Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Jennifer & Kevin

4/2/2016  |  Admiral Kidd Club
Kevin, son of Angelo and Silvina Soares, and Jennifer, daughter of Joseph and Sherri Izidoro, grew up in Point Loma. Being of Portuguese descent and involved in the community, they were acquaintances since high school but never anything more. They connected over their love for soccer – his love to play and hers to watch. Kevin works on the Naval Base as a Fitness Trainer and is Head Coach for Soccer Team at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, Jennifer’s high school alma mater, and Jennifer is a Registered Nurse at Sharp Mary Birch. On their first official date, he took her to dinner at C-level followed by a movie, where he fell asleep. He had her heart from the beginning. Probably because instead of sending flowers to apologize, he delivered his Mother’s homemade Portuguese bread. Two and a half years later, Kevin returned to the site of the first date and proposed at C-level. Keeping it local, as they have grandparents who could not travel away from San Diego, they were married on April 2, 2016 in front of 270 family and friends at Saint Agnes Church in Point Loma and followed with their reception at the Admiral Kidd Club on the Naval Base. Only one of the Bride’s four grandparents were not in attendance. Before they arrived at the Reception, the Bride and Groom, along with the rest of the Bridal Party, made a stop at the Bride’s Grandmother’s home in Point Loma.

Jennifer wore her mother and her Grandmother’s daughter, Sherri Izidoro’s, dress. Donned with a corsage of her own, her Grandmother saw her eldest daughter’s wedding once again on her daughter’s eldest daughter. The dress was a long sleeve, high neck, A-line lace dress from the 70s, that was cleaned and altered by Margaret’s Cleaners in La Jolla. Capturing these last moments were Photographer Billy Economou and Videographer Royal Films, for which the Bride and Groom will be forever grateful. Her Grandmother past away 8 days later, April 10, 2016. Admiral Kidd was decorated in lanterns, gold mercury glass, baby’s breath, and candlelight by Flowers of Point Loma. The Best Man and his sister surprised the Groom with his guitar playing and singing the First Dance Song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. Because of the Bride’s love of dessert, gelato was served from Gelato Paradiso’s cart at the reception and a Dessert Table was full with baked goods from Kristie Durment. The reception was DJ’d by DJ Allen Walker, kept on track by Coordinator Jennifer Mitzven at Champagne Events, and beyond the talents of Billy Economou and Royal Films, the guests’ fun was captured by WeHeartStudio’s open air Photobooth. The Bridesmaids’ and flower girl’s dresses were a reflection of the bride’s long sleeve lace but black. The Groom, Groomsmen, Ring Bearer and Fathers wore traditional black tuxedos from Friar Tux. The Bride and Groom, two natives, chose to take their photos at Cabrillo National Monument, Liberty Station and Admiral Kidd Club, sights they grew up seeing and want to remember as their foundation.

Location: Admiral Kidd Club
Photography: Billy Economou Photography
Coordinator: Champagne Event Planning
Florist: Flowers of Point Loma
Linens: The Linen Lady
Entertainment: Festival Strings / DJ Allen Walker / Paulo & Amanda da Rosa
Catering: Admiral Kidd Club
Cake: Kristie Durment Desserts
Menswear: Friar Tux Shop
Desserts: Gelato Paradiso