Victoria & Matthew
Photography By Love Art Photography
Japanese Friendship Garden
May 29, 2010
The Connect: Introduced through friends and co-workers.
The Proposal: Victoria anticipated the proposal coming, as they had planned a dinner at a 5-star restaurant later in the week. Matthew surprised her as he grabbed her with no makeup on and in her gym clothes as he convinced her to grab some food from Whole Foods. He had packed blankets, extra warm clothes and lots of other foods and drinks for a romantic picnic. Victoria was shocked he had planned this all and had no clue it was coming. Matthew told her a story of how he knew she was the one, she canít remember the exact words but saw a sparkling diamond ring and realized he must have asked her, so of course she said yes!
The Celebration: They chose a late afternoon ceremony at the rustic St. Francis Chapel in Balboa Park. They then moved to the tranquil environment of the Japanese Friendship Garden for the cocktail hour and reception which was decorated with olive satin belly bars, accented with coral peonies and organic stones, origami birds and crystal jewels dangling from the trellis. The guests then moved to dinner tables beautifully adorned with mocha and light sage linens, tall and short birch branch filled vases with complimenting coral peonies, white orchids and candles. The venue glowed as the guests enjoyed themselves and danced into the evening hours.
ďWith all the planning, donít neglect your relationship and make sure your mate knows the real importance is your wonderful life together after the party.Ē
CEREMONY VENUE St. Francis Chapel
RECEPTION VENUE Japanese Friendship Garden
COORDINATOR Fun with Jack, Bradley Snyder
OFFICIANT San Diego Minister, Rev. Grant Daversa
Love Art Photography (formerly AP Studios)
GOWN Mona Amie Bridal
Gentlemanís Tux Club
FLORIST & LINENS Fun with Jack
TK&A Custom Catering
CEREMONY ENTERTAINMENT Sacha Boutros
RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT DJ Johnny Sanchez
INVITATIONS Nic Roc Designs
HAIR & MAKE-UP Flora Wade
JEWELRY Tiffany & Co. and Leo Hamel
RENTALS & LIGHTING Fun with Jack
TRANSPORTATION Five Star Tours