06May

Blue Skies, Fine Food, and Great Friends | A Catered Affair by Personal Touch Dining

By, May 06, 2013

We recently had the honor of catering Shahara and Stephen’s gorgeous wedding reception at the Fairbanks Ranch Club House in Rancho Santa Fe, California. With its lush green golf courses and sparkling lakes, the Club House is one of San Diego’s most picturesque wedding locations. We loved helping our couple to plan a menu that would complement the beauty of their day.

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Just prior to their fabulous reception, Shahara and Stephen shared their vows at Mary Star of The Sea, in La Jolla, amongst family and friends.

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After the ceremony, guests made their way to the Fairbanks Ranch Club House for an outdoor cocktail hour, with tray passed hors d’oeuvres. Shahara and Stephen’s family and friends really seemed to enjoy the broad assortment of appetizers we presented.

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After a quick limo ride to Rancho Santa Fe, Shahara and Stephen were reunited with their guests. There was so much energy in the room as they made their grand entrance, and as they danced together as a newly married couple!

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Flora Glamor provided dining tables for the formal dining area, which were covered in iridescent crushed satin and ivory linens. The tables were adorned with gorgeous centerpieces of alternating heights, which were comprised of pastel colored roses and hydrangeas. Finishing off each centerpiece were dangling crystals, which sparkled against the sunny blue skies.

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Next up?  Dinner! We provided a long-reaching buffet featuring hand-carved grilled tri-tip, crusted chicken, garlic whipped potatoes, a field green salad, and fresh seasonal veggies.  Delicious.

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After dinner, guests were treated to a fun frozen yogurt station, with several flavor varieties, and decadent candy toppings.  We thought this was a very creative way to add to the traditional cake ceremony. But, don’t worry…there was still cake!

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Following dinner, the dance floor was open for business!

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After the last song, everyone headed down to the edge of the lake to light floating lanterns, and send the newlyweds on their way.

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What a fabulous way to wrap-up a perfect day.

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Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
Photography: True Photography
Venue: Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Florist: Flora Glamor
Hair Stylist: Hair by Reyna
Bakery: Edelweiss Bakery
Wedding Dress: Here Comes the Bride
Church/Temple: Mary Star of the Sea
Disc Jockey: Musically Yours (My DJS)
Jeweler: Unicorn Jewelry & Watch Boutique
Makeup: Valerie Vonprisk

16May

A Seaside Wedding at the Hotel Del with Embellishmint Floral & Event Studio

By, May 16, 2012

Embellishmint is a boutique-style floral and event design studio creating one of a kind events throughout Southern California and Hawaii. Our designs and concepts are innovative, dynamic, and focused around turning our clients’ visions into a truly personal and inspired affair. Our floral and design styles are ever changing to best fit the personal styles, tastes, and preferences of the bride and groom.

For example, we recently worked with Avery and Thomas, who wanted a vintage seaside look with tons of coral, cream and hints of butter yellow. In order to bring the theme to life, we incorporated fresh springtime florals with fun accents throughout the ceremony and reception. This classic beach theme worked beautifully with the Hotel Del Coronado as a backdrop for the wedding!

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Avery looked ever so stunning in her lace trimmed gown and veil. We created her bouquet of vintage spray roses, ranunculus and lamb’s ear, with stems wrapped in lace, and a pearl brooch.

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The bridesmaids wore dark coral dresses that were a perfect match for the florals of cream, with hints of butter yellow, blush and pale coral.

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The ceremony aisle was lined with vessels set up to look like floating glass globes. These floral bowls were decorated with ‘fishnet’ accents, and held mounds of coral ranunculus, spray roses, vendela roses and silvery lamb’s ear.

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The seaside vintage theme ran throughout the event. For example, we used vessels of clam shells that had a pearl-essence finish, place cards in the form of a ‘message in a bottle’, and accented with linens of antique lace.

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The event was beautiful, and Avery and Thomas were so easygoing and fun. The entire day was centered around family and friends!

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29Aug

Inspiration From Top San Diego Wedding Florists

By, August 29, 2011

This is the first post in an ongoing inspiration series on our Blog. We hope that these posts help to provide inspiring ideas, and introduce you to some of our favorite San Diego wedding professionals. Even if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, we have photos that just might help guide you! 

This week, we’re talking all about flowers. Whether you’re going for a romantic and luxurious mood, or an organic and colorful theme, we are highlighting beautiful designs that we hope you enjoy.

Jennifer Cole Florals

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Jennifer Cole Florals of San Diego designed these orange bouquets and white modern centerpieces for a wedding at the US Grant Hotel

Kathryn Gayner Distinctive Florals and Events

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Kathryn-Gayner-Distinctive-Florals-and-Events designed beautiful colorful centerpieces and bouquets of Juliet roses, mint, peonies and dahlias, snapdragons and sweat pea

Karen Tran Florals

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San Diego Wedding flowers created by Karen Tran florals with lots of roses for a beach wedding and a grand celebration at the Grand Del Mar

Floral Works & Events

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San Diego Wedding florist Floral-Works-&-Events designed a unique and colorful bouquet and head table floral centerpiece and candles

Botanica

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San Diego florist Botanica desinged white hydrangeas for wedding at the Scripps seaside forum and fancy white centerpieces with candles

Flowerchild

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Unique mason jar centerpieces with peonies and roses made by Flowechild for beachy and eclectic wedding in San Diego

Kathy Wright & Co.

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San Diego wedding florist Kathy-Wright-&-Co creates birght red and yellow flowers for an Indian Ceremony and unique pool candles for a backyard wedding

Blush Botanicals

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San Diego wedding florist Blush-Botanicals create manzanita tree centerpieces with dripping crystals and white peonies and driftwood floral designs

Also, be sure to check out our preferred vendors to see additional work from our favorite florists.

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