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.

In this Social Butterfly, a Monarch Weddings’ blog post, Part 1 “Pre-Ceremony and Ceremony” of this stunning Great Gatsby inspired wedding you will not only see, but you will feel the elegance, softness and romance of the wedding day. More details and over the top beauty in Part 2 “The Celebration” coming soon.

Getting Ready, First Look & Pre-Ceremony Photos:  US Grant Hotel, Downtown San Diego
Ceremony at the Wishing Well at the Prado at Balboa Park –  Colors: Blush, Ivory and Gold
Receptions at the Courtyard & Ballroom at the Prado at Balboa Park –  Colors: Black, Gold and Ivory and Blush

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Beautiful Great Gatsby inspired laser cut invitation by Whimsique Invitation

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The soft muted blush bridesmaids dresses and bride’s wedding dress were stunning. I also loved the Bridesman Vera Wang tuxedo.

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Love the anemones in this bridesmaids bouquet and the feather details in this centerpiece at the ceremony.

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Wishing well at the Prado at Balboa Park.

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I’m in love with this stunning floral work, draping and chandelier by Splendid Sentiments Floral design.

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Memorial Candle at the wishing well was lite during the ceremony to honor those who are no longer with us, but there in spirit.

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Wishing well at the Prado at Balboa Park. Scrolling petal path and stunning wishing well decor.

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Welcome table, we style in a vintage vignette with perfume bottle, feathers, pearls, and an antique jewelry for the card holder.

 

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Used a antique jewelry box for the card box.

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Vintage vignette for welcome table, complete with the couples engagement photo.

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Now that’s an awesome look of excitement on this beautiful bride’s face!

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The muted Blush Bridesmaids dresses were so stunning!

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VENDOR LOVE:

SAN DIEGO WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OF MONARCH WEDDINGS

VENUE: THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

FLORIST:  SPLENDID SENTIMENTS FLORAL DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY: TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY

VIDEOGRAPHY: AQUA VIVUS

LOUNGE, LINENS, CHAIRS, CHARGER PLATES & NAPKINS : CONCEPTS EVENT DESIGN

PAPER ELEMENTS: WHIMSIQUE

CAKE: FLOUR POWER BAKERY

DESSERT STATION: LA DOLCE DESSERTS

LIGHTING: SAN DIEGO EVENT LIGHTING

PHOTOBOOTH: PIXSTER PHOTOBOOTH

CEREMONY MUSICIAN: CAPRICE STRINGS

ENTERTAINMENT (DJ): COLLECTIVE CHAOS- DJ THOMAS JAMES

 

SAN DIEGO WEDDING PLANNER –  MONARCH WEDDINGS, LLC
KELI CHRISTENSON – FOUNDER / CERTIFIED EVENT PLANNER / DESIGNER
www.monarchweddings.com
PH. (858) 480.9332  /  E. info@monarchweddings.com