Brenda & Jim Celebrate at the Japanese Friendship Garden

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Brenda & James first dance under the stars and market lights.

Brenda and Jim held their wedding ceremony and reception at the beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park in San Diego. I was ecstatic when Jim let me know he was engaged to be married! Jim has been in my Running Club for years and I have gotten to know him well.

What began early on in the planning process as a “simple” gathering amongst family & friends turned into a wonderful arrangement of good food, song, dance, lighting and atmosphere – and Jim & Brenda were even surprised that we ended up extending an extra half hour since no one wanted to leave! Everyone stayed and danced to the very end, plus some!

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Set & ready to go for the reception.

Everything was held onsite which is one of the benefits of the Japanese Friendship Garden. The ceremony was at the Ceremonial Gates. Guests were then escorted to the Koi Pond which overlooks the canyon for Cocktails and Hor d’oeuvres. We then moved guests back to the main Plaza for dinner, dancing over the remainder of the night. Continental Catering provided a great spread of food through the entire events! It was great to see Paula of Rae Florae as well!

All Lit Up!

We provided the Market Lights to cover the main plaza area. They looked awesome and provided a great ambiance for dinner and dancing!

It was a large arrangement of equipment and services for us:

Kudos & Feedback (UPDATE)

Soon after finishing Brenda & Jim’s wedding, I received a nice email.

Thanks so much for your services and for helping put together an amazing time for our wedding! Lights looked awesome, music was great and your help was very much appreciated! Everyone I’ve talked to loved the music and said you did a great job. The pictures on your website look great, too. We can’t thank you enough. The whole event came together much better than we could have expected and you played a big role in that.

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The ceremonial gate.

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Brenda & James in front of Ceremonial Gate.

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Unique table cards

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Set & ready to go for the reception.

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Guests enjoyed cocktail hour at the Koi Pond.

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Dinner got underway.

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The post-sunset provided a great backdrop.

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The “supermoon” was a part of the lighting too.

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Market light towers provided a nice dancefloor boundary

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Dancefloor area is ready to go.

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James & Brenda enjoy their first dance.

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Brenda & James first dance under the stars and market lights.

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Open dancing begins.

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Had alot of dancers in the crowd.

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Brenda & James got into it.

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Groovin’ at the Japanese Friendship Garden.

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Brenda & James groovin’ at the Japanese Friendship Garden.

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Groovin’ at the Japanese Friendship Garden.

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Her smile is addictive.

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That smile rocks!

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Ya think she had a good time?

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Last Dance!! Groovin’ at the Japanese Friendship Garden.

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Groovin’ at the Japanese Friendship Garden for the Last Dance

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Fun times on the dancefloor!

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Good times for Brenda and James!

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