Graced with a breathtaking view of San Francisco Bay, The Presidio Chapel was an incredibly beautiful and an inspiring location for Kiana & Brad’s Wedding.  Built in 1931 by the U.S. Army, the chapel’s Spanish mission revival architecture features arched stained-glass windows, a magnificent fresco, a high ceiling with redwood beams, wrought-iron chandeliers, and lovely oak doors making it the perfect setting for this beautiful couple’s special day.  Following their Ceremony, the Reception followed at The Commissary, the Presidio’s latest gem of a restaurant that is a Mexican-inspired Arguello with lots of “heart and soul” showing craveable Spanish-influenced California fare by Owner/Executive Chef Traci Des Jardin.  While the “mess hall” dining room has been redone, its earlier use is still evident in the exterior, the metal support columns inside and the preponderance of communal tables.  The dining experience could not have been more exquisite while the atmosphere provided an energetic vibe, exactly how Kiana & Brad would have imagined. And how can you not with this couple – they exude so much love!  Like their magnetic persona, they’re wedding was full of vibrance, high energy, enthusiasm, warmth and love.  And that’s exactly how I designed it to be . . . a Wedding bursting with life.  What an incredible evening it was – all I heard was nothing but rants and raves, and saw hips shaking’ and breaking’, booties bumping’ and everyone swaggin’ and swayin’ as they tripped the lights fantastic.

Through the eyes of their masterful photographer, Dario Leventini with F3 Studio Photographers, you can’t help but reminisce that memorable day through images he froze in time.  And special kudos to my superb “Wedding Dream Team” – you are all exceptional beyond words, with talents unmatched like no other.

To our lovely Bride & Groom, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for our lifetime and newfound friendship, and for allowing us this opportunity to create the Wedding of your dreams!

Wedding and Event Planning  |  Duncan Reyes and Alex Barranco – F. Duncan Reyes Events By Design

Photography  |  Dario Leventini – F3 Studio Photographers

Cake  |  Executive Pastry Chef Ian Farrell – Bakery 350

Catering & Reception Venue  |  Randalyn Young and Stacey Aldrich – Bon Appetit Catering at the Commissary

Ceremony Venue  |  Helen Wu and Natasha Zellerbach – The Presidio Chapel 

Entertainment (DJ)  |  Jason Mitchell – Gatsby Entertainment

Floral Design  |  Jaimie Giorgi – The Monkey Flower Group

Hair  |  Jean Riley – Mirror Court Salon

Hotel Accommodations  |  Terry Haney & Madelyn Ramirez – The Inn at the Presidio

Hotel Accommodations (Overflow)  |  Gill Eklof – The Laurel Inn

Make-Up  |  Gaje Garcia

Officiant  |  Dean Goodwin

Rehearsal Dinner  |  Sessions at the Presidio

Slo-Mo Photobooth  |  Francis Basco – Motionscope Booth

Wedding Gown  |  eDressit

Wedding Bridal Shoes  |  Michael Kors