Romantic Winter Wedding Styled Shoot in Our Fave Little Mountain Town Outside San Diego; Julian!

Nestled away in the mountains of Southern California is the cozy little country town of Julian. Sacred Mountain Julian is the perfect venue for nuptials at any time of year, but it will truly steal your heart as the perfect setting for a Wintry themed, mountain wedding, with, of course a gorgeous couple and a beautiful Black Beauty horse model! 

Lesli and Spencer, have been married for six years, but took advantage of this opportunity to relive their newlywed days and remember exactly what it was like when they first said "I do". Being that Spencer serves in the US Marine Corps, photographer Katie Hammond couldn't think of a more deserving couple to feature in her styled wedding shoot. It's lovely to see the love and fire are alive and well (and going strong!) after six years of marriage! 

Drenched in rich tones of burgundy and gold, my shoot featured stunning details like two pairs of Badgley Mischka heels dripping in jewels, vast views of mountains and fields, gorgeous black horses, and black bridesmaid dresses (and they TOTALLY pulled it off!). 

Photographer:   Katie Hammond Photography//Model: Groom//Model: Bridesmaid//Model: Kaila Cotler//Model: Bride//Other: Wine Tasting Jen//Groomsman Attire: Stitch and Tie//Calligrapher: Sam Allen Creates//Invitation Designer: Bloom Stationery Co//Beauty: Bridal by Haydee//Dress Designer: d'angelo couture//Cake Designer: Sweet Maples Creations//Floral Designer: Studio 2053 Floral and Event Design//Event Venue: Sacred Mountain Julian//

Family Style Wedding Reception Dining & Why You Want It!

So what is 'Family Style Dining' you say? It's when everyone sits at one [or a few if you have a lot of guests] long table and dines together like a family. Sure, large weddings still use the old wedding classic set up of multiple round tables with head table - but these great big tables offer a closeness and an intimacy [and an Old World familiarity] that will have all your guests feeling like family! This is a big plus for solo guests, wallflowers or shy relatives, and those who know few other guests. And the extra bonus? No one feels as though they're stuck at the 'boring table'! Boun appetito! Gorgeous Family Style Table setting styled by I Do Weddings & Events, photo by Fawn Christiansen taken at the totally fabulous San Diego wedding venue Luce Loft

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Why we love family style wedding reception table set ups by Farm Tables & More

We know the traditional wedding reception set up of the last 30 or 40 years has been lots of round tables, where you place people based on common interests, relationships. and even history together. But to us there’s something really special about dining “family style” at long tables at a wedding reception!  Check out these gorgeous tables by Farm Tables & More,  a local, family run business and one of SanDiego‘s loveliest specialty rental companies - with a fabulous inventory of nice, long, family style tables for your wedding!

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 And outdoor wedding comes together so beautifully with one long table! 

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 We feel like longer tables are an extra perfect fit at a vineyard wedding! 

A Soft and Sweet, Spring Inspired San Diego Styled Wedding Shoot

Inspired by spring and its greenery, Rachael Smith Photography's goal for this styled shoot was to keep spring alive at Hotel Karlan. With the help of some awesome local vendors, she was able to do just that! The beautiful, muted shades in the floral arrangements by Floral Occasions by Janna Hatch perfectly capture the soft, airy feeling of spring while Farm Tables and More provides the perfectly simple China, tables, and chairs. 

Calligrapher | Four Things Paper

Hair and Makeup | E.C. Stylebar

Event Planner | Empire Design Events

Jewelry | Love Tatum 

Linens | Tono + Co. 

We are in love with Farms Tables and More rustic wood rentals for your reception

Rustic farm tables (and matching arches, chairs and accoutrements) are the absolute rage in wedding reception decor and these are the best we've seen! Rufina and her team at Farm Tables and More are just the nicest people too - ready to lend a hand in helping you design and celebrate the most gorgeous wedding decor! Check out their stylish pieces and see a bunch of their offerings at the July 31 Wedding Party Bridal Show at NTC Venues at Liberty Station. 

More trending wedding style from Classic Party Rentals - the Casual Elegance Series

Rustic weddings are all the rage still! And the Casual Elegance Series from Classic Party Rentals San Diego is the perfect way to add charm and style to any indoor or outdoor San Diego wedding. Whether you are at a vineyard, in a barn, having a ranch or farm wedding or are celebrating your love in the back yard, these gorgeous pieces add an earthy style to your celebration! Incorporate picnic tables, bright floral arrangements, and eco-friendly materials for relaxed yet classy entertaining. 

 

Be sure to call our girl Cris at Classic Party Rentals San Diego [858-496-9700] for all the help and style expertise you need! 

Classic Party Rentals has your holiday party needs and for one lucky winner $5000 worth of free rentals!

Classic Party Rentals, San Diego's largest and most respected event rental company and furnishings supplier has your holiday party needs all sewn up! And now they're offering $5000 of free rentals to a lucky winner!  Enter now! 

Rustic Chic Styled Shoot with gorgeous florals and farm tables

It may be rainy today [in San Diego!!?] but check out this sunny styled shoot in our new section. We've got about 100 more on the way! We love this rustic /herbal /chic / bridal shoot sent to us by Stegela Photography, Inc. and Classic Blooms Studio: Floral Designs! Beautiful work all!! Gown from Dahlia Bridal.

Check out the entire shoot in our new styled shoot section - much more coming soon!