Friday, March 30, 2012

Fashion Friday

New lace shoes from Aruna Seth

We absolutely love these gorgeous lace shoes by Aruna Seth.  They are a brand new design and will work perfect for every bridal look.  They are a true Cinderella shoe!

SDSW Vedor Spotlight

Today's Featured Vendor
Tailored Florals & Events by Jeri

San Diego Style Weddings asked Jeri a few questions about her business and here's what she had to say.

Business Name:

Ranhco Bernardo


Specializes In:
Tailord Chic Floral Designs

Signature Style:
Tailored Florals & Events by Jeri creates gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces based on their color scheme.  They strive to create the perfect look using “the same color way.”  Which means they use shades of the bride’s chosen color to create the bouquets and other floral arrangements for the the event. Using the same color way not only creates beautiful florals, it also helps keep the budget in check.

Your Wedding Tip:
Don’t underestimate how much a florist can do towards getting you the perfect floral designs. The florist’s purchasing power is incredible and far less limited, allowing brides a larger selection.

We hope you check out all of Tailored Florals & Events by Jeri designs on their site and make an appointment.

Jeri has graciously offered a special discount to SDSW readers, so print out the offer below and bring it with you on your consultation.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Real Wedding Wednesday

An elegant, classic wedding at the San Diego Museum of Art

Brittany and Eric
San Diego Museum of Art
October 29, 2011
A night at the Los Angeles Opera ended with a fountain-front proposal outside for Brittany Krasner from her future groom, Eric Welsh. Their appreciation of art was interwoven throughout all of their wedding details down at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. The couple wanted to bring back the timeless style of weddings with black tie attire, a live band, and champagne served in antique style glassware. Honoring both the bride's Jewish background and the groom's Catholic upbringing, this wedding stuck to no trends of today as it illuminated classic and elegant wedding tradition. 

Ceremony and Reception Venue San Diego Museum of Art 
Coordinator  Eventity Inc. 
Officiant  Father Mike Ratajczak and Rabbi Ben Leinow 
Video  Side by Side Video 
Florist Flowers by Erin 
Entertainment  NRG Music and Productions 
Catering  Giussepe's 
Wedding Cake  Sumi's Oven 
Invitations/Stationery  Wedding Paper Divas/Documents by Design  
Men's Formalwear Friar Tux Shop 
Honeymoon  Budapest,Hungary - Salzburg, Austria - Vienna, Austria - Prague, Czech Republic

Monday, March 26, 2012

Trending Tuesday

A few weeks ago our publisher Dena, had the chance to try some absolutely delicious (and equally cute) pies from Under The Crust.

Under The Crust was founded in 2011 by owner Hannah Cohen, who noticed an opportunity to start a new craze propelled by the popularity of cupcakes– gourmet miniature pies! Hannah grew up cooking and baking with her mom, Sheri, Since Hannah was always encouraged to “play with her food”, she now strives to evoke childhood memories through her baking.  

Under the Crust specializes in making events and parties more memorable, and that they do! They offer a wide variety of savory and sweet flavors and the adorable hand mini pies can be dressed to your exact specifications. They are the cupcake of the pie world, and we're guessing your going to fall in love with them!  

We can definitely see why mini pies are becoming more and more popular as dessert or take home favors at San Diego Weddings

Here's a few photos of the delicious little cuties.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Fashion Friday!

Pre-Wedding Party Style

We are just loving these 1960’s –era “Mad Men” inspired fashions from Banana Republic.

It’s not all about the wedding day look. Before your big day you and your fiancé will be attending party after party in your honor; the engagement party, the showers and luncheons, and finally the rehearsal dinner.  These looks from Banana Republic are absolutely perfect and oh, so classic.

About the Collection:
Inspired by the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning AMC series “Mad Men,” which returns for a fifth season March 25, 2012, spring’s Banana Republic Mad Men collection delivers a modern-meets-polished take on the panache of the 1960’s era, set through the Banana Republic lens of must-have versatile work wear with style
  • Features more than 40 pieces of apparel and jewelry for men and women  
  • Embodies the fashion tenants of the era – including polished sportswear and chic essentials – with a fresh, country club-inspired twist
  • FOR WOMEN: bright and bold meets ladylike demure with sophisticated dresses in graphic florals and solids  -- including a cap-sleeve dress with reversible waist sash in lush cream and a cheery pink nip-waist – cardigans and feminine lace shell blouses, chic coral cropped capris. Accents of statement jewelry accessorize the looks perfectly. 
  • FOR MEN: dapper daytime dressing looks for men include a bright polos, bold checked woven shirts, argyle vests, a luxe, spring-weight navy blazer.

