Destination I Do
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This Real-life Couple Brought Sophisticated Glamour to Downtown San Francisco

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Choco Studio

Today’s real-life wedding features a Tennessee couple who pulled off an amazingly beautiful destination wedding across the country in San Francisco, California. It was all about the glamorous details for Stephanie and Jamie and they couldn’t have found a more beautiful venue than the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco.

The Bently Reserve is at the height of San Francisco sophistication and holds some of the city’s most lavish events. Stephanie and Jamie’s wedding definitely held its own in this enormous space and fit the high-class ambiance perfectly. Stephanie looked ultra-glam in a form fitting strapless wedding gown. The jewel detailing and fur wrap exuded old Hollywood glamour befitting of California.

The couple’s ceremony and reception took place in the Banking Hall which was once part of the Federal Reserve. At over 8,000 square feet, Stephanie and Jamie had their work cut out for them transforming the room into a warm and rich space. It’s clear from their images that they were beyond successful at making the enormous space their own.

After the ceremony and during the cocktail hour, the lighting and catering companies had to rush to convert the space into the couple’s reception. Attention to detail was seen everywhere at Stephanie and Jamie’s reception. From the warm lighting illuminating the Banking Hall to the custom monograms everywhere you looked, it was clear whose party it was.

The floral arrangements had to stand up to the height and grandness of the room and they certainly delivered. Enormous white arrangements were placed in tall glass vases also filled with white flowers. The couple gave customized shot glasses as favors and were clearly encouraging their guests to relax and have a great time.

Planning a destination wedding from afar can be done with any amount of effort or budget. This wedding clearly required a great amount of planning because of all the details, but Stephanie and Jamie proved it could be done. After months of hard work and planning, what resulted was a gorgeous San Franciscan wedding that their guests will surely never forget.

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