Stephanie and Brian had a beautiful winter wedding in January. They were married in the Artisan Ballroom in front of the glass wall with candles lining the aisle and hanging from a wreath made out of grapevine twigs, and soft ivory fabric draped across the beams over them. Stephanie was escorted down the aisle by her sons and then the couple shared a beautiful family unity candle lighting ceremony with all their children.
The bouquets consisted of pink and red roses with pittosporum greenery. The flower girl wore a halo of pittosporum greenery and red spray roses.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in a heated tent connected to the ballroom while the room was switched to a dinner setting. Elaborate centerpieces of roses and orchids adorned the tables, which were named after cities the couple had traveled to. Hundreds of candles placed around the room created a warm ambiance. A band played as guests entered back into the ballroom for dinner and dancing.
Guests were treated to passed appetizers of white bean and olive crostini and Mount Tam bruschetta with beets. A plated meal followed with a first course of spinach salad with olives and a second course of beef tenderloin with lemon mashed potatoes. The vegetarian selection was polenta with sautéed mushrooms and greens, and the kids enjoyed good ol’ mac and cheese.
The bride’s cake was a gorgeous three-tiered cake covered in roses. The groom’s cake was a chocolate cake covered in swirls of dark chocolate.
Guest favors were golf balls as the guests headed out to the front of the Mansion to send off the bride and groom in a shower of sparklers.
Thanks to Anthology Photography for all the lovely photographs!!