Monday, January 30, 2017

Matrimony Monday: Ellen & Bobby

10/8/2016  |  The Prado at Balboa Park

Bobby and Ellen had their wedding at the wishing well in the garden of The Prado in Balboa Park. Cocktail hour followed in the historic fountain courtyard surrounded by beautiful archways and the setting sun. Dinner and dancing completed the event in the Grand Ballroom.

Ellen grew up overseas and graduated from high school in Tokyo, so many of her friends traveled from far away to be part of their celebration .One bridesmaid came from Brazil and one from Canada. Bobby is a San Diego native as is his best friend who flew back from a Peace Corp assignment in Madagascar to officiate the wedding.

Coordinator: Best Wedding for You
Location: The Prado at Balboa Park
Photography: Photo By Chana and Don
Videography: Cloudbreak Films
Florist: Camellia Wedding Flowers
Entertainment: Elite British DJ
Catering: The Prado at Balboa Park
Cake: Flour Power
Dress: The Bustle
Menswear: Friar Tux Shop
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Mangia Monday: Coffee Bar

Photo of EuroBar

Have you considered doing a coffee bar? If you and your fiance are coffee aficionados or coffee is an important part of your relationship, this is a fun way to spruce up your reception! Irish Coffees are another something extra to pump up the coffee bar even further!!  EuroBar is a cappuccino bar that will blend in with your wedding decor nicely and get your guests caffeinated and ready to dance!

Matrimony Monday: Erin & Patrick

6/25/2016  |  Naval Amphibious Base Chapel

Erin, a special ed teacher, and Patrick, a Navy Seal, met when her class chose his squadron to be penpals - they fell in love writing to each other and continued their romance when he returned home. Their wedding celebrated their love of Coronado Island and each other! The couple were wed at the Navy Seal Chapel, enjoyed some romantic time at the historic Hotel Del Coronado and then danced the night away at the Coronado Bayside Resort.

Location: Naval Amphibious Base Chapel / Coronado Bayside Grill
Photographer: Savoring The Sweet Life Photography
Coordinator: Beth Dibble Wedding Coordinator
Entertainment: Dancing DJ Productions
Florist: The Flower Shop

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dessert of the Week: Rustic Accents

If you can't get enough of lace and burlap (guilty as charged), then take a cue from this wrapped up design!

Cake by: Wedding Day Bakery /// Photo Credit: Tara Melissa Photographie

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Inspiration Thursday: She Thought It Was Just a Photoshoot!

4/11/2016  |  Private Residence
Hayley proposes to Dillon while they model as a married couple for a styled wedding shoot in Fallbrook, California. We trick Dillon into wearing a mic and being interviewed for a "blog post" for our website, at She tells us about their relationship and all the reasons she loves Hayley, moments before Hayley pops the question. Watch Dillon's hilarious and adorable reaction in the video and photos.

Photography & Videography: Elle Lily Photography and Videography
Florist: Sweet Stems Florist
Hair & Makeup: Sandra Michelle Artistry
Cakes: The Batter up Bakery
Airbrush Tanning: Land and Sea Beauty
Invitations: CC Shirock Paper
Dress: SCR Murrieta
Bowtie: Knotty CO.
Rentals: Nomad Nuptials

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Moran & Anil

4/22/2016  |  Scripps Seaside Forum

Morgan and Anil are all about fun! Their goal was was good food, good drinks and good music =  a good time! The bride's mother and stepmother passed away in 2014 so the couple wanted a celebration of life as well as love. Most guests came from out of town so they set the tone with a plush panda save-the-date. It was a full weekend of events, a Padres game, pre-wedding bash, rehearsal dinner, the wedding and finally a pool party!

Location: Scripps Seaside Forum
Photography:  Studio Carre
Coordinator: Bliss Events
Florist: Tenfold Style
Linens: La Tavola / Classic Party Rentals
Entertainment: Michael Tiernan
Catering: Giuseppe's Fine Catering
Cake: Fabcake /  Nothing Bundt Cake
Invitations: Minted
Hair: Nannette Nice
Makeup: Bootleg Rouge by Maria Weiss
Menswear: Hugo Boss
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Hire Elegance
Photobooth: Pixter