Monday, February 29, 2016

Vendor Spotlight: The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Vendor: The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Location: 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Specializes In: Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Guest Rooms & Suites
Signature Style: Each of our 4 ballrooms is unique, offering endless options to weave your personal style into the event design.
Wedding Tip: There are an incredible amount of details that go into planning the perfect wedding.   Allow yourself to embrace each moment without stress by surrounding yourself with experts, starting with the sales staff at the venue you book.  Contracts can be confusing, but an experienced Sales or Catering manager will walk you through the process and lead to an agreement that you are comfortable with.  Their responsiveness at the start of conversations is a clear indication of how accessible they will be to you throughout the rest of the planning process.   Often we hear from brides that they booked THE US GRANT not just because of the beauty of the hotel or its landmark legacy, but because of our expertise and ability to offer sound recommendations from color combinations to menu planning, and connect you with partners that we trust for all other details.


We are excited to launch our new Wedding Special Offer, designed to offer couples everything you need to plan an exceptional celebration in one complete package!

  • At a starting price of $105 per person, THE US GRANT’s Vintage Wedding Package includes an iconic Reception Venue, Chiavari Chairs, Floor Length Satin Linens (your choice of over 20 colors!), Specialty Cocktail designed by our Chef de Bar, Prosecco Toast, Hors d'oeuvres, Two Course Plated Dinner, Personalized Menu Cards, Complimentary Guest Room for the Couple and Preferred Room Rates for Guests! (Tax & Service charge are additional. Terms & Conditions Apply.)  Contact a US GRANT Wedding Specialist at (619) 610-8939 or request more information online.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Inspiration Thursday: Golden Timberland

Nestled in the hills of Northern San Diego at the historic Ranch at Bandy Canyon, we created a table that was inspired by the rustic feel of the ranch mixed with the elegance of our beautiful couple. The table included sliced sequoia logs on top of a champagne rosette table cloth that we golded to create the perfect individual setting. On top of the golded logs were ornate wooden Golden chargers. The antique china and gold silverware pulled in the elegant feel perfectly. We wanted the table to be very warm and inviting. The beautiful flowers mixed with the gold candles made the place settings pop. On the dessert table, the gold cake sits on top of a white rosette cloth. The golded "LOVE" sign is used to display our delicious cupcakes. Our couple then moved on to the vineyard at the ranch and we captured the romance of the sun setting and the two of them being caught up in the moment.

Photography: Walter Wilson Studios
Coordinator: A Wedding by Di
Chairs: Anar Party Rentals 
Location: Bandy Canyon Ranch

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wedding Wednesday: Joan and Ka

5/22/2015  |  Cuvier Park, La Jolla, CA  |  Mantas Kubilinskas Photography

A beautiful couple from the Bay area came to San Diego for their romantic La Jolla Wedding at the Wedding bowl at Cuvier Park. The group of friends and family members helped to make their day unforgettable. The fabulous Joan and Ka met on the bus, which they shared every day on their way to law school. Joan says it was first sight love. After meeting each other every day for one year Ka proposed during their romantic Key West trip.

Wedding Wednesday: Kaslin & Andy

October 25, 2014 | Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

their story: Kaslin and Andy’s classic and romantic day at Estancia in La Jolla was everything that they could have hoped for.  The aisle at the ceremony was decorated with vases filled with white orchids, and a matching wooden arch was set at the end for the couple to marry under.  As the two were announced as Mr. & Mrs., an antique fountain came to life behind them. At the reception, the couple performed a beautiful first dance and the night continued with excellent food and drinks.

Photographer: True Photography Weddings
Gown: JLM Couture
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Coordinator / Wedding Planner: CBS Lifestylist
Florist: Events by Samay
Catering: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Other: VG Donuts & Bakery
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Entertainment: American Event Network
Invitations/ Stationery: Papyrus
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by the Beach
Men's Wear: A Better Deal Tuxedo