Love Marks the Spot in this Gorgeous San Diego Beachside Wedding Styled Shoot

If you love anything beachy or tropical for a wedding then you'll be saying "Mahalo!" for this lush and lovely wedding styled shoot! It starts with The Catamaran Resort in Mission Bay, with its lush tropical surroundings, beachside settings [the bay side of Mission Bay feels like you're on an island it's that peaceful and beautiful!], then add gorgeous floral table decor, boutonniere and fabulous Protea bouquet by the area's foremost floral "Kaha Ki'i" [that's Hawaiian for artist] Haydee of Haydee's Creative Flowers, who hails from the islands of Hawaii and brings so much Aloha to her work. Then add in charming island themed cake pops, wedding cake and desserts [love the pineapple design!] by Jennywenny Cakes, lovely tropical paper goods, light and stylish beachy wedding attire and have it all styled by expert event designer Nicole of Love Marks the Spot. Then, of course, have all this gorgeousness captured by the talented Justice Photo and there you have it: the perfect beachside tropical wedding inspiration! Aloha to all and Happy New Year!

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

San Diego Featured Wedding: Melissa + Adam's Laid Back Mission Bay Soiree

All Melissa and Adam wanted for their wedding day was a relaxed, fun, and carefree time. Judging by their photos below, we think they had just that! This couple's carefree attitudes definitely carried over into their Hawaiian themed wedding. Their magical day took place at The Dana on Mission Bay underneath the palm trees which was the perfect setting for their tropical soiree. From the bubbles to the games to the exciting entrance as a married couple, these two sure know how to throw an exciting party!

Photographer: Paul Douda Photography// Floral Designer: Artistic Florals, Inc.// Dress Store: Bridal Showcase// Bridesmaid Dresses: Francesca's Dresses// Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse//DJ: Music Phreek DJ Services//Cake Designer: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.// Hair Stylist: The Face Of Beauty//Event Planner: weddings by sheila foster

A sparkly, tropical, magical wedding showcases a dynamic couple's unique style

We just love it when a couple knows who they are and what they want! It sure makes their wedding celebration a day of all the things the couple is crazy about. For Felicia and Stefan it was a tropical atmosphere, great music, romantic candle lighting, their shared love of themed events, their families, and each other. Felicia chose the color palette of champagne and gold with pops of lavender, her favorite color since childhood. With added touches of sparkle in the table numbers, frames, gorgeous candle lighting everywhere, her gold heels, romantic marketing lighting throughout the tent, metallic vases and a fabulous sparkler send-off, this event at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens captured by Brett Charles Rose Photo, was magical!

Incorporating their siblings talents was a must. Stefan's brother, a very thoughtful and profound speaker, the best man, gave the most heartfelt speech. One of the Bride's brothers, Phillip, whose charisma can capture an audience, married them and her youngest brother, a celebrated Broadway performer, serenaded them during the ceremony with "Stay With You" by John Legend and also sang as they danced to their first song as husband and wife.

Since the Groom is, in the Bride's words "an obnoxiously huge University of Miami fan", football is a huge part of their relationship. So to surprise him in a fun way and show some real team spirit, the Bride wore a garter proving her love for his team.

Bride: Felicia Ortiz   Groom: Stefan Macchi

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Brett Charles Rose Photo

Venue: Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens

Florals: Elements of Style

Cake: The Cupcake Crush

Videography: Tyler Booth

Transportation: Black Onyx Limo  Shuttle: All Access

DJ: Carcano DJ

Singers: Patrick Ortiz & Cassandra Bowerman & Catelyn Bruggema

Dress: Mori Lee by Madelyn Gardner

Jewelry: Bride's jewelry was "something borrowed" from a bridesmaid

Bride's heels: Aldo

Grooms/ groomsmen: Express Men's Suits, Ties and Pocket squares from

Accommodations: Pala Casino