As a wedding coordinator, I sometimes get the special treat of helping my dear friends carry out their big day. I recently had the chance to work with my friends Bob and Diana for their wedding at the San Diego Rowing Club.
Diana and I went to high school together, and one of Diana and Bob’s very first dates was my wedding. I adore these two, and because of our history, my involvement in this wedding went above and beyond a couple/consultant relationship. I even held their rehearsal dinner in my home!
Although Diana and Bob now live in Los Angeles, they met in San Diego, and lived here for a long time. They selected the Rowing Club as their wedding venue because of its long history in San Diego, and its incredible bayfront location. Their wedding definitely achieved the outdoorsy, fun, and relaxed vibe they were going for.
Diana and Bob had a really clear vision of exactly what they wanted. They also leaned on me for recommendations, creative ideas, and floral design. Because we were using white florals, I grew succulents in my backyard to accent the bouquet.
Diana’s father helped the couple to design a neat backdrop for guests to take fun photos, which would later be turned into a guest book. With the photo station placed near the bar and water, it was fun all night!
The bay and boats added a really fun texture to portraits, and I heard a ton of guests commenting how “San Diego” the wedding felt.
My husband Brett is a jeweler, and he helped Bob with Diana’s gorgeous ring and wedding band. I was really lucky to be there for the proposal, and each step of the process.
Diana and Bob did an excellent job keeping true to their vision, and putting the focus in areas that were important to them, like good music, food and photography!
A few weeks before the wedding, the couple came to my home to drop off supplies. They spied sparklers, and I had to fib — telling them they were for another client. It was a fun surprise for the end of the night!