The day after I posted last week’s “Keep It Simple” inspiration board, I got an email from one of my favorite photographers, Leo Patrone, because he had shot Ashley and Michael’s lovely wedding in October, and thought it fit perfectly with that inspiration board: a city hall ceremony, a dinner party reception, all in San Francisco!

 How cute are these love notes on a chalkboard wall in the entrance of the couple’s home?

I think you all know what a sucker I am for balloons. And I love how joyful she is here!

 People ask me what to do with your bouquet during the ceremony if you choose not to have any attendants. Simple! Just turn around and hand it to someone in the first row, like your father (I love that shot).

After the ceremony at San Francisco’s city hall, the couple took their guests on a tour of the city’s most picturesque spots, in a classic old cable car. With snacks! Guests nibbled on organic popcorn, vegan doughnut holes and lavender short bread cookies, all locally made.

Dinner took place in the private dining room at Spruce, decorated with tons of pillar candles. Everyone enjoyed a five-course tasting menu, planned by the restaurant’s chefs and sommeliers for the wedding. The darling cake was inspired by the design on Ashley and Michael’s invitations.

See the full gallery here.

Photographer: Leo Patrone / Wedding Planning, custom favor labels: Downey Street Events / Invitations: eco-friendly letterpress by Bella Figura / Flowers: Natalie Bowen Designs / Bride’s dress: Elizabeth Fillmore at Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier / Shoes: Pedro Garcia from Yoox / Ceremony venue: San Francisco City Hall / Cable car rental: Classic Cable Car Sightseeing / Reception venue: Spruce, San Francisco / Wooden place cards: sustainably harvested birch wood by Night Owl Paper Goods / Cake: Flours
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  • Modern San Francisco City Hall Wedding

    10 December 2009
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