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It’s Emily and Ricardo’s Wedding Day!!!

18 Jun

Emily and Ricardo are about as cute of a couple as can be.  He’s from Brazil, she’s from California and today, in the walled garden at San Diego Botanic Garden they will be married.  The couple will use the natural beauty of the gardens paired with a very fun upscale BBQ theme to create an “only in San Diego” affair for their guests, many who have traveled from Rio to celebrate this special occasion.  Many, many congratulations to Emily and Ricardo!!!!

A special thank you to Photography by Anjuli for sharing their engagement photos.


It’s Amy and Brian’s Wedding Day!!!

4 Jun

Amy and Brian are getting married today, at the intimate and beautiful Thursday Club in Point Loma. Overlooking the water, this amazing couple will exchange vows followed by a quintessentially San Diego reception with family and friends.  Since most of their guests are from out-of-town, we’ve worked with the couple to incorporate elements of San Diego that they love to personalize their wedding.  From escorting their guests to the venue in an Old Town Trolley to serving local craft beers this celebration is going to be fabulous.

We are in love with the vendors we get to work with on this wedding too! Ceremonies by Bethel will be marrying them, Photos by Chana and Don will be capturing the day, Coast Catering will be serving delectable delights, Concepts Event Design and Classic Party Rentals will make the space pop, Sumi’s Oven is creating cakes for each table, Blush Botanicals is providing beautiful flowers, Pete Goslow will be serenading the crowd and AC Makeup will be highlighting the beauty of the bridal party.  And of course, the ladies of First Comes Love will be there to bring everything together.

CONGRATULATIONS AMY AND BRIAN and thank you for including us in your big day!

A special thank you to Photos by Chana and Don for sharing their engagement pictures.

Bridal Open House!

18 Oct

At First Comes Love, we like to host open houses so that brides can check out different wedding vendors in a casual environment (and with a cocktail in hand!)  Our last one was a few weeks ago at The Loft at UCSD. 

A special thanks to all of the vendors who participated including:  Our hosts, The Loft at UCSD, Zanzibar Catering, Darryn St. John Photography, Haydee’s Creative Flowers, Beck’s Entertainment, ONEHOPE Wine and Enticing Tables.

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Check out video from Murasaki Media from the event!

Jen and Dave’s Private Estate Wedding

15 Aug

First Comes Love was honored to be a part of the last wedding ever at the beautiful Bohannan Estate in Old Town. This peacock themed wedding featured purples, blues and greens with the backdrop of the San Diego skyline. 

The amazing vendors who made this wedding special include:

First Comes Love – Wedding Coordinator
The Bohannan Estate – Venue
Culinary Concepts – Catering
Baked – Cake
Jaime Fritsch Photography – Photographer
Florabella – Florist
Elite British DJ – DJ

Color Inspiration: Orange

9 Jun

An open letter to sunscreen, poolside bellinis, and grilled peaches…

San Diego weddings will pop with the use of orange

…globe lights, tea lights, paper lanterns, and twinkling stars.

Using orange can add a cheey touch to any San Diego wedding

Of the many wonderful things that remind us of summer’s warm glow–shades of orange are among some of our very favorites. With soft, muted tones punctuated by bright pops of this delectable color, you simply cannot go wrong. Gracing nearly all the magazine covers at one point or another this spring and summer, orange is cheerful and sophisticated. It represents laughter and celebration, and can be laid back or incredibly glamorous. And as the complimentary color to blue and an edgy hit to green, it’s the perfect color to accentuate any outdoor event–from picnics and pool parties to evening soirees and weddings. Think it might be a bit too much for you? Try using the color in small doses. A deliciously tangerine-tinted signature cocktail or some burnt-orange paper lanterns will do the trick!

*images (clockwise from left) via:  {group 1} House & Garden, The Sartorialist, Annabelle Breakery, and unknown {group 2} Vanessa Briggs, Style Me Pretty, The Parker Palm Springs, Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings

by Parisa Tarani

Planning Resource: The Ultimate Registry Checklist

3 Jun

Getting married is stressful— and anyone who tells you different is lying! The trick to be prepared and take advantage of as many resources as you can to help with as many details as possible. Luckily the internet is a gold mine for FREE help. 

One of our favorite sites, CasaSugar, posted a great PDF to help you with your Registry check list. Print it out, take it with you and go nuts with that scan gun. Have fun girls!!!

Get the checklist here

Welcome to the First Comes Love blog!

21 Apr

Hello and Happy Wedding Wednesday!  Welcome to the First Comes Love blog.  We hope to be able to provide you with useful information as you plan your wedding.  If there is ever anything you would like to see us write about, please feel free to let us know.

To tell you a bit about us, First Comes Love Weddings & Events is a San Diego wedding planning company.  So call it wedding planner, wedding consultant, bridal consultant, wedding coordinator or whatever phrase you can find, our bottom line is producing amazing weddings for our brides and grooms.

We live and breathe weddings.  We’re always on the search for cool, new wedding trends and we’ll share them here with you.  So love them, hate them, but however you feel about what we showcase, let us know!  And check out our website at www.FirstComesLoveSD.com to learn more.

Fabulously forever,

Amy and Lindsay

(the First Comes Love gals)