Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Inspiration Thursday: Brewing Up A Storm!

Besides it's beautiful beaches and amazing weather, San Diego has also labeled itself as a the craft brew capital of the West. Home of some of the largest brew names in the industry, local craft brewers have found the demand for their unique brews only increasing with each year. Locals flock to North Park where there is a plethora of brewery venues to choose from, each with it's unique tastes and style. San Diego's newest addition, North Park Beer Company, hosts not only amazing brews, but an upstairs event space with a strong sense of authenticity to it's design. The building itself has a rich history boasting at one time a department store then later a martial arts center. Now the brewery hosts a variety of local brews along with delicacies from Mastiff Sausage Company that pair perfectly. Old school chairs and stamped metal backdrops adorn the open space, with marble tile behind the bar and the beer cooler. The original wooden staircase leads to the event space upstairs, and downstairs there are replicas of the gas lighted lamps that the city's Gas Lamp District is named for. With such a blank canvas to work with in the upstairs space we wanted to bring in an upscale look to a brewery themed wedding. The team played up on the copper and brass elements that adorned the downstairs bar, while keeping it soft and romantic with greens and muted browns. The creation and design for this elegant affair was developed by local Event Planner, Westway Events. The florals were designed and provided by Double LL Designs. Photography was provided by John Attis and VK Photography. Hair and Make Up provided by Verve Luxe. Cake and confections provided by Eat Your Cake Too. Rentals and linens provided by Timeless Events Services and Rentals. Models were Janelle Garcia and Cameron Denny. Charcuterie board and freshly prepared eats provided by Mastiff Sausage Company. With a dream team of local vendors and such an airy and eclectic event space the details speak for themselves in this classically styled wedding!

the team
Location: North Park Beer Co.
Photography: John Attis Photography
Florist:  Designs by Double LL
Cake: Eat Your Cake Too
Model: Janelle Garcia
Invitations: JDMoore Design
Catering: Mastiff Sausage Company, LLC
Rentals: Timeless Events Services and Rentals
Beauty: Verve Luxe
Second Shooter: VK Photography
Coordinator: Westway Events

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Jennifer & Jason

9/10/2016  |  Horton Grand Hotel
Simply put: Jennifer and Jason are easy people to have in your presence. I can honestly say that, even in the midst of their wedding, they remained calm and personable, and their event did away with some of the formalities and really focused on their connection and the bond they have with friends and family.Although I only spent one day with them, their event seemed to be a reflection of their whimsical and fresh personalities, and for me, it was a welcomed opportunity to document a day that ran a bit deeper than any run-of-the-mill wedding. Their wedding unfolded as they wished, and a majority of it took place in a home with familiar sights and sounds.J&J and friends and family had lunch together before getting dressed, and there was no big production for the first-look after Jennifer was in her dress and Jason in his tux. What was present: a valuable genuineness that seems incredibly hard to find in an individual, let alone a couple.Jason is a person that treats you with utmost respect (I especially noticed the little things: helping me grab my gear here and there.. always a "please" & "thank you"), and he seems a bit reserved at first. He quickly opens up, and I especially noticed that he seems most at ease when around Jennifer.Jennifer speaks confidently and, for a second, her poise and bright-white smile are almost intimidating.. until you quickly sense her warmth and down-to-earth personality (anyone would notice her smile before anything else). In Jason's presence, Jennifer is especially calm, and for me, their connection was a bit of the "opposites attract" notion while still placing a high value on many similar ideas and values.??These two, as a couple, have made a point in their lives to teach, but perhaps more importantly, to learn while teaching. They've traveled the globe as educators and have returned to their roots enlightened. Their genuineness, open minds, and ability to reason will provide them all they need to continue to grow in their relationship.Sometimes it's best to do away with the formalities and invest yourself into what's truly important. Thank you, Jennifer and Jason, for the reminder and inspiration.

Location: Horton Grand Hotel
Photographer: Red Barn Photography
Hair: Hyde Edwards Salon
Florist: My Flower Shop / Wholesale Flowers

Wedding Wednesday: Brittany & Zac

9/17/2016  |  Bella Gardens Estates
Millennials love their friends and Brittany & Zac are no exceptions. They met in Lake Havasu when a group of friends decided to have a fun time at the "River". Zac then proposed to Brittany during a party at her families Lake Havasu home surrounded by lots of friends and family. So no one was surprised that their wedding was a big affair with 24 of their closest friends (twelve bridesmaids and twelve groomsmen) to make for an uber huge wedding party and a whole lot of fun!

Location: Bella Gardens Estates
Photography: Rosanna Hanson Photography
Rentals: Rickety Swank
Florist: Susan's Floral Designs

Ask Abby: Who lifts my veil?

Bridal Attire from M Bride

Traditionally, the father will lift the veil after walking his daughter down the aisle and giving her away. Another option is to leave the veil over your face during the ceremony and your new husband can lift it to kiss you for the first time as husband and wife.

If you're not as traditional, you can still wear a veil and it's become more common for brides to wear their veil back the entire day. It really just depends on how traditional you want the wedding to be.

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Wedding Wednesday: Genevieve & Joseph

12/10/2016  |  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - San Diego Temple

They came all the way down from Las Vegas along with their friends and family because Genevieve had always dreamed about getting married at this particular temple in San Diego. And who can blame her? This temple is an iconic view for anyone who has ever driven along the I-5 in San Diego towards La Jolla. With it's two bright white towers reaching up in the sky it catches anyones view.�Because their wedding reception was going to take place back in Las Vegas the following weekend we focused on capturing some fun pictures outside the temple of their family and the couple themselves. With the red fall colors on one side and the gorgeous Disney like temple on the other side we got some stunning images that are worth sharing!

Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - San Diego Temple
Photography: Studio Freyja