Kirstie and Paulo celebrated with friends and family, sang with their a capella group, and were sent off with sparklers on their wedding day. Click to see more photos and read about their special day!Read More
Mark and Jenny said "I do" at St. Mary's Catholic Church in San Diego, CA and then partied with family and friends at Tom Ham's Lighthouse. This creative couple was a real dream team and their personality truly shines through in every aspect of their wedding day! Enjoy these gorgeous photos!Read More
Samantha and Anthony celebrated their love with friends and family at Green Gables Wedding Estate in San Marcos, CA. All the pretty pastels were perfect for this wedding in the garden. Samantha and Anthony put their personality in little details throughout the wedding such as their love of Disney and adorable photos from their childhood. One of the most memorable moments was when guests danced with the Bride and the Groom for the traditional Money Dance, wishing the newlyweds good fortune. It was a beautiful and memorable wedding day, and I'm so thankful to have been a part of it. #tieuinfinityandbeyondRead More
In September, Kate and Peter said their vows and committed to each other! It was a beautiful day full of love and big smiles! I was so happy when Kate reached out to me to coordinate her special day! We go way back to high school where we spent time together in Choir and in Yearbook. I am excited to share photos from this gorgeous and joyful day!Read More
I was so honored when my good friend from high school Jonathan asked me to coordinate his very special day! The day was filled with the happiest smiles all around and we enjoyed the company of loved ones surrounded by nature and sparkling lights. Here are photos from that beautiful day in Saratoga Spring's Cathedral Grove.Read More
The beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, CA is another gorgeous outdoor venue that I recently visited. Here's a peek at their event spaces and gardens, but you'll definitely want to check it out in person!Read More
Are you wondering where to begin with wedding planning? Here's a guide to get you started on the right track. Read on to learn more about what you should prioritize when you are engaged and ready to start planning!Read More
Many of us have seen the TV show Say Yes to the Dress and know that your wedding dress is a significant purchase with a large price tag. However, there are other costs that you should know about as you plan your budget for your wedding dress and accessories. Read on to learn more about what to consider when deciding on a budget for your dress.Read More
You think you have a coordinator for your wedding day, but have you hired a venue coordinator or a wedding coordinator? What is the difference between the two and who is going to ensure that your vision for your wedding becomes a reality on the big day?Read More
Angie and John said their wedding vows on a gorgeously sunny day at the Botanical Gardens of Balboa Park. They had an entertaining night with food, drinks, and dancing at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Read and see the photos of their special day! Photography by France Photographers.Read More
So many beautiful wedding venue options are out there, how do you choose the perfect venue to get married at? Read my tips for choosing the right wedding venue for you and your family and friends.Read More
Making sure that your wedding speaks to your style while also incorporating some cultural wedding traditions can be a tricky, but you just have to find the right balance. What are some cultural traditions that you want to incorporate into your wedding?Read More
We chose to have our wedding at Green Gables Wedding Estate in San Marcos, CA. The schoolhouse that was built in the 1800's still stands there today surrounded by lush green gardens, and it is now being used as the Bridal Suite. All of the blooming flowers in April were perfect for the garden wedding!
As guests arrived, they stopped by our sign-in table to take a program, drop off gifts and cards, write marriage advice for us, and stamp their fingerprint on our fingerprint tree. The table also included photos from our engagement shoot, small florals, and a handmade burlap banner with the wedding date.
The cocktail hour followed the ceremony and guests enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres in this cute courtyard between the ceremony gazebo and the reception tent.
In keeping with the schoolhouse/garden theme, the centerpieces were lanterns atop a stack of hardcover books surrounded by candles and florals. The table numbers were one-of-a-kind wooden doorknobs. Burlap and lace runners ran along farm tables for that sweet, rustic charm. The Green Gables tent had beautiful chandeliers that provided a cheerful glow to the evening. I also loved the mismatched china on the gold chargers to add a bit of old school flair.
Green Gables Wedding Estate was perfect for the sweet garden party that seemed straight out of a fairytale story.