Stephanie and Scott wanted a fun, colorful wedding, and that’s exactly what they created. Everything from the big picture items like the vibrant garden, delicious food, and super fun band set the scene perfectly. Then there were the minor details like the pinwheel escort cards, signage, homemade simple syrups for signature cocktails, and flip-flops for guests to walk through the garden path. And with Cavin Elizabeth Photography behind the lens, all of the colorful fun was captured beautifully.
From the groom:
Getting ready was really fun. Stephanie stayed relaxed and enjoyed the ocean view while Scott started with brunch and whiskey with his groomsmen.
We were so glad we did a first look. It was a really special time, and it was so nice to be able to relax together before the wedding. We walked around Balboa Park for photos, which was weird for Stephanie since she grew up seeing brides walking around there! Then the whole wedding party hung out and ate snacks (thanks to the best man) while waiting for the ceremony to start.
Rabbi Ian came in, and we signed our ketubah. It was a special moment with our families and closest friends. The ceremony itself was everything we wanted, and Rabbi Ian was really good at making us feel comfortable in front of everyone. It felt very personalized to us and true to who we are. All the guests loved Rabbi Ian’s fun personality.
After that the guests went to cocktail hour with signature cocktails (Scott made the recipes and simple syrups himself) while we had a moment to ourselves and took some pictures. Then we walked down the path and took more pictures. We had some time to walk around the reception to see all the details set up. After that was the receiving line, which we were happy we did since we had time to greet all our guests.
Before we knew it, it was time for our first dance! Then we asked everyone to join us on the dance floor, and they did! Everyone came to dance! The amount of energy was insane. Then it was time to eat. Some people danced through the salad course, which was adorable. After dinner were the toasts, then the father/daughter dance and the mother/son dance.
Then came the horah; luckily no one fell. People kept dancing and only took breaks for the cake cutting and to eat some dessert. Everyone loved the photo booth and Polaroid guest book. The wedding ended at 11:30, but people would have kept dancing for hours more. The whole event was super high energy and full of love. A lot of people said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to. Every detail was personal. People said the whole day screamed Scott and Stephanie.
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Photographer: Cavin Elizabeth Photography | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Blank Label | Dress Designer: Brides by Demetrios | Bakery: Bristol Farms | Caterer: Culinary Concepts | Beauty: Dezi V | Event Planner: Hannah Smith Events | Event Venue: Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego | Bakery: La Reine des Macarons | Officiant: Rabbi Ian Addler | Band: The Mighty Untouchables | Invitation Designer: The Paper Source | Floral Designer: whimsey florals | Submitted via Two Bright Lights