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I give thee this ring . . .

I give thee this ring . . .

PHOTOS BY MARK HILLIS / UNVEILED PHOTOGRAPHY

Lisa and Garrett’s August wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado combined the sophistication of that beautiful venue infused with celebrating Aussie-style.
The Australian bride’s family traveled all the way to San Diego. Except for Dad, who wasn’t able to make it, but was hooked in via Skype!

I loved working with this couple, and had a blast with Lisa, who taught me the correct pronunciation of “Aussie.” and introduced me to Australian treat – TimTams. yum!

Laptop was set up on a bellyhigh table so that the bride's father in Australia could hear his daughter say, "I do"

Laptop was set up on a bellyhigh table so that the bride’s father in Australia could hear his daughter say, “I do”

Hilary Medovich with the Del was fantastic to work with – she made everything so easy.
As did DJ Kelley. From the moment the music started, the dance floor was never empty.
And great as always to work with Mark Hillis – once again records it all beautifully with incredible and creative photography.

Photos by Mark Hillis of Unveiled Photography

I now pronounce you Husband and Wife

I now pronounce you Husband and Wife

You may kiss the bride!

You may kiss the bride!

Haydee with Haydee’s Creative Flowers brought out the soft and romantic side with her stunning creations.
Beauty stylist Audra Rene was a pro getting the bride and maid of honor camera- and ceremony-ready!
SweetCheeks Bakery provided a sophisticated and charming wedding cake.

Under the Hotel Del chandelier - perfect setting for a first dance

Under the Hotel Del chandelier – perfect setting for a first dance

Iconic backdrop in the Hotel Del lobby

Iconic backdrop in the Hotel Del lobby

SweetCheeks bakery's sophisticated wedding cake adorned with starfish

SweetCheeks bakery’s sophisticated wedding cake adorned with starfish

DJ Gary Kelley keeps the party going

DJ Gary Kelley keeps the party going

Perfect parting gift wedding favor. The couple's favorite popcorn not only was delicious but shared the groom's name--Garrett's popcorn!

Perfect parting gift wedding favor. The couple’s favorite popcorn not only was delicious but shared the groom’s name–Garrett’s popcorn!

Sassy bride

Sassy bride

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Congratulations Dana and Jeff!

A charming celebration with unparalleled views at the Martin Johnson House in La Jolla, UCSD.

Thank you to ChelseaAnn Photography for the amazing photos!!!

Natural elegant florals and sweet little succulents as giveaway favors, provided by Magic Flower

A mouthwatering display and fun selection for the guests, from Michele Coulon
http://www.dessertier.com

Kristie and amazing staff at Continental Catering – offered spectacular presentation and even better food!
http://www.continentalcateringsd.com

Happily Married!! Isn’t the bride stunning? Hair and Makeup by the incomparable Sheila O’Kelly of Bridal Beauty
http://www.bridal-beauty.net

Gorgeous stationery by Jenn at Pink Star Design incorporates the rare and beautiful Torrey Pine of our San Diego coastline
http://www.pinkstardesign.com

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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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Resources & Recommendations

What time is Sunset on your wedding day? Check out  TimeandDate

The County Clerk’s Office is your resource for your Marriage License and all legal answers.

Be sure to consult MissNowMrs for your name-change kit!

And, as you plan your wedding you realize your life is changing, shifting and growing way beyond just putting together the pieces of the puzzle for your celebration day.

You might discover you will need the assistance in many different areas of your life.

Many blessings, luck and love in your new adventure of wedding and marriage!

 
DANCE LESSONS
Dancing Together
Rebecca Grohowski
619 -787- 6376
rebecca@dancingtogether.com
~Rebecca offers private dance instruction in a friendly, relaxed environment. The focus of learning is on competence, comfort, and enjoyment.
Mad Hot Studios
Isabella Konold
415-264-4464
isabella@madhotstudios.com
~Isabella holds classes in Pacific Beach and Rancho Bernardo. She teaches with passion and her enthusiasm is contagious. Take the floor for your first dance with enthusiasm and confidence.
DRESS PRESSING & PRESERVATION
Forever Treasured
Michele Basile
619-522-0339
michele@forever-treasured.com
~Michele goes above and beyond, pressing your dress on site for your wedding day and lending a friendly ear as well as assistant with all of your bridesmaids attire and even dressing assistance. After your wedding she will even pick up your wedding dress from your hotel for cleaning and preservation.
FAVORS
FINANCIAL PLANNING
Wittenberg Financial
Steve Wittenberg
~Steve’s consulting style goes beyond finance expertise to include a plan and vision for your life.
HONEYMOON
The Art of Travel
~Owner Kleon Howe’s expertise and passion infuses every customized honeymoon that he creates. You will never forget your experience working with him, let alone the amazing trip of a lifetime!
INSURANCE
MANICURE/PEDICURE/BEAUTY SALON
Urban SkinCare
Little Italy: 2326 India St.
Coronado: 549 Orange Ave
619-233-0306
MARRIAGE RESOURCES
Rev. Judy Winkler
(619)795-9996
Jamila Bazmjow / Marriage & Family Therapist
619-549-2312

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What a treat I experienced at the NACE [National Association of Catering Executives] event last night at the W Hotel downtown San Diego.

It’s always great to meet new people in the event industry and discover new services / products / designs.  As a wedding planner it’s what I thrive on and what my clients deserve.

And last night was no disappointment when my mouth was introduced to a cookie courtesy of 410Degrees. Owners Derek and Adam presented themselves to the NACE group with an amazing display and impressive variety of cookies to share.

lemonbasilI sampled the Lemon Basil, the Rosemary Balsamic, as well as the Intense Espresso, and yes, it was.

 

rosemary-balsamicAmazing, knee-weakening.  I know – it’s never a good idea to play it up too much. But really, I don’t think it’s possible.

 

Get your hands on some. If you don’t live in San Diego, no worries. They ship.

These are great for a little treat in Welcome Baskets for your out-of-town guests. Or you can even set up a Cookie Bar for your wedding guests as they’re departing your party at the end of the night.

What’s even better? You can even customize your cookie! More than 25 varieties of dough to choose from and THEN you add your mix-ins! – 60 possibilities of yummy things to include!  Wow. It’s too good.

Not only are the cookies amazing, the guys behind the dough have a great story and are passionate about what they do. Check it out.

 Now I’ve got to get my hands on a Tropical Mojito . . cookie that is!

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Forget Happy Hour –  kick it up about a thousand notches at the Chocolate Buffet!!  What!?

 

Yes, it’s true. I almost crashed my car when I saw the sign in the window of Mille Feuille announcing the Chocolate Buffet. A full selection of delectable chocolate treats and pastries available Friday and Saturday nights. What a great treat for your bridesmaids.

Or for a daytime outing try the Afternoon Tea.

 m-feuille-chocolate_buffet

Not to mention, Mille Feuille is a great option for your wedding cake or purchase delicate and unique pastries or truffles as favors or takeaways for your wedding guests. YUM!

 

Mille Feuille Chocolates

3896 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
On the corner of 5th and University

http://www.millefeuillechocolates.com

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