Isabel and Daniels’ Mission Delores wedding ceremony, the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco, was a perfect setting for this part of their journey together. The reception was held at RF80, an urban event space nestled in the warehouse district below Petrero Hill. The space was completely transformed to illustrate the couple’s style. From the chandeliers hanging from the ceiling to the long family-style table settings, they were surrounded by elegance and love. Every flower in the room had been handpicked by Isabel’s Mom; flowers that will always hold a special place in Isabel’s heart. A snapshot into the timeline of their love story was laid out in five beautiful oil paintings, painted by Isabel’s father, which hung on the wall. These were made into prints and given to the guests as gifts, as a souvenir and keepsake … an invitation to those that they love to be a part of their journey. The unscripted moments framed the day, the heady perfume of gardenias, roses, lilies of the valley, rosemary and orchids, the smiles and blessings from those they love, a few intimate words caught unintentionally on video by a friend, to be replayed again and again. For Isabel and Daniel their love story has been a journey that started long before they said “I do”. Their Mission Delores wedding day was a beautiful resting place along the way, a time to reflect on their commitment to each other before they take the next step in their adventure.
It was like a scene from an old Hollywood movie. The bride, resplendent in her Pronovias dress and borrowed vintage veil walked down the aisle towards her groom, their smiles conveying more to each other than words ever could. For, as with all the greatest love stories, the real story is not in what is told, but in the untold, the secret language between those in love … a look, a touch, a certainty.