An Elegant Formal Wedding in San Francisco, CA

The Bride Kate Cecich, 28, a medical social worker at Regional Medical Center of San Jose The Groom Alex Aragon, 27, a marketing and digital media man

The Bride Kate Cecich, 28, a medical social worker at Regional Medical Center of San Jose The Groom Alex Aragon, 27, a marketing and digital media manager The Date November 6 With a classic and sophisticated wedding in mind, Kate and Alex set out to plan a timeless San Francisco affair. The early-November date inspired a range of purples from lavender to plum with metallic accents.

Kate had the most fun choosing the bridesmaid shoes—all ankle booties—to go with their purple Lela Rose dresses.
Two lush, all-white floral arrangements in pedestal vases marked the altar.
Groupings of candlesticks topped with pillar candles and purple hydrangea balls topped the banquet tables.
Groupings of candlesticks topped with pillar candles and purple hydrangea balls separated the oversized flower arrangements on the long banquet tables.
Boxes of tightly packed purple carnations served as a base for the escort cards.
Elegant chargers and silverware kept with the theme, and the menu cards matched the invitations.
Kate went with simple accessories because her dress had so much detail, but she had fun with her “sassy” Ferragamo heels.
Dusty miller added extra texture to Kate’s all-white bouquet of ranunculus, peonies, anemones, garden roses and tea roses.
With its chandeliers and marble pillars, Bently Reserve didn’t need much dressing up—just some lighting to make it glow.
The feather and pearl fascinator Kate wore during her ceremony evoked the intricate neckline of her gown.
The flowers girls carried small pomanders of roses, hydrangeas, sweet peas and dusty miller to match the bridesmaid bouquets.
Tiny, ivory sugar flowers covered the third tier of their fondant cake.
Kate knew this Monique Lhuillier gown was the one as soon as she tried it on.
To complement their sharp tuxes, each groomsman wore a single ranunculus bloom on his lapel.
The bridesmaids finished their looks with purple tulle flower hairpins.