Beachfront Destination San Diego Wedding Captures all the Love and Fun

We love all the happiness and beachside fun that is apparent in Danielle and Larry’s Point Loma wedding! This engaging couple decided to get married in their hometown of San Diego on the Navy Base at Oceans View of Ballast Point. They wanted a rustic beach theme wedding that was both simple and classic. Their photographer Paul Douda was so impressed with what they delivered especially considering they planned their wedding mostly apart and out of the country! Joined by their friends and family, Danielle & Larry celebrated their love for one another at their stunning beach setting in San Diego. Enjoy!

Danielle & Larry met online unexpectedly while they were both serving their country overseas. Larry was in Kuwait about to return to the U.S. and Danielle was gearing up for her second tour of duty in Spain. According to them, the timing was horrible and neither of them expected to meet their soulmate online while in the service! While on vacation together in Tromso, Norway over New Years 2017, Larry decided to propose to Danielle. Seeing the Northern Lights had always been on their bucket list and Larry couldn't think of a more perfect way to ask Danielle to be his wife. In Danielle's words, "One evening, we drove out of the city into the surrounding fjords to get a better look at the lights. They were stunning, truly breath taking. We stopped to get a picture of us with the lights, he usually sets up the camera as I stand in front of the camera so he can focus it and fix the settings. My back was turned towards him because I was looking up at the lights, I heard him walking up behind me in the snow, but I noticed it was taking him a bit longer than usual. Once he got next to me, he kneeled down, pulled out the ring, and asked me to marry him." 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Etsy Designer: Creative Amme//Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie//Etsy Designer:AxMen (Grooms Ring)//Ring Designer:Ice Carats//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Express//Dress Store: Nordstrom//Beauty: Lightly Brushed Makeup//Makeup Artist: Lightly Brushed Makeup//DJ: Dancing DJ Productions//Cake Designer:Shirley the Cake Lady//Cake Designer: The Cake Lady//Event Planner:Dina Ibarra (Friend of Bride)//Ceremony Location:Ocean View at Ballast Point//Photographer: Paul Douda Photography

Sunset Cliffs Beach Bridal Photo Shoot Welcomes in Spring by the Ocean

We just love Sunset Cliffs and we know you do too! The view, the water, the air, the breeze, the gulls, the surfers; it's the quintessential San Diego view! The gorgeous view was enhanced in this photo shoot, styled by Jessica J Events, with a lovely bride model holding a sweet Springtime bouquet by create by Genesee Florists just for the occasion! 

Photographer:   Mattie Taylor Photo & Film//Other Location:Sunset Cliffs National Park//Floral Designer: Genesee Florists//

Love Marks the Spot in this Gorgeous San Diego Beachside Wedding Styled Shoot

If you love anything beachy or tropical for a wedding then you'll be saying "Mahalo!" for this lush and lovely wedding styled shoot! It starts with The Catamaran Resort in Mission Bay, with its lush tropical surroundings, beachside settings [the bay side of Mission Bay feels like you're on an island it's that peaceful and beautiful!], then add gorgeous floral table decor, boutonniere and fabulous Protea bouquet by the area's foremost floral "Kaha Ki'i" [that's Hawaiian for artist] Haydee of Haydee's Creative Flowers, who hails from the islands of Hawaii and brings so much Aloha to her work. Then add in charming island themed cake pops, wedding cake and desserts [love the pineapple design!] by Jennywenny Cakes, lovely tropical paper goods, light and stylish beachy wedding attire and have it all styled by expert event designer Nicole of Love Marks the Spot. Then, of course, have all this gorgeousness captured by the talented Justice Photo and there you have it: the perfect beachside tropical wedding inspiration! Aloha to all and Happy New Year!

Waves Crashing, Sun Setting, This Toes in the Sand Beach Wedding was the Refreshing Low Key Event Everyone Wanted

Beach weddings! It's one of the main reasons why people love to get married in So Cal! Waves crashing, beautiful sun setting over the water, your toes in the sand and a tear in your eye as your heart fills with love and joy for your loved ones saying "I do!". This low key affair was exactly the stress free affair that Zac and Chelsea wanted. With a love as endless as the sea and as deep as the ocean, these two celebrated with a light hearted day of ease and joy with a close group of friends and family. And as the couple said their vows in front of the crashing waves and sunset it brought everyone to tears in a moment of pure bliss... which was followed, in true Southern California style, by tacos and margaritas! 

