Dana and Chris at the San Diego Botanic Garden

We had so much fun celebrating with Dana and Chris at the San Diego Botanic Garden! They had a beautiful ceremony in the walled garden, cocktail hour in the herb garden and reception on the gazebo lawn. The dining tables were covered in white linens with slate blue napkins hanging off the tables. The couple chose colorful tile magnets as cute favors for their guests. This wedding was complete with a fun photo booth, corn hole and delicious mini desserts in the lawn house.

Here are a few photos that DJ Mike Hogan took! Photos by Meurer Image Photography to come soon!


Vendors:
Venue – San Diego Botanic Garden
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordination – Weddings by Design
Photographer – Meurer Image Photography
DJ – Mike Hogan
Florist – Marjan Vafaie
Lighting – Bright Ideas

Darlington House Venue Spotlight         

Check out these amazing photos from some of our recent events at the Darlington House! We love the architecture of the house and all the beautiful patios and gardens. The Egyptian Patio with the fountain is such a perfect ceremony spot, and the Rose Garden is a beautiful reception area with red brick and flowers all around. We love how there’s so many different areas of this venue that gives couples a ton of great photo spots!

Lindsay & Dave at New Children’s Museum

We love all the décor from Lindsay and Dave’s wedding! They got married at the New Children’s Museum and added the cutest details to this amazing venue. Their photos are gorgeous!

Vendors:
Venue – The New Children’s Museum
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordination – Jenny Destein

Nate & Kim at San Diego Botanic Garden

Here’s another beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden wedding! Kim and Nate chose tons of little details that matched this venue perfectly. We love the succulent boutonnieres, bouquets and centerpieces, along with the gorgeous purple flowers on their wedding arch. They used rustic wood signage by the ceremony and welcome table, and covered the dining tables with jute runners and gold chargers.

Vendors:
Venue – San Diego Botanic Garden
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordination – A Hundred Hearts
Photographer – Pauline Conway Photography
Bakery – VG Donuts
DJ – Sound Prodigy
Florist – Boho Chic Floral

Ashley & Steven at Mt. Woodson Castle

It was so fun celebrating with Ashley and Steven at Mt. Woodson Castle! Guests had a great time dancing and spending time with the happy couple all night long. This wedding was so beautiful and their pictures are gorgeous!


Vendors:
Venue – Mt. Woodson Castle
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Photographer – True Photography
Florist – Native Poppy
DJ – Elite British DJ
Bakery – Flour Power

San Diego Botanic Garden Venue Spotlight

This week we’re featuring the San Diego Botanic Garden as one of our favorite wedding venues! This  venue is so gorgeous and has so many different locations on site, which gives couples a ton of different options for their wedding. The walled garden is the perfect ceremony site. Couples can choose to have their cocktail hour in the herb garden, lawn house garden, or the gazebo lawn. Then the reception continues with dinner and dancing on the gazebo lawn!
We love the gazebo where couples can put their dessert station, guestbook table, or even a photo booth. See below for some highlights from this stunning venue!

Sara & Brad at the San Diego Rowing Club

We are so in love with these wedding photos from Sara and Brad’s wedding! They got married at the San Diego Rowing Club with a beautiful beach ceremony and outdoor reception. Our favorite details include the seafoam color of the bridesmaid’s dresses and their peach bouquets mixed with succulents.    

Vendors:

Venue – San Diego Rowing Club

Caterer – Personal Touch Dining

Coordination – R. Nicole Events

Photographer – Fanting R Photography

DJ – Thomas Giglio Music

Florist – Flowers of Point Loma

Samantha & Brendan at Mt. Woodson Castle

Samantha and Brendan’s wedding photos are so gorgeous! The couple got married at Mt. Woodson Castle with a beautiful ceremony by the oak tree. We love how they placed sunflowers on the chairs up and down the aisle to match the bridesmaid’s bouquets.


Vendors:
Venue – Mt. Woodson Castle
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Photographer – True Photography
Bakery – Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
DJ – Sound Prodigy
Florist – Adorations Botanical Artistry

Gourmet Hors d’ Oeurves Perfect for Your Cocktail Hour

This week on the blog we are featuring some of our favorite hors d’ oeuvres!
Cocktail hour is a great time for your guests to mingle, grab a drink and graze on delicious hors d’ oeuvres. Below are some of Personal Touch Dining’s favorites which include items like Chicken & Waffle Bites, Sirloin & Gorgonzola Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Mini Crab Cakes with Tomato & Jalapeno Relish and Gourmet Sliders with Creamed Bleu Cheese & Crisp Bacon. Another great addition to cocktail hour would be a stationary option of fresh fruits, imported & domestic cheeses and seasonal crudité.