We are about to tug on your girly – girl heart strings for the day with this unabashed pretty party designed by Kate Siegel Fine Events. It’s full of sparkles, pink peonies and a heavenly dress that had us at the very first ruffle. And all that goodness doesn’t even take into account the stunning backdrop of San Francisco or the beautiful images by Lisa Farrer Weddings. It’s a lot of gorgeous for one little post so thank the high heavens we have a whole gallery of images to pore over when you are done perusing this beauty. Get to it right here!
From the bride… Brandon and I met about five years ago when we were both working at Ledson Winery and Vineyards in the Sonoma Valley. We immediately hit it off, having many things in common including our adventurous sides: my love of competitive horseback riding and Brandon’s love of back trail snowboarding. After four years, Brandon proposed to me on a flight to Philadelphia with my sister and mom as witnesses.
Once home, I immediately started planning our large wedding! We assumed our wedding site would be in Sonoma — after all, that is where we met. After setting a date and finding a location and a wedding planner, we thought we were all set. Well, unfortunately Brandon’s adventurous side got the best of him in Tahoe on New Year’s Eve. While snowboarding, he went off a jump and landed incorrectly, rupturing all three ligaments in each one of his knees. We were told Brandon might not be able to walk down the aisle in June. I called our wedding planner to tell her that we would most likely need to cancel our wedding. Kate helped us rethink our wedding options. Instead of a big wedding in Sonoma, we decided on an intimate wedding in San Francisco where Brandon could be wheeled down the aisle, if necessary. Kate not only found Brandon a terrific surgeon, but she was instrumental in applying my vision for our wedding to a new venue in San Francisco. We could not have done it without her.
We kept all of the little personal and handmade details, colors, flowers, and the overall feeling we wanted to have on our big day, but we scaled everything down considerably. Brandon and I got married in the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco, the same place my parents were married over 25 years ago. Our transportation paid homage to my father, who collects vintage cars. Our reception was at Waterbar, which is right on the San Francisco Bay! I loved having an intimate wedding with my closest friends and family. I could not have asked for a better day! Who knew that a snowboarding accident would lead us to a perfect wedding in the city?
Wedding Photography: Lisa Farrer Weddings / Ceremony: Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco, California / Reception: Waterbar in San Francisco, California / Event Design + Planning: Kate Siegel Fine Events / Flowers: Cherries Flowers / Linens: La Tavola Linens / Wedding Dress: Christos / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung via Bella Bridesmaid / Cake Topper: Garden4Arts / Calligraphy: Pomodoro Papers / Wedding Invitations: Burns & Associates Fine Printing