What are your day jobs? 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.
Where did you both grow up? I grew up in Plano, TX and Eric grew up in Nipomo, a small town in central California
How did you meet? 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.
How did you choose your venues: Four Seasons Hotel? I couldn’t imagine anywhere better than the Four Seasons. The location is incredible, we could have our ceremony outside, the service at the Four Seasons can’t be compared to anywhere else, and for us, most importantly, the food there is absolutely incredible. They don’t disappoint.
Describe your decor and how you chose it? Decor is definitely not my talent, but we worked closely with the brilliant team at Caplan Miller to create a beautiful setting. I wanted things to feel fun and represent the beginning of the summer.Tell me about your attire – who designed your dress and where did you buy it? I LOVED MY DRESS!! It was designed by Matthew Christopher Bridal and it was called the Emma. I picked Champagne fabric with an ivory lace overlay. It was amazing. Funny story though, I started losing so much weight before the wedding (mostly nerves) that at my last fitting they told me I needed to gain weight or it wouldn’t fit (I know, I’m the worst). Anyway, I got to spend the week leading up to my wedding eating burgers and queso…and sometimes eating burgers in queso. It was kinda the best.
What shoes did you choose and what jewelry did you wear? (um those light up shoes were awesome!) I had two pairs of shoes. I had a pair of sparkly Christian Louboutin heels for the photos and the ceremony and then switched it up for the reception and I had white Converse wedges and I added light-up shoelaces. I mean, it’s a party, right? I also got all of my bridesmaids converse in their favorite color to wear that night so we would all match 🙂 I was also wearing Star Wars storm trooper socks in honor of my Star-Wars-loving husband.
Who designed the bridesmaids dresses? Not sure actually… we got them from a bridesmaid dress store that’s around the country. Bella bridal maybe? I’ll need to look into that one!
And your groom – tell me about his look – who was his suit designer? Any other significant accessories? He and his groomsmen rented tuxes from Menguin. A portion of the profits go to fund Penguin conservation and advocacy! Eric calls me his penguin, so it was amazing when we got his tux in the mail a few days before the wedding and they included a super cute plush penguin for us to keep. It was meant to be 🙂 I also sent Eric little gifts throughout the day and one of them was a set of cufflinks that said “I love you” and “I know” which is a famous line from Star Wars. He looked so handsome 🙂
Why did you choose me, Jenny, to be your wedding photographer? Caplan Miller sent us a list of photographers to review and we loved your work. After our introductory call with you, I felt really comfortable with you right off the bat. THEN, we had our engagement photos and we were obsessed with you. You are hilarious, fun, and damn good at what you do–everything we could have ever wanted in the person photographing our wedding. One of my favorite moments at the wedding (overall, not just with you) was when you came up to me during the reception to grab my ring so you could photograph it. I was talking to someone and you asked for my rings, looked over to the person I was talking to and completed deadpan said “Yeah, she didn’t pay me.” and walked away. I burst out laughing. It’s those little things that made you part of our day, part of our experience, part of our guests’ experience. We so appreciate you, your sense of humor, and the care you put into everything you did leading up to our wedding and that weekend.
What was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day? I don’t even know where to start with this one. I loved getting ready with my best friends, I loved the first look, I loved the ceremony, I loved the reception…I just don’t even know where to start! What was your favorite image from your wedding day? This one is tough…I attached a few of my faves, but I loved them all so much!
Did any of your other vendors go above and beyond for you? Obviously, Caplan Miller is the best of the best. The Four Seasons did an amazing job, Wendee did an amazing job… You are our favorite though 🙂
Do you have any tips to share with other couples? Just the normal cliche stuff… it all goes by so fast. Enjoy every single minute of it and don’t skimp out on videos, photos, or anything else that helps you relive the memories because when the weekend is all done (and it will be, quickly), you want those special moments captured so they last a lifetime.