For Amy & Jay, the blending of their two families on their wedding day was more than just a beautiful marrying of Filipino and Thai culture, but the beginning of a new chapter for them, their 7 year old son Ares and supportive friends and loved ones. Set among the lush greenery and rustic halls of St. Therese of Carmel in San Diego, CA, Amy & Jay said “I Do” in an elegant, white and fuchsia adorned ceremony complete with tradition, unity and sincere appreciation for one another. The celebration continued with a unique and lively reception at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, where the loving couple and guests enjoyed the sounds of the live band The Calphonics, intricate traditional dancing of Thai and Filipino dancers, and an entertaining photo booth. With so many unforgettable memories, like their son dancing with Amy’s mother during the Father Daughter Dance, and their parents giving their heartfelt speeches, for Amy and Jay, this day will always be remembered as “their day”. It was an amazing experience working with wedding coordinator Christine Barrongan of Fancy That Designs, as well as the incredible St. Therese of Carmel and San Diego Marriott Del Mar venue and staff in creating this wonderful day for Amy & Jay’s wedding.
San Diego, CA
Photographer ● Aaron Huniu Photography
Ceremony Venue ● St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church
Reception Venue ● San Diego Marriott Del Mar
Wedding Planner ● Fancy That Designs, Christine Barrongan
Band ● The Calphonics
Videography ● Amari Productions
Photobooth ● Partyrazzi Events
Filipino Dancers ● Samahan Philippine Dance Co.
Thai Dancers ● Thai Temple of Escondido
Cake ● Edelweiss
Flowers ● Fleur d’Elegance, Ann Charoenchon
Hair ● TnT Hair Design, Toni Cortez
Makeup ● Sal Dolly Make-up, Sarah Annalise Lorenzo
Limo Service ● LA Class Limo
Tux ● Men’s Wearhouse
Dress ● Davids Bridal
Bridesmaids Dress ● Tricks of the Trade
Officiant ● Father Nicholas Dempsey, St Therese of Carmel
Processional (Wedding Party) ● Overture from Royal Fireworks Suite, Handel
Processional (Bride) ● Prelude to Deum, Charpentier
Communion ● Taste and See, Moore
Recessional ● Le Rejouissance, Handel
Grand Entrance ● Another One Bites the Dust, Queen
First Dance ● Life Support, Sam Smith
What was your most memorable moment from your wedding day?
Amy: During the father/daughter dance, my 7 year old son asked my mom to dance with him. So Cute!
Jay: Seeing my beautiful bride. I couldn’t believe my eyes. My Friend, my best man, stepping up with a great speech. I have a family now. Three things, really.
Any advice for future brides & grooms?
Amy: When wedding day arrives, put yourself on cruise control. Any mishaps that day will make for great laughs and photos later. Oh, and don’t skimp on the photography and videography, the day is a whirlwind and you’ll miss much.
Jay: It will always be your day.
What’s the funniest memory from your wedding day?
Amy: Our parents’ speeches. My dad kept choking up and handing the mic to J’s dad, then took the mic back, just to choke again. He’s so emotional!
Jay: Seeing our parents side-by-side and speaking at the reception.
Would you change anything?
Amy: I would’ve taken more time to plan, but I just couldn’t wait to be married to the love of my life!
Jay: I would not change a thing because that would suggest I was unsatisfied. I could give advice on how to do things better, but that’s a planning issue which worked out fine anyway.