Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SDSW Release Party: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

San Diego Style Weddings once again throws an awesome release party for all of our advertisers at the Hard Rock Hotel in Downtown San Diego. Great food, music, dancing, a magician...what more could you ask for! Congratulations to another great year with San Diego Style Weddings! We love our new 2010/2011 edition and we know brides all over San Diego and Temecula will too! A special thank you to everyone involved in making this party such a success!

Bauman Photographers, Characters by Dave, Concepts Event Design, Continental Catering, Enticing Tables, Eurobar, Flipped It, Fresh Invitation Studio, Fun With Jack, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Kevin Viner, Lounge Appeal, Mike Moran, NRG, Peterson Lighting, Sensational Sweets, Sweet Cheeks, TK&A Catering, Wedding Elegance by Nahid, Whimsey Florals.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Laura and Brett's Amazing Wedding

Brett Fafard and his fiancée of three days, Laura Kemp, have been together for two years, spending much of their time together battling Brett’s testicular cancer. Prior to his diagnosis, Brett was an avid biker, runner, and all around athlete. When he was diagnosed in June 2009, the cancer had already spread to his abdomen, liver, lungs, and neck. Brett has fought the cancer through many rounds of chemo, surgeries, bone marrow transplants, and radiation; however the aggressive disease has continued to spread to his lungs and brain. Doctors estimate he now has two months to live.

Laura has been a tremendous support, and after many months of contemplating marriage, and one very close call when Brett suffered a grand mal seizure from his brain tumors, it became clear to the couple that they had to marry before he passes away.

The San Diego wedding community immediately came together without hesitation to help. With one mass email and Facebook post about the story, 22 AMAZING San Diego wedding vendors came together to throw Laura and Brett a wedding. The wedding happened yesterday evening as the sun set at Silver Strand State Beach in Coronado.

MANY, MANY thanks to the following wedding vendors who came together so quickly and donated their services and talent to help this couple have a very special and memorable wedding:

Wedding Planner: First Comes Love
Ceremony Music: Anthony Garcia

Reception Music: Beck’s Entertainment
Caterers: San Diego Desserts, Abbey Catering, Dining Details, Jaramillo Catering
Cake/Cupcakes: San Diego Desserts, Cupcakes Squared
Florist: Adorations Botanical Artistry
Dress: David’s Bridal

Hair/Make-up: The Standard Salon
Photography: Kristina Chartier Photography, Carrie Butler Photography
Videography: Bob Hoffman Video Productions
Photo Booth: Party Booths
Stationary: Pink Star Design
Transportation: The Abbey Catering
Reception Site: Jamaica Village Clubhouse Coronado Cays
Rentals/Linens: Concepts Event Design, Continental Catering, Enticing Tables
Lounge Furniture: Plush Lounge Furniture
Bridal Accommodations: La Valencia

Family Accommodations: Embassy Suites La Jolla

December 2010 /January 2011 Cover

Have you seen the new December 2010/January 2011 cover?  Thank you to all who contributed: Photography by Creative Photography, Inc, Gown from Here Comes the Bride, Make-Up by Chandra Campos Make-up Artistry, Hair by Nancy Vestal, Bouquet from Designworks and thank you to Vessels Ranch for hosting this shoot!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Real Wedding: Shay and Broc

For Shay and Broc's August wedding, the plan was simple: 1. Soak up the sun while exchanging vows. 2. Keep the decor subtle yet elegant. 3. Unite their family and friends with a rockin' party!  The couples color palette consisted of celedon, black and white, set amidst the Ivy Hotels orange accents. Live music from Wayne Foster Entertainment was highlighted by strings of AC/DC's "Back in Black" during the groomsmens processional and Wayne Fosters version of "Put A Ring On It" by Beyonce  during the reception. Shay and Broc met while attending dental school at UCLA. Shay is a pediatric dentist and Broc is a Navy dentist who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. During the reception the bestman honored our military men and women in his toast and surprised the bride by reading a tearful letter from her brother serving in Iraq.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Location: Ivy Hotel, Coordinator: Coronado Weddings, Officiant: Mike Mitschke, Photography: Zelo Photography, Videography: Side-by Side Video, Florist: Posies Flowers, Linens: Classic Party Rentals, Ceremony Entertainment: Rinaldi Strings, Reception Entertainment: Wayne Foster Entertainment, Cake: Ivy Hotel, Invitations: Amber Chic, Hair and Make-up: Beauty to Be, Dress: Chez Bride Moderne, Men's Formalwear: Friar Tux

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Perfect Sole-ution!

Check out this great invention that not only protects your beautiful shoes from damage but prevents your heels from sinking into grass, getting caught in cracks, grates or wooden decks. You and your bridesmaids can walk down the isle worry free and place the fears of getting stuck behind you! SoleMates come in black and clear. Brilliant! Visit their website to see more: www.solemates.com

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cady Briar Custom Clutches

We just love, love, love these clutches!! Each purse is made to order and you can customize your clutch to match your gown and accessories. We think they would be a great gift for your bridesmaids as well! Personalize the inside of your purse with your name and wedding date and choose a fun fabric for the lining. We think these purses are fabulous and that is why we have included them as one of our Fab Finds in our 2010/11 edition! Check out their website for additional information: