29Apr

Amy and John’s Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding with I Do…Weddings

By, April 29, 2013

About seven months prior to their wedding, Amy and John contacted us for help with the key details of their big day. From the beginning, they wanted a beach wedding with an elegant feel. When they discovered the Scripps Seaside Forum, they knew it was a perfect fit!

We immediately began working closely with the couple, as well as and Amy’s mom, Nancy. Throughout the process, we provided planning assistance, vendor recommendations, design support, time and budget management, and layout development for this gorgeous wedding.

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When the day finally arrived, John looked dapper in his bow-tie. Amy was breathtaking in her floral embellished wedding gown.

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One of our favorite moments of Amy and John’s day was seeing them meet for their “First Look.” There’s always so much anticipation leading up to this happy moment, and we were honored to be a part of it.

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John’s groomsmen had such a fun (and irreverent) sense of humor!  Each member of the wedding party added to the comfortable feel of the day!

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A beautiful canopy, provided by Blush Botanicals, gave a romantic beach flow to the ceremony. The overhead market lighting added a cool, outdoorsy vibe.

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Inside the Forum, we draped the back wall and added uplights, giving a soft romantic feel to the room. For an extra personal touch, guests were presented with mini picture frames, which served as their table place card holders. Guests were encouraged to take these frames home to help remember the special day.

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Once the sun set, we turned on special spotlights that shot out toward the ocean. These lights made the coastline visible in the dark, and allowed for great photo opportunities.

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Best wishes to Amy and John as they start their new life together!

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Coordinator:  I Do Weddings
Photography:  True Photography
Venue:  Scripps Seaside Forum
Florist:  Blush Botanicals
Caterer:  Coast Catering
Linens and Rental:  Concepts Event Design
Videographer:  Enjet Media
Officiant:  Rabbi Ian
Makeup:  Rock and Royal Makeup Studio
Lighting and Decor:  San Diego Party Rental
Musician:  Wayne Foster Entertainment

 

14Jan

A Ranch Style Wedding with Lace, Burlap and Blush Botanicals

By, January 14, 2013

It is such an honor to be asked by a peer in the industry to help design their very own wedding. We had so much fun working with Rachel of I Do Weddings on her own wedding since, as a wedding planner, we work with her all the time on a professional level.

Rachel came in knowing the exact look she wanted to achieve for her big day, and trusted us with the details. She was an absolute dream to work with, and we loved every second of it!

The wedding was held at Serenity Oaks Ranch, a picturesque private estate in rural Valley Center. The lovely outdoor venue featured acres of open space, as well as beautiful oaks trees. The natural surroundings perfectly complemented the soft wedding colors such as as blush and ivory.

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Rachel carried an organic bouquet of soft blush and ivory tones, with cool blue succulent accents, and loads of texture. The hand-tied bouquet was finished in a burlap wrapping, with delicate buttons running down the length of the handle.

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We used similar tones for Mike and his groomsmens’ boutonnieres, incorporating the soft blue succulents and natural twine for texture.

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These adorable flower girls walked down the aisle carrying large blush garden roses, adorned with simple, whimsical ribbon.

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The couple got married under a large tree, which allowed them to get a bit creative. Two vintage, whitewashed window frames were hung, and accented with soft blush and ivory tones.

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The reception was set with two unique table tops. Round tables, which were covered in burlap, were topped with eclectic bud vases paired with mercury glass candle holders. Long wooden banquet tables were topped with our unique lace runners, as well as tall footed candle holders wrapped in a burlap accent.

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Rachel and Mike wanted to create a romantic, organic and warm feeling for their big day. By staying heavy on candlelight, natural textures and soft tones, we were able to create a very inviting atmosphere.

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Rachel was a relaxed bride, and was able to enjoy every moment. The newlyweds, and the entire wedding, looked absolutely stunning.

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Florist: Blush Botanicals
Photography: True Photography
Venue: Serenity Oaks Ranch
Event Beverage Service: Bar Works
Linens and Rental: Concepts Event Design
Musician: C3 Church
Officiant: C3 Church
Caterer: Continental Catering
Wedding Dress: Here Comes the Bride
Disc Jockey: JD Musik
Coordinator: I Do Weddings
Transportation: Masterpiece Limos
Videographer: NR3
Hair Stylist: Up Do for You
Bakery: Sweet Cheeks Baking
Makeup: Scarlette De Boer