Caitlin & Dan have their priorities straight! When asked what their wedding style was, they responded they just wanted to have a fun and relaxed day. And by the end of the night, they got exactly the wedding they had hoped for. Caitlin & Dan got married at Kona Kai Resort in San Diego right on the harbor sand. The day was perfect and warm and they were surrounded by only 25 of their closest family and friends. We love the small wedding! To keep everyone laughing and having a ball plenty of games were on hand like corn hole, ring toss, Chinese checkers and an extra large Jenga! When it came time for their dinner, every guest sat at the same table [we are constantly touting the benefits of family style dining at weddings! love!!] to break bread and celebrate the happy couple. The whole day: the view, the beach, the bay, the games, and the set up was perfect! To top the night off, Caitlin & Dan shared their first dance with their toes in the sand and roasted marshmallows with their closest loved ones. What a great day for this beautiful couple!
San Diego hosts over 30,000 weddings a year for a good reason. It is usually sunny and gorgeous. But it can get quite hot here, especially inland, and contrary to popular songs, it does rain here.
Outdoor events must have adequate shade for guests, children, older folks and bridal party. Consider water, lemonade or iced tea for guests who will arrive early and parasols, fans, rented market umbrellas or tenting to provide reduced temperature and UV protection. No one likes to sweat in formalwear and full makeup - not you, your guests or your wedding professionals for that matter.
Also be sure to keep an eye on children and the elderly who may be especially susceptible to warm temperatures on such an exciting day! Keep them shaded and hydrated with healthy beverages. And as for guests remember alcoholic drinks may seem refreshing but actually end up causing dehydration so have plenty of water stations available.