Welcome Bright Event Rentals to San Diego!

We can finally let the cat out of the bag! Bright Event Rentals has acquired Classic Party Rentals and is now in San Diego! You still have all the same totally awesome people from Classic; like Cris and Kelly and Justine...but now with even more inventory and choices and exciting ideas to 'Brighten' up your wedding or special event! Say hello to Bright!

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Visit their amazing showroom of rentals, decor, event specialists and planners of great ideas in Miramar at 7069 Consolidated Way San Diego, CA 92121 [see map] to see all kinds of exciting options for your big day! 

 

Don't miss this Sunday's Cake Tasting Contest at The Wedding Party EXPO

Don't miss the sweet drama at this Sunday's Cake Tasting Contest at The Wedding Party EXPO when local wedding cake bakers Eccentric Chefs International and Flour Power Cakery go cake topper to cake topper to wow you with all their delicious types of wedding cakes!! Yummy!! 

Get your tickets to the February 25, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO @ the US GRANT HOTEL now to save 50%!! See you there! 

Local Girls Make Good [CAKE that is!!] Meet the CAKE girls at US GRANT Dessert Lounge February 25 at The Wedding Party EXPO

We bet you didn't know we had talented celebrities in San Diego like this! Kimberly Gafter and Jennifer Duncan of CAKE won the The Food Network's Cake Wars D.C. Comics episode in 2015, The Rose Bowl in 2016 AND The Championship Shrek episode in 2017. Lucky for you, you get to meet this talented pair and taste their delicious desserts at the February 25, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO at the glorious US GRANT HOTEL. Get your tickets now and we will see you there! 

Watch the Fabulous CAKE Girls in their NEW series "Ridiculous Cakes" on The Food Network!!

Save the Date for the San Diego's Top Wedding EXPO with 100 Amazing Wedding Experts

Save the date San Diego! If you are engaged this is the one show you will want to experience! February 25, 2018 be sure to get to the US GRANT HOTEL in downtown San Diego for 3 floors and 35,000 square feet of fashion, style, food, drinks, florals, experts, photographers, videographers, DJ's, planners, venues, photo booths, decor ideas and more! The Wedding Party EXPO celebrates its 45th show with wedding style, ideas and the best of the best, don't miss it! Get your advance tickets now and save. VIP and General Admission options available.

This hugely popular show will have feature 4 amazing fashion shows at 12:15, 1:30, 3:30 and ongoing throughout the day- the 1:30 lobby fashion show features Jana Ann Couture's beautiful bridal gowns! See you there! 

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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! 

Save the Date for M bride Gown Salon's White Sale November 24th-26th

It's back! M bride salon's White Sale on designer gowns! Receive 30%-70% off all designer sample wedding gowns from designers you love like Monique Lhuillier, Ines di Santo, Reem Acra, Pronovias, and many more. Take an additional 10% off by paying cash or check. Receive 10%-15% off all special order bridal gowns. Refer a friend and receive a $25 gift certificate.

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Please call 858-551-1718 for your appointment. Space is Limited. M bride is San Diego’s premiere bridal salon specializing in bringing the latest designers to the fashion forward bride. Their exclusive gowns combine a fusion of New York chic with Hollywood glamour. 

At M bride, they are redefining bridal…California Style.

Don't miss this Sunday's Wedding Party EXPO the chicest Wedding Planning Fair in town!

Save on advance tickets to San Diego's hottest wedding planning event, The Wedding Party EXPO, as they celebrates their 44th gorgeous, stylish, exciting, & on trend show in style at the coolest event venue in town right near downtown! It's like your Instagram feed come to life! Don't miss this afternoon of 75 of the most sought-after wedding vendors, reception venues, bridal and groom fashion, beauty ideas, food, cocktails, photographers, decor experts, bakers and dessertiers, honeymoon experts and ideas to have you planning in style! See you at the show!

Experience wedding style and planning at its finest, The Wedding Party EXPO brings 75 of the best in wedding venues, services, ideas and products to you! This stylish and exciting full size bridal fair has it all, with many special attractions like incredible couture fashion shows on the red carpet, top designer showcases and a fabulous selection of the finest local wedding services.  

Fashion Shows: 3:00 PM Fashion Show on the red carpet with designer gowns by Demetrios and Men's fashions by Friar Tux. Enjoy a meet and greet with Designer Jana Ann of Jana Ann Couture in the ballroom!

General Admission and VIP ticket options available. 

The quintessential San Diego engagement shoot celebrate bikes, bays and beaches!

The quintessential San Diego engagement shoot celebrate bikes, bays and beaches! Happy First Day of Summer!

San Diego wedding photographer Paul Douda spent a perfect San Diego day (with a very San Diego couple) capturing the quintessential San Diego engagement shoot, starting at The Coronado Ferry Landing. Melissa & Adam decided to do their engagement session on Coronado Island because it reminded them of all the times they spent there when they were first dating.

Since Adam lived in Downtown San Diego, on the weekends they would take their bikes on the ferry over to Coronado to do some exploring, which ended up leading to a beautiful relationship- these easy going and local engagement shoot locales were the perfect fit! 

Gorgeous San Diego Shipboard Wedding Ceremony Celebrates Love with Our Men in Uniform and a Beautiful Bride in a Red Dress

It was a beautiful summer day in San Diego, California when Andee and Aaron exchanged vows and beautiful handcrafted wedding rings. Surrounded by their closest family and friends and serenaded by seagulls in the background, this gorgeous Navy wedding was also a real show stopper when not only does the bride wear a gorgeous crimson red wedding gown, but the wedding takes place on world’s oldest active sailing ship. 

