Real Weddings

Emotion Pic of the Week – Big Heart Wedding!

This past weekend if you were anywhere near downtown San Diego or Coronado Island on Saturday afternoon you might have noticed a giant heart in the western sky and wondered what it was doing there. Our couple who married on the sand in front of the Hotel Del Coronado surprised their guests during the ceremony when 2 fighter jets – that’s right, not crop dusters, but fighter jets from a famous air show squadron left a nearby base and ‘drew’ the giant heart 10,000 feet above the ocean. There was a massive amount of planning and coordination behind this one moment. But it was well worth it as the guests were dazzled by the sight and serenaded by a very appropriate tune. Here is a short clip of that moment.
Wedding Coordinator: Liz Beck of Liz Beck Events Photographer: Tony Florez

Bride’s wedding reception ‘First Look’

Nicole was very happy with her wedding reception final look as you can see. Lisa Simpson of Lisa Simpson Weddings did an amazing job as usual and Rancho Las Lomas never fails to provide a gorgeous setting.

Here is what Lisa has to say about weddings. I love weddings!!! It is an honor and a pleasure to be a part of such a special and intimate celebration. Each celebration and bride I work with are very different, whether it is their style, budget or location, and that is why I still have the same enthusiasm and passion for weddings after all these years. Honored to be on Preferred Vendor lists or referred by: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; St Regis, Monarch Beach; Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach;Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Newport Beach Marriott, and various properties in the OC. The greatest compliment is where I have past and current brides referring brides to me, and I am fortunate to have done weddings for multiple family members, ie sisters, brothers, cousins etc. Experience:
Eleven years independent planning. 13 years of planning wedding events (2-1200 guests) for the Disneyland Resort. Created, sold, and co-ordinated the Disney Fairytale Wedding program (CA) in 1993 and worked with thousands of happy brides and grooms and their parent’s until March 2001. Planned social and fundraising events held at the Disneyland Resort hotels. Member of Association of Bridal Consultants since 1993 – Have attended 14 international and state conventions. Attended bi-annual conferences for select members in New York. Attend Los Angeles and Orange County chapter monthly meetings. OC Board member – event planner for three years.
More about Rancho Las Lomas. Rancho Las Lomas is Southern California’s most spectacular private resorts and zoological garden. Hidden away in the foothills, this lovely special event location is used for weddings, film and photo shoots, and unique corporate and commercial events. Nestled under ancient oak and sycamore trees, this open-air theater with a marble ceremonial stage is a spectacular place to say, “I do.” The white stucco, the blue and white hand painted tiles, murals from Portugal and the botanical gardens that surround the large patios, help set the mood for a truly enchanting experience.

A grand, Grand Entrance Video

How do you introduce a couple when the bride is an Angels fan and the groom is a Star Wars fan????

With the use of a live camera feed and some fancy switching the couple appeared on screens in the room before appearing in the room to start the party.
Thank you Jason of Vision Entertainment for all of your help with this Introduction Video.

A Spanish Style wedding. Ole’!

This San Diego wedding had a very cool Spanish theme with the ceremony at Balboa Park-Casa del Prado and the Reception at Balboa Park- Spanish Village Art Center. It was San Diego but it could have been Barcelona! Planning and coordination by Geneene Thornton of Celebrations Event Planning. celebrationssd.com.

Bridesmaids Flash Mob Dance

Right after the bouquet toss the bridesmaids and some of the single girls on the floor broke into this dance and caught everyone by surprise.  Nice job ladies!

Casa Del Mar wedding, Santa Monica

Langham Hotel Pasadena Wedding

What a great wedding day! Kimberly Bradford of Kimberly Bradford Events at the helm and Joe and Mirta of Barnet Photography clicking away. This LA area wedding was held at the Lanham Hotel in Pasadena CA,
Langham Hotel Pasadena wedding cinematography images.

Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage wedding

Still images from recent Rancho Las Palmas Resort weddings that we provided wedding videography for.
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Fun First Dance

Palm Springs wedding at Smoke Tree Ranch


An amazing transformation by the Events Department.

Four Seasons Westlake Village wedding trailer

A Flawless Four Seasons Westlake Village wedding thanks to Katie and the Bob Gail Special Events team AND our new friends, Cat & Adi of Next Exit Photography.