Magic ensues with this Unicorn Wedding Cake by Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Oh the magic of unicorns, rainbows, sugar and spice and everything blissful and everything, well.... cake!! We love this sweetly stylized unicorn wedding cake by local bake master Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. and think you will too! Wishing all our engaged couples a fairy tale happy ending in life and in love! 

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High tech meets high taste with wedding cake projections by Vario Weddings

High tech meets high taste with wedding cake projections by Vario Weddings, San Diego's wedding excitement experts! From floral or texture projections, to photos and even slide shows, the possibilities are practically endless for an original and unique wedding cake brought to life with Vario Wedding's technology and talents!

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With the ability to create the video content in house, and supply the projector(s) needed to make your wedding cake truly spectacular, Vario Weddings is revolutionizing the way Southern California couples think about their dream cake! Cake projection first caught fire when Disney created a magical kingdom wedding cake projection that made the rounds on social media a year or so ago. Now the incredible team at Vario Weddings is leading the way in making it an affordable and local option.

Having your wedding vendors work and play well with each other is essential so it's good to know that Vario Weddings (so well respected in the SanDiego wedding industry) collaborates with any cake designer to ensure that your cake shines!

Alice in Wonderland Cake makes us Mad with Delight!

Well those talented Fabulous Cake Girls at CAKE have done it again! Check out this absolutely positively adorable Alice in Wonderland themed cake. Why it's almost too pretty to eat and is perfect for a special tea time or bridal shower tea!

 “Yes, that's it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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To Paris with Love: a beautiful San Diego wedding creates the romance of the City of Lights

As the famous 1930's Parisian songbird Edith Piaf sang "Hold me close and hold me fast, The magic spell you cast, This is la vie en rose, When you kiss me heaven sighs, And tho I close my eyes, I see la vie en rose." La Vie en Rose is the blissful, rosy way we view life in love and Stephanie and Matthew's beautiful Parisian themed wedding truly celebrated La Vie en Rose! The gorgeous pink roses, the pink champagne,  that beautiful cake and the bridesmaids dresses, the custom dance floor and of course, the Westgate Hotel's gorgeous interior brought together a rosy day of love and joy.  From the beginning when Matthew proposed to Stephanie at the top of Las Vegas' version of the Eiffel Tower to their selection of the gorgeous [and very French styled] Westgate Hotel they envisioned a very elegant, Parisian wedding reception theme that led right up to their honeymoon, which, Stephanie and Matthew will, you guessed it... spend in Paris, France! 

Photography:  Clearlight Studios
Ceremony Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Reception Venue: The Westgate Hotel
Event Planner: Carmin Cermak
Decor & Florals: Carmin Cermak
Musicians / Band:    Colin Bullock    
DJ: The Groove
Catering: The Westgate Hotel
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.    
Dessert Macarons:    La Reine des Macarons    
Invitations: Wouldn't It Be Lovely    
Rentals: linens & chairs APR Fine Linen Rental    
Rentals: throne chairs Concepts Event Design, Inc    
Videography:    Taylor Films
Officiant:    Malachi Mitchell    
Makeup: Mandy Freye    
Hair: Nadia Bullock   
Bride’s Gown Designer:    Vera Wang - Los Angeles    
Other Fashion Info:  Shoes    Christian Louboutin    
Unique Elements: Custom Floor  Platinum Pro, Inc.

A super fun Summer bridal show celebrates San Diego love and marriage for all

San Diego's top bridal show celebrated its 39th show at Venues at Liberty Station with tons of amazing wedding pros and ideas, cake tasting, catered food, cocktails, fashion show and the winner of the Most Adorable Doggie Ringbearer Contest Rocco! We had a blast at this fun day of the best local wedding planning and style. We loved seeing so many talented companies all in one place. 

Saving room for wedding cake? How about saving the cake!

Sometimes bad things happen to good weddings! Like a cake-decimating accident right before the reception. (little warning: this image may be upsetting to cake bakers, chefs and experienced wedding pros!)

Fortunately this couple had hired a truly amazing dream team of Amy Ulkutekin of First Comes Love and Sharon Mintz Organic Elements florals and the wedding was being held at one of our favorites the La Valencia Hotel [who has a pastry chef with some serious skills]. And voila! Here is the fixed up cake ready to be celebrated and enjoyed with no one the wiser. Whew! 

