Real Wedding :: Andaz Hotel Wedding

Hunt and Gary tied the knot at the Andaz Hotel in February 2017.  There was so much love in the room and not a dry eye in the house for two guys that are clearly loved by their friends and family… Love this couple, love the team who made the day and evening unforgettable.

Coordinator – Ann Strobel of Ann’s Plans

Officiant – Mitch Darnell

Photographer – Joan Cusack

Lighting – San Diego Events Lighting

DJ – Perfectly Entertaining/Tim English

Flowers – Embellishmint/Anthony Griffin

Candy Man – Luke Jacobs/Innovation Entertainment

Venue – Andaz Hotel

Catering and Dessert – STK San Diego

Real Wedding :: Point Loma Naval Base

This military wedding was on a gorgeous day, right on the ocean.  Friends and family were in a very celebratory mood, they started dancing right away during the cocktail hour.  The father of the bride was the highlight of the party, he was singing at the top of his lungs and doing featured dances in the middle of the dancefloor while all the guests cheered him on. Congratulations Caroline & Mike!
Ceremony Venue: The North Chapel
Reception: Oceanview Room, Point Loma Naval Base
WoD Vendors:
Entertainment/Live Band: Republic of Music
Provided: Ceremony string quartet, 6 piece band for cocktail, dinner, dancing

Lighting: San Diego Event Lighting

Cake: The French Gourmet

Rentals & Decor: Concepts Event Design
Other Vendors: Photographer: Jessica Elaine Photography

Real Wedding :: Loews Coronado wedding

 A beautiful cultural wedding, congratulations Prince & Idiki!
WoD Vendors:
Entertainment/Live Band: Republic of Music
Provided: cocktail hour jazz quartet, 5 piece band for dinner
Rentals & Decor: Concepts Event Design
Other Vendors: Photographer: ABM Photography

Real Wedding :: Theme: ‘Two Less Fish’

Two Less Fish – because they had found each other on the dating site, ‘Plenty of Fish’, and because they wanted a beach themed wedding.

Venue: William D. Evans, Bahia
WoD Vendors:
Entertainment/Live Band: Republic of Music – http://www.romprod.com/
Provided: ceremony duo, acoustic guitar & female vocalist, 5 piece band for cocktail, lunch & dancing
Photographer: Maryanne McGuire – http://www.maryannephoto.com/
Highlights: Daytime wedding, Jewish wedding, the ceiling was so low they almost hit their heads on the ceiling during the Hora, but that didn’t slow them down!  The groom had the crowd cheering when he played drums with the band.

Real Wedding :: Paradise Point

This was one fun wedding!  The air was full of love, and celebration of life.  Abigail and Joe couldn’t have picked a better venue to match their light and breezy theme.  Paradise Point Resort is essentially a private island paradise just minutes from downtown San Diego. Few wedding venues in all of San Diego can offer the stunning beauty of Paradise Point’s waterfront setting. Coordination was by Ann’s Plans and Wedding Videography was produced by The Emotion Picture Studio.

real wedding event :: concepts event design

It was a wedding fit for the ages… timeless, elegant, and very much San Diego. The wedding of Lauren and Eric was just that! The wedding ceremony took place at the gorgeous Immaculata Church on the USD campus, the wedding began as a traditional celebration of family and friends.  Yet, the couple, Lauren and Eric, added modern twists with vibrant colors/shades of pink, gold and black.

The reception followed at the Marriott Marquis, located on the San Diego Marina. The colors extended into the reception venue, and with colors in all shades on pink and white, the tented outdoor space turned into magical place where wedding guests could not only enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather, but could enjoy intimacy that the tent offered.  Custom lighting, furniture, and decor were supplied by Concepts Event Design, and all the details, from the gold/black sequins tablecloths, to the gold table and chairs, perfectly paired with the couple’s vibrant, yet regal theme.

The wedding coordination was handled by another Weddings of Distinction vendor, First Comes Love Weddings & Events, and lets just say, we love when our vendors work together!  And, when they work together perfectly, as Concepts Event Design and First Comes Love did, the result is a wedding so beautiful and so fun!
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stephanie + guy :: real wedding at sea grove park / private residence

Not all weddings have to be large in scale.  Some have a few guests; some take place in a hotel; and others utilize mere creative locations and details.  The wedding of Stephanie and Guy describes the latter.  With the ceremony at Sea Grove Park in beautiful Del Mar, the couple may have kept the guest list small, but the details and the decor definitely made a large statement.

Specialty wedding rental vendor, Concepts Event Design, provided the couple with all the chairs, tables and more that they needed in order to create this pop-up wedding location.  After the ceremony, Concepts decorated the unique reception location, which happened to be at a friend’s private residence in La Jolla.  

Market string, lantern lighting, along with vibrant, bright colors, graced the home’s outdoor area, and tables and lines turned the space into a romantic and private wedding reception.

Stephanie and Guy REAL Wedding

real wedding:: david + julia

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.

San Diego Wedding Professionals_David and JuliaPhotos courtesy of Studio Carre Photographie

real wedding:: teresa + benny

Romance, romance, romance!  That is what the wedding of Teresa and Benny was all about! Uplighting, flowers, tablescapes, and a custom monogram…all featured in pinks and blush tones that would make the most resistant person a romantic!

Their wedding paid respect to both their backgrounds, Italian, and like many traditional Italian weddings, the wedding of Teresa and Benny was big, blingy, and a ton of fun!

The reception was at the luxurious Marriott Coronado, so the couple and their guests had epic views of the San Diego city-line.  And inside the venue, opulence that fit the couple’s style perfectly!  Truly, all the details of this Italian wedding were perfect.  With the help of two Weddings of Distinction members, wedding decor rentals from Concepts Event Design and wedding photography by Studio Carre Photographie, this wedding was so beautiful and elegant that Ceremony Magazine featured it on their blog!

Teresa + Benny REAL Wedding

real wedding :: wendy + john

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!

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Photos courtesy of McGuire Photography