Exquisite Weddings is published twice a year by San Diego Magazine in April and October. Distributed throughout Southern California, Exquisite Weddings is the ultimate guide for newly engaged couples in the earliest stages of planning.
Each issue of Exquisite Weddings is full of inspiring content, real weddings, advice from wedding industry experts and resources on how to plan the biggest day of your life. We cover it all with a fresh perspective and a modern twist.
Behind every issue of Exquisite Weddings is a passionate creative team that loves all things weddings. We work with the best local vendors to uncover the most unique sources for decor, incredible venues and ceremony sites and the latest fashions and accessories. In the process, we manage to have a decent amount of fun too. Read on to learn more about what keeps each of us inspired!
Meet the Exquisite Weddings Magazine Team
Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: Greenery, greenery, and more greenery!
Part of the wedding planning that I’m looking forward to most: Satisfying my sweet tooth during dessert tastings.
Favorite date night spot: Dinner and many sangrias at Cucina Urbana, followed by a walk during sundown across Cabrillo Bridge to catch a show at the Old Globe.
My favorite follow on Insta: @exquisitewedmag, of course!
Senior Art Director
Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: Nontraditional bridal gowns! I love it when brides show off their personality and unique fashion sense. I wore a yellow dress and I couldn’t imagine it any other way!
My favorite part of my wedding: My DIY touches! I painted the signage, my mom made my favors, and my brother and my dad built my arch.
Favorite date night spot: Buona Forchetta.
My favorite follow on Insta: @ohhappyday.
Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: Non-traditional wedding desserts like donuts and fro-yo.
Favorite part of my wedding: It’s a toss-up between the amazing Mexican food and the pre-wedding live band.
Favorite date night spot: Jayne’s Gastropub
My favorite follow on Insta: @traceeellisross
Manager Vendor Partnership
Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: I love how feminine off the shoulder bridal gowns look, if you’ve got great shoulders why not show them.
Favorite part of my wedding: I loved everything about my wedding, from my Coronado Beach venue to being surrounded by family and friends — but if I had to choose one detail, I would say the blue floral Betsy Johnson dresses my bridesmaids wore.
Favorite date night spot: I’m a San Diego native and grew up on the Padres, so going to the games at Petco Park is as good as it gets for me.
My favorite follow on Insta: @editorstouch
Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: Acrylic! I love how fun, unique and clean they look.
Part of the wedding planning that I’m looking forward to most: I am a crafter so if there are elements that I can DIY, count on me to tackle those projects!
Favorite date night spot: Sushi and sake at Harney Sushi
My favorite follow on Insta: @acozykitchen, of course!
Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: Save-the-date videos. My wife’s cousin and his fiancee made a horror-themed video, and it was genius.
My favorite part of my wedding: Spending all day with the people I care about most. That and our cake topper, which had a couple of custom-made felt critters on it.
Favorite date night spot: Bleu Boheme.
My favorite follow on Insta: @cratedigger