Monday, January 31, 2011

New February/March 2011 Cover!!

Find our NEW Feb/Mar 2011 Cover in stores NOW!! Thank you to Chantelle Photography, The Bustle, Chandra Campos Make-up Artistry, Designworks Florals, Vessels Ranch and Rachel Larraine for the hair accessory. What a great team to work with!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Real Wedding: Allison Daughton and Tyler DeWildt

The Connect: After graduating from SDSU, Allison moved to the Bay Area to be close to her family. Tyler, who grew up in San Diego, had moved to Walnut Creek for work. While out with mutual friends at a local bar, their worlds came together. 
The Proposal: While running along Torrey Pines State Beach, Tyler stopped to “stretch” and secretly pulled out a beautiful engagement ring that was tied to the drawstring of his shorts. As Allison turned around, Tyler was down on one knee and asked her to marry him. 
The Celebration: The couple planned an intimate beachfront ceremony on the sand followed by a garden patio reception at  La Jolla Shores Hotel. Although the wedding was picture perfect, Allison says her favorite part of the wedding was going back to their room after the most enchanted evening and opening their honeymoon suite to find rose petals scattered throughout the candlelit room. On their balcony, overlooking La Jolla Shores, were two cupcakes and a sparkling bottle of Dom Perignon. The newlywed couple enjoyed the view while soaking in all the memories they had just created from the perfect evening. 

Ingredients: VENUE La Jolla Shores Hotel  COORDINATOR Annie Toft PHOTOGRAPHER Kristina Chartier Photography OFFICIANT Steve Bombaci FLORIST Whimsey Florals CAKE Cupcakes Squared ENTERTAINMENT The Fabulous Pelicans  LINENS GBS Linens INVITATIONS Papyrus HAIR & MAKE-UP Melanie Pheasant & Nikki from Bloomingdales MEN'S FORMALWEAR Calvin Klein 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Steel Magnolias

Today we take a closer look at the Steel Magnolia tablescape created for our 2010/11 issue. Inspired by the movie Steel Magnolias, this romantic tablescape was created by Amorology and Twigg Botanicals. The blend of soft and strong, seen in the contrast of the cotton and burlap, represents the beautiful masculine and feminine elements of a marriage. The details of this table are "picture perfect" with the graphic quotes from the movie, the personalized hand wrapped utensils that duo as place cards, little favors of delectable pink candies that are tied with a "Blush and Bashful" quote and the delicate clusters of blush floral with magnolias.
Coordinator: Amorology Weddings, Florist Twigg Botanicals, Photography by Schnack Studios, Linens & Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Chairs: Amorology, Stationery: Brightly Designed, Favors Amorology, Cake Erica O'Brien Cake Design.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Flour Pot Cookies

Featured on Oprah's O-List,  Flour Pot Cookies are a great way to personalize your wedding and have an unforgettable favor for your guests to take home! They can do custom monogram cookies or use your existing monogram. The above "greetings from" cookies are a great gift to put in your hotel welcome gift bags!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Perfect Valentine's Gift


Looking for a Valentine's gift for your man that is sure to please? How about a boudoir session! Boudoir photography is a sexy, classy and cutting edge way to do something for your hubby-to-be that he will never forget! Check out our boudoir photographers here.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Real Wedding: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Karen is a big fan of the show "The Amazing Race" so Mitch decided to have the day mimic the show by sending her on a 17 hour non-stop, jam packed adventure through San Diego and LA. With 15 friends and family texting and calling in clues to Karen's phone throughout the day, the couple went to 11 different locations for a special surprise or task to complete. At the last pit stop, Mitch got down on one knee and proposed with a custom-made ring.
 Mitch and Karen were married at the Hilton La  Jolla Torrey Pines overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean. Sparing no expense the couple created a personalized, comfortable and elegant wedding for their family and friends. During cocktail hour, guests were entertained with the ePod talking photo booth and Cuban cigar roller providing hand-rolled, custom banded cigars for all guests to enjoy while relaxing on the lounge style furniture. Each guest found a personalized note from the Bride and Groom at their seat that held a shared memory and a special thank you.
The couple plan to take a 3 week honeymoon to Japan and China where they plan to climb Mt. Fuji and ride camels across the Gobi Desert.

Ceremony/Reception Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, Coordinator: Cynthia Zatkin Events, Photographer: Bauman Photography, Florist: Kathy Wright & Co., Ceremony Entertainment: Festival Strings, Reception Entertainment: Positive Energy DJ, Invitations: Seaside Papery, MakeUp: Kat Wilson, Hair: Beauty Ever After, Dress: Here Comes the Bride, Men's Formalwear: Friar Tux, Photobooth: ePod, Cigars: Cuban Cigar Factory.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New 2011 Quick Guide is here!

Check out the new 2011 Quick Guide filled with additional tips, planning advice and the best wedding professionals in San Diego and Temecula. Swing by our booth at the next bridal show and pick one up!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Create A Lounge

It’s your wedding day and you want to be comfortable. Enjoy your surroundings and your company with a lounge setting. Think cool couches, hip lighting and lots of style. You’ll relish the chance to kick back and savor a few moments of rest and satisfaction. Not sure where to rent lounge furniture? Try Lounge Appeal, Concepts Party Rentals, Plush Lounge Furniture or kool. Party Rentals.

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