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Prado Balboa Park Wedding Video – Trish & Brad

TRISH & BRAD’S 

HEARTFELT WEDDING VIDEO AT THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

BY: AQUA VIVUS

These two love birds seriously stole my heart.  This wedding video by Aqua Vivus brought me to tears.  I adore this sweet loving couple.  I was truly honored to be a part of the beautiful special day. 

 VENDOR LOVE:

SAN DIEGO WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OF MONARCH WEDDINGS

VIDEOGRAPHY: AQUA VIVUS

VENUE: THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

FLORIST:  JENNIFER COLE FLORALS

PHOTOGRAPHY: PETULA PEA PHOTOGRAPHY

TABLE RENTALS: ABBEY PARTY RENTALS 

LINENS:  LA TAVOLA FINE LINEN

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Grand Del Mar Wedding – Ana & Reid, Part One

FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR

ANA & REID – PART ONE

With her sweet southern like charm and stunning looks, it’s no wonder Ana won Reid’s heart.  Ana grew up in Los Angeles but as fate would have it, she moved out to Dallas where a mutual friend introduced her to Reid. They feel deeply in love for one another and were soon engaged.  Two years later they were saying “I do” at Mary, Star of the Sea, a little Catholic chapel in La Jolla, CA.

Mary, Star of the Sea was the chosen location for their romantic ceremony because it had special meaning to Ana and her family, as this is the same church Ana’s two brothers were baptized in many years before.  While Ana and Reid were visiting San Diego they visited the Grand Del Mar and feel in love with the regal sophisticated beauty of the grand property and in particular the stunning Capella Chapel at the Grand Del Mar.  They decided that this would be the ideal place for them to have their reception… and that it was.

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US Grant Hotel Black Gold & Red Gatsby Wedding Reception Part #2

MISHA & CECIL

US GRANT HOTEL

PART 2 – THE CELEBRATION / RECEPTION

Using a rich color pallet of Black, Gold and a deep rich Reds, we created a sophisticated, chic and modern twist on the Gatsby Theme. We incorporated other glitzy Gatsby elements such as gold accents (charger plates, mercury votives, and gold vases), pearls and crystal details in the floral decor elements and rich elegant sequin linens for all the tables.  And of course, what would a Gatsby inspired wedding be without large ostrich feathers and a staple champagne tower.

We used black sequin linens for the guest tables and sweetheart table by APR Fine Linens and used a combination of round tables and two long rectangular tables framing either side of the dancefloor.

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US Grant Hotel Black Gold & Red Gatsby Inspired Ceremony Part #1

MISHA & CECIL

US GRANT HOTEL

PART 1 – PRE-CEREMONY & CEREMONY

Super gracious, very fashionable & stylish,  and truly beautiful (inside and out) are just a few words I could use to describe this power couple (Misha & Cecil).  I was so excited to get the wonderful opportunity to work with them to create their chic Great Gatsby inspired dream wedding.   They found me through seeing some of my work at the Prado Balboa Park where I designed and planned a Gatsby inspired themed wedding for another couple in 2014 (Jennifer & Chad) and they had pretty much decided I was “There girl” (wedding planner) before meeting me in person.  I was so honored of course!  They too really loved the Gatsby inspired theme, so we created their chic Gatsby themed wedding with their unique spin on the design. You can see more of the Gatsby design elements in the reception details in Part 2 “The Celebration/Reception” blog post.

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Blush & Gold Romantic Hotel Del Wedding ~ Part 2

CHRISTINA & SEAN

HOTEL DEL CORONADO

PART 2 – THE CELEBRATION

After the very romantic sunset/twilight ceremony on the beachfront Windsor lawn at the historical beautiful  Hotel Del Coronado, guests moved inside to the Carrousel Room for Cocktail Hour followed by the Dinner reception in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Del Coronado.

To help create the elegant garden feel of this wedding in the ballroom, we used a rich darker wood farm table from Abbey Party Rentals that we placed in a U-shape framing the dance-floor and at the center of it placed the sweetheart table. Then we used the hotel’s round tables with soft blush linens for the other guest tables.  Doing this created a unique and non-traditional layout and really made the sweetheart table the center of everything.  We used a soft blush linen in a combination of textures, the pinwheel blush was from Concepts Event Design and specialty Lace linen was for the Sweetheart table and cake table was by La Tavola Fine Linen.  The Farm tables had a soft blush runner, some rounds has blush satin and we used the same fabric napkins for all by APR Fine Linens   Abbey Party Rental’s tuscan plate gave the table decor a more polished complete look and we placed a elegant simple foil printed menu on top by Whimsique Invitations.  For the floral decor, Adorations included seasonal flowers in various size vessels to give an eclectic look. David Austin garden roses dominated the design with natural foliage that lent a handpicked styling, with subtle hints of metallic gold. Queen Anne’s lace, maidenhair fern, and white veronica imbued movement, peaking amongst the garden roses.

