Friday, April 29, 2016

Fashion Friday: Trunk Show at M Bride Salon

If you don't have plans this weekend and your bridesmaids still need dresses, you should pick up the phone and call M Bride Salon! Now through Sunday, they are hosting a Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaid Gown Trunk Show. Appointments are required so call 858-551-1718 and get your bridesmaids ready for some high fashion and some good times.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday Inspiration: Beach Engagement Photos

Because we live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, we often forget about the beauty in our own backyard! Going to the beach to take some of your engagement photos is a great option because nature provides such a gorgeous backdrop! Check out some of these swoon worthy beach engagement photos from Cyndi Hardy Photography and start planning your beach engagement session! 


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wedding Wednesday: Jessika & Gregory

11/22/2015  |  Star of India - Maritime Museum of San Diego

Jessica and Gregory had a nautical themed wedding on the oldest operational tall ship in the world. They are both native San Diegans therefore they wanted to get married on the Star of India which is a well known San Diego icon. Gregory is also a Chef, so they knew their wedding would revolve around food and wine. Their wedding had a very casual nautical theme and they played a selection of their favorite music versus traditional wedding ceremony ballads. The couple wrote their own vows and let the officiate select a few readings about love and marriage. Directly following the ceremony they had a champagne hour on the boat for the guests while the newly married couple took photos and mingled with friends and family.
The reception was held at The Wine Vault & Bistro that is focused on food and wine pairings. They had a second cocktail hour with tray passed appetizers and then moved on to a five-course menu that was paired with wine and spirits. The ambiance was very simple yet romantic with an all white theme. Corks, wine boxes, wine bottles and white hydrangeas were used to decorate the restaurant. Jessica and Gregory did not have the traditional first dance, cake cutting or garter toss...instead they dined all night with their family and close friends and had a time for speeches right before dessert. To ad to the mood of the evening they had two acoustic guitarists playing English and Spanish cover songs throughout the night.

Ceremony Location: Star of India - Maritime Museum of San Diego
Reception Location: The Wine Vault & Bistro
Photographer: Pink Light Images

Wedding Wednesday: Kim & Kendall

3/15/2014  |  Twin Oaks Garen Estate

Location: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Photography: Eisenhower Photography
Officiant: Pastor Mike Mitschke
Entertainment: Hope & Charity Tang / Enjoy Entertainment
Catering: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Cake: Delicious Cakes
Hair: Max Hair Salon
Gown: Alfred Angelo

Ask Abby: How to Pick a Maid of Honor

When it comes to your bridal party, it can be stressful deciding who should be in it and who shouldn't. Once you have your lineup set, then you have to pick your Maid of Honor.

This can be challenging for many reasons. First there's the obvious family ties, and if you have a sister, then tradition says she has to be it. But what if you and your sister aren't close or you have multiple sisters?

And if you don't have a sister? Then there's the matter of deciding between friends who should be considered the "lucky one" to get to hold your bouquet. But here's the thing. If your friends are special enough to be included in your bridal party, then that should be enough!

Some options to solving these problems are to have multiple maids of honor, or just not have one at all. In today's day and age, doing a few things out of tradition is totally okay!

Regardless of who you choose to be your Maid of Honor, your bridesmaids are there to help you through the wedding planning and celebrate you and your fiance. So do what's best for you and your bride tribe and remember, it's YOUR day and that's what should matter in the end!

If you have a questions you'd like to Ask Abby, please email

  Image from Kimberly and Bryan's Real Wedding: May 17, 2014 
Photographer: Leah Marie Photography

Monday, April 25, 2016

Vendor Spotlight: Gabi Events

Vendor: Gabi Events
Location: San Diego and Destination
Specializes In: Weddings and Event Planning
Wedding Tip: Share something personal and unique with your guests that remind yourself of what’s truly important. This is a celebration of the union between two people and should be a reflection of the couple.

“Have Fun! Be present during each moment.  Soak up all the love, happiness, joy, and bliss!
This is a celebration of the union between two people and a day to share something personal and unique with your guests that reflects your unique relationship.”

We value our relationships with our clients and look forward to opportunities to work with their friends and family as well. If someone you love is looking to book an event, please be sure to ask us about our loyalty program.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Fashion: Floral Crowns

With Coachella being this weekend, Flower Crowns are having their moment. They have become more prevalent lately and this trend may be here to stay!We are loving this Red Rose Flower Crown made by JLH Blooms! It's so elegant but classic at the same time. Happy Friday!