On a beautiful Saturday in sunny San Diego, this couple prepares for the rooftop wedding of their dreams! #AllIDoisHuynh
I never knew anything about outrigger paddling while living in San Diego but that was not the case for Lucia Targett and Vinh Huynh. These two met while paddling for their outrigger club Kai Elua. After dating for a few years, the couple relocated to the Bay Area for Vinh’s work. Born and raised in Chula Vista, Lucia took the leap to leave her hometown to be with her love. The couple moved into their first Oakland apartment and began their Bay Area life.
Once Vinh proposed, the couple knew they had to tie the knot in the city where it all started. The couple began their destination wedding planning journey. Both Lucia and Vinh work full time and while planning a wedding is hard, it’s even harder when you are 500 miles away. The couple chose to have their celebration at the La Jolla Cove Hotel and Suites – a venue that offers beautiful San Diego views and sunsets that can never be forgotten.
Lucia and and Vinh needed to find a venue that offered all the things they needed in one place. La Jolla Cove helped the couple easily coordinate a caterer, photographer, DJ, florist and all the other necessary vendors for a great celebration. Once some of the details started to finalize, Lucia asked me to come along on one of her site visits to help evaluate the space and make sure that she had covered all the important details.
At that point, small touches were missing and Lucia wanted to make the space feel more welcoming and elegant. At the time, I was working for a local rental company and was able to offer the added touches that they were looking for. The rooftop space, while offering a beautiful view, had existing light posts that felt a bit out of place. We decided to string soft draping with market lights from the posts to create the environment we were hoping for.
Everything came together and the couple walked with their families down the aisle as they prepared to share their vows in front of their closest loved ones. The guests enjoyed cocktail hour as the wedding party took pictures across the street at Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Once they returned, the reception began and the party got started. It was a memorable night with laughter and tears. The festivities continued on to an after party at a local bar in downtown La Jolla. Needless to say, Lucia and Vinh were very happy with how everything turned out for their magical moment!
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