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1st Grade Sweethearts Tie the Knot in Sunny Livermore

Although their romance didn't officially begin until after college, Jennifer has had a crush on Leo since 1st grade. 

In elementary school, Jennifer and Leo hung out in two different crowds, and Jennifer was heartbroken was she overheard Leo teasing her. Years later, they ran into each other at a bar, and he apologized for being a 6-year-old jerk. Leo asked her out to dinner, and her crush on him blossomed anew. 

Their sunny Livermore wedding featured a simple and modern aesthetic. The couple opted for an afternoon soiree rather than an evening event since they wanted lots of sunshine during their big day. The entire wedding was outdoors on a beautiful lawn at Wente Vineyards. There were lawn games (croquet, cornhole, bocce ball) and a bubble machine for guests to enjoy during the reception.

In honor of the groom's Japanese heritage the couple included the 1,000-crane tradition, displaying the paper birds behind the cake. Instead of doing it themselves, however, they asked their guests to make the paper cranes, so that each person had a tangible part of the presentation. The result was striking and beautiful. That wasn't the only DIY aspect of their nuptials. The couple made the colorful and fun ceremony arch display, and the bride's mom put together all the flowers including bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres. Jennifer made all the print displays and invitations. 

The wedding was truly a fun and sophisticated affair, culminating in the moment that the newlyweds made their grand entrance to the theme song of "Game of Thrones." Marriage is a battle, right? 

Photographer:  e&b Photography

Venue: Wente Vineyards

Vidoegrapher:  CES Videography

Musicians:  Musical Heart Strings

DJ:  Bring That Beat Back DJs - DJ John Laxa

Photobooth:  Black Tent Photography

Catering:  Wente Vineyards

Linens:  La Tavola Fine Linens

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Swedenborgian Church: Not Your Average Church Wedding

An extraordinary venue in the heart of the city with a secret garden and an historic sanctuary where you will be married by candlelight.

Church Street Flowers

Church Street Flowers is a full service floral boutique specializing in custom creations for every occasion.

Les Cent Culottes

French Lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery & jewelry perfect for brides. 

San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart

With over 125 Bay Area vendors and the largest selection in the Bay Area, the SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart has your wedding needs covered from head to toe. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,

Spa and Casino

Create cherished lifelong memories in the stunning alpine setting at Tahoe’s newly renovated and only lakefront 4-diamond resort. 

Nordstrom Wedding Suites -

San Francisco Centre and Valley Fair

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Dream a Little Dream Events

Custom wedding and event planning company for the stylish bride.