Intimate and Sweet La Jolla Wedding

The Couple

The sweetest and kindest couple, Kristina and Eric were married in La Jolla, California in the Springtime of this year. Kristina looked graceful in her elegant wedding gown with a long, delicate veil.

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Breathtaking Wedding at Symphony Towers

The Scoop

A busy bride with six children and just two months to plan an entire wedding?! Sure, we would love to help! We met with Bianca for the first time just two months before her beautiful wedding day and clicked immediately. Meetings over coffee or breakfast often set the scene for our planning and mingling. This bride was beautiful, selfless and had impeccable taste so we got right to work! We assisted her with creating the wedding vision and style leading up to the most jaw dropping wedding for the gorgeous couple.

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Beauty

This fun duo begin the day’s festivities at the US Grant in downtown San Diego with their entourage. The bride looked amazing!! Bianca’s natural beauty was enhanced by her personal stylist, Rita. The ladies of the bridal party were styled by Blush and Adore and looked fabulous! Bianca even changed her hairstyle and dress after the ceremony. She was so stunning in both dresses that Matt’s attention was on his bride all night long. Continue reading

The Ultimate Wedding Guide!

Hour upon hour was spent interviewing countless San Diego wedding planners (including AT YOUR SIDE PLANNING), wedding photographers, wedding venues, and wedding DJ’s. They were all asked to provide their expert advice on a particular wedding question related to their profession. We are very happy with the results and feel that this is the Ultimate Wedding Guide for any couples looking for great advice to make that big day extra special!  See article here!

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Photo: Holly Ireland Photography
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Horton Grand Irish Love

A whole lot of love, delightful military touches and a little bit of Irish luck! The wedding of Kathryn and Ryan was a  beautiful celebration with these elements and much more. These two lovebirds and their children were blending their family on this special day. Details of the event included an ivory and green color palette for St. Patrick’s Day, special speeches and honoring military traditions throughout the wedding.

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Urban Garden Wedding at Moniker Warehouse

The Vision

When we began the design with bride Claudia nearly a year ago, we adored everything she had envisioned. We loved the venue space; it was perfect for her idea of a garden like setting with an urban feel. It was also a beautiful concept in which to incorporate elements from the couple’s faith to complete a very perfect and original design.

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Imagine the illuminated warehouse filled with a plethora of lavish floral arrangements, terrariums, and candlelight lining the stage. A wooden cross stands in the center of it all, draped  in flowers, awaiting the bride and groom for the ceremony. Continue reading

I Dos on Coronado Island!

Wedding Ceremony

The intimate wedding of Eunice and Allan was celebrated in one of the prettiest areas of California – Coronado Island! These military love birds started their day with exchanging their vows at the NASNI Main Chapel on the North Island military base with their bridal party which included two adorable flower girls and ring bearers .

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The chapel was charming and made the wedding ceremony so beautiful. Music for the ceremony was provided by the couple’s close friend Tom Reich and was officiated by Will Christians. After sealing their vows with a kiss the couple exited the chapel in style by walking under a sword arch created y groomsmen in uniform; a military tradition that looked fabulous!

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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