San Diego is one of California’s best wedding locations, but just an hour away is the harbor of Dana Point that is also pretty spectacular. For two of Weddings of Distinction members, making the trip up north to Orange County was well-worth.
The wedding of Vicky and Brett took place this past fall, and with the backdrop of the water and the boats, the wedding was scenic as much as it was special. Both the ceremony and reception took place at Cannons Restaurant in Dana point. Guests were able to enjoy outdoor patio space, complete with cliff-side views of the water and the haze of the marine-front.
The wedding colors were neutral tones, combined with lilacs and other shades of purple. Carmin Cermak, one of WoD’s wedding coordinators, served in this case, as the wedding florist. Carmin is unique in that she can, and often does, serve multiple roles for the weddings she is a part of. In addition to Carmin, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. provided the couple with their wedding cake, and working closely with Carmin, they decorated the cake and dessert table with florals in multiple shades of purple.
It truly was a special day. Its always exciting to see wedding vendors working together, and its even more so when they are two of our vendors! To make the trip up north just goes to show that our people are committed to providing the best possible service to their couples!
Photos Courtesy of Dan Rice Photography
You don’t hear about it often anymore, but for some, they meet “the one” early on in life. That is exactly how it was for Paulina and Adrian. They met in high school, when they both were in the same biology class. Fast forward 8 years, and the two were married in a classy, elegant wedding at the beautiful Marin Village Conference Center. Nestled right on the San Diego bay, the wedding featured amazing views of the water, custom cocktails and custom lighting in the shade of the wedding colors, purple and white! Paulina and Adrian’s wedding was elegant, yet remained traditional. It matched couple’s style perfectly! With all the special attention to detail, and a DJ that played tunes well into the night, the couple and their guests enjoyed quite a party!
Photos courtesy of Shadi Ameri Photography and Studio Carre Photographie
Sometimes you just never know when you’ll meet that special someone, and for Grace and Alex, the stars aligned, and through mutual friends, their paths crossed. At the time, Alex was only in San Diego for a summer internship, and Grace was a local resident. They spent time together with friends, shared in some fun, and by the end of the summer, the two enjoyed their first date alone. The connection was strong, and even though it was now the end of the summer and Alex was returning to school in FL, the couple stayed in touch and maintained a bi-coastal relationship!
Fast forward a year, and the two were finally on the same coast! Their courtship spanned a couple of years after that, and in the city where they first met, they married under the stars at Mt Woodson Castle. The night was perfect. Thanks to the musical talents of wedding DJ, Andy Hagenah of The Groove Wedding DJ, the couple, with their family and friends, enjoyed a night of dancing and photo booth fun. Studio Carre’ Photographie captured the memories, and there were plenty made! The wedding lasted well into the night!
Grace and Alex’s wedding was a grand affair, and to make such a night possible, only the best wedding vendors were used! The bride looked her best thanks to wedding hair and makeup by Meleah Hair & Makeup; the location was classic California; the music was bumping all night; and the photos will last a lifetime!
Photos courtesy of Studio Carré Photographie