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Tango Romance at San Diego Woman’s Club

Tango Romance at San Diego Woman’s Club

Katie and John’s vintage styled wedding was located at the fabulous San Diego Woman’s Club! These two lovebirds’ story started at Tango dancing classes where they shared their passion for tango. Both Katie and John’s family and friends came together to celebrate their big day. The bride arrived in style, stepping out of a 1930s Packard by Hire Old Cars.

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The venue transformed with the work of Robbie Allen. The bartender provided chair covers and runners while Classic Party Rentals provided all linens for the tables. Katie added her special touch by creating her own centerpieces and decor. The eloquent centerpieces were created using mercury containers that included an assortment of candles.

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Artistic Floral provided the floral pieces, ceremony chuppah and palm trees that inspired the creation of the ballroom. They did a fantastic job!

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Dinners by David went above and beyond with their dishes. David, the owner, created a mouth watering selection of vegan cuisine. With David catering all vegan meals Katie and John were able to incorporate their passion for a better environment into their wedding day. The photo booth featured a romantic background illustrated with the moon and stars which was ran by David Zumuya. David is a friend who worked alongside Katie at a non profit a few years back. The photo booth gave the guests the chance to create fun memories to take with them to cherish after Katie and John’s wedding.

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The vegan fondant cake from Sweet Cheeks was lovely on top of a vintage rolling cart courtesy of the venue. The cake was creatively designed with a gold flower and teal marbled bottom tier.

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The couple got to enjoy their love for tango throughout the entire night. The dance floor was never left empty thanks to the DJ, Allen Walker.We loved all the vintage elements of the day and were honored to be part of such a special occasion.

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Why the bride stands on the left side during wedding ceremony

Have you ever wondered why during wedding ceremony, it is customary for the bride to stand on the left and the groom on the right?  I was recently married and thought about the history of this myself. This tradition dates back to the Middle Ages, when women were traded and sold for marriage.  So why does the groom stand on the right side of the altar?  Well, your heart is located on the left so the bride stands “under his (grooms) heart”.  This keeps the groom’s right hand (“fighting arm” or “sword arm”) free to defend his bride should an enemy try to steal her away at the last minute.  If any man or attacker made it past the groomsmen at the altar, the groom would hold his bride with his left hand, while using his sword or weapon with his right hand against any oncoming attackers.  Another explanation for this is that men and women used to be split up when they went to church, with the men sitting on the right side, and women sitting on the left.  Because of this, it made sense for the men to stand on the right side of the altar, and the women on the left.  In modern interpretations, it is said that when a man and woman join hands at the altar, it symbolizes their unity and strength.  It also shows their combined resources they bring to the marriage.  Another idea is that when newlyweds turn and face their friends and family at the end of the ceremony, the bride is standing to the groom’s right, symbolizing her spot as his “right hand” throughout the rest of their lives together. Whether you choose the right side or not, we thought you’d like to learn a few reasons for this tradition!

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Solana Beach LOVE

The wedding celebration of Lori and Dave was breathtaking and was held at their residence in Solana Beach. We met Lori in February and were thrilled to create and design such a special day for such an amazing woman!  We were referred to Lori by the wonderful husband and wife team, Ellie and Mike of 1 Look Back Photography. We created a color palette of her favorite colors, blue and orange and creatively incorporated much of her and Dave’s personalities in the day. From the moment the guests arrived, they were greeted by the Valet staff of First Class Valet and a glass of Prosecco.  The “Valet” signage was actually a chalkboard bought at a antique sale by the groom for Lori. The signage was beautifully designed by Bamboo Stars which guided the guests throughout the wedding and was a fun way to inform all of the little details. The beautiful lounge and rentals from Concepts Party Rentals added to the already gorgeous home. An adorable moment within the ceremony included seeing Bella, the doggie ring bearer enter and run to the groom!  So much thought was put into the details including signature drinks named after the couple called the “Sassy Lori” and “Dave’s Delight“! The grooms family flew across the country to celebrate with this lovely couple and even the bride’s best friend traveled from afar.  The color palette was aqua and orange with elements of pink, blue and lavender. The floral by Whimsey Floral was colorful with a tiny hint of feathers and bling.  The lighting by Unique Mobile Sounds completed the look to the backyard which also was the dancing area!   Mike and Ellie of 1 Look Back Photography were there the entire day capturing every fabulous moment. Ellie and Mike are spectacular photographers who made Lori feel relaxed with their calm demeanor and fun, creative ideas! We loved the details and beauty of this wedding celebration. Thank you Lori and Dave for the great times and we wish you the absolute best in your new life together!

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Vendors:
1 Look Back Photography
Unique Mobile Sounds

In Good Taste Catering
It’s A Piece of Cake Bakery
Whimsey Floral
Party Shot Photobooths
Andrew Teamer (bartending)
First Class Valet
Bamboo Stars (print)
Concepts Party Rentals

Orange County Heritage Museum Wedding

Gloria and Renzo’s wedding at the Heritage Museum in Orange County was so memorable!  This site was adorable and the antique elements added such a great touch to the wedding!  We loved the color scheme of lavender and ivory throughout the attire, floral, lighting and even the cake!  Many of the couple’s family members had very special parts in the ceremony and even throughout the reception.     The couple’s pastor, Noe Gueverra officiated the beautiful ceremony.  The bride’s brother had a very exceptional part in the ceremony with a special song he sang as the bride walked down the aisle!  Vendors included Country Garden Caterers, Torrio Photography and Golden Scroll Soloists.

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