Just got back from San Diego last night and we had a great time, not just at the wedding, but in general, despite not knowing enough to stay in the “Gas Lamp District” this time around. If/when we return, we’ll be sure to make our accommodations about 7 or 8 miles south of Mission Bay. Not that MB wasn’t nice, there just isn’t much there is all. But the wedding at Balboa Park, well that was something else.
First of all, it was just under 70 degrees, perfect wedding weather, really. Ethan and Jaimie were officially wed at around 4:20 PM or so in a very brief, non-religious, all about Ethan and Jaimie, ceremony outside Prado restaurant. This makes two such weddings in a row we have attended and from now on a condition upon which I may insist before RSVPing. Beautiful, succinct and nobody trying to get me to join their religion. After the initial ceremony, we adjourned to the courtyard for cocktails and then to the ballroom for the remainder of the ceremony, including what was probably the best wedding meal I have ever had. I don’t recall what the other options were, but I opted for the chicken and it was delicious. Not dry, not tough, and the preparations was actually a bit on the creative side, which never happens. In fact, the food at the wedding was better than at “The Red Marlin“, the overpriced restaurant at the Hyatt in Mission Bay.
The Prado ballroom was beautiful, as is much of the architecture and grounds of Balboa Park. We spent quite a lot of time walking around the park the day before the wedding, a rather quiet Saturday due to somewhat inclement weather (gray and a bit misty). Here are pictures from the whole weekend. Didn’t get a ton of good photos at the wedding, but it was beautiful and we were very happy to be a part of it. Or in attendance, at least.