Cirque du Soleil Wedding

Jennifer and David love Cirque du Soleil and wanted their wedding to reflect the colors, lighting, and experience of the productions.  With the help of Jennifer’s sister, Sarah, who is on her way to becoming an event planner herself, here is what they put together.  Enjoy the show!

Paradise Gardens is a private wedding and event venue located in Oceanside, California, centrally located between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Please visit our website at www.paradisegardens.com for more information on hosting your San Diego destination wedding

Cynthia & Fernando

You know that when a wedding is being put on by a family of florists that you’re sure to see some very special touches.  I loved the combination of the burlap with the lace.  The bright coral in the roses was a nice pop of color next to the silver leaf in the centerpieces.  If you’re questioning the rooster chairs, the groom LOVES roosters so it was a reoccurring motif.  It’s those personal touches that make a wedding special.  Another beautiful touch was the strings of white flowers hanging down on random branches.  It was quite beautiful when the breeze picked them up.  If you love these flowers, check out Franco’s Flowers in Encinitas.  It’s one of the BEST flower shops! I love it!  http://www.yelp.com/biz/francos-flowers-encinitas Congratulations Cynthia & Fernando!

Paradise Gardens is a private wedding and event venue located in Oceanside, California, centrally located between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Please visit our website at www.paradisegardens.com for more information on hosting your San Diego destination wedding

Crystal & Justin

Dark teal and orange has to be one of my favorite color combinations.  I absolutely loved all of the special touches that Crystal and her friends and family put into this wedding.  They were too numerous to count.  I think maybe my favorite is the aisle.  It was so beautifully done.  Behind the Scenes provided the catering for this event.  The food was amazing and I really enjoyed working with their staff. Their chef made the cake as well and the chocolate mousse and the champagne raspberry had guests coming back for more.  Tears of joy were shed during the heartfelt toasts.  Such a warm and loving couple and family.  It was a pleasure spending this last year with them.

Paradise Gardens is a private wedding and event venue located in Oceanside, California, centrally located between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Please visit our website at www.paradisegardens.com for more information on hosting your San Diego destination wedding

Rock and Roll

Mike and Michi’s wedding was as original as the two of them and they wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.  Michi worked that aisle as she came down to “She’s Bad Mama Jama” and then they celebrated to Cypress Hill’s “Jump Around.”  From their amazing custom made invitations to their centerpieces made from Crystal Head Vodka bottles.  This party rocked the house.  Tasty BBQ was served from Brett’s BBQ and VG Donut and Bakery designed a cake to die for!  Of course our house DJ Steve Hasty had the dance floor packed.  Here is a sampling of the festivities.

Paradise Gardens is a private wedding and event venue located in Oceanside, California, centrally located between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Please visit our website at www.paradisegardens.com for more information on hosting your San Diego destination wedding

Warm Romantic Glow

The weather was calling for record heat, but when it came to the actual day it couldn’t have been more gorgeous.  Our property gets shaded so quickly from all of the mature trees and has a lovely sunset breeze so the heat just skipped right over us.  Diana and Oskar chose such beautiful warm colors for their wedding. Joyce from Nobutama Wedding Studio truly outdid herself with the ceremony decor, bridal centerpiece and the cake flowers. Fresh flowers really add a special touch to weddings. Diana actually designed and put together the centerpieces herself with help from her family and friends.  They really were fairly simple but had a huge impact. My favorite thing was that the submersible LED lights inside them were on a remote control!!  I got to walk around and turn the centerpieces on.  It’s the little things that excite me 😉 The ceremony was performed by Dr. Gail Smith. She is so warm and inviting.  It’s always a pleasure having her with us.  Diana was delivered to her ceremony via a white carriage and a stunning white horse thanks to Temecula Carriage Company.  Personal Touch Dining provided amazing food and customer service.  It was great to have them back again tonight.  On a personal note, I was very excited to work with the team from Meurer Image. I have known Chris for a very long time so was great to be able to spend some time together.

Paradise Gardens is a private wedding and event venue located in Oceanside, California, centrally located between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Please visit our website at www.paradisegardens.com for more information on hosting your San Diego destination wedding

Robyn and Mike

I really had a fun time working with Robyn and Mike on their beautiful June wedding.  Robyn found a picture on Pinterest of a wrapped tree for escort cards.  We couldn’t find a really good tree to do this same thing, so I suggested using ribbon to wrap around a couple of the palm trees on the path as you walk in and pin them up that way.  I thought it turned out super cute! Another great detail was the surf board fin table numbers that Mike shaped.  Totally original! And who doesn’t just love the girls in their cowgirl boots? Not only was it a gorgeous day, but the evening was lit up with a Super Moon!! Enjoy!

“Thank you so much for all you did on our special day! Everything was perfect and we had an amazing time! All our guests kept saying how beautiful the venue was!” – With Love, Robyn and Mike

Cake: VG Bakery
Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
DJ: Advanced Entertainment
Decor: Flower Frenzy
Photographer: Chelsea Anne Photography

Paradise Gardens is a private wedding and event venue located in Oceanside, California, centrally located between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Please visit our website at www.paradisegardens.com for more information on hosting your San Diego destination wedding

Race Across America

Each year solo and team cyclists start their journey at the Oceanside Pier and race across America to Annapolis, Maryland.  It is a 3,000-mile journey.  So when I received word that the cyclists would be making their way right down North River Road, I knew I had to cheer them on.  My son who is drummer grabbed his cowbell, we made a sign and headed to the corner of Wilshire Road and North River.  Each cyclist that went by we clanged our bell, waived our sign, and shouted “Good Luck” and “Have Fun”!  It was such a fun way to spend time with my son and great way to celebrate the human spirit.  Maybe you can join us next year!

Here is Ty and our silly sign.

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Christina and Chris


Caterer: Hunter Steakhouse
Photographer: Laura Christin Photography
Cake: Briarmist
DJ: Da Kine Entertainment

Paradise Gardens is a private wedding and event venue located in Oceanside, California, centrally located between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Please visit our website at www.paradisegardens.com for more information on hosting your San Diego destination wedding

Grant and Jennifer – Island Style

Paradise Gardens is a private wedding and event venue located in Oceanside, California, centrally located between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Please visit our website at www.paradisegardens.com for more information on hosting your San Diego destination wedding

Anything But Ordinary Wedding

The following beautiful photos are from our March 30th wedding.  Most of the design touches were brought to life by Chef Cassie, owner of Anything But Ordinary Catering.  Not only is her food amazing, but so is her service!  Enjoy the follow for a little inspiration!

Paradise Gardens is a private wedding and event venue located in Oceanside, California, centrally located between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Please visit our website at www.paradisegardens.com for more information on hosting your San Diego destination wedding