Intimate Sunset Marriage Proposal at Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA

A division of our company, The Proposal, is devoted to helping plan unique and memorable marriage proposals. Our client called us and asked for a sunset proposal overlooking the ocean. He wanted this to be a private affair even though he was proposing in a public space. So we enlisted the help of Lauren Sharon Rentals to bring an intimate table for two along with a gorgeous iron gate and arch to define the proposal space. The table was decorated with candles and vintage tableware. On the gate and arch hung candlelit lanterns and a chandelier. We finsihed the proposal space with a basket of blankets, a bouquet of pink roses (the soon-to-be-bride’s favorite) and framed sign with the couple’s names. As the couple walked along the cliffs they “found” the proposal spot. Our groom-to-be dropped to one knee and asked his girl to marry him. Of course she said yes! The couple then enjoyed a perfect San Diego sunset while sharing dessert and a bottle of champagne. Congratulations! We are so happy the proposal was exactly what they wanted!

Romantic Sparkle Wedding Tabletop Photo Shoot at U.S. Grant

This elegant table created for San Diego Style Weddings Magazine sparkled with gold, silver and candlelight. The something blue accents complimented the delicate blue threads found in the table linen. Gold flecked champagne, silver and gold dusted macaroons and glittering white peacocks added bling while keeping the look sophisticated.

Location: US Grant Hotel
Photography: Cean One Photography
Flowers/Linens/Chairs/Rentals: White Wedding Day Events
Stationary: Wendy Ware Calligraphy & Design
Dessert: Le Reine Des Macarons
Coordinator: Stephanie Rose Events, http://stephanieroseevents.com, 858-461-8423

Traditional Catholic Wedding at Founders Chapel, University of San Diego

I was very excited to work with Jay and Veronica as they were married at one of my favorite places, Founder’s Chapel at the University of San Diego. As a USD alumna myself, this chapel holds a special place in my heart. The couple hired Stephanie Rose Events to coordinate all of their wedding details about 2 months before their wedding day.

The bride was radiant in her gown and was surrounded by her family and closest friends as she was getting ready.

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The groom was calm and happy waiting for his turn to walk down the aisle.

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Founder’s Chapel is so beautiful that it doesn’t require much additional decor. The couple added two alter displays and flowers to line the aisle.

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The bridesmaids wore a vibrant red and the groomsmen matched with their ties and red rose bouts. The flower girl and ring bearer were adorable and practiced their walk all morning so they would be perfect for the wedding. Such committment!

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The wedding Mass included traditions from the bride’s Mexican heritage and the groom’s Filipino family. The couple also presented flowers to Mary.

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Mariachi Real de San Diego provided the ceremony music as well as the cocktail music after Mass.

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Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Founder’s Chapel, University of San Diego
Reception Venue: The Bayview Restaurant, MCRD
Photography: DeSerra Photography
Music: Mariachi Real de San Diego
Coordination: Stephanie Rose Events

Our Pretty New Office

I am so excited about the new office space for Stephanie Rose Events! It all started rather innocently with the purchase of the silver Hollywood Swank desk and matching desk chair. It is like sitting behind a gorgeous jewelry box! When the desk was put into place in the office the beige walls suddenly looked drab in comparison. So one wall was painted the happiest wedding color of all, Tiffany blue. Another wall was papered with black and white damask print and the window was framed with pale blue silk drapery panels. The lighting needed updating as well, so the fantastic chandelier was hung in the center of the room. Family wedding photos from the 1960s, 1940s, 1930s and 1906 are hanging on the walls signifying our favorite thing about weddings – the joining of two families to create a new family with shared traditions. Take a look and let me know what you think. And thank you to San Diego DJ & Video for the photos!

Bright Family-Friendly Wedding at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel


I had the absolute pleasure of working with Kathryn and Rob on a family friendly destination wedding. Living in Chicago, the couple wanted to bring their 5 children to Southern California for an intimate wedding ceremony in front of close family and friends. Their request was to make the event child-friendly and “non-weddingy”. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel was the perfect venue for a combination family vacation and wedding ceremony. We were blessed with a gorgeous autumn day that showcased the sweeping ocean views.The flowers, by Isari Flower Studio, were colorful and bright and featured elements true to our California themed wedding with sea shells, coral and sea stars. The couple’s children were adorable and served as flower girls and ring bearers. The girls carried candy pomanders made from Dum-Dum lollipops, while the boys wore pinwheel boutonnieres with their own candy centers.
Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Flowers: Isari Flower Studio
Officiant: Dale Gottschalk
Entertainment/DJ: San Diego DJ & Video
Photography: Ian Grant Photography
Wedding Design & Planning: Stephanie Rose Events

Colorful Garden Wedding at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe


It was an honor to witness the love and devotion this couple has for each other as well as their faith. It was a perfect day at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for a garden wedding. The groom’s father was a pastor and officiated the ceremony. The couple included a prayer together before the ceremony and an act of service of washing each others feet during the ceremony. The ceremony took place under the historic pepper tree followed by dinner on the lawn and dancing in the ballroom.
Vendors:
Flowers: Mae Chan
Photographer: Ian Grant Photography
DJ: San Diego DJ & Video – Dale Gottschalk
Cake: V.G.’s Donuts
Planning & Coordination: Stephanie Rose Events, Kristin Watkins

I do! …and then they rode the Roller Coaster!

