Love and Marriage in the Digital Age: a Dream Wedding Home Full of Color and Love

Like many couples these days, Shakira & Nevada met in the digital wonderland. According to Shakira, she fell in love with Nevada at first click! She was absolutely smitten over his responses to all the match questions, his writing style and the fact that they had similar interests. After 5 years of courtship, on their way back from a mini vacation in Palm Springs, they made a pit stop in Julian where Nevada proposed in the crisp mountain air.

When Shakira & Nevada described how they envisioned their wedding, they described it as laid back, sweet and romantic. They held their wedding in Nevada’s sister’s backyard in an intimate and beautiful ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family. Shakira was given away by her father and her brother, Luis and Nevada’s brother officiated their ceremony. Shakira’s sister-in-law, Veronica, with Gilded Roses Weddings & Events orchestrated every detail perfectly proving that even small weddings can be stunning and elegant

Photographer:   Paul Douda Photography//Other:Etsy-Lovelydayprintshop//Veils and headpieces:Etsy-GorgeousComplements2//Equipment Rentals:Cruise Party Rentals//Ring Designer:EMBR//Ring Designer:Jared Galleria of Jewelry//Shoes:DSW//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Mens Warehouse//Dress Store: Davids Bridal//Makeup Artist:Ulta-Denise Nuno//Bakery: Frost Me Gourmet Cupcakes//Caterer:The Pita Guys//Floral Designer: The Gilded Rose Weddings//Event Planner: The Gilded Rose Weddings//

Orange is the new White with this fun, festive and fabulous San Diego wedding!

Orange is the new white for this fun loving couple. Bright colors featuring shades of corral, orange and shades of blue, highlight the radiant love this couple has for each other. The very popular [a Japanese garden themed private wedding venue in the heart of San Diego] Karl Strauss Brewery was the perfect back drop for this lively group. The bridal party was nonstop smiling and goofing around, the groomsmen played a game of corn-hole while getting ready, the bride pulling a smart trick of balancing her bouquet on her hand just before the ceremony? Now that's a calm, cool bride! It was a carefree fun filled day, as it should be when you are marrying your soulmate! Enjoy!

Photographer:  Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//Cake Designer:French Gourmet Bakery//Floral Designer:I DO Flowers//Location:Karl Strauss//Reception Venue: Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens//Dress Store:Panache Bridal//DJ:Sunset Mobile Music//

Bright Colors Wake Up this Wedding Color Palette Board of Beautiful Florals

Wedding decor and florals are available in a veritable rainbow of exciting color options and if you want to celebrate your wedding with bold decor you can't go wrong with bright oranges complemented with pinks and greens. We love this floral piece captured by Tim Otto Photography, wedding memories expert.

Super Bright Florals Give this Wedding Color Palette Board a Super Hero Burst of Color

When Super Photographer Tim Otto shows up to capture your wedding you know you're going to get great photos and have fun too! Check out this bright and beautiful splash of colors captured by this month's Featured Color Palette Board Photographer Tim Otto! And what could be better for Valentine's Day than all this pink! (scroll down and see our fave photo of the Groomsmen as they later revealed their true identities!)

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Orange at The Beach Color Palette Board Reminds You Why You Want to Wed in San Diego, California!

There's nothing like a formal wedding at the beach with beautiful decor and bright flowers to catch your eye and lead you down the aisle. And, of course, our own Hotel Del Coronado has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Today's Color Palette Board is "Orange at the Beach" captured by Tim Otto Photography makes you want to say 'I do' surrounded by wind, waves and orange flowers!

A Subtle Mix of Melon Colors Makes for a Yummy Wedding Tablescape Palette

Mixing colors is an artform and this mix of colors that reminds of of melons: cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, hits just the right sweet spot of subtle complexity and style as captured by this month's Color Palette Board featured wedding photographer SheWanders Photography

Temecula Wine Country Vineyard Wedding Shines with lots of Love and Bright Colors

From bright orange florals and bridesmaids, to indigo suits and paisley ties, add in a darling mint green VW bus, gorgeous vintage rental elements and an eye popping view and you get this Wine Country Wedding in Southern California's Temecula Valley that really stands out for its style and color! 

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Photographer:  Leah Marie Photography//Ring Designer:Ernesto Rassi Design//Musicians: OC String Ensemble//Bakery: TRULY MADLY SWEETLY BAKE SHOP//Officiant: Your Custom Ceremony//Bridesmaid Dresses:Zara//Hair Stylist: Beach Bridal Beauty//DJ: DJ Ross with Ross Creations//Floral Designer: Soiree Design & Events//Dress Designer:Stella York//Caterer: villa de amore//Reception Venue: villa de amore//

Bayfront Catamaran Wedding Celebrates with Summer Sunshine and Tropical Citrus Colors

The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in the beachside community of Pacific Beach, San Diego is the perfect spot for a couple looking for a sunny, vacation feeling, tropical style wedding. The resort's two-story waterfall in the lobby make for an inviting start to a fun filled day for guests and wedding party alike, not to mention their lush gardens that even include live parrots. Tasha and Mike had a beautiful first look which was followed by a sunset ceremony on the beach and their happy guests loved the tropical [grapefruits!!] theme that was carried all the way into the ballroom for the reception.

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer: Amy Millard Creative Studio

Venue: Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

Photographer:  Amy Millard: Creative Studio //Event Planner: Adore Wedding Design//Floral Designer: Exquisite Designs by DLS//Cinema and Video:Lux Media//DJ:Party People San Diego//Makeup Artist: The Hair and Makeup Box//Cake Designer:Twiggs Bakery and Coffee House //Event Venue: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa//

The Floral Crown still Reigns in San Diego Weddings like this Orange and Pink Beauty!

San Diego is a wedding nirvana unto itself. As the largest wedding region/city in the USA [we enjoy and host more weddings than any other city or region in the country!] and the 10th most popular wedding destination in the world [tallied by reuters.com] we set trends and know what brides and grooms really love! We still love the floral crown here, we love it for its roots in the So Cal hippie culture, for its natural beauty and its 'I love the flower girl' attitude. Long live the flower crown [sorry Vogue weddings]! Today's Color Palette Board is a stunning orange and pink floral crown photographed by SheWanders Photography wedding photographers extraordinaire.