Real Wedding: Melissa and Jon
April 8, 2009
United States

Today we are featuring what could possibly be the most dramatically elegant wedding we've ever shown here on SMP. The bride is all glamour, the venue is stately and unbelievably gorgeous and the groom...well, he's madly in love and can't hide it. The wonderfully talented Clifford Brunk photographed the affair and the moments that he captured are so much more than simply a photograph, they are fine, fine art.

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From the gorgeous bride, Melissa...

I’m Melissa Boyd, architect in San Francisco, and I married my wonderful husband, Jonathan Bodway, also an architect in San Francisco, on July 4, 2008.  Nine months later we’re still blissfully happy with our wedding day.

Our most basic goal in planning our special day was to simply throw the best party our friends and family had ever been to.  No small feat, but for us that meant an awesome DJ and dancing all night, delicious and unexpected food, and a bar that would knock our guests’ socks off.  To that we added a quintessential San Francisco venue with views of the fireworks, the Flood Mansion, an old Hollywood glamour feel, and modern white and midnight blue accents—all layering our personality on to this special day.