A Taste of the Islands in San Diego come to Venues Liberty Station with this Aloha-riffic pre Wedding Celebration

Aloha! Having a an island themed celebration is such a blast in San Diego! Even now in December with our warm weather,  perfect days and gorgeous settings, we're the perfect setting for an island life style! Andrea and Corey, started their wedding weekend celebrations with a welcome luau at the super popular Liberty Station, San Diego. Their guests had a delightful excuse to escape to a tropical Maui luau with signature cocktails in coconuts, lei's, flower crows and hula dancers! Each seating area [and oh those wicker peacock chairs!!] was adorned with lush tropical flowers and colorful rugs, pillows and unique, hand selected furniture making for a lovely luau feel all day long celebrating their love and marriage with classic Aloha style! 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photography: Kate Captures Photography

Linens and Coverings: Classic Party Rentals

Ceremony Location: Venues Liberty Station

Equipment Rentals: Pow Wow Design Studio

Design and Decor: Back up backdrops

Bakery: The Cravory

Equipment Rentals: SD Interior Rentals

Floral Designer: Flowers Annette Gomez

Specialty Foods: Joes on the Nose

Cinema and Video: Anthology Films

Invitation Designer: posh paperie

Caterer: The Wild Thyme Company

Other: Snake Oil Cocktail

Musicians: Ke'Ahi

Calligrapher: Design by Laney

Event Planner: White Lace Events & Design

Reception Venue: Barracks 17 at Liberty Station
 

Romantic Wedding at L'Auberge Del Mar Brings Classic Elegance with Touches of Pink and Blue

A Del Mar wedding always delivers beauty, charm and style! With sweeping views of the ocean from the picturesque ceremony at L'Auberge Del Mar, to the bride's dramatically long train, this couple's special day was romantic with a touch of flair.  Every little detail was elegant and intimate, with hand sewn handkerchiefs for "happy tears" at the ceremony, personalized robes for the bridal party [trending this year!], and a beautifully embroidered artwork of the couple kissing in front of the Eiffel tower as a centerpiece to the decor. The color palette was sophisticated with shades of navy blue in various textures, blush pink, and a splash of gold. The reception continued on the ocean view rooftop, as the sunset on the ocean, the string of lights hanging above the tables creating a cozy and romantic vibe and then led to world famous VG donuts! Congratulations to the happy couple!

Photographer:  Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//DJ:Vario Weddings//Reception Venue: L'Auberge Del Mar//Cake Designer: VG Donut & Bakery//Beauty:Cara Mia Make Up Artistry & Hair Designs//Design and Decor:AFR Event Furnishings //Floral Designer: J Design Floral//Event Planner: K2K Events//

An Old School Spanish Haceinda and Vineyard for Your Wedding is Right in San Diego's Backyard!

How did we not know about Hacienda Vineyards wedding venue before now??! All this time we've been sitting here on the coast, thinking about driving to Temecula for a fun winery experience, not realizing that there was a gorgeous, old school, Spanish styled hacienda and vineyard just twenty minutes from downtown San Diego! It's like stepping back in time to a beautiful, relaxing, abundant era of riches and style. Take a peek at this gorgeous styled shoot by Photographer Amy Millard on site at Hacienda Vineyard and tell us you don't want run down there for a glass of wine and a relaxing day of soaking up the trees, with the surrounding hillsides lush with 9 acres of foliage framing a never ending sky that watches over their vast lawns 1930's era Spanish House.

The grand Vineyard Hacienda-style residence at Vineyard Hacienda wedding ceremony and reception venue was carefully constructed in the 1930s in true old-style Spanish tradition; adobe, red Spanish tile, and authentic hardwoods add an element of history and tradition. Vineyard Hacienda offers an extensive variety of locations, both indoor and outdoor, to meet the needs of even the most discriminating guest, and is above all fabulous secluded, private, secure, and peaceful gated property in a unique and beautiful event setting.

Beautiful Persian Wedding at Grand Del Mar Hotel is Abundant with Traditions

Persian weddings are some of the most beautiful, symbolic and tradition laden wedding sin the world and we are lucky enough to feature Pantea and Thomas's traditional Persian wedding at the fabulous Fairmont Grand Del Mar hotel in Del Mar, California. Noted Wedding Planner Wedding Elegance by Nahid, widely known as the go to planner for Persian [and other cultural] weddings, brought together a beautiful day of love and family.

The Persian wedding ceremony has many traditions one of which is the  Kalleh Ghand  where happily married female relatives rub sugar cones over the heads of the bride and groom to symbolize showering the couple's marriage and new life together with sweetness.

The Persian wedding ceremony has many traditions one of which is the Kalleh Ghand where happily married female relatives rub sugar cones over the heads of the bride and groom to symbolize showering the couple's marriage and new life together with sweetness.

A Red and White Christmas Styled Wedding to make your Christmas Eve a Little Merrier

And we heard them exclaim as they danced out of sight, Merry Christmas to all and to all a great wedding night!! Wishing you and your family a lovely holiday season with this sweet white [and red!] Christmas themed wedding at Mt. Woodson Amy Strong Castle - yes San Diego has a rustic beautiful castle that hosts gorgeous weddings! 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Venue: Amy Strong Castle at Mount Woodson

Photographer: Photo by Chana and Don 

Florist:  1800-ROSEBIG

Caterer: Personal Touch Dining 

Coordinator: Affairz Event Consulting 

Hair and Make-up: Amanda Thorne 

Cake: Twiggs Bakery

Photo Booth: Miskipops Photo Booth 

D.J.: Nicholas Witzler 

Transportation: Five Star Transportation Services 

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