Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Don't Stress: Plan With A Pro

There’s one very important rule to remember when planning a wedding: Expect the unexpected. But when you hire a professional wedding consultant, you’re paying an experienced professional to deal with those unexpected issues for you. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and fustrating to most brides. Ditch the stress and look for a professional that you trust to guide you along the process.  Wedding coordinators and event planners are available nationwide. The Association of Bridal Consultants website,, is a great place to look for accredited bridal consultants in your area. It’s also a great place to learn more about what a bridal consultant can offer. You might also find a great professional in the San Diego Style Weddings magazine or on our webstite,

Photography by Zelo Photography

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keeping it Local

San Diego Style Weddings hits the road to Palm Springs!! A hot spot, only 2 hours from San Diego, for your next bachelor/bachelorette party, destination wedding or honeymoon!! We're scouting the town for the hottest places and will let you know about them in our next issue! Click here for other California Honeymooning ideas. Keeping it local saves big bucks!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Congratulations to our Art Director, Kailyn Myers, and her engagement over the weekend!!! The couple enjoyed a romantic dinner at The Four Seasons Santa Barbara followed by a moonlit walk on the beach when Alex Mickle popped the question!! Congrats!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rock Your Ring

The wedding rings that the bride and groom end up selecting will serve as lasting symbols of their commitment to each other. They are a tangible representation of their love and dedication to one another. Long after the cake has been eaten, the flowers wilted, and the music fades away, the wedding rings remain. Realizing what an important element of the wedding experience the wedding rings are should impact brides and grooms as they choose their rings. 

Photography by Zelo Photography

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bouquet Styles

For almost as long as there have been weddings, flowers have played an important role in the celebration. In selecting the flowers for your bridal bouquet, you’ll want to consider blooms that best express your personality, complement your wedding gown, and tie in with the general look and theme you’ve selected for the day. Click here to see the guide to different styles of bouquets available and how to get the perfect bridal flowers for your perfect day.

Photography by La Vida Creations,  Bauman Photographers, San Diego Wedding Candids

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

On your wedding day, of course you will be the center of attention for the days festivities. However, there’s something else that will share the spotlight with you at your reception and provide a perfect ending to your perfect day; the wedding cake. This decadent dessert is more than just sugar, flour, and eggs. It’s one delicious treat your guests will talk about long after they leave the event as they recall its appearance, size and taste. Finding that perfect combination of flavors, fillings, and frostings is possible; you just need to know where to look. Click here to read on and we’ll give you hints to help you find that perfect cake.

Photography by: The Studios of Joseph Guidi, Pasion Photography, Kristina Chartier Photography, True Photography, Garrett Photography

Monday, May 17, 2010

Real Wedding

Erin + Darrin

Erin, being an event planner for a party rental company, knew what she wanted her wedding to look like long before the proposal actually came. She and Darrin booked the beautiful and natural Crossings at Carlsbad, where they had their ceremony overlooking the ocean. They said their vows under a beautiful and stunning canopy made of branches and accented with magnolia blossoms. Guests then moved into the club ballroom for the reception where the candlelit room was filled with colorful blooms in shades of green, yellow and white. Specialty linens and charger plates all coordinated to make the romantic setting. The couple loved the thought and time that was put into their toasts from the Best Man and Maid of Honor, and knew they were truly from the heart. Erin knew many of the vendors since she has been in the industry for several years, making her planning more fun and easy as she felt like she was working with family.

Ingredients: VENUE The Crossings at Carlsbad COORDINATOR  Meredith Grier OFFICIANT  Honorable Roger Kranel PHOTOGRAPHER Katy Regnier Photography  VIDEOGRAPHER Epic Affair GOWN ISIS Boutique MEN’S FORMALWEAR Men’s Warehouse FLORIST Annette Gomez  LINENS Classic Party Rentals CEREMONY ENTERTAINMENT North Coast Strings RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT Disc Go Round  CAKE VG’s  INVITATIONS Kevin Swed  HAIR Pam Pacheco MAKE-UP Leslie from La Jolla Spa

Click here for more Real Weddings

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fabulous Friday!

