Lydia and Sean are two of the most thoughtful and genuinely kind people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. As a referral from my past clients Becca + Julian, who kept me crying I was always laughing so hard at their jokes, I knew I was in for another treat with Lydia and Sean. They met 6 years ago while Sean was getting his PhD from Stanford University (oh yeah, did I mention that all of my clients are also incredibly accomplished individuals?) and were engaged on the 5th anniversary of the first day they met. Talk about sweet.
For their wedding day, while Lydia wanted the day to be aesthetically beautiful, she spent more time ensuring their 144 guests would be comfortable and warm, have full bellies of delicious food, and would be getting down on the dance floor. They went with a “cabin formal” aesthetic, and Lydia selected buffalo check plaid napkins, paired with white tablecloths and accented with lots of greenery, candles and an orange at each place setting. It came together better than imagined and really helped breathe a lot of life into what could otherwise be a dark venue space.
One of their top three priorities for their wedding day was to have a meaningful ceremony, and that very clearly came through on the wedding day. One of Sean’s brothers was the officiant and filled the ceremony with beautiful tidbits about their relationship and one of the most touching pieces was when each of the guests closed their eyes to send a wish for the couple. When it came time for their vows, I don’t think there was a dry eye in sight (not to mention the best man’s toast later on in the evening!). They were incredibly thoughtful and touching; it was so clear to see not only the love between them, but the immense respect they hold for each other. Their ceremony set a really beautiful tone for the rest of the wedding day.
Guests were greeted with Hot Toddies on the patio before the ceremony to keep their hands warm (despite the gorgeous day, we still were in chilly San Francisco after all!). During cocktail hour guests enjoyed the golden gate bridge views while eating antipasti platters provided by Del Popolo and a full bar. Dinner consisted of delicious Del Popolo pizzas and salad and Roli Roti provided chicken, brussel sprouts, and fingerling potatoes. After more teary eyes toasts, Lydia and Sean shared their first dance together to Would You Go With Me by Josh Turner which was energetic and upbeat and Lydia and Sean’s fun they had together during this dance was simply infectious. Guests danced the night away to DJ CAMS intermixed with saxophone by Simon Friedlander which gave a whole new dynamic energy to the dancing and ate sweet treats from Neighbor Bakehouse, Lydia and Sean’s favorite spot in their neighborhood.
The biggest congrats to these two!
Venue: Presidio Log Cabin // Photography: Kim Heath // Coordination: Spreading Lovely // DJ: DJ CAMS // Saxophone: Simon Friedlander // Catering: Del Popolo and Roli Roti through Off The Grid // Florist: friend // Makeup: Abi Rooney from Credo Beauty // Hair: Head Spa // Dessert: Neighbor Bakehouse // Beverages: BevMo //