Our Bride, Heather!

Our stunning bride, Heather was sweet enough to send us a few pictures from her big day and we could not be more happy for her! Heather wore an organza ruched ivory gown by Stella York and a sparkly belt to top it off!  The photos definitely show how happy she was to be a bride and who can say no to an adorable first look photo where the groom is totally in awe of the woman before him?! Congratulations to the happy couple and may you have many many sweet years together in wedded bliss! Vendors Photographer: The Cali Life | Florist: Francos Flowers | Hair: Beauty Everafter | Makeup: Brides by Ashley | Alterations: Kim's Alterations in Encinitas | Gown: The Bustle Bridal Boutique 13416812_10102089280806557_1467009086910448306_o 13416991_10102089280996177_8313821211639050625_o 13340290_10102088776831527_8397240837729989202_o 13403771_10102088776327537_3663861556182635410_o 13411938_10102088777570047_3440619462845025765_o

The Wedding Planning Secrets No One Tells you

Brides-to-be!  Don't let the wedding planning blues get you down!  We know that planning the biggest, most important day of your life can be a little daunting (no pressure, right?) but here's how to get your perfect day without all the stress. 75_Bride-Prep The number one secret that nobody tells you about planning your wedding is that it doesn't have to be one hundred percent perfect.  It's a day to celebrate the love between you and the person you've chosen to spend the rest of your life with. With so much pressure put on a bride to have a picture-perfect fairytale wedding, it's easy to see why it can kind of bum you out.  Our best advice is to be flexible! If it rains on your big day or your veil tears before you put it on- just let it roll off your back because if at the end of the day, you end up married you have succeeded! Olivia1 Our next tidbit to save your sanity is that your wedding doesn't need to go according to everyone else's plan.  We know that Mom really wants you to wear her dress because it was so important to her and that your aunties will have a fit if they don't get the traditional dry white cake at the end of the night.  But the important thing to remember is that your day should reflect who you and your fiance are as a couple- so if you want to hire a taco truck in lieu of a standard sit down meal, or have your dog as your flower girl, go right ahead.  Your aunties will understand that it's your day, and they might even have (gasp) fun!  If you want to do a backwards wedding where you party first then have the ceremony at the end of the night, or wear a colored gown and walk down the aisle to rock 'n roll, then You. Go. Girl. b3 Ultimately, what we want all of our amazing brides-to-be to know is that your wedding is a celebration.  Don't let other's opinions of what they think your wedding should be keep you from having a day that is unique to you.  If you're feeling pressured to have an over-the-top wedding to impress people, take a step back and make sure that's what is really important to you.  Your guests will have gone to dozens of weddings that look all the same so why not infuse a little of your personalities into your big day to keep them on their toes and make it a day that will be special to you!  

Our Bride, Katrina!

Katrina stunned in a ruched tulle and lace mermaid gown with customized removable straps by Stella York.  Her dramatic lace-trimmed cathedral length veil made quite the impact and we are just in love with the photos by True Photography.  The happy couple had a blast at their Westin Hotel reception in San Francisco and we hope the rest of their lives together are just as magical! Photos: True Photography | Reception Venue: The Westin San Francisco | Jeweler: Robbins Brothers 0029Katrina_Christopher_pf 0037Katrina_Christopher_pf 0008Katrina_Christopher_pf 0011Katrina_Christopher_pf 0089Katrina_Christopher_pf                                

Our Bride, Melanie!

Our lovely bride, Melanie is officially hitched!  She wore a gorgeous lace a-line gown by Stella York and a custom lace and illusion tulle sleeved top! We are so in love with how crazy-in-love she and her groom were on their big day and we wish them nothing but happiness!  Photo Credit: True Photography | Coordinator: Creative Affairs Inc. | Catering: El Tapatio Catering | Linens and Rentals: Event Party Rentals | Florist: Root 75 | Bakery: Twigs Bakery 0007Melanie_CraigPF 0009Melanie_CraigPF 0015Melanie_CraigPF

Our Bride, Dayna!

A big congratulations goes out today to our amazing bride, Dayna on her gorgeous wedding! Dayna wore not one but TWO amazing Stella York gowns and we think that both looks were absolute perfection! Her first look was an allover lace trumpet gown with an illusion neckline that complimented her long cathedral lace-trimmed veil beautifully. The reception look was a little more playful with a sparkly belt and gorgeous romatic flowy skirt and lace top! We love that Dayna did two looks on her wedding day and we think that she picked the perfect ones! Congrats to the happy couple! 12809889_10205600145272902_1890859143_o 939329_10205600147312953_462961370_o 12837708_10205600149673012_257134377_o 12837145_10205600153833116_159401103_o

Our Bride Megan!

Here to bring even more sunshine to our day is our bride Megan! She sent us the cuuuutest photo from her wedding with a special guest! (; Swinging Friar, our very own Padres mascot made an appearance to the happy couple's wedding. So cute! More importantly, our bride Megan looked beautiful in her Stella York ballgown from The Bustle. The sparkly belt and color of her gown are everything, and match Megan's fun personality! Congratulations again to the happy couple, and thank you Megan for letting us be a part of your wedding! 12741973_10153942151631115_6406683143540378452_n (1)

Our Bride, Katie!

You can never go wrong with Chantilly lace and a little sparkle! Our lovely bride, Katie wore an amazing Stella York keyhole back sheath gown with cap sleeves and a touch of sparkle on her belt! We are in love with how happy she looks in her wedding photos, and we could not be happier for the bride & groom! Congratulations to the happy couple! Photo Credit: Katie McGihon PhotographyIMG_5035 IMG_5205 IMG_5344 IMG_5418  

Our Bride, Christina!

Our beautiful bride Christina was sweet enough to share a few photos of her in her ivory crochet lace gown on her wedding day! Christina looked so amazing all dolled up and ready for her big day! She paired the look with a classic updo by Lindsey Mollenhauer @lindseymollenhauer, berry colored lips and an amazing sparkly belt!  Her traditional ivory bouquet was from Something Chic Floral @something_chic_floral.  Congratulations to a lovely bride! Photography credits go to Photos by Annie Farber @pbafarbGayman_Portraits-11 Gayman_Portraits-136

Our Bride, Camylla!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Battani who were married in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony! The bride, Camylla wore a stunning ivory lace gown with a sparkly belt and a fingertip lace trimmed veil from The Bustle! One of our favorite details was the lace scalloping all along the edges of the gown from the sweetheart neckline to the long, beautiful train! She was an absolute vision and we are so thrilled to share a few of their wedding photos! The bride's hair was done by Hair by Britney, and the whole day was captured by Kendall E Lane Photography! J&C-12J&C-4J&C-3J&C-7

Our Bride, Heidi!

The always gorgeous Heidi is newly married! We are absolutely lovestruck by her gorgeous lace and peek-a-boo tulle gown with a classic corset back.  She is glowing with bridal beauty in her amazing photos and we know she had the perfect dress to match her perfect day! We want to wish the happy couple the best for many many years to come! heidi2 heidi 3 Heidi 1 Heidi 4