Bayfront Catamaran Wedding Celebrates with Summer Sunshine and Tropical Citrus Colors

The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in the beachside community of Pacific Beach, San Diego is the perfect spot for a couple looking for a sunny, vacation feeling, tropical style wedding. The resort's two-story waterfall in the lobby make for an inviting start to a fun filled day for guests and wedding party alike, not to mention their lush gardens that even include live parrots. Tasha and Mike had a beautiful first look which was followed by a sunset ceremony on the beach and their happy guests loved the tropical [grapefruits!!] theme that was carried all the way into the ballroom for the reception.

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer: Amy Millard Creative Studio

Venue: Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

Photographer:  Amy Millard: Creative Studio //Event Planner: Adore Wedding Design//Floral Designer: Exquisite Designs by DLS//Cinema and Video:Lux Media//DJ:Party People San Diego//Makeup Artist: The Hair and Makeup Box//Cake Designer:Twiggs Bakery and Coffee House //Event Venue: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa//

More trending wedding style from Classic Party Rentals - the Casual Elegance Series

Rustic weddings are all the rage still! And the Casual Elegance Series from Classic Party Rentals San Diego is the perfect way to add charm and style to any indoor or outdoor San Diego wedding. Whether you are at a vineyard, in a barn, having a ranch or farm wedding or are celebrating your love in the back yard, these gorgeous pieces add an earthy style to your celebration! Incorporate picnic tables, bright floral arrangements, and eco-friendly materials for relaxed yet classy entertaining. 


Be sure to call our girl Cris at Classic Party Rentals San Diego [858-496-9700] for all the help and style expertise you need! 

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea... enjoy dreamy water colored wedding Boho Styled Shoot

Photographer Sydney Takeshta’s inner flower child rejoiced with her tambourine and floral crown when Lorena of A Rustic Vintage Affair and she decided to create a seaside styled shoot with a bohemian, watercolor theme. We think you'll love the soothing ocean inspired tones and dreamy Boho styling of this lovely shoot. And if you listen closely you can almost hear the waves kissing the rocks and the cry of the gulls overhead.  

On a blindingly golden, classic Southern California afternoon, with the tide high, all the details came together.

The color palette of lavender, greys, blues and a pop of Marsala combines to bring the soft watercolors of the sea together with a bold note. The whole shoot and tablescape, designed by Lorena Rich from A Rustic and Vintage Affair, creates the feeling of a husband and wife who’ve  just eloped and are celebrating their special moment on the beach having a romantic evening dinner. 

Vendor Credits:

Photography:  London Light Photography

Designer:  A Rustic Vintage Affair

Cinema/Video:  Audrey Alba Films

Makeup:  Meredith Andrée De Leon

Bridal Fashions:  D'Angelo Couture 

Men's Fashions:  Friar Tux

Calligraphy:  Kindred Spirit

Bakery:  Little Hunny Cakery

Florals:  New Creation Floral Design

Bakery:  Pennys Custom Cookies

Heirlooms and Extras: Rickety Swank

Lace, love and tradition at Immaculata and L'Auberge Del Mar

One of the most dramatic and historic venues, the iconic landmark that is San Diego's Immaculate Conception Church, sets the perfect tone for this gorgeous and lace filled celebration that celebrates love and tradition. After a beginning like that you know the reception will be amazing too and with the star studded skies of Del Mar overhead and their loved ones hearts warming the evening, this couple celebrated the rest of their beautiful, lace-filled wedding at one of our favorite local reception settings, the historic in its own way, L'Auberge Del Mar. Check out the complete wedding and all vendor credits here...

Rentals and decor and chairs...oh my! Classic Party Rentals to the rescue!

Where do you go when you need a big impact from your rentals, decor and furnishings? Oh and your big day is on the line and you want to make sure you're working with a supplier that has everything you need: like a huge inventory, incredible staff, real delivery windows, a showroom that will knock your socks off and stylists who can make any vision come to life? As Ghostbusters would say..." Who you gonna call? Classic Party Rentals! " That's who we recommended when a client of ours had a traditional rental supplier no show at their event [yup!] so trust us when we say you can trust the people at Classic Party Rentals to take care of you! Shout out to the amazing San Diego rep Cris Joseph!! Contact the Classic Party Rentals team for your wedding or event here. And check out just a little slice of the amazing options CPR has available to you!

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! 


Get your Bridal Magazine fix at the Wedding Party Bridal Show

So yes we know we are a website:) But we just love the look and feel of a real bridal magazine and feel strongly that the tradition of perusing through real print will never go away. Sure today you've got your digital boards and all but there's nothing like a bound collection of printed ideas, people, advice and inspiration to woo you. With each turn of the page a new gorgeous photo awaits: a gown, a table setting, a venue, a bouquet.... is a romantic process to spend hours with a magazine as you layout by the beach or fall asleep in bed reading about weddings that fill your dreams with beauty and style.

get your free copy of San Diego Style Wedding Magazine at The Wedding Party February 14, 

get your free copy of San Diego Style Wedding Magazine at The Wedding Party February 14, 

One of the many totally cool things about attending a bridal show with all the food, fashion and fun right there in front of you like a giant Pinterest Board come to life, is getting access to free bridal magazines! February 14, 2016 at The Wedding Party Bridal Show at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay you can get the magazines you really want like San Diego Style Weddings Magazine (a local fave for years!) for free! And their staff (and sometimes even their publisher) is on hand to chat about all those lovely shoots and styles and pros featured in the magazine too!

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

Time to taste cake with Teresa Johnson wedding cake expert and baker extraordinaire

As the holidays approach be sure to save room for delicious desserts by Teresa Johnson, Wedding Cake Expert, Pastry Chef, Baker Extraordinaire and Yumminess Expert for the last few decades. Check out these beautiful [and tasty!] cakes and reach Teresa at 619-203-1603 to book a free cake tasting and design consultation and be prepared to be amazed!! 

Selecting your wedding cake is oh so important and you simply have to taste all the delicious flavors that Teresa {well known – and respected- as the head baker at Grove Pastry Shop for the past few decades} offers! You may have seen that the Lemon Grove location of Grove Pastry [home to this bakery for over 60 years!] is changing – but not to worry, Teresa’s cakes are just as incredible as always and now that she’s not behind the counter, Teresa says she is very excited to be able to give her full attention to all her wedding clients!