Melissa + Stewart – Balboa Park Prado

We were absolutely honored to get to work with one of our fellow wedding vendors for her special day! We have worked with Melissa at I do Weddings and events at countless weddings over the years. She is just an awesome person and we’re so glad that she had such a beautiful wedding day with her new husband and her son. The Balboa Park Prado is so iconic and beautiful and classy, just like our couple of the hour!

They had an intimate event with just their closest family and friends. Melissa was just beaming and we just loved her beautiful veil. After she got ready, she had a lovely first look with her son. It was so special and really relax both of them. After her first look with her son, she had a first look with her groom! I loved the long walk through the archways as she approached Stewart. And he was so incredibly sweet in his reaction. They did some photos then headed to the ceremony.

The ceremony was on the balcony attached to the room where the reception was. Melissa’s son walked her down the aisle and Stewart and Melissa shared vows. Bethel, their officiant had very kind words to share about the both of them. Their vows were very sweet and meaningful. And I love that Melissa said that her vows were privileges rather than promises.

After the ceremony they did photo time with family and then all around Balboa Park. The guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the opposite balcony overlooking Balboa Park Prado. They enjoyed food, signature cocktails, and a photobooth. Then everyone moved into the room to enjoy a fabulous dinner together around a King’s table. The decor was just lovely and on point with the beautiful welcome sign and the bride and groom outfits as well! They shared a first dance and cake cutting with Melissa’s son. It was just such a classy event and we had such a great time. We hope you enjoy these lovely people at their beautiful wedding!

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Music – Heart Fall, by Josh Etheridge, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Balboa Park Prado

Planner – I do…Weddings and Events

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – True Photography

Officiant – Ceremonies by Bethel

Hair and Makeup – Audra Rene & Thorne Artistry

DJ – B’Entertained

Flowers – Organic Elements

Cake – Sweet Cheeks Baking

Photobooth – Pixter

Rentals – Chiavari Chairs