Top of the morning to you pretties. We are predicting a mighty eventful day here at Style Me Pretty. We can’t spill the beans just yet but believe me, you will want to stop by these parts a bit later for an extremely fantastic announcement. We’ll try not to keep you waiting too long (mostly because we can hardly contain our excitement any longer) but in the mean time you can distract yourselves with some lovely San Francisco nuptials. Sound good? Jess Flood Event Design was responsible for the design of this modern meets science meets whimsical wedding. I know it’s a lot of adjectives but there are a plethora of fun details to describe. It might just be easier if you all take a look at the fab images by Jerry Yoon and get your booties to the gallery for a whole lot more.
Rudy and I wanted our fun-loving and quirky personalities to shine through in every aspect of our wedding. We chose the California Academy of Sciences as our reception venue not only for its beautiful modern setting but also because the museum itself embodied our two backgrounds- Rudy has a science background, I love animals, and we both believe in living a green, sustainable lifestyle.
I was born in the Philippines and wanted to incorporate a few aspects of the country’s magnificent beauty into the wedding. As a result, my wedding dress was made in the Philippines by the couture designer, Randy Ortiz, and we had our cocktail hour in the Aquarium among the Philippine Coral Reefs. Rudy wanted to share his geeky love for science with our guests by allowing them to explore the museum and watch a show about our fragile planet in the world’s largest interactive planetarium.
As for our table decor, we both love to entertain so we wanted to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for guests. Each centerpiece looked slightly different, with a very cute animal/creature theme for each table. We thought of clever little phrases for each of the creatures. A couple of my favorites were “Let’s monkey around”, “Iguana get to know you” and “You’re sweet and I’m not Lion.”
Event Design & Planning: Jess Flood Event Design / Wedding Photography: Jerry Yoon / Wedding Cinematography: Cinematt / Wedding Ceremony Location: Shakespeare Garden / Wedding Reception Venue: California Academy of Sciences / Catering: La Bonne Cuisine / Floral Design: Sebastien Sanges of La Bonne Cuisine / Event Lighting: Got Light? / Event Rentals: Bright Event Rentals / Reception Music: DJ Seven / Ceremony Music: San Francisco Conservatory of Music / Officiant: Minister Maggie / Wedding Cake: Denise Schannon / Wedding Invitations & Paper Goods: Remilla Arcega / Cable Cars: Classic Sight Seeing Adventures / Transportation: Red Tie Transportation / Photo Booth: Party Booths / Hair: Gina Nguyen / Makeup: Amy Chanthaphavong / Wedding Dress: Randy Ortiz / Reception Dress: Valentino / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jessica Simpson Collection