A Secret Garden Theme and Two People Overflowing with Love Make for a Wedding to Remember

We just love featuring weddings that show this much love! Especially when our favorite wedding pros had the honor in sharing in the love all day too. Check out this perfect sunny day San Diego wedding with two people so in love [love their first peek around the corner images!] it will make you feel it too!

Says San Diego wedding photographer Paul Douda, “We cannot say enough wonderful things about Katie & Stormie. Spending the day with them, their family and friends was nothing short of magical. Their love for one another is inspiring and represented so vividly with those who surrounded them. This madly in love couple fully committed to their 'Secret Garden' theme that was carried throughout their whole wedding planning process. From Stormie's proposal to Katie during the 'Garden of Lights' Christmas celebration at the Encinitas Botanical Gardens, to their engagement session we shot at Felicita County Park in Escondido, and finally to their romantic garden inspired wedding by the sea in Oceanside at Spring Hill Suites by Marriott. Katie & Stormie's day was full of so many special family details. They were married by Stormie's Aunt Liz, Katie's sisters completed her bridal party, they shared a double father-daughter dance and we know they were joined in spirit by Stormie's late mother and Katie's late second mom. The day was perfect and we are so honored to have captured it. They truly showed that love surely WINS in #KatiesPerfectStorm!” Editor’s Note: Paul Douda Photography is one of So Cal’s favorite LGBTQ friendly wedding photographers and you can sure see why! #loveislove

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ's House//Ring Designer:Weisfield Jewelers//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Men's District//Dress Store:Poppy & Rose Bridal//Dress Designer:Justin Alexander//Makeup Artist: Mobile Beauty Team//Musicians:Celeste Barbier Events//Cake Designer:Kiki's Custom Confections//Caterer:Hello Betty//Floral Designer: Kendra's Floral Design//Cinema and Video:Paul Douda Photography//Reception Venue:SpringHill Suites by Marriott//Photographer: Paul Douda Photography//

Love Wins Every Time - Especially with This Gorgeous Wedding Styled Shoot that Celebrates Our LGBTQ Friends. Love is Love.

There’s nothing greater than the union of love, especially when we live in a world where LOVE WINS. This styled shoot is set to emphasize the love that exists, the power of collaboration and the power of LOVE. Shattering the glass ceiling was just one of the motives behind this new age shoot. Love is Love. Styled by Fairy Godmother, a Wedding & Event Company, with deep blues, rich reds [check out her gorgeous burgundy tux jacket!] and metallic gold, this powerful, vintage inspired shoot wins too!

"ren-dez-vous": noun: a meeting at an agreed time and place, typically between two people.

This pop up wedding styled shoot was set in the loft of an antique store in the heart of downtown Bakersfield, CA. Vintage vibes illustrated with dark, deep maroons and touches of gold were juxtaposed by the natural light from the industrial windows and bright colored stones handcrafted into the décor. Mis-matched candlesticks, antique dishes and sugar crystal name cards completed the tablescape. Handmade-coin rings symbolize the labor of lasting love and soft, airy touches remind us of true love’s kiss! 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Cinema and Video:Our Legacy Photo & Cinema//Equipment Rentals:20th Street Cottage//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:70 Knots//Cake Designer: Gimme Some Sugar//Floral Designer: House of Flowers Bakersfield//Design and Decor:Right Coast Design Studio//Invitation Designer: Matinae Design Studio//Apparel:Fino's Menswear and Tuxedo//Dress Store: Ladies and Gents Bridal//Beauty:Atomic Kitten//Linens and Coverings: Walker Lewis Rents//Event Venue:In Your Wildest Dreams Consignment//Event Designer: Fairy Godmother a Wedding & Event Company//Photographer: Left Coast Design Studio//

Happy Pride Month San Diego! Hope You Had a Rainbow Colored Celebration of Love and Respect

To all our LGBTQ friends and family; we hope you enjoyed a beautiful and love filled Pride Month! We at SanDiegoWedding.com and #lovetotallyplanlocally celebrate with you that Love is Love every single day of the year. 

Cinema and Video:Our Legacy Photo & Cinema//Equipment Rentals:20th Street Cottage//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:70 Knots//Cake Designer: Gimme Some Sugar//Floral Designer: House of Flowers Bakersfield//Design and Decor:Right Coast Design Studio//Invitation Designer: Matinae Design Studio//Apparel:Fino's Menswear and Tuxedo//Dress Store: Ladies and Gents Bridal//Beauty:Atomic Kitten//Linens and Coverings: Walker Lewis Rents//Event Venue:In Your Wildest Dreams Consignment//Event Designer: Fairy Godmother a Wedding & Event Company//Photographer: Left Coast Design Studio//

San Diego Featured Wedding: Daniel + Chad's University Celebration

"Love at first sight," can sound like quite the cliche. However, for these two, it was truly just that. How do we know? The final wedding gift.

Daniel and Chad have been dating for over 11 years and engaged for 6 of those. Throughout this time, the two travelled and went out and grew together as one. So, on the day of their wedding, Daniel found it only fitting that he showers Chad with gifts. The final gift from Daniel was given during his vows. What was it you ask?

A cake topper. 

Not just any cake topper. But a cake topper that he had bought without Chad even know on their first date in Pacific Beach. He had held onto it for all those years because he knew he had found the one.

The saying must be true. When you know, you know!

Photographer: Paul Douda Photography// Caterer: Aztec Shops, San Diego State University// Floral Designer: Flowers For You// Ring Designer: Gianni Vincent Jewelers// Cake Designer: Katella Bakery// DJ: Movin' Tunes// Tuxedo and Mens Attire: National Tuxedo Rental// Venue: San Diego State University

Don't miss this Sunday's Wedding Party EXPO at Venues Liberty Station!

San Diego's coolest wedding expo with all the vendors, fashion, food, drinks and ideas to have you planning in style! The July 30, 2017 Wedding Party EXPO will be at the immensely popular and centrally located hip Venues at Liberty Station!! Click here to get your advance tickets now and save. 

You will love The Wedding Party EXPO! Engaged couples and guests come enjoy a special day like no other to plan your wedding! Come enjoy this special show in a beautiful, setting and enjoy 3 huge exhibitor display exhibiting areas, fashion shows, tons of top wedding experts, musical entertainment and more.

The Wedding Party is San Diego's sophisticated wedding planning day for all couples with cocktails, fashion, wedding experts and 25,000 square feet of wedding inspiration. See you at the show!

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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