One of the last weddings of the “season”, at one of our favorite venues!
C.J. and David had exactly the kind of wedding we enjoy most: laid back, joyful, funny, and loving. As photographers we were thrilled to have the luxury of starting our day off by photographing around town with just the two of them. They live in the Mission district, so first we played around in front of the cool murals there, and then scooted across town to shoot with the more classic Legion of Honor as our backdrop. Their laughter was so infectious that at times Claire and I had to remind ourselves we were supposed to be working!
After that it was on to the quirky and very charming Swedish American Hall for their ceremony and celebration. Surrounded by the love and support of their closest friends and family (C.J.’s nieces wouldn’t let him out of their sight!) the night transitioned from a very personal ceremony, to a celebration that ended with all out goofiness in the photo booth. All in all, it was a day that in every way honored the love and happiness of this wonderful couple.
Event Planning: JoAnna Mina from Stacey & Company (LOVE her!)
Photobooth: Dominic Egan
Lighting: Leslie Weinberg lighting and design
Flowers: Tomoko Jarrell
Cake: Suzanne Hendler
Ever since she was a very young flower girl at her aunt’s wedding, Michelle knew what she wanted her own wedding day to be. A few weeks ago, after a great deal of hard work, planning, creativity…and help from her fabulous mom, that vision came spectacularly to life in a lushly romantic celebration.
A wedding like this one does not come together without the help of a truly talented team. Our part of the day was made so much easier by the photography assistance and tireless good humor of Dominic Egan, Julie Briggs Dunn of JBD Events, who coordinated with such skill and was just plain great to work with, and Lauren at the Westin St Francis, who was gracious even when we were asking her to set up ladders in the middle of a crowded room!
Planner: JBD Events
Florist: Mike Stone
Lighting and DJ: Verduccies
Band: The Fundamentals
Catering/Venue: Westin St. Francis Hotel
Cake: Bala the Cakemaker
Hair: Sherrie Long Hair
Shoes: Benjamin Adams
Makeup: Talia Wright
Perhaps it was because they were becoming old pros at it (having been married just the day before) but Cynthia & Christopher seemed entirely relaxed and in the moment on their beautiful Trentadue wedding day. It was a pleasure and an honor working with these two, and we haven’t a doubt that they are going to build a rich and fulfilling life together!
Event Coordination: Lisa Bravo for Amy Bridges Events
Dress design: Swati Couture
Jewelry: Swati Couture
Make-up & Hair: It’s A Date
Floral Design: Dragonfly Floral
Catering: Park Avenue