Friday, October 31, 2014

Fashion Friday: Ellis Bridal Rose Collection 2015

The Rose Collection from Ellis Bridal is a modern collection with contemporary edge and the signature Ellis Bridal handcrafted embroidery.  This collection is full of vintage lace and plenty of tulle giving brides the romantic and stunning look that so many desire.  Detailed back and plunging lines grace this collection in a range of colors from crisp metallics to subtle pinks and golds.  The goal of the Rose collection, name checking founder Rose Ellis, is to give brides a vibrancy and something a little different.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Personalized Touches: Napkin Rings

Details with a personalized touch make a wedding more your own. One way to enhance your day is by adding color and sparkle to your napkin rings. This is an easy and inexpensive project that can be created around a coffee table with friends and a bottle of wine!

Materials Needed:
7/8” ribbon – we used white grosgrain ( Michael's, Shinoda or fabric stores)
¾” wedding buckles – we used rhinestone circles  (Online is your best source for larger quantities)
Sticky back Velcro ¾” - (Craft or office supply stores)

Step 1:
Cut the ribbon into strips. You will need 5”-7” of ribbon for each napkin ring depending on how tightly you want the ring to hold the napkin. The shorter the ribbon length, the tighter the hold on the napkin. The finish is nicer and fraying is minimized if you use pinking shears (scissors with a sawtooth blade-) for the cutting.

Step 2:
Slide the wedding buckle onto the ribbon.

Wedding buckles are great accessories to add sparkle to any wedding item. They can be used on invitations, favors, chair sashes – anywhere you want to add a sparkle detail. For this project, we used round rhinestone buckles. Buckles come in all shapes and colors from hearts to snowflakes, so let creativity be your guide.

Step 3:
Cut a small piece of Velcro. Remove the backing from both sides of the Velcro. Place the soft side of the Velcro on the left edge of the ribbon while the ribbon is facing up.

Step 4:
Turn the ribbon over and place the rough side of the Velcro on the right edge of the ribbon. You should now be able to attach the Velcro pieces together and form a circle. Your napkin ring is now complete.

Submitted from our guest blogger-Kristin of Stephanie Rose Events, Fine Wedding Planning & Design, 858-461-8423. We appreciate the contribution to our San Diego Style Weddings Blog. Follow us for her weekly new craft or insight on ways to personalize your wedding!

Inspiration Thursday: Modern Mix

Get inspired by these contemporary styled wedding invitations.  The "less is more" mentality is a big hit for those brides who have a more classic and clean taste.  Geometric patterns and soft dainty colors pull this clean and simple look together for a standout RSVP.  Check out some more invitation inspiration in the new issue.

TOP LEFT: Simple Elegance from Love Notes Stationery TOP RIGHT: Hang Tag Chevron from Enevelopment MIDDLE: Fifth Avenue from Elum Design BOTTOM LEFT: Country Breeze from Love Notes Stationery BOTTOM RIGHT: Alchemy from Elum Design


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Kathy & Jeffrey

Kathy and Jeffery's sunset wedding at Falkner Winery was a dream come true.  Set in the middle of the fall wine leaves and handmade cherry blossom decor, this secret garden wedding incorporated Kathy and Jeffery's love for the outdoors.  Guests were entertained in the barrel room writing wishes on the cherry blossom wishing tree and the maid of honor performed a flamenco dance for the happy newlyweds.

Location: Falkner Winery
Photography: Hulse Photography
Coordinator: Storybook Weddings
Florist: She Said Yes/ The Classic Rose
Cake: Cakes To Celebrate
Entertainment: Weddings Fantastic
Bridal Gown: Bonny Bridal
Menswear: Friar Tux Shop
Hair & Makeup: Authentic Beauty


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Table Design Tuesday: Vintage Glam

These table designers loved the juxtaposition of textures and styles and love how this table layers rustic wood on top of a glamourous linen, vintage china and glassware, along with bold flowers. Purple and butterflies are popping up everywhere in fashion as well as weddings these days, so the team chose to incorporate both in to their design. The table has various textures and tones of purple, with some vibrant magenta added and contrasted with soft ivory and wood. This truly shows that all things not matchy-matchy makes for an interesting and gorgeous looking table.

