San Diego Party Wedding
Hearing these words from the bride is like magic to our ears: “I have always been a very crafty and creative person so in my mind there is almost nothing I can’t do.” What’s better than a bride who fearlessly tackles creative projects to make her wedding day more personal? Get ready to delve into this stunning wedding from Rock This Moment, filled to the brim with amazing floral design from Cozy Posies:
From the bride, Quinesha: I would describe my wedding as whimsical, romantic and full of fun. Although we are both very spiritual, I did not want to have a traditional church wedding. I wanted the wedding to have the feeling of a big party and what better place than San Diego’s Gaslamp District. We wanted our personality to show in every aspect of the celebration. We picked the Hard Rock because it reflected our Rock & Roll attitude and we loved the industrial feel of Luce Loft. We transported all our guest to the reception in a yellow school bus which we thought it was very nostalgic (and budget-friendly).
Bouquet recipe: My bouquet and my maid of honor’s arrangements included white David Austin roses, Peonies and Dusty Miller leaves. We used ranunculus, Dusty Miller and seeded Eucalyptus for the corsages and boutonniere. The groom were a single David Austin rose with Dusty Miller and Eucalyptus.
I did not have a true theme but I could describe it as kind of southern rustic with a twist of modern elements. I wanted it to be Classic, Timeless, Youthful, Stylish, Modern, Entertaining and Fun-loving. My wedding colors were antique gold, white, charcoal and black. We decided to provide flip books as favors to our guest. We experienced it at a work event and said that we would definitely have to have it at our wedding. We thought the photo booth was a little played out. We had the cover custom made to match the design of our wedding invitations and guest book.
Like most particular budget brides, I researched everything to see what the world had to offer and then if it was something I could do for cheaper. I have always been a very crafty and creative person so in my mind there is almost nothing I can’t do. A few things I DIYed for the wedding were: I hand wrote the wedding backdrop and attached the branches to the pole stand, designed and created the wedding programs and signage (welcome, seating chart, table and bar signs), spray painted all the votives, created the guestbook, glued all the envelopes to the pages, designed and created the custom table menus, added glitter to the MR and MRS signs on the sweetheart table, made the draping pearls chair necklace (pearls were on a roll), painted and accessorized the wooden doll cake toppers, and lots more.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice would be to make your wedding personal; it should reflect both of your personalities. It’s okay to compromise on some things and not to sweat the small stuff (no one will even notice).
I really wanted live music at the ceremony so I found a young lady by the name of Jasmine Commerce (singer/guitarist). During the prelude she played love songs such as Georgia on My Mind, I Just Called to Say I Love You, More Than Words, You Send Me, Cupid, One Love and The Way I Am.
Bridal Party Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You”
Bride’s Processional: “Angel,” Robin Thicke
First Dance: “All of Me,” John Legend
Wedding Location: San Diego, CA / Photographer: Rock This Moment / Second Shooter: Alicia Q Photography / Event Coordinator: The Best Wedding For You / Florist: Cozy Posies / Ceremony Venue: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego / Reception Venue: Luce Loft / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore “Isabella” / Veil: custom made / Wedding Shoes: L.A.M.B. / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy / Groom’s Suit: Andrew Fezza / Wedding Caterer, Cake, and Desserts: Ranch Events Catering / Ceremony Music: Jasmine Commerce / Reception Music: DJ GB / Wedding Favors: A Little Scene Flip Books / Transportation: Grand Pacific Charter / Wedding Invitations: Designed by co-workers