* Leeann and Jacob, Law Student (we both left our jobs a week before the wedding then we moved immediately after for Jacob to begin school) * Photographer: Rad + In Love (APW Sponsors) * Soundtrack for reading: “Higher and Higher” by Jackie Wilson *
One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Our warm wedding was a celebration of winning the family-and-friends lottery!
The Info—Photography: Rad + In Love (APW Sponsors) / Venue: CuriOdyssey / Food: Del Popolo and Samara Catering / Dessert: Belinda Leong of b. patisserie / Day-of Coordinator: Leeann and Jacob’s friend, Ashley McCormack / Rentals: Michael S. Hensley Party Rental / Leeann’s Dress: Peter Langner, via Glamour Closet SF, modified by Leeann’s aunt, Diane Mac / Leeann’s Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Leeann’s Earrings: Macy’s / Jacob’s Suit: Emporio Armani / Engagement Ring: Q & Q Estate Jewelry / Wedding rings: Melissa Joy Manning / Marriage Prep: Relationship Counseling Center
Other cool stuff we should know about: Our guests flash mobbed us at dinner to “Celebration.” Jacob’s awesome sister-in-law choreographed the dance, secretly distributed an instructional video to everyone, and on her cue during dinner, they cut some serious rug for us. Our jaws were on the floor!!
A traditional family dance to “Rock Lobster” requires laying down on the floor during part of the song. Typically it’s only Leeann’s family that does it while other guests at the wedding just awkwardly gawk, laugh, etc. But when the time came, everyone had been so into the song they went down with us, so that we were all laying on the dance floor making pincers with our hands. Brilliant!
Our friends all fell in love with one another that weekend. There are monthly brunch dates, out of state visits and plans for reunions among people who never met before that day. We are loving seeing these new friendships grow.
Favorite thing about the wedding: We had a lot of difficulty in writing up this post! As many of you can probably relate, it was an intimate day that wasn’t exactly designed to be translatable to the public eye. Our wedding was incredibly warm and liberating. If we had to summarize one word it took to bring us to that day, it would have been courage. Through our relationship, there were a number of decisions that required us to completely and thoroughly know ourselves and be our own advocates in order to get to where we are now. That day, we stood in pride, humility and amazement that after the wild ride of a relationship, we still had each other, our amazing families, and most beautiful friends. We feel very rich indeed.