It was a picturesque day on the San Diego Bay and we were thrilled to be part of Rebecca and Jonathan’s wedding day! The two had flown in from Arkansas along with many of their closest friends and family to celebrate their union of love in America’s finest city. Rebecca looked beautiful and her personal touches (like her stunning hand made bouquets) made it a one-of-a-kind day for a one-of-a-kind couple! The two exchanged vows overlooking the beautiful skyline of downtown San Diego and everything was gorgeous. It looked as though it was straight off of a postcard. The venue was Tom Hams Lighthouse which has recently undergone a beautification process. This is now even more of a perfect spot for couples to say their “I Dos”! DJ Guy played the perfect music for this lovely couple’s ceremony and reception while James of Masterworks, captured each and every moment of their day. Laura of Sweet Ribbon Events, once again, did a tremendous and breathtaking job of dressing up the banquet room. The embellished the tables had royal blue linens while they dripped with ivory and a muted yellow floral combination. The family’s lanterns went perfectly with the floral and added a romantic ambiance to the evening. We adored the extravagant cake created by The Grove Bakery and it was equally tasty. Jay of Photobooth Fun Box allowed the guests to have extra fun the entire night with his fun photobooth station full of props like boahs, moustaches and hats! We loved coordinating Rebecca and Jonathan’s wedding and wish them a lifetime of happiness!
Fashion, food, and decor trends change every season and every year. Weddings are a combination of these things and more! Therefore, wedding trends are constantly evolving. In 2015 so far, we have come to see originality being a top priority of the big day. Every couple wants their special day to be unique and true to themselves, and it has become more apparent that every aspect (from DIY floral arrangements to mismatched bridesmaid dresses) are chosen by couples to stand apart from others so that their wedding day is completely their own.
Walking down the aisle: a vision seen by all brides long before their wedding day even comes. In order to make the trip down the aisle even more beautiful, brides love the idea of stunning flower petal arrangements adorning the ground. But if there are already petals down the aisle, how will a flower girl come into play? Flower girls can still be a part of the tradition! Flower crowns are extremely popular this year and having your favorite little girl wearing one will be so cute! Ring bearers can also walk down the aisle before you holding a sign that reads “Here comes the bride.” You will be sure to get all the oohs and aahs you’re hoping for!
Color trends this year range from soft pastels to deep herbal colors and the list goes on and on for bridesmaid dress styles. So many colors and dresses to choose from can be a stressful decision. This is why it’s becoming more popular to choose a color scheme and basic style of dress for bridesmaids to choose from. This way, it keeps your wedding style original while every one of your favorite ladies gets to choose a style suitable for their body, making everyone happy!
You can’t get any more original than a homemade floral arrangement. Many crafty brides find unique ideas on Pinterest or come up with ideas on their own! One of our couples had a literary themed wedding and got so creative they decided to make all of their flowers out of book pages. Inventive, and environmentally friendly!
This season, the trends are all about YOU as a couple, and displaying your love in elements throughout your wedding that all of your guests can admire. Thank you to all of our fantastic brides and grooms and photographers for your creativity. We are so happy to have been a part of many unique wedding days.
Balloons, glitter, flowers and the greatest photography spots in San Diego? It was inevitable that these pictures turned out fantastic! We adore the engagement shoot of one of our favorite couples of 2015 – Will and Jess! Jen of Acqua Photography worked creatively with this couple on capturing the perfect photos. We love the colorful scenes at Balboa Park’s Spanish Art Village, breathtaking shots throughout more of Balboa Park and exciting moments in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp district. If these images don’t express the excitement and happiness of two newlyweds-to-be, we don’t know what does! We can’t wait for Will and Jess’s wedding this Fall! Thank you so much Acqua Photography for capturing one of the best engagement sessions we have seen!
Set the scene: The historical and breathtaking El Cortez Don Room in gorgeous downtown San Diego on a lovely wintery evening. Modern and luxurious elegance is the motif. The night begins as Melissa walks down the rose petal embellished aisle to her elated groom, Prem.
The couple traveled all the way from New York City to say their I Dos alongside family and friends from across the globe. The ceremony was held on the terrace with the bright lights of the El Cortez twinkling above. Adorning the chairs and arch were immaculate flowers in romantic hues to enhance the magic of the evening. The joy was overwhelming as this beautiful couple sealed their vows with a kiss.
Delicious hors d’oeuvres were served by Guiseppe Catering. While family and friends mingled the couple and bridal party snuck away to downtown San Diego and ABM Photography captured even more stunning moments!
Once inside the party really began with upbeat music by the talented Daniel Peterson! The Don Room inside the El Cortez was decorated beautifully. Each detail was set in place to enhance the grandeur of the ambience. With a theme of travel, guests grabbed their luggage tags (table assignments) and took a trip around the world (to their tables).
The lovely wedding of Amanda and Tim was intimate and romantic. Amanda and her gorgeous ladies got ready at her parent’s home in the beautiful hills of Mt. Helix in La Mesa, California. This allowed the bride to spend some personal time with those closest to her before the big day.
Amanda and Tim’s first look was at their church, First United Methodist Church in San Diego. The couple opted to see one another for a first look for some special time prior to them saying “I do”! The looks on their faces clearly show how eager and excited they were to finally become Mr. and Mrs. Continue reading
There are countless ways to wish newlyweds a lifetime of good wishes and luck in their marriage. Ben and Adrianna celebrated their love on their big day with the union of two very distinct cultures. Adrianna’s side of the family may have been blessing the couple by saying “Bainian Haohe (百年好合),” which is one such way of offering congratulations in Chinese. Ben’s family may have been using the congratulatory Hebrew term “Mazel Tov ( מזל טוב) .” Both of these terms of well wishes represent two cultures joined together for this beautiful couple’s wedding day.
Ben and Adrianna, dressed in time-honored attire, took part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony prior to their wedding ceremony. The Alhambra room of The Prado was filled with gorgeous hues of vibrant reds and gold. Adrianna’s family did a fabulous job of bringing this ancient tradition to life in the heart of Balboa Park. Continue reading
AHOY! Step aboard the love boat of Tayonie and Charles which set sail at The Prado in Balboa Park. These two United States Navy active duty sailors said their ‘I Do’s’ in The Prado’s quaint and romantic courtyard with their close friends and family. Christopher Tuttle from Vows From The Heart did a fantastic job officiating the ceremony.
The nautical theme of the ceremony and reception was very fitting for these love birds. Subtle navy blues and other tasteful touches of the motif appeared all throughout the venue. Continue reading
What an exquisite scene for couple Chris and Devon as they said their ‘I Do’s! Their stunning ceremony took place at the Hotel Del Coronado on the beachfront greenery, with the waves close to touching their feet during their vows. The arch from Raphaels stood beautifully in the setting San Diego sun, adorned with stunning custom floral pieces crafted by Shelly Anders from Primal Flower.
The wedding was officiated by Joe Volz, a close family friend who did a fantastic job of creating a touching and personal exchange of vows for the bride and groom’s family and friends to witness. Continue reading
Our photoshoot was featured in the latest issue of San Diego Style Weddings!