Love knows no borders and this couple proves it by crossing the country to wed in their native Golden State. From East to West, with romance front and center, Lovely Little Details coordinated a day filled with gorgeous blooms by Cherries and custom cocktails for sipping. Kate Harrison was behind the lens to capture every blissful moment in a gallery that could make time stand still.
From The Bride… Andrew and I met our freshman year at the University of Arizona and as they say, the rest is history. The military brought us to the East Coast but we knew we wanted to be married in our home state of California and near my hometown in the Bay Area. When we picked the Legion of Honor as our wedding location, we were warned that August is the foggiest month of the year, earning the nickname of ‘Fogust’. Not only is the Legion of Honor an architectural masterpiece, the property has stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the perfect backdrop to a wedding ceremony. Fogust lived up to its name…and there was no bridge to be seen during our wedding ceremony but the photos are breathtaking even without the iconic bridge.
Planning our wedding from Virginia, Andrew and I put together a dream team to make our big day everything we had imagined. We never went in with a true theme, except we knew we wanted it to be classic and to incorporate charcoal gray and purple as those are Andrew and I’s favorite colors. Two other necessities for our wedding was a custom cocktail and awesome 80s music to dance to.
Andrew picked out a charcoal gray suit that looked great on all the groomsmen. The boys all wore a purple madras tie to match Andrew’s bow tie. The charcoal gray and purple looked great together! Following the theme, the bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo Aidan charcoal dresses. All five bridesmaids picked a different way to wear the dress and had amazing pink and purple bouquets in their hands. Katherine of Cherries made my dream floral arrangements a reality. We met two times while I was in town and showed her my dress, shoes, swatches of the bridesmaid’s dresses and she went to work with my pink and purple flower request. She has great vision, and we were blown away by her abilities to pull everything together.
Andrew contacted Julibox, about coming up with a signature cocktail for our wedding. They came up with a “Summer in Paris” cocktail with St Germaine, that accompanied an Old Fashioned. Melon’s Catering was gracious enough to let us bring the items needed to make the signature cocktail!
We are so happy we had Kate Harrison there to capture our day in all its gorgeousness, the flowers were stunning against the foggy backdrop and inside the café which transformed into an elegant spot for dinner and dancing. Jacin Fitzgerald of lovely little details was an amazing coordinator and stylist. Every couple needs to have her on their wedding team. She has amazing ideas and made everything come together as if the Legion of Honor does weddings all the time after the museum closes! We could not have been happier with the wedding planning process and the actual wedding itself. She made it a breeze, even if we were planning it from 3,000 miles away.
Photography: Kate Harrison Photography | Videographer: Well Spun Weddings | Floral Design: Cherries | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Wedding Cake: Katrina Rozelle | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Melons Catering | Balloon: Stephanie Shives | Coordinator & Stylist: Lovely Little Details | Makeup + Hair: Priscilla Francine Makeup + Kymber Panzini Hair Stylist | Mr & Mrs Signs: Kristin Rieke | Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas + Lovely Little Details | Reception Music: Spintronix Entertainment | Signature Cocktail: Julibox | Venue: Legion Of Honor | Wedding Music : Brian Bergeron | Wedding Venue: Legion Of Honor