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Yesenia & Don’s Festive San Francisco Fiesta

* Yesenia, Stylist & Don, Restaurateur * Photographer: Chloe Jackman * Soundtrack for reading: “To Know Him Is To Love Him” as performed by Amy Winehouse *

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: An out-of-control festive family affair.

The Info—Photographer: Chloe Jackman / Location: San Francisco, CA / Venue: Cigar Bar & Grill / Day-of Coordinator: Meredith Lynch / Flowers & Rentals: Johnelle Mancha of Mignonne Decor / Videographer: Valerie Sepeda / DJ  & MC: Jake Gilchrist / Yesenia’s Makeup: Nikol Elaine / Yesenia’s Hair: Aya Kamagawa from Ketér Salon / Cake: Mi Pueblo, the grocery store

Other cool stuff we should know about: It was truly a DIY wedding—from the invitations to the flower arrangements, everything was DIY. And I think that made it really warm. My friends were able to really enjoy the wedding because we saw the work through together. I mean, my family got to enjoy it, but my friends really helped, so I really truly think they felt a part of it. It felt like it was everybody’s wedding.

It was all very easy going. It wasn’t stuffy. It was super casual, which I think made it feel like a fiesta, versus a wedding. And the ceremony to me was very special, obviously, because we wrote our own vows and we didn’t think about it too hard. We just said the things we wanted to say to each other, in front of everybody.

Favorite thing about the wedding: The taquero. Having tacos at eight or nine o’clock was my favorite.

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