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Pendry San Diego – Bride’s Focus Group Wedding Luncheon

March 23rd, 2017

Loved meeting all the brides-to-be at the new Pendry San Diego last month. The new hotel in Downtown Gaslamp Quarter is part of the Montage Collection of hotels and an incredible space with so many cool venue locations for weddings and events. Not only do they have exquisite ballrooms but the hotel offers six unique bars and eateries – all with venue spaces thoughtfully designed with their own look and feel. Our bride’s enjoyed a lovely lunch by the amazing catering group at the Pendry San Diego – we started off with refreshing Mimosas and tour of the upscale urban hotel. During break time – all the bride’s were delighted with an array of sweets from Pendry San Diego’s Pastry Chef- including mini wedding cakes for each bride to enjoy, Pendry pink macarons and more! Service staff impeccable!!!

We are truly lucky to have some of the best partners in the wedding industry help create our space.  Blooms by Breesa Lee outdid herself with lovely florals in pinks and blushes.  Exquisite light grey table linens by Wildflower – including pink napkins to add a pop of color to place settings. All the brides loved the Noveau Diamond chairs by Hire-Elegance Rentals – think ghost chairs in white! Definitely a new look for modern wedding design.

Our focus groups are always reserved for brides only so they can freely discuss all things wedding without family and friends commentary. As always they loved hearing other brides’ perspectives and challenges and quickly bonded. We gathered some great info to further help brides in the wedding planning process and we were able to educate many of the brides about the differences between wedding planning and coordination. All in all a great success! Stay tuned as we announce our next bride’s focus group here in Orange County, CA.

A BIG thank you to our raffle and gift bag sponsors: Kendra Scott, Diptyque, PaperPunched, MantraBand, Crate & BarrelFrost Me Gourmet, FIT Athletic, Soul Cycle, Flutter Magazine and Pendry San Diego. All brides took home a piece of jewelry thanks to Kendra Scott in San Diego, generous fragrance and lotion samples by Diptyque South Coast Plaza, the Spring Wedding issue of Flutter Magazine, two week membership to FIT health club in Downtown San Diego and two complimentary classes at Soul Cylcle Fashion Island. Frost Me Gourmet offered all our brides individually wrapped cupcakes! Such a delicious treat!

Special thanks to Pendry San Diego for hosting such an incredible event and to Brogen Jessup Photography for some of the event images below. Stay tuned for more wedding inspiration from our wedding shoot with lovely bride Schuyler and groom Emerson. We had the dream team of  wedding vendors including:  M Bride wedding dresses in La Jolla, Blooms By Breesa Lee, Berlynn Hair, Lindsey Jones Makeup, Tux Club, more pieces from Hire-Elegance; wedding planning by Something Lovely Weddings & Events and Brogen Jessup Photography.

Pendry San Diego Bride's Wedding Luncheon

Pendry San Diego's Bride's Wedding Luncheon Sponsors

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Complimentary Bride’s Focus Group Luncheon! Pendry San Diego

January 17th, 2017

Calling all Brides!! If you are looking for the perfect venue join us on February 18, 2017 at the new Pendry San Diego in Downtown San Diego for a complimentary luncheon, gift bags and raffle! Space is limited. More details below…sign up here: http://bit.ly/2hlOLPf

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Pasea Hotel & Spa: Experience California Coastal from the Inside Out

November 30th, 2016

If there is one thing I love as much as weddings…it is the California Coast including and not limited to the waves, the sand, to every shade of blue. I love palm trees, ocean breezes, brilliant sunsets, surf boards, even the oversized beach towels have their charm with vibrant colors against a golden tan or golden sand…and of course I love flip flops!  Imagine now you get to experience it all from the inside out…it’s possible.

Enter the Pasea Hotel & Spa – Huntington Beach’s newest luxury resort on the Pacific coast. The resort is all encompassing of Surf City USA’s beach culture. The hotel offers 250 guest rooms all with epic ocean views including a 1900 square foot Penthouse. Contemporary organic furnishings complement the open airy spaces, natural wood used through out the hotel including the pool deck and artwork from local California artists further elevate the hotels coastal aesthetic – including the incredible piece in the lobby made entirely of flip flops and shaped into ocean waves. Another favorite was by local photographer Gray Malin known to shoot his photographs out of a doorless helicopter.  Each floor of the hotel is a shade of blue going from dark to light. Even the brightly orange towels at the pool add to the happy beach vibe.

