Friday, March 28, 2014

Fashion Friday: Pearl Jewelry

Pearls add such elegance to a wedding look, whether it is a simple pearl necklace or a fun bracelet with several rows of pearls and a crystal accent of rhinestones. A pearl accent can also be your "something borrowed" or "something old" for the traditional wedding saying of what to wear on your wedding day! Whether they are pearls passed down in the family, or for the special occasion, you can rest assured pearls will never go out of style and class up your wedding look.

Photo Credit: Eisenhower Photography
Left: Eisenhower Photography, Right: Studio Carré Photographie
Photo Credit: Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Duo
Photo Credit: Studio Carré Photographie

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vendor Spotlight: Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club

Venue Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
Location Carmel Mountain / San Diego County
Contact Nicole Manalo & Lindsey Morales
Phone 858.487.9224 x239
Email &
Social Media Facebook Blog
Photo Credit: David Champagne Photography

Photo Credit: David Champagne Photography
Venue Background
Located atop the scenic hill, our classic colonial-style facility offers breathtaking views of mountains and our championship golf course. Our clubhouse offers a stylish mix of classic elements with modern conveniences, making it an exquisite space for a perfect wedding, ceremony, and reception. With many accolades, Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club is the perfect setting for your special day.

How would you describe the atmosphere of Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club in three words?
Fresh, classic, and intimate

What makes Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club stand out as a wedding venue?
Our entire staff treats all of our events as if they were our own. We work with a variety of backgrounds, budgets and special requests; making every wedding perfection whether celebrating with 25 or 200.

What spaces are available for ceremonies/ receptions? How many people can you accommodate?
We offer both indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. We only host one event at a time, making our entire Country Club a private facility, that you and your guests can feel at home in. We can accommodate up to 200 people.

Is there in-house catering?
Our chef offers an amazing menu selection fit for a wide variety of cultural or dietary needs.

Is there a day-of coordinator?
We do offer day-of coordination for an additional fee.

How would you describe the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club experience?
Couples who celebrate their special day with us definitely get the total package. We are close to modern day conveniences like hotel accommodations, easy access to the freeway and nearby shopping centers but at the same time are private, only hosting one event at a time. Our attention to detail is unmatched and our staff takes care of every client and guest from the day they book our venue to even after their wedding day.

What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue?
Before venue shopping, make a list of your "Top 5 Must Haves" for your venue. Whether it be "no curfew", "by the beach", etc., know what you are shopping for before you begin. Venue shopping can be a very overwhelming process, so having that list will help you narrow down exactly what you are looking for and eliminate venues that may be nice but not checking off your must-have list.

Photo Credit: Zelo Photography
Photo Credit: Zelo Photography
Photo Credit: Zelo Photography
Photo Credit: Zelo Photography
Photo Credit: Zelo Photography

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Anna & Justin

Meeting in college classes, study sessions turned to friendship that eventually turned into a relationship. Justin had the engagement outside on the beach to a T, with the exception of the weather that wasn't going to cooperate. But a little rain wasn't going to stop him from proposing to his love! They tempted fate with an outdoor wedding in December. This time they ended up with clear skies and a wonderful reception!

Highlighted Vendors
Location Twin Oaks House & Garden Estates
Photographer Amore Wedding Photography
Dress Here Comes the Bride
Men's Formalwear A Better Deal Tuxedo

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vendor Spotlight: Chandra Campos Make-Up Artistry

Company Name Chandra Campos Makeup Artistry
Person to Contact Chandra Campos
Phone 619.399.9274
Social Media Facebook
Company Background Chandra Campos has over ten years in the beauty industry, specializing in special event makeup with an average of 80 weddings a year. We accommodate everyone with the best hair stylist, skin care specialist and all other info in regards to beauty.

Chandra Campos Makeup Artistry
Dependable, Quality, Educated

What services does Chandra Campos Makeup Artistry offer?
On location or in studio makeup for all occasions. Referring hair stylist and skin care specialist to help complete your beauty vendors.

What about your career makes it worthwhile each day?
The gratitude I receive from my brides and loyal clients. It is rewarding being handed trust from my brides on a day that only happens once!

Name one thing that sets Chandra Campos Makeup Artistry apart from its competitors:
A new makeup studio centrally located. My availability is 24/7. There are no days or times that are not available unless booked. My quick responses back to clients are important to myself and my client. My client comes first!

What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with brides?
Makeup and hair is the fun part of getting ready but remember skin care is just as important, before the day comes get on a good skin care regimen from an EXPERIENCED esthetician. Makeup can look amazing but what's underneath it is a foundation that needs to be nourished.

The details and ideas you have for your day of, no one knows but you. If something doesn't go perfectly, don't stress. Your guests don't know what was supposed to be. It's about you and your groom. Enjoy. Relax and take it in. It only happens once!

The New Makeup Studio! 
3959 30th Street Suite 103
San Diego CA 92104

Promotion for SDSW Readers!
$50 happy hour makeup applications in studio including lashes and a complimentary glass of wine or champagne.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fashion Friday: Cocoe Voci 2014

Photographed in the scenic country of Ireland, these wedding gowns surely stand out against the magnificent castles in the background. Cocoe Voci's latest collection includes simple and elegant dresses that perfectly match the setting of this editorial photo shoot. The designer sparked interest to the classic silhouettes by adding in sparkly details, laced and detailed backs, tiered skirts, and fabric flowers to make the gowns as unique as the bride wearing them.

Cocoe Voci 2014: Arma Dress
Cocoe Voci 2014: Cherise Dress
Cocoe Voci 2014: Selena Dress
Cocoe Voci 2014: Luna Dress
Cocoe Voci 2014: Diane Dress
Cocoe Voci 2014: Left, Narcissus Dress;  Right, Jasmine Dress
Cocoe Voci 2014: Rhea Dress
Cocoe Voci 2014: Vinca Dress
Cocoe Voci 2014: Scarlet Dress