Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Melissa & Adam

6/25/2017  |  The Dana On Mission Bay
Melissa & Adam planned the perfect Hawaiian wedding under the palms in San Diego! Their smiles were as bright as their wedding colors. It was evident how many people love and supported Melissa & Adam by the pure joy on everyone's face. Every last detail of their San Diego bay front wedding was pure perfection! Melissa’s goal was to have their wedding be relaxed, fun and worry free. From the first look, to blowing bubbles as they were announced as husband & wife to the non-traditional father daughter dance to the Beach Boys and to the belly laughing toasts, the Currey wedding was one of a kind. It was an absolute honor and a pleasure to capture such a beautiful day between best friends and now life long partners.

Location: The Dana On Mission Bay
Photography: Paul Douda Photography
Florist: Artistic Florals Inc.
Gown: Bridal Showcase
Gown: Francesca’s Dresses
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Entertainment: Music Phreek DJ Services
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
Hair: The Face of Beauty
Coordinator: Weddings by Sheila Foster

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vendor Spotlight: Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Business Name: Lorimar Vineyards and Winery
Business Contact Name and Phone #: Alana Lipton, (951) 694-6699 x101
Address: 39990 Anza Road,
               Temecula, CA, 92591
Email for Weddings:
Social Media Handles:

  • @lorimarwinery (Twitter)
  • @lorimarwinery (Instagram)
  • @lorimarweddings (Instragram)
  • @lorimarwinerytemecula (facebook)
  • @lorimarwinery (Pinterest)

Specializes In: Lorimar Vineyard weddings specializes in offering a personalized wedding experience, with multiple venue options to choose from. The Barrel Room spaces at Lorimar offers a uniquely intimate setting for weddings and offers an indoor/outdoor experience.  The Vineyard Lawn location features a magical pergola entrance and romantic lawn surrounded by the vines.

Why a couple should go with your company?: Lorimar Vineyards & Winery makes your dreams come true with a venue which blends rustic-charm and classic-elegance. With spectacular vineyard views and flexibility with event spaces, our venue creates intimate settings for any guest count. In the heart of the Temecula Wine Country, our Tuscan style winery is nestled amongst grape vines and citrus groves. Experience the sunset over the mountains to the west and a breath taking view of Mount Palomar, with the sweeping valley vineyards to the east.

Hot Wedding Tip: Use the power of connected vendors. Your venue will most likely provide a Preferred Vendor List and this list is super important because these vendors come highly recommended by your venue and work with them frequently. It's also really great to ask for referrals from other vendors. They often are in the know of "the next big idea" to add to your wedding day.  When vendors know each other and the venue, it will enhance the sense of community to your wedding day.

Book your wedding by December 31, 2017, Lorimar will offer a complimentary champagne greeting for your guests arrival.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dessert of the Week: Trending Now

One of the coolest trends right now is Geode cakes! These cakes are an optical illusion where it looks like part of your cake is a geode but really, it's just the magic that cakeries can perform like this gem from Sweet Cheeks Baking Company! Because geodes come in many colors, you can even blend in your wedding colors too!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Inspiration Thursday: Sunset Serendipity

One of the most amazing feelings the beach brings is the calm and freedom you feel when listening to the waves. This beautiful stylized session at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego brings colors that are inspired by the beach, rocks and a masculine touch of grey.

design team
Location: Sunset Cliffs Park
Photography: KSL Wedding
Gown: Adina’s Bridal
Other: Bellame Ribbon
Coordinator: Empire Design Events
Hair: Hair by Cassy La France
Florist: Lovely Blooms Florals
Makeup: Smokin Colour

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Rachel & Chris

5/28/2015  | US Grant Hotel
Chris and Rachel were set up through friends about 2 and a 1/2 years ago. From their first date in Little Italy to their engagement in March of 2014, they have shared so many happy memories! They love sports, traveling, and their families and friends! They consider themselves blessed to have found one another. They are each other's partner in crime, and they have fun, no matter what they are doing! They are looking forward to traveling Europe next summer and to starting a family soon! The couple can, truly, say that their wedding day was the happiest, most fun day of their lives! Actually, everything leading up to the "big day" was so fun! The planning, the showers, the bridal luncheon, and even just getting ready…They would happily do it all again! Having an amazing set of vendors was key in the day being low stress, happy, and fun! The wedding planner, Trena Lozano [and her team] were instrumental in making Rachel’s dream of a vintage fairy tale wedding come true! The florist, Annette Gomez, was also a key part of bringing that vision to life! The U.S. Grant is incredibly beautiful on its own. Truly, that pre-existing decor was the inspiration for their wedding. Every vendor understood their vision and helped make the day flawless for the couple. From the vintage twist on the candy bar, to the chalkboard photo booth, they had the wedding of their dreams- truly, a vintage fairytale! Along with the beauty of the venue, tables, decor, etc., the couple thinks everyone had a great time, which was VERY important to them! They served champagne at the ceremony, had the U.S. Grant's special Centennial Manhattans at the cocktail hour, and they had the most amazing band! They had incredible energy and were such a talented, fun set of performers. Honestly, the two couldn't stop smiling, and now, when they look back at the day,tehy can't stop smiling either! Truly, it was the best day ever!

Location: US Grant Hotel
Photography: Tim Otto Photography
Linens: APR Linen Rental
Favors: Candee By Sandee
Videography: Epic Affair
Florist: Flowers Anette Gomez
Cake: Michelle Coulon Dessertier
Coordinator: Trena’s Special Occasions
Lighting: Vario Productions