Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jenny loves Drew

Jenny and Drew’s wedding is very near and dear to me. I first met her mom Faye at the Scripps Seaside Forum at the beginning of the planning process, and I instantly fell in love with this great family! Jenny and Drew moved from back east to La Jolla a few months before their wedding, giving us a lot of time to get to know each other over email, phone and best of all in person.

4th of July can be a really tricky time to marry. Do you go full out red, white and blue, or simply pay homage to the day in small nods? Also, how do you give a group of out-of-towners the full San Diego Independence Day experience? Well, first, you start with an incredible venue. We tied in Giuseppe’s incredible eats and gelato (my personal fave), Concepts rentals and florals by yours truly, for a unique, yet traditional day. I especially loved the inclusion of Sadie—Jenny and Drew’s dog. My dear friend Diana brought Sadie for photos and the ceremony, and she is the best behaved pet to date at an I Do…Weddings! wedding. I am also very thankful for the help of the ever talented Rachel Leber and Mike Finn for their tireless help that day. The night was topped off with a beautiful fireworks show, all captured by the talented Kristina Chartier. Jenny and Drew, thank you for everything and Mazel Tov to you both!

Jenny and Drew’s wedding is definitely a show-stopper. Please check out the links below to see where it’s been featured. If you are a fan of the incredible Scripps Forum like I am, you will love these details like floor-to-ceiling draping by Concepts! I combined the design of one incredibly large and long head table to house the entire bridal party and immediate families. In addition, we used round and square tables of varying heights and sizes for the remainder of the guests. We reserved tables for families, and let the remaining guests sit as they wished. We served the meal as food stations and it certainly encouraged mingling throughout the evening.

Bridal Insider: (thank you Lori and the BI team for the beautiful collage!)

A Paper Proposal:

You can also see their wedding highlights video here, along with more wedding images here.

Special thanks to the vendors that made this day amazing!
Photography: Kristina Chartier
Officiant: Rabbi Satz
Ceremony and Reception Music: Pete Goslow and Steve, The Trip
Cake: The French Gourmet
Rentals: Concepts Event Design and Classic Party Rentals
Catering: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Hair and Make-up: Jill Powell and Laura Robar

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Anna Loves Ryan

Anna married Ryan on September 5th, at the OmniHotel in Downtown San Diego. The wait for this wedding had been almost a decade in the making! Ryan sure took his time(Anna said it was worth it!) The location, the vendors and the day couldn't have been more perfect for their wedding! The wedding was a combination of sweat, tears, and lots of glue and paper! Anna had a hand in most of the personalized decorations for the wedding. She absolutely gave her guests a very personal touch.

The Omni Hotel held a gorgeous ceremony on their roof top deck. The location gave such a perfect backdrop for their wedding. Ryan and Anna even got to play around the hotel and downtown to take some awesome pictures before and after the wedding. This couple knew how to have fun! Their guests got to enjoy their fun side as well, when during the reception they were treated to a movie made by the couple. It was a great personal touch to the day. Anna and Ryan made their wedding not just about themselves, but also about their family and friends.

Special Thanks to all the vendors who made this day amazing!

Coordinator: Rachel Leber, "I Do...Weddings!"
Venue: Ryan Hurd, The Omni Hotel
Photographer: Aaron, True Photography
Florist: Dawn, Embellishmint
Videographer: Lloyd Films
DJ: Effrin, Tap Productions
Rentals: Concepts and Raphael's