Travel Themed Wedding at Thursday Club in Point Loma Shows Off Fabulous View with Ivory & Rich Navy Blue

This travel themed wedding was inspired by the groom's job as a corporate pilot. The dusty rose, navy blue, ivory, gold colors highlighted the great decor of suitcases and handwritten signs of destinations around the world. The bride and groom decided to have a very romantic "non" first look where they held hands and prayed through a curtain before the ceremony. They had a special cord ceremony during the wedding where they tied a rope together to symbolize their union as a couple.

Photographer:  Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//Dress Salon: The Bustle Del Mar//DJ:Visiphonic Entertainment//Event Planner:Maynila Cabrera//Caterer:Epic Catering//Cake Designer:Incredible Cheesecake Company//Reception Venue: The Thursday Club

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!

Downtown Gallery Styled Wedding Shoot Brings Industrial Texture and Rich Watercolor Pastels Together

Downtown Gallery Styled Wedding Shoot Brings the trend of gorgeous Brick Industrial Texture and Rich Watercolor Pastels Together

Industrial hard meets pretty is so hot right now in fashion and editorial! And at the exciting Sparks Gallery in Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, the rough brick and deep wood contrasting with the exciting and bright colors in the artwork make the perfect set up for the dynamism of Justice Photography. This shoot is the perfect blend of strong lines and textures and soft colors and styling. Bonus: it even has a gorgeous geode cake, floral decorated picture frames [love!] and crystal place settings in Pantone's Color of the Year for 2108 Ultra Violet! This super design team is so on trend for weddings and style and we think they've created the perfect blend of the masculine and the feminine with this dramatic and fresh wedding styled shoot! Enjoy!

Melissa Barrad, Owner of I DO Weddings and Events and Lead Stylist in the shoot says, "Once I visited the Sparks Gallery, I knew it was a special place. I loved the lighting, and of course, that they feature California artists. With that in mind, we pooled together California based vendors and San Diego natives, like myself, to create a unique romantic feel with a laid-back vibe. We wanted to work with colors that would enhance the art, not take away from it." 

Mazel Tov! Danya and Josh's La Jolla wedding is a gorgeous celebration of love, joy and flowergirls!!

Mazel Tov! Danya and Josh had the most amazing wedding at Estancia La Jolla, and were married in the garden courtyard by Josh's best friend. The reception included lots of dancing, a rowdy hora, and their family and friends surprising them with a flash mob dance to "Despacito" where they took over the dance floor with bagels and coffee! They danced until 3am and had a late-night food truck to end the night with burgers and fries!

Josh and Danya met on a dating app, called coffee meets bagel. Their chemistry and connection was so strong after their first date, that Josh called his friend to tell him that he found the girl he was going to marry. Danya was drawn to Josh's kindness, ambition, integrity, sense of humor, confidence and shared value for family and love for dogs. Josh was drawn to her genuine, compassionate, and free-spirited nature, and to the close relationship she holds with family and friends. Danya and Josh both enjoy hiking with their dog Sasha, cooking together, exploring new restaurants (both foodies!), traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  After dating for a year and a half, Josh proposed on the beach where they had shared one of their first few dates. He then surprised her with a celebratory brunch surrounded by both of their families [we love this guy!!]. 

After the wedding, the happy couple went to Greece and Croatia for their honeymoon to start their new life together:) Thanks to San Diego wedding photographer Tim Otto for capturing this amazing wedding and sharing it with us. Mazel Tov Danya and Josh!! 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photography by: Tim Otto

Wedding Reception Venue: Estancia La Jolla

Wedding Florals by: Organic Elements

Bridal Hair and Makeup by: XO Beauty

Wedding Coordinator: Melissa Barrad- I do weddings

Wedding Band: Bob Gail Events

Rentals: Betty's Linens

Late Night Snack Truck: Habit Food Truck

Videography by: Russell Johns Films

Walking in a Winter Wedding Wonderland at The Centre Escondido

It's the time of year when the world falls in love! And this wedding styled shoot at The Centre Escondido - the San Diego area's chicest wedding and special event venue - is the perfect way to step into a Winter Wonderland of holiday style! With hues of cool winter blues and bold Christmas reds, the cutest place setting cookies ever, and specialty lighting to set the mood, all enhanced by the bold cuisine of Chef Deborah Scott of Vintana Restaurant, this shoot by Events by Lift rings in the holidays!