The hotel is also home to a Balinese inspired Aarna Spa with both indoor and outdoor facilities, fitness center, complimentary bicycle rentals, Beach Butlers to take care of all your sand inspired needs from arranging surf lessons with local instructors to offering rides to the beach in the Pasea pedi-cab. Dining includes Tanner’s -well known for it’s roof-top bar the Treehouse. The hotel is also adjacent to the new Pacific City which offers many options for oceanfront dining, shopping and entertainment.

Pasea offers over 34,000 square feet of ocean front event space – with indoor ballroom, terrace with fire-pits and a great Ocean Lawn overlooking the Pacific. The newest wedding venue in Huntington Beach and the perfect backdrop for weddings and special events in Southern California – Pasea Hotel & Spa is located at 21080 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648..


Pasea exteriorEven the architecture resembles the waves of an ocean.

Pool with oceanPool…Ocean

wedding lawnOcean Lawn perfect for weddings

FoyerMore waves…ocean floor carpets

lobby_art_1_2500px_lores1 Hotel Lobby – FlipFlop Artwork Installation

unspecified-20Gray Malin – Sydney Beach – hanging on one of the foyer walls.

king_studio_1_2500px_lores1King Studio Suite – Frette Sheets

one_bedroom_suite_bathroom_1_2500px_lores1FRESH bath products..and hoodie robe in all the rooms.

view from roomView from our guest room’s balcony

lobby_seating_1_2500px_lores1Lobby bar with some pretty cool seating…

coffee_bar_1_2500px_lores1Blend Cafe coffee bar

unspecified-21 Huntington Beach Pier

Interior and Exterior Hotel Photo’s courtesy of Pasea Hotel & Spa.

Something Lovely Weddings & Events is at your service to inform, invent and inspire weddings and events that resonate with your individual style, offering full wedding planning and day of coordinator services. We pride ourselves on impeccable attention to detail, organizational excellence and responsiveness.

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Bride’s Focus Group @ The Resort at Pelican Hill Newport Coast

May 1st, 2016

Amazing experience getting to know the brides at The Resort at Pelican Hill for Something Lovely’s focus group. Bride’s enjoyed an amazing lunch and aperitifs by the incredible catering group at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast. The ladies first met in the Great Room for a refreshing Mimosa and tour of the Five Diamond resort and ended in the Mar Vista Ballroom for lunch. The images don’t do justice for the breathtaking rolling greens and panoramic ocean views.

Brides took in the beautiful table scape and views as they settled into their seats.  Nisie’s Enchanted outdid themselves with the stunning grey and white florals in silver mercury bottles; including roses, hydrangea, dusty miller, and brasilia berries. Exquisite linens and chair covers were done by Wildflower Linen – including a touch of turquoise with the napkins. Chair rentals by Chaviari Chair Rentals.

Having brides only at the focus group was really helpful for our research and the brides LOVED it – they got to hear the perspective of other brides dealing with some of the same dilemmas and were bonding on all things wedding in no time:)

As the luncheon ended – all brides went home with fabulous Swag Bags filled with some pretty cool gifts, including: Jo Malone Fragrance, Kendra Scott Earrings, Btoffee, Project Juice, Soul Cycle class pass, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Roots Beauty Make-up session, Casa Blanca Bridal tape measures, Sweet Lady Jane treats, Five Crowns bottle openers and Vanity Belles Hair Session and more!

Special thanks to the Coastal Collection for sponsoring our luncheon including The Resort at Pelican Hill, Hotel Irvine and the Island Hotel.

Stay tuned as we announce the location for our next Bride’s focus group coming Summer 2016!!

Photos by Braja Mandala Photography








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Bridal Focus Group Luncheon at The Resort at Pelican Hill – Newport Coast

January 9th, 2016

Join us for a lovely complimentary lunch and aperitifs as we ask questions about bridal related topics. All brides will receive a swag bag filled with goodies valued at over $150 and each bride will be entered to win some delightful raffle prizes.

Please complete the following interest form: https://somethinglovelywedding.wufoo.com/forms/pv2kln709xm581/

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Equinox Newport Beach

July 26th, 2014

We are extremely excited to have Equinox Newport Beach, the upscale fitness and high performance lifestyle leader, as a partner for the Something Lovely Wedding Event! Renowned for their impeccable service, the Newport Beach location was inspired by the bluffs of California’s Gold Coast in its very “So Cal design.”



The Newport Beach location offers spacious fitness floors, sublime yoga studios, an outdoor basketball court and a peaceful lap pool with shaded cabanas that keep the O.C. looking and feeling its best.  Unexpected luxuries, like covetable Kiehl’s Since 1851 amenities in all the locker rooms and WiFi in every corner of every club give members a quality club experience that motivates and inspires. At Equinox, it’s all about that superior member experience.



