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Prado Balboa Park Wedding Video – Trish & Brad

TRISH & BRAD’S 

HEARTFELT WEDDING VIDEO AT THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

BY: AQUA VIVUS

These two love birds seriously stole my heart.  This wedding video by Aqua Vivus brought me to tears.  I adore this sweet loving couple.  I was truly honored to be a part of the beautiful special day. 

 VENDOR LOVE:

SAN DIEGO WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OF MONARCH WEDDINGS

VIDEOGRAPHY: AQUA VIVUS

VENUE: THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

FLORIST:  JENNIFER COLE FLORALS

PHOTOGRAPHY: PETULA PEA PHOTOGRAPHY

TABLE RENTALS: ABBEY PARTY RENTALS 

LINENS:  LA TAVOLA FINE LINEN

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Stunning Gatsby Inspired Real Wedding – Highlight Video

JENN & CHAD’S  

STUNNING GREAT GATSBY INSPIRED WEDDING AT THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

BY: AQUA VIVUS

This was such a beautiful wedding… Jenn and Chad’s glamorous Great Gatsby inspired wedding so such a fun wedding to be a part of and design with Splendid Sentiments Floral Design.  Every detail was on par with the Gatsby theme from the flowers, her wedding dress, stationery, linens, mini champagne escort-cards, dessert display to even her special music selection. 

 VENDOR LOVE:

SAN DIEGO WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OF MONARCH WEDDINGS

VIDEOGRAPHY: AQUA VIVUS

VENUE: THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

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Opulent Gatsby inspired wedding at the Prado Balboa Park

JENNIFER & CHAD

PRADO AT BALBOA PARK

PART 2 – THE CELEBRATION

In this Social Butterfly, a Monarch Weddings’ blog, Part 2 “The Celebration” you will see stunning details of this blush, ivory, black and gold Great Gatsby inspired wedding  at the Prado at Balboa Park.  There was glitz, glamor, opulence and beauty.  There are many Gatsby  themed details from the mini champagne bottle favors with art deco designed place-cards, to the elaborate candy station (La Dolce Desserts) and stunning opulent floral centerpieces with feathers crystals and pearls (Splendid Sentiments Floral Design), to the beautiful laser cut menus by Whimsique and gorgeous rose gold, black and antique gold sequin linens and white and crystal lounge pieces from Concepts Event Design. And what would a Gatsby themed wedding be without a beautiful champagne tower?

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Stunning Gatsby inspired wedding at the Prado Balboa Park

JENNIFER & CHAD

PRADO AT BALBOA PARK
PART 1 – PRE-CEREMONY & CEREMONY

It’s so much fun to design around a beautiful theme and this one is one of my favorites.  This stunning was wedding a the Prado at Balboa Park was inspired by Great Gatsby and the art deco designs of the 1920’s era.  There was glitz, glamor, opulence and beauty.  From the beautiful Gatsby inspired invitation with it’s black laser cut design with gold and ivory color pallet (by Whimsique) to the beautiful and intricate detail of the beading of the subtle blush tones wedding dress, to the opulent florals centerpieces with crystals, pearls and feathers (Splendid Sentiments Floral Design), to the Mini Champagne Favors/place-cards with themed art decor designed place-cards to the beautiful champagne tower and sequin glamorous linens (Concepts Event Design) and even the Great Gatsby themed music – you felt and saw the theme throughout.

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Exciting News! Preferred vendor at The Prado at Balboa Park
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 EXCITING NEWS FOR MONARCH WEDDINGS!!!! 

As a San Diego native, Balboa Park has been a long time favorite places to visit in San Diego.  When I was young, my mom would take us kids down to Balboa Park to walk around and see all the beautiful sites of the Park and Museums. I feel in love with the beautiful architecture, the sites and sounds, and the experience of learning more about San Diego’s history.  As I began my journey as an event planner, The Prado at Balboa Park was a popular event spot and I was blessed to have opportunities to manage  weddings at the venue.  The Prado at Balboa Park quickly became one of my favorite venues to manage events at in San Diego.

