06Dec

Grand Tradition Wedding | Cicely and Brad

By, December 06, 2016

Recently, Cicely and Brad tied the knot at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens. This storybook venue, located in the countryside town of Fallbrook, features a heart-shaped lake and a charming wedding gazebo. It was the perfect backdrop for a beautiful outdoor ceremony!

Afterward, the reception was held in the Crystal Ballroom at Beverly Mansion, which is also on the Grand Tradition property. The Ballroom features massive crystal chandeliers, vaulted ceilings, and a stunning grand staircase. The view is amazing, and looks out to 30 acres of gently rolling hills and sparkling waters.

Cicely and Brad’s energetic personalities were on full display during the reception. Cicely and her bridesmaids held a dance-off with Brad and his groomsmen, which was immediately followed by an extravagantly choreographed first dance! The couple also prepared games to play throughout the evening, keeping the party going late into the night.

The wedding was a fun and unique experience for guests, making great use of all Grand Tradition has to offer :) Enjoy the highlights below!

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Bride and groom getting ready Bride sits casually in her dress Groom with his groomsmen take some time to play some pool. Bridemaids toast the Bride to celebrate her special day.Bride anxious to see her groom for the first time. Bride and groom's first look outside the mansion Kissing under the Sunset Bride and Groom looking perfect for their wedding. Taking a stroll holding hands around Grand Tradition Estate.The mansion porch is a perfect place to take a bridal party photo. The groom and his groomsmen taking a walk Bride and her bridesmaid celebrate and show their excitementGrand Tradition ceremony site by the waterBig laughs during a funny ring exchange Bride and groom celebrate officially husband and wife Bride and groom smiling at each other Bride and groom kissing on a bridge Bride and groom sharing a tender moment The Mansion at Grand Tradition EstateGrand Tradition Mansion ReceptionGroom dips his bride for their first dance Bride and groom share a tender moment slow dancing. Wedding reception games create a unique experience for guestDuring the reception, Cicely and Brad encouraged guests to participate in a dance competition. The bridal party even weighed in with score cards! The signature dance moves, like the one above, created boisterous laughter and had everyone cheering.

Macarons for the Wedding Dessert Table Bride and groom cut their wedding cake Groom gets the garter for the garter toss

Check out more of Cicely and Brad’s wedding, and our entire Grand Tradition wedding photography gallery!

05May

Cinco de Mayo!

By, May 05, 2016

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! This year we’re kicking off the holiday with a throwback to Anaissa and Paulo’s romantic wedding at the US Grant. Serenaded by the sweet sounds of this 8-person mariachi band, the couple held each other tight, and danced the night away. Wishing everyone a fun (and safe) holiday!

Bride and Groom kiss as mariachi band plays behind them

10Jun

Guess the Dress #3 | The White Flower Bridal Boutique

By, June 10, 2015

Our “Guess the Dress” challenge continues with this week’s beautiful wedding gown from The White Flower Bridal Boutique. Located in Bankers Hill /Uptown San Diego, this cute boutique has been attracting fashion-minded brides since 2009!

In this photo, our lovely bride Courtney is showcasing a stunning fit and flare gown made of beautiful tiered French Alençon lace and English net tulle. Featured at the natural waist is a Swarovski beaded sash, which is embellished with a delicate floral motif. It is a stunner for sure. Let’s see if you can identify the designer :)

Guess the wedding dress designer of this White Flower Bridal Boutique gown

Who is the designer of the wedding dress shown here?

Answer: The White Flower Bridal Boutique still offers this spectacular Eve of Milady wedding dress by special order :)

According to Kathy Hughes at The White Flower, this year has felt like a transitional year in wedding gown design. In the past, singular trends were very clear (ex: lace, bohemian, etc). But in 2015, anything different is in. “Brides seem to be comfortable branching out from the traditional, and are embracing styles such as intricate beading, a dramatic low back, or a stunningly sleek silhouette,” says Kathy. “Brides want to wear something that they haven’t seen before, and they are willing to step outside of the box a bit to achieve that.”

When shopping for a dress, Kathy advises to trust yourself and your own instincts. “Don’t let a consultant or a store persuade you into a dress that you don’t love,” she says. “It really should be so much fun! You will try on many gorgeous dresses, but one will simply feel far more special than the others.”

The White Flower is located at the Park Laurel building across from San Diego’s world famous Balboa Park. The chic urban setting and proximity to the Gaslamp Quarter makes this boutique a favorite destination of many brides to be.

“Our consultants absolutely love their jobs and truly are the most genuine and lovely women. On top of all that, we have some gorgeous gowns too!”

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See more of Courtney & Adam’s Wedding!