Destination Wedding at Paradise Point

The Location

Paradise Point, a tropical oasis was the stunning location for the wedding of Erim and Yasemin. The couple flew in from the east coast for their destination wedding in the Mission Bay area of San Diego, California.  Guests who stayed at Paradise Point were welcomed with welcome tote bags which included personalized wine glasses.



The ceremony was situated on the Island Point Lawn, a lush tropical spot overlooking the San Diego bay. It was a small, intimate wedding celebration. 


The small bridal party included a maid of honor, best man, junior bridesmaid and three adorable children! Kate, the ring bearer carried in the rings in a box, while Wells and Ahenk were the flower girls. The officiant was a good friend of the groom so the ceremony was very personalized. 



The Design


The color palette of this intimate wedding included golds, ivories, peaches and pinks. Diane, of Whimsey Floral curated lovely floral pieces and centerpieces for the day. 



At the cocktail hour, there was a canvas welcome sign with a natural designed garland.


Cocktail Hour

The cocktail hour and dinner took place on the Paradise Terrace. The couple joined cocktail hour spontaneously and mingled with their guests! There was a display of old photos of the couple’s parents on the guestbook table which was a nice touch. 



The couple’s first dance was to “She’s A Rainbow,” by the Rolling Stones. The father of the groom and father of the bride welcomed all of the guests and thanked them for traveling in from all over the world for the wedding. Market lighting added a romantic ambiance to the dinner area. The bride’s parents traveled from Turkey and bride had not seen them in a while. The look on her father’s face when he looked at her was so sweet. The love between the family was so apparent!


Toasts & Dances

After dinner, the best man and maid of honor said toasts. The maid of honor spoke in both English and Turkish so that the Turkish family members could enjoy what she had to say. Yasemin danced with her father, and then Erim danced a traditional dance with his mother. The rest of the evening guests were free to mingle, dance, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and each other.



Cute Cakes designed the dessert display which included cream puffs, macarons, dipped Oreos, Rice Krispie treats, vegan cupcakes, cheesecake bites and a traditional wedding cake.


This wedding celebration was fun and intimate.  There was a sweetness in the air to the festivity and the small size allowed the bride and groom to enjoy everyone’s company!


Thank you

Thank you Erim and Yasemin for allowing At Your Side Planning to come alongside ad make your special day amazing!


Location: Paradise Point

Coordination: At Your Side Planning

Florist: Whimsey Floral

Photographer: Paul Barnett

Videographer: Charlie Walkrich

DJ/Band: Justin Kanoya

Beauty: A New Twist 

Bakery: Cute Cakes

Officiant: Morgan Williams

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