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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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St. Patrick’s Day Wedding In Ireland

This St. Patrick’s Day week, we are thinking ahead – one year ahead to be exact. March 2016 we will be celebrating the marriage of one of our newest client couples at the Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland! This amazing castle dates back to 1014 and is surrounded by more than 400 acres of pristine woods and gardens including a lake and championship golf course. The castle itself has been transformed into a 5 star hotel with gorgeous event space – perfect for weddings and special events. dromoland castleDecember29th3

The walled garden can be used as an outdoor ceremony space and the surrounding grounds are a photographer’s dream! walled-garden WeddGall10Stay tuned for more details as we plan this destination wedding in Ireland!

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Fall Military Wedding at North Chapel and Admiral Kidd Club

I just loved Megan and Ben’s fairy tale love story. Megan flew across the country to meet Ben on a blind date and the rest is history. Their Fall wedding reflected the colors of the season and highlighted San Diego for their out-of-town guests.016010

The altar of the North Chapel was filled with candle light and the aisle was lined with rose petals and candles hanging from shepherd’s hooks. 087 094

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The ceremony was followed by a traditional military sword arch welcoming the bride to the military.

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Guests enjoyed a photo booth, delicious food, fun music and our amazing San Diego skyline view. Thank you to Brett Hickman Photographers for sharing all of these beautiful images!

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Stylist and Planner: Stephanie Rose Events
Photographer: Brett Hickman Photographers
Hair & Makeup: My Secret Salon
Personal Flowers: Tess Fresh Flowers
Reception Flowers: JLH Blooms
Linens: Event Supplier, Inc.
DJ: DJ Daniel Peterson
Cake: Grove Pastry Shop
Photo Booth: Just A Memory Photo Booth
Transportation: Big Woody Limos, XM Limo
Ceremony Venue: The North Chapel at Liberty Station
Reception Venue: Admiral Kidd Catering & Conference Center

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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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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

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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

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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

Marriage Proposals

Intimate Sunset Marriage Proposal at Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA

A division of our company, The Proposal, is devoted to helping plan unique and memorable marriage proposals. Our client called us and asked for a sunset proposal overlooking the ocean. He wanted this to be a private affair even though he was proposing in a public space. So we enlisted the help of Lauren Sharon Rentals to bring an intimate table for two along with a gorgeous iron gate and arch to define the proposal space. The table was decorated with candles and vintage tableware. On the gate and arch hung candlelit lanterns and a chandelier. We finsihed the proposal space with a basket of blankets, a bouquet of pink roses (the soon-to-be-bride’s favorite) and framed sign with the couple’s names. As the couple walked along the cliffs they “found” the proposal spot. Our groom-to-be dropped to one knee and asked his girl to marry him. Of course she said yes! The couple then enjoyed a perfect San Diego sunset while sharing dessert and a bottle of champagne. Congratulations! We are so happy the proposal was exactly what they wanted!

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Traditional Catholic Wedding at Founders Chapel, University of San Diego

I was very excited to work with Jay and Veronica as they were married at one of my favorite places, Founder’s Chapel at the University of San Diego. As a USD alumna myself, this chapel holds a special place in my heart. The couple hired Stephanie Rose Events to coordinate all of their wedding details about 2 months before their wedding day.

The bride was radiant in her gown and was surrounded by her family and closest friends as she was getting ready.

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The groom was calm and happy waiting for his turn to walk down the aisle.

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Founder’s Chapel is so beautiful that it doesn’t require much additional decor. The couple added two alter displays and flowers to line the aisle.

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Eucharist for the wedding Mass.

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The bridesmaids wore a vibrant red and the groomsmen matched with their ties and red rose bouts. The flower girl and ring bearer were adorable and practiced their walk all morning so they would be perfect for the wedding. Such committment!

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The wedding Mass included traditions from the bride’s Mexican heritage and the groom’s Filipino family. The couple also presented flowers to Mary.

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Mariachi Real de San Diego provided the ceremony music as well as the cocktail music after Mass.

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Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Founder’s Chapel, University of San Diego
Reception Venue: The Bayview Restaurant, MCRD
Photography: DeSerra Photography
Music: Mariachi Real de San Diego
Coordination: Stephanie Rose Events