13Dec

Green Gables Wedding Estate

By, December 13, 2017

Highlights of Green Gables Wedding Estate

Tucked away in the hills of San Marcos, this English garden inspired wedding venue is a treasure trove of interesting backdrops and romantic settings. This turn-of-the-century historic landmark estate is set in total seclusion, nestled among a towering forest that dates back well over 100 years.

A day at Green Gables typically begins in the bridal suite inside of the 1890’s schoolhouse. Here, the bride can apply her finishing touches, put on her gown, and relax for a moment before walking down the aisle. Enjoy this gallery of recent photos captured by our studio at Green Gables Wedding Estate.

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The big windows in the suite are a great source of soft light in the room.
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If you continue to walk around the schoolhouse you will find a large shaded lawn that features a rope swing and enough room to photograph even the largest wedding party.
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One of the more iconic locations at Green Gables is the 1951 Ford Truck. This vintage piece of Americana is a perfect backdrop for bridal parties and fun photos of the newlyweds.
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Just past the truck, following a winding road away from the main venue, youu2019ll come to a more secluded area of the property that is perfect for some intimate portrait of the bride and groom.
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The gazebo that is used as the altar during the ceremony can also be used as the backdrop for formal wedding parties or romantic coupleu2019s photos of the new Bride and Groom.
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After sunset the entire venue comes alive with large market lights and tiny twinkling lights. These make for a magical backdrop for some awesome night photos.
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Green Gables Wedding Estate Photography

As preferred photographers of Green Gables Wedding Estate, we photograph weddings here frequently :) If you are considering a wedding at this venue, we are happy to talk over specific photography questions. We also suggest checking out more of our Green Gables Wedding Estate wedding photos.

21Jul

Vendors We Love: Lounge Appeal

By, July 21, 2015

Vendor Type: Lounge furniture rental
Why We Love Them: Their knack for transforming regular spaces into cozy and sophisticated lounge environments.
Did You Know? Furniture rentals are offered in over twelve color schemes, including Lime Green, Gold, Royal Blue, and Chocolate!
What’s New: “We are constantly adding new inventory, please check our website or Facebook page for the most up to date items!”
Things They Love: Light up furniture, clients who become friends, a balanced event layout, Happy Hour, True Photography’s amazing team!

Please enjoy a selection of our favorite images from recent events we’ve worked together. Click here to see more!

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One More Reason to Love This Company

In addition to being a company we love (and love working with!) we can't thank this team enough for their generous support and participation in The Love Benefit. This event was held on 6/2/15 to honor our founder Aaron Feldman, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2014 and is currenlty undergoing intensive treatment. This team worked tirelessly to make the event a reality and an unforgettable evening. Please click here to see photos from the event, which was attended by over 300 wedding industry professionals, friends, family, and the community at large. To learn more about Aaron's story, please visit http://howibeatmycancer.com
16Apr

An Elegant Garden Themed Wedding at The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay | Becky & Nick

By, April 16, 2013

Although they currently live in Northern California, Becky and Nick originally met in San Diego. This couple knew they wanted to celebrate their wedding here, where it all began. Approximately nine months before their big day, they toured our property, The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, and promptly booked us as their wedding venue. Our tropical, waterfront location fit perfectly with the couple’s desire for an elegant, garden-themed event.

Becky and Nick’s ceremony took place right near the water, at a place known as the Bayside Lawn. This site has sweeping views of the sunset along Mission Bay, and easily accommodated the 180 guests in attendance.

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Right after the ceremony, the guests were in for a surprise, as a huge fire truck pulled up to congratulate the new couple! Because Nick is firefighter in Northern California, he called in some favors, and arranged for a fun experience for everyone. It was also the perfect photo op!

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The reception was held at our very private Banyan Lawn and Court. Our beautifully landscaped outdoor venue features a cluster of spreading banyan trees in the center of a courtyard, surrounded by flowering shrubs and water views.  There was plenty of room on the expansive adjacent lawn for cocktails and dinner, followed by a beautiful Southern California sunset, and dancing under the stars.

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The couple arrived at the reception by way of our Banyan Bridge, which made for a memorable grand entrance! Once they arrived, they danced together for the first time as a married couple.

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Because Becky’s main colors were eggplant and ivory, the hanging floral arrangements and crystal accents were designed to match these gorgeous hues.

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One of our favorite features at the Hyatt is our cuisine. We lead the industry in offering a seasonal and locally inspired menu. In addition to this perk at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, Becky and Nick took advantage of our complimentary suite on the evening of their wedding, and also received bonus points towards any future hotel stays at any Hyatt around the world. Congratulations to this wonderful couple!

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Venue: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Photography:  True Photography
Bakery: Flour Power
Tuxedo:Friar Tux Shop
Invitation: Invitation Box
Gifts and Favors: My Wedding Favors
Linens and Rental: Pacific Event Productions
Lighting and Decor: Pacific Event Productions
Florist: Pacific Event Productions
Musician: Ryan Hiller Music
Hair Stylist: Salon Pure Perfection
Makeup: Salon Pure Perfection
Disc Jockey: Tim Altbaum Productions
Wedding Dress: Trudy’s Bridal