Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wine Country Weddings

Have you considered having a wine country wedding in Temecula? If romantic grape vines that produce award-winning wines in a pristine and beautiful Tuscan-like setting make your newly engaged heart skip a beat, then the Southern California wine country of the Temecula and Escondido areas are definitely worth your wedding consideration! Worried about finding vendors in Temecula...no problem! Visit San Diego Style Weddings website and browse through our preferred Temecula professionals to help make your winery wedding memorable for you and your guests.

Photography courtesy of: Melissa McClure Photography, The Studios of Joseph Guidi, L Parker Photography, Dan Pettus Photography, Shadowcatcher Imagery

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Real Wedding: Kelly & Joel



Once Kelly and Joel saw the white tent complete with soft white interior draping sat nestled into the side of the hill at Pala Mesa Resort they knew this was the perfect wedding reception location for them. A beautiful waterfall cascaded down the hillside that was visible through the open side of the tent and made the perfect backdrop for their orchid covered wedding cake. Oversize white Chinese lanterns canopied the sleek, modern tables dressed in white satin linen. The centerpieces consisted of glass cylinders with sunken orchid blooms and black river rock along with low square glass vases filled with calla lilies. Place settings featured modern black lacquered charger plates topped with white napkins and a coordinating orchid bloom. Guests were treated to a contemporary lounge area and candy bar filled with the bride and grooms favorite selections of licorice and chocolates. The bride and groom says their favorite part of the day was during the dinner hour when their photographer quickly loaded over three dozen wedding images into an ipad that was then passed around the wedding for the guests to enjoy. "It was instantly gratifying to see the pictures so quickly!", says Kelly.

Ceremony Location: Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Reception Location: Pala Mesa Resort, Coordinator: Taylored Occasions, Photographer: La Vida Creations Photography, Florist: Isari Flower Studio, Linens: Wildflower Linens, Ceremony Entertainment: Hannasch Wedding Musicians, Reception Entertainment: Injoy Entertainment, Catering: Pala Mesa Resort, Wedding Cake: Flour Power, Invitations: Tara Nuncio Designs, Hair and Make-Up: Chris Barber from Denise Barrow Salon and Nany Rittenberg from Mac, Dress: Dimitrios, Men's Formalwear: Men's Warehouse, Lounge Furniture and Candy Bar: Plush Lounge.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Chic Treats



Brides have lots of fun choices today to help make their wedding reception unique. Above and beyond the wonderful food, d├ęcor, fun and lively musical entertainment guests expect, lies that extra flair to make your event that much more fun and memorable. Try hosting a liquid nitrogen ice cream bar, a specialty coffee bar with frappachinos and flavored liquors, gourmet party donuts or a dessert bar with chocolate dipped strawberries and mini cheesecakes.  Click here to read more about chic treats to surprise your guests with.  

Photography courtesy of Theorie, Xavier Bailey Photography, Dapper Images, Melissa McClure Photography.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Contemporary Flair

Beginning with the Save the Date cards and ending with the cake and favors, Caitlin and Manoli's wedding stayed true to its colors and theme - cantaloupe and sage green with the contemporary flair of circles and squares. With the couple living in New York, the Mother of the Bride organized most of the event with one request from the bride, "we are not your traditional couple and are not interested in the traditional hotel-type reception. Mom, you'll need to come up with something different." All of the vendors involved worked hard to think outside the box and come up with new and inventive ideas. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were all held at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in La Jolla. After the oceanfront ceremony, guests walked a short way to the Museum's sculpture garden, climbing the stairs to the oceanfront terrace for cocktails. The reception was held in the central gallery at the Museum with orange and green flood lights highlighting the walls and pillars and  orange and green orchids floating in square glass vases on the tables. Cantaloupe linens, handmade glass chargers and a square tiered wedding cake, decorated with orange and green circles and stripes completed the room and gave the bride and groom the wedding of their dreams. When the wedding party entered the room, a tequila toast, complete with specially made shot glasses, quickly loosened everyone up and got the party started! Delicious food, great music, a fun photo booth, Greek dance lessons, a gourmet coffee cart and dessert bar, all added to the perfect evening and made the evening unique. And to top it all off... during the last hour of the reception, the Museum was turned into a New York dance club as Manoli and his friends took over the job of DJ and turned up the heat for everyone to dance the night away!

Ceremony and Reception Location: The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Coordinator: Details Defined, Photographer: Jay Reilly, Florist: Katrina O'Donnell Custom Florals, Linens: Classic Party Rentals, Lounge Furniture: Lounge Appeal Rentals, Catering: Giuseppe Fine Catering, MakeUp: Make-Up-Artistry by Gale, Dress: Chez Bride Moderne, Cake: Cake, Entertainment: Next Level Entertainment, Men's Formalwear: Men's Warehouse, Coffee Service: Java Jive

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Magic of Modern Photography

You’ve been dreaming of your wedding day all your life. Now the big day is approaching and you want to capture every special moment with top notch photography. Photography technology is getting better and better all the time which means you and your groom will benefit big time with amazing images and an album that showcases your wedding in style. Click here to read more about modern photography.


Photography courtesy of Brett Charles Rose Photography, White Haute Photography and Tim Otto Photography

Monday, September 13, 2010

1940's Hollywood Glam


 This classic 1940's style wedding was held at El Cortez in Downtown San Diego. The couple truly brought out their own unique style with the dark red flowers, black feathers, a classic car to transport the couple and a cocktail style reception with a rockabilly band to set the mood.

Ceremony and Reception Location: El Cortez, Wedding Coordinator: Lindsey Bosse, Photographer: AP Studios, Florist: Nantucket Floral, Catering: Ranch Events, Reception Entertainment: The Stilettos, Men's Formalwear: The Gentlemen's Tux Club, Invitations: Austin Lane