Happy 10th Birthday to Ceremony Magazine

Happy 10th Birthday to one of the special wedding magazines in San Diego, Ceremony Magazine!

Weddings of Distinction as a group, as well as many of our wedding vendors individually, advertise with Ceremony Magazine, and as such, an invitation was extended to celebrate the magazine’s 10th birthday.

The event took place at Rancho Las Lomas, up in the Orange County area, but that did not stop Weddings of Distinction vendors, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.Sensational Treats, and Kristina Chartier Photography from being directly involved.  Sensational Treats brought their mini donuts and snack for the attendees, and Sweet Cheeks Baking offered cake displays to incorporate onto the tablescapes and staging area.

Watch the video below to see just how special the night was, and notice all the work that went into planning and executing such an event.  Vendors from San Diego and beyond came together and worked together, not only to network and share ideas, but to honor a magazine that has made a profound name for itself among brides and wedding professionals alike in Southern California!

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WoD Features in Ceremony Magazine

 

Our vendors truly at top of the line, and when their respective work gets featured in a high-end bridal magazine, we’re impressively proud.  For a few of our amazing wedding vendors, their work has been featured in the latest issues of Ceremony Magazine.  Ceremony is an exclusive magazine publication, and to have so many features in the final print, which are distributed all over California, is impressive.

If you’re not able to pick up a hard copy of the magazine, we’ve done the work for you!  Enjoy a slideshow of images from the most recent issue, in which: Lois Mathews Design, Kristina Chartier Photography, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co., Betwixt Studio, Concepts Event Design, and Studio Carre’ Photographie are featured!

Celebrating Ceremony

Weddings of Distinction is proud to be one of the newest advertisers with Ceremony Magazine-San Diego.  So when we received an invite to celebrate with other amazing southern California wedding vendors, many in our group were very excited to join in on the festivities.

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Ceremony Magazine held it’s semiannual party, and the southern California “Pure Wedding Ingenuity Event” took place this year at the beautiful Talega Golf Club in gorgeous San Clemente, CA.  Many of the best wedding vendors in southern California were in attendance, and a select few were asked to set up displays and/or samplings.  Innovative floral designs were set on beautiful tabletop settings; masterful food from WOD Member/ San Diego wedding catering company, Continental Catering, an open bar, and exquisite dessert satiated all the guests.

As a group of individual wedding vendors in San Diego, Weddings of Distinction vendors are honored to be among so many  prestigious wedding vendors from southern California.

Ceremony Magazine Party

Besides great company, the event happened to take place on the rare occasion of a Blue Moon!  What a perfect night: filled with food, drink, music, and lunar observations!

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steampunk wedding :: a WOD collaboration

 

When you combine steam-powered machinery, with the fashion of late 19th century Victorian era, the result is an edgy, fashionable look at history.  That style is known as ‘steampunk.’

Steampunk incorporates elements of fantasy, historical fiction, as well as elements of speculation.  It is dark, bold, and it happens to be trending lately.  Steampunk is a theme that many couples are incorporating into their weddings!

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So, recently, many San Diego wedding vendors came together to assemble their own scene(s) for an amazing photo shoot that captured the best elements of this fascinating genre.  What took a lot of planning and creativity, the shoot came together perfectly.  So perfectly, in fact, that Ceremony Magazine’s Blog featured the shoot in a recent post!

It started, though, like all good things, as an idea, an idea fabricated by Shannon Henry (Studio Carré), Ann Strobel (Ann’s Plans) and Dawn Stone (Embellishmint Floral + Event Design).  They were intrigued by the elements of Steampunk, and they were noticing the growing trend among couples to incorporate Steampunk elements into their weddings.  So, the seed was planted.  They talked; they coordinated; they collaborated and invited others to join.

The result: an amazingly creative collection of images.  Everyone worked together and each contributed his or her specific element of specialty; no detail was left unturned.

Set on location at the historic Mt. Woodson Castle, in Ramona, CA, the castle’s rustic design elements fit perfectly for the shoot that takes you back in time.  The models, thanks to hair and makeup artists, Beauti on the Go, had big, dramatic hair and were embellished with hats and headpieces by Sandra Nicole Designs.   The clothing and dresses from Provence Bride by Allyson Simone were vintage-style and had black accents.  From the antique furniture, to the blackboard design, to the detail of the glasses, florals and ceremony site, every design element coordinated perfectly.

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Vendors Involved:

Photography – Studio Carré

Design + Prop Accessory/Vignette Rentals – Ann’s Plans

Floral + Accessory Design – Embellishmint Floral + Event Design

Hair + Makeup – Beauti on the Go

Head Pieces and Accessories – Sandra Nicole Designs + Ann’s Plans

Bridal Gowns – Provence Bride by Allyson Simone

Furniture Rental – Rashae Taylor

Chalkboard Design – Lucky to be in Love

Cake – Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Custom Bar – Snake Oil Cocktail Company

Buffet Breakfast + Lunch – Personal Touch Dining

Venue – Mt. Woodson Castle

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