Monday, October 24, 2011

vendors we LOVE- jk expressions

There are SO many Vendors we LOVE in the San Diego wedding community, we thought we'd take some time to highlight a few. First up, Julia, an awesome caricature artist available for any occasion. LOVE!

Business name:
JK Expressions, San Diego Caricature Artist

Date business was established: May 2010

Tell us a little about you & your company: I am professional caricature
artist specializing in wedding entertainment. I provide live
caricatures of the happy couples and guests during wedding receptions
or rehearsal dinners - this provides the guests and wedding party with
a unique commemorative of the event and entertains everyone as well. I
can also design customized wedding logos printed on each piece of
drawing paper so each caricature has the bride and groom’s own
“branding” on it. Live caricatures provide a great combination of
entertainment and personalized wedding favors and has proven to be a
big hit for couples looking for something truly unique.

How did you start into caricatures: I got my start doing caricatures working as an
artist at Legoland California. I branched into wedding caricatures
after being booked for a couple parties and realizing how much fun it
can add to any type of celebration. I enjoy doing caricatures at
weddings because the guests never expect it and it I love to play a
part in making a wedding really memorable.

What is one of your most memorable wedding moments: At one wedding
reception I drew three generations in one picture: the bride, her
mother and her grandmother. The grandmother had never gotten her
caricature done before and she absolutely loved it!

What are some other passions you have: I love books on philosophy and business, picking
the brains of other freelancers and entrepreneurs, margaritas, 30
Rock, and the idea of water sports - I don't actually play any water
sports but I love the idea of it. I enjoy learning new skills, right
now I'm teaching myself search engine optimization and finding it to
be a lot of fun.

What is one thing you can't live without: My crocs.

What was the last text message you sent: I told my sister "call me".

What is your favorite song to listen to right now: I start listening
to a lot of Nat King Cole when fall rolls around. All of his songs are
great, but his version of Nature Boy is my absolute favorite.

Favorite food or drink: The Oysters Rockefeller at Fish House Vera
Cruz in Carlsbad may just be my favorite food of all time - they are
insanely good.

Any final words of wisdom: If you're going to have a caricature artist draw
at your wedding, make sure that you're happy with their style. Some
caricature artists love to grossly exaggerate, and some people love
that, others hate it. If you want only a slightly exaggerated but
still flattering likeness, make sure to check the artist's samples to
ensure that that's the style they'll draw. At weddings, unless I'm
specifically asked to exaggerate, I like to keep the caricatures

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Teasers- anne & tyler! (Stone Brew Co)

On September 4th, 2011 Anne & Tyler got hitched at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (one of our "vendors we LOVE") in sunny Escondido, CA. The wedding was a worldly affair, the bride wore a red sari and henna on her hands, and the theme reflected all the places the couple has traveled within their lives. It was a blast! These are just a few of the photos from our assistant, Aaron. I'm sure there will be much more to come. (especially since I'm kind of in love with this whole wedding, and the bride) ;) Enjoy!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

LIVE from Heather & Anthony's Wedding!

More video testimonials up on the NEW Day of LOVE YouTube Channel from the wedding we coordinated (and did flowers for) this weekend (8/6/11). Thanks Lydia (Mother of the Bride) and Heather (Bride) for the LOVE! It was one rockin' wedding! ;)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

breck & joe: vintage pop

July 16th 2011 was a wonderful Saturday in downtown San Diego. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, the Padres fans were cheering, and Breck & Joe tied the knot at the Hilton Bayfront. This wedding was anything but ordinary; from the bride's choice to assign an accent color to each bridesmaid and groomsman, to the very non-traditional "cocktail reception" fully stocked with signature drinks, food stations, a dessert bar, lounge furniture and one amazing piano man!

Breck knew from the moment she said yes that she wanted something completely different for her big day. Her dress was found online within weeks of her engagement on sale at BCBG, the bridal party's accent colors were chosen to really bring a pop to the black dresses and shirts, Breck & Joe's boston terrier (Gary) was roped into a ring bearer's outfit, and the hunt began to track down one amazing piano man Breck had seen in a restaurant.

