Brewing Love at Lafayette


The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a charming hotel situated in the North Park area of San Diego, CA. Since 1946, The Lafayette has welcomed celebrities and many guests. It has charm and style. Courtney and Jon chose this cute hotel for their wedding day. We love this place! 


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Practical and Personalized: High-Quality Gift Ideas for Your Groomsmen

When you think about getting gifts for members of your wedding party, you have three or four basic goals: You want the gift to be practical, personal, convenient and you want it to look expensive (whether it is or not).

Since we now have the internet at our fingerprints, this is a possibility that doesn’t take weeks of searching through boutiques.

Who has time for that while planning for a wedding???

In this list, I’ve noted a few special things that fit all of the points above. (Well, let’s be honest, if you’re shopping online, they’re all convenient). 

Hopefully, you will be inspired to find things that are also unique to your groomsmen (or best man, or fathers in the wedding. . . or any of those guys who’ll make that wedding great).

Grooming Set

grooming set

Personalized Barber Grooming Set with Straight Razor Blade, Wood Comb, Scissors & Sharpening Stone, $74.51,

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Persian Romance at Hyatt La Jolla

The Couple

Jasmine and Hussein were one of the sweetest couples we had the pleasure of working alongside. They were kind and loving and their beautiful wedding reflected it. Many of their guests flew in from all over the world to celebrate with this beautiful couple. It was a Middle Eastern celebration which was simply gorgeous!


The Venue

The Hyatt La Jolla Regency La Jolla was the destination for this occasion. It is tucked away in the “Jewel of the Pacific” city in California, and one of the most sought after areas.


First Look

The couple started their day with their bridal party and also, a very lovely First Look!


The Ceremony

The ceremony was gorgeous with an ornate sofreh styled by Terry of Elegant Sofreh Design.


The sofreh was the highlight of the ceremony and was stunning. Dashing Events provided the music for the day. Hussein and Jasmine were so joyful during their wedding ceremony!


The Cocktail Hour

The cocktail hour was held on the terrace and the weather was perfect. The terrace was dressed up with patio furniture, belly bars and fire pits. Guests enjoyed an array of persian food by Amirs.


While guests mingled and enjoyable delectable bites, the couple snuck away to the shores of La Jolla for photos with True Photography. 


The Dinner Celebration

An amazing grand entrance by Famous Stage Entertainment, the top Middle Eastern entertainment company of Southern California kicked off the dinner celebration. The couple entered with the Zaffa band to a fun performance.

The Design

The entire day was gorgeous. From the sofreh to the flowers by Four Seasons, every area was stunning.


The sweetheart table was a focal point in the ballroom which was also adorned with a white dance floor, a sweetheart lounge chair, a draped backdrop and blush napkins by Concepts Rentals.


Dashing Events sparkled the ambience with pretty uplighting throughout the space. 


A gorgeous cake from Flour Power was also a lovely focal point!


Thank you True Photography and John B Productions for capturing the moments of this beautiful day. Thank you Hussein and Jasmine for allowing At Your Side Planning to come alongside to plan, design and coordinate such a special occasion. 


Coordination: At Your Side Planning

Entertainment: Famous Stage Entertainment

DJ/Music: Dashing Events

Caterer: Amirs

Officiant: Ali Reza Ghadaksaz

Sofreh: Elegant Sofreh Design

PhotoTrue Photography

Video: John B Productions

Florist: Four Seasons Florist

Makeup: Lindsay Gonz of Lindsay Ann Makeup 

Hair: Southside Salon

Bakery: Flour Power

Rentals: Concepts, Raphaels & Platinum





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Building 177 Romance

The Scene

Brandon and Sunjo were married in the exclusive location of Building 177 in Liberty Station. This spot is tucked away in the gorgeous neighborhood of Point Loma in San Diego, California. Building 177 is a lovely space with a sleek, modern style. Its array of floor to ceiling and clerestory windows allows for natural light to come flooding in to brighten up the space. 



The couple shared an intimate first look at their ceremony sight before guests arrived. Brandon was beaming as he turned to see Sunjo in her elegant, sweetheart gown. A floral embellished cape flowed down from Sunjo’s shoulders to add a modern trend to her timeless gown. The bridal party walked the greenery-filled grounds for photos prior to the ceremony.  Continue reading

YMCA Beach Romance

The Couple

Analicia & Neeko’s wedding was a beautiful celebration filled with personal touches. The couple chose to tie the knot at Camp Surf in the beautiful town of Imperial Beach, California. The camp was dressed up in prettiness making it an incredible location for this amazing day. The venue was special to the couple because the mother of the bride worked at the camp for 20 years, the bride worked as a counselor and the bride’s parents live just across the street.


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