August 20, 2008

A Fairytale Wedding

An enchanted forest in a modern museum. Does that sound like a a fairytale wedding to you? Emily and Leonard's wedding day was so extraordinary in every way that it truly felt like a fairytale. From the astounding redwoods that they got married under to the luxurious marble staircase that they made their first entrance as husband and wife, it was a wedding to be remembered!

Let me backtrack to August, 2007......

I met Emily and Leonard at Crossroads Cafe in San Francisco and right away they really made an impression on me by bringing lots of pictures and magazine tear outs to show me their wedding inspirations. From that day on, we journeyed into 11 months of very detail-oriented wedding planning, from color palettes to design meetings to tastings to logistical planning, and much more. We had a blast!

On July 12, 2008, Emily and Leonard exchanged their marriage vows at the beautiful Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley. Surrounded by redwoods and 180 of their closest families and friends, Emily officially became Mrs. Ng! After that, guests made their way to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and were immediately greeted by a row of striking floral arrangements by the amazing Kathleen Deery, and a specialty drink named Elan created by McCall Catering.

Guests strolled up the marble staircase to the Loggia, where they enjoyed delicious hors d'oeurves, music by Nob Hill Ensemble's string quartet, and a stunning 'photo tree' to bring them down the memory lane of Emily and Leonard's courtship. When it came time to open the doors to the Samsung Hall, I made sure that Emily and Leonard were the first ones to walk inside.

They were completely speechless when they walked in the awe-inspiring room. The tabletops featured tall, elegant floral arrangements with orchids cascading down. We had chosen to use several different hues of the color green throughout the wedding, as a tribute to Emily's talent as a landscape architect. The lighting was absolutely spectacular and completely transformed the space into one that was warm, elegant, and inviting. It was like walking into a magical, enchanted forest that you discovered!

I can go on and on about this wedding, but I feel that the gorgeous photos by the incredibly talented Lisa Lefkowitz can tell you the rest of the story...


And they lived happily ever after.....

A big thank you to an exceptional team:

Photography--Lisa Lefkowitz


String Quartet--Nob Hill String Ensembles

DJ--Carl Mindling

Floral Designer--Kathleen Deery

Lighting and Draping--Enhanced Lighting

Rentals--Classic Party Rentals

Dance Instructor--Cynthia Glinka

Makeup/Hair Stylist--Taylor Pham

Wedding Cake--Flours

Transporation--Pure Luxury

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