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:: Luncheon at La Jolla Cove Suites

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San Diego Weddings of Distinction was invited to La Jolla Cove Suites,, for their August luncheon meeting. With LJ Cove Suites celebrating its 50th year, our host and former member, Senior Sales Associate Joy Richards welcomed us to their stunning rooftop venue.

Several members contributed to the beauty and culinary delights for the day’s meeting. Lois Mathews,, provided floral centerpieces. Showcaser Katrina Lacape from Magical Party Rentals,, offered incredibly colorful linens for the table décor. Our other showcaser, who actually provided food and beverage on the day, was Authentic Flavors Catering,

Director of Catering, Carrie Esparza, introduced a delicious menu for the day that included scrumptious appetizers and tasty beverages to greet guests as they arrived. Also visiting us were the newest owners of Authentic, Mark Vogel and Justin Fitzgerald.

After being dazzled by Katrina’s linens and Carrie’s crew for lunch, Cheli Madrid from St. Tropez Specialty Cakes & Desserts, offered up an incredible dessert to close the afternoon. St.Tropez and Authentic are subsidiaries within the same company.

Board business was briefly shared with the masses. Exciting news from member Krista Murphy – baby Kaylin Grace Murphy was born 8/20/09. Some incredible raffle prizes were doled out including a night’s stay at the LJ Cove Suites, won by member Elaine Ardizzone,, and box seats to the Del Mar Races, courtesy of Katrina Lacape, and won by florist Paula Rae,

Dozens of referrals were exchanged. People bonded. Another prospective member – coffee man David Wassermann,, paid us a visit. Fun and sun were had by all!

We’ll see you next month at the Baumann Estate in Point Loma with our own member Continental Catering,, providing culinary delights.

The Weddings of Distinction 2009 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, Carrie Esparza from San Diego Authentic Flavors Custom Catering (
Secretary, Andrea Pena from The Prado at Balboa Park (

Committee Members:
Shannon Henry, wedding photographer from Studio Carre (

San Diego 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.