Monday, August 29, 2016

Mangia Monday: Fiesta Like There's No Mañana

Your wedding is a celebration, and what better way to celebrate than a fiesta? We love the taco bar that Crown Point Catering puts together. It makes a great rehearsal dinner or a casual wedding reception dinner! It's accented by Patron shooters as seating cards. So grab a margarita and get ready to fiesta like there's no mañana!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dessert of the Week: Modern Masterpieces

Pay homage to your beloved pup or feline with a cake in their likeness...just no petting, please!

Cake by Baker's Man // Photo by Julie Ann Photography LLC

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday Inspiration: Natural Sophistication Tablescape

The unexpected combination of earthy, hearty florals and decor with elegant crystals, created a yin and yang sweetheart table design that complemented the existing architecture and surroundings at Europa Village Winery.  Romantic candlelight and dramatic hanging florals added understated sophistication to complete the ambiance.

San Diego Style Wedding Preferred Vendors:
Coordinator / Wedding Planner: Michelle Garibay Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Europa Village 

Wedding Professionals
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Europa Village
Photographer: Hulse Photography
Florist: Finicky Flowers
Coordinator / Wedding Planner: Michelle Garibay Events
Linens: Raphael's Party Rentals
Rentals: Raphael's Party Rentals
Invitations/ Stationery: Whimsique

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wedding Wednesday: Merlot & Joe

8/22/2014  |  Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

It was a traditional wedding but with a very relaxed feel. Merlot and Joe's wedding was ripe with vibrant color and grandiose feel at La Costa. The outside daytime ceremony was backed with a stunning outdoor reception to cap off the perfect night.

Location: Omni La Costa Resort
Coordinator: A Diamond Celebration
Photography: True Photography Weddings
Florist: Haydee's Creative Flowers
Linens: Omni La Costa Resort
Entertainment: DJ Rockstar
Catering: Omni La Costa Resort
Cake: VG's Bakery
Invitations/Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Gown: The Bustle
Menswear: Friar Tux Shop
Favors: Bleating Heart Cheese

Wedding Wednesday: Raylyn & David

11/15/2015  |  Wedgewood Golf Club of California

Raylyn and David's wedding was unique and quirky, just like the couple. David is in the military and most of his friendships come from his service, so they decided to honor that. Raylyn's brothers and sisters-in-law walked down the aisle and they even opted to have her grandmother as our flower girl. She LOVED that. Instead of walking down the aisle after the ceremony, they danced to Huey Lewis' "Power of Love." The couple's first dance for the reception was the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." They just wanted to have fun and show their friends and family who they are as a couple: best friends who can be goofy with each other. Family and friends mean so much to them that they wanted to incorporate them. They had a friend (who is a minister through Sandals Church in Riverside) do the ceremony and another friend do the bouquets. Raylyn wore her great grandmother's ring, used her grandmother's Bible for communion, and a part of her mom's wedding dress was used for her bag for the honeymoon dance. It was so special to have 4 generations of women represented in little ways. Raylyn is obsessed with fall so the couple wanted our ceremony to have lots of fall colors. They had hay, lanterns, leaves, and s'mores! The bride is gluten free, so cake has never been her favorite part of weddings. When she asked the venue about the possibility of s'mores, they hooked it up with gluten free crackers and everything! Sharing their first s'more was one of the most special parts of the wedding and it was a communal way for guests to mingle! According to the couple, the best part of their wedding was that they got so much weather! It was sunny for a bit, then cloudy, and they even got rain right after the outdoor ceremony! Raylyn loves rainy weddings, so it was super romantic. They had an outdoor ceremony that almost went indoors, but the bride's brother and sister-in-law brought them a big, polka dot umbrella just in case. The happy couple ended up getting their wish for an outdoor ceremony and rain! It was a perfect day from start to finish.

Location: Wedgewood Golf Club of California
Photographer:  Splashes of Time Photography
Arbor Florist: Bella Flora Weddings & Event Design
Videography: Vier Photo and Video
Entertainment: Totally Quality Music
Desserts: S'more Play
Hair & Makeup: Hair and Makeup Girl
Gown: Ferndale's Bridal
Menswear: Friar Tux Shop

Wedding Wednesday: Ashley & Jon

10/27/2014  |  Twin Oaks Country Club

Ashley and Jon had the ideal garden wedding venue, and the details Ashley chose tied it all together. She picked a mixed variety of garden tea plates and unique vintage decor to create a sweet but elegant setting.

Location: Twin Oaks Country Club
Photographer: Jeff+Amber Photography
Cake: Cute Cakes
Videographer: The Big Pictures

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mangia Monday: Craving Cookies

Having a hard time getting through Monday? Us too. Check out these delicious cookies from The Cravory! Cookies make Mondays much easier!  Not only is a cookie bar a cool idea for your wedding festivities, but they also do subscriptions! Check out these amazing cookies that can be delivered fresh to you to ease the Monday Blues!