Oh Pacific Beach! You have your own groove don't you and we love you!! The Catamaran Resort in 'PB' has its own groove too - a little beachy, a little tropical, a dose of hip, and a lot of Southern California style makes for a great combo - and so does this cocktail reception arrangement by Witty Rentals photographed by the talented Amy Lynn of By Amy Lynn Photography along the bay at The Catamaran Resort - we think this whole scene is one that you will love!
Caitlin & Dan have their priorities straight! When asked what their wedding style was, they responded they just wanted to have a fun and relaxed day. And by the end of the night, they got exactly the wedding they had hoped for. Caitlin & Dan got married at Kona Kai Resort in San Diego right on the harbor sand. The day was perfect and warm and they were surrounded by only 25 of their closest family and friends. We love the small wedding! To keep everyone laughing and having a ball plenty of games were on hand like corn hole, ring toss, Chinese checkers and an extra large Jenga! When it came time for their dinner, every guest sat at the same table [we are constantly touting the benefits of family style dining at weddings! love!!] to break bread and celebrate the happy couple. The whole day: the view, the beach, the bay, the games, and the set up was perfect! To top the night off, Caitlin & Dan shared their first dance with their toes in the sand and roasted marshmallows with their closest loved ones. What a great day for this beautiful couple!
Avery & Cory are both so fun spirited and silly and we absolutely love their destination wedding in San Diego. Both Los Angeles transplants, Avery & Cory were all about having a celebration of their love on the beach in San Diego. Kona Kai's harbor beach was the perfect place for this adorable couple to celebrate. Equipped with lots of amazing on trend details, and a bright and happy, pale aqua blue and yellow palette, Avery & Cory's wedding day was perfect in every way, from the brides glitzy bouquet to strutting her stuff in her bridal Jimmy Choo's. They described their wedding style and traditional but glamorous. The most important thing was that they got to remember every detail and enjoy their day. Surrounded by their closest friends & family, this fun loving couple celebrated love, sunshine, and good times at their San Diego destination wedding!
San Diego Wedding Vendor Credits:
Photographer: Paul Douda Photography//Bridesmaid Dresses:Bari Jay//Dress Store:Bridal Elegance//Dress Designer:Stella York//Dress Store:Pebbles Bridal//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Friar Tux Shop//Photo Booth Equipment:Pixel Perfect//Shoes:Jimmy Choo//Ring Designer:XIV Karats//Hair Stylist:Sterlings Mobile Salon & Barber Co.//Makeup Artist: The Pretty Parlor//Officiant: Ceremonies by Bethel//DJ:Thomas Giglio Events//Cake Designer:Flour Power Cakery//Floral Designer:Tess Fresh Flowers//Cinema and Video: Willmus Weddings//Event Planner: Willmus Weddings//Reception Venue: Kona Kai Resort Spa and Marina
Michelle & Tommaso wanted one thing for their wedding...simplicity! Michelle & Tommaso, who live in Northern California, decided to travel South with their family and closest friends for an intimate elopement in San Diego. Photographer Paul Douda started their photo session at Chicano Park in the Barrio Logan district of San Diego. Chicano Park is recognized for its stunning street art and lively community. Tommaso was inspired by the symmetry of Wes Anderson films and wanted to see the same style in his wedding photos, while Michelle wanted to see something uniquely theirs. Therefore, Paul intentionally disrupted the perfect symmetry aesthetic and made beautiful art that was true to the bride and groom.
After the first look and couples portraits, they headed to San Diego's bay front Courthouse for their ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family members, and finished the night at Rovino's Italian Cuisine in San Diego with two families v as one for the first time. It couldn't have been a better way to end such a special day in our beautiful, warm hearted, multi cultural, hometown... San Diego!
What do you get when you take a really creative team of wedding vendors and put them together with a classic tale of love and pirates? You get an amazing and fun Pirates of the Caribbean wedding styled shoot! It's a pirate's life for us....
Today's wedding couple wants to have fun and get creative we think this Disney inspired shoot is just the ticket to inspire you to do you! We are obsessed with the faux ship sail as backdrop! That's just great and imaginative staging folks! Scroll down for complete credits. Bravo!!