    You can also check out behind the scenes from this shoot on The Republic Blog.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Featured Engagement Photo Shoot

WOW!!! We love this adorable engagement photo shoot, submitted by White Haute Photography.  Cute Couple, cute theme, great photography. AMAZING!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Tuesday everyone.  
Just wanted to share this great article in Shutterbug Magazine about marketing wedding photography featuring advice from one of San Diego's own wedding photographers, Stewart Bertrand.

Congratulations Stewart for being chosen to be featured in this great article!

Read the article here...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fashion Friday - Shades of Green

In honor of St Patrick's Day tomorrow, we thought we would share some fabulously, fashionable green items that we absolutely love. 


{Perfume}  Chloé 'L'Eau de Chloé' Eau de Toilette, 

{Bridal Gown} Vera Wang (from Spring 2012 Collection) 

{Bridesmaid Dress} Amsale (from Spring 2012 Collection) 

{Shoe} Ginnie by Badgley Mischka

{Eyeshadow Shades} We love green eyeshadow, there are lots of different shades, check out for a huge selection.

{Bouquet} We also love Cymbidium Orchids, they are the perfect green bud.
{Boutoniére} Don't forget about him, we love this boutoniére (and the tie too)

{Ring} From Parade

{Clutch} Judith Lieber

{Earrings}  Gabrielle Earrings from Dannijo

{Eyelash Conditioner}  Padina Eyelash Conditioner all natural botanical formula.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Real Wedding Wednesday

Sarah Street & Chris Everist

A relocation to Phoenix, Arizona brought Sarah Street and Chris Everist together. The early days of their relationship were spent exploring the city and getting to know each other better. On a trip to San Miguel De Allende, Chris proposed to his girlfriend and made her dreams come true. Just as her parents exchanged vows in their parent’s backyard, Sarah continued the tradition with an intimate ceremony in the backyard of her parent’s home on Mount Helix. Their pool was turned into a dance floor and encouraged the long night of dancing ahead. The couple honeymooned in Napa Valley, CA.

Ceremony and Reception Venue Private Residence 
Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events 
Officiant Christian Dement 
Photography Betwixt Studio
Florist Indulge Weddings and Special Events 
Linens Classic Party Rentals
Entertainment Michael Tiernan 
Catering Continental Catering 
Wedding Cake Cakes by Heidi 
Invitations Wedding Paper Divas 
Hair Salon Ink
Make-up Chandra Campos Make-up 
Dress Pricilla Of Boston 
Men’s Formalwear A Better Deal Tuxedo 
Jewelry/Rings Harold Stevens 
Rentals Classic Party Rentals  
Honeymoonl Napa Valley

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fab Finds

Check out these fabulous wedding products from our "Fab Find" pages in the magazine.  Today we are featuring two great products that are perfect for your wedding reception.


Erase a Place
PlaceTiles makes any last minute changes to your
seating chart a breeze with these stylish erasable
ceramic place cards. PlaceTiles come in a variety of
designs and can also be used as a descriptive accessory
for each dish being served.

Playful Guest Books
Unlike traditional guest books, which are usually left in a
drawer after the
wedding, Bella Puzzles are the perfect
alternative with a fun and interactive
guest book! Guests can sign individual puzzle pieces
that create a
meaningful and beautiful heirloom full
of their loved ones' signatures and well wishes.
Puzzles can be framed for permanent display or stored
in it’s box and
reassembled on anniversaries.
It's a guest book you'll play with!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Must-Haves

Pearls Please!

If you love pearls and vintage, then these lovelies are certainly a must-have for your wedding day look.

Miriam Haskell has been creating beautiful costume jewelry since the 1920's and represents
the utmost in style and quality. Each piece is still hand crafted with keen attention to detail.

Check out some of the gorgeous pearl pieces and to see even more go to