The Dream Team
Location: La Jolla Woman’s Club
Photography: True Photography Weddings
Florist: Indulge Flowers Weddings and Special Events
Coordinator: CZ Events
Rentals: Hall Weddings & Events/Classic Party Rentals Event Specialists
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Other: Love Notes Stationery

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mangia Monday: Low Carb Box

Every bride wants to look amazing and fit on her wedding day.  While crash dieting and quick fixes may be tempting, they are pretty dangerous and don't make for a healthy lifestyle.  Thankfully, The Tasteful Pantry has created a unique subscription system to help assist in an easy low carb diet to help you leading up to the big day.  With a variety of treats and flavor choices, Low Carb Box makes it easy to keep a healthy diet and maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle that will guarantee you look your best in your wedding gown.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Fashion Friday: Theia White Collection Fall 2015

As we get into the colder seasons, the new Theia White Collection for Fall 2015 is the perfect inspiration for a winter wonderland wedding.  Inspired by Mongolia's icy Tundra, this collection utilizes luxurious cashmere, heavy Venice winter lace, hand woven ribbon tweeds and curly lamb wraps.  Theia worked closely with Naadam, a company specializing in cashmere, to produce the finest textiles for this white out collection that melded Irish fisherman stitching with Mongolian knit techniques to create these unique bridal gowns.  Here is a sneak peek at some of these one of a kind gowns.

 Yeal Ana

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Inspiration Thursday: Pretty Pastels

Check out some bouquet inspiration with these delicate and delightful arrangements.  Soft pastels like  blush pinks, peaches and lavenders always bring the romantic vibe.  A pastel bouquet is a perfect fit for an outdoor or beach side wedding and enhances a sweet and charming wedding day look.  Even though the seasons are growing colder, this lovely spring time color scheme is something brides can use all year long.

TOP LEFT: Cherry Blossom Floral Designs TOP RIGHT: Soiree Design & Events  MIDDLE: Flowers by Coley BOTTOM LEFT: Cherry Blossom Floral Designs BOTTOM RIGHT: Haydee's Creative Flowers
PHOTO CREDIT: Bubba-Loo Photography, Clifton Photography, Siegel Thurston Photography, Equinox Photo


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Kimberly & Kevin

Friends and family traveled far and wide to see the marriage of Kimberly and Kevin on Coronado Beach.  It was a perfectly clear day and the warm beach set the scene for the happy couples celebration.  Cocktail hour and delicious food at the golf course closed out the evening of a night to remember.

Ceremony Location: Coronado Beach
Reception Location: Coronado Golf Course
Florist: The Magic Flower
Linens: Platinum Party Rentals
Entertainment: Still Listening Productions
Catering: Coronado Clubhouse Bar and Grill
Stationery: The Paper Source
Dress: Prevue Formal & Bridal
Men's Formalwear: JCPenney
Jewelry: David and Sons


Wedding Wednesday: Jennifer & Chad

Guests were welcomed to the Casa del Rey Moro Garden with delicious Blueberry-Acai Martinis as they filed in to witness the marriage of Jennifer and Chad.  The ceremony space was dripping in flower arrangements adorned with pearls, orchids and feathers.  The Great Gatsby inspired reception was complete with a "sweet easy" themed dessert table featuring everything from glitter bonbons to cake shots.  Jennifer and Chad felt as though they were on the set of the actual movie on their dream come true wedding day.

Location: The Prado
Photography: True Photography
Coordinator: Monarch Weddings
Florist: Splendid Sentiments
Catering: The Prado
Cake: Flour Power
Entertainment: Caprice Strings & Collective Chaos-DJ Tommy Hansen
Stationery: Whimsique
Dress: Here Comes the Bride
Hair & Makeup: Kelly Scripps
Men’s Formalwear: Men's Warehouse
Videography: Aqua Vivus