Beachfront Destination San Diego Wedding Captures all the Love and Fun

We love all the happiness and beachside fun that is apparent in Danielle and Larry’s Point Loma wedding! This engaging couple decided to get married in their hometown of San Diego on the Navy Base at Oceans View of Ballast Point. They wanted a rustic beach theme wedding that was both simple and classic. Their photographer Paul Douda was so impressed with what they delivered especially considering they planned their wedding mostly apart and out of the country! Joined by their friends and family, Danielle & Larry celebrated their love for one another at their stunning beach setting in San Diego. Enjoy!

Danielle & Larry met online unexpectedly while they were both serving their country overseas. Larry was in Kuwait about to return to the U.S. and Danielle was gearing up for her second tour of duty in Spain. According to them, the timing was horrible and neither of them expected to meet their soulmate online while in the service! While on vacation together in Tromso, Norway over New Years 2017, Larry decided to propose to Danielle. Seeing the Northern Lights had always been on their bucket list and Larry couldn't think of a more perfect way to ask Danielle to be his wife. In Danielle's words, "One evening, we drove out of the city into the surrounding fjords to get a better look at the lights. They were stunning, truly breath taking. We stopped to get a picture of us with the lights, he usually sets up the camera as I stand in front of the camera so he can focus it and fix the settings. My back was turned towards him because I was looking up at the lights, I heard him walking up behind me in the snow, but I noticed it was taking him a bit longer than usual. Once he got next to me, he kneeled down, pulled out the ring, and asked me to marry him." 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Etsy Designer: Creative Amme//Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie//Etsy Designer:AxMen (Grooms Ring)//Ring Designer:Ice Carats//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Express//Dress Store: Nordstrom//Beauty: Lightly Brushed Makeup//Makeup Artist: Lightly Brushed Makeup//DJ: Dancing DJ Productions//Cake Designer:Shirley the Cake Lady//Cake Designer: The Cake Lady//Event Planner:Dina Ibarra (Friend of Bride)//Ceremony Location:Ocean View at Ballast Point//Photographer: Paul Douda Photography

Bienvenido Baja! This Featured Wedding is Beautiful and The Best Day Ever!

South of the Border down Mexico way, locals know the most amazing spot to take in all the culture, beauty, food, wine and festivities that is Rosarito Beach in Baja California, Mexico!  Tony and Maleni enjoyed such a beautiful, heartfelt and fun ocean front wedding at Villa del Paraiso, an amazing estate wedding venue that brought all their family and friends together for one very good time! Tony was so stylish in his very on trend blue suit and when he saw Maleni in her wedding dress, he was overwhelmed with love and joy! What a joy it must've been to be at this wedding fiesta which overflowed with the beauty of the rugged coastline, the sunsets, the margaritas, the music. And it's obvious that, most importantly, Tony and Maleni were carried through the evening by the love, joy, and hopes for a great future from all their loved ones.  

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Wedding Venue Spotlight: Villa del Paraiso in Baja, Mexico 

Whether it is relaxing by listening the rolling stones that are shifting in the tide on our beach, or the waiting for the flash of green at sunset with 40 of your best friends, or waiting to hear “I do” during a ceremony on our rolling grass lawn - Villa del Paraiso is perfect for whatever story you want to create. This ocean front property boasts private villas, gorgeous views, amazing amenities, and more. Privacy is the key word when entering this lavish estate with a 24 hour security guard and secure parking for all guests. Although you are entering one estate, in essence you are in 15 individual villa retreats to share. The rooms have been beautifully furnished with king size beds, sitting areas, private balconies and unique individually designed bathrooms. A short drive south of San Diego you can indulge in the Baja experience and enjoy authentic Mexican food, wineries, culture, beaches, horseback riding and crafts made by the local artisans. You don't have to tell us twice, vamos

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Reception Venue: Villa del Paraiso//Photographer: CR Photography//

Celebrate Summer with This New San Diego Beach Wedding Venue!

Hello Summer in San Diego and hello to the Cohn Restaurant Group's [the people that bring you The Prado, Coasterra, Vintana, BoBeau, Island Prime, C Level, and many more of the most fabulous places to celebrate your wedding in San Diego!] latest gem; the oceanfront SEA180°!