Equinox offers killer Pilates Studio, Yoga, Studio Cycling, all led by the industry’s internationally acclaimed instructors. In addition, you’ll find some of the best personal trainers Southern California has to offer. Come visit them at the show on August 3rd and brides be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win a 3-month membership to Equinox Newport Beach!

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Klein Epstein & Parker

July 23rd, 2014

We want our grooms to feel just as special as our brides on their wedding day! Introducing Klein Epstein & Parker – they create a made-to-measure experience for grooms, from the fabric, lining and buttons to personalized embroidery. Klein Epstein & Parker are passionate visionaries, meeting a new generation’s voice of personalization and luxury and we are thrilled to have them as a Something Lovely Wedding Event sponsor!


You and your groom set all the details. Looking for a midnight blue wool tuxedo or a black linen suit? No problem! For Klein Epstein & Parker it’s all in the details and how you’d like to match the look and feel of your wedding day.


After you decide the right look and style, Klein Epstein & Parker will create your custom pattern and begin production. The result will be a fine looking tux or suit made with the finest Italian fabrics, that fits the wedding day style. Best of all, Klein Epstein & Park are purveyors of affordable luxury made-to-measure fashion with tuxedos starting at $898 and shirts starting at $248.


Don’t settle for an off the rack suit or tuxedo rental on your wedding day. Design a suit that is all you, that feels great and that you can continue to use beyond your special day. Experience Something Lovely Wedding on August 3 and see these amazing suits on the RUNWAY!!


Photography by Marianne Wilson Photographers

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IJorere The Invitation, Inc.

July 22nd, 2014

Ola, a former architect, is the creative genius behind IJorere The Invitation, Inc. Since 2008, Ola has been creating works of art with her imaginative designs and unique details. Using her architectural expertise, Ola creates invitations with precision, and it’s the backgrounds that sets IJorere creations apart. Naturally, we are extremely excited to announce IJorere as a Something Lovely Wedding Event sponsor!


IJorere has been celebrated in publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, INSIDE Weddings, BellaNaija, Munaluchi Bridal and Wedding Nouveau and is a favorite celebrity stationer. IJorere is also the very first stationery company that began using the African fabric known as “ankara” (Batik) on paper.



IJorere’s exotic invitations reflect the beauty of multicultural weddings using traditional fabrics and embellishments that are certain to add exuberance to any event.  Explore the possibilities of creative design with IJorere on Sunday, August 3rd at the Something Lovely Wedding Event!



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July 21st, 2014

Planning a honeymoon? Plan a luxurious getaway as personal and beautiful as your wedding day. Whether you’d like to slip into an intimate cottage, go on an outdoor adventure or just be barefoot in the sand, the TravelStore can put together your ideal honeymoon…and we are thrilled to have them as a Something Lovely Wedding Event sponsor!



Since 1975, the TravelStore has been dedicated to bringing their clients the best in value and quality in travel arrangements. Through their personal knowledge and extensive insider connections, the TravelStore will customize a highly personalized itinerary with every detail in mind – the best resorts, most reliable transportation and exclusive benefits that will set your trip apart from all others. Their singular mission is to give you a travel experience you will not forget, emphasizing quality and value.



Just as important as your wedding day planner, the TravelStore is made up of passionate and discerning travel “planners” that will ensure your honeymoon dreams become a reality. Join us and the bridal expo of the year on August 3rd to meet the TravelStore team!


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Surf & Sand Resort

July 18th, 2014

One mile south of downtown, the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach lies on the shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand. Ranked among the top 25 hotels of Southern California in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2013, the Surf & Sand is the perfect coastal escape. We’re thrilled to announce the Surf & Sand Resort as a 2014 Something Lovely Wedding Event sponsor!



All 167 beachfront guest rooms at the Surf & Sand Resort feature breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Accommodations are a luxurious mix of textiles, wicker and whitewashed California wood furniture in a palette of ocean colors. Your experience begins in your room, with privately furnished balconies to enjoy the complete coastal experience.



The resort houses award-winning Aquaterra Spa, where guests enjoy personalized spa treatments all enhanced with therapeutic properties of native botanicals, the ocean and the earth. The resort’s signature restaurant, Splashes, a destination as well as a local favorite restaurant, blends Southern California cuisine with Mediterranean-inspired preparations to create unique dishes.



The Surf & Sand makes for a fabulously romantic honeymoon escape, bridal shower party with spa and sun or my personal favorite for a Souther Cali staycation:)

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