Tag Archives: San Diego wedding venues

Real Wedding: Christina and Eddie

2 Mar

We had so much fun working with Christina and Eddie for their vintage winery wedding. The couple prepped for their wedding at The Dana and held the ceremony and reception at Orfila Winery.  There were so many special elements including pinwheel placecards, mason jar favors and cotton candy!


Real Wedding: Jenn and Nate

19 Jan

Mission Bay has many great venues to tie the knot.  Jenn and Nate picked the Bahia garden for their ceremony with a waterfront reception.  They kept with a tropical, beachy theme for their 100 person bay wedding.  Thanks to Sage Taylor Photography for these shots!

Vendors: Venue – Bahia, Wedding Coordinator – First Comes Love Weddings & Events, DJ – Artistic Productions, Photographer – Sage Taylor, Flowers – San Diego Wholesale Flowers, Cake – The French Gourmet

Real Wedding: Emma and Max

5 Jan

Emma and Max went a little untraditional for their wedding.  The couple decided on an intimate ceremony for immediate family in Balboa Park followed by a thrilling party for 300 at Marina Village.  Some of our favorite parts of Emma and Max’s wedding were the mariachi band (truly awesome!) and the fusing of Mexican and Salvadorian traditions.  The dance floor was packed all night!  A special thank you to I Against I Photography for the pictures!

Real Wedding: Christy and Jason

22 Dec

Christy and Jason came to us with a very fun theme in place.  Both of them are huge sports fans.  To bring this theme to life, everything centered on “game day” from the invitation to the programs, lighting and groom’s cake.  Very cool couple and a very fun theme!  A special thank you to Sara France Photography for these great pictures from their Rancho Bernardo Inn wedding!

Vendors: Venue – Rancho Bernardo Inn, Wedding Coordinator – First Comes Love Weddings & Events, Photographer – Sara France Photography, Officiant – Dr. Kathy Jones, Entertainment – Kris Valentin with Positive Energy, Cake – For the Love of Cake

Real Wedding: Alexandria and Nick

8 Dec

We loved working with Alexandria and Nick.  This Mexican/Greek couple had an October wedding incorporating two amazing Spanish-style venues, Mission San Diego de Alcala and La Valencia.  Highlights of the wedding include doing a wedding at the same place I got married (the Mission), a fun cigar bar, belly dancing and the traditional Greek plate smashing ceremony!  So fun!  A special thank you to Chana and Don for these great photos.


San Diego Wedding Planner: Amy Vargas, First Comes Love

Venues: Mission San Diego de Alcala (ceremony), La Valencia (reception)

Photographer: Photos by Chana and Don

Entertainment: Charlie Bradley (DJ), Shimmy Sisters (belly dancers)

Cupcakes – Cupcakes Squared

Chairs and Linens – Concepts Event Design

Olga and Jeff’s Black and White Bahia Wedding

22 Aug

*please note that these are NOT professional photos.  I just want to give you a sneak peek at some of the details of this wedding.

Olga and Jeff celebrated their wedding on August 21st, 2010 at the beautiful Bahia.  They got married on the beach at Bahia and wanted to incorporate a black, white and red theme. Using subtle accents of red throughout the wedding, we were able to accomplish this dramatic color palate without outshining the natural beauty of the beach.

The bay was a perfect backdrop for the ceremony



Jeff and Olga asked all of their friends to sign rocks with well wishes and messages for their future together.

The reception, in the Del Mar room, featured a black and white theme with amazing rentals from Concepts.

The sweetheart table contrasted the rest through a white and red color scheme.

Cake provided by Extraordinary Desserts

Rose petals add a romantic feel to the cake table.

The rocks were compiled to symbolize the coming together of friends and family into their marriage.

Here’s the vendors we used:
Wedding Planner – First Comes Love
Venue – Bahia. Thanks to Kelly and Allison at Bahia for pulling this together.
Rentals – Concepts Event Design
Flowers – Blossom Design
Cake – Extraordinary Desserts
DJ – Beck’s Entertainment

Venue of The Month: Estancia La Jolla

1 Jul

Estancia Wedding Ceremony

We LOVE Estancia. 

They have plenty of amazing spaces for weddings of all sizes.  Their wedding locations consist of a private rose garden, two courtyards, pool deck, and two elegant ballrooms.

THE FEEL – Estancia cultures a relaxing atmosphere with rustic, Rancho-style surroundings ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. From the vibrant, aromatic gardens and scenic architecture to an environment that emphasizes comfort, relaxation, and a truly memorable experience, Estancia offers one of San Diego’s most sought after wedding locations!

PRE WEDDING OFFERINGS – Prior to a wedding, the girls can pamper themselves with any fabulous treatments in the hotel’s 7,000 square foot spa while the guys go golfing at Torrey Pines Golf Course. As well, guests enjoy al fresco dining while relaxing by the pool. 

BALLROOMS – Estancia’s ballrooms are designed with soft earth tones: hand-woven carpets, Villeroy & Boch china, and Fili D’Oro linens.