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Stunning Blush French Vintage Wedding at The Westgate Hotel ~ Part 1

This is one of my favorite photos from this stunning french vintage wedding at the Westgate Hotel.



I was beyond thrilled when Mandy reached out to me and asked me (Monarch Weddings) to be her wedding coordinator She is not only absolutely stunning, she has the sweetest personality and such a warm kind spirit.  Jamie (Groom) is equally as handsome as she is pretty and too was a total sweetheart.  If you spend any amount of time with these two sweet lovebirds, you get the sense that they are kindred spirits from another time or place, soul mates that compliment one another on every level.

When we met and started talking about her design aesthetics, she shared with me that she was inspired by the movie a “Midnight in Paris” and the scenes from the 1920’s in Paris, so it seemed a natural fit for her to select the beautiful Parisian designed Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego.  The stunning Versailles Ballroom with it’s gold gilded walls and opulent crystal chandeliers set the stage and was the perfect backdrop for her design theme. Rich luxurious textiles and patterns in soft romantic warm colors complimented her choice of blush, ivory and gold color pallet.   She selected the extremely talented San Diego floral designer Karen Tran to create the beautiful floral masterpieces.  The Versailles ballroom was the site for the glamorous ceremony and reception.  It was a unique setup in-which we had the  couple getting married on a white circular custom dancefloor by Platinum Pro that displayed a custom filigree monogram logo design by J Grace Luxury Event Stationery. The guests were seated around the danceflloor all facing the center of the dancefloor where the couple were standing –  there was an awesome views from every seat in the ballroom.  After the ceremony, the guests were invited to join the cocktail reception in the Westgate Foyer while we worked diligently to flip the room for the reception. read more

Beautiful Purple, Ivory & Gold Prado Wedding ~ Part 1



Their beautiful San Diego Wedding was at the historical Prado at Balboa Park. Balboa Park is perfect place for a San Diego Wedding and it makes for the perfect backdrop for amazing photos with it’s beautiful museum buildings, wishing well and ponds, long stunning hallways and arch ways, the “Blue” & “Wood”door, Koi pond, gardens and so much more.

This location was extra special to Sarah & Kyle, as this was where they had their first date.  Having first met through, their love blossomed and eventually Kyle took Sarah on the Ellen Degeneres show (Sarah’s favorite show) and to her surprise proposed on national TV. Then to both their surprise, donated $50,000 to their dream wedding. I can’t think of a couple more deserving of this wonderful blessing!  Their smaller wedding turned into a larger scale, beautiful destination wedding in San Diego – and of course, what better place than where it all began, The Prado at Balboa Park. From there they were asked to be guest judges on Cupcake Wars and the winning pastry provided them with cupcakes for their fun beachside Rehearsal dinner at Breakers Beach Deck in Pt. Loma, which was filmed for one of their episodes. For photos and details on the Cupcake Wars Rehearsal dinner, click here: Rehearsal Dinner Breaker’s Beach Pt. Loma read more