Friday, April 28, 2017

Dessert of the Week: Sparkle and Shine

If you're looking for something to set you apart and love to shine, look no further than this gorgeous four tier cake with an entire sparkly layer!! The fresh flowers and black fondant stripes give a sharp, clean look while the sparkly layer adds an element of elegance!

Cake by Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Chantelle & Kurt

10/3/2015  |  Mount Palomar Winery

Both from Hawaii, Chantelle and Kurt wanted something different than the typical beach wedding but loved the outdoors so the wanted to include the outdoor element in their wedding. They decided that a vineyard ceremony and barrel room reception was something unique and something you couldn't find in Hawaii but they also did not want to forget where they were from and threw hints of Hawaii in their wedding. The couple has the Hawaiian Island carved out of wood and used that as their guestbook and had the string quartet and DJ booth incorporate Hawaiian music. Although a wedding, they saw the day as a reunion for both family and friends ans they wanted to make sure that everyone had a good time!

Location: Mount Palomar Winery
CoordinatorL: Stacey Rayburn
Photography: Rock This Moment Photography
Videography: Forest Edge Wedding Videography
Florist: Organic Elements
Entertainment: Elaina Strings & DJ Mike Carroll
Cake: Cute Cakes
Hair & Makeup: My Secret Salon
Gown: Bellvue Bridal Boutique
Menswear: Hugo Boss

Ask Abby: Wedding Festivity Attire

Could brides to be wear pants for their engagement party, bachelorette party, bridal shower and rehearsal dinners? I don't own many skirts or dresses.

Photo by Heather Anderson Photography 

Here's the beauty of your wedding festivities, they are ALL your festivities!! If you're not a dress kind of lady, then don't force yourself into a dress. You should wear whatever you feel comfortable in, you can wear whatever you want!! There are a lot of cute rompers and pantsuits in style these days so take a look around and wear whatever your heart desires.

Wedding Wednesday: Kelly & Samuel

7/21/2016  |  Ponte Winery

This posh outdoor wedding had all the elements of designer nuptials combined with the down-home feel of a ranch wedding!

Location: Ponte Winery
Photography: Leah Marie Photography
Florist: Sweet Petals Florist
Entertainment: DJ Pros
Cake: Cakes to Celebrate
Invitations/Stationery: Minted
Hair & Makeup: Cole Lasher
Gown: Lovely Bride

Wedding Wednesday: Colleen & Carlos

7/29/2016  |  Coronado Community Center

Colleen and Carlos chose the Coronado Community Center because she is a beach girl and Carlos is a city boy! Coronado offers the best of both worlds! The couple is also passionate about traveling and are sure to go somewhere they have never been once per year. Their table settings, seating chart, and guestbook table all expressed their love for travel. They also wanted to incorporate vintage elements into their wedding as well. The flowers blended so well with the mint dresses and gray tuxes. Timeless Tony Bennet tunes were played during dinner and they truly danced the night away-every age was represented on the dance floor!

Location: Coronado Community Center
Coordinator: First Comes Love
Photography: ABM Photography
Florist: Organic Elements
Entertainment: My DJ's
Catering: Continental Catering
Cake: Cafe Zucchero
Invitations/Stationery: Posh Invitations
Hair & Makeup: Kandice Brock
Gown: Mia Bella
Menswear: Olympic Menswear
Rentals: Rhapsody Rentals, CC Vintage Rentals, Chiavari Chair Rental

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Vendor Spotlight: Mount Palomar Winery

Business Name: Mount Palomar Winery
Location: Temecula, CA
Specializes In: Wedding Venue
Signature Style: Where Old World Meets New
Wedding Tip: Hire professional vendors recommended by your venue so you can relax and enjoy every moment of the day!

"From the first steps up our grand staircase, to walking through our Italian-inspired terraces and gardens, you will be transported to an “old world” destination of true romance. As you continue your journey to our hill-top wedding venues, you will find yourself surrounded by Temecula Valley’s picturesque mountains and lush vineyards, infusing every moment with beauty, charm, and elegance."