Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kids, Kisses and Chaos on your wedding day....... The 6 Things to Remember When You Include Children On Your Big Day!

 Once you've decided to include children in your celebration, whether they're your own children or family and friends children, you'll need to be ready for anything! Especially when planning a destination beach wedding.  With the temptation of the surf, sand and all the excitement you'll need to prepared for lots of surprises.  These are some of the small bits of advice we share with couples who elope on the beach with Elope San Diego.

1. Let go of those expectations of perfectly behaved children.

2.  Consider giving children small tasks, jobs or positions of importance...for example carrying the rings as the ring bearer or the job of tossing the petals.

3. If you are joining two families together, Brady Bunch style... it's fun to mention each child by name during the ceremony and watch their faces light up.
Couples also often present a small gift to each of the children

4. Consider the time of day for the ceremony when including small children, avoiding that bewitching hour of the day called  "nap time".

5. Bring snacks, toys and change of clothes.

6. Relax and let the day unfold with all of the surprises
 that children can bring to your celebration!
Often they bring a joyful, lighthearted spirit to the day if you let things just unfold.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Our Coronado Beach Wedding this Gorgeous Sunday Morning....

Congrats to Chris and Shandelle

Thanks for being so much fun
 and choosing us to be part
of your celebration this morning !!

christine and steve

Thursday, March 18, 2010

HOTEL DEL CORONADO has a big sale on rooms until 3/19/2010

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For the next couple of days, the Hotel Del Coronado has 50% off their rooms....  You can see their offer below.

 The Coronado public beach behind the hotel is where we offer our Coronado Elopement packages.  Many couples do decide to stay at the hotel and many don't!  Of course, as you know there are lot of options in San Diego-- we just thought we'd mention it.  On our website we have other wonderful options on our links page.  

Coronado’s Hotel Del in San Diego Ca have 50% Off room rates Sale till 3/19


Get 50% off rooms for stays from April 1 - June 30, 2010.
Sale begins Thursday, March 18 at 6am and ends Friday, March 19 at 9pm.

or call 800-HOTEL-DEL to make a reservation by telephone and ask for promo code DELS.

*The Spring 50% Off Sale is valid for stays from April 1 to June 30, 2010 and reservations must be made on March 18 and 19 only. This offer is subject to availability, some restrictions apply. May not be combined with other offers or packages. Not valid for groups.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What happens when they have a weekend off from elopements and weddings?

Most anything
 can happen!

Those of you who know Christine and Steve, may remember that they are huge animal lovers, and very active in the world of animal rescue as well as any work having to do with taking care of critters of all kinds.

Christine spent her weekend off immersed in a very full two days with the Noah's Wish.  Noah's Wish is a group Christine volunteered with during the wildfires in San Diego several years back.  She was so impressed with their work and dedication with the animals during the wildfire evacuations, she made a promise to herself to find out what more she could do to be part of this wonderful organization.  So she spent her weekend receiving their formal training for animal rescue in disasters.  This training done, she is ready to go in the event of a disaster when there are animals in need.  The training wasn't limited to learning more about the care, love and feeding of dogs and cats in a disaster situation... but guinea pigs, chinchillas, bunnies... oh my, snakes and iguanas too!

She met some great new friends and fellow animal lovers in the process  here's Alicia from Los Angeles... she rescues rotties as well as other dogs from shelters who need homes in the Los Angeles area.

What a great way to spend a weekend-- for more information about Noah's Wish... how to help, what they are up to, or just general information just click the link!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

International Jet-Setting Couple marry in the rain on Coronado Beach, California!

Umbrellas turned inside out last Saturday afternoon in a torrential downpour...   a storm to beat all storms as Jeremy and Minerva exchanged wedding vows on Coronado Beach.

The torrential downpour didn't stop the laughter, the tears and the joy as Jeremy and Minerva said their "I do's".

Jeremy from Scotland, wearing his kilt and Minerva from Guadalajara dressed in her beautiful white rain soaked gown exchanged wedding vows, looking out on the crashing waves and blustery winds last Saturday afternoon.  We managed to find shelter under the eaves of the hotel to have one of the most memorable elopement ceremonies ever.  After over three thousand weddings, we can say that without reservation.  On a wedding day that many might have considered "ruined" by the weather-- Jeremy and Minerva took the road less traveled and delighted in the challenge.

You left us both in awe of your relationship, your love, your spontaneity. We wish you all the happiness and adventure in the world! 
christine and steve 

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

for chelsea

we want to take a moment to remember, honor and support the family and friends of chelsea king. she is the talented, loved and beautiful daughter of brent and kelly king. chelsea's life was taken while jogging here  in the san diego area last week. we as parents and grandparents send our love to them. our hearts and thoughts go out to surround their family at this time of intense sorrow and loss. we know there aren't even words made to describe the sadness they are feeling. xoxo christine and steve 

Monday, March 1, 2010

We were just interviewed by Lifetime Television!

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This morning we got a call from Lifetime Television!  Brenda from the show" Balancing Act" called to find out about the destination weddings and elopements we do here at Elope San Diego.  (fyi, that's not a real picture of Brenda, or me for that matter)

She is putting together a story for their travel themed show about destination weddings.
Since that's exactly what we do, it was fun to be able to tell her about our services and some of the cool weddings we're part of on almost a daily basis.  
Thanks for the call, Brenda!  

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