This AMAZING COUPLE came to me almost a year ago and asked if I would help them in planning their wedding from afar! They lived out of town and wanted to get married at All Hallows Catholic Church in La Jolla and have their reception at the La Valencia Hotel here in San Diego! I was so excited to be planning a wedding for this amazing couple. As we started to talk about colors and the style of the wedding they showed me Rosy's engagement ring!
IT IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!
It's a canary diamond or "fancy yellow" to be more specific. After talking about how much she loved the ring and how it reflected her style and personality I knew we would use their rings as the inspiration for their wedding!
*Her Ring: Classic and vintage inspired with modern flair
*His Ring: Renaissance inspired with intricate details
This gave me the vision! Colors: Yellow and white. Style: Classic, vintage, and renaissance with a touch of modern flair. It fit their styles and personalities perfectly! We got started planning and the rest is history! You will see how it all comes together on May 29, 2010, their wedding day! I have had so much fun planning this uniquely perfect wedding just for Rosy and Wes!
They trusted me with so much and I am so honored and privileged to be their Wedding Coordinator!
Here are some highlights from their engagement shoot by
"When Wes proposed I was in the hardest part of my residency, I was working at Kaiser San Jose as the Chief Resident in Foot and Ankle Surgery. For 3 months I was not allowed a day off. Luckily one of the attendings took pitty on me and said I could have New Years Day off. Wes planned a quick getaway for us toSouth Lake Tahoe, I had my bags packed for a fabulous New Years Eve Celebration, we left Silicon Valley after work on December 31st and drove the 4 hours with traffic to South Lake.
I had a feeling he would propose because exactly 5 weeks prior I had made the Engagement Chicken Recipe and I was ready! We had been dating for 2 years, and he knew that was my cut off! On the drive to South Lake enjoying the scenery and the snow on the side of the road I was feeling very giddy, but Wes shot me down and said not to expect anything because he wouldn't be proposing that weekend, I was so sad, he was so serious and it made me mad! I was upset that he wouldn't propose and now I had to be in the car with him on my only day off!
Part of me didn't believe him, however when we pulled up into the HoJo (Howard Johnson) and he said this is where we are staying I was shocked! I thought well he really isn't proposing especially since we are staying at the HoJo, I was even more upset. But I decided to get dolled up and get ready for the New Year anyway.
We went to dinner at Cafe Fiore, I cute tiny little Italian Eatery with a fabulous menu. The restaurant only has 8 tables. The snow was stacked up outside and there were white stargazer lillies on the table giving off their wonderful aroma, it was magical.
Wes brought some of our favorite wine from Castillo Amorosa in Napa, and to my surprise he had a wine pairing for each course. The meal was exquisite! I noticed he wasn't talking very much which is very unusual for him and he kept rubbing his right pant pocket all night. On top of that he kept telling me to take it easy with the champagne because I needed to remember that night.
After dessert it was very close to midnight, we were finishing our wine when right at midnight he got down on one knee and pulled out the box, he said a slurry of wonderful things all of which I can't remember, it only took a second for the tears of joy to start pouring!
I said *Yes*!
We later transferred to a much nicer Resort and spent New years Day on the slopes. It was perfect! "
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We opened the office in October 2009. It took a few months to work on all of the details! I think I will always be continually working on it, always adding and redesigning where I feel needed but for now it's PERFECT! A little bit of vintage lace and a whole lotta LOVE!
We are located on the second floor of an old victorian home! Since it is a victorian home and we love all things vintage we decided to create an eclectic feel and combine it with shabby chic style!
I share the office with two amazing women who also happen to be spectacular wedding vendors!
Nic. Roc. Designs-Invitation and stationary design! Specializing in custom design invitation for those who dare to make a colorful statement! Their Philosophy- Vibrant and Unpredictable.
Teale Photography-Wedding, Event, and Portrait Photography! She specializes in weddings and loves love. Her passion for photography began in her travels around the world in the attempts to capture priceless unforgettable faces. She loves knowing that no matter where she goes there will be new colors and faces to tell stories. Each wedding has many faces and tells a beautiful story.
Meet Shafferour Beta fish- We named him after the first owner of the historic home our office is located in.
Come and relaxanytime in our Little Italy Office! We would love to meet with you! One of the wonderful benefits of being located in Little Italy is the multitude of Italian restaurants a couple of blocks away. So after our meeting (or maybe even during our meeting) you/we can head on down to Mimmos for a wonderful italian meal or to Pappalecco for some gelato or coffee! So please come stop by, tell us all about your wedding or event and let us take care of the rest and while you are here enjoy a bit of Little Italy!
Hope to see you all soon! Please remember to make an appointment before you stop by.
One Wedding trend in 2010 is the personal intimate feel of the whole event by distinctively personalizing wedding details. Giving your wedding that personal touch makes guest remember your day for a lifetime. One of my favorite ways of showing personality styles is in homemade favors. Take an idea or an item and make it a special gift rather than giving your guest something they may throw away. Some of my favorite wedding favors are:
CD with a song or songs for guest to remember the day...
One wonderful recent wedding trend is related to an enchanted forest: inspired by earthy and heavenly ethereal weddings.Soft, romantic elements and pastel shades are prominent, while whimsical details add to the attractiveness of this trend.Hair and makeup are taking cues from the nature-inspired wedding trend this year, with soft, natural, and very personalized styles. Soft, flowing curls are the biggest wedding day hair look for 2010.Overall, with this trend the bride’s personality and dress are the starting point for this look.
At Couture Events our creative juices are always flowing... We are constantly coming up with chic, stylish, and innovative wedding & event ideas and being inspired by the beautiful weddings and events we see. We decided we would like to share all of it with you. The Couture Events team has created this blog to assist you in the planning of your special day. We will be providing you with unique, chic, and innovative daily inspiration so that you can create your own one of a kind, Couture Wedding or Event!