Cari and Brad's Wedding

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We couldn't have had a better wedding day, and location was everything. Everyone commented on how beautiul the Park was....and how cool Modus was.
Just be sure to triple check ALL contracts with SD Park & Rec, ESP when using the Spreckels Organ. We learned 3 days before that there was a conflict with our start time and a Prado wedding...and it was not pretty. I'd recommend contacting the Prado separately before confirming your time with SD Park & Rec, bc their calendars are not as in sync as they claim.

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Vendors & Venues Reviews

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The Party Staff
San Diego, CA
Bartenders & Beverages

Very competitively priced. Professional staff. We bought our own liquor and they were licensed to serve it, making best situation out of venue.


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Garrett Photography
Del Mar, CA
Photographers

Wonderful to work with and beautiful photography! We enjoyed every moment with them and everyone still raves about his work.


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Third Coast Jazz
sandiego, ca
Bands/Live Entertainment

Lovely background music for an outdoor event. Very flexible with our indecision (they had to choose our first dance!) and issue of no sound system--they were able to bring their own that worked w the space and didn't overpower it.


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San Diego Party Rentals
San Diego, CA
Bands/Live Entertainment

They were late. This caused a lot of undue stress for our wedding planner and we wished it hadn't been so. Additionally, they did not have enough man power to set up as promised, again leading to a huge crunch during set up.


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Edelweiss Bakery
San Diego, CA
Cakes/Candies

The best tasting cake turned out to be the cheapest. they were so easy to work with! I choose an easy design with retro cake topper and it was the easiest wedding decision ever.


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My Gatsby
Fremont, CA
Invitations

Love. DIY-friendly. Nice selection of fonts. Great customer service. V competitively priced with a huge variety of options. You may or may not add your own touch of creativity, making a v professional and unique invite for half the cost.


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Balboa Park: Spreckels Organ Pavilion
San Diego, CA
Ceremony Sites

The space is lovely but know that you will compete with whatever other events people may have planned during that time, as it is a public park. We had several quinceneras photo-taking to the right throughout the ceremony and a group of obnoxious skaters making a bit of a ruckus. The center aisle is a bit problematic for perfectionists, if you're into the whole walk-down-the-aisle-thing. we rented stairs to go over the hedge, making a "straight aisle" (benches + stairs + pavilion were far from lining up w each other in a v symmetrical venue) but was difficult to make them secure.


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Patio B
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Reception Sites

Perfect for what it was but it took a lot of extra work. Getting clearance to serve alcohol on the premise was a feat--includes being insured & correct liquor licenses, plus security (to manage both party and keep outsiders out). A wedding coordinator is key here--we pulled it off w a team of very event-savvy friends (who missed entire ceremony) and a wonderful, local caterer.


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Modus Supper Club
San Diego, CA
Reception Sites

Once we got there on wedding day, Modus seemed like an absolute diamond in the rough. All of our guests raved. However, negotiating a contract with them was difficult at best (to be fair, it was very new to them). We should have ordered more food, less booze (our crowd drank like fish). The dj Modus selected, insisting he would know how to play the crowd with cool, vibe-y music, played stuff that was so background and vibe-y that even our hip anything-goes NY crowd couldn't get into it. We ended up having our dj friend and his iPod take over, lucky for us. No "wedding" music, just fun dj stuff w a good beat and familiar.


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San Diego Zoo
San Diego, CA
Attractions/Entertainment
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Mexico
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Attractions/Entertainment
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Sea World San Diego
San Diego, CA
Attractions/Entertainment
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Dinner on the bay
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Rehearsal Lunch/Dinner

One of my favorite spots but was unfortunately bitterly cold that evening.


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Holiday Inn Express Old Town
San Diego, CA
Hotels/Accommodations

We had some difficulty negoiating an after wedding Sunday brunch with the hotel prior to the event, but eventually came to a fine outcome. Once we arrived, the staff at the hotel was fabulous. They took great care of us and our guests. The location is great if you want to share the Old Town feel with out of town guests.


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