Alex & Joel at San Diego Botanic Gardens

Alex and Joel thought of absolutely everything for their wedding at the San Diego Botanic Garden! Blush, ivory and sage were perfect wedding colors for this venue and the Gazebo Lawn was complete with white chiavari chairs and pretty market lighting. They chose a baby bellini and apple ginger sparkler as their signature drinks, which were a huge hit.
Vendors:
Venue – San Diego Botanic Garden
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordination – First Comes Love
Musician – Caprice Strings
DJ – Positive Energy Productions
Photographer – J Salapek Photography
Florist – Layered Vintage

Brittany & Jake at a Private Ranch

We love this décor from Brittany and Jake’s wedding! They chose a bohemian theme full of brightly colored décor and multi-colored wild flowers, which looked great at this venue. Check out their gorgeous photos!
Vendors:
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordinator – Rachelle Brown
Photographer – Alex Hurtado Photography
DJ – Finer Sounds

Michelle &Thomas at Flower Fields

These photos from Michelle and Thomas’ wedding at the Flower Fields are amazing! They chose a rustic theme that matched this venue perfectly. We love how cohesive the tables looked with fruitwood chairs, wooden table numbers and burlap table runners on top of white linens. Cute flower arrangements decorated the dining tables and added the perfect finishing touches.
Vendors:
Venue – The Flower Fields
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordination – Coastyle Events
Photographer – Allie Lindsey Photography
DJ – Ansom Productions
Florist – Sugar Rose Flowers
Cake – VG Donut & Bakery
Lighting – Bright Ideas

Japanese Friendship Garden: A Gem in Balboa Park

Tucked away in Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden boasts beautiful scenery. The venue features two event spaces including the upper garden which is a beautiful outdoor area with a serene coy pond and ceremonial gates that allow for the perfect ceremony backdrop. The Inamori Pavilion is the newest addition to the gardens and is an indoor space with wood accents and lots of natural light. Private events will enjoy private access to the entire garden for up to 300 guests.

Katie & Brice at a Private Ranch

Katie and Brice “got hitched” on a gorgeous September day and we loved it! From their round farm tables to their barrel flower pots, everything about this wedding wowed us. The newlyweds used X-back chairs and a wooden arch to give their ceremony that extra rustic feel. In addition to giving their guests a little bit of that Southern charm, the newlyweds also had cowboy boot bottle openers as favors – love it!

 

 

Vendors:
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordination – First Comes Love
Photographer – Narrative Images
DJ – Positive Energy Productions
Florist – Studio Flourish
Cake – Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Photo Booth – Foto Box

Lawn Games: A Great Way to Entertain Your Guests!

Lawn games are the perfect addition to your wedding reception and are sure to keep your guests entertained!  Some great options include Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Ladder Golf and Croquet. Here are some of our favorite wedding lawn games that are sure to get both sides of the family bonding in no time. Regardless of age and interests, it is always a good idea to host a few classic yard games at your reception!

The Look: Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses is a trend that is here to stay. Instead of putting your ladies in the same dress, allow them to choose slightly different ones with varying cuts and styles. Bridesmaid dresses in different hues are also a great option. So long as the color palette flows, all the different dresses will look beautiful side by side. Here are some photos of bridal parties that nailed the mix-and-match look!

Nadia & Dominic at the Darlington House

We love the color scheme that Nadia and Dominic used for their Darlington House wedding! Their reception looked classic and elegant with all black and white décor with red accents. The red flowers looked so beautiful all throughout the venue, including on top of the cake. Check out their gorgeous wedding photos!

Vendors:

Venue – Darlington House

Caterer – Personal Touch Dining

Photographer – Unveiled Wedding Photography

DJ – San Diego Partytime DJs

Florist – Elegant Touch Floral Designs

Dessert – Emjaye Inspired

Urban Bash at the New Children’s Museum

We had so much fun at the 6th Annual Urban Bash at the New Children’s Museum last November! The theme was urban picnic, which included lots of wood décor and greenery. We served a short rib slider with bleu cheese slaw and candied bacon on a Hawaiian roll, along with delicious mac & cheese. We had a great time speaking with event coordinators and other industry professionals!
 
Venue – New Children’s Museum
Photography – Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Lauren & Eric at the Darlington House


The Darlington House was the perfect place for Lauren and Eric to say “I do!” They had their ceremony in the Egyptian Patio, followed by cocktail hour in the Andalusian Patio and their reception in the Rose Garden. There were round dining tables in the garden with a long head table, all covered in white linens. Their adorable flower arrangements in mason jars looked great on the white tables with dark fruitwood chairs. Between the flowers, bridesmaid dresses and wood signage, the color scheme of this wedding was so beautiful and matched this venue perfectly!
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Vendors:
Venue – Darlington House
Caterer – Personal Touch Dining
Coordinator – Details, Darling
Photography – Jessica Miriam Photography
Videography – Dis Moi Oui Films