A year later her dream became a reality as she married the man she loved in a small intimate outdoor ceremony in the Hitlon's lawn, Padres fans cheering the whole way through. The cocktail reception was a hit with guests, giving them the ability to move around snacking, drinking and mingling the night away. The Piano Man, John Foltz, was an absolute amazing addition to the evening. Setting the perfect tone and making the guests swoon over hit after classic hit.

The entire team of vendors was nothing short of perfect. From the stunning images Resolusean captured, to the bright fun flowers by BRANCHES... a floral studio, to the full year that Day of LOVE spent planning this day with Breck. It truly is a day no one will forget: for it's uniqueness, it's beauty, and most of all it's good old fashioned fun!

Wedding Planner: Day of LOVE, Jen Haase

Florist: BRANCHES... a floral studio

Photographer: Resolusean Photography

Piano Man: John Foltz

Hair: Nicomi Morris

Make-up: Xochitl

Lounge Rentals: Lounge Appeal

LIVE from Brittani & Jon's wedding!

A BIG thanks to our first couple to give a live testimonial for our new YouTube channel! Thanks Brittani and Jon for spreading the LOVE! Aren't they adorable??? ;)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Teasers: Breck & Joe

Last weekend (7/16/11), we had the honor of working with an amazing team of vendors for one awesome wedding. Breck and Joe are perfect together and their wedding was nothing short of reflecting just that. While owner Jen Haase has been helping Breck plan her wedding for a year now, she also was a bridesmaid (being one of Breck's friends from high school). Our sister-company, BRANCHES... a floral studio did the flowers (triple duty for Jen) and we got to work the the always amazing Resolusean Photography.... These pics can show you why Sean is just so amazing! Can't wait to see the rest, and to be able to blog about the day and all the wonderful vendors we got to work with! Breck, you're one beautiful bride! :)

Help us become #1 on the A-list!!!

We're Competing badge

Every year Channel 10's A-list lets real, everyday people, vote for their favorite vendors in San Diego. We always compete in the "Best Wedding Planner" category. We've come in the top 20 or 10 each year out of around 150 fellow wedding planners, but we'd REALLY like to take home the gold and the #1 spot this year! So head on over and give us a quick vote, it would mean so much to us if we win! Spread the word, tell everyone you know to Vote for Day of LOVE!!!

Sister-company, BRANCHES... a floral studio, is also competing this year too in the "Best Flowers" category. So vote for BRANCHES too!

Let's take the A-list and show em what we're made of (winners!)!!!! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day of LOVE is now WeddingWire Rated for 2011

Carlsbad, CA- July 6th, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that Day of LOVE is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for Wedding Planners in San Diego, CA. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their excellence. Based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews, WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to find the best local businesses for their wedding.

Day of LOVE has 15 reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making the most informed decisions for their big day.

"We are delighted to unveil the 5th annual WeddingWire Rated program," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. "Day of LOVE has made a commitment to capturing their clients experiences on the nation's leading wedding review site."

As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available. The WeddingWire Rated program provides Day of LOVE with a simple platform to capture customer feedback from their wedding planning experience. Newly engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for Day of LOVE on We would like to thank our newlyweds for our WeddingWire Rated 2011 recognition.

For more information, please visit Day of LOVE on WeddingWire at .

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About WeddingWire, Inc.

WeddingWire, the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on and other leading sites, including, (NYSE: MSO),, and (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hello Blog!

So it's been almost a year since I've posted a blog piece. Whoops! Sorry all. I'm not really good at this blogging thing. My main reason (read: excuse) I use for not blogging is I'm always waiting for professional photos from the photographers I work with at weddings to be able to post on here. Well, I think I'll just scratch that and blog whenever. To start I'd like to introduce some postings titled: "Did you know...." This will be dedicated to little tidbits of interesting wedding information. So without further ado.

Did you know....
that the reason a bride and groom aren't supposed to see each other before the wedding dates back to the days where marriages were arranged? It was bad luck to see the bride since it could result in negative feelings from the groom and the wedding being canceled. Still want to keep that tradition ladies?

In today's busy wedding days filled with touches that show off the bride and groom's personality it's more common to stage a photography "reveal" well before the ceremony starts. While it captures the first time you look at each other all done up in an intimate and beautiful way, it also gives the bride and groom a little quite time together on the biggest day of their lives. It can calm nerves and give each of them a chance to truly enjoy the day's emotions with each other before the "craziness" ensues.