Bridesmaid Dress Trends For 2017 & 2018

Up until fall, we were seeing a lot of the traditional bridesmaid dresses. But recently we have seen the trend beginning to curve. There are two distinct trends happening from now through the spring of 2018.

The first trend is the casual bridesmaid dress. Bridesmaids gowns are short or tea-length with an A-Line cut and either cap sleeves or ¾ sleeves. They are in solid colors in mainly deep hues of gray, purple, rose, or blue.

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Beautiful Bahia Romance!

It was a gorgeous and sunny day in San Diego. The Bahia was designed beautifully for Bryan and Diana’s perfect wedding day. When we met Bryan and Diana, we immediately adored them and were so excited to help them plan their wedding! Not only did they have a gorgeous location, but a beautiful love story to go with it!

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The breathtaking floral by Artistic Florals adorned the property and nothing was left untouched. Diana looked gorgeous! Beauty by L n L Makeup did a fabulous job with the entire bridal party.  At Your Side Planning was honored to coordinate such a special day for this lovely couple. Continue reading

Simplifying the Wedding

Everyone has their own idea of their perfect wedding. Be it large or small, they all require quite a bit of planning and research to pull off an ideal nuptial event.

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Flexibility is the key to simplicity and a smooth planned event.

Modify the Guest List

When there is a larger guest list, things to consider such as venue, parking, menu, and drinks are all a priority. Most places have a per person charge for food and that is whether you have it in-house or catered.

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By limiting guests to close family and friends, your finances are free for more venue and menu options. Continue reading

Advice For a Stress Free Wedding Day!

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with San Diego Party Ride, a local luxury limousine company. They compiled a list of advice from wedding planners all over the San Diego metro. As a featured participant, I’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to offer my advice on how to bring together the two families for a wedding.  As a lot of you know, this can be harder than it seems!

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At Your Side Planning is thrilled to be part of this interesting piece! With all the different opinions shared by other wedding planners, I believe this is a great resource for any bride and grooms out there currently preparing for their wedding. Keep in mind that your wedding is a unique time and the memory of this day will forever last. Check out the article HERE, you might learn a thing or two on uniting your families on that big day of yours! Continue reading

Sunset Cliffs I-Dos!

Jamie and Tim’s wedding ceremony was incredibly magical. It was held on the cliffs at Luscomb Point in Ocean Beach, California. The chairs were set up by Platinum Event Rentals in a semi circle with a small aisle that looked beautiful. TessFresh set up the ceremony floral and arch, which were absolutely gorgeous. Jamie’s father escorted her in from the top of the cliffs as guests watched. This was so breathtaking for the groom to see his stunning bride entering from up high! One of the groomsmen brought a drone that he used to capture footage of the moments before and after the ceremony. Your Perfect Ceremony provided the wonderful officiant, David Cutler, and music services. A bonus video of the ceremony was also included as a wedding gift to the couple!

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Pacific Ocean Vows at Camp Pendleton

This beautiful March wedding began with Natalie and her entourage getting ready at Rebel Rebel Salon in Oceanside, California. The day could not have been anymore gorgeous with the sun shining brightly and family gathering to celebrate the happy couple!  The bride’s talented cousin, Alyssa joined the ladies at the salon to provide her makeup services. Nathan and his groomsmen gathered at the Gentlemen’s Den Barber Shop for fresh haircuts and relaxation.

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La Jolla Fall Wedding at the Forum

Burgundies and greens with fresh floral runners, and the sweetest couple we have met just begins to describe the wedding of Michael and Siana. Their gorgeous wedding was held at the breathtaking Scripps Seaside Forum which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and allows for a magical and dreamy guest experience.

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Siana and her ladies looked amazing thanks to the beauty team of Joslie and Angela. Siana and her ladies enjoyed each others company during preparations for the wedding day while Michael and the guys had a great time hanging out. Continue reading

San Diego Wine and Culinary Wedding

Amy and Jordan’s wedding was so lovely! The venue they selected was unique and fun. The San Diego Wine and Culinary Center is a newer setting in San Diego and is great for weddings. With wine barrels as a backdrop and delectable cuisine, it made the perfect spot for the couple to say their I-dos! The great thing about this venue was the winery style, vineyard situated in urban San Diego.

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Amy and her ladies started preparations for the big day at the Hilton Gaslamp in San Diego, California. Louie Talavera provided the beauty services for Amy who looked absolutely stunning! Continue reading

Chic Carlsbad Wedding

Where do I start? When Gina reached out to me and sent me her wedding inspiration for her and Cesar’s big day, I fell in love. I adored her style and vision! Everything was perfect from start to finish. Gina and her ladies looked stunning.

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The wedding was held at the gorgeous Sheraton in Carlsbad, California. Family and friends traveled down from Los Angeles to celebrate Cesar and Gina! Continue reading