Al Fresco Ambiance Makes this San Diego Wedding at Green Acres a Must See

For their extra special San Diego wedding, Kate and Bud loved the urban yet green ambiance of Green Acres, and strived for a outdoor and nontraditional reception.  She loves moody colors so the florals range from different shades of red with lots of textures of greenery all of which paired beautifully with the velvet mauve linens. The outcome was an urban, romantic, al fresco ambiance that we just love!

Do you believe in fate? In lovers that were meant to be together no matter what? When we heard about Bud & Kate, we just knew they were meant to be and it gave us goosebumps!  In her early 20's, Kate was in a bad car accident where, thankfully, a good Samaritan [hero!] bystander pulled her out of the car where she was unconscious. Flash forward a couple years to one night when she was out with friends and spotted a guy that she was very attracted to....they ended up chatting, (he felt the attraction too), and they exchanged numbers.  On their first date they discovered it was Bud that had pulled her out of the car!  You can't call that coincidence! Their connection was instant and so powerful, and they've been inseparable ever since.  

Photographer:   Be A Peach Boudoir//Event Planner: Wynn Austin Events//Other:By Design Films//Other:Green Acre, Campus Pointe//Equipment Rentals:Farm Tables and More//Linens and Coverings: Raphael's Party Rentals//Equipment Rentals: Raphael's Party Rentals//Other:Clara An Photography//Makeup Artist:Makeup by Shelby//Hair Stylist:Riss Hair//Floral Designer: Blush Botanicals//DJ: SGM Events (Sleeping Giant Music)//Musicians: Subito Strings//Bakery: Flour Power Cakery//Restaurant:Green Acre Campus Pointe//

Such a Pretty White Wedding Styled Shoot by Couture Events at The Lodge Torrey Pines

Founder and Lead Designer of Couture Events, Krystal Tien says "The Lodge at Torrey Pines is one of our favorite venues in San Diego! We love an intimate wedding full of details and luxuries and this was just that! Renowned photographer Jasmine Star captured every detail so perfectly. A lounge ceremony, white tufted cocktail hour, geometric light fixtures and menus, monogrammed chairs, and chandeliers dripping in vines!" We just love this fresh, young, romantic styling that brigs all the drama but without any heaviness, we call it "glam nouveau!" 

Couture Events is a boutique event styling & coordination studio. Similar to a couture gown, each of their Couture Weddings & Events is designed to custom fit their client's unique style and personality. Based in Southern California we serve San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs!

Coordinator & Styling: Couture Events – http://coutureeventsca.com

Location: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – https://www.lodgetorreypines.com

Florist: Blush Botanicals – http://blushbotanicals.com

Lighting: Classic Party Rentals – https://classicpartyrentals.com/#

Jewelry & Shoes: Elle Bridal Boutique – http://www.ellebridalboutique.com

Photography: Jasmine Star – http://jasminestar.com

Rentals: Hire Elegance – http://www.hire-elegance.com

Gown: Karen Willis Holmes – https://www.karenwillisholmes.com

Paper: Whimsique Designer Invitations & Stationery – http://www.whimsique.com

Cake: Sweet Lydia’s – http://www.sweetlydias.com

Hair & Make-up: KC Whitcamp – http://makeupbykc.com

Models: No Ties Management – http://www.notiesmanagement.com

Unforgettably Cool Wedding Reception Table DIY Ideas from IKEA, yup IKEA

You know you love IKEA for every single item in your kitchen, bath, bedroom, and study but IKEA can also help you DIY the coolest most unforgettable wedding tabletops and decor for your wedding reception! Check out what their Interior Designer Emma did for this couple, wth dramatic elements, a dedicated cake area, a super inviting table for guests and a stunning, stark white palette of IKEA gems mixed with greens and nature! LOVE! 

IKEA has an amazing Wedding Registry that makes it so easy for your guests, friends and family to get you what you want [with many very affordable options]. Source out tons of items for your reception that will then work for you for years to come at home! Editor's note: we already bought two of the Solig net

Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration Wows even in Sunny San Diego!

The luxurious and refreshing scent of pine trees, traditional Winter colors of silver, burgundy and white with forest green, charming pinecones styled into the paper goods, and evergreen sprigs all come together to celebrate that all Mother Earth does not diminish in Winter! And when you add in real life couple Bryan and Megan, the beautiful rustic furnishings, what has to be Megan's favorite sweater, sparkly Christmas ornament bauble, cookies [for Santa perhaps?] and a puppy, well you can see why we love this Winter Wonderland shoot!  Happy Holidays to all! 

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.  

This San Diego Couple's Rustic Wedding Reception Is One for the Books

Have you ever left a wedding reception and thought, "That was the best reception I have ever been to!!!"? What about the ones where your feet are twice the size they were starting out the night from dancing too much or your belly is so full from delicious food that you have to roll to the car? Or even the ones where you leave with a list full of ideas for your next get together, whether it was the location or decor that won you over? Well, we have found a reception that we think is a contender for Best Wedding Receptions Ever (if there was such a list)! Christian and Kendall Florido's reception was held at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate, an awesome local outdoor wedding venue. To compliment the foliage rich estate, the couple had a beautiful vintage table ensemble that featured gold chargers complimented by mint green napkins on lace runners with charming greenery and those chair bow, adorable! And to top it all off every guest got a yummy mini apple pie. Pie!! After the pies were eaten, the dance floor was a huge hit after Christian and Kendall christened the dance floor with a fun and upbeat first dance. We have to admit we wish we had crashed the Florido's wedding!