Last fall, we spent a good part of an afternoon chasing after Daniella and Fechin as they paddled around Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. When they hopped on bikes and popped wheelies afterward, we had a feeling their wedding would be a blast—and we were right!
On the first day of August, they were joined in holy matrimony at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, where they were surrounded by a fun-loving throng of family and friends. Many traveled from Ireland (Fechin’s homeland), and one thoughtfully wrote “HELP ME” on the bottom of Fechin’s shoes, much to the amusement of the guests when Fechin and Daniella knelt at the church altar. Daniella looked stunning in a one-shoulder tulle-and-lace gown, while Fechin managed to show off some skin in his dark gray three-piece suit.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their wedding party piled into a limo and headed to China Beach, where they frolicked for a bit in the sand and surf. Fechin was caught off-guard by the fast-moving waves and wound up squishing his way to the reception at the United Irish Cultural Center. Soggy shoes and socks didn’t dampen anyone’s moods, though. The celebration continued with touching and revealing toasts, emotional first dances, lively bouquet and garter tosses, and footloose and fancy-free dancing into the night. Here are some of our favorite moments from the day.