Michelle & Daniel’s wedding at The Butcher Shop Restaurant in San Diego and portraits on Coronado Island.
San Diego, CA
Photographer ● Aaron Huniu Photography
Venue/Catering ● The Butcher Shop Restaurant
Officiant ● Sherri Allen (Friend of the Bride & Groom)
Coordinator ● Rosalie Celestial, A Celestial Touch Events
Hair & Makeup ● Cindy Stirling
Florist ● Wholesale Flowers
Cake ● Edelweiss Bakery
Dress ● Galina for David’s Bridal
Chalkboard Sign ● Dawn Adams
DJ ● Wizardry Productions, Alvin Angeles
Guitarist ● William Wilson
Processional (Wedding Party) ● Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach
Processional (Bride) ● Bridal March, Wagner
Recessional ● Ode to Joy, Beethoven
Grand Entrance ● Theme from Rocky, Music by Bill Conti
First Dance ● Medley of Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers, What is Love, Haddaway, Aquarius, Original Broadway Production of HAIR, Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees, Beat It, Michael Jackson, and Lloraras, Willy Cologne
Father/Daughter Dance ● To Sir, with Love, Lulu
Last Dance ● All Night Long, Lionel Richie
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Michelle: There were several! However, my favorite part was when Daniel sang his personalized version of HANDY MAN during our ceremony. That moment epitomized both his heart and humor- two big reasons why I married him!
Daniel: The first dance! It was so fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it!
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Michelle: Plan like crazy and then let go of expected outcomes! We had to change our ceremony venue the day of the event due to rain. Our ceremony was exactly what I had hoped for, but I had to let go of the vision of exchanging our vows on the bayfront with the downtown skyline as our backdrop. We were lucky that we had wonderful people working with us who accommodated all of the last minute changes. Rosalie Celestial, our coordinator, and Mike McCampbell, the banquet manager at the Butcher Shop Steakhouse, went out of their way to help us and treated our wedding with the same care and attention to detail as they would their own. So, I would recommend surrounding yourself with wonderful people and hiring all of our vendors! They were fabulous!
Daniel: Plan and ditto what Michelle said.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Michelle: Dancing with Daniel!
Daniel: Dancing with Michelle!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We are going to take our honeymoon on our first anniversary next summer and plan to go to Hawaii!