San Diego weddings
February 1, 2011 (San Diego) -- Newly-elected Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. announced that the County Clerk's Office will extend office hours for romantic couples seeking to marry or renew their vows on Valentine's Day. The downtown office at 1600 Pacific Highway will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for licenses and ceremonies.
In addition, a special "sweetheart deal” is available for newlyweds on their wedding day.
East County Magazine’s Guide to vendors for your perfect wedding
Note: See our full "Weddings in East County" section with lots more info on getting hitched in East County at this link: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/taxonomy/term/3941
May 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Is the simple task of choosing wedding cutlery with your betrothed establishing a basis for irreconcilable differences? Planning a wedding can be a nerve-racking ordeal. From researching the perfect florist to booking a reliable caterer, someone must attend to every detail of your wedding day.
East County Magazine has taken the guesswork out of this process by handpicking local vendors in eight important categories. After all, the wedding march should not be a call to arms!
Creative East County Wedding Venues For Your Dream Ceremony
By Richard Darvas
May 9, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- How many childhood fantasies stretch into adulthood, relatively unchanged? For many, wedding day is the holy grail of making dreams come true. Yet how many couples opt for a trendy wedding replete with clichés and high-dollar kitsch, only to later regret not choosing to stroll down an unbeaten aisle?
Romance is not manufactured, nor delivered via assembly line. For memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime, why not select an idyllic setting that isn’t cookie cutter? Many betrothed couples are unaware of the serene mountain retreats, lush wineries, country ranches and exotic savannahs in San Diego’s eastern region. Whether your heart’s desire is a grand affair or an intimate occasion, you’ll find a wealth of unique venues for your dream ceremony in East County.
Here are our picks for East County's most romantic wedding venues:
By Richard Darvas
June 7, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- During separate interviews with East County Magazine, four prominent San Diego wedding planners round out our wedding series to discuss dos and don’ts, tips, trends and even a funny story or two. Despite the fact that each exudes a youthful radiance, they possess a combined 22 years of total experience within the wedding industry. Bliss Events’ Rachel Welland, Le Chic Wedding Consulting’s Wynn Austin, Red Letter Days Events’ Rebecca Gaffney and The Party Link’s Roxi Link share insights into the start-to-finish process.
FREE! Bridal fashion show, beauty treatments, vendors, music, & great prizes
Win a honeymoon suite in Julian--or a night on the town with limo, paparazzi, and Johnny Depp look-alike "Sam the Pirate"
June 5, 2010 (Fletcher Hills) -- We're pulling out all the stops to celebrate--and you're invited to this fun, FREE event:
EAST COUNTY BRIDAL & BEAUTY FAIR
Sunday, June 6th from 12-4 p.m.
La Dolce Belladonna Salon & Spa, 596 N. Westwind Drive in El Cajon.
*Bridal fashion show: new & vintage bridal gowns & accessories from Sparrow Bridal
* Free beauty treatments, Bueno bakery treats, music, dozens of vendors, and fabulous prizes
Perfect for brides, grooms, bridesmaids, families, party planners, and all who are romantic at heart!
Prizes include honeymoon stay at Angel’s Landing and bachelorette party with “Sam the Pirate” Johnny Depp celebrity look-alike
May 21, 2010 (El Cajon) – Here come the brides! At last, East County has a one-stop-shop for wedding needs—as well as free beauty services, musical entertainment, prize drawings, raffle, auction, bridal gown modeling, and more.
East County Magazine and La Dolce Belladonna Spa & Salon have forged a marriage made in heaven to offer this special event on Sunday, June 6 from 12 to 4 p.m. at La Dolce Belladonna Salon & Spa, 596 Westwind Drive in El Cajon (just south of Fletcher Parkway in the Fletcher Hills area.) The event is free to the public and fun for everyone.
Story and photos by Rachel Wattson
May 18, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Photographers are as plentiful as the sand on the beach. It can be overwhelming to begin your search when there are so many talented people to chose from. How do you know if you are getting the photographer right for you? What do you need to know? Don't give up! Here are a few tips to help you sift through the sand.
May 13, 2010 (La Mesa) –La Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting and toasted with champagne this week to celebrate the grand opening of La Mesa’s newest business, Sparrow Bridal Boutique.
But the dazzling wedding gowns, sparkling jewels and pearls aren’t all new. A chic boutique that’s ideal for the bride on a budget, Sparrow carries an array of both new and gently worn gowns, specializing in classic, vintage bridal wear. The shop carriesdesigner-label dresses, traditional and bird cage veils, vintage and costume jewelry, fashionable purses, garters and other accessories.