I know it is a little earlier but I just can't help myself...I CANNOT wait to see Sex and the City 2. I have heard mixed reviews but I'm not letting anything get to me, I will still attend and watch regardless of any line; it is the American thing to do! Did I mention how excited I am?  I feel a surge of fashion inspiration as we speak.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Zazzle you Invites!

I know they have been around for a while but the stamps keep getting better and better! I absolutely love the idea of custom stamps. It adds so much personality to the envelopes and I think people get excited to see something fun in the mail! Here are some of the latest stamps I have seen. Click here to start your order.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Styles in Bloom

Photo provided by Brown Eyed Belle

Floral patterns are everywhere you look this season and everyone has their personal feeling of this fashion staple coming back but I happen to LOVE it! You don't have to totally cover your self in a floral pattern to get this season's freshest look. Here are a couple of ways to add the girly look without looking like an outdated curtain.  Accessories are great for the shrinking violets that are afraid to make the statement or commitment to get that look!

 Both Dresses are from H&M

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Just in Time


This is such a cute idea from Ritzy Bee just in time for race season in Del Mar! I love this photo inspiration because you can really dress it up for a wedding or even use this exact idea for an event to do with your guest before the wedding. Let me know what you think!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Favorite Things, His Edition

This is such a cute idea for my traditional brides that want to take the Groom's Cake a step further. Instead of doing the groom's cake at the wedding, this bride did had it at her rehearsal dinner and even did a favorite things for the groom. The guest dinned on pizza, root beer and cheesecake. This would only work if you put a cute spin on all the details; it can turn out to be really fun and unexpected. It's cool that the rehearsal dinner was for the groom and the wedding more for the bride! What do you think?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Real Wedding

Sara + Davis

Since both Sara and Davis love the beach, they chose Torrey Pines State Park for their ceremony. They picked aqua and cherry red as their colors to accompany their travel themed reception hosted at The Museum of Contemporary Arts in La Jolla. Many of the guests were from out of town, so the couple invited them to a whole weekend of events.

Ingredients: Ceremony Venue Torrey Pines State Beach  Reception VENUE Museum of Contemporary Arts  COORDINATOR Joyful Events  OFFICIANT Just Imagine Weddings  PHOTOGRAPHER Garrett Photography  VIDEOGRAPHER Firefly Films  GOWN ISIS Boutique  FLORIST Whimsey Floral  LINENS Concepts Event Design  CEREMONY ENTERTAINMENT David Toney  RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT La Jolla DJ’s  CATERING Giussepes Catering  CAKE Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.  INVITATIONS Pink Star Design  HAIR & MAKE-UP Engaged Beauty  TRANSPORTATION First Student (Buses) & Epic Limo

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Picture provided by Wedding Ace

Here is a little inspiration board in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  All of the festive ideas can definitely translate into a festive fiesta any day of the year. Think Cabo!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wedding Gift Registries

It is that time of year when ever weekend is filled with bridal showers and weddings with summer just around the corner that I thought I would help brides and guest alike with a little blog about registry. If you are looking for a gift for an upcoming wedding or looking for a bride who is super organized, here is a couple of things to keep in mind.

1. It is etiquette to purchase a gift that is, at least, equivalent to the cost of your present at a wedding...just do a mental tally favor, drink, food etc.
2. So many things have changed with registry and different accounts that brides set up with honeymoon funds etc however; the most common gift is china
3. Referring back to number two, because there are so many registries online, a lot of people don't like to just electronically just put money in an account and not have anything physical to give...think outside the box, sign the happy couple up for fun cooking classes. Chances are if they are signing up for honeymoon accounts or other unique registries, they will love something spontaneous.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Original Runner Co.

 When planning my wedding in San Diego, some of the items I thought would be the easiest ended up be the hardest...never saw that one coming. Literally out of all the things to do, the hardest item on my checklist was the aisle runner. I looked far and wide and granted I was not the bride constantly searching the web because I had to do work and wrap up other doesn't stop which makes me think the should be some type of leave you can go on when planning a wedding but that is for another blog day. Anyhoo, I found this company which does AMAZING runners that are not too traditional and fairly prices...some of them are hand painted! Click here to see more!