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It’s Electric! Making sure your wedding gets the power it deserves

Anything could happen. Most likely, everything will go just fine, and you will have exactly that sassy, stylish, and happy wedding you’ve been planning. But anything could happen, and one of the most common– especially at those cute little rustic venues on the outskirts of San Diego– arises from that thing none of us ever thinks about but we all constantly depend on: electricity.

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Nicole & Lawrence: THE BLACKOUT

Is there anything that could actually ruin your wedding day?  I  don’t mean like a zombie attack or anything, but realistic things, like rainclouds rolling in right before the ceremony, or the caterer not showing up, or the coordinator getting drunk (all of which we’ve actually seen happen!). And if something like that did happen, what you would do?  How would you handle it?

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Let’s Get Flexible

A little drizzle?  We can work with that!

A little drizzle? We can work with that!

You really should have a plan, and you really should stick to it.  But… you really should be flexible, too.  I know, I know: you are flexible.  Of course you are. But if you happen to come along a bride or groom you suspect could use a little more flexibility, please pass this along to them. 😉

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Lydia & Steven: THE SUNSET PARTY

Most couples understandably want a few photos taken at sunset.  So, they either time the ceremony to end around that time so they can do all their pictures during cocktail hour, or else they duck out of the reception, usually some time during dinner to catch that perfect light.  But it’s not just for the light, of course.  It’s also to get that sunset-on-the-ocean background that every San Diego wedding really ought to have.  This is especially true at a place like Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, which looks out from the edge of a high sandstone cliff.  It’s pretty remarkable scenery that both out-of-town guests and locals (and even the vendors!) really appreciate.

Wedding Guests Sunset at Scripps Seaside Forum

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8 Things to Know About Wedding Ceremony Music

It’s interesting how many brides we work with who will make a music request list eight pages long and pick songs on the timeline for every imaginable magic moment of the reception (grand entrance, first dance, etc.) but then, with a week left to go, suddenly realize they haven’t even thought about their aisle music.
Oh yeah… the wedding ceremony!  It’s those little details that trip you up, right? 😉

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Kari & David: THE GUITAR

Tom Ham's Lighthouse

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

Most brides and grooms work really hard on making their wedding day classy and elegant, but if they’re not careful, they might end up doing almost too good of a job!
So we love any time a couple manages to “loosen up” what could otherwise have been a beautiful but stiff atmosphere, and that’s exactly what Kari and David did recently at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse in San Diego. With the traditional church ceremony and a beautiful reception location overlooking the San Diego harbor and its downtown skyline, they already had all the elegance and class they needed. But check out these little touches they added for just the right amount of reality in their fairy tale.

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