Introducing this beautiful and kindhearted couple, Sunaina and Matt, and their unforgettable Marriott Marquis San Diego wedding!
The fabulous wedding planning was done by the ever talented Lavish Weddings.
the love story (from the couple)
We met on OKCupid. Sunaina was Matt’s first date!
Matt, who grew up in Hawaii, and Sunaina, who grew up in Texas, first met over chai and hot chocolate at Ost Cafe in New York City. Matt remembers Sunaina’s serious and tough questions and feeling like he was in a job interview (“If there was one thing you could change about the world, what would it be?”). Sunaina says he advanced to the next round because of his kind smile and thoughtful answers. Both left the coffee date wanting to meet up again soon.
Soon, they were each learning more about the other’s world. Matt took Sunaina to Comic Con to play with geeks, and Sunaina took Matt to Farm Sanctuary to play with pigs. Matt helped Sunaina understand that she’s allowed to relax once in a while and exposed her to more board games than she knew existed, and Sunaina took Matt to her meditation group and taught him the basics of the flute and dholak.
A year and nine months later, Sunaina and Matt sat under a tree by a lake in Central Park. They read to each other words of gratitude by Thich Nhat Hahn and committed to spending their lives together.
Isn’t that beautiful?!
the wedding day
Their wedding was held at the gorgeous Marriott Marquis and Marina San Diego, easily one of our new most favorite venues in San Diego.
Modern. Chic. With amazing service.
And the views are beautiful
The view from their Presidential Suite where Sunaina got ready
We absolutely LOOOOVE Indian weddings.
All the beautiful details, texture and color
Gorgeous henna by Henna Trendz
Can you see Matt inscribed in her beautiful henna?
Isn’t Sunaina stunning?
Sunaina’s precious first look moments with her mother and father
And the emotional first look of Sunaina and Matt
Matt and his groomsmen started off the baraat celebration in this awesome ride!
Such an awesome baraat, led by the world-renowned DJ Rocky!
The baraat was followed by this beautifully touching wedding ceremony
The couple was surrounded by so much love in their awesome bridal party.
Then, we got to capture some of our most favorite wedding romantics with the wonderful couple.
That sunset and city skyline, GAH!
Their grand and elegant wedding reception at the appropriately named Grand Ballroom
Incredible decor and florals by ArtQuest Flowers
One of my favorite cake toppers ever! Look at that beautiful cake!
The guests danced the night away to DJ Rocky.
We even got a new assistant at the wedding. ADORBS!
Sunaina and Matt’s lovely first dance
One of our most precious couples we’ve gotten to capture ever <3
Dearest Sunaina and Matt, it was truly an honor.
Your wedding celebration was simply beautiful, surrounded by so much love, kindheartedness, and genuine care. We feel blessed to have met you and your loved ones and thank you so much for choosing our DPARK family. Congratulations to you both and your family for your lifetime of love <3
With all our love,
The DPARK Family
San Diego wedding vendors
- photo | D. Park Photography | @dparkphoto
- film | D. Park Photography | @dparkphoto
- venue | San Diego Marriott Marquis Marina | 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
- planner | Lavish Weddings | @lavishwed
- caterer | Natraj USA | @natrajusa
- florals | Artquest Flowers | @artquestflowers
- cake | Sweet Cheeks | @sweetcheeksbakingco
- dj | DJ Rocky USA
- bride’s hair/makeup | Dolled Up By Lulu | @dolledupbylulu
- bridesmaids hair | Dolled Up By Lulu | @dolledupbylulu
- bridesmaids makeup | Brisa Lauren
- Mehendi | Henna Trendz | @hennatrendz
- theme | elegant/enchanted