Family Style Wedding Reception Dining & Why You Want It!

So what is 'Family Style Dining' you say? It's when everyone sits at one [or a few if you have a lot of guests] long table and dines together like a family. Sure, large weddings still use the old wedding classic set up of multiple round tables with head table - but these great big tables offer a closeness and an intimacy [and an Old World familiarity] that will have all your guests feeling like family! This is a big plus for solo guests, wallflowers or shy relatives, and those who know few other guests. And the extra bonus? No one feels as though they're stuck at the 'boring table'! Boun appetito! Gorgeous Family Style Table setting styled by I Do Weddings & Events, photo by Fawn Christiansen taken at the totally fabulous San Diego wedding venue Luce Loft

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Unforgettably Cool Wedding Reception Table DIY Ideas from IKEA, yup IKEA

You know you love IKEA for every single item in your kitchen, bath, bedroom, and study but IKEA can also help you DIY the coolest most unforgettable wedding tabletops and decor for your wedding reception! Check out what their Interior Designer Emma did for this couple, wth dramatic elements, a dedicated cake area, a super inviting table for guests and a stunning, stark white palette of IKEA gems mixed with greens and nature! LOVE! 

IKEA has an amazing Wedding Registry that makes it so easy for your guests, friends and family to get you what you want [with many very affordable options]. Source out tons of items for your reception that will then work for you for years to come at home! Editor's note: we already bought two of the Solig net

A Lighter Shade of Rustic Weddings that we Just Love!

Everybody still loves rustic rentals, and this fresh new wave of lighter toned and white rustic furnishings by Farm Tables & More is just the thing to take us into Spring weddings!! Farm Tables & More creates quality farm tables hand-crafted with love. And they really do, wait for it....bring more to the table! 

Planning and Design: @blissproductions
Photography: @tylerchasephotography
Florist: @thelittlefleurco
Venue: @circleoakranchweddings

Gorgeous Winter Wonderland Styled Wedding Shoot Celebrates the Season

It's December 22 and Winter is officially here and it warms our hearts to celebrate the season with a beautiful styled shoot that brings fashion, evergreen wreaths, pine cones and glittering gold elements. This shoot inspires even the coldest Dickensian heart to warm with love! Happy Winter Solstice!

This stylized shoot brings to life the classic elegance of the holiday season. Incorporating winter details and classic holiday colors of green, red, and an elegant gold. Enjoy!

 

Photographer: C. Zolman Photography
Apparel:Mr. Tux
Floral Designer:Jocelyn's Floral
Dress Designer:Sassy Chic Bridal and Formal Rentals
Hair Stylist: Tracy's Makeup

Fresh and bright styled wedding shoot at Sunset Cliffs just makes us happy!

Check out this fresh, bright and uplifting wedding styled shoot at Sunset Cliffs that will have you feeling instantly grateful you're alive and live in San Diego.

Want to lighten up your mood on a stressful day of wedding planning? Check out this totally fresh, bright and uplifting wedding styled shoot by Timeless Weddings and Events. We think spending a few minutes drinking in this charming day of fresh sea air and warm sunshine kissing the beautiful florals is just the ticket to add a cheery smile to your face and melt your cares away. Happy Thanksgiving from San Diego California! We hope you spend this day being grateful for all the love and sunshine in your life. Enjoy!

Vendor Credits:

Styled by: Timeless Weddings and Events

Photographed by: Ashley Strong Photography

Florals:  Kendra's Floral Design

Table Settings:  Crate and Barrel

Details, Invitations:  Love Notes Stationary 

Location: Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach / Pt. Loma

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. 

We are in love with Farms Tables and More rustic wood rentals for your reception

Rustic farm tables (and matching arches, chairs and accoutrements) are the absolute rage in wedding reception decor and these are the best we've seen! Rufina and her team at Farm Tables and More are just the nicest people too - ready to lend a hand in helping you design and celebrate the most gorgeous wedding decor! Check out their stylish pieces and see a bunch of their offerings at the July 31 Wedding Party Bridal Show at NTC Venues at Liberty Station.