San Francisco is peppered with magical nooks and crannies, so we were super-impressed that Krystal and Tom came across tiny Fay Park while planning their intimate wedding from their home in New Jersey. Just one block from loopy Lombard Street and several from tourist-jammed Fisherman's Wharf, the park is a lush urban escape appointed with two latticed gazebos. It also has a sundial that reads "Grow old along with me the best is yet to be"—a perfect sentiment for the day.
We were in Hong Kong last month to celebrate our first wedding anniversary (my, how time flies when you're having fun!) but took a break from our usual itinerary of eating, walking, and more eating to meet Athena & Zam for a pre-wedding session in Wan Chai. Our location? The Blue House, a super-photogenic 1920s tenement on Stone Nullah Lane that blends Chinese and Western architectural elements.
Remember Mary and Henry and their most-excellent bridge-spotting engagement adventure? We caught up with them a few weeks later when they tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall, a stunning location if there ever was one. Although it was early Thursday morning, the place was bustling with other couples eager to get married. Only one judge was available to perform all the ceremonies that day, however, so appointments were soon pushed back.
San Francisco's Concordia-Argonaut is a historic private club dating back to 1864, and its understated elegance served as a lovely backdrop for Lani and Tom's colorful wedding. Lani sported a gorgeous floor-length vintage-inspired ensemble and a birdcage veil, Tom rocked a classic black suit and striped-pink tie, and Lani's daughter Makiko was adorable in a satiny yellow dress. Since Lani's an artist, we weren't surprised that she made a few things for their special day, such as a library-book ring container that incorporated a photo of their dog (who kept watch at home) and a velvety guestbook.