Doing Dessert Different

The moment the bride and groom stand in front of all their guests and cut the cake is a must for nearly all weddings. The bride and groom get cake in their face, there is a photo op and each guest receives a slice of the infamous cake. This has been a tradition for years and years, and is one that is probably not going away anytime soon, no matter how much money a bride puts into her hair and makeup the day of. Despite tradition, it’s important is to remember that not all guests enjoy cake, or some guests may not have much room left after a filling dinner. So, try the alternative for your wedding desserts, a dessert bar. You can still order a cake to keep the tradition alive, but a dessert bar is a sweet touch to add onto any wedding! Here are a couple of dessert bar ideas you might want to try:

  1. Chocolate covered strawberries – You can’t go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries. If you want to take it to the next level, include a unspecified-5chocolate fountain so guests can prepare the strawberries themselves.
  2. Mini cupcakes – The perfect way to give your guests a variety of flavors without buying multiple cakes. Be sure to incunspecified-4lude fruity and decadent flavors to satisfy all flavor pallets.
  3. Smores Bar – A smores bar is a great option because it serves as a form of entertainment for your guests, while adding a unique touch.
  4. Dessert Shooters – If the only shooters you provide at your wedding come from the beverage bar, you may be in trouble. Dessert shooters can include a number of bite-sized desserts such as tiramisu, carrot cake and red velvet cake.unspecified-3
  5. Pastries – Carbs and sweets, what more could your guests want? Having a variety of pastries is a great add to any dessert bar. Popular pastry items include lemon bars, mini  and mini éclairs.
  6. Macaroons – The great thing about macaroons is they come in all colors, so they can truly go with any wedding theme. Plus, they’re cute!

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Venue: Mt. Woodson Castle 

San Diego Wedding Panel

San Diego Wedding Panel - Jan 21, 2016

We are so excited to announce that Personal Touch Dining is hosting a San Diego Wedding Panel on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:00pm. If you’re in the process of planning a wedding, this is the perfect time for you to learn everything you need to know! We will have a DJ, Photographer, Florist and Event Coordinator to talk about all the important details of planning your upcoming event. The panel will feature DJ Artistic, Walter Wilson Photography, The Dainty Lion Florals, Coastyle Events and Personal Touch Dining to answer all of your questions. This is a great opportunity for you to hear from local vendors and learn more about how to make your San Diego wedding flawless. Tickets are only $10 now and $12 at the door, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Yvonne & Cory – Marina Village – Tim King Photography

On September 26, 2015, Yvonne and Cory celebrated a day together that they will never forget! Their ceremony was located at the lovely Marina Village with many amazing vendors to help create Yvonne’s dream day, and also special thanks to Veronica Carr!! Tim King, the marvelous photographer, captured every moment beautifully. Florist, Moments in Bloom, lit up the room with her lovely arrangements and bouquets! And DJ Musik gave their family and friends a night to remember, with tons of dancing and laughter. This truly was a wedding that we will never forget! Congratulations Yvonne and Cory!!

Other Vendors to Note: Personal Touch Dining, Twiggs Bakery 

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Samantha & David- A Naturally Beautiful Wedding

On October 11, 2015, Samantha and David tied the knot at one of our favorite venues, Leo Carrillo Ranch. This all natural wedding was absolutely gorgeous and could not have gone any lovelier. Samantha wore a beautiful, free falling dress and lit up the room! Bright and beautiful flower arrangements made by Flower Frenzy made the ceremony pop with excitement.  Aaron Wilcox caught every special moment, giving the bride and groom a way to reminisce on their blissful day.  The deliciously healthy choices of food, including a Whole Foods cake, was one of the many creative ideas Samantha had for her special day. DJ Sage created a exciting environment with lots of dancing and memories! We are so excited for the life Samantha and David get to spend together!

Other Vendors to Note: Personal Touch Dining 

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Jessie & Steven: A Rustic Wedding

On September 6, 2015, Jessie and Steven were the center of attention at one of the most beautiful ceremonies we have seen. Their rustic/bohemian style wedding made for a absolutely gorgeous setting.  With the help of Andy King, the amazing photographer, we are able to see all the hard work that was put into this wedding. He captured everything charmingly. The photos, along with everything else, came out flawless, with the help of their lovely friend Becca Corrizosa. The private home venue was the perfect place for the friends and family to feel at home, and help create a blissful day for the newly married couple!

Other vendors to note: Personal Touch Dining, Music in Notion


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Eileen & Curtis Tie the Knot!

Eileen and Curtis tied the knot on August 29, 2015 at La Jolla Women’s Club with lovely weather and even better company!  What better way to celebrate the union of two amazing people than in beautiful La Jolla!?  With the help of wonderful vendors, this event could not have been more fun! To capture the blissful moments True Photography truly didn’t miss a thing. Eileen walked down the aisle holding her absolutely gorgeous flower arrangement, made by Tessfresh Flowers. Everyone looked so amazing with the help of Flawless Beauty, leaving everyone in awe! Hannah Smith Events and Personal Touch Dining did a perfect job at coordinating this stunning event for Eileen and Curtis, giving them a day they will never forget!   

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Jen & Martin’s Dream Wedding!

Every girls dream is to get married in a gorgeous Mediterranean themed home placed in the hills of one in the most beautiful cities… San Diego. On September 12, 2015, Jen and Martin Smith made their love for one another official; in this home they could now call their own. Hannah Smith Events planned this amazing wedding in the historic 1920’s themed house, which hosted all of their closest friends and family to help them celebrate the special day. Walter Wilson Studios photographed every moment leading up to the wedding, giving us a chance to see the gorgeous event in the making. From the exquisite flower arrangements, made by Lovely Stems Floral, to Jen’s striking appearance, with help from Sarah Beecher with Make Up Mommy, Walter captured everything with perfection.

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Other vendors to note:

Hannah Smith Events

Personal Touch Dining

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Twiggs Bakery 

Sara and Bryan | A Slice of Life Photography| Mission Bay Women’s Club

Sara and Bryan got Married in August on a beautiful day down down by the bay in Mission Beach.  The continued with their reception at the Mission Beach Beach Women’s Club. They used the charms of this beach town to create their theme.  S + B even walked around the streets of Mission Beach to get some adorable pictures as they made their way down to catch sunset. These two have been so great to work with and their wedding turned out wonderfully.  We  are so excited for the newly weds and we wish them a happy marriage!

 A Slice of Life Photography

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Katie + Marc | Resolusean Photography | La Jolla Women’s Club

Here we have yet another wonderful wedding which took place at La Jolla Women’s Club.  We love working at this beautiful venue right in the heart of Downtown La Jolla. Katie and Marc had their wedding outside on a beautiful sunny August afternoon.  This adorable couple had such a great sense of humor which kept everyone laughing and made the day so fun.  The couple chose a buttercup yellow as their main color pallet which really matched their bright and vibrant personalities! Resolusean Photography did such a great job catching all the wonderful moments of the day.  It was so nice to be a part of another great wedding.  Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs.!
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