21Mar

A Vibrant Wedding at Rancho Bernardo Courtyard | Coordinated by I Do Weddings

By, March 21, 2013

We recently had the opportunity to work with a lovely couple, Christina and Eric! Our role was to help to coordinate their ceremony at Corpus Christi Church, followed by a reception at the Rancho Bernardo Courtyard. The two events were a beautiful blend of traditional and modern, which perfectly describes them as a couple.

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To give the ceremony a cheery, but very traditional feel, we paired a beautiful “sapphire blue” hue with pops of color.

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After the ceremony, everyone let loose and atmosphere was playful. It was so much fun to see Eric and his guys mugging for the camera in this photo! We love the expressions of their alter egos!

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We always enjoy when our couples choose vibrant colors because bright tones photograph so beautifully. Christina and Eric chose a bold palette of a sapphire blue, yellow and orange, which was a wonderful alternative to a traditional fall palette (such as red, orange and yellow). From the bridal party attire to the floral arrangements, to the table tops at the reception, the colors popped!

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For a modern spin on a wedding guestbook, Christina and Eric’s guests marked their thumbprints on a canvas wedding tree. We adored this interactive option, which was personalized to include their names, wedding date and a sketch of their pup!

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We always say that some of the most inventive touches at a wedding are the most simple and practical, particularly when they are a reflection of the couple. This wedding had a “school” theme, with tables named after graduation years, books as centerpieces, and a cute pop quiz for guests to fill out. Guests even found their seating arrangements by looking at a tagged pencil!

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Christina and Eric also included other interactive features, such as customized photo backdrop, complete with a photographer and props!

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From start to finish, Christina and Eric’s wedding was truly about them and the love they share. We enjoyed every moment, working with these two incredible people.

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Coordinator: I Do Weddings
Photography: True Photography
Venue: Rancho Bernardo Courtyard
Wedding Dress: Bridal and Veil
Linens and Rental: Continental Catering
Caterer: Continental Catering
Church/Temple: Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Bakery: Grove Pastry Shop
Invitation: Madhouse Market
Disc Jockey: PurDigital Entertainment
Photo Booth: Recorded Memories
Florist: Thistle Dew Floral & Event Design

15Jan

Catering by Personal Touch Dining at Rancho Bernardo Courtyard Wedding

By, January 15, 2013

At Personal Touch Dining, our management team works with brides and grooms to select a delicious, customized menu for the wedding day. We understand the essentials needed, and we work hard so that your wedding day runs smoothly. From our popular tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, to our chef-crafted seated meal items, we help to create a sumptuous event.

Recently, we had the chance to work with an amazing couple, Jezriel and Rai, for their wedding at the Rancho Bernardo Courtyard. With the help of their fabulous coordinator at Oh So Chic Events, the reception turned out beautifully. The couple was able to sit back and enjoy their day like they should.

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One of Personal Touch Dining’s most requested tray-passed food items is our Spicy Chipotle Shrimp. It features seasoned shrimp with chipotle cream cheese, which is garnished with fresh parsley and served on a crisp flour tortilla.

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Another item tray-passed during Rai and Jezriel’s cocktial hour was our delicious Sirloin and Gorgonzola Mushroom Caps.

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Personal Touch Dining’s tablescape includes complimentary water and champagne glasses at the dining table, silverware, cucumber-infused ice water carafes, and delicious artisan breads and butter.

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After the cocktail hour, guests began the meal with a House Tossed Green Salad. The salad featured mixed greens,  yellow squash, crumbled feta cheese, and dried cranberries. To top it off, it was drizzled with an orange sesame dressing, and garnished with orange wedges.

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Some guests chose our filet medallions served medium, which were topped with caramelized onions and a garlic butter enhancement. The filed was served alongside garlic whipped potatoes, and fresh, in-season vegetables.

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We fulfilled all of the catering services for this event, including bartender service, dining table linens and napkins, silverware, glassware, china, a beverage station, champagne toast, and cake cutting display.

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Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
Photographer: True Photography
Coordinator: Oh So Chic Events
Tuxedo: A Better Deal Tuxedo
Linens and Rental: A Perfect Table
Bakery: Edelweiss Bakery
Musician: Israel Maldonado
Videographer: NR3
Venue: Rancho Bernardo Courtyard
Church/Temple: Saint Therese of Carmel
Florist: Studio B Floral Design
Lighting and Décor: Tim Altbaum Productions