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Best of 2019: San Diego

Roll out the red carpet for this year’s stars of the wedding industry!
By: 
Lara M. Burnap and Carrie Bell

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 AngelesOrange CountyVentura/Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, and our Editor's Picks.

WEDDING DRESS SHOP
The White Dress
thewhitedress.com
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
sweetcheeksbaking.com
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
bright.com
FINALISTS: Adore Folklore, Archive Rentals

CATERING
Coast Catering
coastcatering.com
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
theinnatrsf.com
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)

INDOOR VENUE
Hotel del Coronado
hoteldel.com
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

OUTDOOR VENUE
Temecula Creek Inn
temeculacreekinn.com
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

PHOTOGRAPHER 
Emma Hopp Photography
emmahopp.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

FLORIST
Siren Floral Co.
sirenfloralco.com
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

WEDDING PLANNER 
Aly Ann Events
alyannevents.com
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

EVENT DESIGNER
Michelle Garibay Events
temeculaweddingplanning.com
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

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