13Jul

Have you worked with my coordinator or videographer before?

By, July 13, 2017

Most likely we have worked together, especially if your coordinator and/or videographer has a well-established reputation within the community. The advantage of being around for 17 years is we have worked with so many excellent vendors! Regardless of whether we have worked together, we work well with everyone. So no matter what, you will be just fine ;) We know how most of the pros work, and they know how we work at this point. We’re able to rely on each other’s experience to make sure the day is stress free for our wedding couple. We also communicate with the coordinator or videographer before the wedding to ensure the process is smooth. There’s definitely less to figure out as the years have gone by!  

For example, Christine of Lavish Weddings is one of the coordinators we work with frequently, having done 28 weddings together to date. She shared her take on working with our company: “I love working with photographers from True because I know they get there early and they’re prepared. They communicate with me ahead of time so we’re always on the same page, and they’re very reliable.  I don’t always have that same experience with new photographers.”

Our goal for our wedding couple is to document the day with amazing photographs. By having great relationships with coordinators like Lavish Weddings, and knowing their approach, it enables us to stay ahead throughout the day. And when working with a videographer outside our studio, sharing the same objective helps us to work together, so you end up with the best of both worlds. Check out some highlights made possible by wonderful vendors we work with, and even some of them in action.

Wedding Coordinators help arrange a beautiful cermony
An overall perspective of a wedding ceremony
The videographer and photographers communicate ahead of time so they are strategically placed to capture the moment perfectly as pictured above right.
Beautiful flower girls
Capturing the moment from every angle
Candle and sand ceremony details
The wedding coordinator ensures the details are set up properly so the day runs the way it was meant to be as we were able to capture the sand and candle ceremony shown above.
Wedding Communion during a ceremony
Ceremony by the water against the sunset
Guest with ribbons during a ceremony exit
The wedding coordinator handed out ribbons to all the guests, in time for the bride and groom's exit, which resulted in a beautiful photo (above right).
Sword Exit after ceremony
Luggage tags as wedding favors
Details for table arrangements
An old dresser transformed into a dessert table
This wedding coordinator set up this beautiful teal console table to feature the cake and desserts, surrounded by the bride and groom's engagement photos.
Place settings on wine corks
Bride and groom give out hot sauce for favors
Cake table set up with dessert
Message in a bottle as place settings
Wedding coordinators are vital to executing the details of a wedding. For example, check out this expertly crafted tray of place settings.
Polaroid photos of guest
Overall shot of a brightly lit purple reception room.
Feature wall at a wedding reception
Dessert Options for guest
Beautiful table setting with individual pillows
Grand entrance on a grand staircase
Bride with a marching band
Cocktail hour at Scripps Forum
Guest enjoying their dinner at the reception
Bride and groom enjoy dinner with their guest
Guest enjoy dinner under the stars
Cheers to the bride and groom
Photographer and videographer relationship
Guest dance as the band plays on
Guest singing along to a favorite song
Groom dances with his bride at their reception
Getting down on the dance floor
Videographers can capture the funky dance moves, guests singing out loud, and all the fun motion that goes on at a reception.
Guest hold up their sparklers for the bride and groom's final exit
Bride and groom enjoy fireworks

Check out more wedding professionals we work with frequently, and some of our favorite San Diego wedding vendors

29May

Beachfront Wedding at the Scripps Seaside Forum with I Do Weddings

By, May 29, 2012

Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or an elaborate gala, you deserve to have a consultant that will assist you every step of the way. With I Do… Weddings!, we’ll keep you organized and ensure nothing gets overlooked.

We recently had the chance to work with Stephanie and Mike on their wedding at the gorgeous Scripps Seaside Forum. The groom was based here in town, with the bride based in LA. I served as their eyes and ears, and also helped them select all of their key vendors.

My favorite part about working with this couple was their laid-back approach. They had a strong attention to detail, but also had a flexible and fun-loving attitude during the entire planning process. I knew they would roll with the punches on the big day, and guess what? Everything went exactly according to plan.

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I loaned the bride and her girls these parasols, and it was a stunning shot!

Bridesmaid on the beach with umbrellas at Scripps Seaside Forum wedding with I Do Weddings

A go-with-the-flow attitude for the bride and groom really sets the tone for a relaxed and fun day.

Beautiful and romantic wedding photo of bride and groom at Scripps Seaside Forum wedding with I Do Weddings

This was a really great group! They had a blast, and it definitely shows in the photos.

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The Scripps Seaside Forum is a beautiful beachfront location. Fabric draping and lighting is key for this venue! I really believe it makes the space.

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Most importantly, Stephanie and Mike wanted a really, really great party! We focused on giving the couple and their guests lots of time to dance, drink and enjoy, and keeping the scheduled activities to a minimum. We really enjoyed letting the latter portion of the evening flow organically!

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This photo is a such a great evening shot of the couple! The morning was raining and gloomy, so when the cloud cover burned off at the last minute and we lucked out with a clear night…I was so happy!

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Coordinator: I Do Weddings
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: Robert Paine Scripps Seaside Forum
Linens and Rental: White Wedding Day Events
Lighting and Décor: White Wedding Day Events
Gifts and Favors: Candy Warehouse
Caterer: Culinary Concepts
Bakery: Sweet Cheeks Baking

24May

A Paradise Point Wedding with Red Bull and EverAfter Events

By, May 24, 2012

It can be a wonderful experience creating your own wedding. It makes life even easier when you have an experienced wedding planner to help you research and coordinate! At EverAfter Events, we partner with you to design the wedding of your dreams, enabling you to be as involved as you wish.

Recently, we had the privilege of working with Ellie and Derrick, and discussing all the details and logistics of their wedding day. We helped them wrap up all the final touches, making sure the day went off just the way they anticipated!

This awesome couple was married at the scenic Paradise Point. This property has so many great spots for photo ops!

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Ellie and Derrick met while working at Red Bull. So it was quite fitting for them to serve their guests a signature drink with Red Bull as a main ingredient. There was lots of energy at this party!

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These boys were too cute carrying the “Here Comes the Bride” sign down the aisle.

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I love the colors used throughout the day! The vibrant colors popped visually, and gave a feeling of excitement and playfulness.

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Yum, yum! Who doesn’t love a candy and sweets table? Some of these sweets were made by a family member, and they were outstanding! This table didn’t stand a chance once it was available to guests to enjoy. They all certainly enjoyed these treats!

Candy Bar at Paradise Point Wedding with Ever After Events

Ellie and Derrick wanted all their guests to come and enjoy themselves. They wanted everyone to have fun, which the guests did as they danced the night away to a lively band.

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I loved working with this couple because they really valued the people around them. You could tell how much they loved each other, and also the family and friends who were there to celebrate with them. I love grateful clients!

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