Real Weddings

Sweet Catholic Wedding at St. Therese of Carmel and The Santaluz Club

St. Therese of Carmel is a gorgeous Catholic church, so I am always giddy when couples choose me to help plan their weddings there. Ed and Melissa were visibly in love when I met them and I watched their love and devotion to each other grow throughout the wedding planning process.

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The traditional Catholic ceremony included several family members of the bride and groom and celebrated their strong tradition of Catholic faith.

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After the ceremony, guests traveled a few miles East to The Santaluz Club for a lunch reception in their white wedding tent.Salas_0500

The couple wanted a simple, classic and elegant white wedding with calla lilies and navy blue accents. FloralWorks and Events provided the navy table linens and created the tall centerpieces featuring the gracefulness of the flowers.

Salas_0491Chandeliers added a touch of elegance over the dance floor as guests danced to the music of Republic of Music. Salas_0498 Salas_0540 We were blessed with a dramatic sky – perfect for capturing photos of the newlyweds! Thank you to ABM Photography for sharing these amazing photos!Salas_0828 Salas_0862Vendors:
Planning & Design: Stephanie Rose Events
Photography: ABM Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Therese of Carmel
Reception Venue: The Santaluz Club
Flowers and Rentals: FloralWorks & Events
Band: Republic of Music
Transportation: Elite Image Limousine
Videographer: Side by Side Cinema
Hair & Makeup: Audra Rene
Cake: Cute Cakes

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Military Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, cake by Cute Cakes, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

This military-inspired wedding photo shoot gets its style from the United States Marines dress blue uniform. It’s clean lines and patriotic colors let you know this couple is proud of their service while still expressing the bride’s personality with the fun feathers, gorgeous florals and dainty accents. The gold sequins and caramel macarons mimic the gold uniform buttons. And speaking of buttons, hundreds were donated by military families to use as decor for this very special table.

We shot this tablescape at the Unconditional Surrender statue at Tuna Harbor Park in San Diego. The cake, created by Cute Cakes, we just perfect for a military wedding! The buttons on the cake were all made of chocolate.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, cake by Cute Cakes, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

The sword used to cut the cake as well as the bride and groom cake topper were used in my parents military wedding nearly 50 years ago.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, sequin table linen by Wildflower Linen, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

The bridal bouquet and all of the flowers were created by Flower by Coley. I loved how they incorporated the gold military buttons onto the bouquet.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events
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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

The table was decorated with a crisp white linen topped with a navy and white striped runner. The chairs were covered with linens created by Thimbleana as a playful salute to the military uniforms.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, rentals by Raphaels Party Rentals, chair covers by Thimbleana, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

Each place setting wore a gold sequined placemat, a gold charger plate, a dinner plate from a private US Navy collection and a navy blue napkin tied with a gold tassel and red rose.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events
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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events
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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Stationary by Take Note! Creations, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

The table numbers, menus, favor boxes and invitations were all created by Take Note! Creations.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events
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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, invitations by Take Note! Creations, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

StephanieRose_Militarytableshoot_099 Melissa McClure did an amazing job capturing these gorgeous photos! You can see more photos of this San Diego Military Wedding Photo Shoot in the new 2014/2015 edition of San Diego Style Weddings Magazine.

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Vendors:
Venue: Unconditional Surrender Statue, Tuna Harbor Park
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Flowers: Flowers by Coley
Rentals & Linens: Raphael’s Party Rentals
Sequin Linen/Placemats: Wildflower Linen
Stationary: Take Note! Creations
Cake: Cute Cakes & Heavenly Cupcakes
Chair covers & Runner: Thimbleana
Macarons: ‘Lette Macarons
Coordination and Stylist: Stephanie Rose Events