An Elegant Garden Themed Wedding at The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay | Becky & Nick

By, April 16, 2013

Although they currently live in Northern California, Becky and Nick originally met in San Diego. This couple knew they wanted to celebrate their wedding here, where it all began. Approximately nine months before their big day, they toured our property, The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, and promptly booked us as their wedding venue. Our tropical, waterfront location fit perfectly with the couple’s desire for an elegant, garden-themed event.

Becky and Nick’s ceremony took place right near the water, at a place known as the Bayside Lawn. This site has sweeping views of the sunset along Mission Bay, and easily accommodated the 180 guests in attendance.



Right after the ceremony, the guests were in for a surprise, as a huge fire truck pulled up to congratulate the new couple! Because Nick is firefighter in Northern California, he called in some favors, and arranged for a fun experience for everyone. It was also the perfect photo op!


The reception was held at our very private Banyan Lawn and Court. Our beautifully landscaped outdoor venue features a cluster of spreading banyan trees in the center of a courtyard, surrounded by flowering shrubs and water views.  There was plenty of room on the expansive adjacent lawn for cocktails and dinner, followed by a beautiful Southern California sunset, and dancing under the stars.


The couple arrived at the reception by way of our Banyan Bridge, which made for a memorable grand entrance! Once they arrived, they danced together for the first time as a married couple.


Because Becky’s main colors were eggplant and ivory, the hanging floral arrangements and crystal accents were designed to match these gorgeous hues.


One of our favorite features at the Hyatt is our cuisine. We lead the industry in offering a seasonal and locally inspired menu. In addition to this perk at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, Becky and Nick took advantage of our complimentary suite on the evening of their wedding, and also received bonus points towards any future hotel stays at any Hyatt around the world. Congratulations to this wonderful couple!


Venue: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Photography:  True Photography
Bakery: Flour Power
Tuxedo:Friar Tux Shop
Invitation: Invitation Box
Gifts and Favors: My Wedding Favors
Linens and Rental: Pacific Event Productions
Lighting and Decor: Pacific Event Productions
Florist: Pacific Event Productions
Musician: Ryan Hiller Music
Hair Stylist: Salon Pure Perfection
Makeup: Salon Pure Perfection
Disc Jockey: Tim Altbaum Productions
Wedding Dress: Trudy’s Bridal


Outdoor Garden Wedding With Cynthia Zatkin Events

By, August 30, 2012

Our company is made up of a team of four coordinators, each priced by experience level. Because of this, we are generally able to accommodate any date and budget!  We offer three types of “Full Service” packages, which are designed to fit a wide range of coordination needs. In addition, we offer hourly consultation, “Day Of” and “Month Of” services.

Recently, I personally had the pleasure of working with Adrienne and Ben, who are such a cute couple!  They chose our “I Can Do Some of the Planning” Package, which was just right for them. They expressed that they wanted a fun, outdoor wedding, with a little bit of a whimsical, retro style.

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Adrienne and Ben were excited about doing something a little different. They wanted an outdoor, garden style wedding, with lawn games and gourmet food truck catering. I encouraged them to consider Heritage Park, just above Old Town.

San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

It can be challenging to find an open green, grassy venue in the heart of San Diego that allows food and alcohol, so Heritage Park was perfect.  There are some logistical considerations, like bringing in all the rentals, and providing your own caterer. Adrienne and Ben could relax, though – as the event planner, we took care of all the details!

The cost to rent the space for the day is only $1,000. What a steal!

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San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

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Wedding in San Diego by Cythia Zatkin Events

Before the wedding, I had encouraged Adrienne and Ben to take bridal party photos at Balboa Park. The photos are gorgeous. Thanks True!

San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

San Diego Weddings by Cynthia Zatkin Events

Adrienne wanted a natural palatte with some brights thrown in. She asked all her bridesmaids to choose their own dress in a similar hue. They looked amazing together – coordinated enough to work well in a photo, and different enough to add a variety of tone and texture.  For flowers, Adrienne chose bright oranges, yellows, and red wildflowers to add a bit of pop. And  for the guys, Adrienne chose suspenders and a variety of colorful ties.

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The tent was my favorite part of the reception. Adrienne wanted a simple white linen and a khaki napkin, which we got from La Tavola, and dark wood chairs in banquet-style seating.  Blush Botanicals provided the centerpieces and burlap runners!

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We did a simple place setting, perfect for the outdoor environment, and placed retro lollipops in various bright colors inside all the napkins. The look was so cute!

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Adrienne and Ben hired the food truck Curiocity, and guests dined on sliders with parmesan fries, crab risotto, grilled cheese, and summer salad.  Yum!

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CAKE provided a variety of small cakes and pastries, which we set up on a dessert display just outside the tent.  That way, guests could see the treats awaiting them!

San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

Part of my job is setting up an amazing event – the other part is finding great vendors (like DJ J of J Soul Productions) that help make the party really fun.  I think my favorite moment was watching the guests surround Adrienne and Ben for the Hora.  This wedding was beautiful, a little quirky, and a ton of fun!

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Photographer: True Photography
Coordinator: CZ Events
Venue: Heritage Park
Officiant: Rabbi Ian
Makeup: Skin Care Studio
Linens and Rental: La Tavola
Invitation: G2 Gaeta Graphics
Florist: Blush Botanicals
Disc Jockey: J Soul Productions
Caterer: Curiocity Catering