Richly Colored Orfila Vineyard Wedding Celebrates the Ultimate Winery Wedding

David + Monica are made for each other. One is a lawyer. One is in law school. They are grounded, smart, and confident when you meet them and together, they bring out a tenderness and sweetness in one another, and at times, a little spark of silliness. She smiles big. He can’t take his eyes off her. Their incredible Fall wedding was at one of our all time favorite San Diego area wedding venues; Orfila Vineyards & Winery, with breathtaking views and a tons of charm. This wedding had an amazing team of experts ad pros to bring it together: Orfila's event manager, Steffi, executed a flawless day, as always, Simply Adina Floral designed the most beautiful burgundy and maroon-colored flowers – perfectly festive and perfectly Fall, Sound Prodigy  supplied not only the tunes that kept the event moving but also the up lights and event coordination, and Kristen, at Bijou Beautiful, made the Bride and her best gals look stunning, and VG Donuts & Bakery delivered quite the decadent dessert spread bringing the whole day to its rich and warm and fulfilling ending! And thankfully Light of Love Photography was there to capture it all!  

Photographer:  Light of Love Photography//Caterer:Toast Catering//Dress Designer:Enaura Bridal//Beauty: Bijou Beautiful//DJ: Sound Prodigy//Bakery:VG Bakery//Floral Designer: Simply Adina Floral design//Reception Venue: Orfila Vineyards and Winery

Bold, Red Wine Inspires Dark Romance in this Gorgeous Goth-y Wedding Styled Shoot Celebrates Autumn Perfectly!

We love a good collaboration of stylists! When you get together a group of creatives like this clearly magic happens! These bold, red wine tones inspire a gothic, wanderlust-infused, palette of pure wildness (perfect to start off our favorite season) in this beautiful styled shoot by a truly talented team of wedding artists! Lacey O. Photography, Baldwin Bridal and Events, Pinestreet Floral, makeup artist Desiree Vi of Beauty Collective Co., and friends created a dark and gothic, nature-infused, romantic setting that was inspired by those rich colors we all love to celebrate as Autumn nears! And since today is the first day of Fall, we thought we'd celebrate the season's changing with this richly toned, non-traditional styled wedding shoot. Please see full credits at bottom of post.

Wedding Pro Credits:

Photographer: Lacey O. Photography 
Stylist:  Baldwin Bridal & Events
Beauty: Beauty Collective Company 
Bridal Fashion: Iselle Design Studio
Linens: Patty's Linen Rentals 
Stationary: Four Things Paper 
Location: Milagro Winery
Furniture and Rentals: Lexington Rentals & Design
Tatum Sterling Model@notchanning_justtatum
Daniel Mark Vasquez Model@23dantheman23
Florals: Pine Street Floral 
Cake: Rebeca Adai Cake Design Design
Jewelry: Handcrafted Gems

First Ever Wine and Spirits Wedding Registry? No, You're Not Dreaming Anymore!

In recent years, studies have shown that more and more couples are getting married later in life. A lot of the time this is because the couple has been dating and living together for years already, so the actual marriage comes a little later. If this is the case for you, you probably have already stocked up on basic bakeware and cookware; and you probably have enough silverware. So, the big question is, "What do you need that can be put on your gift registry?" Well, ThirstyNest is here to answer that question for you! Founder, Jacqueline Strum says, "Home entertaining is an exciting part of a new marriage, with other traditional registries giving couples the option for selecting everything except what they will actually serve.  With several simple “1-Click Registry” collections, from Mixologist Must-Haves to Wine Bar 101, ThirstyNest guides couples on how to create the perfectly appointed home bar for stylish entertaining in one mouse tap. Registrants may also select individual wine and spirits or add unique items from drinkware to bar carts to their registry." As if you're not sold already, they partnered with Wine Enthusiast, so you know you're only getting the best products out there!


Give back as you imbibe with One Hope's delicious wines and charity give backs

Drink and 'Do Good' at the same time! One Hope Wines are an amazing way to celebrate life and give to charities and help others! By selling [fabulous] wines One Hope has given back more than $2 million in donations, providing over 2,600 clinical trials for cancer patients, 13,000 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.1 million meals for children, 33,000 life-saving vaccines and much more. Learn more about this awesome product at

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Photo by the amazing Betsy McCue of La Vida Creations Photography.