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Nautical Catholic Military Wedding

I was in heaven when Benson and Jayne came to me for help planning their wedding. Both the bride and groom were in the military (Navy and Air Force) – my favorite groom’s attire is a uniform. They wanted a Catholic wedding at the Immaculata at University of San Diego – I am a USD alumna. And their reception was to be at the Bali Hai – which hosts my favorite San Diego skyline view!

The colors for the nautical themed wedding were blue and white. The bridal bouquet by FloralWorks and Events was simple and elegant with just the right amount of blue.JAYNE-BENSON-020The amazing Brett Butterstein Photography captured the day. This is one of my favorites of the bride leaving the hotel ready meet her groom!   JAYNE-BENSON-103

The Catholic ceremony was held at the Immaculata Parish at the University of San Diego. If you follow my blog, you know it is one of my favorite places on the planet, so I’ve included lots of photos for you.  JAYNE-BENSON-239 JAYNE-BENSON-240 JAYNE-BENSON-285 JAYNE-BENSON-365 JAYNE-BENSON-380After the ceremony, the couple headed to Harbor Island to board a sailboat to grab some alone time as husband and wife, and to make their grand entrance into the waterfront reception.  JAYNE-BENSON-472

JAYNE-BENSON-549They were greeted at the reception with a traditional military sword detail forming an arch for the couple to walk through. JAYNE-BENSON-562The reception tables were decorated in blue and white with nautical details. The tables were named after places the couple had visited. Two different centerpieces were alternated between the tables featuring floating candles and submerged orchids. The adorable menus with sailing flags were created by Take Note! Creations.JAYNE-BENSON-510

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JAYNE-BENSON-497As the sun fell, blue uplights added a cool glow to the venue. The guests danced well into the night and enjoyed the gorgeous San Diego skyline.        JAYNE-BENSON-663

Stephanie Rose Events is one of San Diego’s most respected wedding planning teams. With experience planning Catholic and military weddings in San Diego’s best wedding venues, including Coronado, La Costa and Del Mar, your wedding will be exactly as you envision with every detail executed perfectly. We work with exclusive vendors to create a guest experience that is unique to you.  Do you want to stress over the details, or be a Stephanie Rose Events bride and be a guest at your own wedding? Schedule your free wedding planning consultation here.  We can’t wait to meet you!

Vendors:
Stylist and Planner: Stephanie Rose Events
Photographer: Brett Butterstein Photography
Videography: Russell John Films
Hair & Makeup: Socal Hair and Makeup
Flowers: FloralWorks & Events
DJ: San Diego DJ & Video
Cake: Twiggs Bakery
Transportation: Elite Image Limousine
Stationary: Take Note! Creations
Venue: Immaculata & Bali Hai Restaurant

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Bali Hai Tropical Wedding – Part 2

You met Jacqueline and Ann in our previous post. This amazing couple called us for help planning their tropical San Diego wedding from Los Angeles.  They wanted to incorporate everything they love into their special day – so we found a way to include their fur babies as well as Muppets. The result was a playful wedding filled with personality and lots of joy!

The flowers by Flowers of Point Loma established the purple and white tropical color theme.
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The reception featured more of the gorgeous tropical florals and purple accents.

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Of course, the Muppets made several appearances."Jax and Ann"     "Jax and Ann""Jax and Ann""Jax and Ann" After dinner, the guests danced for hours to music played by Hollywood’s go-to DJ, Michelle Pesce."Jax and Ann""Jax and Ann"Congratulations ladies! I wish you a lifetime of happiness!"Jax and Ann"

Stephanie Rose Events is one of San Diego’s most creative wedding planning companies. With experience planning weddings in San Diego’s best wedding venues, including Coronado, La Costa and Del Mar, your wedding will be exactly as you envision with every detail executed perfectly. We work with exclusive vendors to create a guest experience that is unique to you.  Do you want to stress over the details, or be a Stephanie Rose Events bride and be a guest at your own wedding? Schedule your free wedding planning consultation here.  We can’t wait to meet you!

