real weddings :: sara + david

Images Courtesy of Sara France Photography

The wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all took place in the La Jolla Presbyterian Church, right near the heart of the village. Her color scheme, blended beautifully with the So Cal atmosphere. Hues of peach, cream and turquoise really brightened up the room and allowed everyone to feel at ease and love in the room. Having the entire celebration in one area, was convenient for the lovely couple, especially since the majority of the family relatives came from all over the country–no one would have to worry about getting lost! After exchanging their vows, the newlyweds, soon moved to Washington D.C. but still remain with So Cal in their hearts.

Sara’s choice in expressing her love for La Jolla, CA genuinely showed throughout the entire celebration. Everything from the white stucco of the chapel, to the peach and gold tones resembling the soft brown sand of La Jolla. Some sweet details which were added by Indulge Flowers, such as the thousand of tiny seashells spread across the table decor, and even some star fish laid under a glass plate on the cake stand. One can surely see that all the little details which are put in a wedding, is what makes it even more beautiful. Thanks to CZ events for making this wedding a success.

news :: inaugural bridal forum ~ a huge success!

images courtesy of kristina chartier photography

Our October luncheon meeting was little short of magnificent!  In the pleasant surroundings of the lovely Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club (858-756-1554;, we enjoyed a superb meal, attractively and cleverly presented, by Continental Catering.  Frankie Hartwell provided flowers from Hartworks FloralPhotographer Kristina Chartier shot lots of photos. Andy Hagenah from DiscGoRound DJ & Video provided sound and mics.

A special bridal forum took place with five recent brides sharing their planning, shopping and event experiences very candidly. They fielded questions for nearly an hour from our moderator, DJ/Emcee Merrylin Brichmann from Artistic Productions and several of our members. A special shout out to the brides ~ Elaine, Sara, Kimberly, Tammy and Dawn for participating and really opening up with us. It was very insightful and informative!

A special thank you to Vice-President Ann Strobel from Ann’s Plans for organizing our special bridal forum and for all her hard work throughout the year planning all of the logistics and scheduling for our monthly luncheons. Ann ~ you’re an unsung hero for the group!

Everyone enjoyed networking and great food. It was super meeting the Board from The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and viewing their facility. We’ll see everyone on Nov. 23rd as two of our members take great care of us. Haydee Alderete’s Concepts Event Design facility hosts our November luncheon. Authentic Flavors Catering tantalizes us with a pre-Thanksgiving lunch.

The Weddings of Distinction 2010 Board:

President, Bob Brichmann, DJ & Emcee from Artistic Productions; Vice-President, Ann Strobel, Coordinator from Ann’s Plans; Treasurer, Merrylin Brichmann, DJ & Emcee from Artistic Productions; Founding President, Susan Ashley from Romantic Honeymoons; Membership, Andrea Pena from The Prado at Balboa Park; Secretary, Diane Wilson from Silverwood Music Ensemble. Committee Members: Marketing, Shannon Henry, photographer from Studio Carre.

Weddings of Distinction is a non-profit networking group specializing in weddings and special events. They meet monthly at various San Diego County hotels, resorts and special event facilities. The group’s goal is building professional relationships and networking to give clients the best advice and services to choose from.