Honey, I Brought the Kids!

Although weddings are generally filled with merriment and good times, it’s not always the most entertaining place for a child to be. So if you’re inviting children to your wedding, here are some ideas to help keep the little ones occupied so the big kids can have their fun: • Set aside a separate table […] Honey, I Brought the Kids!

Top 5 #WeddingDisasters you need to know!

After months and possibly years of planning for your special day (i.e. if the first words you ever spoke were “I do”), the last thing you want is some major malfunction that puts a dark cloud on the wedding day.  Below are some common wedding disasters and tips to help ensure you avoid these blunders: […] Top 5 #WeddingDisasters you need to know!

Tips on Creating Your #WeddingTimeline

  The master wedding timeline is an important tool for every wedding, because like a blueprint, it plainly lays out the plan for the day’s events, including what’s expected and when from all pertinent parties. A well thought out and fine tuned version will ensure your wedding runs smoothly and stress-free. So when starting to […] Tips on Creating Your #WeddingTimeline

Great #Tips for booking #LiveEntertainment

Lately, there has been a big trend for my brides & grooms to choose booking live entertainment for their receptions instead of a typical DJ. So when researching the bands that are going rock your socks off! Here are some words of advice to consider in order to help you find the perfect fit: • […] Great #Tips for booking #LiveEntertainment

7 must have tips about the #DarlingtonHouse

The Darlington house is one of San Diego’s choice venues, and happens to be one of my favorites. The architecture and the landscaping complement each other in perfect harmony.  This venue defiantly a must see when searching for your venue.  It’s managed by the Social Service League of La Jolla, which is a non-profit corporation. Their mission is […] 7 must have tips about the #DarlingtonHouse

Confessions of a #Bridesmaid

If you read my blog articles, you’ll notice I tend to offer tips and advice for planning many aspects of one’s wedding day, from the rehearsal dinner to post-reception activities. This time, I thought it would be a nice change to ask someone else for their words of wisdom that has first-hand knowledge of weddings […] Confessions of a #Bridesmaid

How The Abbey Stays on the Cutting Edge of Catering

Art is defined as “the expression and application of human creative skill and imagination.”  In catering and event planning, the presence of this application is obvious in the details of the design, décor, food and talent.   What most will never see, though, is the art of the performance taking place behind the scenes. The moment […] How The Abbey Stays on the Cutting Edge of Catering

Incorporating Cultural Activities to Your Wedding!

People are always searching for fun and interesting ways to help make their wedding more personal and unique. Besides using specific wedding themes, colors, or decor, consider incorporating culture and cultural activities into the day’s events to give you and your guests something extra! If there is a long gap scheduled between the ceremony and […] Incorporating Cultural Activities to Your Wedding!

#WeddingPlanning with #Social Media

Social media outlets, like Facebook and Twitter, are a great way to catch up with and keep tabs on friends and associates, as well as kill time when you’re procrastinating at the office. They can also be a great wedding planning resource for ideas, advice, and referrals. Whether some of these are yesterday’s news or […] #WeddingPlanning with #Social Media

5 more tips to finding the perfect #Wedding #Venue in #SanDiego

    Finding a venue for your San Diego wedding or private event is probably the single most important factor when it comes to wedding or event planning, since each San Diego venue dictates much of how your event will unfold. This can be an arduous task, since many people are trying to find the […] 5 more tips to finding the perfect #Wedding #Venue in #SanDiego

Check out this article we found this week, that cracks open the social economics surrounding the institution of Marriage.

“6 Reasons Why Black People Aren’t Getting Married” Source: normalisdead.tumblr.com   Disclaimer: I am in fact a single, straight, educated black man who has JUST within the last few years matured enough to seriously consider marriage. Now for me its about timing and the right woman.  There is an epidemic in The United States.  A country wide […] Check out this article we found this week, that cracks open the social economics surrounding the institution of Marriage.

Coronado Community Center

Since I first started coordinating weddings in San Diego, there has been one particular space that I have loved more than any other; The Coronado Community Center, which I may like to add, has recently opened the doors to their Club House and gifted us with the privilege of being the first vendor within this […] Coronado Community Center

Looking For A Venue You Will Love? Try #SDMA

Love at first sight… some of us get to experience it once in our lifetimes. We fall in love,  we plan our future, and of course we plan our wedding.  The San Diego Museum of Art is one of the few venues you will look at and  have you falling in love at first sight […] Looking For A Venue You Will Love? Try #SDMA

#Wedding background: #SanDiego Skyline!

With every bride and groom I meet, there is a constant high level of demand to execute the perfect San Diego wedding.The demand comes certainly from vision, ideal investment, and availability. One new trend I’m enjoying currently is creating my clients complete reception from scratch which includes picking the perfect backdrop, the San Diego skyline. […] #Wedding background: #SanDiego Skyline!

What to expect when securing a unique but remote #Wedding #Venue

  Recently, one of my friends got married at a beautiful barn in Julian. From the ceremony to the food to the décor, the wedding was absolutely amazing and the venue fit all the items she was looking for: unique, rustic, and not in metro San Diego. As a matter of fact, her wedding was […] What to expect when securing a unique but remote #Wedding #Venue

Planning your #Wedding day; It’s elementary my dear!

      One of the strongest trends in weddings for 2014 are the use of the four elements, water, earth, wind, & fire. Aside from the spiritual use of these aesthetics, they offer a unique way of customizing your day. A lot of couples bring aspects of their first meeting or date into their […] Planning your #Wedding day; It’s elementary my dear!

Preferred #Venue: The Coronado Club Room!

Earlier this month, we had the distinct pleasure of catering the first private event at a new venue in Coronado called The Coronado Club Room, for the wedding of a lovely and beautiful couple, Arran and Lucy. After guests walked to the venue from the beach ceremony in Coronado, guests enjoyed gourmet hors d’oeuvres and […] Preferred #Venue: The Coronado Club Room!

Selling #wedding gifts: a faux pas or common place?

A new study found that an amazing 82% of newly married couples are planning on selling at least some of their wedding gifts. What do you think about this? Is this something you would consider? Selling #wedding gifts: a faux pas or common place?

Bringing the garden theme indoors

Two strong factors can present obstacles for selecting that perfect garden venue for your wedding reception. The first being inflexibility on dates & availability. The other being that most of San Diego’s wedding venues book 12-14 months prior to the wedding date. With other brides gunning for your perfect venue, if you don’t plan ahead, […] Bringing the garden theme indoors

Adding flare to your #Wedding or Private #Event

Finding the right elements to add to your San Diego wedding or private event can be tricky, since it can be a constant battle between selecting something that is unique, fits your vision, and doesn’t break the bank. Here are some ideas that may be silly and even a little flamboyant, but are sure to […] Adding flare to your #Wedding or Private #Event