Love is the Spice of Life – Shakira and Nevada Tie the Knot

It was love at first click for Shakira and Nevada, who met online and found themselves set to tie the knot after five years together. On their drive home from a Palm Springs getaway, Nevada made a pit stop in Julian where he proposed (she said yes!)

As a self-described laid back couple, Shakira and Nevada knew that they wanted their wedding day to be a simple, sweet, romantic reflection of their relationship. They also knew they wanted to involve their close friends and loving family. The wedding was held in Nevada’s sister’s backyard in an intimate and beautiful ceremony surrounded by all of the people that they love. Nevada’s brother officiated the ceremony, and Shakira’s sister-in-law, Veronica (who happens to be an event planner) orchestrated every last detail.

As you can see from the photos of the day taken by Paul Douda Photography, love truly is the spice of life.

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Contributing Vendors (based in San Diego, CA)

Photographer: Paul Douda Photography
Decor: Etsy-Lovelydayprintshop
Rentals: Cruise Party Rentals
Dress: David’s Bridal
Makeup Artist: Ulta-Denise Nuno
Cake: Frost Me Gourmet Cupcakes
Caterer: he Pita Guys
Florals: The Gilded Rose Weddings
Event Planner: The Gilded Rose Weddings

Glitz and Glamour at San Diego’s Iconic US Grant Hotel

E.R. and Melanie’s US Grant wedding was one filled with glitz and glamour. Setting the stage was the breathtaking Crystal ballroom at the US Grant and matching it crystal-for-crystal was Melanie from head to toe. She and E.R. knew they had found the perfect spot for their special day when they saw the Crystal and Presidential ballrooms at the US Grant. The elegance and decor was exactly what they had been searching for. Melanie’s wedding advice to other couples is “don’t sweat the small stuff.” She encourages couples to be clear on what they want for their wedding day and to stick to those plans no matter what input you get from friends and family. Thanks to Eder Photo for sharing their glamorous wedding day with us.

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Contributing Vendors (based in San Diego, CA)

Photographer: Eder Photo
Wedding Coordinator: One Fabulous Event
Cake: Jenny Wenny Cakes
Video and Cinematography: The Wedding Entertainment Collective
Reception Venue: US Grant Hotel
Makeup Artist: Flora Makeup
Decor: Concepts Event Design
Florals: Excellent Designs
Photo Booth Equipment: Pixster Photo Booth
Attire – Suits and Tuxedos: Mens Warehouse