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!

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.

Laura & Adam at Darlington House

Laura and Adam had such a nice ceremony and reception at the Darlington House! We love how this wedding was elegant but had a rustic, country feel. The bridesmaids wore different shades of pink and purple, which added so much color to the wedding party. Their beach photos are gorgeous!
Vendors:
Venue – Darlington House
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordination – Hannah Smith Events
Photographer – Dayley Photography
DJ – Dancing DJ Productions

Maegan & Carl at Darlington House

Maegan and Carl had such a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Darlington House! We loved every detail of this wedding, including the beautiful bouquets and centerpieces, gorgeous cake and color scheme.

Vendors:
Venue – Darlington House
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordination – Love Marks the Spot
Photographer – Let’s Frolic Together
Florist – Fox Floral Studio
Cake – Jenny Wenny Cakes
DJ – DJ Dennis Owens
Photobooth – Shutterbooth

Andrea & Bryan at The Ultimate Skybox

Andrea and Bryan’s wedding photos are gorgeous! Their ceremony took place at the Hilton Bayfront and then they headed over to the Ultimate Skybox for the reception. We love their cute photos with the bridal party, along with the fun photo booth pictures.

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Hilton Bayfront

Reception Venue: The Ultimate Skybox

Caterer – Personal Touch Dining

Coordination: Creative Affairs

Photographer – True Photography

Photobooth – Nine 10 Photobooth Images

Florist – J Design

DJ – Thomas Giglio Music

Cake – Sweet Cheeks Bakery

Unique Place Card and Seating Chart Ideas

It is best to plan where your guests sit in advance in order to avoid confusion on your special day. Creating place cards or a seating chart are a great ways to direct your guests to their designated tables. We love when our couples get creative with these!
Below are some unique and fun ideas that will stand out to your guests and add to the ambience of your wedding!

Emily & David at The Ultimate Skybox

Emily and David had such a fun wedding celebration with their friends and family! They started off with a ceremony by the bay and then made their way to the Ultimate Skybox for the reception. Check out their cute wedding photos!

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue – Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Reception Venue – The Ultimate Skybox

Caterer – Personal Touch Dining

Coordination – Creative Affairs

Photographer – True Photography

Florist – Royal Flowers & Events

Cake – Eat Your Cake Too

Sami & Lance at Quail Haven Farm

Sami and Lance tied the knot on a beautiful day at Quail Haven Farm. With tables covered in greenery and yellow flowers, the reception looked gorgeous and matched this venue so well. We love how they wrote table assignments on vintage window panes with photos of the happy couple hanging from the frame.

Vendors:

Venue – Quail Haven Farm

Caterer – Personal Touch Dining

Coordination – Events by Cassie

DJ – Vox DJs

Photographer – Mandee Johnson Photography

Florist – Bloom Babes