Vendors We Love
Here is a list of vendors we love and highly recommend. We’ve worked with them all and can tell you first hand that their products and services are top-notch.
Our Favorite San Diego Videographers
Over the years, we have worked with multiple wedding videographers, and we can tell you first hand that selecting the right one is critical to not only getting the best video, but photography too. Why? Because they have to work together. You don’t want your videographer in all your wedding photos, and vice a versa. Below are two very talented videographers that know what teamwork is. We highly recommend either one.
All Because He Asked: Jamie Hobert, an award winning Orange County/Los Angeles wedding videographer and video editor is another favorite of ours. We have worked with Jamie on a number of weddings and highly recommend him.
Joe Park Films: Joe is a very talented local San Diego wedding videographer who has also shot weddings in Europe, Australia, and Canada.
San Diego DJ’s That We Love
Music is the life of a wedding reception. Good music can change the entire vibe of the celebration. Here are some DJ’s that know how to get a party started:
Music Phreek: Vynce at Music Phreek is an award winning San Diego DJ who knows how to get a party started. If you are looking for a fresh, hip DJ, we highly recommend Music Phreek.
The Creative Music DJ: Dennis at The Creative Music DJ was voted America’s Favorite SuperEpic DJ and UberAwesome Lighting Designer of the DECADE! He is a very versatile DJ and emcee that can mix music of all genres including Latin music.
Vario Weddings: Vario Weddings is a very well established and well organized San Diego entertainment company that offers everything from DJ, lighting and decor, event production, talent & specialty acts, interactive/gaming and officiants services.
San Diego’s Best Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist
Here at Holly Ireland Photography, we have three go-to hair and make up specialist. They are all extremely talented and reliable.
Ashley Fiero: Ashely is a super talent hair and makeup artist. They are located in Carlsbad Village. CA, but cover all of Southern California. They even have a mobile studio for any on-location needs.
Lindsay Neavitt Hair Design: Lindsay is a super talented and versatile hair stylist based out of Costa Mesa, CA. Just check out her facebook page to see what she can do. Phone: (661) 510-2399
The Hair and Make Up Box: Kristi, a San Diego make-up artist, at The Hair and Make Up Box has been in the industry for over a decade. She finds her inspiration from high end fashion, music, art and bohemian trends.
Our Favorite San Diego Wedding Florist
We just love the themes and arrangements that these two florist come up with. They are definitely our favorite florist in the area.
Moments in Bloom: The Moments in Bloom team consist of two floral designers, Dede Barnes and Tara McClurkin. Both born and raised in San Diego, they started working together in 1997 at Dede’s family floral shop and this sparked their desire to go into floral design as partners. They offer the highest quality flowers; hand picking and caring for them from start to finish. They know that every bride wants to create an unforgettable wedding day that is unique and expresses their own personal style. Moments in Bloom promises to listen, and is determined to work with you on every floral detail. This creative team promises to make your wedding florals a reflection of your personality, style, and dream.
Whimsey Florals: To Whimsey Florals, it is about seeing the bride and groom enjoying their day, made more wonderful by the dream of their fabulous wedding coming true. Every event is treated with meticulous care and fascination to the details that make up your floral vision for your day. They strive for precision in all aspects for the event, so once the vision is defined, floral samples can be produced to ensure satisfaction for what is to come. They recognize the value of open communication between all parties, so that we can create the ideal representation for your celebration.
San Diego Wedding Planners We Recommend
Over the years we have photographed hundreds of weddings, and during that time, we’ve worked with quite a few wedding planners. If you are looking for a wedding planner in the greater San Diego area that is both organized, creative and stylish, then look no further than these:
At Your Side Planning: At Your Side Planning is a team of wedding and event coordinators and designers in San Diego, California. Established in 2004, they have planned hundreds of weddings. They treat each event and wedding as if it were our own to ensure every detail is spectacular! Diana from At Your Side Planning is awesome!
Bliss Events: Bliss Events is on over 40 preferred vendor lists on some of San Diego County’s finest venues and vendors. How does a company do that? They provide great services, build relationships and take care of your clients. We absolutely love Paige Jensen, one of Bliss Events’ coordinators.
Evelyn Francesca Events & Design: Evelyn is so creative! She takes a unique approach to helping with your wedding planning journey. Her main goals are for you to feel valued, heard and understood. She want you to feel like your vision for the wedding day is her top priority and that she can help create a very personalized wedding experience for you and your guests.
Holly Kalkin Weddings: Holly coordinates day of wedding coordination, and she is amazing. She specializes in helping couple who have done most of the planning on their own, but need someone there to make sure that all of their hard work gets executed flawlessly and allows them (and their family and friends!) to relax and enjoy their day.
Josefina Events: Laura and Dana at Josefina Events are very experienced wedding planners with great eyes for creativity and attention to detail. They know how to make her clients feel comfortable and well taken care of.
SD Wedding by Gina: Established in 2007 by Gina Hundley. Gina fell in love with the “behind the scenes” magic of weddings and has since pursued her passion and talent in creating every couple’s wedding vision as their wedding planner. Gina takes great pride in her impeccable attention to detail, her ability to understand and deliver each client’s wishes, and her need to be extremely responsive and available to her clients.
The Best Wedding For You: Julie is so experienced! She graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a finance and marketing degree, and decided to combine her creativity and organizational skills. With her love for special events, she started her own wedding coordination business.
Type A Soiree: Veronica at Type A Soiree is so genuine and her bubbly personality pairs perfectly with her organization and eye for detail. We love the weddings she organizes and sure you will too.