Military Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, cake by Cute Cakes, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

This military-inspired wedding photo shoot gets its style from the United States Marines dress blue uniform. It’s clean lines and patriotic colors let you know this couple is proud of their service while still expressing the bride’s personality with the fun feathers, gorgeous florals and dainty accents. The gold sequins and caramel macarons mimic the gold uniform buttons. And speaking of buttons, hundreds were donated by military families to use as decor for this very special table.

We shot this tablescape at the Unconditional Surrender statue at Tuna Harbor Park in San Diego. The cake, created by Cute Cakes, we just perfect for a military wedding! The buttons on the cake were all made of chocolate.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, cake by Cute Cakes, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

The sword used to cut the cake as well as the bride and groom cake topper were used in my parents military wedding nearly 50 years ago.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, sequin table linen by Wildflower Linen, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

The bridal bouquet and all of the flowers were created by Flower by Coley. I loved how they incorporated the gold military buttons onto the bouquet.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

The table was decorated with a crisp white linen topped with a navy and white striped runner. The chairs were covered with linens created by Thimbleana as a playful salute to the military uniforms.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, rentals by Raphaels Party Rentals, chair covers by Thimbleana, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

Each place setting wore a gold sequined placemat, a gold charger plate, a dinner plate from a private US Navy collection and a navy blue napkin tied with a gold tassel and red rose.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Stationary by Take Note! Creations, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

The table numbers, menus, favor boxes and invitations were all created by Take Note! Creations.

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

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Salute to the Military themed wedding photo shoot in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography, invitations by Take Note! Creations, Flowers by Flowers by Coley, Style & Coordination by Stephanie Rose Events

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Vendors:
Venue: Unconditional Surrender Statue, Tuna Harbor Park
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Flowers: Flowers by Coley
Rentals & Linens: Raphael’s Party Rentals
Sequin Linen/Placemats: Wildflower Linen
Stationary: Take Note! Creations
Cake: Cute Cakes & Heavenly Cupcakes
Chair covers & Runner: Thimbleana
Macarons: ‘Lette Macarons
Coordination and Stylist: Stephanie Rose Events

San Diego Bayside Black Tie Photo Shoot

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot. Styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

I have always loved the San Diego skyline. And therefore I have always loved Bayside Park in Coronado. The views of our city from this cozy, quiet park are spectacular. I could sit under a tree here watching sailboats float by for hours. So I knew it would be the perfect location for a San Diego themed wedding photo shoot for San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. I wanted to incorporate everything I love about San Diego. But I’m not a casual kind of girl, so I took all of those San Diego elements and created a San Diego Style Black Tie Wedding.

The gold, black and glass brought a formality to the scene while the beachy details, like the surfboard menu brought the San Diego fun.

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography, flowers by Flowers by Coley

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography, Piano & Music by Brian Stodart

The colorful centerpieces and flowers, provided by Flowers by Coley, incorporated sand and drift wood to carry the San Diego theme To salute San Diego’s thriving microbrewery scene, we served Fyodor’s Classic 2013 Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Company, instead of wine.Nothing says elegance more than a grand piano, so Brian Stodart from Mike and Brian Productions brought his piano to the Bay. We used it as a unique dessert table.

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography Churros by Churros El Tigre

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography Flowers by Flowers by Coley

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography Churros by Churros El Tigre

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography Stationary by Take Note! Creations

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San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Stephanie Rose Events, photo by Melissa McClure Photography

The dessert table was filled with delicious churros from Churros El Tigre.    The place cards, table numbers and invitations, created by Take Note! Creations, reflected our San Diego style. Melissa McClure did an amazing job capturing these gorgeous photos! You can see more photos of this San Diego Black Tie Wedding Photo Shoot in the new 2014/2015 edition of San Diego Style Weddings Magazine.

Vendors:
Venue: Bayview Park, Coronado
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Flowers & Chandelier: Flowers by Coley
Rentals & Linens: Raphael’s Party Rentals
Churros: Churros El Tigre
Stationary: Take Note! Creations
Piano and Music: Brian Stodart, Mike & Brian Productions
Beer: Stone Brewing Company, Fyodor’s Classic 2013 Imperial Russian Stout
Chalkboard Design & Lettering: Calligraphy858
Coordination and Stylist: Stephanie Rose Events

Tiffany Blue Sparkle Wedding at Immaculata and Westin San Diego

When Chio told me her wedding colors were Tiffany blue and silver, I knew we would get along. As you know, my silver desk is surrounded by Tiffany blue walls in my office. And when the couple selected the Immaculata parish on the USD campus for their ceremony, I was in love with them!

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The parish is so beautiful and grand that it doesn’t require much decor. The couple selected two all white floral arrangements to display on pedestals on either side of the altar.

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The church pews were decorated with small white floral bouquets to line the main aisle.This parish truly is one of the most beautiful venues in our city.

After the traditional Catholic ceremony, the couple and their guests traveled downtown for their reception at the Westin San Diego.Perez_0570

At the Westin, guests were greeted with a “Something Blue” cocktail and silver wedding bell place cards, to keep with the color theme.Perez_0588Perez_0590

The ballroom sparkled with silver chiavari chairs, crushed taffeta linens in snow and silver rimmed charger plates. Pale blue uplights added pops of color along with the Tiffany blue napkins.Perez_0587Perez_0623

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The couple selected two centerpieces for the tables. My favorites were these tall lily and orchid arrangements.

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The sweetheart table wore a lavish silver sequin linen and a small bowl of white roses.Perez_0569

The all white wedding cake was adorned with silver sparkles and rhinestones and was topped by a silver carriage. Perez_0563         Perez_0709 Perez_1003

Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Immaculata Parish, University of San Diego
Reception Venue: The Westin San Diego
Photography: ABM Photography
Flowers: Flowers by Coley
Linens, Charger Plates, Chairs, Dance Floor: Concepts Event Design
Cake: Twiggs Bakery
Coordination: Stephanie Rose Events

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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Eucharist for the wedding Mass.

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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 bride wore dazzling hot pink shoes as all fun-loving, vivacious brides should!mission%20basilica%20wedding%20ceremony%20(42)-L[1]

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