Andaz San Diego - US Grant - St. Joseph Cathedral - El Cortez Wedding

November 06, 2019




Boys and girls, this swanky wedding has the market cornered on gorge. Married at St. Joseph Cathedral in San Diego, Annie and Mark’s big day’s killer style has everything to do with our gorgeous bride.

Our stunning bride slayed in her curve-hugging Elise wedding dress, and her groom rocked a grey tux. So sharp, just like the rest of their day. The best part of their whole day? The sweetness between these two. Check out the captures of them loving each other below and you’ll see exactly what we mean!

The boys got ready in the historic Andaz San Diego

Plan your idyllic wedding in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, with 17,000 square feet of venue space. Choose the sunset over the surrounding cityscape as your backdrop, or opt for one of our stunning indoor venues like the opulent Gallery.

Meawhile, Annie was getting dressed at the luxurious The US Grant

  • An iconic wedding destination, THE US GRANT provides the ideal setting for a timeless celebration

  • Regal and refined, Crystal Ballroom is an elegant banquet hall in the center of downtown San Diego

  • One-of-a-kind weddings occur in our Bivouac Ballroom, featuring stunning architectural details

  • Enjoy the anticipatory services of our wedding planners, who will ensure your celebration's success

  • Dazzle guests with creative catering; our culinary team can craft a sumptuous wedding menu

  • Inquire about our wedding room blocks and accommodate your guests at our five-star historic hotel

The ceremony was held at the magnificent St Joseph Cathedral.

The overall purpose of marriage preparation with the community of the Church is to assist you in evaluating your readiness to live the married life, which, between two baptized persons, is a Sacrament. The primary purpose of the Church’s efforts is not to teach you how to be married, but rather, to help you better understand yourselves, as well as your commitment to living this vocation. Likewise, the Church needs to emphasize how important you as a married couple are to the life of the church. In order to assist you in making the best possible decisions regarding your marriage and to help you prepare well for this Sacrament, the Church provides guidelines and instructions. What follows are the pertinent guidelines and other items of information that will be helpful to you as you prepare for your marriage. (These guidelines follow the norms that have been established through the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego).

The beautiful thing about about our small downtown, here in San Diego, is that the best locations are right around the corner.  After ceremony we headed over to Balboa Park.

After about 45min at Balboa Park it was time to head to the reception at El Cortez.  The esteemed Don Room and Terrace is the perfect choice for your special event. The classic and stunningly beautiful octagon shaped Don Room with 24k gold leafed ceiling, is an ideal setting for events and flexible to most any format. Adjoining the Don Room is a 10,000 square foot outdoor Terrace. The area comes alive with exquisite lighting, and our first class bar service offers drinks to delight and warm the spirits. Whatever the occasion our pre-determined layouts offer ease when planning your special event!



wedding dress: Elise  | photographer: Michael Svoboda Elite Photography | venue: El Cortez Don Room | florals: Blush Botanicals | hair + makeup: Ashley Fierro | wedding coordinator: Jessica Beiriger | party rentals: Enticing Tables| | caterer: Continental Catering| transportation: Old Town Trolley


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