A Rustic, Romantic Wedding at Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine, California
Anne St. Geme, 27, a professional runner and project manager at Stanford University and Garrett Beck, 27, co-founder of Asseta, a San Francisco start-up, met at a beach house party, where Garrett says Anne didn't give him the time of day. But, thanks to a strong sense of determination and perseverance, Garrett didn't give up, and a year later convinced Anne to go on a date to the race track. Four years later, on a trip to New York City, Garrett popped the question before the pair entered a rooftop restaurant. "We walked up to the rooftop to celebrate with champagne and phone calls to family. NYC will definitely always have a special place in my heart now," says Anne. With the help of planner Brooke Keegan of Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events, Anne and Garrett molded an ever-evolving design concept into a classic, yet casually elegant outdoor soiree in an Earth tone color palette with blush accents. "I drew inspiration from Tuscan destination weddings and European garden parties. I wanted overflowing white florals (peonies, hydrangeas and garden roses), with an emphasis on silvery greenery, like olive branches. We wanted the natural canyon setting to add to the look and feel." Anne classic aesthetic was reflected in the decor's Italian pedestal wooden tables and bars, clean, white linens and garden-inspired furniture vignettes -- decorated in overflowing floral arrangements -- and an eclectic array of tabletop vessels. "I didn't ask for a Super Moon (a naturally-occurring larger-than-normal full moon), but we got lucky with one!" says Anne.