Gorgeous Tented Wedding on Harbor Island in San Diego

What a spectacular day this couple planned! With the help of Molly at Tres Chic Affairs to bring the details together and make sure the day ran smoothly, and some amazing weather, Mike and Nicole's day went off without a hitch.  A customized bar from TBDesigned San Diego, an elegant tented with chiffon draping from Classic Party Rentals, and Coast Catering's delicious recipes - this day was seriously spectacular.  We loved adding the soft and classic floral design to this go-all-out affair.  Thank you Mike and Nicole!

Check out these gorgeous photos from Aga Jones!

Westgate Hotel San Diego Photo Shoot

Inspired by the Netflix series, "The Crown", this wedding inspiration features royal details and luxury design.  Lush and full without being overdone, timeless, tasteful, and romantic.  The Westgate Hotel in Downtown San Diego offers the perfect backdrop creating an environment of a grand European Chateau perfect for those San Diego couples that don't want the typical beachy wedding.  It would be a glorious venue for an elegant black tie affair to whisk guests away to a very different time and place.  

What's additionally exciting about this wedding inspiration shoot is that Southern California Bride loved it as much as we did and featured it on their blog, you can see the full feature here.

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Creative Team:

Photography Cavin Elizabeth

Venue The Westgate Hotel San Diego

Florals BLOOMS by breesa lee

Hair and Makeup Unveiled Bridal Beauty

Coordination Luxe Events

Stationary Four Things Paper

Cake Sweet Cheeks 

Ring Trumpet and Horn

Dress Ysa Makino

Vista Valley Country Club Wedding

OOH - one of my favorite San Diego venues.  This place is a serious dream especially if you like garden ceremonies and grand European buildings.  From the bridal suite to the cocktail bar to the ballroom with the grand wooden hearth - it's seriously stunning and each detail is spectacular.  Here I have my favorite photos for my fall wedding with Leif Brandt and Kelsey Rae Designs.  If you're considering Vista Valley Country Club as your wedding venue - book it! And seriously give me a call because I'm obsessed with flowering this place up.  

Wedding Inspiration in the Meadow

After being asked to participate in a bridal inspiration shoot styled by Blush and Adore and photographed by Acres of Hope Photography I knew the final product was going to be exactly what they are - STUNNING.  

Check out our Trendy Bride blog feature here!

Delicate acacia framing this vibrant bouquet

Delicate acacia framing this vibrant bouquet

Kumquats, protea, and fuchsia ranunculus - love this surprising combo!

Kumquats, protea, and fuchsia ranunculus - love this surprising combo!

Delicate silk trailing ribbon.

Delicate silk trailing ribbon.

Bridal bouquet using Pantone color inspiration.  Full of peach Juliet roses, Mauve Quicksand roses, blue thistle, pink tulips, lavender scabiosa, eucalyptus, ruscus, fern and more. 

Bridal bouquet using Pantone color inspiration.  Full of peach Juliet roses, Mauve Quicksand roses, blue thistle, pink tulips, lavender scabiosa, eucalyptus, ruscus, fern and more. 

Classic soft gray Mrs. Box

Classic soft gray Mrs. Box

This is a shoot I keep coming back to.  It's simple, classic, and elegant. The perfect inspiration for a spring wedding. 

 

Beauty  blush and adore

Photography  acres of hope photography

Florals  blooms by breesa lee

Wardrobe Styling  mish mucho styles

Calligraphy  yours truly calligraphy

Cake  sweet cheeks baking co

Gowns  here comes the bride

Models  @bri.dietz @ashleeeymorgan

Shades of Red for Arlyne and Weston

Last year, I was contacted by Arlyne Sanjines (now, Mrs. Bales) to provide the flowers for her outdoor wedding at Secluded Garden Estate.  The meeting we had was awesome and we were definitely on the same page.  I got to know her style really well since she happens to be a YouTube sensation and shares all her favorite style secrets and hints. 

Arlyne in her gorgeous lace dress and Weston looking dapper in his blue suit.  

Arlyne in her gorgeous lace dress and Weston looking dapper in his blue suit.  

Arlyne walked down the aisle under the venue's greenhouse arbor.  We decked the top of the arbor with draping lace and chiffon and hanging glass orbs.  A massive floral installation at the vow site held a mix of willow branches, olive branches, king protea, blue delphinium, terra cotta roses, white stock, and lots of other textural details.

