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Vintage Inspired Wedding

The Vintage inspired wedding of Rosemary and Tim was one of the cutest weddings we’ve coordinated this year.  When we met with the bride, we fell in love with the design.  Vintage, girly inspired is what came to mind and it was even more beautiful when the day arrived. The flowers were a mix of pink and yellow pieces placed in vintage containers collected by the bride.  The guests enjoyed the outdoor ceremony site on the lawn overlooking the Pendleton golf course.  The bride arrived in style in a deep blue vintage vehicle which pulled up to the golf course!  The ceremony was beautiful and intimate. After the ceremony, the couple had a blast during their photoshoot together!  Guests were given a bundtini cake favor laced in a vintage inspired box and signed a “guest book” that was a plate.  This was important to the bride as she would be able to utilize this plate again while cooking and seeing all the wishes her guests left for the couple.  Inside the room, the design was very adorable.  Tables were adorned with pink and yellow floral, lace and the cake table included bundt cakes!  The card box was an adorable wooden box with lace and signage.  The couple joined their guests and had a fabulous sweetheart table with signage and lace.  Our favorite part of the evening was the “first dance” which included the couple’s dance, moving into parent dances (together) then the couple’s daughter joining the couple for the last 30 seconds of the song!  It was wonderful!

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Mona & Adam – The Prado in Balboa Park

Mona and Adam’s wedding was absolutely gorgeous!  The couple and the wedding guests all traveled in from out of town and stayed in the Gaslamp district downtown San Diego.The theme was Colonial Mexico and everything had a beautiful rustic feel to it.  The ceremony was at the Immaculate Conception Church in Old Town San Diego.  The cocktail hour and reception were at the Prado in Balboa Park.   The cocktail hour was decorated with Papel Picado and beautiful flowers.  The reception was amazing.  The highlights included an energetic, fun and lively latin band as well as a Cuban Cigar roller during the reception.  The couple were surrounded by amazing friends and family who were all so close to them and supported them very much.  The love during the entire event was felt so strongly by all!  The team of At Your Side Planning (formerly, Ah! Le Party) were very blessed to be part of such a wonderful wedding day!!

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How to change your last name in San Diego

How to Change Your Last Name!
First you need to get your signed and sealed marriage certificate back from the registrar which you should have with the application for Social Security Name Change.  It is important to order extra certified copies of your marriage certificate.  Also, if you are traveling after your wedding it is important to use your maiden name on all reservations because your name change will not be in effect until you receive your marriage certificate and complete following steps.   You will want to go in this order:  Social Security, Driver’s License, Bank Accounts, Post Office, Credit Cards, Employers Records which include Health Insurance and Retirement Accounts, Passport, Bills, Car Loans, Memberships such as the gym, Insurance Companies and lastly, an announcement to all your family and friends.  First, you will want to go to the Social Security Office.  You can go to any of the offices in San Diego to fill out an application (Form SS-5) to change your name. You will need an official marriage certificate, proof of citizenship (passport or birth certificate) and a government issued ID.  Turn in your application, proof of citizenship, the marriage certificate and your ID to the office.  All should be originals or certified copies. You should get your new Social Security card within a week or two.  All offices are open 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. (800) 772-1213.  Second you will want to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles.  To change your name on your Driver’s License, call the DMV to make an appointment for a new driver’s license.  Take your new social security card, a certified copy of your marriage certificate and your old driver’s license.  You get your new Driver’s License sent to you in the mail within 3-4 weeks. They issue you a temporary one in the mean time. On that same DMV form, they can also update the Voter Registrar so you can vote with your new name as well.  DMV Offices – for all locations the phone is: (800) 777-0133 or make an appointment online.  The next step would be your bank accounts.  You will want to take your new driver’s license to your bank in order to change your last name.   The Post Office would be your next stop where you would pick up a change of address form however, only fill out the change of name section.   You can also complete the change of name online for a small fee.  After the Post Office, you will want to change your passport. To update your name on your pass port send the correct form ( it depends on when it was issued – Form DS-82 or DS-5504) with appropriate required documents and mail to the address on the form.  See website below for assistance on which form and what documents are required. (  All others will require you to call them individually or fill out the remittance forms on the back of your statements.  If you have any questions or are in need of a wedding planner, I would love to speak with you!

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