Photographer Raelyn Elizabeth says "My team and I are big fans of all things Disney/fairytale AND all things wedding! We are a group of wedding vendors who love to create inspiration for off-beat, Disney-loving brides and grooms. When we first heard there would be another Pirates of the Caribbean movie coming out this year, we knew we HAD to create a wedding shoot inspired by all things Pirates. We all have been living and breathing everything pirate and my spotify playlist has been playing pirate music on loop for the last month or so.
Deborah, our incredible clothing designer, offered our bride a modern yet beautiful pirate inspired on a non traditional, black and off white wedding gown.
We held the faux wedding ceremony on the iconic island of Coronado beach, in Southern California. Craft Menagerie, our custom crafter, created our gorgeous sail that was used for a non traditional ceremony arch. Baldwin Bridal and Events planned, designed and styled our stunning sweetheart table, cocktail bar, and reception decor to create a dark and edgy pirate ambiance.
The faux reception was taken place at The Tipsy Crow's upstairs lounge in San Diego, California. Baldwin Bridal and Events selected this venue because it reminds her of Disney's original dark inspired 'bachelor's pad', Club 33. With red velvet curtains, black leather chairs, old fireplaces and many gold fixtures, it was the perfect blend of everything pirate and Disney. Sylver Weddings and Events put the details together for the cake table and stationary display. The cake was created by Charly’s Cakes, and the stationery and seating chart were created by Boxed Wedding Invitations.
We have noticed with all of the millennial brides and grooms who grew up watching Disney fairytale wedding animations now seeing the live action remakes, we are seeing a new trend of off- beat brides and grooms who dream of creating their own fairytale romance in their weddings."
Wedding Styled Shoot Vendor Credits:
Photographer: Raelyn Elizabeth Photography//Linens and Coverings: PATTY'S LINEN RENTALS//Cinema and Video: Alexander Mo Photography and Video//Model:Aly Lovelace//Event Planner: Baldwin Bridal and Events//Invitation Designer: Boxed Wedding Invitations//Bakery:Charly's Cakes//Model:Cole Stamper//Etsy Designer: Craft Menagerie//Dress Designer: Deborah Lindquist Eco Couture//Beauty: Dezi V Hair & Makeup Artistry //Floral Designer: Flowersy by Alicia//Etsy Designer: Foswick Collectibles //Jewelry: Safia Day Jewelry//Event Designer: Sylver Weddings & Events//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:The Costume Store LLC//Reception Venue: The Tipsy Crow//Jewelry:The Victorian Bat//
Just goes to show that with creative imagination and a little magic the right team can help create your fairytale dream wedding become a reality!
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Sarah & Kolton tied the knot on an early Spring afternoon in the quaint mountain town of Julian, California just east of San Diego. William Heise County Park made for a lovely setting their outdoor wedding ceremony and afterwards the couple was transported by horse-drawn carriage to their brewery wedding reception at Nickel Brewery. The pastel colors used throughout this wedding really gave everything a soft, sweet, country feeling topped off by a cupcake tower and adorable customized heart-shaped cake wire cake topper and yummy tacos at the reception by Tacos Deliciosos! Sarah & Kolton had an absolutely amazing big day, filled with laughter & dancing with family and friends. And the icing on the cake was the bride's choice to start her new life in pink-laced Converse All Stars - the perfect way to start to their journey together!
Wedding Vendor Credits:
Wedding Photographer: Brit Jaye Photography
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: RLH Creations
Tim Otto [one of the nicest people you will ever meet!] is the kind of guy who at the end of the year can't wait to sit back and review all the weddings and engagements he photographed to reminisce about all the love, fun and memories he made with his couples. Here are Tim Otto's favorite wedding photos from 2016: they clearly show the heart and soul he puts into the weddings he photographs.
When you look at his work you can see that Tim likes to blend a variety of styles when he photographs people in love and weddings: Tim works with everything from a photo-journalistic editorial approach, to a contemporary fashion edge, to classic romantic style. Says Tim "I always enjoy photographing people and capturing their individual spirits; I think this is what drew me to weddings. I love weddings! I love telling the story of the entire day by capturing the many personalities and emotions on display as the events unfold. I want to capture not only what people look like, but show what they feel like. I want to give the bride and groom real, dynamic and beautiful photographs that they will treasure for a lifetime! I want to create an amazing and fun experience by making my couples feel comfortable in front of the camera without interfering with the flow of the day. A wedding is a celebration of love with family and friends; truly an amazing event. I am honored and privileged be part of your day." Yes Tim, we can tell! Please enjoy Tim Otto's favorite photos from 2016!