Editor's note: The Centre is truly the focal point of North County Inland and is an obvious choice for very chic weddings and special events- but do check their schedule as they host all kinds of exciting events like shopping, dining, art events and more - this place is so cool that even Santa will be there on December 2nd to celebrate in style!!! 

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//

Quiet yet powerful home wedding in Encinitas brings gorgeous So Cal style to a day that celebrates love and family

We are suckers for home weddings! And this quietly powerful home wedding in Encinitas brings gorgeous style to a day that celebrates love and family overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We hope you enjoy this bright, sunshine and love-celebration on a perfect Southern California day.  And remember one of the most important decisions you make with any wedding (but with a home wedding  in particular) is hiring a professional wedding and event planner like Julie from The Best Wedding for You who pulled this beauty together, allowing the couple and their families to truly enjoy their special day.

 Says Danielle of SidebySide Cinema “Brittany and Dave chose Encinitas for their seaside elopement this past summer. They rented a beautiful house (and we learned that it was actually Shawn White's house that he was selling!) and spent a few days just relaxing with their little family. Dave got the boys and himself ready while Brittany finished her last touches of details. I loved all the dainty sparkly things and her "shoes" were adorable. The boys with their hats were to die for!

Their ceremony was on a landing on the cliff overlooking the ocean. It was the smallest ceremony we've ever filmed. Just the two of them and their two boys! They had amazing personal vows and I just loved that you could hear their kids in the background and they even had to hold the baby during the rings. It just was perfect because the kids were so much a part of the day and sometimes life is just messy and your kids need a snack during the ceremony!

After the ceremony, they had an awesome sunset for photo time. The baby was thrilled with the sand and their other son just wanted to play in the waves. They are such an adorable family. While they were taking photos, the chef was making their meal. They had an intimate dinner that looked absolutely delicious.

Because this was an elopement, there was only a ceremony, no reception events. But once the sun went down, we did some fun night shots with them with sparklers and lanterns. It was a beautiful night and a romantic event. We hope they had an amazing time here in California, congratulations you two!” 

Check out the amazing video by SidebySide Cinema and enjoy this beautiful celebration as if you were there!

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Event planning: The Best Wedding for You

Ceremony and Reception: Private Residence in Encinitas

Photographer: Tim Otto Photography

Videographer: SidebySide Cinema

Florist: Organic Elements

Hair and Make up: Eye Do's Make-Up & Hair

Officiant: Sandiegoweddingguy.com

Personal Chef:  Meals on Heels

Exotic Moroccan Bohemian Wedding Styled Shoot from Australia Just Sends Us Into Heavenly Lavender Bliss

We love our So Cal style but always have one eye on the talented and creative artists and stylists around the globe- just take a gander at this gorgeous styled shoot by out pals 'down under' from Adorn Invites! We love how you inspired us with your Bohemian-Moroccan-lavender-bliss!! 

Here's what this shoot's talented stylist had to say about her inspiration: “It’s amazing to witness how this theme and style organically developed into something so different from our early idea. I still can’t believe that our original palette involved oxblood and navy and our lavender Spring time setting was actually a brooding forest with an alternative-tatted up gypsy bride!

Scrolling through our digital mood board – you can clearly see how the progression evolved. Ominous fashion editorials developed into ethereal models and fairy like details, and vivid lilacs and shades of gold slowly made their way in. Despite the ever changing theme – at the core of our shoot, was the desire to craft something completely different and accessible to a number of brides......read more below...