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2009 has been our year for shooting weddings in Northern California, from San Francisco to Napa Valley, its been fun mixing it up and in the midst of it all Justin and I have enjoyed traveling.
Stephanie + Sam were married on September 4th in San Francisco. They held their wedding ceremony at the Merchants Exchange Building and then held a beautiful reception in the Julia Morgan Ballroom inside of that same building. The first time we actually met Stephanie + Sam was the day before their wedding when we toured their amazing venue together to get a feel for what the next day would be like. We were super excited after getting acquainted with Stephanie + Sam and could not wait for their wedding day to unfold!
No joke, Julia Morgan was an amazing designer and architect! Justin and I have been fans of her work ever since we visited Hearst Castle a few years back. She was a very talented woman. Now onto the rest of the details:
Now here's something you can count on at the end of every one of our wedding posts: Click here to view more photos with their online slideshow!
This was THE wedding to be at on September 12th of 2009! Dani + Sean were married in Napa Valley at The Carneros Inn. Everything, I mean EVERYTHING about this wedding was ultra-fabulous and the details were mind blowing! This day definitely made our top-ten list for weddings and Dani + Sean were a stellar couple to work with! Their theme was "an enchanted forest", and there was this sweet organic and dreamy feel throughout every aspect. Dani + Sean hired the amazing crew of Sillapere to be behind the scenes and make all of the magic come to life. Sillapere did a phenomenal job at it too! Ladies and gents we give you Dani + Sean's wedding!
LOVED how dreamy Dani's dress was!
The winner for the favorite item of the day: Sean's amazing custom suit from Lord Willy's of New York! Justin was drooling over it all day long! I really like the idea of the groom spending a good amount of thought, time, and money on his suit. So many times we see rented suits, but come-on gentlemen...this IS your wedding day too. Why not drop it like its hot for such a memorable day, one that will only come around once in a lifetime?!
Details from the cocktail hour (also one exception from the ceremony on the top right), I REALLY dug the all of the tree and wood sculptures that scattered the grounds of this venue for the wedding.
Room details from reception #1. This room was used for dinner and speeches. My favorite part about this setup was they vine tent with chandeliers suspended throughout the middle.
Details from reception #2. Once dinner was over the guests were excused to a second room where dancing, cake cutting, and dessert took place. Notice the second version of the vine tent that helped carry over the continuity of the evening.
Please, please, please click here to view more of our favorite images from this fabulous wedding. We had such a rough time narrowing down our favs for this post so the rest are featured in this slideshow. Check it out if you have a few minutes to spare!
Last, the next day Dani + Sean hosted a brunch for all of their out of town guests. We decided to stop by on our way out of town to check out more amazing work done by Sillapere, also to capture a few more details for Dani + Sean.