Vendors:
Coordinator: Stephanie Rose Events
Photographer: Shuttered Light Photography
Hair & Makeup: Glam Dolls
Flowers: Flowers of Point Loma
Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Desi Relator
Officiant: Jason Nathan
DJ: Michelle Pesce
Cake: Kona Kakes
Photo Booth: Just A Memory Photo Booth
Venue: Bali Hai Restaurant

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Tropical Wedding at Bali Hai

I am so blessed to have met Jacqueline and Ann. The couple was planning a San Diego wedding from Los Angeles and needed a local planner to help with the details. They had done a great job of selecting vendors to create a tropical paradise for their wedding. What I love most about this couple – besides their big personalities and love of laughter – is that they were concerned not so much with the look of the wedding, but about ensuring the wedding reflected their lives and their love for each other. By incorporating their three fur babies and their love of everything Muppets, this wedding could belong to no other couple than Jax and Ann. The perfect day was captured by Boffo Video.

Jacqueline & Ann’s Beautiful Seaside Wedding at Bali Hai Restaurant San Diego from Boffo Video on Vimeo.

Vendors:
Coordinator: Stephanie Rose Events
Photographer: Shuttered Light Photography
Hair & Makeup: Glam Dolls
Flowers: Flowers of Point Loma
Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Desi Relator
Officiant: Jason Nathan
DJ: Michelle Pesce
Cake: Kona Kakes
Photo Booth: Just A Memory Photo Booth
Venue: Bali Hai Restaurant

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Navy and Coral Wedding at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

If you want to plan a quintessential San Diego wedding and show off the beauty that is our city, selecting Tom Ham’s Lighthouse Restaurant as your venue is a fantastic choice. For Casey and Greg’s wedding, the weather was perfect, as was the view of the Bay and our skyline.

Isari Flower Studio created stunning bouquets and centerpieces to complement the navy blue and coral color theme.tom hams wedding-507tom hams wedding-80tom%20hams%20wedding-299-L

The wedding party walked down the aisle to music played by Caprice Strings.tom%20hams%20wedding2-34-L

The cocktail hour decor was all San Diego featuring sea stars and porcelain urchins.tom hams wedding2-16

The reception centerpieces included a variety of pinks and neutrals that added pops of color to the navy and white linens.tom hams wedding2-17 tom%20hams%20wedding2-10-L

After dinner, guests were encouraged to change into San Diego-style footwear and dance the night away.tom hams wedding2-19 The cupcake tower by Baby Cakes was a hit with wedding guests.tom hams wedding-579

And of course, all of these stunning images were captured by the talented Heather Elise Photography. Congratulations Casey and Greg!tom hams wedding-604   Vendors:
Stylist and Planner: Stephanie Rose Events
Photographer: Heather Elise Photography
Hair & Makeup: Bijou Beautiful
Flowers: Isari Flower Studio
Ceremony Music: Caprice Strings
Officiant: Jason Nathan
DJ: San Diego DJ & Video
Cake/Cupcakes: Baby Cakes
Photo Booth: Just A Memory Photo Booth
Transportation: Elite Image Limousine
Venue: Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

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Colorful Cambodian Wedding Celebration at Bahia Resort

If you are planning two wedding ceremonies and a reception for one day, you definitely want your couple to be as sweet and easy-going as Marlina and Richard. This gorgeous couple wanted a traditional Cambodian wedding ceremony to honor the bride’s heritage as well as a Christian ceremony. San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-17

The day started with the Cambodian ceremony. The couple looked like royalty in their colorful and detailed silk clothing. In the Cambodian tradition, the groom processed with his family and friends to meet his bride with an offering of platters of fruits and desserts. Once the offering was accepted by the bride and her family, the ceremony continued with a ring exchange, multiple blessings and music. There were multiple outfit changes, each more elaborate and beautiful than the next. San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-22San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-14  San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-18San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-21San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-24 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-33 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-50After the Cambodian wedding ceremony, the couple began preparing for their Christian ceremony to take place at the pond and gazebo at the Bahia Resort. The ceremony included a unity sand ceremony along with the traditional vows and exchange of rings. The couple’s adorable dog served as ring bearer.San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-4 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-26 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-27 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-29 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-32 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-34 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-35The wedding day ended with a dinner reception aboard the William D. Evans stern-wheeler. Guests enjoyed the amazing views as the boat sailed along the Bay and danced well into the night. San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-3 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-38 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-40 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-49Vendors:
Stylist and Planner: Stephanie Rose Events
Photographer: JR Francisco Photography
Flowers and Rentals: FloralWorks & Events
Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Matt Commerce
DJ: San Diego DJ & Video, Dale Gottschalk
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Photobooth – ShutterHappy Photography
Venue: Bahia Resort Hotel

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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.

