No frills. No fussiness. Just pure elegance. That's what this Irish Catholic wedding is in a nutshell. And I am loving every delicious ounce of it. Thanks to photographer Laura Monfredini for submitting these beauties ... scroll below for details on the wedding, too.
About the wedding, from photograher Laura Monfredini:
The wedding took place at St. Monica's church in the Richmond District in San Francisco and the reception was at the Marines Memorial Club in downtown San Francisco. The bride & groom are originally from Ireland. The bride's father passed away a few years ago and she wanted to honor his memory that day so she had a photograph of him framed & had me take a picture with her mother and with the photo. The morning of the wedding, she said "little things" were going wrong (the flowers didn't come on time, the bridesmaids dresses needed to be altered again, that sort of thing) and during the chaos, she managed to burn a little piece of her veil. She thought she'd ruined things until her Mum told her that on her wedding day to her Pop (almost 40 years earlier to the date), she had burned her veil, too. Weird coincidence/sign of good luck!
Other personal touches included the brooch she pinned to her bouquet - it's her Mum's, a gift from her father, and her "something borrowed." She also likes vintage postcards and images, so I found one at the Alameda flea market of the Marines Memorial Club where the reception took place, and it's the backdrop to a few of her ring shots. We also shot the wedding on some old 60s era film cameras as well as digital to get that "vintage" postcard look on some of the shots. Some other traditional touches included the Mums (of the bride and groom) wearing traditional "Irish" looks with headpieces, personal toasts by everyone in the wedding party, and of course, a lot of dancing.
Thanks for sharing these sweet details with us, Laura!
All images by ELLe Photographs!