An Elegant Black Tie Wedding at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, California

Kathy Lee (29 and a service representative) and Jonathan Polido (30 and a design associate) met at a wedding where they had not only both been in the

Kathy Lee (29 and a service representative) and Jonathan Polido (30 and a design associate) met at a wedding where they had not only both been in the wedding party, but Jon was the best man. The two went away together some time later on their annual family beach trip and were sitting around the bonfire when Jon called for everyones attention. As Kathy turned around she saw Jon on one knee and he proposed right there on the beach. They knew they would want an intimate ceremony and chose the San Francisco Town Hall as their venue for its privacy and elegant architecture. Their ceremony and reception venues boasted a beautiful intimate setting so the guests formally arrived in black tie. Jon and Kathy wanted to display their different personalities throughout the wedding. Jon showed off his fun side with checkered vans and Kathy her classy elegance with Christian Louboutins. The white roses of the ceremony were transitioned to tall vases of baby's breath for the reception where close friends and family gathered at Alexanders's Steakhouse. Their wedding cake, a fun tribute to their personalities, was half decorated in ivory flowers for Kathy while the other half was a replica of colorful Lego pieces with small figures throughout. It was the perfect way to capture them both.

Kathy and Jon instituted a black tie theme as they had a limited guests list and wanted it to be a formal event. The bride had roses for her bouquet which were also used in the boutonnieres. The reception centerpieces were baby breaths in long white glass vases.
The bride wore a fit and flare gown by Allure Bridals. The fitted bodice had a sweetheart neckline embellished with Swarovski crystals. The entire design was adorned with delicate lace appliqué on English net. She styled it with diamond tear drop earrings black Christian Louboutin heels to incorporate the black tie theme. rn
Bride Having her Makeup Done
Kathy's son helped Jon get ready in their matching black Vera Wang Tuxedos, black and white checkered Vans and handkerchiefs. Jon wanted them to match her classy style with his own fun twist. Her son later walked her down the aisle.
Kathy wanted to match her theme and decor to match the grand architecture of the venue. Their classy setting and black tie dress code were tied together by the live music of a classical violinist during the ceremony.
Ring Bearer Walking Down the Aisle
Kathy and Jon chose to have their wedding at San Francisco City Hall because of it's beautiful architecture and balcony overlooking the grand staircase. It was the ideal space for their intimate guest list.
Bride and Groom's First Kiss
Processional Out of City Hall
Kathy and Jon had their reception at Alexanders's Steakhouse in San Francisco. They served a large dinner in which guests could choose from 2 types of salads, Alaskan King Crab, Filet, or a Ribeye.
Reception at Alexander's Steakhouse
During cocktail hour, guests were treated to passed appetizers including crispy potato croquettes and lamb chops. As a special treat they were also served Hamachi Shots which originated at Alexander's Steakhouse.
Groom and the Guests in Black Tie
To show off their different personalities, Kathy and Jon had their designed so that half of the cake was decorated in draping ivory flowers, and the other half had the appearance of being built of colorful Legos with figures placed throughout the cake.
The overall theme of the wedding was black tie was a classy tribute to Kathy's elegant grace. For Jon, fun features were included like his checkered shoes and their half Lego cake which he cut with a miniature Samurai sword.
After Kathy and Jon had their first dance, they played a slide show of pictures of their favorite times together. At the end was a special pregnancy announcement that took all of their guests by surprise.