beautiful brides celebrate their wedding at a Rancho Santa Fe estate with lots of bubbly, lots of sparkle and lots of love!

Bride:  Sara Swikard   Bride:  Bianca Marino

Sara & Bianca met in 2007 while studying abroad and became instant besties! Two years later they committed themselves to one another on the same glorious day they decided to tie the knot, New Years Eve. This beautiful couple shares a love for bubbles, the San Diego Chargers and Michael Jackson. As Michael would say, these "PYT's" (pretty young things) were made for each other. They inspire each other to be their best self and it shows in every move they make together. To quote Bianca's vows, "we do not complete each other, but complement each other." The love they have is vivid and truly one of a kind.

Photographer:  Paul Douda Photography

Venue:  Las Olivas Estate by Estate Weddings And Events, Inc.

Event Planner:  After The Engagement

DJ: Choice Entertainment

Cakes Designer:  Fab Cake Girls

Caterer:  Hodads Hamburgers

Cinema / Video:  Lisa Hadley Studios

Floral Designer:  Mimi Totah Flowers

Makeup Artist:  Chic N' Sophisticated

 ***do yourself a favor and watch this amazing video of Bianca and Sara's wedding we promise you'll fall in love with them like we did! 

Save the date February 14, 2016 for the romance themed wedding party expo

San Diego's great big beautiful wedding planning show for all engaged couples is back at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay on Sunday, February 14 of next year and we can't wait! 

Brides, grooms, maids, groomsmen, moms, dads...everyone loves the Wedding Party! 

The Wedding Party has the most stylis, on trend wedding fashion shows in the country.

With fabulous food and fashion you'll love this show famous for its open and stylish format. 

Gorgeous displays from top wedding resources are like a living Pinterest board!  

Meet top caterers, florists, rental companies, photographers, videographers, DJs, musicians, bands, event planners and some of the finest reception and ceremony venues in the country

Marcus and Matteo's engagement shoot at Sunset Cliffs

Thank you to photographer and artist Amy Millard for this warm and friendly engagement portrait shoot at Sunset Cliffs during, what else, a beautiful sunset! We love the way Amy captured the guys' love, their special bond and spontaneous, fun personalities and the nature around them. Congratulations to Marcus and Matteo on your engagement!!

Congratulations America! Marriage equality goes nationwide!

Check out some lovely local couples celebrating love in a past issue of our digital mag NUPTIALS featuring some of our favorite local wedding professionals who have long known that love is love and have walked the talk. See NUPTIALS issue 3 page 199. 

Excerpt from the ruling by The Supreme Court of the United States: 

“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

 We're so happy and proud to be a loving voice in the wedding industry and to have supported all love and marriage since 1998!