When designing and planning a celebration, our approach is collaborative, creative and customized to our clients. For Darren and Brian, that meant adding a New Orleans vibe to their two-part celebration. The day started in the garden of a friend’s private home with an intimate ceremony for 40 of the couple’s closest friends dressed in their Sunday best. Following the ceremony, a jazz duo performed and a creole-inspired brunch was served on location. Carrying the New Orleans style with a modern twist – design and decor elements of vibrant, warm and festive colors were used to create an inviting and celebratory atmosphere.

Continuing the celebration later that evening, Darren and Brian welcomed 120 guests to a formal black-tie cocktail reception in the elegant Penthouse of the Fairmont San Francisco. The event design featured a sophisticated color scheme of black and navy complimented by stunning floral arrangements of whites and greens. Our goal was to use the space in a unique way – to make guests feel they were celebrating comfortably and intimately in a styled home with touches of luxury. The passed hors d’oeuvres were a nod to Brian’s Chinese-American heritage while the brass band was a tribute to Darren’s New Orleans background. Two full bars and plenty of champagne ensured the event was lively and celebratory. In true NOLA fashion, the Second Line Jazz Band kept guests dancing and celebrating late into the evening. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Special thanks to our amazing team who worked with us to make Darren and Brian’s wedding truly unique and memorable.

Photography: Molly Landreth | Wedding Planner & Designer: Morgan Events
Ceremony Venue: Private Home | Reception Venue: Fairmont San Francisco
Flowers: Michael Daigian Design | Catering: Grand Lake Kitchen | Cake: The Whole Cake
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Hartmann Studios | La Tavola Fine Linen
Lighting: Got-Light | Cocktail Reception Entertainment: Innovative Entertainment

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