Steph and Paul claim they have more fun than anyone. And their April wedding in San Diego proved just that! The day started with a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at the historic Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala. It was a special location, as the bride’s parents were married in the same church 35 years earlier.

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All of the personal flowers, bouquets and boutonnieres, were created by the bride’s talented aunt. Steph selected succulents for their cool colors and textures and as a green alternative to cut flowers. All of the bouquets have since been planted in the yards of family and friends as a remembrance of the special day.

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The photos, captured by Heather Elise of Heather Elise Photography were stunning and really captured the joy and love present that day.

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Once the ceremony was complete, the entire wedding party took to Mission Beach to ride the iconic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster!

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Next, the couple had a special Ceremony of Love on the private beach at the Bahia Hotel. This ceremony celebrated wedding customs from around the world, as Steph and Paul have travelled extensively and lived internationally. Travel-themed decor greeted the 170 guests who had travelled from across the world to celebrate with them.

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A custom petal drop was created so the rose petals were released for the couple’s first kiss.

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After the beach ceremony, the guests were treated to a party on board the William D. Evans sternwheeler. Each dinner table was named for a country the couple had visited and included framed wedding customs from that country. Bottles of wine or beer from the countries held postcard sized flags to indicate the table name.bahia%20wedding%20photography-35-L[1]

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The cake was covered with passport stamps to continue the travel theme. The knife used to cut the cake was a family heirloom and the lace tablecloth on the cake table belonged to the bride’s grandmother.

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The guestbook was a quilt lovingly created by the bride’s mother.

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The guests danced for hours to the music played by San Diego DJ & Video. Truly a fun day filled with family and friends. Congratulations to Steph and Paul!

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Vendors:
Venue: Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, Bahia Hotel
Flowers: Isari Flower Studio
Photography: Heather Elise Photography
Music, Sound & Lighting: San Diego DJ & Video – Dale Gottschalk
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Photo Booth: Just A Memory Photo Booth
Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals, ChiavariChairRentals.com
Wedding Planner: Stephanie Rose Events

Rancho Santa Fe Wedding at The Crosby Club

Meghan and Clint were married at a sunset ceremony at The Crosby Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The bride selected romantic blush colors to compliment the watermelon colored bridesmaid dresses.

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The ceremony was decorated with delicate baby’s breath – it was hung in the ivy above the ceremony, featured in vases on either side of the ceremony and in dainty glass jars hung from shepherds hooks lining the aisle.

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The cocktail hour was held in the clubhouse courtyard. Willow branches, flowers and candles created a rustic backdrop for the guest book and escort card tables.

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The reception was inside the ballroom glowing with candle light and amber uplights. A dirt bike groom’s cake surprised the groom! Tables were dressed with two different centerpieces – one featured lanterns and blush flowers and the other had the same flowers on drift wood branches.

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Flowers by: FloralWorks & Events
Chiavari Chairs by: Raphael’s Party Rentals
Ceremony and Cocktail Music by: George Svoboda
DJ, Sound and Lighting by: San Diego DJ & Video – Dale Gottschalk
Cakes by: V.G.’s Donuts & Bakery
Photography by: Stephanie Dana Photography
Planning & Coordination by: Stephanie Rose Events

Exquisitely Beautiful Wedding in Del Mar

Seeing this April wedding come together was pure joy. The couple envisioned a sophisticated, romantic and exquisitely beautiful wedding. I think Adorations Botanical Artistry, Concepts Event Design and Thomas Bui worked magic to transform a lovely backyard into a truly stunning wedding venue. The bride walked down the candlelit aisle framed by trees swaying with strands of orchids and crystals and floral chandeliers.walkway at night    ceremony tree detail

A silver and white afternoon reception was held at The Grand Del Mar with a wonderful variety of seating options for the guests – from cocktail tables and belly bars to pearl leather conversation areas.

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The reception was followed by an evening cocktail party complete with chandeliers, candles, gourmet food and of course, dancing!

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Photography: Samuel Lippke Studios
Flowers and Candles: Adorations Botanical Artistry
Furniture, Linens and Chandeliers: Concepts Event Design
Ceremony and Reception Music: Caprice Strings
Cocktail Party Music, Lighting, Sound Production: San Diego DJ & Video – Dale Gottschalk
Reception Venue: The Grand Del Mar
Catering and Wine: Terra American Bistro
Coffee Bar: Joe’s on the Nose
Stylist: Thomas Bui Lifestyle
Wedding Coordination: Kristin Watkins, Stephanie Rose Events

Intimate and Gorgeous Wedding in Del Mar, CA

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Tosti Studios captured one of our weddings from last month. Jill and David wanted an intimate wedding ceremony, a sophisticated yet casual reception, and an energetic, So-Cal cocktail party to round out the celebration. Check out the video that spans all three events:

Flowers and Candles: Adorations Botanical Artistry
Furniture, Linens and Chandeliers: Concepts Event Design
Ceremony and Reception Music: Caprice Strings
Cocktail Party Music, Lighting, Sound Production: San Diego DJ & Video – Dale Gottschalk
Reception Venue: The Grand Del Mar
Catering and Wine: Terra American Bistro
Coffee Bar: Joe’s on the Nose
Stylist: Thomas Bui Lifestyle
Wedding Coordination: Kristin Watkins, Stephanie Rose Events