It’s always so fun to learn about a wedding venue that I didn’t know about before, like the Penthouse at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel. Lilly and John were joined by 90 guests for their wedding at the historic venue. The couple wanted their wedding to feel like a chic cocktail party in a fabulous apartment, with amazing food, an amazing location and amazing views. The ceremony took place on the balcony overlooking San Francisco, after which guests were able to explore the penthouse, playing pool in the billiards room, nibbling on hors d’oeuvres in the living room, and dancing in the dining room.
Says Lilly, “We pretended that we were throwing a party at our apartment which was super helpful with focusing our attention on what we really wanted, instead of the many wedding things that everyone says you must have. We decided there would be no walking down the aisle, no first dance and no sit-down dinner. And that we definitely wanted black tie, amazing food and definitely Russian vodka!”
How amazing is this Persian-inspired billiards room?
Framed photos of Lilly, John and their families were placed around the penthouse to give it a lived-in feel. Pink peonies were arranged in vases throughout.
To honor her Russian heritage, Lilly and her family made flavored vodka which was served from an ice bar, which featured iced shot glasses and a selection of caviar. Pink cocktail napkins which were personalized with celebratory Russian sayings.
Photography: Kate Harrison
Planning: Lauren Geissler at Downey Street Events
Venue: Penthouse at The Fairmont San Francisco
Bride’s dress / shoes: La Sposa / Valentino
Bridesmaid dress / clutch: J.Crew / Eclu
Hair / makeup: Julie Morgan
Flowers: Not Just Flowers
Officiant: Rabbi Gershon from A Sacred Event
Catering: Adriana McKee-Abbe for Barbara Llewellyn
Congratulations Lilly and John! And thanks so much to Lauren Geissler and Kate Harrison who shared details and photos from this gorgeous wedding.
(Photos submitted via Two Bright Lights.)
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