Beautiful Red Wedding Styled Shoot Celebrates Chinese Weddings and Color!

You know we love red! The color of passion, vibrancy, action and, in China, weddings! The colorful inspiration for this vibrant wedding styled shoot came from photographer Fangting Zuo's Chinese heritage.  With this shoot she celebrates and pays homage to the traditional color of Asian weddings by marrying the feel of rich, ancient traditions with a modern, American aesthetic, with crimson & golden luxury and the elegance of San Diego's mini Versailles; The Westgate Hotel!

San Diego Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Westgate Hotel
The Westgate is a one-of-a-kind hotel, completed filled with timeless elegance, priceless antiques and appointments one would find in an elegant home. Designed as an incredible re-creation of an anteroom in the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Lobby is noted for its magnificent antiques, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, Flemish and French tapestries and Persian carpets. 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Art Director: Fangting Zuo

Photography: Fangting Photography

Hair Styling: Thomas Edward Salon & Dry Bar, Brenda Juckett-Schultz, owner and Mishelle Roberts, stylist

Makeup: Rachel Marie Gallenberger of Rachel Marie Makeup Artistry

Wedding Cake: Little Hunny Cakery 

Videography: Lens Life 

Bride's Fashion: Nolan Dean Le of Nolan Dean Studio  

Groom's Fashion: Friar Tux 

Wedding Invitations & Paper Goods: Ashlei Corlew, Sweet Louise Paper Co.

Jewelry: Love Tatum 

Rental Linens and Furniture: Patty's Linen Rentals

Arch Decor: Unique Rentals by Arc de Belle

Mission Bay Wedding Pops with Color and Character at The Catamaran Resort

Mission Bay makes for a pretty and festive place to celebrate love and marriage in San Diego! And we think The Catamaran Resort & Spa is the place to be if you love the bay! Just look at this fun and colorful bayside wedding with tropical flowers in a orange and bright pink, with trending succulents and moss adding a touch of low key style! To top it off the bridesmaids wore aqua and the bay wore a beautiful sail boats and a perfect sunny San Diego day!  Aubrey and Travis chose to have a destination wedding at the beautiful Catamaran Resort & Spa on San Diego's popular Mission Bay - and what a perfect vacation that made for their guests!! This very in love duo wed on the sand, then danced the night away in an intimate ballroom with views of the bay, celebrating the quintessential San Diego, California beachfront wedding vacation style! 

DJ: Party Pam//Floral Designer: Hartworks Floral Design//Hair Stylist:Brittany Reynolds//Ceremony Location:Catamaran Resort//Caterer:Catamaran Resort//Event Venue:Catamaran Resort//Photographer: Savoring The Sweet Life Photography//

Beautiful Flowers and A Beautiful Wedding Day at Ranch Valencia Remembered

We love a grand vision for a wedding and we also love when the bride and her artist designer and decor specialists like the amazing Annette Gomez, florist extraordinaire] feel they don't have to make everything match-matchy! This glorious Rancho Valencia wedding feels like a playful circus for the heart and soul!! And we really really love when a bunch of our favorite wedding pros [like Boyd Harris Photography, planner EverAfter Events, our rental heroes Classic Party Rentals, and the lovely Farm Tables and More,] come together to play and make wedding decor magic! 

Photographer: Boyd Harris Photography | Coordinator: EverAfter Events | Venue: Rancho Valencia | Flowers: Flowers Annette Gomez | Music: Tiernan Tunes TrioWest Coast Music | Rentals: Classic Party RentalsFarm Tables and MorePlatinum ProRevelry Event DesignArchive Rentals | Lighting: Tim Altbaum Productions | Hair: JDM Salon | Makeup: Vivian Kuriakos | Photobooth: Still Listening Productions | Cake: Michele Coulon Dessertier | Videographer: It's Personal Cinema | Transportation: Goldfield StageOld Town Trolley Tours

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018: Ultra Violet Coming Soon to Trending Wedding Styled Shoots!

Pantone has announced the Color of the Year for 2018 and it's out of this world! Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple, evokes royalty, the cosmos and magic!

Says Pantone, "Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection." 

Makes us think of the magical purple of Jessika Davis' geodes in our Darwin era wedding styled shoot by Paul Douda Photography at The US GRANT HOTEL

Wedding Styled Shoot Credits:

Location Venue: US GRANT HOTEL

Photographer: Paul Douda Photography

Florals and Decor: Adrianne Smith Florals

Hair Styling: Lia of Kut Haus

Makeup and Styling: Alta De Koven

Guest Star: Oiseau the Parrot

Vintage and Antique Jewelry: Vintage Jewelry Lounge 

Crystals and Geodes:  Jessika Davis

Bridal Gown Designer:  Michelle Hebert

Organza Princess Jacket and Add On Organza Skirt: Private Collection / Mather Louth

Art Direction and Concept: Love Your Show, Inc. for SanDiegoWedding.com

Library Style Table:  Classic Party Rentals 

Art Direction, Concept and Styling: Love Your Show, Inc. for SanDiegoWedding.com

Assistant Stylist: Savannah Gentry

Victorian Drama Wedding Color Palette Board Makes us Dream of Downton Abbey

Deep burgundy, rich real reds, purples so dark they are almost black contrasted by creamy ivories, this is what we love about this dramatic Victorian themed styled shoot with a floral centerpiece as the start of today's Color Palette Board photographed by Tande DiLanatta Photography.

Rich Wedding Browns and Blush Tones Make for a Classic and Traditional Style Color Palette Board

The rich brown of the Chivari chairs balance the soft tones of blush, pale green and cream of this wedding's florals and table settings to create a lovely traditional feel to this tablescape captured by wedding photographer Tim Otto Photography for today's "Rich Brown & Blush" Color Palette Board.