What couples do not know about wedding planning is a lot.....Like we always say: hire the best then let them do what they do best!

Watch local fave Cute Cakes on Cake Wars tonight!

Set your DVR for tonight because local fave Cute Cakes in Escondido is going to be on @foodnetwork! Don't miss Briana and #TeamCuteCakes on #CakeWars! Tune in Monday June 6th (or check your local TV listings for the Season Premier) So thrilled for this great local bakery team and wish @cakes_ondeck14 the best in the competition!

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Clean lines and deep colors make for a stunning cake trend!

The beautiful deep purple, smooth surface of this cake by the geniuses at San Diego based CAKE (ahem, Winners of Food Network's Cake Wars!!) will have your guests oohing and ahhing before they even take the first bite! With this much color and style this gorgeous cake would take the cake at many weddings, but we think it would really wow at a bold and colorful museum of art or a chic downtown penthouse setting! You can visit the lovely artists behind all of CAKE's masterpieces and see what keeps them passionately creating new works of culinary art, right in the heart of Uptown San Diego at their bakery on Reynard Street. 

Photo by the talented   Sarah Zimmer Photography   we featured the work of this awesome photographer before in our  New Year's Eve in New York City featured wedding post here.

Photo by the talented Sarah Zimmer Photography we featured the work of this awesome photographer before in our New Year's Eve in New York City featured wedding post here.

Gentle vintage style and a lot of love warm this charming Inn at Rancho Santa Fe wedding

Antique doors, vintage rentals, beautiful florals and Jack Daniels Groom's cake ..Kelsey and Robert's charming outdoor wedding at The Inn At Rancho Santa Fe was a lovely (and fun!) celebration of style, love and family and friends. 

This thoughtful Bride considered every aspect of the day to make their guests comfortable and entertained throughout their celebration; as guests arrived they found lemonade, bottled water and parasols waiting for them. The ceremony site was beautifully decorated with vintage rentals (oh that gorgeous double door!), cascading floral arrangements, and a metal arch with a chandelier. At cocktail hour, vintage seating areas were scattered on the lawn for guests to mingle and enjoy. Handmade bar signs listed the signature cocktails, bride’s and groom’s favorites. 

An open air photo booth next to cocktails was a real favorite with guests. Photos hung on a vintage velvet backdrop made the perfect photo gallery. Their seated reception featured specialty lace overlays, adorable table numbers and menu cards, and personalized macaron favors and instead of escort cards, Kelsey and Robert rented an antique door to display the seating chart. Cake and dessert tables (one for Kelsey and one for Robert with a bottle of Jack Daniels as the groom’s cake- you gotta love a Jack Daniels Groom's cake!) was a real crowd favorite! At the end of the day the guests went home with a lovely lavender sachet and wonderful memories of a night filled with fun, laughter, dancing and of course, love.

Bride:  Kelsey   Groom: Robert

Vendor Credits:

Coordination: La Dolce Idea Weddings & Soirees

Photo: True Photography Weddings

Venue: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Bakeries: Heaven Sent Desserts, The French Gourmet

Hair & Makeup: Team Nicole

Floral Design: Jolie Fleur Del Mar

Linens (Overlays): Wildflower Linen

Vintage Rentals: Archive Rentals

Wedding Arch and Chandelier: Rhapsody Rentals

Ceremony Music: Vintage Strings

DJ / MC: Vario Productions

Video: Taylor Films

Macarons: La Reine des Macarons

 

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.

Jennywenny Cakes- it's love at first sight (and at first bite!)

There is nothing like great wedding cake! This ritual is so important to a wedding reception and the cutting of the cake [like the breaking of bread] is a symbol that two families that were separate are now one! So you definitely want to make sure you celebrate your union with tasty and beautiful wedding cake like the delectable creations of Cake Artist Jennywenny Cakes!

Jennywenny Cakes taste as good on the inside as they look on the outside and that's saying a lot...you will say it too when you taste these yummy cakes... just don't say it with your mouth full of cake...

still a hot trend the 'naked cake' with minimal icing yet still tons of taste

still a hot trend the 'naked cake' with minimal icing yet still tons of taste

don't forget Jennywenny when it's time for your next cake order...the baby announcement!!!

don't forget Jennywenny when it's time for your next cake order...the baby announcement!!!