Local Wedding Venue Gives back to Firefighters and First Responders with A Cruise on the Bay - Well Done Hornblower!

We know Hornblower Cruises in San Diego as a popular on the bay wedding and special event venue, but it turns out they're also heroes to our heroes! Hornblower is inviting San Diego County first responders for a complimentary free admission aboard any of Hornblower Cruises one or two hour Harbor Cruise on San Diego Bay.  Local bayside wedding venue Hornblower is extending their annual 9/11 weekend offer of a free cruise to firefighters and area first responders for the entire month of September. First responders include firefighters, police officers, harbor police and USCG, sheriff department officers and EMT’s involved in ongoing efforts to keep San Diego safe in difficult times. Well done Hornblower! Thank you for honoring those that protect and serve! 

Save the Date - July 29 We'll be at the San Diego Wedding Party EXPO at Venues Liberty Station

San Diego's coolest wedding expo with all the vendors, fashion, food, and ideas to have you planning in style! The July 29, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO will be at the immensely popular and centrally located [and oh so hip] Venues at Liberty Station!!

Click to get your advance tickets now and save. 

You will love The Wedding Party EXPO! Engaged couples and guests come enjoy a special day like no other to plan your wedding! Come enjoy this special show in a beautiful, setting and enjoy 3 huge exhibitor display exhibiting areas, fashion shows, tons of top wedding experts, musical entertainment and more. This very inclusive show welcomes all couples to plan their wedding day in style!

The Wedding Party is San Diego's sophisticated wedding planning day for all couples with cocktails, fashion, wedding experts and 25,000 square feet of wedding inspiration.

Don't Miss this Sunday's Amazing San Diego Wedding Party EXPO at the US GRANT!

Why plan your wedding in a convention center when you can plan in style at San Diego's biggest, most loved and longest-running, stylish wedding fair? Get your tickets now and save on San Diego's most gorgeous and amazing wedding planning day; The 45th San Diego Wedding Party EXPO! With 4 fashion shows, CAKE dessert lounge, a cake tasting contest, food, wine and more all this Sunday February 25, 2018 downtown San Diego at the breathtaking, Edwardian era US GRANT HOTEL! See you there!

Save the Date for the San Diego's Top Wedding EXPO with 100 Amazing Wedding Experts

Save the date San Diego! If you are engaged this is the one show you will want to experience! February 25, 2018 be sure to get to the US GRANT HOTEL in downtown San Diego for 3 floors and 35,000 square feet of fashion, style, food, drinks, florals, experts, photographers, videographers, DJ's, planners, venues, photo booths, decor ideas and more! The Wedding Party EXPO celebrates its 45th show with wedding style, ideas and the best of the best, don't miss it! Get your advance tickets now and save. VIP and General Admission options available.

This hugely popular show will have feature 4 amazing fashion shows at 12:15, 1:30, 3:30 and ongoing throughout the day- the 1:30 lobby fashion show features Jana Ann Couture's beautiful bridal gowns! See you there! 

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Don't miss this Sunday's Wedding Party EXPO the chicest Wedding Planning Fair in town!

Save on advance tickets to San Diego's hottest wedding planning event, The Wedding Party EXPO, as they celebrates their 44th gorgeous, stylish, exciting, & on trend show in style at the coolest event venue in town right near downtown! It's like your Instagram feed come to life! Don't miss this afternoon of 75 of the most sought-after wedding vendors, reception venues, bridal and groom fashion, beauty ideas, food, cocktails, photographers, decor experts, bakers and dessertiers, honeymoon experts and ideas to have you planning in style! See you at the show!

Experience wedding style and planning at its finest, The Wedding Party EXPO brings 75 of the best in wedding venues, services, ideas and products to you! This stylish and exciting full size bridal fair has it all, with many special attractions like incredible couture fashion shows on the red carpet, top designer showcases and a fabulous selection of the finest local wedding services.  

Fashion Shows: 3:00 PM Fashion Show on the red carpet with designer gowns by Demetrios and Men's fashions by Friar Tux. Enjoy a meet and greet with Designer Jana Ann of Jana Ann Couture in the ballroom!

General Admission and VIP ticket options available. 

Don't forget this Sunday's wedding party expo at the NTC Venues at Liberty Station!

San Diego's coolest wedding expo with all the vendors, fashion, food, drinks and ideas to have you planning in style! The July 31 Wedding Party will be at the exciting new NTC Venues @ Liberty Station in the heart of San Diego. You will love The Wedding Party EXPO! Engaged couples and guests come enjoy a special day like no other to plan your wedding! Come enjoy this special show on the ground of the NTC Venues @ Liberty Station (McMillin Library, Luce Court and Legacy Plaza) and enjoy fashion shows, 60+ wedding experts, musical entertainment and more.

The Wedding Party is San Diego's sophisticated wedding planning day for all couples with cocktails, fashion, wedding experts and 20,000 square feet of wedding inspiration.

See show web site with all information and just for you here's a comped ticket for two! 


You're invited to the opening party of Horton Plaza Park May 4

Horton Plaza Park, located at the corner of Broadway and 4th downtown San Diego is soon to be San Diego’s newest outdoor venue! This exciting refurbishing of an iconic downtown location debuts May 4, 2016 and you're invited to join the party! Looks like this grand opening party will be a big deal so click here to get all the info...

