Friday, February 28, 2014

Fashion Friday: Beach Shots

A beach shot is something that never gets old in Sunny San Diego. These are such fashionable photos that we are so lucky to have access to year round! Here we shared some of our favorite pictures that SD's top wedding photographers captured. Bonus: if you take the photo at sundown, you'll actually get a great shot of the undeniably beautiful sunsets that San Diego gets - instead of those ones you take yourself which seem to do the sunset no justice!

Photo Credit: Hulse Photography
Bob Hoffman Photography
Left, Holly Ireland Photography; Right, Equinox Photo
Eisenhower Photography
Amore Wedding Photography
Left, Holly Ireland Photography; Right, Studio Carré Photography
Bob Hoffman Photography
Amore Wedding Photography

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Vendor Spotlight: San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

Safari Park - Photo Credit: Ken Bohn
Venue San Diego Zoo & Safari Park           
Location San Diego & Escondido
Person to Contact Patti Betts
Phone 619-685-3259
Safari Park: Left, credit Chelsea Anne Photography; Right, credit Xavier Perez, Bellasposa
Photo Credit: Ken Bohn
How would you describe the atmosphere of San Diego Zoo & Safari Park in three words?
Awe-inspiring, exotic and ‘world-famous’

What makes San Diego Zoo & Safari Park stand out as a wedding venue?
Our beautiful settings, exotic wildlife and top-notch customer service will make your event even more memorable.

What spaces are available for ceremonies/ receptions? How many people can you accommodate?  
We can accommodate parties from 25 to 300 guests for ceremony and reception. Up to 500 guests for a reception only.

Safari Park:
Lagoon Overlook Ceremony Site
Heart of Africa Ceremony Site
Mombasa Island Pavilion Reception Venue
Hunte Nairobi Pavilion Reception Venue

San Diego Zoo:
Treehouse Deck Ceremony Sites (2 Areas)
Treetops Reception Venue
Rondavel Reception Venue
Sabertooth Grill Reception Venue
Zoofari Party Area Reception Venue

Is there in-house catering? Yes
Is there a day-of coordinator? A venue coordinator is provided through the Zoo and Safari Park.

How would you describe the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park experience?
Walking into the Zoo or the Safari Park carries with it feelings of nostalgia, excitement, and experiences that some will only encounter once in a lifetime. We like to say ‘guests will be trumpeting about the experience for years to come’, which is true, but guests who have spent time with us become part of the bigger picture in our efforts to save animals from the brink of extinction. 

What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue?  
Your wedding venue should reflect who you are as couple. A place to revisit for years to come and remember that special day you decided to embark on your exciting new journey together. 
Photo Credit: Ken Bohn
Left, Safari Park. Photo Credit: Ken Bohn

San Diego Zoo. Photo Credit: Ken Bohn

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Mia & Kevin

This sunny Southern California wedding took place in Rancho Santa Fe. The rich color scheme of navy with a touch of bright pink set a classic and lively tone for the wedding day. The colors transitioned beautifully to the reception, where bride and groom Mia and Kevin celebrated with family and friends! The cake was classic and simple, with flowers cascading down one side of the tiers.

Ceremony & Reception Location Morgan Run Resort - Rancho Santa Fe
Wedding Coordinator Mint Wedding
Officiant Patricia Coleman
Florist Organic Elements
Entertainment Miles Moynier - Guitarist (Ceremony), Classy Event Group (Reception)
Catering Morgan Run
Cake Cake in Mission Hills
Invitations/ Stationery Daydreams Invitations
Hair & Makeup Chanel Cosmetics Artist & Bekah Salalar Hair
Dress Custom Made Gown/ Private Label by G/ Prevue Formal
Men's Formalwear Vera Wang Tuxedo
Rentals Abby Party Rentals
Candy Buffet Carla Kellogg

Wedding Wednesday: Andrea & Josh

Andrea and Josh are another eHarmony success story... it really works! Josh took Andrea home to Colorado to meet his family and proposed on their last day at Red Rock Amphitheater. They had a country, vintage vineyard with a twist of shabby chic wedding. Instead of the typical sand or candle ceremony, they had a wine ceremony to tie into their winery wedding.

SDSW Highlighted Vendors
Location Keyways Winery
Photography Bob Hoffman Photography and Video
Florist White Lotus
Cake Sugar Rush Delights