carolyn + ben

what fun we had with carolyn and ben planning their wedding! since this was truly a destination event, there was a lot of work to be done! carolyn and ben came from boston, while most of their guests came from the east coast and florida. it was super fun, since they rented out the entire ocean view villas complex for the whole weekend. we pressed our luck with the weather in january, but san diego did not disappoint! the weather was amazing, and the sunset the night of the wedding was spectacular. guests were treated to a mexican fiesta on friday night with a mariachi band, a frozen margarita machine, and great food catered by giuseppe's catering. the next day, the wedding was in full swing with more delicious food by giuseppe, beautiful florals from adorations and music by tim altbaum. we had the cigar roller as a surprise to ben, a chinese tea ceremony for carolyn's family, the horah, and fun pashminas to keep the girls warm. it was a great crowd with such a fun warm energy. the next day, we celebrated again with brunch for all of the guests. it was really fun for us to transform the space three times in 3 days~ what an honor to help you all out! thank you for including us! also, thank you to joel flory who took these awesome pictures!! love them!

kim & andy

i am finally blogging about kim & andy' wedding! what a great way to start off the year~ i seriously had the BEST bride, an amazing array of vendors, a beautiful location and epic weather for a january. what a great day! kim and andy were so relaxed and mellow throughout the entire planning process, and kim's laid back style added so much fun to the day! lavonne was there throughout the process to help create, mold and design the day, and josh was there to document it all. my boys, the tijuana dogs rocked the party (without a doubt~ ever!!) we drew inspiration from pinks, whites, black, and a bit of gold. all of these colors and elements were used throughout the ceremony in the crown room at the hotel del, and into the reception in the grand ballroom. we had cigars later in the evening, and lounge furniture for the guests as well. cake did an awesome job on the cake (so good!!) it was a perfect day, and one that i know i will remember for a very long time. thanks kim and andy and all of your great families for including me on the day~ what an honor!!

morgan & chris

morgan and chris got my "most relaxed couple of the year award" :) they were so into having a great time at the reception, and that was their focus!! we got very lucky in the fact that we were able to work with crown point catering (who just happen to have the most unbelievable brie and pear quesadillas EVER!) if anyone is looking for a caterer, you cannot go wrong with crown point. lori is the best- she will definitely take care of you. anyway, the flowers and decor were provided by joyce at j design, and she did such a great job to create a vintage vibe that we were going for. fresh artichokes and green sprigs of eucalyptus accentuated the look. morgan looked so beautiful, and kristen peele took the most amazing shots of the day. thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations morgan & chris!

Kate & Joe

in july, i had the pleasure of working  with kate & joe on their wedding at the manchester hyatt. it was so much fun- they are a great couple! kate wanted something that would feel like san diego, but without an over the top "beachy" feel. so, we opted for colors of white, teal, and sand. it was beautiful and joyce from j design provided the most beautiful calla lillies i had ever seen! they were enormous!! tim otto was the photographer for the day, and did such a great job. his work is beautiful, and he is so much fun. bon vivant were there again to capture the day on film, and the tijuana dogs rocked! cam turner provided all of the paper products- she is so talented :) it was such a fun day filled with really cool details and a great couple. thanks joe & kate for having me!


stephanie & matt

stephanie and matt were a great couple. stephanie was so much fun to work with- she was easygoing and had a great sense of style :) we had a great cast of vendors to help us out along the way as well :) we started the festivities off at the diamond view tower for the rehearsal dinner, and moved onto the hotel del the next day for the wedding. lavonne from adorations provided all of the decor- she even custom created a screen to make the windsor lawn feel a bit more private. the color scheme was ambers and blues, and it was reflected in the great linens at the cocktail hour, as well as through the linens in the ballroom. paul barnett was the photographer for the day, and he captured some really great moments and photographs. the tijuana dogs were there to entertain, and they did an awesome job keeping everyone dancing. they are the best!! russ from bon vivant captured the wedding on video, and did a great job as usual. all in all, it was a perfect day, and was so much fun!