Wedding Part I
I am so unbelievably excited that my wedding photos are finally here! Seeing the photos brings back so many memories. Our photographer was the wonderful Kelly Boitano and I am so happy with how the photos came out! I especially love all the portraits of me and Josh - I know it is cheesy, but 25 years from now it will be wonderful to look back and see how young, beautiful, and so in love we once were! Our wedding took place at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco's Presidio. The Presidio was once an army base, but now it is a protected national park. It is full of gorgeous old buildings, beautiful eucalyptus trees, and some of the most stunning views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. There were many factors that went into choosing our venue. We needed a large space for 170+ guests that could be accessible from downtown SF. I also really wanted a space that was surrounded by natural beauty and gave us the feeling of an outdoor wedding without actually being outside (it is just too cold in SF). The Golden Gate Club is unique in providing that criteria - the 2 story tall glass windows look out onto beautiful trees - and when the weather is nice, the Golden Gate Bridge. Unfortunately it was too cloudy on our wedding day to see the GGB, but luckily the foggy sky felt just as romantic.
This first set of photos all happened before the actual ceremony. I actually remember the time before the wedding more vividly than after the ceremony. I was quite nervous but also so incredibly excited that the day had finally arrived. It was amazing to see all of my wedding party together looking beautiful. It was also a lot of fun taking the couples photos. We did the "first look" and it was wonderful to see Josh's reaction to my wedding dress and bridal look. We couldn't stop kissing and nuzzling up to each other! I think that is why these photos are so great, we were so comfortable and in such a loving mood.
For the wedding decor I drew inspiration from the surrounding beauty - the eucalyptus trees were especially an influence. On all the tables we had centerpieces with eucalyptus branches spilling out from a large glass vase. The color palette was sage green, gold, brown, and white with touches of pink and peach. The inspiration board I created so long ago has been a big hit on Pinterest with over 140 repins. Those inspiration pictures really helped me to hone in on the look and feel I wanted for the wedding. When planning it is so difficult to stick with one theme because there are countless options out there - but luckily once I settled on this inspiration it became our guiding light when making all the big decor decisions.
Without further ado - here are the photos!