Dear readers, today we have a wedding that couldn’t be more beautiful if it tried. What else can you expect when you have a dream team like Encarnacion Photography, Enjoy Events Co., and Shotgun Floral Studio, though? These San Francisco vendors brought Jennifer and Armello’s wedding day vision to a reality in the best way possible, with gold and copper details, geometric accents, and heaps of modern elegance.
From the bride, Jennifer: We wanted modern elegance, with highlights of gold + copper, and lots of bright floral/greenery to accent our color scheme. We met during college at the University of San Francisco, so St. Ignatius Church (the church on campus, and also where we graduated together) was our only choice for our ceremony. Not to mention how gorgeous it is with its high ceilings and ornate architectural details, it was the perfect place for us. And we just fell in love with Asian Art Museum’s tall marble columns, around which our cocktail hour was held, and Samsung Hall for our reception with it’s large windows, high ceilings, and beautiful center chandelier.
Although our families and friends are large groups on both sides, we still wanted our wedding to feel intimate and full of our love. We also wanted to have a celebratory/party feel to our reception. The colors we chose to use were bordeaux, ruby, blush pink, gold, and black for a day that was modern, elegant, and romantic. Triangles were used throughout our paper goods + decor to symbolize one of our favorite bible verses — “Ecclesiastes 4:12 – A cord of three strands is not easily broken.”
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy each step of planning, even during the stressful moments because it goes by so fast. Don’t get so caught up in the details that you forget the reason behind it all, which is marrying the love of your life. Take breaks from planning to spend time together, to keep the stress level down and to really enjoy each other as an engaged couple. As for the actual wedding day, take a deep breath and just let the day unfold. Allow yourself to take in each moment and feel all the love and joy from your soon-to-be spouse, family, and friends, it’ll help the day not go by so fast.
Processional: J.S. Bach’s Air of G String
Bridal Hymn: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “Hornpipe” (from Water Music by G. Handel)
Reception Entrance: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West
First Dance: “Latch (Acoustic),” Sam Smith
Last Dance: “So High,” John Legend
Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA / Photographer: Encarnacion Photography / Wedding Planning, Design, and Coordination: Enjoy Events Co. / Floral Design: Shotgun Floral Studio / Ceremony Venue: St. Ignatius Church / Reception Venue: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair and Makeup: Christina Chen / Maid of Honor’s Dress: Amsale / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: After six / Groom’s Suit: Custom made tuxedo by Al’s Attire / Caterer and Rentals: McCall’s Fine Catering / Wedding Cake: Artistic Bites / Music: Les Del Rosario / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Photobooth: NightOwl Photobooth / Transportation: Gogo Buses / Videographer: NCompass Cinema / Wedding Invitations: Shotgun Floral Studio + Launch Sessions