Brandon and Sunjo were married in the exclusive location of Building 177 in Liberty Station. This spot is tucked away in the gorgeous neighborhood of Point Loma in San Diego, California. Building 177 is a lovely space with a sleek, modern style. Its array of floor to ceiling and clerestory windows allows for natural light to come flooding in to brighten up the space.
The couple shared an intimate first look at their ceremony sight before guests arrived. Brandon was beaming as he turned to see Sunjo in her elegant, sweetheart gown. A floral embellished cape flowed down from Sunjo’s shoulders to add a modern trend to her timeless gown. The bridal party walked the greenery-filled grounds for photos prior to the ceremony.
The ceremony was officiated by one of the couple’s close friends, Sergio. Their bridal party included many friends and the cutest flower girl, Esme. The bride, Sunjo, created a delicate, faux floral backdrop draped from a wooden bar for the ceremony. She also handcrafted the bouquets and boutonnieres from dried floral pieces!
Guests enjoyed an outdoor cocktail hour while the ceremony site inside Building 177 did a complete 180 to become the reception venue. The large cocktail space left plenty of room for guests to mix-and-mingle and even extended over to a nearby water fountain.
When the couple joined their guests for the cocktail hour they wasted no time! Brandon and Sunjo love tequila shots, which made for a great way to start off the evening’s festivities. After cocktail hour the bridal party made a grand entrance and their high energy was contagious!
Fresh, green garlands were placed down the middle of the dinner tables dressing up the space beautifully.
One of the grooms’ family members held the role of Korean emcee, making announcements in both Korean and English so that all the guests would understand. This was such a thoughtful touch that the couple added. They were all smiles as they swayed to their first dance. They were followed up by a welcome speech given by the Father of the groom.
Prior to dinner, guests took a minute to bless the food provided by Angel Catering. It was an extensive spread of Korean dishes loved by all! Guests ate while tequila continued to flow for the younger crowd!
The matron of honor and the best men gave wonderful speeches as they toasted to the couple well wishes and happy memories. Speeches were followed by wedding traditions including the father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, and the bouquet/garter toss.
The guests had a great time with the Photo Booth from Pixster. They laughed as they used props to snap keepsake shots of the fun affair. This crew definitely knew how to party! After dinner, many of the older guests left while the younger crowd continued to drink and dance the night away.
Thank you, Brandon and Sunjo for allowing us to be part of your very fun wedding celebration!
Location: Building 177
Coordination: At Your Side Planning
Officiant: Sergio Paz
Caterer/Bakery/Linens: Angel Catering
Bartender: Moniker Cocktail Co.
Photographer: Katrina Kim
Music: Kyle Dineen
Korean Emcee: Evan Choi
Backdrop for Ceremony: Raphaels for setup
Photo booth: Pixster Photobooth