This San Francisco wedding is pretty much the definition of glamour. Bride Melody is an opera singer in the San Francisco Bay Area and her groom, Winston is a businessman whose work takes him around the world, so it’s only fitting that their vision for their wedding was an opulent, grand affair in one of San Francisco’s most luxurious historic venues, the Palace Hotel. To achieve the look of opulent grandeur, the wedding planners at used a spectrum of gold in all forms (sparkle, glitter, metallic) paired with tones of fuchsias and then included details to honor Melody’s Japanese heritage. My favorite touch is the ombre aisle of petals for the ceremony. Of course, opulence, doesn’t necessarily mean stuffy, one of the favorite moments of the evening was when Melody and her opera friends did a flash mob opera number. The whole event is documented beautifully by photographer , who just released a , a book that includes a gallery of her photos labeled with all her in-camera settings as well as anecdotes and advice on documenting your wedding day as well as film, paper and other goodies to get you started on your photography journey. –Amy
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See all the wedding photos after the jump!
Image above: There were three different tablescapes, each with different combinations of gold textures for guest tables and glitter table numbers for each table. Each table was adorned with flowers in various tones of fuchsia and guests sat down to place settings with fuchsia bow napkins and scroll like menus.
Image above: One of the biggest hits of the night was the fabulously pink dessert bar with their ombre petaled cake as the central feature. There was also a custom airplane ice sculpture with two custom drinks (lychee martini and lychee saketini) that paid homage to the couple’s long distance romance that led up to their wedding.
Image above: Some of the stationery details. Because Melody was an opera singer, in lieu of a traditional guestbook, guests were asked to “write their own tune” on blank sheets of music.