Rachael & Kalani at The Ultimate Skybox

When you want best of both worlds for a wedding in San Diego, it would look like R + K’s day. From a ceremony at an ocean breeze of a San Diego beach, to a reception with endless views of the city’s breathtaking skyscrapers and the Padre’s baseball field, ABM Photography captures every factor perfectly.

With family and friends gathered to witness the couple’s vows on a sunny San Diego day under an elegant white draped arch, their reception was kept simple with floating floral candle centerpieces, and a hint of deep colors to surround the bouquets and the venue.

Thank you to everyone who played apart to make their day special!


Additional Vendors:

Venue/Coordinator: The Ultimate Skybox/Creative Affairs 

Catering: Personal Touch Dining 

Florist: J Designs 

DJ: G Sharp Entertainment 

Rentals: Event Party Rentals


Tammy & Earl at the Brick Featured on the Wedding Chicks!

We are SO happy to announce that one of our couple’s, T + E, wedding was featured on Wedding Chicks! With vibrant colors and fine geometric details transformed Brick into their wedding come true! Click the link below to see everything come to life from the talented Lets Frolic Together.

Tammy & Earl’s Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks!

Additional Vendors:

Venue: BRICK

Catering: Personal Touch Dining 

Desserts: Sweet 101 Dessert

Florist: Layered Vintage

DJ: DJ Flexander

Photo Booth: Can Ham Photo Booth

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.

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!

Trending: Wedding Lounge Furniture

Adding lounge furniture not only adds to the décor of your wedding but your guests will love having an inviting place to relax and mingle during breaks off the dance floor.

Here are some comfy and fun lounge furniture arrangement ideas that are sure to be awesome additions to any reception.

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.


Venue – Quail Haven Farm

Caterer – Personal Touch Dining

Coordination – Events by Cassie

DJ – Vox DJs

Photographer – Mandee Johnson Photography

Florist – Bloom Babes

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.