April Showers Brings a Romantic Peony Paradise

April is in full swing and so are those showers [well what passes for showers in San Diego!]. What May flowers are we excited to see this season, you ask? We cannot wait to see peonies galore! The peony is such a perfect option for a multitude of reasons. For one, it's so easy to work them into your budget. Whether you have a large budget to have strictly peony arrangements at every table or you have a smaller budget and just want to add accent peonies throughout your bouquets, this flower is a solid choice. Another reason to love the peony is they look great with anything you put them with. A bouquet of similarly colored roses, hydrangeas, etc is a romantic and elegant option. However, more and more couples are using greenery in their decor, and peonies are a great complement to give your wedding that modern and rustic feel. You'll see what we mean in this Southern styled wedding.  

To Paris with Love: a beautiful San Diego wedding creates the romance of the City of Lights

As the famous 1930's Parisian songbird Edith Piaf sang "Hold me close and hold me fast, The magic spell you cast, This is la vie en rose, When you kiss me heaven sighs, And tho I close my eyes, I see la vie en rose." La Vie en Rose is the blissful, rosy way we view life in love and Stephanie and Matthew's beautiful Parisian themed wedding truly celebrated La Vie en Rose! The gorgeous pink roses, the pink champagne,  that beautiful cake and the bridesmaids dresses, the custom dance floor and of course, the Westgate Hotel's gorgeous interior brought together a rosy day of love and joy.  From the beginning when Matthew proposed to Stephanie at the top of Las Vegas' version of the Eiffel Tower to their selection of the gorgeous [and very French styled] Westgate Hotel they envisioned a very elegant, Parisian wedding reception theme that led right up to their honeymoon, which, Stephanie and Matthew will, you guessed it... spend in Paris, France! 

Photography:  Clearlight Studios
Ceremony Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Reception Venue: The Westgate Hotel
Event Planner: Carmin Cermak
Decor & Florals: Carmin Cermak
Musicians / Band:    Colin Bullock    
DJ: The Groove
Catering: The Westgate Hotel
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.    
Dessert Macarons:    La Reine des Macarons    
Invitations: Wouldn't It Be Lovely    
Rentals: linens & chairs APR Fine Linen Rental    
Rentals: throne chairs Concepts Event Design, Inc    
Videography:    Taylor Films
Officiant:    Malachi Mitchell    
Makeup: Mandy Freye    
Hair: Nadia Bullock   
Bride’s Gown Designer:    Vera Wang - Los Angeles    
Other Fashion Info:  Shoes    Christian Louboutin    
Unique Elements: Custom Floor  Platinum Pro, Inc.