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Lindsay and Greg were married at Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, Calif. on October 19. “It was a beautiful space that allows for a ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception to take place all in one area,” Lindsay said. “Plus, it was a blank canvas that we could customize and design our wedding style to.” The bride wore an sweetheart ball gown designed by Ian Staurt called “Antoinette,” while the groom wore a classic black suit. Bridesmaids shined bright in their long, gold glitter dresses, and the flower girl look oh-so adorable with her floral wreath in her hair. “Besides seeing my soon-to-be husband for the first time, it was so wonderful to se all of our family and friends together to celebrate such a special day with us,” she said. “We also included thoughtful details like picturing our family members on their wedding day at the dessert bar and also honoring those that served in the military.” The ceremony overlooked the Pacific Ocean with a dramatic arch draped in fabric, while the reception took place instead the grand ballroom with tall floral centerpieces featuring roses and hydrangeas and crystals. The newlyweds’ favorite part of the day? “The catering!” Lindsay said. “Appetizers like truffle grilled cheese and mini sliders with sweet potato fries .  . . signature mojito cocktails . . .and a custom dessert bar.” Who could resist those donuts and layered mouse shooters?

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Photography: Joie De Vivre Photography | Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum | Event Planner/Floral Designer: Emily Smiley | Dress Designer: Ian Stuart | Jewelry: Justine M. Couture | Caterer: Giuseppe’s Fine Catering | Cake: Jeff Bonilla of Urban Restaurant Group | Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tours

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Amy and Rocky were married at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif. on November 29. “The inspiration behind the day was of course to become husband and wife and to share the happy moment with our close friends and family,” Amy said. “What we wanted to create for our guests was a beautiful day that they would remember and cherish for as long as we would. We didn’t want to follow any of the standard wedding ‘recipes’ that we had seen in past weddings we had attended. We did this by incorporating our tastes and preferences with all of the suggestions and expertise that our vendors gave us.” Prior to the ceremony the bride and her ‘maids got ready in patterned floral kimono robes and matching glitter TOMS. Portraits were taken in the amphitheater where musical artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, ZZ Top, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Callait, and Justin Bieber have performed. Amy wore a sweetheart lace wedding gown, accessorized with a birdcage veil. Did you know she also wore a red wedding dress too? Bridesmaids were blushing in dress in various fabrics, styles, and lengths with do-it-yourself bouquets filled with roses, gerbera daisies, and baby’s breath. Following the sunset nuptials, the newlyweds proceeded to the grapevines to share a few peaceful moments to themselves before the reception. Inside, guests were escorted to their seats with wine corks, while tables were decorated with candles and the ceiling with paper lanterns. A photo booth was nearby for them to leave a photo as well as their well wishes before the night was over too.

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Photography: Evan Chung Photography | Venue: The Mountain Winery | Makeup Artist: A-List Makeup | DJ: BlazeWave Entertainment | Photo Booth: Say Ya Photobooth

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Christie and Mark were married in a traditional Catholic mass ceremony at St. Vincent de Paul Church followed by a reception at James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco, Calif. on December 28. “We ended up picking our wedding venue really quickly because the moment we walked in, we were so blown away that we couldn’t even look at anything else,” Christie said. “We could imagine our big day there, and it just felt right. Also, the view of the Golden Gate Bridge didn’t hurt!” She wore a sweetheart lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with an off-the-shoulder overlay and ivory sash, while the bridesmaids blushed in their long pink chiffon dresses. Groomsmen looked dapper in classic black tuxedos, accessorized with bow ties. “Our favorite moment was when we said our vows to each other,” she said. “A wedding is just one day, but those vows will last a lifetime.” The glamorous reception featured tall candelabra centerpieces overflowing with hydrangeas and roses, bells were placed at each setting with a guests’ name, and a box of chocolates too. The dance floor was even lit with snowflakes! “Larry Lynch and The Mob really brought the house down, and everyone was dancing all night long,” Christie said. “See everyone have so much fun really made my day.”

