Today’s real wedding, brought to us by dress designer Trish Lee of Trish Lee San Francisco, is contemporary and stylish yet intimate and laid- back. Here’s more about the wedding from Trish:

They met several years ago at the Redwood Room at the Clift Hotel which is the one and only time they’ve ever been there. Kiyoka’s friend had begged her to be her “wing-woman,” while Scott was killing time after dinner with his dad.

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They are complete opposites. She was studying to be an optometrist at UC Berkeley and he is a musician and artist, but somehow opposites attracted. They shared the same love for San Francisco, craft cocktails, and awesome music.

I nicknamed their wedding “A Mid Century Modern Affair” because I was so impressed with it. With a minimalist vision and a sophisticated eye, Scott and Kiyoka created an intimate wedding putting their friends and family all to good use.

Mother of bride and friend were in charge of the flowers and cake, while father of the bride hand selected five wines and a bubbly from his wine shop to serve at dinner. The bridesmaids crafted two signature cocktails – the Pink Salty Dog (vodka, pink grapefruit juice, Campari with a salt rimmed glass) and the Derby Day Punch (bourbon, elderflower, mint leaves, chamomile).

As the bridal party prepared for the big day, the bride presented each bridesmaid with a kimono (as a token of the bride’s heritage) robe from Plum Pretty Sugar. Bridesmaids were asked to wear their own dresses in shades of cream while the groomsmen wore their own dark suits.

Kiyoka, wore the “Charlotte” gown. The gown’s soft architectural lines crafted of four-ply silk crepe complemented the venue’s stark modern lines. The couple married in the private home of a friend’s, located in Kenwood, CA. Summerhill Residence utilizes its natural surroundings as part of its design aesthetic and couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for this stylish affair. The late afternoon ceremony on the lawn took advantage of the beautiful landscape and views.

The reception featured simple lawn games: croquet, corn hole, bocce ball and delicious food by Preferred Sonoma Caterers. The music was performed by a guest/friend of the couple. Kiyoka told me that, “Alex adapted one of our favorite songs by The Smiths – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” into a slower acoustic guitar version for our first dance.”

Thank you Trish, that was just lovely! For more about Trish Lee San Francisco, visit her website.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments!

Flowers: Friend of MOB
Coordinator: Erica Selsted (friend)
Music: Friends of Bride and Groom (Guitar-Alex Cornell, DJs-Jakub Alexander and Christopher Willits)
Dress: Trish Lee San Francisco
Cake: Friend of MOB
Food: Preferred Sonoma Caterers
Tables/Chairs: Wine Country Party & Events
Photography: Ben Blood
Linens: Wine Country Party & Events
Lighting: ATL Events
Hair: Mary Belieu from It’s A Date


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