Japanese Friendship Garden | San Diego, CA.
Saki + Breandan
San Diego Wedding Photographer
Saki and Breandan’s Gorgeous Wedding At The Japanese Friendship Garden
The couple decided to tie the knot at the scenic Japanese Friendship Garden, located in San Diego’s historical Balboa Park. The park was created as a symbolism of friendship between San Diego and its sister city, Yokohama. The garden boasts of Japanese-style architecture, a koi pond, and even plants and flowers native to both Japan and San Diego. The Japanese Friendship Garden was a symbolic venue choice for the couple, because Saki is of Japanese descent.
Saki was a stunning vision in a short-sleeved bodice embellished with embroidery and beadwork. The dress revealed a simple, flowing train with minimal embellishments in its design. To pay homage to her Japanese heritage, Saki, her mother, and family members also wore traditional Japanese kimonos. Saki’s bridal kimono was made of red brocade embroidered with a floral motif.
Saki’s bridesmaids kept it festive in bright, floral dresses in light fabrics, perfect for San Diego’s sunny afternoons. Breandan opted for a simple all-black tuxedo and bowtie look, while his groomsmen wore printed bowties to add a bit of fun to their ensembles. Even Breandan’s dog wore a floral bowtie to join in the festivities! Saki’s bouquet and Breandan’s boutonniere, courtesy of Tess fresh Flowers, were an explosion of lush white and purple spring florals.
The reception was catered by The French Gourmet. The cake was a simple white and green multi-layer cake with flowers and forest toppings, and there were charcuterie boards on the cocktail tables before the main course. To add a Japanese touch, each table setting was decorated with little origami cranes. Impressions San Diego provided the music to dance the night away, and the event was planned by Ivory & Lace Creative Weddings. The event was filmed by Ryan Films San Diego, and photographed by Sweet Paper Media.
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