For every little girl that wished for a pony, this equestrian-inspired wedding may just be your favorite! Having taken riding lessons as a child at the Menlo Circus Club, the Bride held her sun-lit ceremony in its polo fields. Overflowing with gorgeous pink roses from Plan Decor and a blush-hued cake, Janae Shields Photography captured all the details right here.
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From the Bride… We initially met in a study group in college and quickly became good friends. The following summer, we started officially dating and spent the next few years living apart as I was in New York City and he was in Boston. A few years later we decided to move together to San Francisco. As for the proposal, it was a warm night (a rarity in San Francisco!), so Adam suggested we take a bottle of wine and head to Crissy Field, one of our favorite places right next to the Golden Gate Bridge. Next thing I know, we had barely crossed the parking lot and onto the grass, and he’s down on one knee. With an audience of bikers, runners, and surfers passing by, we were engaged!
The Menlo Circus Club has a special place in my heart because my grandparents had been going there since the 1960s. Growing up, I used to take riding lessons there and my grandfather would come to watch me. Afterward, we would meet for milk shakes in the “Side Show” or snack bar portion of the club. Having had so many wonderful memories at the Circus Club, when my mom suggested it as a possible venue I immediately knew this was it! Adam and I both loved the wide open space of the polo field for our ceremony and then bringing the guests inside the clubhouse for an elegant seated dinner and dancing all night. We chose green, pink, and gold shades to highlight the day; with our beautiful bridesmaids in Kelly green. Surrounded by our family and friends, this was the best day of our lives and we will cherish it always.
Photography: Janae Shields Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Sealed With A Kiss Events | Floral Design: Plan Decor | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: SusieCakes | Invitations: Paper Caper | Bridesmaids' Dresses: LulaKate | Catering: Menlo Circus Club | Band: Sexy Back Band | Wedding Venue: Menlo Circus Club | Hair And Make-up Artist: Trenz Salon | Linen Rentals: La Tavola
When Coco Tran sends you a glimpse into her latest work you drop everything, hold the phones and swoon. She’s photographer to some of our favorite features of all time, and today we’re diving into this classic love affair planned in the hands of Lara Kreutner. We’re calling it old school elegance layered with fresh, white-on-white design, and the full image gallery is one for the books.
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From The Bride…Our families have known each other for about 10 years. We were officially introduced (reconnected) as adults at a Christmas Eve church service in our home town of Los Altos. We have been inseparable ever since. Kyle proposed on a family vacation in Hawaii the week right after Christmas. we went on a date night, walked down to the beach to watch the sunset, and Kyle popped the question underneath a palm tree right as the sun was going down! With the help of Lara our wedding coordinator/planner, we selected the colors; gold, white, cream elegant, formal flowers- white hydrangeas, white roses to decorate our special day.
From Coco Tran…Anna & Kyle had a gorgeous black tie optional wedding . During their ceremony they both received communion as part of a special ceremony. Such a gorgeous classic wedding filled with so much laughter, love, and celebration.
Photography: Coco Tran | Videographer: Gusto Lopez | Wedding Planner: Lara Kreutner | Wedding Dress: Monique Llhullier | Bride's Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Venue: Menlo Circus Club | Cocktail Hour Caterer: Iberico Club | Groom's Tux: Hugo Boss | Makeup & Hair: Elizabeth Chang Of Skyla Arts Makeup & Hair
It never fails. Weddings by Lisa Lefkowitz leave me speechless. Because really, how can you assign adjectives to images so incredibly timeless, so full of emotion, so pretty you wish you could reach out and hold them in your hands. There just aren’t words worthy of a wedding this beautiful captured in such a breathtaking way. So you must, you just MUST, spend some time poring over the full gallery of images to fully grasp the prettiness of this post, it will be worth every speechless moment – I promise.
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From the bride… Our wedding day was the perfect blend of family and friends, from my mom’s help with decorating and writing all the escort cards to my bridesmaid’s sweet gift of creating the soap favors. Besides the support of our friends and family, our vendors truly made our day special. All of the vendors executed our vision perfectly, from the location of the first look to the flowers to the cake and cake pops design. Because of them, we were able to eat, drink, dance to our hearts’ content.
From the groom… When we were planning our wedding, my wife wanted a romantic, fairy-tale wedding, so she chose pink as one of our colors. I, on the other hand, wanted a relaxing and fun atmosphere where we could party with everyone, so I chose gray for our second color. Looking back, the rosy pinks and the light gray created the perfect atmosphere for our wedding at the Menlo Circus Club. Exchanging vows under the giant oak tree was surreal, especially with lanterns filled with flower petals hanging from the branches. After the ceremony, our guests were greeted with our specialty cocktail and we also enjoyed a few with them. Upon entering the main room, everyone remarked at the lighting and details – it created the perfect atmosphere to celebrate our marriage. Most importantly, there was a large dance floor, a dessert bar, an open bar and all of our closest friends and family in one place. This was the recipe for a perfect wedding celebration.
Wedding Photography: Lisa Lefkowitz Photography / Wedding Venue + Catering: Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California / Wedding Planning: Jean Marks Weddings / Floral Design: Hunt Littlefield / Officiant: Hon. Shawna Schwarz / DJ + Photo Booth: Denon & Doyle / Wedding Cinematography: Basico by Weddings on Film / Rentals: La Tavola / Wedding Cake: Sweet Tooth Confections / Cake Topper: Lollipop Workshop / Favors: The Soapery (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Table Numbers: Liz Artistry / Ring Pillow: Giggle Room / Wedding Dress + Veil: Priscilla of Boston / Bridesmaid Dresses: Banana Republic / Hair + Makeup: Maria Chang of Professional Makeup Artistry / Groom’s Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse