A girl walks into a bar… That is exactly how this story begins. After a professional dancing career in NYC, Erin moved to SF where her sister was living. Soon after she walked into the bar where Tony was bartending. Just one date later and the two were inseparable. Erin and Tony both come from tight-knit families, so it is no surprise that their biggest priority was that their wedding feel intimate and welcoming. A ceremony at the Swedenborgian Church and reception at the eclectic Firehouse 8 created the perfect settings to create this intimate affair and highlighted San Francisco, the place they both consider home. Flowers were another important element in setting the tone for their wedding. Our goal was to create a secret garden feel amidst the urban setting. La Fleuriste grouped potted herbs, daffodils, crimson and peach blooms and lush greens flowing from cement urns to create an organic, garden ambience. Copper accents, detailed chargers and long sequin gowns set the tone for a formal event, while farm tables and bistro chairs created a relaxed setting to make sure the ambience was still warm and inviting. The result was exactly what Erin and Tony had hoped – a wedding that felt authentic to both of them, warm and inviting with lots of dancing! And for the perfect ending to their wedding celebration, the couple hosted an after party at Aventine, the very bar where they first met.
Head over to the full feature on Carats & Cake for more details direct from the bride herself. Below are my personal faves and the full vendor list.
Photographer: Melanie Duerkopp Photography| Ceremony Venue: Swedenborgian Church | Reception: Firehouse 8 | Caterer: LRE Catering | Wedding Planner and Designer: Kaella of Kaella Lynn Events | Florist: La Fleuriste | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy | DJ: DJ Vadim| Cake: Pretty Please | Hair and Makeup: Triple Twist | Bridesmaid dresses: Adrianna Papell | Rentals: Bright Rentals