Coronado Community Center Wedding | Carmellee and Alvin

By, June 03, 2016

We recently photographed the Coronado Community Center wedding of Carmellee and Alvin. According to Carmellee, Alvin is a quiet but silly guy, and the perfect compliment to her free spirit. When they first met at work, it was instant butterflies, and love at first sight. This perfectly paired couple chose San Diego as a destination wedding spot, and we were excited to capture amazing images for their big day.

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The purple blooming flowers at The Coronado Community Center went along beautifully with this purple-themed wedding.

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Because most of the bridal party and guests were also from Sacramento, the event was a little extra special for everyone.

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Flower crowns were made available for the guests, which added a playful hippie vibe (below).

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During the wedding, Carmellee and Alvin held a coin ceremony, which is an old Filipino tradition. The coins represent prosperity and financial security in each other. For added significance, Carmellee used the coins from her mother’s wedding in the Philippines.

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Getting Ready Location: Glorietta Bay Inn (Penthouse Suite)
Wedding Venue: Coronado Community Center

Check out more of Carmellee and Alvin’s Coronado wedding photography.


A Decadent Wedding Dessert Table by Ditzie Cakes

By, March 19, 2013

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with April and Brad, who were married at the Fairbanks Rancho Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. What a delight it was to work with such a sweet couple!

Staying within their purple and ivory color scheme, and butterfly theme, I created a beautiful dessert table that guests were sure to remember.


At the country club, the dining room was glowing with elegant gold chandeliers, as well as vibrant up-lights in purple tones. We designed the dessert table to tie in with the look and feel of the day, and ensured that the table was stocked with April and Brad’s favorite treats.


The dessert menu was created around April and Brad’s other loves: Red Velvet, Nutter Butters, Coconut Lime and their must-have, Oreo Cookie! We also added our Ditzie Cakes signatures: Truffle Pops, Ditzie Choco-Spoons, and a Milk Shot Bar. At the center was a beautiful single-tier Oreo Cookie cake, which the bride and groom sliced into for tradition!


To complete this charming display, the table was set with old vintage wine crates, amber bottles with fresh mauve roses, and a chalkboard!


The chalkboard was a fun way to describe what was on the menu. The table towered with playfulness and delicious desserts!


I also designed personalized tags to wrap 165 Truffle Pop Favors, which were handed out to April and Brad’s guests towards the end of the evening. To match the style, I created a personalized cake topper banner!


Having a display of so many desserts definitely calls for a Milk Shot Bar. Even the little ones kept coming back!


Everything was so much fun, and a labor of love to create for this amazing couple! My favorite part was seeing how excited and happy April and Brad were on their wedding day. Hearing that my work was everything they had hoped for was truly the best reward. I thank April and Brad for making this wedding exciting for me as well! Cheers to the happy couple!


Bakery: Ditzie Cakes
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Coordinator: In The Moment Weddings
Tuxedo: A Better Deal Tuxedo
Makeup: Bridal Rouge
Videographer: Curtiz Nemetz Productions
Musician: Dwight Kennedy Music, Inc.
Transportation: Elite Image
Florist: Marcia L Johnson Floral Artistry
Invitation: The Fabulous Bash
Wedding Dress: The White Dress

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