As the elevator doors opened, light quickly poured in to reveal a Gatsby-esque venue. Decked out in rich blacks and golden accents, we caught a glimpse of the large windows and headed straight over to take in the view of downtown San Diego. The skyscrapers stood tall, the sky blue as can be, and boats cruising around the harbor soaking in the day. It was as if the whole city dressed up for Kiyen & Gary’s wedding day at University Club Atop Symphony Towers!
The guys and girls arrived and tucked away into their rooms on either side of the long hallway, and our bride and groom got their private first look. Gary’s face went from excited surprise to a loving gaze as he took in his soon to be wife, savoring every spin and smile. She was dazzling!
Wedding Ceremony Overlooking Downtown San Diego
Once their guests took their seats, K & G’s children/wedding party made their way down the aisle. Arm in arm with her dad, Kiyen wiped tears from her eyes as she met Gary at the altar. They grabbed hands, giggled, and listened to their dear friend and officiant speak of their love story and the commitment they were making.
“The most remarkable moment in life is when you meet a person and it makes you feel complete. With whom you share a bond so special that it is transcendent and becomes something so wonderful that you can’t imagine your life without them.”
A Rooftop Reception to Remember
After portraits, it was time for the grand entrance! Wearing bedazzled sunglasses, this crew danced their way through the crowd to their seats for speeches and dinner. The couples’ siblings shared beautiful words about each of them and how their relationship has touched them. It was evident all day how important family is to these two.
Dinner followed by cake closed out the formal events, and it was time to move to the dance floor! Crystal chandelier, classic drinks, and a live band welcomed their guests and set the mood. The whole night, the dance floor was packed and the outskirts were filled with mingling and lots of laughter! What an amazing celebration!!
To the new Mr. & Mrs. Vilke:
Kiyen & Gary, we are SO happy for you both. We always see adoration in both your eyes when we’re around you and you make everyone feel so joyful and welcome! It’s no wonder your wedding was so amazing!
We wish you the very best and can’t wait to see what you do in marriage!! Congratulations!
Planner: Events Inspired – Lauren Hough
Coordinator: Claire Somers at University Atop Symphony Towers
Photography & Videography: Sherr Weddings
Hair & Makeup: Jen Hofmann
Florist: Sage Sisters
Caterer, Rentals, & Cake: University Atop Symphony Towers
Band: Kicks Band
Wedding Dress Designer: Carris by Mia Solano
Wedding Dress Retailer: LuvBridal
Wedding Dress Tailor: Poway Alteration Center
Veil & Crystal Headband: En Vogue Bridal Accessories
Bridal Shoe Designer: LLBubble
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: JJ’s House in Navy Blue
Groom + Groomsmen Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Groom + Groomsmen Vests & Ties: Barry Wang
Rings: Robbins Brothers