December 21, 2015

ANGELA + ALDO'S WEDDING AT LEGION OF HONOR

As a Wedding Planner, it is always such an honor when I'm asked to plan multiple weddings within the same family. I had worked with the Lipscomb family about 8 years ago when their daughter, Julie, married her husband Jay at Thomas Fogarty Winery. I loved working with them and getting to know the entire family at the wedding. Needless to say, when Julie's youngest sister, Angela, reached out to me last year about her wedding in the Bay Area, I was thrilled to rekindle my relationship with her family! 

Angela and Aldo lived in Austin, Texas, but desired a destination wedding in the Bay Area. One one of their trips out here, we scouted numerous venues in Napa Valley and San Francisco, and they eventually fell in love with the Legion of Honor. 

We represented Angela and Aldo locally here for the bulk of their planning, and arranged one final trip for them out here to do their tasting, table mock up, final walk through, and other pertinent meetings. Our clients love the systems we have set up because it allows them to stay very informed with the planning process even though they live far away. They still get to make all the decisions and participate in the fun parts of the planning, but they're able to trust us to handle all the legwork for them locally.

Angela and Aldo's wedding day began at the St. Regis hotel, where they got ready in their respective suites before seeing each other for their romantic First Look. They then hopped on a cable car trolley with their bridal party to Fort Point, where their photographer Vivian Chen took some amazing shots of them with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.







After Fort Point, the bridal party arrived early to the Legion of Honor for more photos in their famous Court of Honor. We also arranged for the immediate family to arrive early, so that they can get as many photos done prior to the ceremony as possible. This enables them to fully spend their time with guests once the wedding officially begins.







We absolutely love all the details of this wedding, from the custom box invitations that the talented Maybelle designed to the wispy, delicate florals from Nancy Liu Chin, to the handkerchief programs from Lucky Luxe.

















The ceremony was held on the lawn outside the museum, and though the Golden Gate Bridge was only slightly visible through the thick fog, the loving vows this couple exchanged warmed everyone up who witnessed the wedding. One special touch was having the flower girl walk down the aisle while handing pretty flowers to guests.













After the ceremony concluded, guests were invited inside the museum to enjoy cocktail hour in one of the three Rodin galleries. Between delicious hors d'oeurves and libations, they admired a beautiful quilt that Angela made to honor the special relationship she had with her passed grandmother, and signed a wooden puzzle piece which would be turned into a beautiful keepsake piece for Angela and Aldo's home.















When we first started the wedding planning, Angela made it clear that food was a big priority for her and Aldo. They envisioned a fine dining experience, with multiple courses presented beautifully in small portions. We brought on board the best of the best, Paula Le Duc Fine Catering, and custom created a special 4 course menu for this wedding which included

First Course--Big Eye Tuna Tartare
Palate Cleanser--Strawberry Gazpacho Popsicle
Third Course--Barbacoa Soft Blue Corn Taco
Fourth Course--Rib Eye, Dismantled

Each course was paired with wine, sake, beer, or a special tequila recommended by our sommelier. Guests were completely blown away by the dinner experience!


















For the remainder of the evening, guests danced the night away amongst beautiful art work and indulged in the most amazing wedding cake. The custom flavor that Jasmine Rae Cakes created was lemony lemon cake, guava curd, and goat cheese frosting!









As always, we are only able to produce such special weddings when clients trust us to pull together the best, most fitting team for them! Thank you to everyone below who contributed greatly to ensure that our clients had the most perfect day!

Event Design, Planning + Production: Jubilee Lau Events
Venue: Legion of Honor
Caterer: Paula Le Duc Fine Catering
Floral Design: Nancy Liu Chin Design
Photography: Vivien Chen Photography
Lighting + Drapery: Enhanced Lighting
Ceremony Garcon Chairs: Blueprint Studio
DJ: Chris Debol of Mix Different
Makeup + Hair: JBeautique
Stationery + Calligraphy: Maybelle
Cable Car Trolley: Classic Cable Car
Wedding Cake: Jasmine Rae Cakes

Cheers,

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