Friday, May 30, 2014

Fashion Friday: Menswear Spotlight

Bubba Loo Photography shot this Menswear piece! San Diego beaches provide a perfect setting to get one-of-a-kind shots for your wedding. Spice up the simplicity of mens formalwear by spotlighting the groom in a lighter shade of grey! The key to keeping the look cohesive is by anchoring the outfit with colors in the same family. Here, the same ties and shoes are worn by the groom and the groomsmen, which "ties" together the whole look!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Brittany & Kevin

During college, Brittany liked to visit a friend at UC Davis where Kevin also attended and where they met. Years later, on Brittany's 21st birthday, Kevin recreated their first date in San Francisco, but this time it ended with a proposal and a surprise celebration with family and friends. The wedding ceremony and reception were held outside in the evening at Rancho Bernardo Inn which had extra special meaning since Brittany's parents were also married there!

Highlighted Vendors
Location Rancho Bernardo Inn
Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events
Menswear Friar Tux

Location Rancho Bernardo Inn
Photography Carrie McCluskey Photography
Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events
Flowers Fun with Jack, Inc.
Cake Michele Coulon Dessertier
Entertainment Jewell Entertainment, Vanity Fair
Invitations Nic Roc Designs
Bridal Gown Allure Bridal
Menswear Friar Tux

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Vendor Spotlight: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Venue Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Location La Jolla, CA
Contact Cheri Walter, Director of Catering
Phone 858.450.4547
Social Media Facebook Twitter Pinterest

How would you describe the atmosphere of the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in three words?
Elegant, Sophisticated, Romantic

What makes the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines stand out as a wedding venue?
Our venue is unique in that we offer our bride and groom a location that is beautiful and classic with a backdrop unlike any other in San Diego. With a variety of options on your "big day" we can provide both indoor and outdoor options, all with views of the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course adn the always stunning Pacific Ocean.

What spaces are available for ceremonies/ receptions? How many people can you accommodate?
We have quite a few options available including both indoor and outdoor space. Some of our most popular wedding spaces are our Parterre Garden, Fairway Garden, Fairway Ballroom, and Grande Ballroom. A full detail of our space capabilities can be found on our website.

Is there in-house catering?
Yes! We have a variety of amazing menu packages to fit every need. In addition, our Executive Chef, David Umatum, can work with the happy couple to create a menu that will perfectly fit their needs. We also have a specially designed Indian Wedding menu with authentic cuisine for traditional Indian ceremonies.

Is there a day-of coordinator?
Yes! Our wedding consultants will work with the happy couple from start to finish to make their day is perfect!

How would you describe the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines experience?
It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that couples will never forget. With impeccable service, beautiful and tranquil grounds, amazing culinary dishes, and views unparalleled to any other in San Diego, it's really an experience you won't find anywhere else in Southern California.

What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue?
Choose a venue that makes you feel like you have transported somewhere magical. Whether it is because of the location, the food, the service, or the views, make sure that the venue you choose makes you feel like your day is extra special and it's something you can't get every day.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Over the Top Opulence

This Victorian tabletop was designed to inspire the romantic bride. To create an over-the-top ambiance, we incorporated fine china, stationery details and gold embellishments throughout the décor. Creams and blushes were used as the base while hints of coral offset the subtle color palette. Every element of this design completes the opulent flare this table has to offer.

Location Rancho Valencia
Photographer Equinox Photo
Florist Cherry Blossom Floral Designs
Coordinator Create Events
Linens/ Chairs/ Rentals Concepts Event Designs
Stationery Eolithic Designs
Cake It's a Piece of Cake

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Vendor Spotlight: UCSD Faculty Club

Venue UCSD Faculty Club
Location UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
Person to Contact Julia Engstrom
Phone (858) 534-5450
Social Media Facebook

Venue Background
The Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club was founded in 1988 to provide a place in a central location for colleagues and the community to socialize and intellectualize over superb food in a casual atmosphere at the University of California San Diego. The Club offers a variety of desirable and inviting accommodations, including two distinct banquet venues, a landscaped courtyard, enclosed patio, and six private meeting rooms. The Faculty Club is able to accommodate various events including weddingsbar/bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, birthday celebrations, retirement parties, and more. Let our enthusiastic and obliging staff provide you with expert assistance in all phases of planning, preparing, and servicing your important event.

How would you describe the atmosphere of UCSD Faculty Club in three words?
Intimate, Classic, Romantic

What makes The Faculty Club stand out as a wedding venue?
We take care of all the details of the wedding-- staff, equipment, cuisine, and planning.

What spaces are available for ceremonies/ receptions? How many people can you accommodate?
Ceremony: Interior Courtyard & Sun God Lawn
Reception: Atkinson Pavilion (50-125 people), Dining Room (50-300 people), Entire Facility (400+ people)

Is there in-house catering? Yes

Is there a day-of coordinator? Yes

How would you describe the The Faculty Club experience?

The moment you walk through the doors, you will experience the highest caliber of cuisine and service. With over 25 years of dedication to the UC San Diego campus, our catering team will help to make your wedding day a dream come true.

To start, we will arrange a personal tour of the Faculty Club for you and your family to explore our award-winning venue hidden within a cozy eucalyptus grove. Our experienced team will help you to envision your once in a lifetime occasion in this exclusive setting, from a customized catering menu to day-of coordination.

On the day of your wedding, we will provide the staff, equipment, cuisine, and organization necessary to make this an event for you and your guests to remember for a lifetime. We can also assist with ceremony rehearsals & rehearsal dinners, so don’t hesitate to ask how we can help personalize your experience at the Club.

What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue?
The perfect venue is one that will help minimize any worries on your big day so you and your family can build wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Michelle & Tim

Originally meeting in college, things didn't take off until Michelle moved back to California after medical school. Tim took Michelle back to where they had their first date at the Santa Monica Pier and proposed on the top of the Ferris wheel. Falkner Winery was the gorgeous setting for their elegant, yet understated and simple wedding that emphasized the beauty of the winery.

Highlighted Vendors
Location Falkner Winery
Florist Suzanne M. Smith Designs
Cake Sweet Layers
Dress Pronovias