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Dec 31, 2023
From the moment I met Patrick and Lucille, I knew they were special. So warm and welcoming, and so full of visions for their dreamy Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego wedding. As we sat in a very chic restaurant and bar in downtown San Diego, I grew more and more excited to work with these two. They shared with me how they were planning to have a live band, cocktail napkins featuring a picture of their cat, and a huge disco ball with flowers as a ceiling masterpiece. Not only that, but there would also be a designer dress, and a custom made champagne cart! All of these ideas make photographers go a little weak in the knees! However, the thing I was most excited about was to experience this day at their side, enjoying the beauty and the culmination of all of their work.
None of this spectacular day would have been possible without the expert advice and help of Krista Burroughs and her team at Paper Jewels Events. Krista, Patrick, and Lucille worked tirelessly to make this event absolutely stunning! Their attention to detail was superbly done. Everything was incredibly classy and yet personal at the same time. This personalization started with the invitations which were customized to show images of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church where the ceremony took place and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where the reception was held. They were gorgeous!
The day continued to be infused with their impeccable taste and their love for each other, their families and their friends, and their cat! Mia made it onto the napkins and the cake as well! There was an adorable little figurine of her on one of the layers. However, the two details that stole the show were the huge ceiling centerpiece and the champagne cart, both created by Pacific Event Productions. So much work went into both of these beautiful pieces and they were stunning, especially with the addition of flowers from Makenzie at Flower Bee Floristry.
All of the beauty of the day was truly lovely, but in the end, that wasn’t what I loved most about this wedding. Zack, Angelica and I were overwhelmed by the kindness, the generosity, and the absolute warmth from EVERY person we met at this event. Luckily, we were with this group of people from Friday through Sunday. We photographed the rehersal dinner at George’s at the Cove, the welcome reception at La Jolla Shores, and the brunch on Sunday at Yard and Sea. At each of these events we encountered some of the most lovely people we have ever worked with.
After getting to know Patrick and Lucille it should have come as no shock that all four of their parents were just was wonderful as they are. Not only that, but their friends were so welcoming and hilarious! To take it one step further, Lucille has a huge extended, Eritrean family and they blew us away with their kindness. Read more about our time with them and their beautiful traditions in this blogpost. We walked away from the weekend completely exhausted but also completely thrilled to have met the individuals we got to meet. This was another reminder of why we love our jobs so much. We are so blessed!
Mia, Patrick and Lucille’s cat made an appearance on the cake! Adorable!
Ceremony Venue | Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Reception Venue | Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Wedding Venue
Wedding Planner | Krista with Paper Jewels Events
Caterer | Toast Catering
Bar Service | Urban Kitchen Catering
Band | Lucky Devils Band
Event Rentals & Custom Designs | Pacific Events Productions
Specialty Rentals | Hostess Haven
Florist | Mackenzie with Flower Bee Floristry
Videographer | Blue Tiger Films
Desserts | Ice Cream Peddler
Bakery | Jenny Wenny Cakes
Invitations | White Letters
Bride’s Attire & Hairpiece | NK Bridal
Bride’s Jewelry | Collins Family Jewelers
Cocktail Napkins | Edinger Press
Embroidered Handkerchief | The Handkerchief Shop
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