Christine & David’s wedding at the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park in San Diego.
San Diego, CA
Photographer ● Aaron Huniu Photography
Venue ● Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park
Coordinator ● Weddings by Design, Laura Rizzo
Hair & Makeup ● Patricia Garcia-Norvell Professional Make Up Artistry & Hair Design
Florist ● Yasamin Aftahi
Caterer ● Encore Catering & Events
Officiant ● Rev. Lindsey Santamaria, Presbyterian Church Virginia
Cake ● Babycakes
Dress ● David’s Bridal
Tux ● Men’s Wearhouse
DJ ● DJ Israel Maldonado
Acoustic Guitarist ● Israel Maldonado
Rentals ● San Diego Linens
Processional (Wedding Party) ● Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop, Landon Pigg (Acoustic Guitar)
Processional (Bride) ● A Thousand Years, Christina Perri (Acoustic Guitar)
Recessional ● I Do, Colbie Caillat (Acoustic Guitar)
Grand Entrance ● Star Wars Theme Song, John Williams
First Dance ● All of Me, John Legend
Cake Cutting ● Sweetest Thing, U2
Last Dance ● Indiana Jones Theme
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
It’s tough to choose one moment among the many. It was an incredible feeling between the ceremony and the reception when we were taking photos just us two. We had just gotten married, we were sharing a romantic moment together. So much hard work and stress over several months culminated into this single day, and you realize that really no matter what decisions were made along the way, whether you had chosen a beach venue, or Asian lantern lighting, or chiavari chairs, or 3-tiered fondant cake, or had 4 extra wedding party members, the day still would have been perfect, because you realize that your wedding is really about the fact that the two of you have united together from now until forever, and you’re about to head into a party full of the family and friends who have supported you along the way! It’s bliss!
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
The whole day passes by in a flash, make sure to take at least a few moments to really take it all in and enjoy the celebration of the start of your life together!
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Our 2 year-old ring bearer, Bobby, trying to force the ring pillow on the groom, insisting repeatedly, “PILLOW!”
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Everything seemed to turn out the way it was supposed to! If I had to be picky, I would have booked a larger, better-lit hotel room to get ready at before the wedding (for comfort and for better getting-ready photos)!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?