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February 22, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Colleen & Peter

By sdwedding
6/27/2016  |  The Admiral Kidd Clubb

Colleen and Peter knew they wanted to get married where it all began and
decided to have their ceremony on the campus of the University of San
Diego. Colleen’s father is retired US Navy and he was able to sponsor
them to host their reception at the US Naval Base Point Loma Admiral
Kidd Center. Peter and Colleen both have very large, Catholic families
and were very grateful so many of their friends and family were able to
travel to their destination wedding in San Diego. Planning a wedding
from out of town, and planning a reception on a military base definitely
were not easy and they had more than their fair share of hurdles to
overcome. However, the day of their wedding finally arrived and
everything was magical. Everyone in the bridal party stayed at the Town
and Country Hotel in San Diego and while Peter and his groomsmen got
ready in the bridal suite, the bridesmaids and Colleen had their hair
and makeup done by the very talented artists in the hotel’s salon: Bella
Tosca Spa and Salon. After their pre-ceremony photos the party bus
shuttled everyone over to the Immaculata Church at the University of San
Diego. The traditional, Catholic ceremony was full of laughter, tears,
prayer and beautiful music. Peter is a member of the Knights of Columbus
Catholic men’s group and so they were fortunate to have their color
corps provide a sword arch for them as they exited the church in front
of all their guests. After the ceremony the bridal party went to
multiple locations around the college campus and the city for more
photos. The couple then arrived at the military base as guests were
arriving for their cocktail hour. Their florist, Mary Bowerman of
Elements of Style, decorated the waterfront location with a mix of
lavender, light blue and royal purple hues. The Admiral Kidd Center
served a variety of seafood, fruit and vegetable dishes to complement
the southern California atmosphere. Once they concluded the receiving
line at the cocktail hour the plated dinner service began. Guests
enjoyed salmon and chicken entrees while they played a photo montage of
images from their childhood. After a series of sweet, yet light-hearted
toasts, they cut their four tiered buttercream frosted wedding cake from
the French Gourmet bakery. The DJ, Lady Merrylin of Artistic
Productions turned the lights down and the dancing began! From Can’t
Take My Eyes Off You as the first dance song to Gangnam Style and
everything in between, they definitely had a great first day to start
their marriage!












Ceremony Location: Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
Reception Location: The Admiral Kidd Club
Photography: Libby Neder Photography
Videography: Cloudbreak Video
Florist: Elements of Style
Catering: The French Gourmet
The Immaculata Ceremony Location