A Glamorous Ballroom Wedding With a Serious Sweet Tooth

Do not be fooled by the classic black-tie exterior because tucked inside this wildly gorgeous affair is a dash of whimsy and a serious dose of sweets. Held at the Four Seasons in San Francisco, it brings a glamorous ballroom backdrop together with lollipop escort cards and the best cookie table we’ve ever come across. Dive into the full affair planned by Laurie Arons Special Events, with bright florals by Kathleen Deery and a collection of stunning images by Rebecca Yale.

From Laurie Arons Special Events… Our sweet bride comes from a deeply rooted San Francisco family, so it was only natural their love for the city took a prominent role in planning her wedding to our groom, a tech expert in the legal industry. A graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory and a member of the SI Parish, the bride walked down the Jesuit Baroque church’s magnificent aisle surrounded by 230 friends and family members. Because she is an elementary school teacher, children were an important part of the ceremony. Five flower girls and ring bearers escorted her down the aisle, Ragazzi Boys Choir sang hymns at the Catholic ceremony and many of her students attended the church wedding. The reception was held at the stately Four Seasons San Francisco, a special place for the family where many celebrations have taken place over the years. The couple chose blush & gold for their color palette, with the occasional accent of Golden Gate bridge red for fun. The bride’s grandmother loves sweets, so guests found their seat assignments on a chart full of blush and red lollipops arranged in the shape of a heart. In addition to their coffee crunch flavored wedding cake, the couple also offered a “cookie bar” from a local favorite Anthony’s Cookies. But if guests weren’t too full of sweets before the night ended, late night California burritos were tray-passed on the dance floor, in a nod to the groom’s San Diego roots and favorite guilty pleasure.

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Videography: Elysium Productions | Event Planning: Laurie Arons Special Events | Florals: Kathleen Deery Design | Gown: Carolina Herrera | Cake: Perfect Endings | Church: Saint Ignatius Church | Reception Venue: Four Seasons Hotel San Fransisco | Makeup and Hair: Wallett Cosmetics | Calligraphy: Curlicue Designs Calligraphy | Lighting: Illusions Lighting | Band : West Coast Music | Dance Floor: Barker Decor Service | Gown Specialist: The Wedding Detailor | Paper Goods: A DAY IN MAY DESIGN | Photo Booth: The Bosco | Rentals: Hensley Event Resources | Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Theoni Collection | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals