Emilie and Andrew were fortunate to be able to have their welcome dinner in the Penthouse Suite of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Originally designed as a private residence, the suite was designed by Julia Morgan and has four bedrooms, a living room, dining room, circular two story library and a Moroccan tiled billiard room! What a gorgeous setting for the night before their wedding!
The staff appropriately played the theme music from “The Godfather” when the doors opened to reveal the spectacular barrel room that was the setting for Michele and Ron’s rehearsal dinner at Merryvale Vineyards in St. Helena. Spectacular with the candelabras and king’s table, the New York crowd was dazzled by wine country at it’s best! Catered by neighboring restaurant Tra Vigne, these destination wedding guests were in for a great treat. Michele did a tremendous job “branding” her wedding (it’s what she does for a living). I thought the welcome bags were gorgeous, complete with their own new family “crest” and even a little post mark bearing their initials. Not a detail was missed.
Check back later for Michelle and Ron’s wedding images!
Martha and Phillippe had a very simple, very sweet rehearsal dinner. Hosted at a friend’s house, the couple ordered pizza from several of their favorite local restaurants — the kitchen was filled with so many yummy flavors and scents! It’s amazing how many great pizza places are in Oakland and Berkeley!
Here are a few photos from Martha and Phillipe’s fun rehearsal dinner, and check back tomorrow for photos from their gorgeous wedding!