Love Happens & Coffee Helps

Café au Love was brewed specifically for those couples who appreciate the pleasures that life + love have to offer along with the "happily ever after". Whether it's reciting intimate vows to your soul mate or exchanging a few nostalgic memories + laughs with your dearest friends; know that Café au Love will be the extra shot of espresso which gets you through the planning process for your special day! Oh, and did we mention...we specialize in floral design + décor as well!  Together we'll create wedding magic.



We had the distinct pleasure of working with Araceli over the last few months to help make our wedding the perfect evening that it turned out to be. To be honest, as with any wedding, we were on a budget and I initially felt that hiring a wedding planner was an unnecessary expense. In this instance, I have no problem letting my, now, wife know that I was completely wrong. Araceli handled both our wedding planning and floral design and presentation. For the amount of work she put in, she gave us a tremendous value and, of course, everything came out great! Leading up to the event, she kept on track when we started to go astray and always gave us great advice to help make our day perfect. The day of, she was calm, collected, and an assuring presence. Araceli came with an assistant and was the first one in and last one out. She took tremendous notes on the finer details we wanted for the evening and everything turned our just right! On top of that, the areas where we gave her creative freedom turned out even better!
I would not hesitate to hire Araceli again for any special event needs as well as recommend her to anyone getting married in the San Diego area. Thank you again, Araceli for helping make our special day that much more special! STEVEN + IZZYBETH

Araceli was our florist for our winter winery wedding in Temecula, California. From the very first meeting Araceli was personable and professional! She not only listened to our vision, but enhanced it by suggesting amazing ideas based on her expertise for the exact wedding atmosphere we wanted for our special day. I especially loved how easy it was to get in contact with her through our planning! When the day of the wedding finally came and I saw the ceremony space and reception space (which was a quick flip in the same barrel room), I was speechless that every detail we discussed came to life! The flowers, greenery and candles added the romantic feel we wanted and couldn't be happier with Araceli's work. KAYLA

Araceli of Cafe au Love was absolutely wonderful to work with! My husband and I live on the east coast but held our wedding in San Diego and she was so flexible from the start - working around our trips to SD, setting up phone and FaceTime calls, meeting with my mom, etc.. We were also bringing together various cultural backgrounds and wanted to incorporate them into the wedding. She was enthusiastic about learning about everything so that it would turn out perfectly (and it did!). She took all of our ideas and vision for the wedding and made them even better. All of the vendors she suggested were also awesome and worked out perfectly (flowers, photography, DJ). On the final days leading up to the wedding and on the actual wedding day she was so calm and organized, which really helped the rest of us keep it together! It's been an absolute pleasure to work with Araceli. My family and I look forward to keeping in touch with her and hopefully working with her for other events in the future!  PONTAAH

My wife and I hired Araceli somewhat late during our wedding planning, but we really wished we starting working with her earlier! We hired her as our day-of coordinator when our "simple" wedding was becoming more and more complicated and we needed outside help, "just for the day-of". But Araceli started with our ideas for the day-of and worked backwards from there to make sure we have a realistic timeline, have coordinated with our existing vendors, and even find new vendors for new ideas that we worked out with her-- all within a few weeks of the wedding happening! We got so much more planning done during the time we worked with her that my only regret is not hiring her from the start. Of all the vendors we hired, Cafe au Love is most definitely the best value for the money. She helped with many ideas, such as songs and fun activities for the reception, and offered to help the bridesmaids with creating bouquets and boutonnieres the day before the wedding-- because it also turns out that she's an experienced floral decorator! We were so impressed by her that we were excited to have her also design and create the backdrop to our sweetheart table (for a very reasonable extra fee), and not only did she do a great job of executing on the ideas we agreed upon during planning, she also successfully incorporated an important part of our personal story as a couple into it. As others have mentioned, Araceli exudes both professional competence and a warm, genuine friendliness that makes working with her a delightful experience. It was easy to suggest ideas with her but she also brought in many good ideas herself for when we didn't know exactly what we wanted. By the wedding day itself, I was confident that we've take care of everything and had no worries at all-- and all I can remember now is how smoothly and organized everything flowed and how much we and our guests enjoyed that day, which speaks to Araceli's abilities. PAULO

Araceli was our coordinator, and was the best decision we made in terms of wedding vendors. She's incredibly hardworking, personable, and organized. Even if the world was falling apart, I'd imagine that she'd still be level-headed, collected, and ahead of the game. There are so many moving parts and little details that you would never think of until you start planning your own wedding. It can become pretty overwhelming at moments, but Araceli made sure that everything was accounted for. When it came to the day of the wedding, the only thing I had to worry about was getting ready and walking down that aisle. Araceli worked with all the vendors, the venue, the schedule, and everything else. As a bride, you'll probably be blind to all the things things that go behind the scenes on the wedding day, but even my bridesmaids noticed how great she was at her job and told me that everything went amazingly well. Throughout the whole process, Araceli went above and beyond her job description. She really cared about all the little details and the fact that this was going to be an important day for me and my husband. We felt really supported and assured to have her as our coordinator. RUTH

Celebrating our second anniversary just recently we were reflecting back on the care and talent Araceli offered during the planning process for our floral design and desired ambiance on the actual day. Her attention to detail and ability to create beauty within a room as well as in each floral design sets her apart. Thank you Araceli. TAMI + BILLY

Araceli is amazing! Not only was she able to create the most beautiful floral arrangements, she was also able to take on the responsibilities of my big day leaving me nothing to worry about. She was able to take my Pinterest board of wedding flower ideas and put together beautiful pieces. Throughout my entire wedding planning process, Araceli made sure to check-in to see how things were going and to make sure we were on top of things even though we hired her for flowers and day of coordinating. Araceli did a terrific job!  XOXO, BRITANY

Araceli seamlessly coordinated our Lake Tahoe wedding! She was very diligent and paid attention to all details.  Having our wedding hundreds of miles away made us extremely nervous but, Araceli made sure everything was taken care of and well planned.  We had a vision that she made come to life.  She pulled it all together so we did not have to worry about a thing.  She was prepared for everything that came at her (i.e.: the wind almost tearing down our alter, wedding gown ripping, etc). Araceli was absolutely crucial in making our special day go off without a hitch!  JAYME