Outdoor portrait of the bride and groom. Details of the wedding dress and shoes. Bride looking at a book that her brides maids gifted to her. The bride smiles while she gets her makeup done. Detail of the grooms shoes and tie. The wedding rings and portrait of the groom. Black and white portrait of the groom. Black and white image of the bride getting ready with her wedding party. The grooms men chatting before the wedding. Two portraits of the bride getting ready. The bride and her wedding party look out of a window before the wedding. Detail of the chuppah and flowers. The bride walks towards her groom for their first look. The groom smiles as he turns and sees his bride for the first time. The bride sheds happy tears during the first look. The bride and groom touch foreheads for an intimate moment during the first look. The bride and groom's dog joins the first look. Two portraits of the bride and groom under the chuppah during the first look. The entire wedding party stands for a photo. The rabbi stands behind the bride and groom while performing the ketubah. The wedding party cheers during the ketubah. The bride and groom hold hands during the ketubah. The bride and groom smile at the rabbi during the ketubah. The rabbi reads the ketubah. Family looking on as the ketubah is performed. The wedding party signs the ketubah. The rabbi gives advice to the bride and groom during the ketubah. The groom lifts his bride's veil. Details of ceremony table and kiddish cup. Black and white image of the bride and her father walking down the aisle. The groom smiles as he watches his bride walk down the aisle. The grooms mens share a laugh during the ceremony. Father and bride embrace at the end of the aisle procession. An image of the entire ceremony.

The bride and groom look at each other during the ceremony. The bride and groom are wrapped in a tallit during their wedding ceremony.The rabbi presents a blessing with the kiddish cup.   The groom smashing the glass!The first kiss as husband and wife.The bride and groom smile and hold hands in the air as they walk down the aisle as husband and wife.   Black and white image of the bride and groom sharing a private moment after the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom share a private moment after the wedding ceremony.

Detail of candles at the reception.

Detail of the reception table. The bride and groom embrace during their first dance. Guests look on as the bride and groom have their first dance. The bride and groom with the band behind them during their first dance. The bride dancing with her father. Black and white image of the father daughter dance. Black and white photo of the groom dancing with his mother. The bride and groom make a speech. The bride and groom make a speech. The bride and groom laughing during speeches. The bride and groom look on as the groom's father makes a speech. A groomsman makes a speech. Guests dancing at the reception. The bride and groom are lifted on chairs during the Hora. The bride makes an uneasy smile as she holds on to the chair she is lifted on. Guests clap during dancing. Guests dance during the reception. Two men dance low to the ground during the reception. Guests dancing during the reception. A portrait of guests with masks and props. The bride and groom dancing during the reception. The groom is lifted by friends and family during the reception. Guests enjoying the music during the reception. Guests doing the limbo. A guest on stage dancing with the band. Confetti surrounding the bride and groom as they kiss at the end of the night. A close up detail of the wedding rings.

Q. What are your day jobs?

A. Eric is an iOS Software Developer for Square, and I’m a Community Programs Manager at Salesforce. We both work at software companies in downtown San Francisco.

Q. Where did you both grow up?

A. I grew up in Plano, TX and Eric grew up in Nipomo, a small town in central California

Q. How did you meet?

A. We met at a (dive) bar and started chatting about work, what we do, etc. We hit it off since we are in similar fields and had a lot to talk about. Eric gave me his email address so I could reach out to him about hosting an event for our company at his office. We emailed hilarious emails back and forth for a while, and remained friends for a few months before we started to date.

Q. Tell me about the proposal?

A. Story of the proposal is here:

http://www.ericandholly.com/our-story-us/#our-story

The only part omitted from that story is that as soon as he got on one knee, I was in so much shock that I just started screaming “Are you fucking kidding me?!?” over and over. He said for a split second there he thought I was going to say no! Nobody EVER surprises me, so I was truly just in complete shock.

Q. Name a few places that are special to you. This could be a vacation, a concert, something you enjoy doing together locally, etc. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; just someplace you have made memories together.

A. So many special places!

-Buena Vista Irish Coffee Bar in San Francisco- Located in Ghirardelli Square, this spot is one of our local favorites. It’s always packed with tourists, but we love to go there to have an Irish coffee and then walk to the nearby neighborhood North Beach (SF’s Little Italy) for an afternoon of roaming around and eating pizza and gelato

-Prague- Eric and I went to Vienna, Prague, and Berlin in December 2013. We had fun in every city, but spent NYE in Prague and it was incredibly romantic and fun.

-The Ferry Building in San Francisco- We love to go to the Ferry Building on Saturday mornings, have lunch, and do some shopping at the Farmer’s Market

-The Golden Gate Bridge- It’s iconic for us. It’s right behind our apartment. We see it all of the time, on our drive home from the grocery store, when walking the dog, etc. It never gets old.

-Austin- We both love Austin so much and are so excited to start our married life together there

Q. When you can do anything you want to do, what do you do?

A. Eat, eat, and eat some more! We love trying trendy, new restaurants doing cool things with their food just as much as we love hunkering down for a damn good burger. We also love to travel, take long walks in the city, and when we’re feeling lazy, watch Marvel movies and Jeopardy. 🙂 Eric loves to code, build, tinker, fix things–he’s very handy. I love to cook, girls’ nights, and doing anything I can in a lake, pool, or the ocean!

Q. What is your favorite music and/or songs that mean the most to you as a couple? A playlist of sorts would be great! And any stories are great too!

A. This is going to be the song for our first dance: Jason Mraz- I Won’t Give Up

Q. Any pets? Tell me about them!

A. Yes! Zeus is an incredibly handsome, sneaky, silly, cuddly, smart 11 year-old, 10 pound Chiweenie. I got him in college. When Eric and I first met, he said he didn’t like small dogs, but that’s CLEARLY not the case now. They are best buds, and Eric is always stealing cuddles from him every chance he gets. Zeus is my absolute best friend. He’s been there for me through everything over this past 11 years, and I’m obsessed with him. Seriously. He’s like my child.

 

Special Thanks to the Vendor Team:

Event Coordinator: Caplan Miller Events

Venue: The Four Seasons

Catering: The Four Seasons

Cake Artist: The Four Seasons

Music: The Night Owls

Florist: Wendee Sawran

Videographer: Lizama Videography

Hair and Makeup: Lauren Lumdsen