Scott and Peter - San Diego Wedding Reception and 25th Year Anniversary

A quarter of a century of love and togetherness is such an incredible accomplishment to celebrate and for Pete and Scott it became even more. These grooms were legally married just days before this wedding reception and 25th anniversary together! They decided to have the reception at their most meaningful place of all, their home... in San Diego, CA. A little bit of rain didn't keep these two away from an incredible evening with all of their closest friends and family.

Photo by:   Derek Chad

Photo by: Derek Chad

A little over a year ago Scott and Peter had just returned from Scott’s companies annual meeting of its partners. It was his first year as a partner and he had to do a life story in five minutes to all of the attendees as part of a tradition. Part of the presentation was talking about Pete and their life.

When they returned home tired, Pete said let’s go watch the sunset. “I said I was tired but he convinced me to go anyway,” says Scott. They got to the bluff overlooking Blacks Beach and Peter suddenly got down on one knee and asked Scott to marry him. “Of course I said yes.”

Photo by:   Derek Chad

Photo by: Derek Chad

The two enjoyed families and friends being together to celebrate their new bond as well as their 25 year history together.

Vendor Credits:

Catering: Culinary Concepts

Cocktails: Snake Oil

Cake Designer: Sweet Cheeks

DJ: DJ Dougie

Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals and PEP Creative

Photographer: Derek Chad

Florist: Urban Garden Floral

Invitations: Stacey Himmel

Save the date February 14, 2016 for the romance themed wedding party expo

San Diego's great big beautiful wedding planning show for all engaged couples is back at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay on Sunday, February 14 of next year and we can't wait! 

Brides, grooms, maids, groomsmen, moms, dads...everyone loves the Wedding Party! 

The Wedding Party has the most stylis, on trend wedding fashion shows in the country.

With fabulous food and fashion you'll love this show famous for its open and stylish format. 

Gorgeous displays from top wedding resources are like a living Pinterest board!  

Meet top caterers, florists, rental companies, photographers, videographers, DJs, musicians, bands, event planners and some of the finest reception and ceremony venues in the country

Marcus and Matteo's engagement shoot at Sunset Cliffs

Thank you to photographer and artist Amy Millard for this warm and friendly engagement portrait shoot at Sunset Cliffs during, what else, a beautiful sunset! We love the way Amy captured the guys' love, their special bond and spontaneous, fun personalities and the nature around them. Congratulations to Marcus and Matteo on your engagement!!

Congratulations America! Marriage equality goes nationwide!

Check out some lovely local couples celebrating love in a past issue of our digital mag NUPTIALS featuring some of our favorite local wedding professionals who have long known that love is love and have walked the talk. See NUPTIALS issue 3 page 199. 

Excerpt from the ruling by The Supreme Court of the United States: 

“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

 We're so happy and proud to be a loving voice in the wedding industry and to have supported all love and marriage since 1998! 

Today's featured venue: the Hyatt Mission Bay Resort Spa & Marina

One of our favorite venues in San Diego has to be the Hyatt Mission Bay Resort; it's got it all! It's right on the water, it has its own marina, it boasts an incredible restaurant (The Red Marlin) there's a world class spa right on site, you can enjoy the surrounding palm trees in a tropical setting or head up to the sleek penthouse suite for breathtaking views of the gorgeous lawns and all of San Diego! This site has everything you (and your out of town guests!) could want for the perfect San Diego wedding!

Give Hillary Cincotta in the events department a call 619-224-1234 if you'd like a private tour.  

Did we mention the gorgeous sunsets?

Did we mention the gorgeous sunsets?

  Located in the center of Mission Bay with tons of fun and sun and excitement!

 Located in the center of Mission Bay with tons of fun and sun and excitement!

The perfect place to fall even more in love! 

The perfect place to fall even more in love! 

Another beautiful day in America's #1 wedding spot!

It's true!! The statistics are in and San Diego is the the #1 wedding city in the USA! We do more weddings than any other city each and every year! And (drum roll please....) San Diego is the 10th most popular destination wedding spot in the world! But you're not surprised are you? And here's why....Sure San Diego is a navy town, but it's also a laid back So Cal hippie town, it's a gay town and a straight town, a black, white, Latino, Asian, Native, immigrant and locals town. We are an ocean-fronted, bay-sided, desert and winery-surrounded city situated right on an International border with another country who is no stranger to great hospitality. Know why we're called America's finest city? Because from the wineries to the waves we've got it all. We represent every type of people, style and ideas in the world and we do everything with style. San Diego is all thing wonderful mixed together in one beautiful and special place. So thanks for using to plan your most beautiful and special day in San Diego. And as we say 'love totally, plan locally'. 

Thanks to She Wanders (one our fav local photogs) for the pic xo