Erica and Grant’s wedding was quite spectacular – so much so that it has been published in Ceremony Magazine, and blogged about many times! It really was a San Francisco dream wedding, and the best part was getting to design it, AND bridal bootcamp train Erica.
Erica and Grant desired a theme that was “modern elegance,” combining the old world aesthestics of the Mark Hopkins hotel in San Francisco, with their more modern tastes, and a little bling. The peacock was our inspiration for the rich colors, thanks to the Peacock Court at the venue, and there was even a touch of feathers in Erica’s bouquet.
Sequins and mercury glass provided our glittery backdrop, while lamour linens and Erica’s stunning dress kept the design blend we were aiming for.
Having such a great design team working together (Diana at Napa Valley Linens and Emily at Soulflower Design Studio) was such a dream for me as a wedding coordinator/designer, as it streamlined a process into a breathtaking final product – from the original design discussions I had with Erica, to the creation of a design proposal, presenting that proposal to Emily and letting her take her spin on it, walking the venue with all these brilliant design minds together, and finishing off with a sample table meeting just to cement the littlest details. Event design is an amazing process.
In a different sense, Erica and I were hard at work designing something else – her amazing wedding dress arms! Early mornings in the park doing bootcamp, chatting about life and otherwise trying to just picture that stunning dress turned into pushups the morning of her wedding in her wedding robe, with hair and makeup done – just to prove to me she could do it. I loved it!
Now Erica and I have another privilege together – being “baby buddies,” as we’re both expecting in May! We love when we get to continue a relationship with our couples after the wedding, and it’s so great that even after this gorgeous wedding is over, I still get to have these folks in my life!
We would not have been able to design and execute such a spectacular wedding without our talented vendors.
Venue, Catering and Bakery: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco Hotel
Photography: Rhee Bevere Photography
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Florals: Soulflower Design Studio
Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Golden Gate Music Quartet
Reception Music and Sound: Sound in Motion
Hair Stylist: Salon 77
Makeup Artist: Lux Image Agency