Thursday, May 31, 2012

SDSW Vendor Spotlight


San Diego Natural History Museum at Balboa Park


The San Diego Natural History Museum is located in beautiful Balboa Park, just minutes from downtown, and offers a unique and memorable venue for any event. Multilevel exhibit and event spaces invite guests to explore galleries that illustrate the science and beauty of nature…all while guests enjoy an unforgettable evening.
The Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting regional environmental research and education. Your event will help the Museum fulfill its mission and fund our programs.
Whether you are planning a seated dinner for 100 or a reception-style party for 1,400, the Museum can be transformed to meet the vision of your event.

We love Balboa Park and the San Diego Natural History Museum.   
Here’s what others are saying.

”Wow what a wonderful place to have a wedding - literally from top to bottom....The ceremony on the roof was amazing with the San Diego skyline and sunset in the backdrop...The second floor cocktails in among the exhibitions made for conversation and just a warm feeling. The atrium entrance was transformed into a beautiful venue for a wedding providing elegance and plenty of room to eat, drink and be merry. Thank you for your professionalism and making our daughter's wedding fun.”
- Kathleen O., Mother of the Bride


Photo provided by The Natural History Museum

Photo provided by The Natural History Museum

Photo provided by The Natural History Museum

Photo provided by The Natural History Museum

Photo provided by The Natural History Museum

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Real Wedding Wednesday


Jamie and Danny’s lovely wedding at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.







INGREDIENTS
Ceremony & Reception Venu: The Lodge at TorreyPines   
Wedding Coordinator: Emily Smiley Fine Weddings &Soirees   
Officiant: Chris Ernst
Photographer: Michael Voorhees Photography  
Videographer: Blue Pearl Video  
Linens: A Perfect Table http://www.aperfecttable.com/
Ceremony Entertainment: Caprice Strings  
Reception Entertainment: DJ Justin Kanoya  
Wedding Cake: CAKE  
Invitations: Invitation Factory
Hair and Makeup: Jessica Hoffman  
Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero 
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse  
Rentals: Platinum Pro  

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vendor Spotlight


Ovation Photography & Design
Murrieta/San Diego


 Ovation Photography and Design specializes in fine lifestyle photography. Using a photojournalistic style with artistic flair.

Ovation Photography offers a wide variety of packages and sessions including Engagement Bliss, Fashion Expose, portraits, Boudoir Edition, Weddings and more. 

Ovation Photography & Design captures your life…beautifully!


Check out this special offer just for San Diego Style Weddings'
blog readers and facebook followers.

Contact Ovation Photography:
(323) 440-6283 
 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fashion Friday

Claire Pettibone's Spring 2013 Bridal Gown Collection.  
Feminine vintage style. GORGEOUS!









Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tabletop Inspiration

Sparkling Romance

Created by Oh So Chic Weddings and Event Planning
Flowers by Nancy Stevens Wedding Flowers

The abundance of pink peonies and crystals set the tone for this lush and lavish wedding. This table has an upscale “Shabby Chic” feel with the mixture of white washed glass and silver candleholders, along with the walnut colored wood chairs. The touch of garden elements was added with moss, ivy and succulents.


Photographer: Siegel Thurston Photography
Location: Darlington House
Linens White Wedding Day Events
Chairs:
Darlington House
China Pier: 1 Imports
Glassware: Family Heirlooms
Cake: Shirley Resnick, “The Cake Lady”







Wednesday, May 23, 2012

REAL WEDDING WEDNESDAY

Mona Duenas and Adam Tapia

The Prado at Balboa Park

A Colonial Mexico Themed Wedding Complete with Cigar Roller and 18-piece Band











 












Ceremony Location: Immaculate Conception Church in Old Town
Reception Location: The Prado at Balboa Park 
Wedding Coordinator: Ah! Le Party  
Officiant: Father Donald Bernard
Photography: Alvaro Torrico Photography 
Flowers: Wholesale Florist  
Ceremony Entertainment: Mariachi Zapopan
Reception Entertainment: Banda La Renina & DJ Richard Ramirez
Catering: The Prado at Balboa Park 
Wedding Cake: Flour Power  http://flourpower.com/
Invitation/Stationery: A Picture is Forever
Gown: David's Bridal 
Men's Attire: Suit Guy
Cigar Roller: The Cuban Cigar Factory  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Trending Tuesday

Top Knot Updos   LOVE THEM!

This new product makes getting the look easy as 1-2-3!


Get the sleek modern look of a top knot updo, with Bored with your Hair Top Knot Kit. Created by Suave Professionals Celebrity Hair Stylist and head stylist of NBC’s Fashion Star, Theodore Leaf. We just love this. Especially if your hair is a little thin, you can still achieve the look of full top knot.

Keeping things fun and fresh, Theodore Leaf has done it again! While filming Fashion Star with Suave Professionals® and having to create 50 or more looks per episode required Theodore to dig deep creatively and generate fresh looks. This type of creative thinking made Theodore come to the realization that he was bored with the same old up-dos and flowing locks, constantly created. So as a result he began working on a look that challenges the norm.....the top knot!

"We did a knot and everyone wanted to try it," said Leaf. After researching and making logistical decisions, the "Bored With Your Hair Top Knot Kit" was created! This kit is appealing because instead of girls watching a viral tutorial, where the right hair accessories are a must, Theodore thought, why not create a kit that gives girls the exact accessories they need to put together that perfect top knot! With 3 steps including pony, pull and pin, you can have classic yet sleek look to last all day! And the best part is...there are no straighteners, curling irons or styling skills needed. "I created the "Bored With Your Hair Top Knot Kit" so that girls could have everything they need to create perfect top knot every time," said Leaf. The "Bored With Your Hair Top Knot Kits" are now available in three colors, catering to all colors of hair, and perfect for any Bride to be! 

Check these out!


 

Monday, May 21, 2012

SDSW Vendor Spotlight


Maritime Museumof San Diego Event Venues

 


1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101



Your Perfect Venue On San Diego's Beautiful Waterfront!

The Maritime Museum of San Diego makes her historic ships available for event venues in a truly iconic setting. The museum provides an event coordinator to assist with the planning and preparation of your special event. Our staff will help to ensure an incredible experience that is both unique and memorable. Whether you're planning a wedding and or reception, corporate event, sailing charter, or a celebration of life through the Scattering of Ashes at sea, our event planning team is here to assist you with all of your event planning needs.



“At the end of the day we remember those we love and the experiences we’ve shared together.  Experience the fun and beauty of a waterfront wedding and treat your friends and family to a special adventure.” 
 
Check out this fabulous offer for SDSW readers!  Start planning your waterfront wedding today!