Wine Country Wedding and Styled Shoot Gives an All New Meaning to White Wedding!

This elegant rustic-chic themed styled shoot utilizes a neutral color palette with a bespoke dress from top So Cal bridal gown designer Madeleine Fig. The opulent villa with details like handmade furnishings, stonework, rich wood furnishings and pool, complete with private helicopter naturally, is nestled in the heart of Southern California's incredible wine country. This is sure to inspire couples planning their own intimate destination wine country wedding! 

The small-wedding / elopement trend with several unique elements served as the inspiration behind this shoot. The venue boasts amazing views of the wine country and also has a dedicated helicopter pad on site to offer guests private tours! The muted hues of bronze, gold, silver, copper, combined with plenty of greenery reflect the outdoor Southern California vibe and blend flawlessly into the rugged landscape extending into the distance. Overall, the scene conveys a simple purity that relaxes the senses. The handmade furniture such as the palette bar, the desert table with back drop, and the mismatched table settings lend a custom DIY element to the theme. The beauty of the scenes, the models, the make-up, the hair, and the dresses were expertly captured and edited by a talented photographer from Monterey. The videographer from Los Angeles worked alongside providing both drone and handheld coverage that documented the full process.

This was a truly collaborative effort that brought talented vendors from across California. It turned out to be much bigger than originally intended and consisted of a full crew included: photographer, videographer with drone, models, couture bridal designer, makeup and hair, florist, catering, calligraphy, accessories, rentals, and graphic design. Behind the scenes, the chemistry between the models and the crew added to the energetic and fun vibe on set!

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Photographer:   paulinar.photography//Calligrapher: Miller Photography Creations//Other: Upper Limit Aviation//Caterer: Parilla 84 Mexican Grill//Floral Designer: Petals of Poetry//Model:Anthony Gonzalez//Model: Paige Spagnoletti//Equipment Rentals: AKT Party Rentals & Custom Furniture//Cinema and Video: Black Tie Media Production//Invitation Designer:Brown Fox Creative//Design and Decor: Villa Del Enzo//Event Venue: Villa Del Enzo//Hair Stylist: Blush//Dress Designer: Madeleine Fig//Beauty: Blush//

Coronado Wedding Celebrates the Marriage of Indonesian and Mexican Cultures with Flair!

This San Diego wedding day was classic and romantic, with a Catholic Church wedding ceremony followed by a family and friend filled reception at he Coronado Community Center. A celebration of two cultures, the bride is Indonesian and the groom's family hails from Mexico. The wedding colors were a confetti like mix of grey, white, green, gold, rose gold and the bride's beautiful dress was handmade in Jakarta, Indonesia by a family friend. The food was catered by Mexico City Cuisine, to honor the groom's Mexican heritage, and oooooh there was a churro station for dessert! This gorgeous couple was nothing but smiles throughout the day and we can't help but smile along.

Photographer:   Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//DJ: Universal Weddings and Events//Veils and headpieces: BHLDN//Caterer:Mexico City Cuisine//Floral Designer: whimsey florals//Ceremony Location:St. Patrick's Catholic Church//Invitation Designer: Design by Laney//Calligrapher: Design by Laney//Reception Venue: Coronado Community Center//

Such a Pretty White Wedding Styled Shoot by Couture Events at The Lodge Torrey Pines

Founder and Lead Designer of Couture Events, Krystal Tien says "The Lodge at Torrey Pines is one of our favorite venues in San Diego! We love an intimate wedding full of details and luxuries and this was just that! Renowned photographer Jasmine Star captured every detail so perfectly. A lounge ceremony, white tufted cocktail hour, geometric light fixtures and menus, monogrammed chairs, and chandeliers dripping in vines!" We just love this fresh, young, romantic styling that brigs all the drama but without any heaviness, we call it "glam nouveau!" 

Couture Events is a boutique event styling & coordination studio. Similar to a couture gown, each of their Couture Weddings & Events is designed to custom fit their client's unique style and personality. Based in Southern California we serve San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs!