Horton Plaza Park will be a dynamically activated and highly utilized resource for the community supporting the ongoing effort revitalize downtown San Diego. This world-class urban Park will be a central hub and epicenter of activity downtown, hosting a full calendar of events every year.

A little history: 

In 1895, the area of the Park was sold to the city of San Diego by its namesake, Alonzo Horton. Originally, the plaza was intended for use by his guests staying t the Horton House Hotel as well as for visitors to the area. Now, with the renovation of Horton Plaza Park, one of San Diego’s oldest civic landmarks, the Historic Irving Gill Fountain, has been restored to its original condition.

Various historical moments took place here from 1800 to present. For instance, on November 2, 1960, then-Senator John F. Kennedy spoke at Horton Plaza to make a last-minute appeal for votes just days before the 1960 Presidential Election!

All that glitters is a golden, sophisticated, globe-spanning, love-filled wedding!

Natasha and Calvin’s romance has taken them from London to Southern California. It started years ago in England; where Natasha grew up and Calvin played basketball for a London team. Natasha and Calvin's love story was filled with gold, flowers, amazing views that only La Jolla's own La Valencia Hotel [known locally as the Pink Lady] can offer. Click here to see the full wedding in all its golden and glittery beauty...

Their day was rich with love -check out how wedding and event designer SD Weddings by Gina and wedding florist Flowers by Azhar collaborated to create a blushing pink and gold theme that fits the venue perfectly!] and celebrated in a special language that only they understands, but even a stranger can understand their sophisticated and romantic wedding style captured expertly by local wedding photographer ABM Photography.

The Green Room by Listen Local Motion is the coolest musical happening for your special day!

What do you get when you combine local musical talent, cool stuff, art and an old bread truck? You get the coolest musical happening for your special day that's what!

Cathryn Beeks loves local music and it's makers...and it shows. A struggling artist herself, she's spent the last 13 years providing welcoming places for San Diego musicians to perform. She began a local music podcast in 2006 and was the host of the Homegrown Hour on 102.1 KPRi from 2009 until just before that station left the airwaves. Since that time she's produced a weekly local music internet radio show which airs each Thursday on ListenLocalRadio.com.

In 2013 she opened a little boutique in her home, a vintage/2nd hand clothing store geared towards musicians. Then she had a musical brainstorm. She renovated a 1978 bread truck in an effort to combine and share all of her passions. Voila! Listen Local Motion and The Green Room was born! Listen Local Motion offers "pop up parties" featuring funky fashion, live music/art, photography and recording/broadcasting of The Listen Local Show. Available for private parties, the truck and it's services are completely customizable and always feature LOCAL artisans, musicians and products. Cathryn and her crew are excited to help you make your garden wedding, shower or any event memorable with music! 

Listen Local Motion aka The Green Room is a vintage and 2nd hand mobile boutique specializing in funky fashion for stylish folks on a budget. Part boutique/part studio/part stage, it's where The Listen Local Radio show is recorded, where we host live concerts, streaming webcasts, film video and take photos of movers and shakers in the San Diego music scene. It's where local artists display/sell/share their stuff and where you can connect with local music/art teachers. We can provide live sound/stage for your next concert or make your private parties or business parking lot pop.

A picnic, a view and you! Why you will love Pop Up Picnic as much as we do!

Pop Up Picnic - San Diego's most romantic date night! Best Date Ever!!!

What is Pop Up Picnic? It's a romantic, intimate creative date. Unique, one-of-a-kind, brilliantly simple. Elegant in an understated sense. Pop Up Picnic TM is an instant date night, San Diego's Best Date Night, in fact. They bring the dinner, the dessert, and the vintage ambiance for 2 to the location of your choice.  How romantic is that? And need we say this is the best proposal set up we can think of! 

This team of ambiance experts has a few tried and true locations for your Best Date Ever locale: like Sunset Cliffs and La Jolla that all have easy access, close parking and spectacular views.

Have  a special spot in mind? Maybe the place you had your first kiss or a sacred surf spot that makes you feel zen? They'll deliver there too!

Plus they'll bring the food and the flair like We bring a charcuterie tray for two. Or you can enjoy artisanal meats and cheeses, assorted fresh & dried fruits and fresh baked bread. They also include Italian Sodas, still water and chocolates from Chuao. Special menus are available on request. Want a steak dinner? Sushi? Tacos? They can make it happen. 

Get down to the Pink Lady December 9 and celebrate at their Yappy Hour charity event for overseas K9's

Join the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla for a special Holiday K-9 Care Package Yappy Hour from 4:30 to 7 pm at Café La Rue on December 9th, 2015... Enjoy half off apps, beer & wine - plus plenty of complimentary doggie treats! We just love 'La V' or 'The Pink Lady' as this iconic hotel is affectionately known to locals and anyone who has enjoyed her hospitality! Please consider sharing this post :) 

As La Valencia kicks off their Holiday K9 Care Package Drive - they are asking friends and guests to show their support for our US Military Working Dogs. The organization they are supporting is The United States War Dogs Association. www.uswardogs.org. They have specific items that they send overseas to support our loyal military working dogs. La V will be donating care packages in bundles of 5-7 lbs... Click this link to event page for more info! 

Every Santa needs Elves! How can you contribute? Drop by La Valencia Hotel on Prospect Street during Dec.1st - 31st with a donation from the list below. The donation doggie “crate” will be located outside of Café La Rue at La Valencia Hotel. Please see event page for items most needed.