She wanted a really warm and eclectic mix of colors with rich marsala as the color anchor and a variety of blue hues and blush to accent.  We brought in the beauty of the natural fauna of the venue and used lots of greenery in deep and sage tones.  This brought so much texture to each area and it was a treat to the eye as you looked around the expansive grounds.

Garland of broad leaves and seeded eucalyptus decked the bar from Sundrop Vintage (who provided all the awesome furniture rentals) and the gorgeous seating chart hand lettered by Louise Letters.

Two different table styles for the guests.  For half of the tables we used matching greenery garlands.  For the other half we used a mix of metal and glass pedestals holding elongated floral arrangements of roses, dahlias, delphinium, gold orchids and banksia, and berries.  Louise Letters provided custom hand dyed table numbers and these fun gold frames.

Her bouquet held a mix of garden roses, thistle, orchids, banksia, spray roses, and a ton of greenery. It was absolutely stunning - look at that amazing bauble ribbon!

Her bouquet held a mix of garden roses, thistle, orchids, banksia, spray roses, and a ton of greenery. It was absolutely stunning - look at that amazing bauble ribbon!

Photography: Priscilla Frey

Videography: Kavin Lindgren

Coordination: Samantha Louise Moments

Flowers: BLOOMS by breesa lee

Calligraphy: Louise Letters 

Venue: Secluded Garden Estate

Make Up: Key Beauty

Hair: Allie Does Hair

Featured on Grey Likes Wedding Blog

Bold Hues and Awesome Venues

BLOOMS loves bold interesting color combos! When brides go bold with their wedding colors, we know we're going to love the outcome.  Insert these awesome color schemes into epic scenery and you get some of our favorite weddings (not to mention the clients are pretty amazing too). Here's some of our favorite examples from our sweet clients:

 

The bride and groom took personal photos at Balboa Park after the ceremony.

The bride and groom took personal photos at Balboa Park after the ceremony.

Anne's wedding at Moniker Warehouse in downtown San Diego was full of burgundy and rich magenta.  It was important to her husband to have a splash of purples to celebrate his alma mater.  We balanced the deep toned garden roses, dark dahlias, and vibrant spray roses with soft peach roses, blushing bride protea, and lighter toned orchids.  Fragrance was abundant with the lavender sprigs, gardenia greenery, and seeded eucalyptus.  

The couple and their guests partied the night away at Moniker Warehouse.  Coordinated by  Classically Lovely Events

The couple and their guests partied the night away at Moniker Warehouse.

Coordinated by Classically Lovely Events

When Anne contacted me she said she was getting married at Moniker Warehouse and loved the industrial feel.  Her main concern, though, was making the large space feel warm and intimate.  We accomplished that by incorporating garden style arrangements in two different formations.  Half the tables had a single arrangement on an elevated mercury pedestal.  The other half of the table had a trio gathering; three different delicate glass vases holding their own selection of flowers and greenery.


Photo by Dan Rice

Photo by Dan Rice

Jennie and Tim's wedding will be featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine.  It was such a gorgeous ceremony in Old Town San Diego followed by a wild night at The Luce Loft in Downtown San Diego (all the amazing furniture rentals were provided by CC Vintage Rentals).  Jennie started with a pretty soft color scheme of white, blush, and deep burgundy accents but as we approached the big day she decided to go all out.  We used a balance of richness and softness with deep dahlias, blue tweedia, latte garden roses, blush and ivory spray roses, fuchsia parrot tulips, and so much more!! It seemed a little wild at first but as everything came together it got more and more stunning.  The delicate textures kept the color combo from looking too heavy and the mid tones of ivory and latte brought together the full color spectrum.


Photo by Moss + Isaac

Photo by Moss + Isaac

Rachel was another bride that started with a classic and sweet color scheme and eventually went all out mixing soft yellows, blush, pink, and crimson! Who would have though it worked? But it did! Parrot tulips in neutral tones with soft blush sweet peas set the mid tones for crimson peonies, yellow yarrow, and fuchsia globe tulips.  Aside from the texture and color combo - look at all the mint. Can you imagine the amazing fragrance?  This New York wedding is also close to my heart because Rachel is one of my closest friends and favorite people on the planet.