Chinese – Jewish Fusion Wedding at The Prado

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

USS “The Prado”

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.

tay5The 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

A Picture Perfect Wedding on the Pacific

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.

Gialketsis-451The 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

Santa Luz Romance

When I met with Jessica to talk about her wedding, I was thrilled. I have been friends with Jessica since 2008 and was ecstatic that she was engaged to Eliott, the love of her life! These two are a wonderful and sweet couple and I couldn’t have been happier for them. We quickly began on the planning and design… which turned out to be just breathtaking.

Bride (5)As guests arrived to the ceremony on the wedding day, they were taken aback by the astounding view.Jessica and Eliott selected a private estate in Santa Luz overlooking Carmel Valley to say their ‘I Dos’. Prior to the ceremony Jessica and Eliott had a few moments for a first touch. A first touch is a first look without seeing one another… only touching hands and exchanging words. It was a beautiful and intimate moment. Continue reading

Take Me Out To The Wedding; I Do’s at the Ballpark

Rachael and Mike celebrated their union with the magical ambiance of Petco Park in the background. The couple said ‘I Do’ on the rooftop terrace overlooking the ballpark, as both are avid fans of the sport.


The day began with the ladies getting ready across the street at the Marriott. They looked amazing thanks to makeup artist, Kelsey and hair stylist, Nicole. These ladies had plenty of fun before the ceremony! Continue reading

Dynamic wedding celebration of two madly, deeply in love teachers!

Kristina and Justin’s wedding was full of adventure! The day started with the ladies getting ready. Carmen Tafoya of Hyde Edwards Salon and Spa gave the ladies hairstyles to make them even more gorgeous for the big day. Kristina’s close friend provided makeup services. This beauty team helped Kristina to radiate on her special day.

View More: the beauty portion of the day wrapped up, the couple had their first look photos together which were so much fun. Continue reading