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Vendors:
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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San Diego Bayside Black Tie Photo Shoot

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot. Styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

I have always loved the San Diego skyline. And therefore I have always loved Bayside Park in Coronado. The views of our city from this cozy, quiet park are spectacular. I could sit under a tree here watching sailboats float by for hours. So I knew it would be the perfect location for a San Diego themed wedding photo shoot for San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. I wanted to incorporate everything I love about San Diego. But I’m not a casual kind of girl, so I took all of those San Diego elements and created a San Diego Style Black Tie Wedding.

The gold, black and glass brought a formality to the scene while the beachy details, like the surfboard menu brought the San Diego fun.

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography, flowers by Flowers by Coley
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Piano & Music by Brian Stodart

The colorful centerpieces and flowers, provided by Flowers by Coley, incorporated sand and drift wood to carry the San Diego theme To salute San Diego’s thriving microbrewery scene, we served Fyodor’s Classic 2013 Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Company, instead of wine.Nothing says elegance more than a grand piano, so Brian Stodart from Mike and Brian Productions brought his piano to the Bay. We used it as a unique dessert table.

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography Churros by Churros El Tigre
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography Flowers by Flowers by Coley
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography Churros by Churros El Tigre
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography Stationary by Take Note! Creations
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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

The dessert table was filled with delicious churros from Churros El Tigre.    The place cards, table numbers and invitations, created by Take Note! Creations, reflected our San Diego style. Melissa McClure did an amazing job capturing these gorgeous photos! You can see more photos of this San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot in the new 2014/2015 edition of San Diego Style Weddings Magazine.

Vendors:
Venue: Bayview Park, Coronado
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Flowers & Chandelier: Flowers by Coley
Rentals & Linens: Raphael’s Party Rentals
Churros: Churros El Tigre
Stationary: Take Note! Creations
Piano and Music: Brian Stodart, Mike & Brian Productions
Beer: Stone Brewing Company, Fyodor’s Classic 2013 Imperial Russian Stout
Chalkboard Design & Lettering: Calligraphy858
Coordination and Stylist: Stephanie Rose Events

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Tiffany Blue Sparkle Wedding at Immaculata and Westin San Diego

When Chio told me her wedding colors were Tiffany blue and silver, I knew we would get along. As you know, my silver desk is surrounded by Tiffany blue walls in my office. And when the couple selected the Immaculata parish on the USD campus for their ceremony, I was in love with them!

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The parish is so beautiful and grand that it doesn’t require much decor. The couple selected two all white floral arrangements to display on pedestals on either side of the altar.

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The church pews were decorated with small white floral bouquets to line the main aisle.This parish truly is one of the most beautiful venues in our city.

After the traditional Catholic ceremony, the couple and their guests traveled downtown for their reception at the Westin San Diego.Perez_0570

At the Westin, guests were greeted with a “Something Blue” cocktail and silver wedding bell place cards, to keep with the color theme.Perez_0588Perez_0590

The ballroom sparkled with silver chiavari chairs, crushed taffeta linens in snow and silver rimmed charger plates. Pale blue uplights added pops of color along with the Tiffany blue napkins.Perez_0587Perez_0623

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The couple selected two centerpieces for the tables. My favorites were these tall lily and orchid arrangements.

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The sweetheart table wore a lavish silver sequin linen and a small bowl of white roses.Perez_0569

The all white wedding cake was adorned with silver sparkles and rhinestones and was topped by a silver carriage. Perez_0563         Perez_0709 Perez_1003

Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Immaculata Parish, University of San Diego
Reception Venue: The Westin San Diego
Photography: ABM Photography
Flowers: Flowers by Coley
Linens, Charger Plates, Chairs, Dance Floor: Concepts Event Design
Cake: Twiggs Bakery
Coordination: Stephanie Rose Events