James + Irene

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's been a gloomy on and off rainy kind of day in Los Angeles, which reminded me of my friend Irene & James' vintage inspired, DIY wedding in San Francisco on eleven 11 eleven. I've been fortunate to see and experience an abundance of weddings but this celebration is definitely among one of my faves! Seriously, there are so many insanely gorgeous details it was hard to choose which gems to share, so here are eleven sets of photos I grouped together. But first, their must-see video, by: Benjamin V. Ho (Director), Alan Gonzales & Scott Sison.

Song: 'Ritual Reunion' - Little Dragon

Meet James & Irene: Story of Us (1 + 1)
Set in the storybook city of San Francisco, where wander and wonder connect on a daily.
Boy meets girl, both in full costume at a halloween party in 2005. His need to collect sneakers met her need to collect ideas. Together, they hunt for mid-century gems from furniture (he) to fashion (she). In the meanwhile, they keep laced with a shared love for beats, eats, travel, football, bike rides and taking pretty pictures in the city where they live and love.
(Excerpt taken from their blog).
 (LOVE how ALL of these are) their colors!! "Sunny Block Abstract" by: Melanie Mikecz

For brides curious about James & Irene's inspiration for their day, here's a snapshot of the mood board they created to execute all the details around!

Photo Credits:
A collaborative effort via friends, fam and their phones :)

Ultra Fab Vendors:
Ceremony: St. Agnes Catholic Church, Haight Ashbury SF
Reception: 1045 Divisadero Street
Day-Of Coordinator: Dianne Que, DI&Q 
Creative Director & Designer: jrm 
Event Flora:  Amara Dan
Bride Bouquet & Boutinieres:  Bella Fiora San Francisco
Bride’s Dress (Ceremony): XELA of Shewolves  
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: All found Pasadena Flea Market, Various Thrift Stores 
Grooms’/Groomsmens’: J Crew, All vintage bowties 
Bridal Hair: Meli Batimana 
Bridal Make-Up: Elaine Fujii 
Hand lettering: Aeri Swenson 
Marching Band: James Dumlao & Members of Riordan High School Band
Sit Down Family Style Dinner: Chef Danny Bowien and Jesse Koide, Mission Street Food / Mission Chinese Food
Sweet Table: Jennifer Tan, Just The Frosting

Irene & James, thank you sooo much for allowing me to feature the beautiful details of your union on my site. Cheers to a lifetime of love and happiness, and CONGRATS to your 1+1+1= ONE :)


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