A luxury Bridal affair featuring San Diego’s Dream Wedding Vendors
We are so excited to bring you DREAM again this year with an even bigger and better all-star cast, not to mention it will be graciously hosted by the ever-so-chic W San Diego. This year DREAM brings you the best of the best in San Diego yet again, but with a wonderful new spin.
For those of you new to DREAM, this is no ordinary bridal show! We select one prestigious San Diego vendor in each category and utilize their talents to transform a space. Our cohesive design layout allows brides to see how all vendors work together, just like at a wedding, to create a magical atmosphere. In fact, this year we are excited to offer pre-set packages in all different budget ranges, allowing brides to see how their money is allocated in order to book the entire DREAM team. Yes, it’s a breeze and stress-free – the way planning a wedding should be! Check out the amazing roster for DREAM 2013:
DREAM admission is free for the for 100 tickets then will be $20 at the door so reserve your ticket now!
Stay tuned for more DREAM team members to be announced including the special groom-geared section of vendors we’ll be offering! No need to leave the groom at home this time, let him get excited too with men’s fashions, accessories & special services geared to him and his boys!
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Boho Glam Winter Wedding Table from the US Grant Bridal show
We recently created a design for the US Grant SWOON Bridal Show here in San Diego and was featured in the ‘winter’ ballroom. With a boho glam California winter wedding in mind, I created a free standing structure which I built and then mirrored to allow the ability to hang elements above a table whether it be in a ballroom or on a beach! With the panels being mirrored, it doesn’t block any views but really only enhances them by reflection.
To create the balance of boho, modern and glam at the same time, I wanted to infuse natural elements, fur, texture, shells and shine all together for a play on the senses. The talented Melissa from Pow Wow custom made this amazingly stunning macrame backdrop to order for this design, and of course can rent it for your wedding as well!
To create a zen-like feeling, I had a vision of having a floating centerpiece, so that no candles or flowers would touch the table but levetate above it. With our suspended shelves and low-profile softly hued floral arrangements by Isari Flower Studio we did just that.
For a luxurious start, we layered on custom fur place mats I designed on top of a lush leather table by Hire Elegance. We used a clean square china from Classic Party Rentals then we brought on gold and blue vintage-glam glasses, goldware & other magnificent table baubles by the lovely Farra at Hostess Haven.
Photos by Bryan Miller
Event Design, Structure & Invitations by Alchemy Fine Events
Macrame Backdrop & Rugs by Pow Wow
Vintage Tableware by Hostess Haven
Flowers by Isari Flower Studio
Furniture by Hire Elegance
Modern China by Classic Party Rentals
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San Diego beach wedding on the sand with True Photography for True Beach Events
We are really excited to share some wonderful news about San Diego beach weddings with you all!
You can now have a gorgeous wedding right here in San Diego, on our local sand. In March 2012, California State Beaches announced a very special permit process that makes on-beach weddings possible. Your day permit includes flexible use of your space, including tented events. There are areas perfect for all group sizes, from twenty to three hundred. Also, your permit includes permission to serve alcohol, and events may last through sunset and beyond!
Along with True Photography and a team of some of San Diego’s best, including our ladies at Isari Flower Studio, we can now offer you True Beach Weddings! To make planning your event as easy as possible, you can now select from San Diego’s top pre-approved beach event vendors, or create a customized all-inclusive package within minutes. This simplifies your vendor selection! There are no extra steps, or hoops to jump through, when planning your beach event.
All this, and the best coastal views in all of San Diego!
Our lovely bride and local surfer Shoshana wanted a casual beachy wedding with tropical inspiration, bold colors and unobstructed ocean views. Alchemy Fine Events was brought on for the event design and to pull together the look and layout along with this team of talent. We worked with Isari to create the look of these bold colorful blooms, textured greenery and eclectic shells which were scattered across glossy white Lounge Appeal tables as well as dark wood rustic tables by Concepts for a beautiful juxtaposition of styles for a beach-chic wedding.
For a fun twist on a photo opp we were lucky enough to track down some gorgeous pieces of art created by local artist Cherrie La Porte! Cherrie creates glass mosiac surfboards that can be seen in the Surf Museum.
For fun and modern twist on a tropical inspired San Diego beach wedding we worked with Isari Flower studio to create fun and eclectic tablescapes with textured greens, ferns, wood boxes and scattered shells.
Photography by True Photography
Flowers by Isari Flower Studio
Event Design by Alchemy Fine Events
Coordination by Creative Affairs
DJ / Lighting / Draping by Tim Altbaum Productions
Catering by Authentic Flavors
Cake by Sweet Cheeks
Lounge Furniture, Tables & Bar by Lounge Appeal
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Shanghai meets South Beach for a Chinese wedding
Happy Valentine’s Day to all! In honor of this day of love I wanted to share a wedding I designed for some of the most darling love birds. I love working with couples that are madly and deeply in love with each other and with their heritage, this was the case of Julia and Rendy. High school sweethearts that even work side by side, these two were so adorably young and in love and excited for me to plan their destination Chinese wedding. For the inspiration of this intimate affair we dreamed up the idea of 1940′s Bankgok with art deco influences with traditional Chinese elements. With that idea in mind, the art deco district of south beach, especially The Raleigh Hotel, in Miami was the perfect location!
For my first Chinese wedding, it was so cool for me to learn all about the traditions including the giving of gifts and Chinese tea ceremony which was so beautiful and respectful of their families.
Event Design, Planning & Stationery by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Photography by Matt Miller of Our Labor of Love
Ceremony Location The Spanish Monastery
Reception Location The Raleigh Hotel
Flowers by Karla Events
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