A Timeless, Glamorous Wedding at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California

San Francisco–based couple Barbara Legnitto (28 and a CPA) and Craig Hansson (28 and a real estate agent) planned a glamorous summer wedding at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California. The day started with an outdoor ceremony in the courtyard, where Barbara and Craig exchanged vows under the shade of two impressive palm trees. The couple kept the decor minimal to let the beautiful weather take center stage, adding only two lush altar arrangements of seasonal white blooms in stone urns. 

The newlyweds and their guests moved indoors for cocktail hour in the penthouse and the reception. The evening unfolded in the hotel’s Gold Room, an exquisite ballroom with French provincial details such as ornate gold-leaf bas-reliefs, crystal chandeliers and gilded ceilings. Flickering candlelight on gold-sequined tablecloths played up the room’s luxe decor, while high-sitting arrangements of white roses and hydrangeas added romance and elegance. 

After a traditional sit-down dinner, the couple and their guests hit the dance floor, where Verducci Event Productions spun upbeat music all night long. Guests were treated to an assortment of sweets in theme-appropriate shades of ivory and gold; when they needed to rest their dancing feet, they headed to the photo booth to strike a pose. —Libby MacCarthy