Bay Area Wedding by Andi Hatch Photography
July 18, 2012
United States
It's been one seriously gorgeous Wedding Wednesday, don't you agree? And we have one final fête to share before we send you off into dreamland. A wedding with style and personality to boot which we get to devour thanks to the sweet images snapped up by Andi Hatch Photography. And when a Bride let's her nieces walk down the aisle in their halloween costumes (Lady Gaga-inspired no less), you know she is a cool cat. Remember this is just a snippet of the pretty - so be sure to catch it all right here before we meet back here tomorrow!
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From the Bride... The most important aspect in planning our wedding was for everyone to have fun and feel comfortable. While we did not choose a specific theme or color palette for our wedding, many of the elements were centered around comfort — for dinner, our talented caterer Katie Powers prepared a menu of chicken pot pie and mac 'n' cheese, served family-style on long tables. For dessert, we opted to go for the ultimate comfort food, donuts. The floral design was warm and playful, rather than grand or formal, and we asked for interesting and unique arrangements versus matching ones. The lanterns were made by hand-painting unique designs on opaque paper that surrounded each candle, marking the table number. Something that really gave us peace of mind was absolute trust in all of the key players who made the day come together. Svenja Brotz, Andi Hatch, Katie Powers and Rebecca Pfiffner were consummate professionals as well as artists, and we were really able to enjoy the day and revel in their work.

Another important part of our wedding day was giving it a personal touch. We knew early on that we wanted the groom's nieces to be part of the ceremony, and we had seen photos of one of them wearing a Lady Gaga-inspired costume for last year's Halloween.  When one niece independently volunteered to wear a costume to the ceremony, we thought it would be so much fun if all four of our "flower children" picked something unusual to wear!  Instead of a first dance, we played a Schubert love song transcribed for cello and piano because we first met through playing music together. Of course, the most precious part of all was spending the day with our beloved friends and family. It was their warmth and support as we started our lives together that will make the day live forever in our memories.

Wedding Photography: Andi Hatch Photography / Wedding Venue: Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California / Floral Design: Svenja Brotz of Chestnut & Vine Floral Design / Wedding Day Coordination: Rebecca Pfiffner of be hitched,  event planning & design / Catering: Katie Powers Catering / Doughnuts: Dynamo Donuts / Ceremony Musicians: Friends of the Groom + The Bride's Brother / Makeup + Hair: Triple Twist Bridal