I’m so excited to share today the next post about Emma + Chris’ super fun wedding at House of Blues San Diego!!! You’ve already seen their details… Today it’s time for their ceremony!
Emma + Chris’ wedding ceremony started a little late, as weddings often do. They were both actually ready, but traffic conspired against them, as one of their bridesmaids (who left almost two hours before the ceremony was scheduled to start, to make a drive that should have taken about 10 minutes each way!) got horribly stuck in an untimely snarl. While we were waiting, both bride and groom prayed with their bridal party members, and I remember Chris walking by the room where Emma was getting ready and yelling “I love you!!!” through the closed door. I was struck by how calm they both were, after such a delay. Don’t get me wrong – they were both full of energy. But it was mostly about getting this show on the road – not worry. They were ready!!!
Emma’s bridesmaid finally made it and we were ready to go. I started the bridal party up the aisle toward Chris, Lyndon, and our officiant Brendon. Bridesmaids and groomsmen, moms and grandmas. Until it was Emma’s turn. She’d told me the day before that she’d love to have the doors to the chapel close after the bridal party walked through, and then open for her. So I closed them after her Maid of Honor walked through.
Only apparently they’d been locked. I’m honestly not sure why I didn’t check; I am typically excellent about those things. But I’ll admit that it didn’t cross my mind until the usher (who was to help me open the doors) and I tried them. And they wouldn’t budge. After about 10 seconds that seemed like an eternity, a guest in the back row of the chapel came to our rescue (much to the other guests’ delight) and we were able to give Emma the grand reveal she wanted. But it’s a testament to how happy and sweet she actually is, because she kept smiling the whole time and only uttered, “Did that really just happen?” with a giggle before walking up the aisle with her father to meet her new husband.
Emma + Chris’ Whimsical Music-Themed Wedding at House of Blues San Diego Wedding Details:
- Venue: House of Blues (Ceremony at Naval Station San Diego)
- Planning, Design, Stationery, Reception Florals, Styling: Events by Elisa
- Bouquets: Penny Blooms Floral Design
- Boutonnieres: HBixbyArtworks
- Hair Flower: PetalBlushLove
- Cake: San Diego Desserts
- Catering: O’s American Kitchen
- Photography: We Heart Photography