If you have ever been to San Diego, you know that frolicking around Balboa Park is one of the prettiest ways you can spend your day. Smack dab in the middle of one of So Cal’s greatest cities, it’s gorgeous, full of fun and the perfect spot for saying “I do” with your closest friends and family. Now add in a team of fabulous vendors (think heidi-o-photo, First Comes Love and Moments In Bloom), and it’s more than just a marriage celebration… it’s a crazy gorgeous party. See so much more right here in the full gallery.
From the Bride… Although Andy and I live in Los Angeles, I knew instantly that I wanted to get married in my hometown of San Diego. My mom is from Algeria so I grew up with a lot of North African culture and influence. We wanted the wedding to be Moorish inspired and feel intimate and romantic. We instantly fell in love with The Prado at Balboa Park because of the striking architecture, beautiful landscape, and historic details. Our favorite part of the location was the grand ballroom, where the reception took place. The ballroom features beautiful dark hardwood floors, hand-stenciled doors, ceiling and beams in Spanish motif. The ceremony location took place in a Spanish inspired garden with a reflecting pool in the center and a lush canyon in the background. We used different sized lacy lanterns and candles to enhance the setting and create that romantic ambiance.
My favorite pictures are the ones walking through the park with Andy. I love how beautiful the sun looked glowing off of the buildings as we walked through the streets. It was a night we will never forget.
Photographer: heidi-o-photo | Floral Design: Moments In Bloom | Cinematography: Rafael Pires Films | Bakery: Flour Power | Coordinator: First Comes Love | DJ: MyDJs | Officiant: Ceremonies By Bethel | Getting Ready Hotel: The Westin San Diego Gaslamp | Rentals: Concepts Event Design | Transportation: Elite Image Limousines | Wedding Venue: The Prado At Balboa Park