St. Ignatius Church Wedding: Natalie + Tyler

      We adore Natalie + Tyler! They had the most elegant and beautiful wedding last fall at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco and we're so excited to be posting photos. Natalie + Tyler met at the USF law school and they decided to get married at SI church, the same lovely location as their law school graduation. Before the wedding ceremony, they started the day with a traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony, a wonderful tradition to honor their elders and families. And it was especially adorable when the bridesmaids made Tyler play a little "door game" during the tea ceremony and try to read to Natalie in Cantonese. He later learned that he promised to do everthing Natalie tells him to do -- forever :) Nice one! Enjoy these photos from the wedding prep and ceremony!

  The bride getting her makeup done. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride getting her makeup done. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The bride looks at herself in a small mirror. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride looks at herself in a small mirror. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The groom putting on his tie. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The groom putting on his tie. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The groom's luxe silk wedding suit. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

 The groom's luxe silk wedding suit. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

   The bride getting her hair done. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

 The bride getting her hair done. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

 Their beautiful wedding bands. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

Their beautiful wedding bands. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The morning started with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, where the bride and groom were given little red envelopes. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The morning started with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, where the bride and groom were given little red envelopes. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The bride and groom serving tea to their families, during their Chinese tea ceremony. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride and groom serving tea to their families, during their Chinese tea ceremony. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The groom reading to the bride in Mandarin, during their traditional Chinese tea ceremony. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The groom reading to the bride in Mandarin, during their traditional Chinese tea ceremony. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The bride listening to the groom, while he reads to her :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride listening to the groom, while he reads to her :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The bride in her gorgeous lace wedding dress. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride in her gorgeous lace wedding dress. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The bow on the brides wedding dress. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bow on the brides wedding dress. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The brides bottle of Bvlgari perfume. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The brides bottle of Bvlgari perfume. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

 The bride in her wedding pearls. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride in her wedding pearls. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

 The groom, outside the church, minutes before the ceremony started. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The groom, outside the church, minutes before the ceremony started. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The bride admiring her beautiful wedding bouquets. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride admiring her beautiful wedding bouquets. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  Th ceremony begins. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

Th ceremony begins. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The bride and her father, walking down the aisle. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride and her father, walking down the aisle. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The minister reading a prayer during the wedding ceremony. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The minister reading a prayer during the wedding ceremony. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The bride and groom reading a poem together. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride and groom reading a poem together. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

 And the kiss! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

And the kiss! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

 They are married!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

They are married!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

Couples photos outside the church. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.
Couples photos outside the church. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.
 The bride's lovely pink flowers. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The bride's lovely pink flowers. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  The brides veil plays in the breeze. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

The brides veil plays in the breeze. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  So happy!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

So happy!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

  And off they go to their wedding reception! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

And off they go to their wedding reception! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; St. Ignatius Church Wedding, San Francisco.

       We'll put up a part two soon of their gorgeous wedding reception at the Marin Art & Garden Center, which included a surprise Chinese lion dance! 

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

Vendors

Photography: Bowerbird Photography

Venue: St. Ignatius Church

Hair: Rebecca Beardsley

Makeup: Amy Lee