happy valentine’s day! ~ our love story winner is….


In honor of Valentine’s Day, we promised a love story, and the one that moved us the most was the one that Katy shared.  The love between her and her fiancé began early on…. early on, like in elementary school!

Seems strange, but for a few lucky people,  connections can spark that young.  Read their story, as told in Katy’s words…

Valentine's Day 2014

“My fiancé and I have a love story that goes way back to elementary school.  We were in the same first grade class and he signed my school yearbook, which I still have to this day.  In the second grade, my family moved and I had to attend a new school.  However, years later in high school, we had the same math class and made the connection.  We spent the year laughing our way through a class with an awful teacher and a difficult subject matter, Precalculus!  I considered him to be a very good friend and he was the reason why I gained confidence in myself.  He always told me how smart, intelligent, and talented I was in lacrosse and basketball.  Even though we teased each other, I knew he would always have my back and support me.  We had a great friendship for two years and I always thought he was cute and was curious if he felt more for me than just a friend.  I was too shy to put myself out there.  Our senior year of high school, he asked me to prom and our lives have never been the same.  We fell for each other and he told me that he had loved me since our Precalculus class.”


“A few months later, I decided to attend the University of Arizona in Tucson and we wanted to try long distance, because we would rather miss each other then be with anyone else.  Looking back on the four years that we spent in different states, I am reminded of long phone calls, large text messaging bills, crying over the love letters he would write me, and having constant heartache.  As Shakespeare once said in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “the course of true love never did run smooth,” and that is what always kept us going.  Love is worth fighting for and we weren’t going to let a short plane ride keep us apart.  People thought we were crazy, but it doesn’t matter what other people think.  You don’t let the love of your life go because others think you are being stupid or naive that it will last.”


“A few years ago, I moved back to San Diego, and we have been inseparable ever since.  We are such a strong couple and appreciate each other so much.  Anything is possible if we try.  The day before my 24th birthday, I walked into my apartment after a long day of teaching, and he filled my living room with rose petals, stemmed roses, and candles, which were leading to my room.  He showed me a painting that his groomsmen created of the two of us.  On the bottom, it said “Marry Me?” When I looked back at him, he was on his knee with the most beautiful ring.  He told me that I was the love of his life and he knew it when I went off to college. My response? “DUH! Of course!”


“It is now almost seven years after our first kiss when we were high schoolers, and I am thrilled to marry the love of my life and best friend in July 2014.  Some people are shocked to hear that our love story began in elementary school, but it has always felt right and perfect to me.  I met my soulmate when I was 6 years old and can’t imagine a more perfect Prince Charming to spend the rest of my life with.”


There is still time!! ~ Share your love story for a chance to win!!

February is the month of love, and to celebrate, we want to know your story of love!

If you and your honey have a special story of how you connected, share it.  Over the next week, Studio Carre’ will be accepting love stories, all for the chance to win a $250 gift certificate toward ANY photography service of your choice, PLUS the opportunity for your story to be featured not only on this Weddings of Distinction blog, but also Studio Carre’s.

For more information, visit here.

Email submissions will be accepted at: info@studiocarre.com

Valentine's Day 2014

SHARE your LOVE STORY | February is the Month of Love!

February is the month of love, and to celebrate, we want to know your story of love!

If you and your honey have a special story of how you connected, share it.  Over the next week, Studio Carre’ will be accepting love stories, all for the chance to win a $250 gift certificate toward ANY photography service of your choice, PLUS the opportunity for your story to be featured not only on this Weddings of Distinction blog, but also Studio Carre’s.

For more information, visit here.

Email submissions will be accepted at: info@studiocarre.com

Valentine's Day 2014

Exquisite Weddings in San Diego…

Planning an exquisite wedding?  Then you should definitely be a part of Exquisite Weddings Magazine’s Fall Launch Party!

Taking place on Thursday, October 24th, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, this party will celebrate the new release of the magazine’s Fall issue, and it will give engaged couples the chance to meet premier San Diego wedding vendors!

Come to the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, who happens to be a Weddings of Distinction member, for great food, drinks, inspiration and the chance to win some great prizes!  Our own, Studio Carre’ Photographie will be there promoting bridal boudoir, so if you’re looking for a sexy gift for that special person in your life, be sure to stop by and say hi!

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If you’re an engaged couple, attend free!  For others, purchase tickets here!

special event :: Brides Against Breast Cancer


Brides Against Breast Cancer is a nationwide event, and October 5-6th, the amazing organization is coming to the San Diego area.  What is the organization, you might ask?  Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC) is a non-profit organization that sells wedding gowns, which have been donated to them, to help provide free support services to those women impacted by breast cancer. BABC provides educations, outreach, and information to all event attendees, such as brides, community partners, and volunteers.  BABC tours the nation, visiting over 70 cities across the United States this year alone!  The events take place in premier wedding venues in the respective area, they feature the best, local bridal partners, and they sell 700+ designer and couture gowns!

La Jolla Show Flyer Oct 2013

San Diego’s BABC Event:  

October 5th – 6th @ the San Diego Marriott La Jolla 

Saturday Night (6:00 – 9:30pm) = VIP ‘Unveiling of the Gowns’ Reception  —  Items will be available for raffle/auction at the party

Sunday (11:00 – 4:00) = General Admission Wedding Gown Sale — All proceeds go to the BABC charity; gowns are designer + couture, with 25% – 85% savings!


Want to get involved?

1) Exclusive Vendor Booth Opportunities  —  Two (2) Sponsorship levels: VIP + Champagne Toast (see Vendor Form for details)


2) Be a Volunteer — BABC is looking for 100+ volunteers to assist with all aspects of the show!  Men, women, young and old are welcome.

     * To volunteer, visit the Volunteer Sign-up Page.


3) Tell/email your family and friends! — The event is open to all and is for a good cause, so spread the word and share the message!

For more information, please contact: Kelsey Anderson (Show Manager): 877-721-4673  or  407-902-4320 (cell)