Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort offers the best in style, service and San Diego weddings

The legendary Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort, set atop the cliffs in the Torrey Pines State Reserve between the villages of La Jolla and Del Mar, is a world class resort offering the feeling of seclusion from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, while still being just a step away from all that San Diego has to offer. The hotel overlooks the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, with stunning views as far as the eye can see. A particular favorite with wedding couples bringing in lots of out of town guests [the ocean! the restaurants! the golfing! the view!] The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort has long  been one our favorites, with an events team who offers a truly remarkable wedding experience for all. 

All wedding photos by  True Photography Weddings

All wedding photos by True Photography Weddings

A coastal retreat situated atop the bluffs of La Jolla and overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course, the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel is a stunning venue to host social functions, local and destination weddings. Boasting 61,350 sq. ft. of gorgeous indoor and breathtaking outdoor event venues, this expansive, while intimate, La Jolla, CA hotel has the space for special events of all types and sizes. A choice of many elegant ballrooms gives you the perfect fit for anything from a grand black tie event with everyone you know and love on down to an intimate patio with Pacific views to celebrate with your small party.

When not dancing at your reception you and your guests can sip on cocktails and socialize on a patio overlooking the 18th Fairway. Challenge the boys to a round on the championship Torrey Pines Golf Course or organize a family friendly tennis tournament. Guests seeking adventure take advantage of world-class beaches and watersports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. Wedding couples, family and guests, top meeting planners and outdoor enthusiasts can take full advantage of the Southern California's sunny climate right out the hotel's back doors.

WEDDINGS

Couples seeking a romantic, yet relaxed destination for their nuptials flock to Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Stunning venues with picturesque views provide a beautiful backdrop for weddings at this captivating La Jolla wedding locale. Tie the knot in a simple ceremony under a San Diego sunset surrounded by lush gardens and panoramic ocean views, then invite guests to enjoy canapés and a champagne toast under a starry sky. The hotel's sprawling grounds make it a favorite for traditional Indian weddings and larger celebrations. Gather together family and friends from near and far to celebrate in spectacular style in one of two elegant grand ballrooms. Lavish guests with decadent menus designed to delight the palate. From hot hors d'oeuvres to a customized wedding cake, the culinary team's expansive knowledge of international cuisine will add a special touch to your big day.

All wedding photos by True Photography Weddings | Photos below courtesy Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Giant flowers for a giant impact on your wedding decor celebrate Spring!

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer. ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

Handmade giant flowers are all the rage for weddings this year! Check out some of our favorite artists online and have your own romantic garden at your wedding, in a photo booth, or at home on your wall, anytime of year, indoor or out! 

Papers to Petals (above 4 images) makes lovely, work-of-art, paper flower backdrops for weddings and events.

And we are just starry eyed over local San Diegan Starry Eyed Events who not only does gorgeous flowers (above) but can do charming butterflies and giant lettering for personalized backdrops! 

Dela Design Studio (above) in England makes jeweled  flowers from fabric and a lot more!

And sweet Etsy entrepreneur Rachel Quinonez of Lavish Inspirations (above) makes dynamic floral walls that we love for special events, home decor (hello baby's room!) and anytime you want to feel happy! Imagine getting a bouquet of these on Valentine's Day!

And then there's the bold and brilliant The Bleu Dahlia (above) stopping people in their tracks with her floral walls and obvious eye for design.

Happy Spring from all of us at SanDiegoWedding.com and #lovetotallyplanlocally !

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!

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. 

Staying cool at your San Diego wedding

 

San Diego hosts over 30,000 weddings a year for a good reason. It is usually sunny and gorgeous. But it can get quite hot here, especially inland, and contrary to popular songs, it does rain here.

Outdoor events must have adequate shade for guests, children, older folks and bridal party. Consider water, lemonade or iced tea for guests who will arrive early and parasols, fans, rented market umbrellas or tenting to provide reduced temperature and UV protection. No one likes to sweat in formalwear and full makeup - not you, your guests or your wedding professionals for that matter.

Also be sure to keep an eye on children and the elderly who may be especially susceptible to warm temperatures on such an exciting day! Keep them shaded and hydrated with healthy beverages. And as for guests remember alcoholic drinks may seem refreshing but actually end up causing dehydration so have plenty of water stations available.

Thanks to Zelo Photography for these beautiful images of a San Diego wedding. See more by top wedding photographers Zelo on their site.

Photos by Zelo Photography  

Photos by Zelo Photography  

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Today's featured venue: the Hyatt Mission Bay Resort Spa & Marina

One of our favorite venues in San Diego has to be the Hyatt Mission Bay Resort; it's got it all! It's right on the water, it has its own marina, it boasts an incredible restaurant (The Red Marlin) there's a world class spa right on site, you can enjoy the surrounding palm trees in a tropical setting or head up to the sleek penthouse suite for breathtaking views of the gorgeous lawns and all of San Diego! This site has everything you (and your out of town guests!) could want for the perfect San Diego wedding!

Give Hillary Cincotta in the events department a call 619-224-1234 if you'd like a private tour.  

Did we mention the gorgeous sunsets?

Did we mention the gorgeous sunsets?

  Located in the center of Mission Bay with tons of fun and sun and excitement!

 Located in the center of Mission Bay with tons of fun and sun and excitement!

The perfect place to fall even more in love! 

The perfect place to fall even more in love!