Emily married Gene on October 23rd, 2010 at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. This was a wedding full of fun and surprises. Gene and Emily are from the East coast, and they wanted something different for their wedding. Well what better place than the Wild Animal Park to set your wedding apart! Emily and Gene certainly had a wild side to their wedding style and it showed throughout the day.
There were so many great moments at this wedding, but one of the more special moments that come to mind is when Gene’s cousin sang a song she wrote just for them. His cousin just happened to be the lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. It was such a fun piece of their wedding experience. Although a very close runner up to this moment was when they had the live animal presentation for all of their guests to enjoy. I mean come on who doesn’t want to have wild birds and small wild cats running around their wedding???
There was really nothing that Emily and Gene didn’t think of when it came to their guests enjoying sharing in their whole wedding experience. Candice the event manager for the San Diego Wild Animal Park was a big help in making the day run smooth from start to finish. Their outdoor space was filled with hanging market lights so everyone could dance all night to great music provided by Bob from Artistic Productions. Now let me tell you there was no short supply of sweets at this wedding. Each guest was treated to lollipops from See’s Candies at their table setting, and even the kids had a fun animal inspired fun pack to play with at the tables. Sweet Cheeks Baking co. provided some great individual deserts for guests to try, along with an edible bird on the wedding cake! There was enough sugar to keep this party going all night.
I want to thank Emily and Gene for allowing me to be part of this amazing wedding. I had such a great time, and I will never forget the look on Gene’s mom’s face when they brought out the live animals….Priceless.
Thanks to all the great vendors who made this day happen!
Venue: San Diego Wild animal Park(Candice Trantor)
Photographer: Nariko’s Nest (Beth)
Florals: Artistic Florals (Patrick)
Hair: Emily Benitez: 619-823-2029
Make-up: Socal Makeup: Sara
Transportation: Balboa Transportation (Shuttles)
Masterpeice Limos (Towncars)