A Beautiful Idea...this weekend's 'I Do Re-Do' because sometimes it doesn't go the way you wanted it to....

June 29-30 in Yucca Valley a really cool group of wedding pros is getting together to create an amazing experience for couples’ whose wedding, well, didn’t go as planned. With an incredible venue (Tumbleweed Sanctuary, Garden and Labyrinth) opening up their space to support couples who were not able to have the wedding of their dreams and a fantastic photographer (Bree Hulan with Parallel33 Photography) to capture it all!

This experience will allow couples who may not have had the wedding/photos/venue of their dreams the chance to don their wedding threads (or outfit of their choice) and capture some incredible photos, while renewing their vows. There is a small fee for couples to participate, which will allow for a small honorarium for participating vendors.

Do you know someone who really needs an "I do Re-do"? Contact Andrea@EventsByAbel.com with Events by Abel who is running the whole shindig out of the goodness of her heart, for more information.

Editor’s Note: This is how professional wedding experts behave; with class, dignity and solutions. LOVE THIS.

Beautiful Red Wedding Styled Shoot Celebrates Chinese Weddings and Color!

You know we love red! The color of passion, vibrancy, action and, in China, weddings! The colorful inspiration for this vibrant wedding styled shoot came from photographer Fangting Zuo's Chinese heritage.  With this shoot she celebrates and pays homage to the traditional color of Asian weddings by marrying the feel of rich, ancient traditions with a modern, American aesthetic, with crimson & golden luxury and the elegance of San Diego's mini Versailles; The Westgate Hotel!

San Diego Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Westgate Hotel
The Westgate is a one-of-a-kind hotel, completed filled with timeless elegance, priceless antiques and appointments one would find in an elegant home. Designed as an incredible re-creation of an anteroom in the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Lobby is noted for its magnificent antiques, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, Flemish and French tapestries and Persian carpets. 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Art Director: Fangting Zuo

Photography: Fangting Photography

Hair Styling: Thomas Edward Salon & Dry Bar, Brenda Juckett-Schultz, owner and Mishelle Roberts, stylist

Makeup: Rachel Marie Gallenberger of Rachel Marie Makeup Artistry

Wedding Cake: Little Hunny Cakery 

Videography: Lens Life 

Bride's Fashion: Nolan Dean Le of Nolan Dean Studio  

Groom's Fashion: Friar Tux 

Wedding Invitations & Paper Goods: Ashlei Corlew, Sweet Louise Paper Co.

Jewelry: Love Tatum 

Rental Linens and Furniture: Patty's Linen Rentals

Arch Decor: Unique Rentals by Arc de Belle

Don't Miss this Sunday's Amazing San Diego Wedding Party EXPO at the US GRANT!

Why plan your wedding in a convention center when you can plan in style at San Diego's biggest, most loved and longest-running, stylish wedding fair? Get your tickets now and save on San Diego's most gorgeous and amazing wedding planning day; The 45th San Diego Wedding Party EXPO! With 4 fashion shows, CAKE dessert lounge, a cake tasting contest, food, wine and more all this Sunday February 25, 2018 downtown San Diego at the breathtaking, Edwardian era US GRANT HOTEL! See you there!

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. 

A peek at how passionate wedding professionals get together...(and Flamingle!)

When wedding professionals get together to discuss ideas, business and helpful tips with each other you would think they would surround themselves with anything other than things wedding related. But not these passionate  [and amazingly talented] wedding pros! True wedding artists love dreaming about weddings, trying out new wedding styles and designs, working with [and finding new ways to help] wedding couples, and basically staying in love with all things wedding.  Here we showcase a fun and exciting business meeting of Weddings of Distinction, a very select group of wedding professionals who regularly get together to connect and as they did here, 'Flamingle'... just imagine what these love loving pros would do at your wedding! 

Vendor Credits:

Floral, decor & design: Embellishmint Floral + Event Design Studio

Cakes and Desserts: Sweet Cheeks Bakery

Gold Ring Screens: Enticing Tables

Linen & napkins: Concepts Event Design & Rentals

Venue & Food: Tom Ham's Lighthouse

Photography: Laura Christin Photography

Cruising through your new life with a gorgeous Honeymoon!

Cruise Planners not only specializes in cruises – they offer great land and tour vacations and specialize in planning honeymoons. And they are an award-winning travel company who works with all the cruise lines and many land and tour suppliers, giving you access to awesome preferential vacations and best-value packages for trips to the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, the Mediterranean, Europe and the rest of the world.

Owner and travel expert Roxana Burns says "Tell me your hopes and dreams, together we’ll plan the perfect escape. You can be as involved in the process as you would like, or I can do all of the heavy lifting and value searching. From finding the best option to making all the bookings, payments and take care of you until you return from your trip."

Roxana Burns is a home based travel agency right here in San Diego. As a franchise of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, Roxana has the ability to give personalized service backed by the biggest name in travel! 

Don't forget the Specialty Services: the very special elements of your wedding!

Officiants and Limos and Dancing oh my! Once you've booked your venue and your planner, don't forget the specialty services that are the icing on the cake for every wedding! Check out our section of local services that can only be considered special. 

You need the right Officiant to make it official as really that is rather the entire point of the day! 

You need the right Officiant to make it official as really that is rather the entire point of the day! 

Learn to dance and make your reception the most memorable day of your [and your guests'] lives!

Learn to dance and make your reception the most memorable day of your [and your guests'] lives!

Transportation, Dance Lessons (and especially Officiants!) and other services make your wedding everything you want and need to celebrate your love!

Unique and amazing specialty services like cigar rolling really add to your wedding's flavor!

Unique and amazing specialty services like cigar rolling really add to your wedding's flavor!

How about exciting elements like Dove Releases that make your day even more memorable?!

How about exciting elements like Dove Releases that make your day even more memorable?!