We’re Featured Today on Belle The Magazine Blog!

When one of the world’s most respected wedding blogs features one of your favorite weddings, you might do cartwheels in your office. Don’t worry, no one was injured and nothing fragile was broken. But we are very excited to have the wedding of Stephanie + Jeff on the Belle The Magazine Blog today. You can swoon over all the details here!

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Happy Anniversary to Steph + Paul

It’s not often that I get to be a bridesmaid and a coordinator – it’s only happened once actually! It was an honor to do both for Stephanie and Paul! Happy anniversary to one of the most fun and adventurous couples I know!bahia%20wedding%20photography-186-L[1] mission%20basilica%20wedding%20ceremony%20(406)-L[1] bahia%20wedding%20photography-22-L[1]971051_10151644801164371_436111539_nTo see more photos from this fun celebration, see our original post

Thanks to Heather Elise for the photos! Cake by Sweet Cheeks Baking Company.

Happy Anniversary Jill + David!

Wishing a very happy anniversary to Jill and David! Their timeless and elegant white wedding still makes us swoon! 0161 0171 0966 grand reception

Photos by Samuel Lippke, Flowers by Adorations Botanical Artistry, Rentals from Concepts Event Design, Styling by Thomas Bui

St. Patrick’s Day Wedding In Ireland

This St. Patrick’s Day week, we are thinking ahead – one year ahead to be exact. March 2016 we will be celebrating the marriage of one of our newest client couples at the Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland! This amazing castle dates back to 1014 and is surrounded by more than 400 acres of pristine woods and gardens including a lake and championship golf course. The castle itself has been transformed into a 5 star hotel with gorgeous event space – perfect for weddings and special events. dromoland castleDecember29th3

The walled garden can be used as an outdoor ceremony space and the surrounding grounds are a photographer’s dream! walled-garden WeddGall10Stay tuned for more details as we plan this destination wedding in Ireland!

Fall Military Wedding at North Chapel and Admiral Kidd Club

I just loved Megan and Ben’s fairy tale love story. Megan flew across the country to meet Ben on a blind date and the rest is history. Their Fall wedding reflected the colors of the season and highlighted San Diego for their out-of-town guests.016010

The altar of the North Chapel was filled with candle light and the aisle was lined with rose petals and candles hanging from shepherd’s hooks. 087 094

191205The couple’s love of Fall colors was represented in the oranges, reds and yellows in the bridesmaid dresses, bouquets and centerpieces. 177The bride carried a gardenia bouquet that smelled heavenly and included a memory charm with her mother’s photo.320

The ceremony was followed by a traditional military sword arch welcoming the bride to the military.

241 252We were blessed with a picture-perfect evening at Admiral Kidd for an outdoor cocktail reception and dinner in the Harbor Lounge. 368 370 The reception room was decorated with gold uplights, manzanita trees with yellow orchids, and floating candles.421410 412 419413415

Guests enjoyed a photo booth, delicious food, fun music and our amazing San Diego skyline view. Thank you to Brett Hickman Photographers for sharing all of these beautiful images!

Stylist and Planner: Stephanie Rose Events
Photographer: Brett Hickman Photographers
Hair & Makeup: My Secret Salon
Personal Flowers: Tess Fresh Flowers
Reception Flowers: JLH Blooms
Linens: Event Supplier, Inc.
DJ: DJ Daniel Peterson
Cake: Grove Pastry Shop
Photo Booth: Just A Memory Photo Booth
Transportation: Big Woody Limos, XM Limo
Ceremony Venue: The North Chapel at Liberty Station
Reception Venue: Admiral Kidd Catering & Conference Center

Wedding Envelopes 101

While many wedding formalities are becoming relaxed, addressing your wedding invitation envelopes is not one of them. Usually your wedding invitations will contain an inner envelope and an outer envelope.

8152447_origThe outer envelope should be addressed formally using guests’ full names and titles. Words in addresses should be spelled out, such as Avenue instead of Ave. The outer envelope should be addressed to both members of a married couple – for example, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. If one of the guests is a doctor, use the Dr. abbreviation for their title – for example, Dr. Anna Haney and Mr. Paul Collins.

When inviting an unmarried couple, living at the same address, use both guests’ names and titles, for example, Ms. Elizabeth Kline and Mr. Paul Tobin.

When inviting children, the outer envelope should be addressed to the parents – children will be listed on the inner envelope. Similarly, if a guest will be inviting a date, the outer envelope should be addressed to your guest only – the date will be added on the inner envelope.

The inner envelope is more casual and should include the names of everyone invited. For example, the inner envelope for Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and their son, Brad, would be addressed as Mr. and Mrs. Smith on the top line and Brad Smith on the next line. For a guest inviting a date, the inner envelope should be addressed to your guest and date, for example, Mr. Richard Ramsey and Guest.

When the inner envelope is inserted into the outer envelope, it should be unsealed with the names of the guests visible when the outer envelope is opened. All of your inserts, such as RSVP cards, will be inside the inner envelope, printed side up in order of size.

