We did a lot to personalize our wedding, starting with the ceremony. We did our own vows, and my stepfather officiated the wedding. And we had it just a few blocks away from our house in the courtyard of the Fairmont Hotel. During the ceremony, we could hear the cable car bells ringing. I grew up in the city so that sound makes me feel at home.
We chose the Fairmont hotel because we're San Franciscans, and the Fairmont is a classic piece of San Francisco history. The original building actually burned during the 1906 earthquake. The view from the reception was unbelievable and it overlooked the neighborhood I grew up in. We wanted to get married in a place that felt like home, and we couldn't beat the Fairmont.
Wedding Planner: Kate Siegel Fine Events | Venue: San Francisco Fairmont | Catering: San Francisco Fairmont | Florals: Cherries | Hair: David Yepremian | Makeup: Rachel Picard | Paper Goods: Bella Figura | Custom Signs: Paper Tangent | Placecard Holders: Theoni | Caligraphy: Barbara Callow | Bride's Gowns: Pronovias, Casablanca | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection | Flower Girls: Little Dreamers Tutus | Ring Bearers: Men's Wearhouse | Groom's Attire & Shoes: Jos A. Bank | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank | Bride's Ring: David Clay Jewelers | Groom's Ring: Tiffany's | Cake: Inticing Creations | Lighting: Impact Lighting | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals, Designer 8, Barker Décor |Ceremony Music: An Elegant Touch of Strings Quartet | Entertainment: Boutique DJ