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Elegant San Francisco Clift Hotel Wedding

The perfect mix of elegant and intimate, this San Francisco wedding at the Clift Hotel is sophisticated yet sweet. With beautiful all white florals from Erica Rose Design, perfectly edited details by And Something Blue and stunning photography from Vivian Chen Photography - this gallery simply shouldn’t be missed

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From the Bride…The vision for the wedding was something chic and sophisticated, yet intimate. Chris and I met and live in San Francisco, so we wanted the wedding to in the city, in a venue that was indoor, but special. When we saw the Spanish Suite of the Clift Hotel, it almost felt as if it were custom made for our wedding. Between the warm redwood, the sparkling chandeliers and the Philippe Starck chair covers, it was absolutely gorgeous. The fact that it opened onto a tented patio that overlooked the lights of downtown San Francisco made it truly perfect.

We thought the best way to complement this beautiful space was with simple all-white flowers. The baby’s breath garland on the mantle was a highlight–dramatic, yet soft and lacy. We also added personal touches throughout the wedding, such as my late grandmother’s handkerchiefs for “happy tears”, signature cocktails, and personalized menus. One of my best friends is an artist and graphic designer, so we were lucky enough to have her do all the signage and invitations. The room felt so elegant, and yet so warm, which is exactly what we wanted for our 65 guests.

My favorite moment of the night was just looking at Chris’ face while we were getting married–it was actually glowing. It really hit me then how lucky I was to be marrying this man! We worked thoughtfully on customizing the ceremony with our officiant, and it was so special and just felt so right for us. It was truly a magical night.

Photography: Vivian Chen Photography | Cinematography: Bruce Moody | Event Planning: Lisa McNichol of And Something Blue | Florist: Erica Rose Design | Flowers: Erica Rose Design | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Cake: Cake Coquette | Invitations: Deanne Williamson | Ceremony Location: Spanish Suite in the Clift Hotel | Reception Location: Spanish Suite in the Clift Hotel | Shoes: BHLDN | Hair and Make up: Flower & Gold | Bracelet & Headpiece: Jenny Packham | Hotel: Clift Hotel | Tuxedo: Paul Smith | Wedding Rings: Barneys New York

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Glamorous Wedding at The Colony Palms

If ever there were a wedding that could rock a whole lot of glamour with a hint of edge, it would surely be of former Guns N’ Roses and current Velvet Revolver drummer, Matt Sorum and his stunning Bride, Ace Harper. Can we just take a look at her top knot? Paired with her sleek Monique Lhuillier dress, it’s perfection. It’s one of our favorite Michael Segal weddings to date. See the full party in the gallery!

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From Michael Segal Photography… Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum, tied the knot with his gorgeous fiancé, singer and dancer Ace Harper. The couple exchanged vows at the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, California in front of 200 guests, which included Jane Lynch, Juliette Lewis, John Varvatos, Gina Gershon and Duff McKagan among others. John Varvatos designed Sorum’s tux and suits for the groomsmen, and Monique Lhuillier designed the dresses for Harper and her bridesmaids. Ace was adorned in diamonds from Alan Friedman designs Beverly Hills.

Wedding planned by Joey from Artisan Events who also did the flowers. The three day affair began with cocktails and Hors d’oeuvre by the pool with a French Brazilian Jazz trio, playing everything from Bossa Nova to Miles Davis, and a video of the bride and groom doing their own rendition of the Sonny and Cher classic, “I Got You Babe.”

The following day, the wedding began as the guests watched the wedding party procession enter to classical renditions of The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows,” and The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony.” The bride walked down the aisle to The Beatles classic, “All You Need Is Love.” Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple brought everyone to tears with his own rendition of “You Are So Beautiful.” As the bride and groom kissed, hummingbirds flew around the grounds in harmony.

