These are the most creative and inspiring works of 2019-2020 that were submitted for Best of 2020's Editor Picks.
Best of 2019: San Diego
Planning a wedding has never been easier with this fabulous list of creatives that will make your dreams a reality. Find your perfect match from this guide to the top vendors from San Diego. We also have winners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura/Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, and our Editor's Picks.
WEDDING DRESS SHOP
The White Dress
This salon boasts racks of Amsale, Ines Di Santo, Reem Acra and Watters. Find your dream gown and the staff will pop a bottle of Champagne.
FINALISTS: Lovely Bride, The Dress Theory, Wedding Dress Shop
WEDDING CAKES & DESSERTS
Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Sweet Cheeks whips up delicious cakes and pastries that cause guests to make a (sugar) rush to the dessert table.
FINALISTS: Hey There, Cupcake!, Simply Sifted
RENTALS (Furniture and Accessories)
Bright Event Rentals
FINALISTS: Adore Folklore, Archive Rentals
Full-service event planning is paired with innovative menus and inspired dishes that will wow your guests.
FINALISTS: 24 Carrots Catering and Events, Personal Touch Dining
RESORT FOR A WEDDING
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
This historic inn offers laidback luxury on 21 acres, replete with gardens and guest cottages, Spanish-inspired red roofs, an enchanting rose garden and lawns for soirees under the stars.
FINALISTS: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Aly Ann Events, San Diego Best Wedding Planner (Charla Storey)
Hotel del Coronado
While a toes-in-sand ceremony is certainly possible at this seaside grand dame, a 30-foot domed ballroom (and adjacent Coronet Room) channels old Hollywood and is fit for a queen—as evinced by the crown-shaped chandeliers designed by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum.
FINALISTS: Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Ponte Winery & Vineyard Inn
Temecula Creek Inn
A high-end hotel whose secret weapon is its outdoor wedding venues, which integrate natural beauty, wine country styling and gourmet farm-to-fork cuisine. The winsome and woodsy Stone House setting is particularly special, with its majestic oaks, provincial bridges, bocce court and hanging lanterns.
FINALISTS: Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Darlington House, Scripps Seaside Forum
Emma Hopp Photography
A carefree spirit with a romantic streak and eye for lighting, Hopp stealthily captures those moments when couples and their nearest and dearest think no one is watching.
FINALISTS: Garrett Richardson Photography, Leah Marie Photography, Pura Soul Photography
Siren Floral Co.
Rachel Ann Lunghi calls the intersection of art and floral arrangement “floristry,” and she meshes the two disciplines by allowing perfect blooms, branches and vines to naturally drape and shine in her edgy sculptural centerpieces, decorations and bouquets.
FINALISTS: Oak & the Owl, Plenty of Petals
Aly Ann Events
Aly Ann focuses on curating flawless events that pair classic details with the perfect touch of whimsy.
FINALISTS: HauteFêtes Fine Weddings & Events, Michelle Garibay Events
Michelle Garibay Events
Exceptional quality, personalized details and incredible guest experiences make up the foundation of Michelle Garibay’s events company. She and her team deliver perfectly orchestrated days with stunning designs that will leave you awestruck.
FINALISTS: Amorology, Thomas Bui Lifestyle