A Classic Wedding With Modern Touches in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California

Adrienne and Brian met at Giordano's Pizza in Chicago, Illinois on a Saturday in June when they were both visiting the city for the weekend. Over the

Adrienne and Brian met at Giordano's Pizza in Chicago, Illinois on a Saturday in June when they were both visiting the city for the weekend. Over the next year, the two would bank a crazy amount of airlines miles, until Adrienne relocated to San Francisco for work and moved in with Brian.?Brian proposed on a weekend trip to New York City. He surprised Adrienne with tickets to "The Book of Mormon" and hired a secret photographer to capture the whole thing on film.?They were married at the dreamy Shakespeare's Garden in Golden Gate Park. They chose this location because Brian wanted modern, simple elegance and Adrienne wanted the beauty of the outdoors, with a touch of ?Old Hollywood style. ?Their wedding color palette was white, emerald green and tan. The couple knew they wanted to incorporate emerald green because it was Adrienne's "happy color" and Brian loved the look of tan suits with emerald green ties.?The groom hired local quintet, Innocenti Strings, and chose non-traditional music with a classic acoustical sound for their outdoor garden wedding. For her walk down the aisle, ?the bride chose "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses. After the ceremony, Adrienne and Brian passed out favors in memory of deceased grandparents, family and friends. Each favor included a penny for guests to throw into the fountains in Shakespeare's Garden.Adrienne and Brian wanted a non-traditional reception with a view of the stunning San Francisco skyline. They chose the 360 view glass tower at the de Young Museum, where they treated guests to a less formal party with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

The Golden Gate Bridge
The bride wore a white textured organza strapless Romona Keveza wedding dress with a pearl and crystal encrusted belt and sweetheart neckline, to evoke a style of Hollywood glamour.
The bride choose an 1920's inspired side swoop with finger curls to keep with her theme of Hollywood glamour.  She also added a feather headpiece to complete her look.
The Bride Getting Dressed
Bridesmaids Getting Ready in Matching Tank Tops
The bride chose emerald green bridal shoes because emerald green is her favorite color. The jewels on the shoes brought out the jewels on her belt.
The ring bearer walked down the aisle with a handcrafted poem book created by the bride and groom. The book was specially made to hold their wedding bands.
The bride chose a dramatic Romona Keveza gown because she wanted to evoke the feel of old Hollywood glamour. She accessorized with her grandmother's vintage jewelry and emerald green shoes.
The groom hired local quintet, Innocenti Strings, and choose non-traditional music with a classic acoustical sound in Shakespeare's Garden. For her walk down the aisle, the bride chose Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses played by 5 strings.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by both of her parents. Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses was played by a local string quintet.
Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows at Golden Gate Park
Groomsmen With Green Ties
The Bridal Party
The bridesmaids wore floor length emerald green gowns with sweetheart tops and their own choice of shoes. Their footwear ranged from wedges to heels. rn
Emerald Green Bridal Party and Groomsmen
White Floral Centerpiece
The guests enjoyed several tables of heavy appetizers as well as passed hors d'oeuvres. High top tables surrounded the dance floor, while sit down tables and the bar were located on the other.
Bride and Groom Toast
Bride and Groom First Dance