Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Our Blog Has Moved!

But don't worry folks! We are still turning out the same amount of fresh new wedding material as usual! We have migrated our blog with our BRAND NEW WEBSITE! Please head on over to the new where you can find our amazing blog to go along with all of the other amazing wedding features we offer!

Wedding Wednesday: Marissa & Kevin

7/13/2017  |  San Diego Courthouse
Marissa & Kevin met when they were just kids. Their moms worked together and were also close friends so Marissa & Kevin basically grew up together. They stayed in touch and spent more and more time together through high school and eventually their feelings mutually grew romantic. After they both graduated, they decided to go out to a movie and pretty much hit it off from there! Kevin recently decided to join the military and is actually leaving for boot camp very soon. Marissa & Kevin decided they didn't want Kevin to ship out without tying the knot. After 8 years of their relationship and a lifetime of friendship, Marissa & Kevin tied the knot at the San Diego Administration Building on July 13, 2017 in the presence of their family. Their best friend, Jose Gonzalez officiated their wedding and spoke to amazing bond these 2 beautiful people have. The bride made her bouquet and her grooms boutonniere herself out of paper flowers! It was a privilege to capture Marissa & Kevin's perfect day.

Location: San Diego Courthouse
Photography: Paul Douda Photography
Rings: Diamonds Forever San Diego / MARS Fine Jewelry
Menswear: Friar Tux Shop
Gown: Lulu’s
Makeup: Make-Up By Hein

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dessert of the Week: Natural Elements

Naked cakes are made even more gorgeous with natural accents. This beauty from The Kilted Cake will stand out with burlap flowers and a wooden tree slice stand with iron branches.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Melissa & Adam

6/25/2017  |  The Dana On Mission Bay
Melissa & Adam planned the perfect Hawaiian wedding under the palms in San Diego! Their smiles were as bright as their wedding colors. It was evident how many people love and supported Melissa & Adam by the pure joy on everyone's face. Every last detail of their San Diego bay front wedding was pure perfection! Melissa’s goal was to have their wedding be relaxed, fun and worry free. From the first look, to blowing bubbles as they were announced as husband & wife to the non-traditional father daughter dance to the Beach Boys and to the belly laughing toasts, the Currey wedding was one of a kind. It was an absolute honor and a pleasure to capture such a beautiful day between best friends and now life long partners.

Location: The Dana On Mission Bay
Photography: Paul Douda Photography
Florist: Artistic Florals Inc.
Gown: Bridal Showcase
Gown: Francesca’s Dresses
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Entertainment: Music Phreek DJ Services
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
Hair: The Face of Beauty
Coordinator: Weddings by Sheila Foster

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vendor Spotlight: Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Business Name: Lorimar Vineyards and Winery
Business Contact Name and Phone #: Alana Lipton, (951) 694-6699 x101
Address: 39990 Anza Road,
               Temecula, CA, 92591
Email for Weddings:
Social Media Handles:

  • @lorimarwinery (Twitter)
  • @lorimarwinery (Instagram)
  • @lorimarweddings (Instragram)
  • @lorimarwinerytemecula (facebook)
  • @lorimarwinery (Pinterest)

Specializes In: Lorimar Vineyard weddings specializes in offering a personalized wedding experience, with multiple venue options to choose from. The Barrel Room spaces at Lorimar offers a uniquely intimate setting for weddings and offers an indoor/outdoor experience.  The Vineyard Lawn location features a magical pergola entrance and romantic lawn surrounded by the vines.

Why a couple should go with your company?: Lorimar Vineyards & Winery makes your dreams come true with a venue which blends rustic-charm and classic-elegance. With spectacular vineyard views and flexibility with event spaces, our venue creates intimate settings for any guest count. In the heart of the Temecula Wine Country, our Tuscan style winery is nestled amongst grape vines and citrus groves. Experience the sunset over the mountains to the west and a breath taking view of Mount Palomar, with the sweeping valley vineyards to the east.

Hot Wedding Tip: Use the power of connected vendors. Your venue will most likely provide a Preferred Vendor List and this list is super important because these vendors come highly recommended by your venue and work with them frequently. It's also really great to ask for referrals from other vendors. They often are in the know of "the next big idea" to add to your wedding day.  When vendors know each other and the venue, it will enhance the sense of community to your wedding day.

Book your wedding by December 31, 2017, Lorimar will offer a complimentary champagne greeting for your guests arrival.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Invitation of the Week: Nautical

San Diego is home to some of the prettiest beaches in America and a couple of Navy bases so it's inevitable that someone will pick up the Nautical theme! These invites by Love Notes Stationery are perfect for a Navy or Nautical wedding!

Mangia Monday: Brewery for the Win!

With such a great craft beer scene in San Diego, if you like beer, you'd be crazy to not consider hosting one of your wedding events at a brewery! Mission Brewery in downtown San Diego is a great option for a rehearsal dinner. With delicious beers on tap, it's a great relaxed atmosphere for prewedding festivities.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dessert of the Week: Trending Now

One of the coolest trends right now is Geode cakes! These cakes are an optical illusion where it looks like part of your cake is a geode but really, it's just the magic that cakeries can perform like this gem from Sweet Cheeks Baking Company! Because geodes come in many colors, you can even blend in your wedding colors too!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Inspiration Thursday: Sunset Serendipity

One of the most amazing feelings the beach brings is the calm and freedom you feel when listening to the waves. This beautiful stylized session at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego brings colors that are inspired by the beach, rocks and a masculine touch of grey.

design team
Location: Sunset Cliffs Park
Photography: KSL Wedding
Gown: Adina’s Bridal
Other: Bellame Ribbon
Coordinator: Empire Design Events
Hair: Hair by Cassy La France
Florist: Lovely Blooms Florals
Makeup: Smokin Colour