Sunday, September 30, 2007

Kalaya & Daniel's Wedding. San Francisco

Ceremony at Grace Cathedral and reception at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

Perfect! That is exactly the kind of day it was this past Saturday. Dan and Kala, as you may recall, had a movie-themed vision which was pulled off in grand style by Gloria and Charee of Sash & Sugar Wedding Design. The weather cooperated, we had the Legion of Honor all to ourselves, the Westin's Imperial Floor looked incredible, the decor was impeccable, and everything flowed right on schedule.

We started in the Windsor Suite photographing Kala's beautiful bespoke gown made in Thailand featuring intricate bead and lace work. Next was the Legion where we staged the fun bridal party shoot. For those readers currently planning their weddings, please consider setting aside time before the ceremony for your photography instead of afterwards during the cocktail hour. We are able to accomplish so much more!

Off to the landmark Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill where, after the ceremony, friends and family congregated outside as carillon bells announced the marriage. On the elegant top floor of the St. Francis guests were served cocktails and appetizers with dinner by Michael Mina. You may recognize the titles of Dan and Kala's favorite movies figuring prominently in the reception and used to identify tables in the dining room.

Have I run out of adjectives yet? Details make the wedding and there were many on this occasion. There was so much to see. To be honest, I fired off so many shots that my right index finger was feeling a bit tight on Sunday. I might need some physical therapy! I could write more, but showing you pictures will save time.

Event Design: Sash & Sugar
Floral Arrangements: Branch Out Floral and Event Design
Cake: I Dream of Cake
Videography: Royal Weddings

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