Vendor Credits:

Photography by Astray Photography

Bridal Gown by Designer Sottero Midgley

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Bride's hair, makeup, and floral were all DIY

Location Corona Del Mar Beach

Dreamy Beach Wedding Styled Shoot Inspires all Beach going Brides!

We all love the beach in So Cal! And it is especially fun to share a beautiful beachy bride wedding styled shoot with you! This dreamy, romantic meets boho styled shoot by Devyn Leone Photography has the model wearing a lace dress from Dainty Hooligan, and floral crown by Magsea Daisy with gorgeous sunbursts provided by Mother nature! This bridal session took place at Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, CA at the iconic tower. 

Photographed by: Devyn Leone Photography
Bridal Gown by:  Dainty Hooligan
Flower Crown by: Magsea Daisy
Location: Laguna Beach Victoria Beach Tower

 

Quiet yet powerful home wedding in Encinitas brings gorgeous So Cal style to a day that celebrates love and family

We are suckers for home weddings! And this quietly powerful home wedding in Encinitas brings gorgeous style to a day that celebrates love and family overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We hope you enjoy this bright, sunshine and love-celebration on a perfect Southern California day.  And remember one of the most important decisions you make with any wedding (but with a home wedding  in particular) is hiring a professional wedding and event planner like Julie from The Best Wedding for You who pulled this beauty together, allowing the couple and their families to truly enjoy their special day.

 Says Danielle of SidebySide Cinema “Brittany and Dave chose Encinitas for their seaside elopement this past summer. They rented a beautiful house (and we learned that it was actually Shawn White's house that he was selling!) and spent a few days just relaxing with their little family. Dave got the boys and himself ready while Brittany finished her last touches of details. I loved all the dainty sparkly things and her "shoes" were adorable. The boys with their hats were to die for!

Their ceremony was on a landing on the cliff overlooking the ocean. It was the smallest ceremony we've ever filmed. Just the two of them and their two boys! They had amazing personal vows and I just loved that you could hear their kids in the background and they even had to hold the baby during the rings. It just was perfect because the kids were so much a part of the day and sometimes life is just messy and your kids need a snack during the ceremony!

After the ceremony, they had an awesome sunset for photo time. The baby was thrilled with the sand and their other son just wanted to play in the waves. They are such an adorable family. While they were taking photos, the chef was making their meal. They had an intimate dinner that looked absolutely delicious.

Because this was an elopement, there was only a ceremony, no reception events. But once the sun went down, we did some fun night shots with them with sparklers and lanterns. It was a beautiful night and a romantic event. We hope they had an amazing time here in California, congratulations you two!” 

Check out the amazing video by SidebySide Cinema and enjoy this beautiful celebration as if you were there!

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Event planning: The Best Wedding for You

Ceremony and Reception: Private Residence in Encinitas

Photographer: Tim Otto Photography

Videographer: SidebySide Cinema

Florist: Organic Elements

Hair and Make up: Eye Do's Make-Up & Hair

Officiant: Sandiegoweddingguy.com

Personal Chef:  Meals on Heels

She Sells Seashell Wedding Cakes by the Seashore in San Diego

As you may have guessed by now we love cake! Pretty cakes, yummy cakes, fun cakes and of course unique and stylish wedding cakes!! So park your peepers on this seashell decorated multi tiered wedding cake by our cake heroines at CAKE. Oh these girls know just how to win our hearts [icing helps]!! This aqua and subtle peach toned cake embellished with edible icing starfish and seashells would make Arielle swoon and is the perfect finish to a fun beach wedding! 

CAKE is also a bakery you can visit so grab your dingelhoffer and get on in there and say hi to Kimberly and Jen, the girls who sell seashell wedding cakes [and every other kind of scrumptious dessert] by the seashore:)