On July 9, 2011 (7.9.11), I married my best friend. We had the wedding of our dreams, and we will never forget all the special details of our day. I spent a year planning the wedding, and it turned out better than we could have ever imagined. We know how fortunate we are to have memories like this, I am so glad that we got to share our day with so many of our friends and family. Prepare yourself for a LOT of pictures!
I've also listed our vendors throughout the post, but I will link my yelp list at the end so you can hear our experiences with our vendors in more detail if you're interested.
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My good friends threw me a bachelorette party, and I'm so glad my sisters were able to come from the East Coast to help me celebrate!
The wedding day...
We got ready in the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. My sisters, mother, mother-in-law, grandmas, and I parted ways from the men early in the morning, as we headed to Joseph Cozza Salon to get our hair and make-up done. We had a lovely morning!
My sister, and maid of honor, helped me squeeze into my gorgeous corseted gown which was the Sottero and Midgely Adorae.
The very talented Natasha, from Waterlily Pond Floral Design, did our flowers for the ceremony and reception. My bouquet was red roses, and the Maid and Matron of Honor had white Calla Lilies.
Our wedding invitations were specially designed to incorporate all of the information we needed to give to out of town guests (which made up more than half of our guest list). And I'm still enamored with my red patent leather wedding shoes from Cole Haan!
My beautiful flower girls, (left) my niece, Haley, and (right) my daughter Sienna! Their dresses were specially made to match our theme!
The men got ready in their own room. Getting ready, for them, meant 5 minutes to get dressed, and an hour to drink! Lucky men...
Our Ceremony was held at Saint Patrick's Church. It is a gorgeous San Francisco landmark, as you can see in this "aerial" shot that our awesome photographer, Ron Griggs, captured beautifully.
My handsome ring bearer and son, Blake, holding his ring pillow made of flowers.
Our happy little family!
My first look! We had our reception at the City View at the Metreon. It was stunning (obviously... see my face... haha)
Our Shrimp Luge!
Our gorgeous Manzanita Branch centerpieces.
I think the most noteworthy part of the reception was definitely the food. We were SO fortunate to have all of the best chefs from Tavistock Restaurants creating and executing our menu, including a Carving Station, Charcuterrie, Salad Station, Pasta Station, Seafood Station, and Dessert Station.
Our gorgeous, and absolutely to-die-for cake, with one layer of red velvet, and one layer of banana cake, frosted with cream cheese frosting, and decorated with music notes!
Most of the culinary "team"! We owe most of the credit to them :)
Our homemade card box!
My sister and I's matching tattoos (ILM of our grandfathers), aaaaaand my red shoes ;).
The gorgeous view from our sweetheart table <3 (P.S.- how awesome is our dance floor?!)
Our AMAZING DJ - Vaughn Wooster (Von Woo)
That was our amazing day in a nutshell. I tried to limit my photo sharing, as we had thousands of pictures. If you have any questions about vendors or planning a wedding in SF, please feel free to contact me! Here is my yelp page... How to plan a wedding that doesn't suck.
Wish I could do it all over again!!