Photographer:  Randy + Ashley //DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Bella Luna’s Flowers//Beauty: Bernadette Siscon//Cake Designer:Big Joy Family Bakery & Cafe//Ring Designer: elk joaillerie//Officiant:Pastor Mike Mitschke//Culinary: Rei Do Gado//Ring Designer: Rob and Lean//Museum: Star of India - Maritime Museum of San Diego//

Upbeat San Diego wedding shines in Multi Colorful Spanish Village

Jasmine & Daniel's compatibility was undeniable from the beginning. They met online and after their first date they both told their best friends that they'd found 'the one'! The colorful nature of San Diego's Spanish Village at Balboa Park complimented this wedding couple and their guests so well. Their bright personalities shined through and since the Groom is a brew master at a local San Diego brewery everyone enjoyed the 'pour it yourself' beer taps and a wine station. Daniel's best friend Ben became ordained and performed the ceremony and his personal experiences with the couple made this bright and happy day of love all the more special. 

Wedding Vendor Credits: 

Photographer:  Paul Douda Photography
Makeup Artist: Alyssa Medeiros
DJ: Arthur Djartistic Mitchell
Cake Designer: Azucar
Etsy Designer: BridalRings Designed by Irina
Dress Store: Demetrios Bridal
Floral Designer: Green Fresh Florals
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse
Caterer: Paella Valenciana
Linens and Coverings: PATTY'S LINEN RENTALS
Reception Venue: Spanish Village at Balboa Park


Bringing the garden inside with a styled shoot at one of San Diego's loveliest wedding venues

An indoor wedding venue feels like a beautiful outdoor garden ceremony location with a styled shoot that brings the beauty of nature inside.

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden." wrote Author Frances Hodgson Burnett in the classic story 'The Secret Garden'.

We are starting the month of December with a warm indoors secret garden styled shoot feature! The amazing team that styled this wedding shoot wanted to turn the beautiful Luce Loft wedding venue into a forgotten garden dreamscape both industrial and overgrown with a touch of whimsical. With its white-washed brick, concrete and copper elements this shoot brings a beautiful contrast of industrial against naturally wild botany like ferns and ivy. Most San Diego wedding vendors see their fair share of outdoor weddings, but Luce Loft has amazing indoor venues as well that was captured here by Fog and Dawn Photography. Creating a theme that brought the garden inside brings inspiration for couples who are getting married in San Diego's cooler Winter months.

Vendor Credits:  

Photography:  Fog and Dawn Photography

Locale: Luce Loft


Event Design:  Always Flawless Productions

Bridal Fashion: BHLDN

Florals: Blue Ladder Botany

Furnishings:  Folklore Vintage Rentals

Hair and Makeup: Jessica Tyransky Hair & Makeup

Paper Props: Sunkissed Paper

Cake Designer: Sweet As Bliss

Event Designer: The Lion House

Save the Date for San Diego's top wedding planning EXPO: The Wedding Party Special Edition show at The US Grant Hotel

San Diego's coolest wedding expo with all the wedding vendors, bridal and groom's fashion, food, drinks and ideas to have you planning in style! The February 19, 2017 Special Edition Wedding Party EXPO will be at the breathtaking historical US Grant Hotel in the heart of Downtown San Diego. 

You will love The Wedding Party EXPO! Engaged couples and guests come enjoy a special day like no other to plan your wedding! Come enjoy this special show in a beautiful, historic setting and enjoy 3 floors and 8 exhibit halls, a rehearsal dinner restaurant row, fashion shows, tons of top wedding experts, musical entertainment and more.

With exciting special features that no other show offers:

  • Meet Designer Michelle Hebert in person right at the show and see her amazing collection of dresses!
  • Enjoy a multi designer fashion show by M Bride of La Jolla featuring Ines di Santo, Reem Acra and many more of the dresses and designers you crave! 
  • Ultimate Cake Taste Test Challenge with delicious wedding cakes in lots of flavors
  • Rehearsal Dinner Restaurant Row

The Wedding Party is San Diego's sophisticated wedding planning day with cocktails, fashion, wedding experts of 3 floors and over 35,000 square feet of wedding inspiration all in one day!

We proudly welcome all couples to attend to plan a very special wedding!

You're invited to the opening party of Horton Plaza Park May 4

Horton Plaza Park, located at the corner of Broadway and 4th downtown San Diego is soon to be San Diego’s newest outdoor venue! This exciting refurbishing of an iconic downtown location debuts May 4, 2016 and you're invited to join the party! Looks like this grand opening party will be a big deal so click here to get all the info...

Horton Plaza Park will be a dynamically activated and highly utilized resource for the community supporting the ongoing effort revitalize downtown San Diego. This world-class urban Park will be a central hub and epicenter of activity downtown, hosting a full calendar of events every year.

A little history: 

In 1895, the area of the Park was sold to the city of San Diego by its namesake, Alonzo Horton. Originally, the plaza was intended for use by his guests staying t the Horton House Hotel as well as for visitors to the area. Now, with the renovation of Horton Plaza Park, one of San Diego’s oldest civic landmarks, the Historic Irving Gill Fountain, has been restored to its original condition.

Various historical moments took place here from 1800 to present. For instance, on November 2, 1960, then-Senator John F. Kennedy spoke at Horton Plaza to make a last-minute appeal for votes just days before the 1960 Presidential Election!