As the groom waited outside the InterContinental Mark Hopkins for the "first look," the Blue Angels boomed overhead, adding to the atmosphere of excitement and anticipation. Actually, the roar of the planes bore a type of resemblance to the peal of wedding bells, seeming to herald Meredith + Andrew's wedding all over the city. It also meant that moments later, as the two held each other in their arms, we got several cute photos of the bride and groom spinning around simultaneously to gaze up and point at the sky, the bride's veil lifting in the wind, with the happiest expressions on their faces. The bridal party soon joined, decked out in fall-y colors with orange bouquets for the bridesmaids and orange boutonnieres for the groomsmen (perhaps an auger of the upcoming Giants win!). These two definitely had their dream team with them, and it was wonderful to see them all get in action, organizing in seconds to hail a cable car and pose in front of it for photos. Their wedding venue, the historic Mark Hopkins Hotel, was also done up for the occasion with beautiful blossoms in hues of red, yellow and orange.
They had a moving interfaith wedding ceremony, first with a ketubah signing during an intimate gathering of close friends and family in their hotel suite, followed by their larger wedding celebration in the the Room of the Dons, which included both Jewish and Christian traditions.
Meredith + Andrew are the sweetest, and they surround themselves with equally dear and wonderful people. Their wedding was not only a celebration of their love for each other, but also a fantastic party assembling the communities they love from the span of their lifetimes and the country.
We are soooo happy you are married M + A! We wish you much joy and love in your partnership!
Check back soon for more photos from their festive wedding reception :)
Ariel + Sam
Wedding Venue: InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
Wedding Planner: Chrissy Wolfman
Wedding Photography: Bowerbird Photography
Flowers: Branch Out Floral
Make-up + Hair: Meaganne Mccandess
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo
Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Band: Lucky Devils Band
Caterer + Linens: InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco