03Jun

A Fair Style Affair | Wedding Inspiration for a County Fair Themed Celebration

By, June 03, 2013

For all the locals out there, it’s time to gear up for the annual San Diego County Fair! This Saturday, June 8th, kicks off the fair’s 77th year at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. To pay homage, we designed a fair-themed inspiration board full of summer fun!

For your own fair-inspired wedding, we suggest starting with spring pastels, and pairing them with bright pops of red and teal. You can also add details such as striped paper straws, buckets of Gerbera Daisies, and ribbon curtains draped over archways. These small touches help to accentuate the theme, and to create a whimsical atmosphere.

As an alternative to the ever-popular photo booth, you can mix it up with a kissing booth, which makes a great backdrop for social-media-worthy photo ops. If you’re looking to pull out all the stops, a petting zoo will surely keep guests entertained during the cocktail hour! And, if you can swing it, an old-fashioned carnival Ferris Wheel is a nice touch :)

Whether the wedding is fancy, or down-to-earth, there is always room for deliciously naughty late night treats. Desserts like chewy caramel apples, specialty popcorn and hand-dipped ice cream bars help to bring out that authentic fair flair. We’ll see you at the midway!

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27May

Anchors Aweigh! | Fresh Looks for an Elegant Nautical Themed Wedding

By, May 27, 2013

In honor of the highly anticipated summer wedding season, our weekly inspiration board is a nod to nautical-themed weddings. Nautical style is timeless, and conveys a feeling of leisure and freshness. It brings to mind anchors, sailboats, clean stripes and roped detailing.

A classic nautical-themed wedding infuses navy blue and red hues into the decor, paired with elegant accents. We’ve seen details such as seashell-motif invitations, gold flatware at the reception, and a beaded pearl clutch for the bride. These small touches really help to tie the theme together, and to bring a sophisticated elegance to the occasion.

Below, you’ll see a selection of images from recent natucial-themed weddings we’ve photographed. Whether you’re planning a cruise ship wedding, or you simply love the ocean breeze, our board may help to inspire your own nautical nuptials :)

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21May

Handpicked Inspiration for a Farm Fresh Strawberry Wedding

By, May 21, 2013

With summertime just around the corner, strawberry season is in full swing! Our current spring fling (or crush, in this instance), is this delicious berry with a bright red color and sweet aroma.

To inspire your “farm fresh” strawberry wedding, we’ve gathered a handful of images that we’ve photographed at recent weddings. A touch of strawberry can be accomplished by blending shades of red and pink into your decor, with green and ivory accents. To round out the vision, we suggest creative touches using your theme colors, such as stylizing a lounge area, painting an old fence to make it pop, or incorporating chic polka-dot vases.

And of course, no strawberry wedding is complete without a menu to match! Examples of strawberry-influenced cuisine we’ve seen recently include strawberry-mint infused water and balsamic strawberry salad. For dessert? How about Pinterest-worthy strawberry shortcake, served in mason jars!

Strawberry themed wedding inspiration board