Dre and Nate’s San Diego wedding kept things simple as to focus the day on their love and the beauty of their ceremony spot at Acazar Garden in Balboa Park. The chic duo brought along talented photographer Andrew Abajian to capture their day with an artistic perspective true to the couple’s aesthetic. The casual celebration ended at Cucina Ubrana, where friends of the newlyweds arranged sentimental dances for the bride and her father and the groom and his mother.
Dre and Nate
Balboa Park, San Diego, California
We’re very simple people. We wanted the scenery around us speak for itself without having to add extra fluff. We got married in Alcazar Garden in Balboa Park where flowers bloom all year long. We had our reception walking-distance at Cucina Urbana — an American Italian place that allowed us to customize our food items. The restaurant has an urban rustic feel. The decor of each venue spoke for itself. His aunt, the florist, added that extra sparkle with flooding the space with flowers. It turned out very romantic.
The first time seeing each other all dolled up. Damn, he looked so fresh! Our reception didn’t have anything planned besides food, drinks, and pictures. Our college friends hooked up their iPod to the speakers and put together the father/daughter son/mother dance. They played a song my father played on vinyl as I fell asleep on his big belly as a toddler.
The Couple Recommends:
Our photographer mixed right in with our friends and family. You wouldn’t have even guessed they were our photographers cause they were getting down with the rest of us! We love Andrew’s style/eye and we fell in love with our photos just as we did when we first saw his webpage.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Andrew Abajian
Ceremony Venue – Alcazar Garden at Balboa Park
Reception Venue – Cucina Urbana
Makeup Artist – Thorne Aristry
Hair Styling – Salon Ink
Wedding Dress – Brides by Demetrios
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss