I imagine international couples face this problem all the time, I am from X you are from Y, hum, how do we get everyone in place Z!? Sure there are a few different ways a couple can go, Natasha Chadwick & Chris Cormier took the, we'll come to you approach! The couple first headed to Bali for a secluded destination wedding, then took off for San Diego to celebrate state side with friends & family. After the gallery, check out a word from California wedding photographer Siegel Thurston Photography who gieves their first hand account of the day, I wan to point out one super fun thing this couple did. Having already had their wedding cake in Bali, they opted for a wedding cake… PINATA!! I mean seriously, how fun?!
A Note from Siegel Thurston Photography:
Australia to Bali to San Diego. Tash and Chris were legally married in Australia where they live before heading off to Bali for a beautiful destination wedding. We met up with this creative couple in San Diego where they had planned a fun wedding celebration for Chris’s friends and family at the House of Blues. Having done the traditional celebration already, Tash and Chris did the cutest thing and got ready together in their suite at the Andez. It was really fun to see Tash adjusting Chris’s bow tie and suspenders, and all the smiles given back and forth as they put on their shoes.
The day had a very relaxed and easy going feel. So after getting ready, the four of us headed off for a photo adventure walk around downtown. It didn’t take us long to happen upon the famous Vin De Syrah in the Gaslamp district. This was a great time to get out of the warm sun and for the two of them to grab a pint together. The decor in this “down the rabbit hole” bar was a perfect match for Tash and Chris’s attire. In contrast to Vin De Syrah, Tash also wanted photos at a dive bar. The nice bartenders at Vin recommended Star Bar just across the street. It was even more fitting when it also turned out to be one of Chris’s old hangouts. This awesome little dive bar was loaded with regulars and bursting with character. They had a quick beer together for photos and we were off to the House of Blues to meet up with all their friends.
It turns out that Chris is friends with a number of the members that make up the band Londons Falling. They came out on the House of Blues stage and played a rocking set to welcome our couple and their guests to the floor. The night was filled with memorable speeches, a pinyata cake in place of a pastry one, and their cousin dancing out the entire history of dance for everyone.