Thursday, October 30, 2008
Ceremony at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park and reception at Foreign Cinema in San Francisco.
Erika and Ed have been together for about 12 years and decided this was the year they were going to tie the knot. They moved away from the San Francisco area many years ago but it has remained one of their favorite places. So much so that they returned to get married!
They worked in reverse and hosted an intimate dinner the night before the ceremony. Close friends and family were invited to celebrate with them. Erika and Ed met with me a little before the dinner to photograph around the unique Mission District restaurant. It was getting dark but we managed to squeeze in a few good frames. This particular area of San Francisco really amazes me because of its juxtaposition of old with new and discount with luxury. It's definitely a neat part of town to wander around in.
Erika and Ed chose to have their ceremony on the Monday following the reception because it was a special date - her grandparent's anniversary. That morning they got ready at the Hyatt Embarcadero. Ed wore a blue pin stripe suit and Erika wore a custom made dress with a large blue bow. Golden Gate Park was very pleasant that morning with the sun beaming down as they exchanged vows at the pagoda near the Strawberry Hill waterfall. The simple ceremony was very personal as most of the audience had contributed small facts about the couple to the officiant. Afterwards, it was all smiles, hugs and cupcakes! A friend and pastry chef made the treats you see in the tower. They looked pretty tasty! Afterwards, friends and family left for Dim Sum giving us some private time to photograph the new married couple.