Saturday, November 03, 2007

Naomi Katagai to Geoffrey Gamble

Red Letter Days was privileged to plan and coordinate the wedding of Naomi Katagai to Geoffrey Gamble on August 25, 2007. This was a fantastic event from start to finish and is featured in Ceremony San Diego Weddings & Events 2008 Magazine on pages 272-274. You can view it online here! What a thrill to be involved with a couple with such exquisite, uncompromising taste!

As you can see from this wonderful photo of Naomi and her bridesmaids, the event was elegant and modern.

The ceremony was held by the pool, overlooking the ocean.

Beaming and ready to enjoy the rest of the evening, everyone was seated at these gorgeous tables to party and feast.

The beautiful image below of Naomi in her kimono illustrates one of her favorite elements of the day. She loved "the diversity of our guests. Having Swedish toasts, Japanese kimonos, American food, and guests from literally all over the world. I loved our first dance."

And Naomi isn't one of those brides whose wedding went by in a blur. She says, "I actually remember everything pretty well. It has been pretty much etched into my brain!"

With an event like this, it's easy to see why!

The photo below, taken while guests were enjoying their meals, shows more of the amazing setting. Geoff says his favorite moment was "the view/ambiance from the balcony before sunset while eating dinner."

It wasn't all serene elegance, however. There was plenty of fun, too! One moment in particular sticks out in Geoff's memory: "Mr. Katagai, hands in the air, jumping up and down on the dance floor in the center of a sea of younger folk dancing to 'Living on a Prayer.'"

Congratulations to Naomi and Geoff! Red Letter Days is so happy to have helped bring about your special day. Best wishes for years of happiness to come!

Venue: Private Bird Rock residence on Windansea Beach
Photographer: Tande Di Lanatta / Di-Lanatta's Photography
Videographer: Uncle of Groom
Florist: Sue Merrill / Suzan M. Florals
Caterer: Axel Dirolf / Chef Axel Fine Catering
Rentals/lighting/linens: Concepts Party Rentals

Officiant: Pastor Mike Mitschke
Entertainment: DJ miz sku, Mike Tagart

Gown designer: Pronovias, kimono from Japan
Bridesmaids' dresses: Bari Jay
Men's formal wear: A Better Deal Tuxedo
Hair/makeup: Claire Young / Clairestyle
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Save the Dates: Dinky Designs

Childcare: Panda's Domestic Service Agency

1 comment:

A Better Deal Tuxedos said...

We would like to congratulate the bride and groom on their spectacular day planned by Red Letter Days. We appreciate the acknowledgment and we're pleased to have been a small part of their special day! :)

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