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.
The wedding party walked down the aisle to music played by Caprice Strings.
The cocktail hour decor was all San Diego featuring sea stars and porcelain urchins.
The reception centerpieces included a variety of pinks and neutrals that added pops of color to the navy and white linens.
After dinner, guests were encouraged to change into San Diego-style footwear and dance the night away. The cupcake tower by Baby Cakes was a hit with wedding guests.
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.
The walled garden can be used as an outdoor ceremony space and the surrounding grounds are a photographer’s dream! Stay tuned for more details as we plan this destination wedding in Ireland!
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.
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.
The couple’s love of Fall colors was represented in the oranges, reds and yellows in the bridesmaid dresses, bouquets and centerpieces. The bride carried a gardenia bouquet that smelled heavenly and included a memory charm with her mother’s photo.
The ceremony was followed by a traditional military sword arch welcoming the bride to the military.
We were blessed with a picture-perfect evening at Admiral Kidd for an outdoor cocktail reception and dinner in the Harbor Lounge. The reception room was decorated with gold uplights, manzanita trees with yellow orchids, and floating candles.
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!
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.
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. After 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.The 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. Vendors:
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
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.
The traditional Catholic ceremony included several family members of the bride and groom and celebrated their strong tradition of Catholic faith.
After the ceremony, guests traveled a few miles East to The Santaluz Club for a lunch reception in their white wedding tent.
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.
Chandeliers added a touch of elegance over the dance floor as guests danced to the music of Republic of Music. We were blessed with a dramatic sky – perfect for capturing photos of the newlyweds! Thank you to ABM Photography for sharing these amazing photos!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
At the Westin, guests were greeted with a “Something Blue” cocktail and silver wedding bell place cards, to keep with the color theme.
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.
The couple selected two centerpieces for the tables. My favorites were these tall lily and orchid arrangements.
The sweetheart table wore a lavish silver sequin linen and a small bowl of white roses.
The all white wedding cake was adorned with silver sparkles and rhinestones and was topped by a silver carriage.
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!
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.
The groom was calm and happy waiting for his turn to walk down the aisle.
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.
Eucharist for the wedding Mass.
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!
The wedding Mass included traditions from the bride’s Mexican heritage and the groom’s Filipino family. The couple also presented flowers to Mary.
Mariachi Real de San Diego provided the ceremony music as well as the cocktail music after Mass.