Erica and Alfred – July 20, 2012
It was the two-year anniversary of when they first met, and a weekend carefully selected by Erica when the San Francisco Giants would be out of town. The colors for this fantastic wedding celebration were Cobalt Blue with Orange accents. It made for beautiful bridesmaids dresses, and you had to love the socks worn by all the groomsmen and Alfred, the groom. In fact, Erica and Alfred were a blast to work with for this San Ramon wedding ceremony and reception held at The Bridges Golf Club.
The introduction of the wedding party is a great time to set the mood or tone for the rest of the evening. With a “party” theme in mind, our four pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen were appropriately welcomed to the room with the following theme songs: Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO, Get This Party Started by P!nk, Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus, and Party Like a Rockstar by Shop Boyz. Alfred and Erica were introducted to Crazy In Love by Beyoncé.
Everyone is familiar with guests tapping their glasses in order to get the bride and groom to kiss during dinner. We opted for a different route based on a suggestion in the book, The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!, which all my clients receive during planning. Each table was required to, as a group, stand and sing a song that has the word “love” in it. Then, and only then, would Erica and Alfred share a kiss for everyone’s delight. After the first two or three tables, it became a competition that also included several mash-ups of multiple songs, and some tables working together!
Perhaps my favorite part of every wedding is telling the Love Story of the bride and groom. Erica and Alfred didn’t disappoint, with great bits of humor and amazing stories of how much they love one another. In fact, they told me it was their favorite memory of the wedding day!
The magic of this wedding couldn’t have be captured better than with the unique eye of photographer Julie Cahill. She took all of the amazing photos you see on this page, and I thank her so much for them!