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//

Yo ho ho hooooo my goodness!! It's the Pirates of the Caribbean Wedding Styled Shoot!!

What do you get when you take a really creative team of wedding vendors and put them together with a classic tale of love and pirates?  You get an amazing and fun Pirates of the Caribbean wedding styled shoot!  It's a pirate's life for us....

Today's wedding couple wants to have fun and get creative we think this Disney inspired shoot is just the ticket to inspire you to do you! We are obsessed with the faux ship sail as backdrop!  That's just great and imaginative staging folks! Scroll down for complete credits. Bravo!! 

Photographer Raelyn Elizabeth says "My team and I are big fans of all things Disney/fairytale AND all things wedding! We are a group of wedding vendors who love to create inspiration for off-beat, Disney-loving brides and grooms. When we first heard there would be another Pirates of the Caribbean movie coming out this year, we knew we HAD to create a wedding shoot inspired by all things Pirates. We all have been living and breathing everything pirate and my spotify playlist has been playing pirate music on loop for the last month or so.

Deborah, our incredible clothing designer, offered our bride a modern yet beautiful pirate inspired on a non traditional, black and off white wedding gown.

We held the faux wedding ceremony on the iconic island of Coronado beach, in Southern California. Craft Menagerie, our custom crafter, created our gorgeous sail that was used for a non traditional ceremony arch. Baldwin Bridal and Events planned, designed and styled our stunning sweetheart table, cocktail bar, and reception decor to create a dark and edgy pirate ambiance.

The faux reception was taken place at The Tipsy Crow's upstairs lounge in San Diego, California. Baldwin Bridal and Events selected this venue because it reminds her of Disney's original dark inspired 'bachelor's pad', Club 33. With red velvet curtains, black leather chairs, old fireplaces and many gold fixtures, it was the perfect blend of everything pirate and Disney. Sylver Weddings and Events put the details together for the cake table and stationary display. The cake was created by Charly’s Cakes, and the stationery and seating chart were created by Boxed Wedding Invitations.

We have noticed with all of the millennial brides and grooms who grew up watching Disney fairytale wedding animations now seeing the live action remakes, we are seeing a new trend of off- beat brides and grooms who dream of creating their own fairytale romance in their weddings."

Wedding Styled Shoot Vendor Credits:

Photographer:  Raelyn Elizabeth Photography//Linens and Coverings: PATTY'S LINEN RENTALS//Cinema and Video: Alexander Mo Photography and Video//Model:Aly Lovelace//Event Planner: Baldwin Bridal and Events//Invitation Designer: Boxed Wedding Invitations//Bakery:Charly's Cakes//Model:Cole Stamper//Etsy Designer: Craft Menagerie//Dress Designer: Deborah Lindquist Eco Couture//Beauty: Dezi V Hair & Makeup Artistry //Floral Designer: Flowersy by Alicia//Etsy Designer: Foswick Collectibles //Jewelry: Safia Day Jewelry//Event Designer: Sylver Weddings & Events//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:The Costume Store LLC//Reception Venue: The Tipsy Crow//Jewelry:The Victorian Bat//

Just goes to show that with creative imagination and a little magic the right team can help create your fairytale dream wedding become a reality!

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Be our Guest and Enjoy this Beauty and the Beast Wedding Styled Shoot!

We ask you to "Be Our Guest" and enjoy this adorable Beauty and the Beast styled Wedding Shoot! 

Bonjour!! Today's featured wedding styled shoot is a fabulous and fun take on a tale as old as time, so the song says... yes indeed Belle, it's a Disney inspired Beauty and the Beast styled wedding shoot! This team of Southern California wedding experts updated Belle's look by dip dying a dress in golden yellow and orange dye for a super current ombre look. The wedding styled shoot showcases brass and antique details like the couch, clock and candlesticks [Lumiere!] that look like they wandered straight out of Beast's castle. **Editors note: As far as we know no pieces came to life during this shoot!**

With extra special new additions of charm jewelry, sparkly shoes, rich blue florals, star led lights, and painted wooden signs, you can tell this group had so much fun creating this styled shoot! For our part we loved this ode to one of our favorite fairy tales. Now back in the cupboard with you Chip!

