VENUES Liberty Station: So Many Amazing San Diego Wedding Locations in One Place!

There’s no denying that San Diego has a lot of really beautiful wedding ceremony and reception venues but did you know there’s that VENUES Liberty Station has tons of wedding locations all in one place?! VENUES Liberty Station offers 28 acres of incredible, historic surroundings at the former Naval Training Center San Diego. Their unique location encompasses beautifully restored buildings and lush landscapes, ideal for weddings of all style!

Sweeping lawns and trees in open parks make for great photo opps and extra large weddings. 

We just love all the historic buildings [they make fabulous photo backdrops!] sprinkled around Liberty Station! 

The people at VENUES Liberty Station really love what they do and want you to have an amazing day full of memories, family and friends, as you step forward into your new life! 

A Bright and Happy San Diego Destination Wedding Shows Us Why Couples Come Here to Wed!

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!

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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

 

San Diego Featured Wedding: Anything But Ordinary with Purple and Blue One of a Kind Wedding

One word to describe Lily and James's wedding is unconventional. And we are obsessed. Full of color and unique decor, this couple knows how to throw a party. We are sure that this will be a wedding their guests will never forget. Why, you ask? The ceremony began with the ceremonial blowing of a conch by the bride's brother, and officiant. Already off to a good start, the bride and groom spruced up the bride's dress with purple LED lights, added capes to the bridesmaids dresses, and made shields and spears for the entire bridal party! The attire wasn't the only DIY project on hand, Lily and James also made their flowers-- made from books and peacock feathers-- the center pieces, the wedding arch, and the troll cake topper! Just amazing!!

Photographer: Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//DJ:DeOndre Essex//Bridesmaid Store: RenzRags - Etsy//Reception Venue: The Abbey on Fifth Avenue//Caterer: The Abbey on Fifth Avenue

Winery Wedding Video Highlights Love, Beautiful Land and an Awesome Sunset!

We love our local wineries and the people who work so hard to bring the age old tradition of farming the land [and making wine!] to life in our day and age. And of course we love local winery wedding venues! Check out this winery wedding highlight reel by Aspect Media Works! 

Bride Rosie tells us "David and I have met in San Diego four years ago and fell in Love immediately. Our engagement was an absolute fairytale so I knew I wanted our wedding to be the same. As a hairstylist and makeup artist I have been behind the scenes at so many weddings, so going into planning our wedding I knew exactly what we wanted and what we didn’t. 

We chose to keep it small and romantic so we chose Milagro Winery which is hidden in the hills of Ramona. It is an absolute dream venue! Their day of coordination was amazing and made my dream a reality not to mention they have really good wine. We also found a one stop shop with our caterers, they provided all the food, cake, beverages, linens, and rental furniture decor. They were a breeze to work with, they completely customized our menu to stick with the BBQ/comfort food we wanted. 

When it comes to the day-of everything went off without a hitch thanks to all my amazing vendors. We had a small 60 person wedding with just close friends and family. It was very important to us to keep it personal and intimate, so we had my husbands best friend that he was in the Marines officiate our ceremony, which made it perfect.  The reception was just as amazing, from the great food, flowers, music, and company it’s definitely a day we will remember forever. And now can relive it everyday with our amazing video and pictures we have. Our videographer was such a breeze to work with and really captured the pure emotion and joy of that day and I can’t thank him enough for that. "

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Wedding Venue: Milagro Winery

Wedding Video: Aspect Media Works

Wedding Photographer Holly Sigafoos

Wedding Florist: Brandi Kwasney

Wedding Catering, Rentals and Cake: John Little Catering  

Cookies by The Cravory   Nothingbundtcakes.com 

Specialty Cakes by Nothing Bundt Cakes

Photo Booth by Pixster

Bridal Beauty by the Bride @dolledupbyrosie

Transportation by Bolt Transportation

Gown Designer Pre Owned Maggie Sottero

Groom's attire by: Express

Situated just east of here in Ramona, at 2,400′ elevation and bathed in Southern California sun, Milagro Winery [and Organic Farm!] enjoys warm days and cool nights, an idyllic climate for producing flavorful grapes. Our 110 acres includes drip-irrigated, drought-tolerant vines, with 11 different varietals, an organic farm, abundant fruit and nut orchards and a stunning crush house and wine cave. Tucked into the Ramona Valley, our property features a naturally rolling landscape dotted with impressive granite boulders and Coast Live Oak trees and is nourished by deep onsite wells and granite-rich soil. Milagro embodies the essence of a commitment to working in harmony with the land. 