Coordinator & Styling: Couture Events – http://coutureeventsca.com

Location: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – https://www.lodgetorreypines.com

Florist: Blush Botanicals – http://blushbotanicals.com

Lighting: Classic Party Rentals – https://classicpartyrentals.com/#

Jewelry & Shoes: Elle Bridal Boutique – http://www.ellebridalboutique.com

Photography: Jasmine Star – http://jasminestar.com

Rentals: Hire Elegance – http://www.hire-elegance.com

Gown: Karen Willis Holmes – https://www.karenwillisholmes.com

Paper: Whimsique Designer Invitations & Stationery – http://www.whimsique.com

Cake: Sweet Lydia’s – http://www.sweetlydias.com

Hair & Make-up: KC Whitcamp – http://makeupbykc.com

Models: No Ties Management – http://www.notiesmanagement.com

Abundant Orchids Make for a Beautiful Bower of Wedding Beauty in Today's Color Palette Board

This dazzlingly abundant bower of orchids creates a dreamy stage that is perfectly set for the wedding couple in this photo by La Vida Creations Photography. We love how the candlelight adds another dimension to the white and purple flowers that cascade down in a bevy of beauty!

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//

Rich Golden Lighting Makes for Beautiful Glowing Wedding Color Palette Board

Great lighting can transform any space into a dreamy, glowing wonderland of love and celebration [with the added bonus that everyone looks better in soft glowing light!] This Wedding Color Board called "rich golden glow" shows how warm and rich a little up lighting can be - photographed by Tim Otto Photography

White and Pink Blush Wedding Color Palette Makes us Ready for Longer Days and San Diego Sunshine

Okay let's face it we are so spoiled in San Diego! It's only January and we are already wondering how much longer we must wait before it's beach weather and the sun sets at 9! So here's a beautiful ray of floral sunshine in whites and pinks to remind you that before you know it the sun will be shining and the days will be long! Photographed by uber wedding photographers and masters of sunny days [and this month's color palette board artist] SheWanders Photography

We welcome Hanukkah with a beautiful San Diego Wedding full of light, love and tradition and wish you a very happy Festival of Lights

A beautiful traditional Jewish San Diego wedding brings light and love to a lovely couple and their families! Beautifully photographed by wedding experts True Photography at Temple Emanu-El and The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort wedding reception venue. Happy Hanukkah from us to you!!

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Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer: True Photography

Temple Synangoge: Temple Emanu-El  with Rabbi Devorah Marcus

Reception Venue & Caterer: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

Coordinator: Amy June Weddings & Events

Florist: Bloom Boom

Tuxedo: A Better Deal Tuxedo

Wedding Dress: Brides By Liza

Hair Stylist: Indigo Salon & Spa

Makeup: Jennifer Lee

Transportation: LA Class Transportation

Disc Jockey: Rob the DJ

Jeweler: The Wandering Jeweler

Bakery: Twiggs Bakery

Custom Furniture: White Lotus Productions

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

Star of India Wedding Points the Way Home to Love

The Star of India, built in 1863, is a magnificent atmosphere to celebrate life and love in San Diego! This iron-hulled beauty is the oldest active ship in the world (and a state and national historic landmark) and is the coolest nautical wedding venue ever (especially for these two San Diego natives!)  with the best views in town as it is right on the water! Jessica and Gregory's charming wedding photographed by Pink Light Images puts your right in the heart of this day of sun, sea and San Diego as you set sail for love and marriage! 


After their amazing wedding on water Jessica and Gregory, both foodies, headed to an intimate reception on land. They held their dinner at The Wine Vault & Bistro - one of San Diego's best kept culinary secrets! Insiders know this is the place to go for great food and wine pairings. The reception guests enjoyed a second cocktail hour with tray passed appetizers and then we moved onto a 5 course menu that was paired with wine and spirits. The ambiance was very simple yet romantic with an all white theme and two acoustic guitarists playing English and Spanish cover songs throughout the night. It really was a Bon Voyage! 

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Pink Light Images 

Ceremony Venue: The Star of India 

Reception Venue: The Wine Vault & Bistro 

Flowers: La Bell Bloom & Allen’s Flowers 

Stationery: Zazzle 

DJ: Cutlos Supreme 

Transportation: Uber 

Bridal Gown: Oleg Cassini via David’s Bridal 

Jewelry: Icing Jewelry Store 

Shoes: Aldo 

Groom’s Attire: Macy’s 

Men’s Shoes: Steve Madden