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Sunset Twilight Ceremony at Hotel Del Coronado ~ Part #1

CHRISTINA & SEAN

HOTEL DEL CORONADO

PART 1 – PRE-CEREMONY & THE CEREMONY

A stunning sunset/twilight ceremony on the beachfront Windsor lawn at the historical and beautiful  Hotel Del Coronado.

The hride-to-be (Christina) wanted her wedding to feel romantic, soft, elegant with warm ambiance with a lot of warm candle light.  Being that her wedding was a pre-winter affair in November, Adorations included seasonal flowers that could give the same grandiose effect as the brides desire to have dinner plate dahlias, and opted for large china mums to take the place perfectly.  David Austin garden roses dominated the design with natural foliage that lent a handpicked styling, with subtle hints of metallic gold. Queen Anne’s lace, maidenhair fern, and white veronica imbued movement, peaking amongst the garden roses. LaVonne (Adorations Botanical Artistry) was able to weave in smaller varieties of dahlias to keep the bride’s original vision at play, but let the china mums do their job to emphasize the scale.

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Stunning Gatsby Inspired Real Wedding – Highlight Video

JENN & CHAD’S  

STUNNING GREAT GATSBY INSPIRED WEDDING AT THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

BY: AQUA VIVUS

This was such a beautiful wedding… Jenn and Chad’s glamorous Great Gatsby inspired wedding so such a fun wedding to be a part of and design with Splendid Sentiments Floral Design.  Every detail was on par with the Gatsby theme from the flowers, her wedding dress, stationery, linens, mini champagne escort-cards, dessert display to even her special music selection. 

 VENDOR LOVE:

SAN DIEGO WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OF MONARCH WEDDINGS

VIDEOGRAPHY: AQUA VIVUS

VENUE: THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

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Rustic Garden Chic Wedding at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club ~#2
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MACKENZIE & COLIN

RANCHO SANTA FE GOLF CLUB 

THE CELEBRATION!

I’m in-love with this romantic Garden Rustic Chic look of Mackenzie and Colin’s wedding.  It was so well suited for the venue (Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club) perfectly.  We embellished the large existing rustic chandeliers with greenery and floral clusters dripping off of them. We focused on the main chandeliers over the place-card table, dance-floor and cake table (which was my favorite!)  Bethany at Splendid Sentiments Floral Design (the florist) really out did themselves with this wedding… they put their heart and soul into each details —  as you will see below.

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Real Wedding at the Lodge at Torrey Pines – Kelley & Chris
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Splendid Sentiments Floral design created these beautiful vibrant bridal bouquets.
Sharone (hair) did an outstanding job on her hair… it stayed like this all night!

KELLEY & CHRIS

LODGE AT TORREY PINES

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is one of my favorite venues in San Diego and I always feel so blessed when I get to manage a wedding at this venue.  Joshua Aull Photography really captured the beautiful sunny fall day and pretty orange and purple rustic wedding of Kelley and Chris at the  Lodge at Torrey Pines

You may now kiss your lovely bride!

 

FOR MORE IMAGES FROM KELLEY & CHRIS’  “LOVE AT THE LODGE” WEDDING, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK HERE:

LOVE AT THE LODGE

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Shabby Chic Goes Glam Wedding in the Park – Part 2
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KORY & SARAH – THE DETAILS & CELEBRATION

COCKTAIL HOUR

MASON JARS FOR PLACE-CARDS

The place-cards were mason jars with a place-card tied to them, polished off with white and grey stripped straws  –
It’s not only cute, it’s also functional and acts as a favor for guests to take home.

MEMORY LADDER 

Ladders painted white with mason jars & flowers showcased pictures of the couples’ journey together.

 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED – MEMORIAL TABLE

In honor of the loved ones that couldn’t be there, there was a Memorial table decorated with a Manzanita Tree with flowers & candles delicately placed on the branches and a beautiful peony in special honor of Sarah’s mom. There was a sweet note and photos of those who have pasted in beautiful frames.  They were there in spirit!

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