Edgy, yet romantic. Soft, yet modern. Thats the best way to describe the wedding day of Kelly + Jodie. With both the ceremony and reception taking place at the Scripps Seaside Forum, Kelly and Jolie’s wedding included everything perfect about a San Diego wedding: the perfect weather and nearly 360 degrees of ocean views. Modern details, along with clean and bright colors, complimented the space perfectly, and being as there were many of the couples’ friends and family visiting San Diego from out of town, the entire evening went off without a hitch!
Two of Weddings of Distinction’s special wedding vendors participated in the special day, with Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. providing the teal-colored, tiered wedding cake, and Carmin Cermak coordinating the wedding flowers and floral arrangements in shades of white with gold highlights. Needless to say: perfection all around!
Photos Courtesy of True Photography
San Diego boasts some of the finest wedding venues out there, but for certain couples, the intimacy of a private residence, for example, is more appropriate than a hotel for their “I Dos.”
The wedding of David and Julia was just that, an intimate affair on a private residence in beautiful La Jolla, CA. The wedding was simple, yet screamed elegant. The lighting, provided by WoD vendor, San Diego Events Lighting Co., was romantic, yet simple. The accents of market string lighting lit their outdoor reception area perfectly. The food was catered by one of San Diego’a best wedding caterers, Crown Point Catering, another WoD vendor, offered top-of-the-line wedding food and hors d’oeuvres.
In addition, three other Weddings of Distinction vendors took part in the nuptials: wedding music provided by DJ Daniel Peterson, wedding coordination by Ann’s Plans (wedding planning), and photography by Studio Carre Photographie.
Photos courtesy of Studio Carre Photographie
Sometimes last minute changes are a good thing, and in September, the last minute change to have the monthly meeting hosted by the La Jolla Women’s Club proved to be one of those instances. Nestled in the heart of the the village of La Jolla, the Women’s Club boasts some beautiful garden landscapes coupled with tons historic charm, and all with an ocean view… Talk about a perfect location for a San Diego wedding!
We networked and mingled on the Club’s terrace, where we enjoyed small appetizers and fresh lemonade. Then, we dined in the Club’s main hall, with a delicious late summer meal provided by Crown Point Catering: fresh summer salad, followed by another 3 courses! We handled some important logistical matters, like the upcoming Board (re)elections, and enjoyed the company of one another in a truly beautiful and historic San Diego location. If you haven’t been there, it is definitely worth a visit. Stroll through the gardens; make your way to the beach; and if a wedding is in your future, contact them for details and information!
Photos courtesy of Studio Carre Photographie
When you meet that special someone, you just know. And, for Wendy and John, even though they lived across the country when they met, their love could not be broken by distance. This super sweet couple met at a barbecue, and for the first few years of their relationship, they managed long distance, with John in New Hampshire and Wendy in San Diego!!
Yet the distance would not be forever. The couple married at the gorgeous La Jolla Woman’s Club this spring and their bright, yellow sunshine-themed wedding perfectly complimented the happiness that this couple represents. With the help of wedding coordinator and WOD vendor, Ann’s Plans, Wendy got a lot of her ideas for decor from Pinterest. Wendy loved the Billy Balls in her bouquet and that inspired a lot of the designs.
The food was provided by another WOD vendor, Personal Touch Dining.
Wendy and John’s happy ending?… after the wedding, Wendy and her Mom moved to New Hampshire to be with John and his work!
Photos courtesy of McGuire Photography
The beautiful La Jolla Cove was our “office” for this month’s Weddings of Distinction’s networking meeting, and the day could not have been more perfect. The sky was cloudless, the weather warm, and the views, unparalleled. The iconic La Jolla Cove Suites hosted our meeting, and with centerpieces from Hartworks Floral, and catering from The French Gourmet, the scene was elegant and our bellies were filled with wholesome goodness.
We had two presenters this month: Kristina Chartier, of Kristina Chartier Photography, and San Diego business coach, Karie Kaufmann, of ActionCOACH. Karie gave the group a mini business seminar, giving us, as small business owners, tips and insight into the world of small business. Then, Kristina presented after, and she brought in samples of her work and informed the group about her unique photography style.
It was a lovely afternoon, and being as La Jolla Cove Suites is a new member to Weddings of Distinction, it was a pleasure to see the renovations that have been made to the hotel and to see how their amazing rooftop wedding space is truly among San Diego’s finest!
Photos courtesy of Studio Carre’ Photographie
images courtesy of Sara France
Marie and Seth were married in La Jolla at the La Valencia Hotel, a quintessential old Hollywood wedding venue that featured a grassy ceremony site overlooking the La Jolla waterfront and a classic black and white ballroom. The couple hired wedding planner and Weddings of Distinction member Cynthia, of Cynthia Zatkin Events, to coordinate every aspect of their day from start to finish. Since Marie has a fantastic tattoo across her back, Cynthia worked with her and local gown designer Valena Valentina to create a custom wedding dress that showcased the bride’s gorgeous back. For décor, the bride chose bright pink flowers for the ceremony and cocktail hour and then monochromatic white, green, and gold flowers and linens for the dinner reception. The colors and style blended with the atmosphere of the old Hollywood hotel. DJ Andy Hagenah, who is also a member of Weddings of Distinction, spun tunes that kept the dance floor packed. The highlight of the evening was when the groom’s two teenage daughters showcased their talents by serenading the bride and groom and then pushing Andy aside to spin 30 minutes of house music. After the wedding day, Marie sent wedding coordinator Cynthia a note saying that her guests so enjoyed the day that they were describing it as “the best wedding ever”.