Heather and Josh at Quail Botanical Gardens

The San Diego weather was beautiful for this outdoor reception at the Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas. The couple combined banquet tables with rounds to add interest to the space. As the sun went down, the gardens lit up with twinkle lights accenting the gazebo and beautiful foliage surrounding the reception area.

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Other Vendors that made it happen:
Coordinator: Kasey Shephard
Band: Bart Davenport
Cake: VG Bakery

Cuyamaca Water Conservation Garden

A beautiful wedding and reception at the Water Conservation Garden located at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon. Organza panels were hung as a backdrop for the bride and groom, and the light wind gave them motion for a magical ceremony.

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Kate and Jimmy

What can be more personal than a wedding and reception at your own home? This garden style reception was hosted at a beautiful Mt. Helix home. The yard area was accented with twinkle lights, DIY centerpieces, and a personal succulent for each guest to take home as a thank you from the bride and groom. My favorite is the lime centerpiece featured at the bar – so simple, yet such an impact on style and color.

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Emily and Frank at NTC Promenade

The McMillin event center at NTC Promenade sets the background for this fall wedding with a western touch. Each placesetting was graced with a horseshoe for luck and the walls were highlighted with a custom gobo featuring the bride and groom’s names. The main feature of the room were the beautiful centerpieces, designed and assembled by the mother of the bride.

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Other vendors that made it happen:
Cake: Shirley Resnick
Band: Eve Selis

Michelle and Mike at MoPA

The Museum of Photographic Arts sets a simple contemporary background for this wedding with an organic feel. My favorite part – the olivino lamour napkins provided a nice pop for the tables, as well as a little shine.

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Other vendors that made it happen:
Centerpieces: Adelaides
Cake: Twiggs Bakery
Coordinator: Wendy Ferguson

Shelia and Edwin at the El Cortez

Starting with chic lounge furniture and cigars on the patio for cocktail hour all the way to a gourmet dessert bar at the end of the night, safe to say Shelia and Edwin’s guests got everything they could hope for and more. Adding a coffee bar for their guests to have made-to-order lattes and esspresso, and a candy bar, there were a lot of special touches.

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Other vendors who made it happen:
Linens: Concepts
Flowers: Tessilk Flowers (619) 427-3476
DJ: Tim Altbaum
Cake: Hans and Harry

Rachel and Tyler at Mt. Woodson

While I only have a few great images of this event, I just had to share. A fully draped white tent at Mt. Woodson with spring colors of buttercream and white was the background for a dream wedding. Little birds nests at each place setting mimicked the garden feel of the Mt. Woodson grounds.

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Other Vendors that made it happen:
Florist: Pam Juliano
Tent and Rentals: Classic Party Rentals