Catamaran Resort Flash Sale Today Only!

FLASH SALE! You and your loved one deserve a tropical getaway. Until 11:59 p.m. on Friday,  The Catamaran Resort and Spa in Pacific Beach San Diego is offering an 'Escape to the Beach' Romance Sale, which includes 2 free spa treatments when you book a 3-night stay that actualizes before May 24, 2018! Book today before midnight to enjoy this amazing offer!

The Catamaran Resort and Spa checks all boxes for an amazing San Diego staycation experience; great location, great food, great service, great views, and a great spa don’t miss this great offer!

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When your something blue is a beautiful bridal gown by local designer Jaime Elyse

When your something blue is a beautiful confection of a bridal gown by one of our favorite local designers Jaime Elyse then everything is heavenly. We just love it when a local girl makes good like this talented Southern Cal fashion designer and artist. And you can see why she is the toast of Fashion Weeks in Toronto, LA and New York! 

designer @jaimeelyseofficial

agency @rmea_talent

photographer @heatherandersonphotography

muah @christajacobs_hair.makeup

model @laurenjacobs_model @andrewraymondsweeney

Save the date for the December 8 Justine M Couture Bridal accessories San Diego trunk show at The White Flower

Bridal accessory and veil designer Justine M Couture is having one of her fabulous trunk shows at SanDiego’s The White Flower bridal salon December 8. Be sure to get your spot reserved and don’t miss  getting up close and personal with the fantastic collection by this very popular accoutrements designer. 

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Dive in Movies the Perfect Romantic Date Night in San Diego

Summer may be over, but our Dive-In Movies at the totally retro cool Pearl Hotel in Point Loma go ALL YEAR LONG! Get in the festive spirit this fall and winter with flicks that are sure to entertain. While you watch, sip and dine on irresistible food and drink from their on house restaurant EAT at The Pearl! Movies play every Wednesday at 8PM! ** Reservations Strongly Encouraged**

Looking to dine and watch? Give them a call for reservations (619.226.6100) or go online. Reservations fill up far in advance so book early! Looking to just watch? The Pearl has limited first come-first serve seating around the pool and at the bar and of course you will want to take a dive in their saltwater pool and watch from there! Upcoming movie schedule below... see you there! 

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OCTOBER

04 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

11 Labryinth

18 Hocus Pocus

25 Scream

31 The Shining

NOVEMBER

01 Cocktail

08 Revenge of the Nerds

15 Who Framed Roger Rabbit

22 Planes, Trains and Automobiles

29 Edward Scissorhands

DECEMBER

06 Elf

07 Elf (Double Feature)

13 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

20 A Christmas Story

27 Scrooged

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.

Wedding Crash Wednesday: a fun and festive SanDiego garden wedding

Usually we do Wedding Crush Wednesdays but today is Wedding Crash Wednesday because we wish we had crashed this awesome wedding that was so artfully filmed by our friends at Stockham Media. So please enjoy this video of a charming, fun and festive garden wedding (with its unique and fun soundtrack) that we think you wish you'd crashed too!  

Two of our favorite things come together for a lovely wedding photo

We love it when two of our favorite things come together to make such a beautiful finished product and Tim Otto Photography and the gorgeous La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla are two of our very favorite things and we think it's easy to see why.... 

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La Valencia hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla (known affectionately as the Pink Lady) offers some of the most beautiful wedding settings in Southern California. Tim Otto is one of the top wedding portrait, engagement and special event photographers and when these two come together well we're just in awe! 

All Aboard for Love and Marriage! Couple Celebrates Wedding on the Train!

All aboard for the sweetest reception idea on wheels! Adam and Theresa are not your ordinary couple! They knew they wanted their wedding to be something different - something that offered a very fun and unique experience for their guests. So the groom, being the train lover that he is, decided he would share his love for trains with everyone. After their wedding ceremony in the beautiful LA Cathedral, everyone hopped on a train at famous Union Station and headed along the Pacific shoreline to beautiful San Diego [of course!] with champagne in hand. After a little leg break in San Diego everyone stepped back up onto the train, and enjoyed a fabulous dinner with a one-of-a-kind view none would ever forget! 

Photographer:  Becca Liz Photography//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:men's wearhouse//Dress Designer: Brides by Demetrios//Reception Venue: California Zephyr Railcar Charters//Ceremony Location: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels//Dress Store: David's Bridal//Floral Designer: Flowers by Leah//Beauty:Parlor of Three//


Don't forget this Sunday's wedding party expo at the NTC Venues at 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 31 Wedding Party will be at the exciting new NTC Venues @ Liberty Station in the heart of San Diego. 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 on the ground of the NTC Venues @ Liberty Station (McMillin Library, Luce Court and Legacy Plaza) and enjoy fashion shows, 60+ 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 20,000 square feet of wedding inspiration.

See show web site with all information and just for you here's a comped ticket for two! 

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Are you registered with us for great wedding ideas, specials and tips?

SanDiegoWedding.com / #lovetotallyplanlocally is San Diego's favorite wedding blog and information directory with wedding ideas, featured weddings, styled shoots, a complete offering of hundreds of amazing wedding professionals and wedding services, plus wedding articles and photos galore... all for engaged couples planning a special San Diego wedding.

Be sure you are registered with us for surprise gifts, specials, the latest wedding style tips and more... Engaged Couples register here. And be sure to follow us on your favorite SOCIAL MEDIA!  (Wedding Pros we love you too but please register over here. ) 

Don't forget about our designer cocktail guide by Snake Oil Cocktail Co. to help you whet your whistle in style!

Leaders of Libations, the Dukes of Drink, The Kaisers of Cocktails, the Princes of Pouring, the Emperors of Imbibing....we can't say enough good things about Snake Oil Cocktail Company's talent and passion for creating amazing cocktails for weddings and events! 

Click through to see a lot more cocktails in our new Guide to Cool Cocktails sponsored by Snake Oil Cocktail Co. and get inspired to excite your guests at your cocktail reception! 

Source: http://www.sandiegowedding.com/cocktails-guide/

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

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. 

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!!

Featured wedding ARTIST: Holly Ireland Photography

Our jaws were pretty much floored the entire time we were looking through the photos. They captured every single moment...every detail...every expression...every emotion. Her photos filled in the moments we were too caught up with everything else to be able to enjoy.
— — From Jenny and Umar

Holly Ireland Photography loves telling the story of your day. Husband and wife team, Holly and Bruce, will work with you to design your day the way you want it told through photos. They love to do a mixture of candid photos along with the posed photos of family and friends. They use a several lenses through your special day to get some creative shots from 2 angles at all times so those spontaneous moments won't be missed! For more information please contact Holly Ireland by email or visit the website.

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.