Bright Colors Wake Up this Wedding Color Palette Board of Beautiful Florals

Wedding decor and florals are available in a veritable rainbow of exciting color options and if you want to celebrate your wedding with bold decor you can't go wrong with bright oranges complemented with pinks and greens. We love this floral piece captured by Tim Otto Photography, wedding memories expert.

Rich Pastel Wedding Color Palette Board says "I Love Great Style" for Valentine's Day

We've been waiting to post more images from this gorgeous styled shoot and Valentine's Day gives us the perfect excuse to show off this color palette board rich with pastel wedding colors fit for a queen!  Thank you again London Light Photography and all the talented people who brought this styled shoot to life. See the original wedding styled shoot here. 

A Subtle Mix of Melon Colors Makes for a Yummy Wedding Tablescape Palette

Mixing colors is an artform and this mix of colors that reminds of of melons: cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, hits just the right sweet spot of subtle complexity and style as captured by this month's Color Palette Board featured wedding photographer SheWanders Photography

White and Pink Blush Wedding Color Palette Makes us Ready for Longer Days and San Diego Sunshine

Okay let's face it we are so spoiled in San Diego! It's only January and we are already wondering how much longer we must wait before it's beach weather and the sun sets at 9! So here's a beautiful ray of floral sunshine in whites and pinks to remind you that before you know it the sun will be shining and the days will be long! Photographed by uber wedding photographers and masters of sunny days [and this month's color palette board artist] SheWanders Photography

Classic Art Inspired Wedding Colors Make for a Truly Lovely Color Palette Board

This wedding invitation photo captured by local wedding artist SheWanders Photography [and this month's Color Palette Board Featured Artist] with it's classical floral design makes us wish we were strolling through an art museum getting inspired by all the masters. 

Vintage Luxe Wedding at the glorious El Cortez Bursts with Love and Color

There are few venues as quintessentially San Diegan as the El Cortez Hotel. Towering above everything else in 'uptown San Diego', this landmark Art Deco building, with its memorable neon titled rooftop, first opened its doors in 1927 to rave reviews and a loyal clientele of dancers, diners and revelers. Shuttered for years then opened by a couple of visionary developers, The El Cortez's ambiance, with its richly designed and upgraded gold gilded Don Room, is a beautiful place to celebrate love. And that's just what Christina and Ryan did! 

With pops of bright color and gold accents to match the Don Room and plenty of delicious food, tons of fun, and loving family, this event was truly a night to remember!

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Bob Hoffman Photography & Video

Venue: El Cortez

Event Planner: At Your Side Planning

Florist:  Sweet Ribbon Events

DJ: Battleson Entertainment

Caterer: Continental Catering, Inc.

Bridal Gown: David's Bridal

Wedding Cake: Grove Pastry Shop

Something Blue: a beautiful Cinderella wedding styled shoot in one of our favorite wedding hues

When wedding photographer J. Michelle Photography sent us this beautiful and romantic blue toned styled wedding shoot (featuring real life couple Bri and Kevin) we could see that they understand that every girl dreams of being a princess on their magical day. J. Michelle and the team at Fairy Godmother (a wedding planning and event company) wanted to bring the essence of that universal dream to life. Pulling inspiration from the beloved story of 'Cinderella', they mixed regal elements with humble trinkets in many shades of blue [Cinderella's signature color don't you know!] to create a realistic fairytale styled shoot. Well all we can say is "Bippity Bobbity Boo we love this shoot in blue!" Nice job of making magic!

Vendor Credits:

Photography:  J. Michelle Photography 

Makeup Artist:  Cassie Mulligan- Freelance Makeup Artist

Bakery:  De Coeur Bake Shop

Apparel:  Enchanted Bridal Boutique

Event Planning:  Fairy Godmother A Wedding & Event Company

Men's Fashions:  Fino's Menswear And Tuxedo

Linens and Coverings:  Make It Happen Events

Floral Designer:  Make It Happen Events

Chanel Chairs: Walker Lewis

Invitation Designer:  Matinae Design Studio

Make Up:  Jana Maes 

Bakery:  The Cookie Monger

Sewing Items: Sew Elegant 

Location: Private Residence, California

Black and White Decor a la Classic Party Rentals

Classic Party Rentals brings so many amazing things to the table for your wedding; dishware, linens, tables, glassware, tenting, carpet, dance floors and so much more! And they also know their design and decor check out this Black and White wedding style board from the experts at Classic Party Rentals! 

A bright and beautiful wedding full of color (and superheroes) lights up the day!

Have you ever walked into a wedding and instantly felt like it reflected the couple you know and love perfectly? That each element shined with the style and energy of your friends who are about to embark on their exciting journey down the aisle?

This super fun [and super in love!] couple’s wedding, planned by local favorite Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings and Events and shot by the ever popular Tim Otto Photography completely captured this dynamic couples, well...dynamism! 

This bright and happy wedding at the gorgeous and world class Estancia La Jolla was the perfect blend of beautiful bold colors which reflected the bride’s personality, all infused with the undeniable love between these two soul mates. 

With a gorgeous outdoor La Jolla [there's a reason it is called 'the jewel'] ceremony this wedding was nothing short of a modern day fairytale.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed a evening of great food from this world famous resort, great company and music that lasted till the wee hours of the night. 

Oh and one minor thing....apparently the groom and his groomsmen were all super heroes in disguise! It was, by all accounts, a day full of beauty, power, elegance, and, of course, true love!

See the full wedding  and vendor credits here