Loved my 11-11-11 wedding at the San Diego Rowing Club in Mission Bay with Elizabeth & Nick tying the knot on a beautiful fall afternoon in San Diego!
San Diego, CA
Coordinator ● Jenna Betschman
Hair ● Alisa Lyons, Jeslin Salon & Boutique
Makeup ● Pam
Florist ● Shawn Hawes (Bride’s friend and twin brothers fiancé)
Flowers ● San Diego Wholesale Flower
Ceremony and Reception ● Garty Family Pavilion, San Diego Rowing Club
Caterer ● To the Point
Officiate ● Bryan Larkin (Bride and Groom’s friend)
Cake ● Krissy Lovering (Bride & Groom’s friend)
Cake Topper ● Melanie Florio (Bride & Groom’s friend)
Dress ● Prevue
Groom and Groomsmen Apparel ● Express
Dog Collar Bow Tie ● Tracy Bug Quilts
Dj ● Bruce Battleson
Processional (Family, Wedding Party, Groom)● Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
Processional (Bride) ● Bridal March – Jonathan Cain
Ceremony Recessional ● Somewhere Over the Rainbow – IZ
Grand Entrance (Wedding Party) ● I’ve got a feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Grand Entrance (Bride & Groom) ● Love and marriage – Sinatra
First Dance ● Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie Calliet
Father/Daughter Dance ● Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
Mother/Son Dance ● What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Mother/Son-in-law, Stepfather/Daughter Dance ● All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Cake Cutting ● Sugar Sugar – The Archies
Bouquet Toss ● Only Girl in the World – Rihanna
Garter Removal ● You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
Garter Toss ● Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Last Dance ● Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Elizabeth: Waiting to walk down the aisle. I was already tearing up and told my dad I loved him, and my dad was tearing up too. I also loved it when my mom said she wouldn’t cry at my wedding, but then when we were doing the rose ceremony thanking the mothers for the life they have given us, she was tearing up too. =D
Nick: Being asked who my best friend was and tricking Elizabeth when I looked down at the dog.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Elizabeth: Get a wedding planner! They are extremely helpful! And remember to remind yourself that at some point there is nothing more you can do, and allow yourself to let go and relax!!! That was one of the best feelings when I was able to hand everything off to someone else so I wouldn’t have to stress. Then I went and had a relaxing afternoon with my girls! And don’t stress about the weather, just make sure you have a backup plan in case it rains. Prepare for what you can, and let the rest go. I can’t put into words how much I enjoyed my wedding day with my family and friends, and my husband. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. And I’m still super happy it didn’t rain!!!
Nick: Read those vows – don’t let the wedding day be your first run through. But also have fun with the little things of the wedding – songs, having friends do things, have your dog, ect…..
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Elizabeth: The moment when Bryan, our officiate, asked Nick who his best friend was. Nick looked at Tek, our dog, the ring bearer. Haha, very funny Nicholas.
Nick: Not quite saying the exact vows as the officiate stated. Instead of saying I would “cherish” my wife, I said I would “share” my wife. She quickly corrected me. Ha!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Elizabeth: Not a thing. =D, Actually I would have kept the wine ceremony in the ceremony. (where we seal a bottle of wine and add love notes to it). We did this in private instead of during the ceremony, but evidently Bryan, our officiate had some good jokes. I also would have made sure to have someone record at least the ceremony. Everything else went fantastic though. One of the happiest days of my life. =D
Nick: Everything worked out very well. A little over estimation on the alcohol, but that’s no biggie.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Curacao, beautiful get away. It was extremely peaceful and relaxing.