SEA180° Coastal Tavern is located in the Pier South Resort and features sweeping 180 degree views of the Coronado Islands, South Bay and Mexico.  With over 13,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space this venue is the perfect setting for meetings, receptions or any oceanside social affair.

Indoor Event Spaces at SEA180°include: 

  • Boca Rio Ballroom for up to 125 Guests
  • Boca Room & Rio Room: up to 50 Guests
  • Shore Break Boardroom: up to 15 Guests
  • Equipped 55” LED flat screen television 

Outdoor Event Spaces at SEA180° include: 

  • Pier View Terrace: up to 300 Guests
  • Alta Mar Rooftop: up to 100 Guests
  • Pool Side Terrace: up to 300 Guests 

The Surf Social (Semi Private): up to 16 Guests offers Indoor & Outdoor space combined.

As you can see this gorgeous venue offers the quintessential Southern California feeling for brides and grooms who want a beach wedding with all the amenities right on hand! 

Beautiful moody blue ocean wedding styled shoot brings mermaid style to life

A long time ago when Taryn Nagy Holland, lead photographer of Great Woodland Photography, was getting married, she discovered the Shack at Windansea in La Jolla and knew the location just begged to be properly styled and photographed. This Moody Ocean wedding styled shoot is a beautiful reflection of the subtle colors and energies of the ocean at La Jolla and of some beautiful wedding decor and elements brought together by one talented team! 

Each participant in this shoot wrote a little bit of their vision into creating this moody ocean shoot's style:

Cherished Rentals - The muted colors of the Terrain Collection from Cherished Rentals was an easy choice for this seaside tablescape. Each setting was adorned with intricate vintage silverware and chargers, then paired with an eclectic mix of mid-century glassware.

Sweet Emma Lou - Sweet Emma Lou cooked up a dark chocolate semi naked cake adorned with beautiful florals and edible gold leaf. In addition, we created a intimate cake table set up with the help of amazing rentals with a macrame backdrop.

Black Lotus Design - Black Lotus Design provided the bridal bouquet, boutonniere, table centerpieces, arch flowers, garlands, flowers for the cake display and custom-dyed ocean-inspired azure ombre textiles.

Dapper Vintage Rentals - Dapper Vintage Rentals providing speciality vintage rentals in San Diego, CA for weddings, soirees, photoshoots and events. Husband & Wife team, Josh & Maheli founded Dapper after planning their own wedding and giving it that vintage touch. Dapper vintage rentals provided unique chairs for the table setting set-up, mint blue settle for the lounge, and cake display table.

TheMINTERY, founded by Angela Fowler, is a creative studio specializing in event styling + furniture revival - creating, building, and refurbishing personalized pieces to bring out the unique face of each project. She constructed a 12' arch from found branches courtesy of a local ranch in Alpine, refurbished and styled the Queen Anne table used in the tablescape and created the bride's shell crown.

Made by Meer - Nikki Meer, owner of Made by Meer, created a watercolor invitation suite with a blue wash to mimic the ocean. She hand painted place cards and a table number to match. A wooden "Cheers" sign adorned the cake table and a fabric love quote was painted for the bride and groom to hold.

Photographer:  Great Woodland Photography//Floral Designer:black lotus design//Design and Decor:Cherished Rentals//Equipment Rentals: Dapper Vintage Rentals//Calligrapher: Made by Meer//Hair Stylist: Studio Native//Cake Designer: Sweet Emma Lou//Design and Decor: the Mintery//Event Venue:Windansea Beach La Jolla//



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.

Featured Venue: The quintessential beach wedding location brought to you by Tower 23 by eat.drink.sleep

Located right on the boardwalk in Pacific Beach Tower 23 is modern, hip and gorgeous! Your wedding  guests will know they are in California for sure as they play in the sand, watch a sunset from the pier and dine on the the fresh and delicious California cuisine that Tower 23's restaurant does superbly.

Editor's Note: we have actually held a private social event at this venue and we had the best experience and were so well taken care of and the food was really, really good! Tower 23 is right on the boardwalk yet our event had all the privacy we needed and plenty of different spaces to handle all our needs. Love!!