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Wedding Wednesday

Alexis + Steve
Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
Barton Creek Resort

Alexis and Steve were married at The Transfiguration Greek Orthodox church, which Alexis attended with her family when she lived in Austin. The church is breathtaking and the Greek Orthodox ceremony was a joy to witness! Steeped with tradition and symbolism, all of the customs were meaningful and poignant.  A string quartet performed the timeless wedding classics, while cantors sang during the ceremony.  The exquisitely ornate church shone in all its glory, as did Alexis! Her custom Monique Lhullier was to-die-for. The perfect bend of avant garde and tradition!

Her bouquet complemented her gown perfectly: a lush ivory mix of peonies, garden roses, gardenias, hydrangea, tulips, sweet peas and delicate hypericum berries. The bridesmaids wore amazing navy gowns and carried bouquets of pale blush peonies.  The church pews were adorned with floral clusters of ivory hydrangea accented with Italian green variegated pittosporum, gold hypericum berries and trailing gold ribbon.  In the lobby a large gold painted footed pedestal was topped with a striking display of gold branches and gorgeous floral décor. It was a designer’s dream!!!

Guests headed to Barton Creek Resort, and as they entered the Wildflower Atrium for cocktail hour, the sounds of a Texas-country band greeted them! A fun welcome that let them know they were in for an amazing time!  Cocktail tables were covered in navy pintuck linens and topped with silver mint julep cups filled with a mix of ivory tulips and spray roses.  Escort cards were displayed on an acrylic riser that housed vintage postcards and candles below.

The ballroom doors opened and a feast for the eyes was revealed!  A mixture of square, round and long tables created a visually dynamic space. Tables were topped with an ivory contour linen – a tonal pattern that was gorgeous!!! Rich, elegant and beyond interesting. Centerpieces were a mix of low gold mercury glass footed vasestopped with ivory floral comprised of hydrangea, peonies, spray roses,  roses, and sweet peas accented with Italian green variegated pittosporum and gold hypericum berries and tall gold mercury glass trumpet vases housed the same floral mix. Each long banquet table was topped with a  gold candelabra in the center and surrounded with ivory candles and the ivory floral mix.

A gorgeous gold sea-sponge glass charger made each place setting astounding! Ivory menus accented with navy and gold were tucked in ivory satin napkins. The gold chivari chairs were the perfect complement to a look that was classically elegant with a fresh fashion forward look.

Alexis and Steve entered the ballroom to “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.”  The bride’s father and rabbi from the church gave a heart felt welcome and blessing, and then dinner service began.  Guests enjoyed roasted sweet corn bisque, spinach and strawberry feta cheese salad, followed by a duet of beef tenderloin and sea bass, parmesan potato risotto, and grilled asparagus.  After dinner, Alexis and her father along with Steve and his mother, opened the dance floor by dancing to Sam Cooke’s “Having  a Party.” And what a party it was!!! Guests danced into the evening and had a fabulous time.

The wedding cake was designed using the same lace pattern found on Alexis’ dress. Toasting flutes, along with the cake knife and server were family heirlooms and looked perfect on the bride’s cake table.  Instead of a groom’s cake, Steve opted for Amy’s ice cream, which was a huge crowd pleaser.

Alexis and Steve, thank you for letting us be part of your wedding. It was so much fun and your choices were superb! Hope you are having the best time in San Francisco!! Every time we hear “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” we will think of you. 😉

Photography Courtesy of SMS Photography

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