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//

San Diego Featured Wedding: Dustin + Taylor Wed on the Ranch

So you know barn and ranch weddings are all the rage on Instagram and Pinterest. Well Dustin and Taylor had the ranch wedding of any cowgirl's dreams! Their wedding reception location was at a real ranch - the lovely Hazy Meadow Ranch in Lakeside, CA. The couple made this venue look like home with their rustic attire and and country style - hello cowboy hats, horse drawn carriages and you guessed it - barbeque for dinner! The bride even ditched her heels and danced the night away in her cowgirl boots. Let us be the first to say-- we can't get enough of it! This classic country couple ended the evening by two stepping into their new life together to, of course, classic country hits. 

Photographer: Bob Hoffman Photography & Video // Caterer: Barbeque Pit // DJ: Dancing DJ Productions // Dress Store: David's Bridal // Cake Designer: Flour Power // Venue: Hazy Meadow Ranch

San Diego Featured Wedding: Shannon + Joshua's Backyard Dream Wedding

Shannon and Joshua Pennywitt's wedding day was nothing short of charming. The couple chose to have both the ceremony and reception in Shannon's grandparent's backyard which was transformed into a romantic paradise. We love everything from their signature drinks to the rustic decor. The breathtaking hydrangea and rose flower arrangements gave the tree stumps a delicate touch to soften the pieces. We also love the idea of a cupcake studded wedding cake. It's a great, cost-effective way to add some variety to your traditional wedding cake. All you need is love and cupcakes!

Photographer: Jen Wolff Photography// Equipment Rentals: Best Party Rents// Floral Designer: Cherry Blossom Boquets// Bar: Cocktail Concierge// Dress Store: David's Bridal// Makeup Artist: Erin Michele Artistry// Event Designer: Fairy Godmother a Wedding & Event Company//DJ: Freestyle Event Services//Apparel: Friar Tux Shop // Caterer: Hodel's Country Dining// Hair Stylist: Krissy Armstrong//Design and Decor: Mirrored Creations// Veil: Sew Elegant Bridal Veils and Alterations// Cake Designer: Tastries Bakery

San Diego Featured Proposal: Rustic Romance

Paul Douda Photography has done it again. He beautifully captured this couple's best day (so far!) of their lives. However, pretty soon they will share an even better day when they say, "I do." Take a peek at this fun loving couple and their romantic, rustic proposal at Baileys Palomar Resort!

If you're looking for amazing rustic (and beyond) furniture rentals for your wedding....look no further!

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Like many brides today, Jennifer Bean, owner of Rustic Events, wanted a chic rustic style wedding reception. She says "I envisioned a relaxed picnic-in-the-park atmosphere with the family gathered around wooden farm house tables. However, I had a really hard time finding what I was looking for. Then I found the perfect tables –exactly what I wanted! I was floored though when the owner of the business said they were moving and had to sell and **they weren’t booking any more weddings***! I was so deflated thinking my vision wouldn’t come to life." So one thing led to another and thankfully Jennifer and her new hubby stepped up and gave a whole new life to the new and improved Rustic Events! Rustic is now so much more than picnic tables and rustic furniture! Check out some of our fave designs from this talented team of truly dedicated wedding and event decor and rental pros!! And visit Rustic Event rentals at this Sunday's Wedding Party EXPO at Venues Liberty Station where they will sponsor tons of gorgeous lounges, fashion show seating and more with many of their beautiful pieces on display up close and personal!! 

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Here's what Erin L. had to say about Rustic Events: "I came upon Rustic Events, and fell in love! They had these beautiful rustic farm tables, that were exactly what I had envisioned! I contacted them via website, and was instantly impressed! From start to finish, they were awesome! Nicest people ever! If ever you need tables for an event, start your search here! You won’t regret it!"

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And here's more love from Katie B: "These tables are incredible! I found Rustic Events and got the warmest email from Jenn. She gave me details about the benches, and gave me the pricing. The instant I started talking to Jenn on the phone I was sold! She was so nice and had just gotten married herself. I thought it was the best thing ever. They were right on time and they packed all their tables and benches out without a peep at the end of the night. It was so nice not having to worry about them at all. The tables and benches made the look of the wedding so much more beautiful!

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Featured La Jolla Wedding: Ashley + Danny Mix and Match Their Way to True Love

La Jolla's own Darlington House was a great location for this featured couple because they are just that-- darling!! The love that these two share is so evident in these pictures, that we couldn't stand not sharing these with everyone! The theme had a mix and match rustic charm feel. It all came together beautifully and resulted in an authentic, unique day of celebration. We love the idea of mixing and matching bridesmaids dresses, but Ashley and Danny Jimenez took a step further and mix and matched the groomsmen attire. It. Looks. Awesome. We love this feature because you can instantly feel the love that these friends and family share for this couple through the importance of their faith and just pure joy on everyone's faces. Enjoy!

Photographer: Jessica Miriam Photography// DJ: Apollo Productions// Floral Designer: Forever Blooms// Event Planner: Lace and Likes//Veils and Headpieces: Twigs & Honey// Caterer: Abbey Catering and Event Design// Cake Designer: Extraordinary Desserts// Dress Designer: Sarah Seven//Event Venue: The Darlington House