A Formal, Glamorous Ballroom Wedding at The Fairmont San Francisco in San Francisco, California
Nicole Grover (25 and an administrative assistant) and Eric Taylor (22 and a sound engineer) met while they were on the same chapel worship team at their private high school. After four years of dating, it became tradition for Eric to go with Nicole and her family to Santa Cruz, California, every year. During their vacation, the couple drove to meet up with Nicole’s family, who had already left for Lighthouse Point. Nicole thought it was strange Eric grabbed his coat since it was so warm out, but she didn’t dwell on it much longer. Once the couple reached their destination near the waterfront, Eric pulled a ring box out of his pocket, with her family nearby catching the entire proposal on camera. The couple had their formal, glamorous ballroom wedding at The Fairmont San Francisco inside the Gold Room -- a venue that lived up to its name: Gold chandeliers hung from ornate ceilings, and walls were painted gold and featured elegant drapery, which set the tone for the occasion. Nicole found her dream dress: a buttercream ball gown with a bubble skirt divided into layers by crystals. The bride wore a bejeweled headband with her long ivory cathedral veil, completing her glamorous look with dangling crystal earrings. At the ceremony, white pillars with candles wrapped in tulle decorated the aisle, which was strewn with red rose petals. For the reception, the ballroom was transformed with round dining tables covered in white tablecloths and decorated with flower centerpieces.