They Were Married Surrounded By Rodin Sculptures!
September 2, 2016
Classic WeddingsMuseumFall Weddings
Art lovers, prepare to swoon because this wedding takes places at the Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Elena Graham Photography and Amor In Motion captured the day including incredible Rodin sculptures at every turn, and it's a classic wedding fairy-tale.
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From The Bride...Two elements defined my vision for my wedding day – the venue and my dress. Once we visited the Legion of Honor, we both fell in love with the idea of being married in the court, walking down the aisle through columns, and dining among Rodin sculptures. It felt like fate when we were also able to secure September 12th – the 7th anniversary of our first date. I had a similar love at first sight experience with my dress when I glanced up at it in the window of Jin Wang. I could picture myself at the Legion of Honor when I tried on the ever-so-slightly blue gown that Jin told me was inspired by 1960’s Dior couture. From there, I knew I wanted to keep the rest of the color palette simple (grays, silvers and pale pinks) so that my dress could stand out.

A few of my favorite details from the day were the vintage elements like the framed signs, mirrored trays and vintage postcard guest book. We spent the months leading up to the big day collecting vintage postcards from locations that were important to us, and had guests sign the backs. The dinner table was another important detail to me, especially since we kept our wedding small, I wanted to gather everyone around one table with a dramatic display of mercury glass votives and vases filled with pale pink and white flowers with dusty miller accents throughout. The placecards were one of my favorite elements – we spent an afternoon picking out the rose quartz and citrine crystals to hold the watercolor-painted cards. We both love food and wanted to have our dinner to be delicious and feel more like a restaurant than "wedding food". We also had fun incorporating some of our favorite treats from around the city – pastel Chantal Guillon macarons, chocolate chip cookies from Anthony’s Cookies and a tiered coconut cake topped with flowers from SusieCakes.

All in all, some things will end up better than you could have expected and some things won’t go according to plan – after a week of warm sunny weather, our day was chilly and foggy –atypical for September, which is usually the warmest month in San Francisco. Despite a few chilly moments, it ended up photographing and filming beautifully. In the end, any little imperfections don’t really matter – the love and emotion takes over and it will be a beautiful blur.