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Vibrant tropical inspired Prado Balboa Park Wedding – Part 2
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NICK & JACKIE

THE PRADO AT BALBOA PARK – SAN DIEGO, CA

PART 2 –  THE CELEBRATION

It was such an honor to have the wonderful opportunity to work with this adorable fun loving couple (Nick and Jackie).  As you will see from the images captured by True Photography, this was such a vibrant, pretty and really FUN wedding.

After the ceremony at the Wishing Well, guests enjoyed cocktails & delicious appetizers while listening to the sounds of a Mariachi band playing in the Courtyard.  Then moving inside the Prado Ballroom, It’s easy to see from the images captured… the energy of this wedding was… fun… fun…fun!!!

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Vibrant tropical inspired Prado at Balboa Park Wedding – Part 1
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NICK AND JACKIE

THE PRADO AT BALBOA PARK – SAN DIEGO, CA 

PART 1 – PRE-CEREMONY & CEREMONY

It was such an honor to have the wonderful opportunity to work with this adorable fun loving couple (Nick and Jackie).  As you will see from the images captured by True Photography, this was such a vibrant, pretty and really FUN wedding.

Both bridal parties got ready at the Marriott Downtown San Diego then a stretched limo over to the Prado at Balboa Park for the pre-ceremony photos, First Look,  ceremony and reception.  At the end of the evening, many guests and the entire bridal party ended up back at the Marriott for the fun “after-party”.

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Beautiful Purple, Ivory & Gold Prado Wedding ~ Part 2
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SARAH & KYLE ~ A PERFECT MATCH.COM PART 2

DECOR DETAILS AND THE CELEBRATION!

  Part 2 of the Sarah & Kyle’s beautiful purple, ivory and gold wedding at the Prado at Balboa Park in San Diego showcases the details of the decor in the reception and the rest of the couple’s beautiful and fun wedding day!

It was such a wonderful experience pairing up with Bethany at Splendid Sentiments on the floral design & decor or this wedding. Bethany and her team went above and beyond in creating the beautiful floral pieces for each wedding location at the Prado... I especially loved the escort card table with it’s vignette of florals at the base of glass cylinders and the large gold Mazanita dripping with crystals & candles.   The darling paper elements created by Whimsique Designer Invitation and Stationery really helped pull the theme and look together. While Cole Joseph Photography & Luke McCain Videography were great to work with,  professional and really captured the magic of the day.  I was so honored to work with such an awesome couple and professional team of vendors!

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Beautiful Purple, Ivory & Gold Prado Wedding ~ Part 1
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SARAH & KYLE WEDDING AT THE PRADO

A PERFECT MATCH.COM PART 1

Their beautiful San Diego Wedding was at the historical Prado at Balboa Park. Balboa Park is perfect place for a San Diego Wedding and it makes for the perfect backdrop for amazing photos with it’s beautiful museum buildings, wishing well and ponds, long stunning hallways and arch ways, the “Blue” & “Wood”door, Koi pond, gardens and so much more.

This location was extra special to Sarah & Kyle, as this was where they had their first date.  Having first met through Match.com, their love blossomed and eventually Kyle took Sarah on the Ellen Degeneres show (Sarah’s favorite show) and to her surprise proposed on national TV. Then to both their surprise, Match.com donated $50,000 to their dream wedding. I can’t think of a couple more deserving of this wonderful blessing!  Their smaller wedding turned into a larger scale, beautiful destination wedding in San Diego – and of course, what better place than where it all began, The Prado at Balboa Park. From there they were asked to be guest judges on Cupcake Wars and the winning pastry provided them with cupcakes for their fun beachside Rehearsal dinner at Breakers Beach Deck in Pt. Loma, which was filmed for one of their episodes. For photos and details on the Cupcake Wars Rehearsal dinner, click here: Rehearsal Dinner Breaker’s Beach Pt. Loma

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