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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sophisticated, dynamic and urban are just a few of the words that describe the Ultimate Skybox! Located on the 15th (penthouse) floor of the beautiful DiamondView building in the thriving East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego, the venue is a short walk to the historic Gaslamp district and the Convention Center. It is a venue where your guests can dance in the magic glow of sunset with a breathtaking panoramic backdrop! With 6,500 square feet square feet of limestone and polished wood flooring, the Skybox can accommodate up to 200 guests in a cocktail setting or approximately 150 people for a more formal seated dining experience. Guests can gather at the large built-in bar, or lounge on the contemporary furniture, while enjoying cocktails and incredible food, wine and desserts. With state-of-the art sound, as well as multiple flat screens, the Ultimate Skybox offers a variety of uses for everyone.
With extensive glass lines, the Skybox overlook the lights of downtown San Diego. A 100-foot balcony, featuring a beautiful 12-foot outdoor fireplace, overlooks the San Diego Bay, the Crown City of Coronado, and the Pacific Ocean. The distant views at the Skybox reach from Pt. Loma to Mexico! And just below? Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres! With a wall of nano doors open to the balcony, guests can seamlessly enjoy the indoor/outdoor experience.
Whether you’re planning an intimate party for cocktails, a formal dinner party, a wedding or a holiday social, the Ultimate Skybox is a great option for a once in a lifetime event!
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Monday, February 17, 2014
This backyard wedding is full of adorable DIY touches which made Sarah and Shawn's wedding day that much more special!
After researching venues, Sarah and Shawn quickly realized there was no place that would allow them to throw a wedding party exactly how they wanted, so they decided to have a backyard wedding where they could bring in a live band and a taco truck, and dance the night away with all their friends and family. They skipped some of the more conventional wedding elements, but they stayed true to themselves and what came of it was their very own perfect wedding day!
Because they were using Sarah's aunt's backyard as their venue, the wedding quickly evolved to a very DIY, or as Sarah describes it, DIT (do it together!) event: from planting centerpieces (Sarah's priority was to incorporate lots of succulents), to making 200 jars of homemade salsa. Shawn made all of the wood signs, and was even there to help set-up all the way through. Supergroom! The bride's mother also made all of the table runners, wedding attire for the chihuahuas, and she baked over 600 treats for the dessert table! Sarah and Shawn certainly soaked in every minute of their perfect day, and they were even the first ones on the dance floor and the last to leave!
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1. Photography: Half Full Photography
2. Venue: Anderson Ranch, San Diego CA (private residence)
3. Flowers: Black Lotus Design
4. Acoustic Music: Danny Maika
5. Band: The Road Kill Kings
6. Invitations and Paper: Metal Doily Press, Long Beach, CA
7. Food: San Diego Taco Company
8. Dessert: Bride's Mother
9. Rentals: Striking Elegance, Cerritos, CA
10. Wedding Gown: Modeca "Olva" purchased at The Dresser, Fullerton, CA
11. Wedding Shoes: Caparros Baldwin in "Silver Sparkle", Macy's
12. Jewelry: Kate Spade (earrings) and family heirlooms (ring, bracelet)
13. Hair: Jessica Bebieff, J Anthony Salon, Whittier CA
14. Makeup: Erin Wilson, Papillon Salon, Yorba Linda CA
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day! We hope you are celebrating tonight with your love or loved ones. Get some inspiration for the day with this magical Valentine's Day Wedding themed shoot captured by She Wanders Photography. Hearts, sweet treats, lush flowers, oh my! Who wouldn’t swoon over an elegant Valentine’s Day wedding? Today we share our super sized Valentine’s inspired shoot with not one but two tabletops. For a family oriented bride and groom we made sure the children’s table is just as thoughtful as the artfully designed sweet table.
The grown up dessert table is filled with scrumptious eye candy. The quintessential pinks and reds are elevated with pops of gold set upon a glossy white table. From the white milk vases packed tightly with baby’s breath, to the soft pink garden roses, to the glamorous gold urn brimming with white textured roses, the flowers look good enough to eat thanks to Annette Gomez. For the sweet tooth, Bouchee gifted our sweethearts with gold heart shaped mini cakes, a rose filled naked wedding cake, macaroons, rose meringues, and stamped sugar cookies.
Arts & Crafts Kids’s Table
Why not create an art buffet ready for little fingers to grab handfuls? This creative team spared the parents the crash of the sugar rush and created an art filled children’s table for the kiddos to make their own Valentine’s cards. Apothecary jars are filled to the brim with pom poms, glitter, and other delicious looking art supplies to inspire their creativity.
No Valentines Day wedding would be complete without a smattering of hearts everywhere, and sweet sayings on happy paper goods tucked in every nook and cranny. Oh Brightly Designed, how we love YOU!
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day Eve! Planning a Valentine's Day Dinner at home with your sweetie? Take some cues from this styled shoot by Organic Elements and team. Orchids, anemones, phaleanopsis orchids, roseberry roses, button mums, carnations and moss were all used to execute this beautiful shoot. Maybe you wont have a gigantic heart made entirely of flowers, or centerpieces toppling over with orchids. No matter the setting- we wish you a beautiful evening tomorrow with your love! And don't forget to check back in the morning for another beautiful styled shoot in the name of Valentine's Day!
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Since Valentine's day is just around the corner, we wanted to share engagement photos taken at the happiest place on earth! These Disneyland engagement photos are way too cute.
Share a kiss in front of the entrance to the magic kingdom, or dance with the band on Main Street. Hop over train tracks with Goofy, and take flight under Dumbo's watch. Disneyland is the perfect place to spend a day with the one you love. Why not invite your favorite photographer along for the ride and get some great snaps out of it? Enjoy!
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