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Sarah Keeter arranged to meet Jason Fontana on New Year’s Eve 2009-2010 at Our Lady of the Rosary in Little Italy where they  would exchange their vows ceremony. Mr & Mrs Fontana would then head over to the US Grant to celebrate becoming husband & wife in a festive and fun wedding reception. All the while, every single moment of this most spectacular day was being documented by one of San Diego’s top photographers, Tim Otto of Tim Otto Photography.
We are very happy to share with you, Tim’s beautiful images of this amazing event featured in Inside Weddings Magazine – Winter 2011 Issue
Jason & Sarah Fontana ~ 12.31.2009
Tim’s passion and creativity result in unique and contemporary photographs for all occasions, from intimate weddings on the beach to grand elegant celebrations. His enthusiastic, warm and friendly personality creates a comfortable atmosphere of trust, allowing couples to relax and feel confident that every important and beautiful moment will be captured in an instinctive and unobtrusive style. Tim is respected for his outstanding service and high-quality work, his wedding images have been published in numerous publications, including Grace Ormonde, InStyle, Town and Country and People.

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Gifts for your bridal party are always a conundrum, what to get, will they like it, is it classy, is it memorable, does it show my deepest appreciation, where do I get multiples, and the list goes on-and-on!!! We wanted to give you Bridesmaids & Groomsmen gift ideas that you can choose from as you bridal party gift inspirations and some resources on where to get them from.

Gift Inspirations

We have classy and fun ideas from Inside Weddings Magazine to inspire you to choose gifts with your color theme in mind.





Bridesmaids Gift Ideas

Plus 50 ideas for bridesmaids gifts from the experts over at The Knot Magazine to inspire you to really get personal and unique with gifts for the girls that helped you through the crazy whirlwind of making your special day a dream come true!!

Entertain Her

  • Set of videos themed around a favorite actor, director, or film era
  • Tickets to a musical or dinner theater
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Computer games
  • First-edition favorite novel
  • Gift certificates to a local video store or movie theater
  • Cute, purse-size camera
  • Movie-themed gift basket
  • Tickets to a sporting event
  • Tiffany playing cards

Lavish Affection

  • Silk pajamas
  • Asian-inspired robe
  • Personalized stationery
  • Gift certificate to a great boutique
  • Monogrammed set of bath towels
  • Designer purse or note cards
  • Gift certificate to a luxury spa
  • Designer makeup bag
  • Beauty gift package
Do It Yourself (be careful here, make sure your maid will appreciate as much as you do)
  • Jewelry
  • Candles
  • Whimsical soaps
  • Holistic beauty treatments such as bath salts and scented astringents
  • Hand-painted mug or vase, designed at a local ceramics studio and personalized with her favorite colors
  • Knitted scarf, throw, or other woolen delight
  • Hand-bound photo album or scrapbook
  • Assorted jars of homemade jam
  • Personalized poem

Play Off Her Passion

  • She’s an antique buff? Check out flea markets, tag sales, and for vintage ashtrays, lace bureau scarves, Depression-era glass, and more.
  • She ice skates? Give a subscription to a skating magazine and fluffy balls for her skates.
  • She loves to boogie but can’t get her groove on? Try a gift certificate for an introductory ballroom, salsa, or flamenco dance class.
  • She’s a fitness nut? Go for workout gear.
  • She has wanderlust? Try a flight bag bearing her initials or classy travel kit.
  • She’s good with her hands? Treat her to an introductory pottery class.
  • She’s obsessed with wellness? Try a gift certificate for a session with a personal trainer, reflexologist, or nutritionist.
  • She cooks? Think a hot new cookbook, dessert bowls, or a state-of-the-art pepper mill.
  • She’s a gardening guru? Try new tools, a flowering plant, or decorative pots.

Wine and Dine Her

  • She’s a coffee fiend? A French press is always elegant, especially with a pound of gourmet coffee.
  • You’re a great cook? Host a five-course dinner party in your bridesmaids’ honor — feature the finest wine you can afford and the most sumptuous dishes you can prepare.
  • She’s the expert entertainer? Give her all the props she needs to create the ultimate sushi-themed soiree.
  • She’s a wine lover? Try a fabulous bottle of bubbly, a nice ice bucket, or enroll her in a wine club.
  • She loves to eat out? Go with a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant.
  • She sets a mean table? Search for luxe table linens.
  • She’s got a sweet tooth? Maybe she’d love some decadent chocolates.
  • She has a weakness for fancy food? Treat her to caviar, foie gras, or a gift certificate to a nearby gourmet shop.
  • She loves the outdoors? Hook her up with a deluxe picnic basket.
  • She’s a kitchen goddess? Dress her in an adorable apron.

~ Amy Elliot -

Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Groomsmen gift ideas that can be personalized for each one of the men that stood with you on one of the biggest days of your life…..many varieties to choose from at Melrose Keepsake

Traditional, yet personal…

Groomsmen grilling gifts ideas from The Man Registry

Groomsmen gifts ideas for the memory that will stand the test of time, upscale treasures that can be engraved available at Village Gifts & Engraving


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