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PHOTOS BY PHILIP DEFALCO

One of the most beautiful spots for a wedding ceremony is offered by Candelas on Coronado. Toes in the sand, lapping waves and a backdrop of America’s Finest City – downtown San Diego.

Even better was officiating the wedding ceremony for Jen and Jon on October 5. What a sweet couple!!

“Jon and I cannot thank you enough for officiating our wedding. The ceremony was so beautiful because of you. We will always remember your kind words and how comfortable you made us feel on a day when we were already excited and anxious. Thank you for helping us personalize our ceremony. It was perfect and we loved it. Thank you! Jen & Jon”

Always impressive photography by Philip DeFalco.

The couple borrowed from her family’s love of the ocean and sailing. For their unity ceremony they “tied the knot”.

Just Married! Jon and Jen really played up their oceanfront ceremony, with starfish hanging from the arch.

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For their April 1 wedding celebration at Grand Pacific Palisades in Carlsbad, this couple playfully executed a fun springtime event with grace and whimsy.
From pinwheels in the arbor to argyle socks reflecting their gray & yellow theme, Katy and Troy were so fun and fun-loving!

Argyle socks reflect the fun spring-time wedding theme of yellow and gray

Cutest funnest blingiest bridal shoes ever!

Their creative execution of playful surprises throughout the wedding made this such a memorable event, and fun for their guests as well.
Friends and family got in on the act as well – Mother of the Bride created all of the centerpieces with florals from a wholesaler, and friends put set up a fun interactive Candy Bar for guests to take home goodies.

Katy & Troy: fun-loving and in love

“Gayle did everything we hoped she said she would and more. . . . it was absolutely the best choice we made in the entire wedding process. The fact that I could relax and enjoy my day with my new husband, family and friends knowing that everything was taken care of was invaluable.”

Wedding guests can make their own to-go bag favor of goodies from the candy bar!

Congratulations you two!

Wedding professionals:
Photographer
Natalia Cruz

The bride's bouquet beautifully displays her grandmother's jewelry

Bouquets & Boutonnieres
Robyn Foreman

Mother of the Bride created these sweet whimsical centerpieces. Yummy Cupcakes provided by SweetCheeks Bakery

Cupcakes
SweetCheeks

Hair & Makeup
Cassie Talamantez

DJ

Kenny Romans

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Fluxx did it again!

What do you get when you combine sweets, cocktails and chocolate? Very happy girls 🙂

Fluxx continues to showcase their space in new and exciting ways, and last night’s New Theme Launch Party was no exception.

The Fluxx Sweet Shoppe offered different stations of cupcakes, rice krispie treats, chocolate fountains, and savories, and specialty coffees.

I tried not to hover over the cupcake table and had to restrain myself from eating more than the THREE I devoured. One was a deceptively simple chocolate with no icing – but bite into it and your mouth bursts with a little pop of pure liquid chocolate. Divine.

There was such attention to detail throughout the club, with giant lollipops hanging from the ceiling, a cotton candy station, and even magnified pics of confections on giant panels. I had to stifle the urge to go up and lick the wall a la Willy Wonka.

Congratulations to Emily Goldman, event manager, and Team Fluxx for another great showcase and for reminding us that a cutting edge club like Fluxx can be a great spot to create whatever you can dream up for your special event. www.fluxxsd.com/private-events

SideNote: Have to give a shout-out to my hardworking friend Nada Adjadj of SoBelle Favors who attend the Sweet Shoppe event as just a guest (for once!) She creates amazing confections for special events as well – check her out! www.sobellefavors.com

OK, my souvenir candy necklace keeps distracting me. Time for a treat . . . 

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Only 12 lucky brides have the opportunity this year to hold their wedding at the spectacular University Club atop Symphony Towers in downtown San Diego.

Only club members are allowed access to the club and to hold events. However, the University Club is opening up 12 dates in 2010 for nonmembers to hold their event.

Gabrielle Fox photography

 

Contact Just Imagine Weddings for details on how you can be one of the lucky 12!

The award winning University Club sits high atop Symphony Towers, boasting a spectacular panoramic view of the San Diego downtown skyline.

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Express Yourself: Sarah is a bride who definitely knows her own style.  Check out more of Sarah & Jeff’s celebration in the Photo Gallery. Married October 3, 2009. Congratulations Sarah & Jeff!

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Getting Married?

Ask about our Bridal Referral program for big savings on wedding planning services with Just Imagine!

Call: 619-260-1317

Email: gayle@justimagineweddings.com

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One of my brides recently had an issue come up with her wedding dress. About a month before the wedding, the dress had still not arrived in the bridal salon and it was expected it would be another two weeks before it came in.

The sales person at the bridal shop, upon telling her the bad news, stated that the bride seemed so calm and was surprised the bride wasn’t freaking out.

Later the bride informed me of the situation and then asked, “Should I be freaking out?”

I would describe this bride as the ultimate goddess bride!

Just because many other brides might have freaked out, doesn’t mean that’s the best reaction.

I advised the bride to get all the information she could from the salon about tracking the status of the dress, backup options, turnaround time for fittings, etc. It’s all about assessing the situation and seeing what’s possible.

There was no need to freak out since the salon informed the bride of everything they were doing in their best effort to resolve the situation, and even offered her another beautiful dress already in their inventory that was similar to hers, as a backup.

Tips to Avoid Freaking Out:

~If in fact your dress has not arrived from the manufacturer as scheduled, get all the information about when the dress will arrive in order to make an informed decision.

~Decide on your boundaries – are you comfortable waiting or would you choose to try another salon or instead take their Option B dress?

~Ask about refunds, discounts, guarantees

~Ask for solutions. Sometimes the salon will come up with an idea you had not considered.

~Allow people to do their best for you.

Sometimes we freak out because we feel powerless. Empower yourself with all the information and then the decision is all yours. Freaking out doesn’t help anything.

Usually when we remain calm, situations are more easily resolved and it is almost unbelievable how many resources become available to us when we allow them.

In this case, the dress arrived in plenty of time for alterations and the bride was beautiful!

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