Beautiful Flowers and A Beautiful Wedding Day at Ranch Valencia Remembered

We love a grand vision for a wedding and we also love when the bride and her artist designer and decor specialists like the amazing Annette Gomez, florist extraordinaire] feel they don't have to make everything match-matchy! This glorious Rancho Valencia wedding feels like a playful circus for the heart and soul!! And we really really love when a bunch of our favorite wedding pros [like Boyd Harris Photography, planner EverAfter Events, our rental heroes Classic Party Rentals, and the lovely Farm Tables and More,] come together to play and make wedding decor magic! 

Photographer: Boyd Harris Photography | Coordinator: EverAfter Events | Venue: Rancho Valencia | Flowers: Flowers Annette Gomez | Music: Tiernan Tunes TrioWest Coast Music | Rentals: Classic Party RentalsFarm Tables and MorePlatinum ProRevelry Event DesignArchive Rentals | Lighting: Tim Altbaum Productions | Hair: JDM Salon | Makeup: Vivian Kuriakos | Photobooth: Still Listening Productions | Cake: Michele Coulon Dessertier | Videographer: It's Personal Cinema | Transportation: Goldfield StageOld Town Trolley Tours

Merry Christmas to All! We Hope You Enjoy Today with this Christmas Wedding Styled Shoot!

From our hearts to yours we wish you a very Merry Christmas full of love, light and joyful memories! Here's the perfect charming Christmas themed wedding and engagement styled shoot, orchestrated by Sandy of Timeless Events and Weddings, to warm your heart with tidings of great joy and style!

A special shout out to all the couples getting engaged today! Congratulations on finding the love of your life and on deciding to send the rest of your lives together. 

We Give a Fond Look at Fall with This Beautiful Wedding Styled Shoot Video

We give a fond farewell to Fall soon as Winter approaches. And with with rich burgundy, plum and gold accented by deep brown, tree branches, gorgeous florals, candlelight and a fireplace, this wedding styled shoot is the perfect ode to Fall! Watch the video and enjoy! 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer: Stegela Photography
Venue:  The Bash Boutique
Designer:  Couture Events
Gown/ Fashion: Elle Bridal Boutique
Floral:  Dinah's Floral Studio
Makeup/hair:  Unveiled Bridal Beauty
Calligrapher: Four Things Paper
Rentals:   CC Vintage Rentals
Cake:  Jenny Wenny Cakes
Baker: Le Parfait Paris
Tablescape Rentals:  Not My Dish

San Diego Featured Wedding: Mariangela + Jayil's Puerto Rican Venezuelan Wedding Celebrates Tradition and Love

Tradition and culture. All weddings usually celebrate some tradition or cultural pride; like the cultures that the two families bring to the wedding and sometimes the new traditions created from the newlyweds coming together as one in marriage. And then there's this wedding! Starting with a beautiful traditional Catholic Ceremony, complete with the lighting of candles during the sacrament of marriage,  the couple and their families then moved on to the ZLAC Rowing Club in Pacific Beach for a night of old and new traditions. 

The groom, who is from Puerto Rico, was dressed in a suit jacket that opened into a beautiful work of art. The bride, who hails from Venezuela, handcrafted all the beautiful details of the day with love. As a surprise to their guests, the bride and groom showed their countries' pride by dancing with their respective flags as their first dance! One Puerto Rican tradition is the "guayabera," a loose-fitting men's shirt, which the bride's father wore. A fun new tradition? The bride and her maids wore matching temporary tattoos!  And the best tradition of all? Celebrating love and marriage with your families! Nos encanta esta boda especial! Our hearts go out to Puerto Rico and all our fellow Americans working to recover post hurricane.

Photographer: Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//Event Planner: Adore Wedding Design//Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo Bridal//DJ: ART from SGM//Cake Designer: Azucar//Caterer: Continental Catering Dress Store: David's Bridal//Band:Ginger Roots //Event Venue: ZLAC Rowing Club

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//

We Love a Vintage Hollywood Comes to San Diego County Outdoor Wedding!

High school sweethearts, Victoria and Jacob have been together for over a decade of love, laughs and style. They started as high school sweethearts and have been best friends for more than half of their lives. Torrie [as she is known] and Jacob have a very tight knit group of friends and many family members that have been together for decades. Torrie's niece was the charming flower girl who stole everyone's heart when she walked down the aisle! This elegant and romantic wedding was a stunner and the bride looked straight out of a vintage Hollywood movie right in San Diego's beautiful, tree filled North County area! And it looks to us like a very good time was had by all! 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Wedding Photographer: MKL Photography

Wedding Venue: Twin Oaks Garden Estate

Bridal Salon for Wedding Gown: The Dresser Bridal

Groom's Tuxedo Fashion: Friar Tux

Florals and Decor: Soiree Designs and Events

Bridal Jewelry: BHLDN

This Week's Wedding Crush Wednesday Says a Fashion-Forward "I Do"

This week's Wedding Crush Wednesday features Alex and Ljubov Ovtsinnikovas from Russia/Estonia! These two said their vows in Centennial Park on Coronado with some of the best views of San Diego! While we already think these two are gorgeous, we love their winter ensembles too. With the coastal breeze and cool San Diego nights a night on the waterfronts can get a little chilly.  Ljubov's cropped jacket, and bright red  bouquet combined with Alex's stunning royal blue suit [very European!] makes the couple pop from their backgrounds. The Ovtsinnikovas' statement pieces are show-stoppingly perfect and showcase their style, their attitude and their love. Südamlikud õnnesoovid pulmapäevaks! (Congratulations from the heart on your wedding)!

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!

A Groom's Hipster Essentials by Hey Sir Men's Wedding Accessories

We just love the latest groom's fashions for weddings! Suspenders, bow ties, pocket squares and all! Hey Sir, a great shop we found on Etsy, has all the hipster grooms essentials in one spot!