Brides and grooms to be, rev up your engines for San Francisco's wedding event of the year on February 9th. It's our very own Wedding Event at the St. Regis, an elegant evening that's an intimate alternative to the hustle and bustle of traditional wedding fairs. It brings together the best of local wedding fashion, cuisine, cocktails and bubbly with expert designers to inspire your own special day.
Ana and David met while attending Princeton University, although both are California natives.
The bride, Cassandra Vivers, arrived in an authentic San Francisco trolley, and the ceremony was held at Old St. Mary's next to Chinatown. The newlyweds held the reception at the historic Presidio Film Centre. Luckily, Cassandra is a planner for the same company who catered/planned this event. The get-away car was a vintage, convertible Mercedes Benz, with romantic license plates reading "02 4 U." Her shoes were glitter turquoise pumps with red finishes, while Connor Ogara's, her groom, tie sported a "lucky horse shoes" print. Tablescapes featuring hardy flowers burst with bright orange color palette and linens were "Williamsburg" print in blue.
Kris Branco had long been Erin Thacker’s secret crush, and she had been his. But she lived in San Francisco, and he lived in Providence, Rhode Island. They saw each other infrequently when visiting friends, so it didn’t seem to be in the cards. But while dancing at their friends' wedding, they couldn’t deny their feelings for each other. “I knew that I loved him the moment my hand touched his,” says Erin. “He kept whispering ‘you have no idea,’ so I knew he felt it too.” Two days later, she delayed her flight to SF for four hours just so they could be together at the airport.
"We wanted to get married in a place that represented us as a couple," says Jessica. "We chose Cornerstone Sonoma because it's fun, different, and a bit kooky—it's not too serious, and neither are we." The bride's bouquet showcased the event's color palette. "I'm drawn to muted, dusky colors," she says. "We chose soft green, pink, orange, and gray-blue." Jessica's vows contained a line from Moulin Rouge, a movie both she and Tim love: "Come what may, I will love you until my dying day."
Prior to this weekend, if you wanted to experience the color, innovation and delight of Soolip (a lovely paper crafts, letterpress and stationery store) you had to visit the charming Los Angeles shop or get a small peek via their website. On Sunday, Soolip comes to San Francisco with a wedding event that promises to showcase extraordinary vendors.
Wedding planner Kathryn Kalabokes will never forget the moment the bride and groom locked eyes before this wedding at the Flood Mansion. “The couple made their own rules, and they chose to ignore the edict about seeing each other before the ceremony on the wedding day,” she said. “When she spotted him, her eyes filled with tears…it’s hard to describe the looks on their faces. I’ll just say that they are very much in love and it showed. It was beautiful.”
Beverley Siri got into the bridesmaids' dress business through the simple law of supply and demand. The clothing designer was making garments inspired by the 50s and 60s (reflecting her own personal style), and the orders started pouring in from bridesmaids who didn’t want to look like stereotypical bridesmaids. The demand was so great; it transformed her business into one of San Francisco’s premier destinations for wedding-party wear.
Siri shopped her own collection and has selected her personal bridesmaid favorites for San Francisco and popular wedding destinations from North and South.
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