The bridal party then headed to the famous desert windmills for photos with photographer, Michael Segal. The reception kicked off with an unforgettable first dance from Matt and Ace, to Billy Idol’s ‘White Wedding’ with Billy Idol’s guitarist, Steve Stevens looking on. The dance was choreographed by famed choreographer, Jennifer Hamilton. Chef Jeff Armstrong created the six-course sit down dinner, which included faro risotto, halibut, goat cheese truffle ravioli, and a massive dessert table with 300 cupcakes and other custom delights. As guests dined, Aqualillies synchronized swimmers performed in the pool.

The best man and matron of honor toasted the newlyweds with Belaire Rose Champagne. The party then headed to the Purple Palm for a set by DJ Morty. The bride and groom gave a heartfelt thank you to their guests, and a special poem was read to Ace written by Matt. An all-star jam began with Rockstars Present, as Gilby Clarke, Duff McKagan, Steven Stevens, Glenn Hughes and Matt (on drums) took the stage. The bride looking ever so stunning in her wedding dress, took over the vocals on the Led Zeppelin classic, ‘Rock n’ Roll’ and the Stones ‘Jumping Jack Flash.’ Juliette Lewis also stepped up to sing ‘Proud Mary,’ and Gina Gershon sang one as well.

The three day celebration concluded with a poolside buffet the next morning.

Photography: Michael Segal Photography | Event Planning: Joey - Artisan Events Floral Decor | Floral Design: Artisan Events Floral Decor | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Hair: Allessandro Voce | DJ: Morty Coyle | Groom's Attire: John Varvatos | Groomsmen's Attire: John Varvatos | Officiant: Richard Cadieux | Bride's Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake/Dessert: Over The Rainbow | Dinner Entertainment: Aqualillies | Flip Flops: Havaianas | Hotel: Colony Palms Hotel | Makeup: Ernesto Casillas | Rentals: Signature Rentals

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California Garden Wedding Layered with Pink

Blush on pink on fuchsia is what you’ll find dancing around in this garden affair captured by We Heart Photography. It’s layers of pink coordinated by Bliss Events along with blooms by Blush Botanicals that give the already gorgeous backdrop of Rancho Valencia a beautiful punch of color. Find even more of this blushing fete right here.

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From Jessica, the bride… Darrel and I met in collage where he was studying to become an athletic trainer and I was playing on the softball team. After numerous visits to the schools athletic training facility in my dirt and sweat covered uniform, we both recognized that there was something unique and special about the other. It wasn’t long after that we stared dating, fell in love, and started the adventure of a lifetime together.

My inspiration for our wedding came from Anthropologie, with a little less boho and a little more chic. Our wedding embraced the natural beauty of the venue with an added punch of color and sparkle. I wanted the design to look eclectic yet cohesive. One of my favorite touches to the wedding was having our ring bearer nephews walk doing the aisle with a teddy bear and baseball glove. The teddy bear signifying our love for animals, and the baseball glove signifying my background of playing softball and Darrel’s playing baseball.

Darrel and I chose to wait until the ceremony to see each other, however, it was important to us that we would be able to pray together prior to that moment. Therefore, we set up a prayer where we could hold hands and speak to each other on either sides of a door. It was such a special and calming moment for me to have my soon-to-be husband lead us in prayer as we embarked on this exciting lifelong journey together.

I always envisioned myself walking down the aisle to a soft, acoustic song with meaningful lyrics. Divine Romance by Phil Wickham came on while Darrel and I were driving together and we knew right away that it was the perfect processional song choice for our wedding. Our recessional song was Sweetest Thing by U2, a favorite band of Darrel’s. Our first dance song was the easiest wedding decision that we had to make, Everything by Michael Bublé. This has been ‘our’ song since the day we first started dating and has stuck with us ever since.

Photography: We Heart Photography | Coordinator: Bliss Events | Florist: Blush Botanicals | Cake: Sweet Lydias | Ceremony Venue: Rancho Valencia | Lighting: Classic Party Rentals | DJ: Still Listening Productions | Makeup/Hair: Audre Rene

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