Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shirley & James: Shakespeare in Love

September brought new meaning to the movie “Shakespeare in Love.”  I had the pleasure of coordinating Shirley and James’s wedding, which took place at the Shakespeare Garden located in the beautiful San Francisco Golden Gate Park.  As expected, the bridal party awoke to familiar Bay Area fog that was sure to lift as the breath-taking bride walked down her redbrick aisle. The garden setting was picture perfect complete with overhanging crab-apple trees nestled among red, pink, and white roses. Shirley’s bridesmaid dresses were a colored Tiffany blue that added the perfect color balance to the scene. 

Following the ceremony, the newlyweds and their bridal group crisscrossed around the city with Chung Chan of Chung Photo to capture the funny, memorable, and private moments of the couple and their first hours as husband and wife.  Backdrops of the Transamerica Pyramid, downtown San Francisco, and the historic Ferry Building became a part of this special day.

The wedding reception was held at Hong Kong Flower Lounge Restaurant in Millbrae.  The guests were greeted with an irresistible sweets table that not only had children clamoring to get their share, but there were plenty of adults with their hands in the candy jar as well.  The menu was a medley of delectable Chinese cuisine that left you wanting more.  I also had the honor to put the finishing floral touches on their tiered wedding cake from one of their favorite local Sunset bakery.  As for entertainment, the two had put together a slideshow that brought both laughter and tears to the crowd, followed by some wedding games that left the bride, groom, and their guests blushing.  The event ended with a night of dancing that put an exclamation mark on this perfect day. 

Congratulations Shirley & James!  Here are some scenes from their love story:

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