Coordinating Ellen and Gadi’s wedding was extra special for me, as the groom was my former boss! I felt so honored that he and Ellen entrusted me with their big day. They were less concerned with the traditional elements of a wedding. Most important to them were the religious elements of the ceremony, delicious food and throwing a great party for their family and friends, some of whom were traveling all the way from Israel. Ellen and Gadi were married at Temple Emanu-El, a gorgeous, landmark temple in San Francisco with unique and interesting history. The reception followed at Foreign Cinema restaurant in The Mission, the perfect place for those whose main criteria is excellent food and a great party!
My favorite details from their wedding were created with love. The laser cut chuppah cloth and ketubah were both custom-made by the bride’s artist friends. Ellen wore a J. Crew wedding dress and styled it with the perfect leopard jacket, vintage inspired heels and several strands of pearls. She finished the look with a beautiful silk scarf around her bouquet. The cocktail hour kicked off with a heartwarming video with messages from Gadi’s family in Israel. After dinner, we quickly learned this was a dancing crowd. The floor was packed until the last song.
Enjoy the wonderful photos, captured by Gavin Farrington Photography.
Wedding Planning: Kaella Lynn Events | Photography: Gavin Farrington Photography | Ceremony: Temple Emanu-El | Reception & Catering: Foreign Cinema | Bouquet and table arrangements: Bridesmaids | Chuppah decor: Bride’s friend, Sherry Wong | Ketubah: Bride’s friend, Raylene Gorum | Ceremony music: Holloway String Quartet | Reception Music: DJ Jason Mitchell | Transportation: Bauer | Hair: Paul Laus, De’ Arti Salon | Favors: L’Amourette Chocolate, San Francisco | Bridal gown & Groom’s Tux: J.Crew | Scarf: Hermès | Shoes: Irregular Choice | Jacket: Laundry by Shelli Segal