We pulled this lovely wedding of Sarah Gay and Kenan
Kunstal at Scripps Birch Aquarium
, out of our archives. We love the personal
touches and colors so much we wanted to share them one more time.
Connect: Sarah and Kenan met at UCSD
while enrolled in the engineering program. A mutual friend introduced the two
and they were soon inseparable.
Proposal: The couple was enjoying a weekend in Lake Tahoe when Kenan
planned a romantic dinner for two at a restaurant overlooking the lake. He was
too excited to even wait until dessert and popped the question at dinner
followed by champagne.
Celebration: They chose the Birch Aquarium for the spectacular San
Diego view. Their ceremony overlooked the ocean and the couple said their vows
as the sun was setting. They wanted their wedding to have a romantic, vintage
flare with touches of whimsy and sea life. The Amorology team created a custom
backdrop with bold black and white stripes, that read “Swept Away” to
hint at the sea life theme while still maintaining a sense of romance. Black
favor boxes wrapped in bakers twine held purple salt water taffy and also
doubled as their place cards. The tables were dressed with custom table runners
that were created by the bride’s mother, scalloped vintage chargers and
gorgeous florals in shades of rose and deep plum with guinea feathers. Table
name graphics displayed different silhouettes of the couple with “he said,
she said” romantic quotes. A dictionary was placed at the sign-in table
for guests to circle words that reminded them of the bride and groom.