Real Wedding: Alexis & Jason
Alexis and Jason may have had a small wedding in size—a mere 98 guests—but they went big when it came to the luxuries they bestowed onto their guests.
The venue was a special treat. Set at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the location embodied everything the couple sought in a space for their Big Day. “We wanted a formal San Francisco wedding and this venue was so special,” says Alexis. “I loved how simply elegant it was, and the space was open and free flowing. I could easily picture getting married there.”
The clean, modern décor was enhanced by carefully chosen décor elements. For the ceremony, guests were awed by the white and cream rose petals and clear, minimal boxes filled with water and candles that lined the aisle. The altar was framed by two tables topped with trees adorned with hanging candles and purple orchids on the branches and pink, purple, white and cream rose petals at the base.
As the couple exchanged vows right at sundown, they stood awash in candlelight. The twinkling lighting nicely showcased the intricate detail of the Amy Kuschel gown worn by the bride as well as the glittering Jimmy Choo heels that juxtaposed her look. Later, nearly a dozen more of these glamorous trees decorated the reception area, connecting the ceremony to the celebration that followed.
And what a celebration Alexis and Jason put on! In keeping the décor simple yet elegant, square tables, instead of the usual rounds or rectangular, were arranged around the room. The food was formal: from hors d’oeuvres like blinis with caviar, mini-truffle grilled cheese sandwiches and lamb on barouche to the main course of braised short ribs and grilled prawns, guests indulged on the finest cuisine and wines.