This San Diego City Skyline View Makes for a Perfect Waterfront Wedding Backdrop!

San Diego is home to some pretty amazing views but we think the waterfront city skyline view at Coasterra Restaurant and Wedding & Special Event Space takes the cake! Check out this super fun wedding at Coasterra! 

Kelsey & Marlon’s relationship started as a beautiful friendship which quickly grew romantic after a few months. Both Kelsey & Marlon are very into sports and lead healthy and active life styles together and separately. One of their favorite games to play together is a basketball game called “Knock Out”, a game Kelsey & her father came up with and used to play throughout her life. He passed away in 2011 and this special activity lives on through Kelsey & Marlon. While in Las Vegas for a volleyball tournament, Marlon decided to bring Kelsey’s father’s basketballs for a destination game of knock out where he proposed in the middle of the court! Fast forward to their Summer wedding in San Diego…

Kelsey & Marlon live in Northern California but have many roots in San Diego so decided to plan their destination wedding on the harbor. The day started with an early morning wedding workout at their La Jolla AirBNB where they also had their first look! Their wedding was held at Coasterra overlooking the San Diego skyline (one of the best views of the city, in my opinion). It was important to celebrate their families so Kelsey & Marlon kept their wedding party very simple and had their mothers (and Marlon’s grandmother) walk them down the aisle and their sisters as bridesmaids. Not to mention their adorable nieces and nephews as the ring bearer and flower girls! A table was also set up for Kelsey’s deceased father to attend in spirit. Their wedding was full of lots of personal details and DIY projects, including the seating chart done by the bride, the cake was designed and made by the brides sister, Karen Stiles and their guest book was a Wilson basketball.

What a gorgeous couples and what a perfect San Diego wedding day. Congratulations to the Wilson’s!! 

Photographer:   Paul Douda Photography//Cake Designer:Karen Stiles (Brides Sister)//Dress Designer: Dean and Willow//Floral Designer:Flower Box Creative Agency//DJ:Arthur Djartistic Mitchell//Cinema and Video: Focused Bliss Productions//Restaurant: Coasterra//

Star of India Wedding Points the Way Home to Love

The Star of India, built in 1863, is a magnificent atmosphere to celebrate life and love in San Diego! This iron-hulled beauty is the oldest active ship in the world (and a state and national historic landmark) and is the coolest nautical wedding venue ever (especially for these two San Diego natives!)  with the best views in town as it is right on the water! Jessica and Gregory's charming wedding photographed by Pink Light Images puts your right in the heart of this day of sun, sea and San Diego as you set sail for love and marriage! 


After their amazing wedding on water Jessica and Gregory, both foodies, headed to an intimate reception on land. They held their dinner at The Wine Vault & Bistro - one of San Diego's best kept culinary secrets! Insiders know this is the place to go for great food and wine pairings. The reception guests enjoyed a second cocktail hour with tray passed appetizers and then we moved onto a 5 course menu that was paired with wine and spirits. The ambiance was very simple yet romantic with an all white theme and two acoustic guitarists playing English and Spanish cover songs throughout the night. It really was a Bon Voyage! 

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Pink Light Images 

Ceremony Venue: The Star of India 

Reception Venue: The Wine Vault & Bistro 

Flowers: La Bell Bloom & Allen’s Flowers 

Stationery: Zazzle 

DJ: Cutlos Supreme 

Transportation: Uber 

Bridal Gown: Oleg Cassini via David’s Bridal 

Jewelry: Icing Jewelry Store 

Shoes: Aldo 

Groom’s Attire: Macy’s 

Men’s Shoes: Steve Madden