Marissa and Andy both share a fondness for the outdoors (you might remember their engagement session among the redwoods) so it’s no surprise that they choose Piedmont Community Hall in which to get hitched back in June. PCH is an unassuming venue tucked in a residential neighborhood, which makes its amenities (cozy amphitheater, elegant barnlike structure, Japanese teahouse, lush walkways) even more surprising. It’s a gorgeous spot that Marissa and Andy, as well as their family and friends, imbued with lots of love.
We were blown away when we learned how many friends and family members were a vital part of the wedding. Marissa’s cousin Shannon, for instance, spent five days baking goodies for the dessert table. A family friend constructed the succulent bouquet and boutonnière. A longtime friend handmade their wedding bands. A bevy of other friends provided officiant, catering/bartending, DJ, lighting, and photobooth services. Even their dog Tischa gave her paw of approval before the wedding.
Marissa and Andy themselves also contributed their own talents: Marissa made hundreds of paper flowers for the centerpieces, while Andy, a graphic designer, created all the paper goods (including invitations and signage). We loved the way they incorporated log stumps and sand-packed mason jars into their theme and transformed their favorite adventures together into their table “numbers.” Mason jar mugs made perfect wedding favors.
The wedding itself was a delight to capture, from the touching ceremony amid the redwoods to the tear- and laughter-filled toasts to Andy’s signature kick on the dancefloor. Happily, we were able to pull our giddy couple away from the festivities to share a special moment together under the glorious supermoon, the largest and fullest full moon of 2013. You can view that photo and some of our other favorites here, including a few that we animated. Enjoy!
Dress: Anna Sui for BHLDN
Bride’s shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Groom’s suit: J. Crew
Groom’s shoes: Aldo
Bride’s hair: Amanda at Marquee Salon
Groom’s hair: Joe at Temescal Alley Barbershop
Wedding bands: Erin Diane
Bouquet, boutonnière: Petals by Sophie
Caterer: Angela Stebleton at SFC Events
Pre-ceremony lumpia: Goldilocks Bakery
Beverages: K&L Wine Merchants
Deejay: Jason Morgan, aka DJ Hit Force!
Lighting design: Alex Fletcher of Clean White Lines
Photobooth: True Photobooth