San Diego, CA
Photographer ● Aaron Huniu Photography
Bridal Portrait Location ● The Pearl Hotel
Ceremony/Reception Venue ● Bali Hai Restaurant
Coordinator ● April Alvarado (Friend of the Bride & Groom)
Hair ● Maria Peters
Makeup ● Annette Lyon (Bride’s cousin)
Florist ● Wholesale Flowers & Supplies
Caterer ● Bali Hai Restaurant, Lauren Batch
Officiant ● Virgil Brookins (Groom’s Brother-in-Law)
Cake ● Cristy Bell, Dinners by David (Bride’s friend)
Dress ● Dolly Couture
Tux ● Hugo Boss, Bloomingdales
DJ ● Gary Binuya
Photobooth ● San Diego Photo Booth Rentals
Transportation ● Chris’ 1966 Pontiac Catalina
Processional (Wedding Party) ● Canon in D, string quartet
Processional (Bride) ● Bridal March, Jonathon Cain
Recessional ● Music from final scene in Star Wars IV: A New Hope
Grand Entrance ● September, Earth Wind & Fire
First Dance ● You and I (nobody in the world), John Legend
Father/Daughter Dance ● Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder
Mother/Son Dance ● What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Cake Cutting ● La Vie en Rose, Louis Armstrong
Last Dance ● Deuces, Chris Brown
Katie and Chris’ Surprise Dance ● Hey Boy, Hey Girl, Louis Prima & Keely Smith
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Katie: Hearing Chris recite his vows he wrote. His lips were trembling as he spoke!
Chris: Putting the ring on my wife.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Katie: The most important thing is to have fun! Slow down and enjoy the company of your closest friends and family. It will be over so quickly! Also, brides try on your dress with your bra beforehand.
Chris: Don’t drink too much at your own wedding.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Watching everyone’s reaction as we walked down the aisle to Star Wars. Priceless.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Katie: I wouldn’t change a thing.
Chris: I would have the wedding on NOT the hottest day of the year!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We flew to Thailand and stayed at the serene and tropical beach resort Le Meridien at Khao Lak.