Photo and calligraphy by Calligraphy858.

Colorful Cambodian Wedding Celebration at Bahia Resort

If you are planning two wedding ceremonies and a reception for one day, you definitely want your couple to be as sweet and easy-going as Marlina and Richard. This gorgeous couple wanted a traditional Cambodian wedding ceremony to honor the bride’s heritage as well as a Christian ceremony. San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-17

The day started with the Cambodian ceremony. The couple looked like royalty in their colorful and detailed silk clothing. In the Cambodian tradition, the groom processed with his family and friends to meet his bride with an offering of platters of fruits and desserts. Once the offering was accepted by the bride and her family, the ceremony continued with a ring exchange, multiple blessings and music. There were multiple outfit changes, each more elaborate and beautiful than the next. San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-22San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-14  San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-18San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-21San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-24 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-33 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-50After the Cambodian wedding ceremony, the couple began preparing for their Christian ceremony to take place at the pond and gazebo at the Bahia Resort. The ceremony included a unity sand ceremony along with the traditional vows and exchange of rings. The couple’s adorable dog served as ring bearer.San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-4 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-26 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-27 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-29 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-32 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-34 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-35The wedding day ended with a dinner reception aboard the William D. Evans stern-wheeler. Guests enjoyed the amazing views as the boat sailed along the Bay and danced well into the night. San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-3 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-38 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-40 San-Diego-Wedding-Photographer-49Vendors:
Stylist and Planner: Stephanie Rose Events
Photographer: JR Francisco Photography
Flowers and Rentals: FloralWorks & Events
Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Matt Commerce
DJ: San Diego DJ & Video, Dale Gottschalk
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Photobooth – ShutterHappy Photography
Venue: Bahia Resort Hotel

Sweet Catholic Wedding at St. Therese of Carmel and The Santaluz Club

St. Therese of Carmel is a gorgeous Catholic church, so I am always giddy when couples choose me to help plan their weddings there. Ed and Melissa were visibly in love when I met them and I watched their love and devotion to each other grow throughout the wedding planning process.


The traditional Catholic ceremony included several family members of the bride and groom and celebrated their strong tradition of Catholic faith.

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After the ceremony, guests traveled a few miles East to The Santaluz Club for a lunch reception in their white wedding tent.Salas_0500

The couple wanted a simple, classic and elegant white wedding with calla lilies and navy blue accents. FloralWorks and Events provided the navy table linens and created the tall centerpieces featuring the gracefulness of the flowers.

Salas_0491Chandeliers added a touch of elegance over the dance floor as guests danced to the music of Republic of Music. Salas_0498 Salas_0540 We were blessed with a dramatic sky – perfect for capturing photos of the newlyweds! Thank you to ABM Photography for sharing these amazing photos!Salas_0828 Salas_0862Vendors:
Planning & Design: Stephanie Rose Events
Photography: ABM Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Therese of Carmel
Reception Venue: The Santaluz Club
Flowers and Rentals: FloralWorks & Events
Band: Republic of Music
Transportation: Elite Image Limousine
Videographer: Side by Side Cinema
Hair & Makeup: Audra Rene
Cake: Cute Cakes

Romantic Blush Wedding at La Costa Resort

Stephanie and Jeff knew they wanted an outdoor wedding venue with a modern, fresh look. They also wanted a space where their friends and family could spend time together during the wedding weekend. La Costa Resort and Spa fit that description perfectly.

Blush wedding at La Costa Resort. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography

The romantic ceremony was held overlooking the golf course under a gorgeous canopy draped in blush and white flowers. The bridesmaids were stunning in matching blush gowns. Coordinator_LR2340

The bride’s gold sparkle shoes and her crystal topped gown set the tone for the black-tie affair.


During the ceremony, the couple nailed a bottle of wine into a custom wooden box to be opened on their 1st wedding anniversary.

Nailing the wine box shut during ceremony

As guests arrived at the reception, they were greeted with glasses of champagne tied with their seating cards. Champagne Place Cards. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography

The reception in the Poinsettia Ballroom featured tall blush and white centerpieces on cut glass candelabras with crystals and mercury glass candles, gold chiavari chairs, a pink and white candy station, a donut bar, live music and pale pink uplights.

Blush and gold reception at La Costa Resort. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography

Blush and gold reception at La Costa Resort. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography

Blush and pink candy bar

Blush and white wedding cake. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography

Wedding at at La Costa Resort. Photo by Melissa McClure Photography

Venue: Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
Photography: Melissa McClure Photography
Flowers: FloralWorks and Events
Charger Plates, Chairs, Dance Floor: Raphaels Party Rentals
Cake & Donuts: VG Donut and Bakery
Hair/Make-up: Audra Rene
Videographer: Donald Martin
Musicians: Soulville California Band
Planning & Design: Stephanie Rose Events