Downtown Gallery Styled Wedding Shoot Brings Industrial Texture and Rich Watercolor Pastels Together

Downtown Gallery Styled Wedding Shoot Brings the trend of gorgeous Brick Industrial Texture and Rich Watercolor Pastels Together

Industrial hard meets pretty is so hot right now in fashion and editorial! And at the exciting Sparks Gallery in Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, the rough brick and deep wood contrasting with the exciting and bright colors in the artwork make the perfect set up for the dynamism of Justice Photography. This shoot is the perfect blend of strong lines and textures and soft colors and styling. Bonus: it even has a gorgeous geode cake, floral decorated picture frames [love!] and crystal place settings in Pantone's Color of the Year for 2108 Ultra Violet! This super design team is so on trend for weddings and style and we think they've created the perfect blend of the masculine and the feminine with this dramatic and fresh wedding styled shoot! Enjoy!

Melissa Barrad, Owner of I DO Weddings and Events and Lead Stylist in the shoot says, "Once I visited the Sparks Gallery, I knew it was a special place. I loved the lighting, and of course, that they feature California artists. With that in mind, we pooled together California based vendors and San Diego natives, like myself, to create a unique romantic feel with a laid-back vibe. We wanted to work with colors that would enhance the art, not take away from it." 

San Diego Featured Wedding: Mariangela + Jayil's Puerto Rican Venezuelan Wedding Celebrates Tradition and Love

Tradition and culture. All weddings usually celebrate some tradition or cultural pride; like the cultures that the two families bring to the wedding and sometimes the new traditions created from the newlyweds coming together as one in marriage. And then there's this wedding! Starting with a beautiful traditional Catholic Ceremony, complete with the lighting of candles during the sacrament of marriage,  the couple and their families then moved on to the ZLAC Rowing Club in Pacific Beach for a night of old and new traditions. 

The groom, who is from Puerto Rico, was dressed in a suit jacket that opened into a beautiful work of art. The bride, who hails from Venezuela, handcrafted all the beautiful details of the day with love. As a surprise to their guests, the bride and groom showed their countries' pride by dancing with their respective flags as their first dance! One Puerto Rican tradition is the "guayabera," a loose-fitting men's shirt, which the bride's father wore. A fun new tradition? The bride and her maids wore matching temporary tattoos!  And the best tradition of all? Celebrating love and marriage with your families! Nos encanta esta boda especial! Our hearts go out to Puerto Rico and all our fellow Americans working to recover post hurricane.

Photographer: Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//Event Planner: Adore Wedding Design//Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo Bridal//DJ: ART from SGM//Cake Designer: Azucar//Caterer: Continental Catering Dress Store: David's Bridal//Band:Ginger Roots //Event Venue: ZLAC Rowing Club

Darlington House wedding is pastel perfect celebration of love, family and multi cultural wedding style in San Diego!

From Jenna and Kaj's proposal in Spain at the Parque del Retiro in Madrid to the beautiful European like village of La Jolla, California, this couple celebrated their love and family with a lovely, and love-filled, wedding. The historical Darlington House with its beautiful and rich, multi cultural decor [Andalusian Patio modeled after the style of Southern Spain with Roman arches, and benches and flooring made with Azulejo tile, Egyptian Patio with a fountain and colorful classic Egyptian tile lining the pool, classical English style Rose Garden and our favorite the Library with its dark wooden bookcases, Moroccan fireplace and a gorgeous staircase that invokes Moorish architecture] was the perfect wedding venue to represent these two and their adventurous spirits, with the inspiration for their weddings' theme coming from their travels in Spain. And to top it off, Jenna and Kai's accent of pastel colors of Pinks, Corals, Sage Green and Gold perfectly reflected the colors of the Venue.

Of course we all love how weddings bring families and friends together and collectively we all are there to witness and help create a new family. From sweet loving speeches, to tender moments with parents, and dancing and celebrating with friends, it's all a whirlwind of over-whelming and happy memories. And with extra special touches like the beautiful DIY items like hand made pottery, made by the groom's mom planted with succulents for guests gifts, and heirloom items like Jenna wearing her grandmother's bracelet, this wedding was one of kind and chock full of moments to last a life time! Enjoy and congrats to Jenna and Kai!!