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Photography: Clane Gessel Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Vincent de Paul Church | Reception Venue: James Leary Flood Mansion | Event Planner: Fiori Di Miele | Dress Designer: Jin Wang | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Group from Bella Bridesmaid | Jewelry: Penny Prevelle | Hair & Makeup Artist: Skyla Arts | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Banks | Officiant: Monsignor Joseph Milani | Invitations: Letter Perfect | Floral Designer/Caterer/Rentals: McCalls Catering | Cake: Cake Expressions | Band: Larry Lynch and The Mob | Dance Instructors: Arthur Murray Dance Studios | Favors: The Chocolate Dream Box | Videography: Thomas Hughes Films 

Classic Black and Red Fall Plaza Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 11, 2014

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Kristena and Ryan were married outside on Grand Newport Plaza followed by a reception inside Celebrations in Costa Mesa, Calif. on November 2. Fun fact: The bride is also our very own Apple Blossom from Bridal Buds! “My husband and I fell in love with it as soon as we toured the grounds,” Kristena said. “I think the one thing about it was that it was unique, and we loved that we could have the ceremony and reception in one place without having our guests travel.” She wore a sweetheart ruffled ball gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash and pair of black Badgley Mischka petal t-strap high heels, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a white tie. A favorite moment? “The first look!” she said. “When I came down the staircase and saw my husband standing there waiting for me, I was so excited. Seeing his expression was worth all the nerves and craziness up to that point.” Following the nuptials, guests were asked to fill out “We Say” advice cards, tables were decorated with black linens and red roses centerpieces, and a candy bar was filled with taffy, gummies, cake pops, and chocolates, which also doubled as favors. “It was the perfect item for them to take home with them after the night,” Kristena said.

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Photography: Sargeant Creative | Videography: Aqua Vivus Production | Event Planner: Eventfully Beautiful | Dress Designer: Mori Lee from Mary Me Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo and David’s Bridal | Jewelry: Emanuel Designs | Hair and Makeup Artist: Flawless Faces | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux | Ceremony Venue: Grand Newport Plaza | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Floral Designer: Natalie Galasso Designs | Reception Venue: Celebrations | Caterer/Rentals: Turnip Rose | Cake: Creative Cakes | Candy Bar: Sweet Ladera | Transportation: Crystal Limousine and Ace Transportation | Photo Booth: Foto Cabina 

Rustic Peach Fall Ranch Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 03, 2014

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Jacquelyn and Sean were married at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, Calif. on October 19. “We knew it was the one because of it’s effortless, natural beauty,” Jacquelyn said. “It felt like we were at an Italian villa.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with an illusion neckline and back, accessorized with a pair of sparkly peep-toe pumps, while the groom wore a gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a peach bow tie and pocket square to match the ‘maids in their dresses. She walked down the rose-petal aisle with her parents by each side to meet Sean. They recited their own vows that got them both teary-eyed! Guests enjoyed signature “Whisk-ie Love” and “Yu Sweet Cute-Cumber” cocktails from mason jars. Rustic farm tables were decorated with vintage books, vases and vessels filled with roses and hydrangeas and coffee bean favor bags at each place setting. “The one moment I can’t stop thinking about is when all our friends and family flooded onto the dance floor to surround us for the last song,” she said. “There was big bear hugs, high-fives, and cheers while everyone sang along to Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ at the top of our lungs.”

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Photography: Hazelwood Photo | Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch | Event Planner: Joyce Kim Weddings | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals from Beautiful Day Bridal Salon | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Wedding Time | Hair Stylist: Touch of Beauty | Makeup Artist: Leslie Chan | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux | Ceremony and Reception Music: Elegant Entertainment | Invitations: Leslie Kim | Floral Designer: Butterfly Floral | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Cake: Skiff’s Cakes | Caterer: Command Performance | Videography: Avec Lumiere Productions

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