A Dark & Moody Wedding Like You’ve Never Seen

Merielle and Bob are without a doubt one of the most stylish couples to EVER grace our pages. Inspired by her black diamond engagement ring – not to mention her impeccable personal style – Merielle wore a black velvet wedding dress with Bob in a floral dinner jacket for an equally dapper look. Guests dressed the part in black and white while feasting their eyes on the design work of Shannon Leahy and so many talented vendors who made it happen. Settle in for the long haul, because these images by Jose Villa will leave you awe inspired.

From Shannon Leahy…. Merielle and Bob were married in an intimate civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall but wanted to have a fabulous reception to celebrate with their family and friends. Aside from being the sweetest couple, they have amazing taste. Merielle LOVES flowers, and on any given day you’ll see her dressed stylishly head-to-toe in black rocking her rose gold and black diamond engagement ring. Thus the design was born: sophisticated black-tie glamour with over-the-top floral moments.

It was important for the wedding to be a wonderful evening for their guests, and to still be unique to the couple. They served a beautiful vegan menu and the bride was show-stopping in a gorgeous, black velvet gown and the groom wore a floral dinner jacket. The wedding guests were equally chic, dressed in black and white.

They ended the night by gifting their guests custom-inscribed bottles of Dom Pérignon and departed in a vintage Rolls Royce. The evening was a beautiful celebration of their union, and a night to remember.

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Cake : The Whole Cake | Catering : Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events | Hair + Makeup: My-Hang Pham | Lighting : Got Light | DJ: Chris Clouse | Band: Elan Artists | Vintage Car: Sausalito Limousine | Venue: Bently Reserve | Chair Rentals: Standard Party Rentals | Custom Stage + Dance Floor: Barker Decor Service | Floral Design + Custom Decor: Cherries Flowers | Linens : La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Lounge : Blueprint Studios | Paper: Yonder Design | Photo Booth : Tom Foolery | Planning + Design : Shannon Leahy Events | String Ensemble: Corelli Strings | Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Timelapse Video: Orange Photography | Welcome Gift : Favor Custom Gifts