Wedding Styled Shoot Vendor Credits:

Photographer:  Raelyn Elizabeth Photography//Event Planner: Baldwin Bridal and Events//Invitation Designer: Boxed Wedding Invitations//Bakery:Charly's Cakes//Makeup Artist: Domenica Beauty//Model:Fabian Lopez//Floral Designer: Flowersy by Alicia//Etsy Designer: Foswick Collectibles //Model: KaitLynn Markley//Jewelry: Keep Collective//Reception Venue: Pala Mesa Resort//Event Designer: Sylver Weddings & Events//

A Super Cool Rock n Roll Infused Wedding Decor makes for a Totally Cool Warehouse Wedding

A totally cool warehouse, craft beers, tons of style and love...what else do you need for an amazing wedding?! Scott and Stephanie Schaffhausen made our hearts swoon with their rustically charming wedding decor. The creative and unique invitations (which was actually designed by the groom himself) begin this rustic brigade. Original and unique wedding invitations have become a popular wedding trend which give millennials the opportunity to show their creative side, and as we all know, for millennials, creativity is key. The more original the better! Another new trend is the mix-matching of bridesmaids dresses. More and more brides are picking a color family [versions of white and blush for this wedding!] for their besties to choose from, but allowing them to choose their own style. This allows each girl to pick a dress that fits their own, individual budget.  The bare brick walls with wooden accents in this lovely wedding allow couples to do almost anything their hearts desire in designing a special space at their wedding venue. The strung lights with a rose petal-sprinkled aisle lined with an array of succulents that Stephanie chose were breathtaking. From the wooden table numbers to the pom pom tassels at the dessert table, this reception is the Instagram wedding we all crave. 

Featured Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer:  Chris Wojdak Photography// Cinema and Video: Aqua Vivus Productions// Equipment Rentals: CC Vintage Rentals// DJ: Dancing DJ Productions//Equipment Rentals:K & J Rentals// Event Planner:Kristin Krahl//Event Venue: Moniker Warehouse//Makeup Artist:Salon Bordeaux// Bakery:Twin Treats//

Park your Peepers on this Vintage Wedding Styled Shoot that Puts on the Ritz in an old Speak Easy

Roll your stockings down and grab your flask it's a swanky wedding styled shoot in an old Speakeasy that we think is just swell! Inside this story-filled venue take a gander at the pocket door leading into The Ballroom you’ll find two holes, the upper hole was utilized to visualize anyone seeking access, the lower of the two holes was utilized for the weapon that helped ensure there was no trouble. 

Wedding Styled Shoot Vendor Credits:

Photography: Uriel Photography    
Venue:  Speakeasy on State
Florist: Sweet Stems Florist
Bakery: Muffin Top Bakery
Design: Laurenish Design    
Production: Gonzalez Productions    
Makeup Artist: Makeup artistry by Mirna
Hair Stylist: Anna Bianca Hair    
Bridal Gown: Adina’s Bridal    
Groom's Fashion: Friars Tux Shop
Table: Modern Table Company    

The History of Speakeasy on State:

Finished in 1899, the Columbia building was the last building built on the first block of E. State Street and has been utilized for gatherings both large and small. Located on Redland's iconic State Street, this historic gem has been closed for use since 1948. Speakeasy on State offers 4000 square feet of elegance, mixed with beautiful hard woods, raw exposed brick, and the
finest period specific details - found nowhere else in tow. Proudly representing the heartbeat of downtown Redlands, Speakeasy on State boasts two large gathering rooms, each with their own distinct feel, a bridal suite, restrooms, and a preparation kitchen. Opposite the entrance, Speakeasy on State lets out into the charming City of Redlands Alley Park, perfect for outdoor socializing. Karl C. Wells was an astute businessman and banker in Redlands during the mid to late 1800s. Mr. Wells was responsible for donating the original land to found the University of Redlands in 1907. Wells had for a long time dreamed of owning a downtown business building but was unable until 1899. The majority of East State St. had been built up during the late 1880s; however the only structure standing at 10 E. State St. was the home of M. F. Pierce which was removed by force due to a fire ordinance enforced by the city. In 1899, Wells christened his “Columbia” building and it was first occupied by Meserve’s Clothing Store the following year. Only a few years later in 1902 the Redlands City Directory shows the upstairs of 10 E. State St. was utilized as a meeting lodge for a fraternal organization founded during the American Civil War named The Knights of Pythias.

By the late 1930s, the building was home to a chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The City of Redlands leased the VFW hall to host community dances and as a recreation center. The city continued its usage of the building through the 1940s. Following the end of World War II (1945) the VFW moved to a different location. According to the City of Redlands Archives usage of the second floor of the Columbia building during this time is lacking.
The building was most recently purchased in 2012 and the second floor has been completely restored with some modern updates. It is understood that the upstairs portion of 10 E. State St. was utilized during the Prohibition Era (1922-1933) as a speakeasy (aka. illegal drinking spots).
Speakeasy on State is still equipped with its red light which helped indicate to customers the need to hide all alcohol. 

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. 

Black and White Decor a la Classic Party Rentals

Classic Party Rentals brings so many amazing things to the table for your wedding; dishware, linens, tables, glassware, tenting, carpet, dance floors and so much more! And they also know their design and decor check out this Black and White wedding style board from the experts at Classic Party Rentals!