Nestled in a forrest of trees on a warm September day, Max and Andrea said their vows amongst their beloved family members and friends. The weekend began with a welcome dinner at a restaurant in the heart of Los Gatos. Los Gatos is the hometown of the groom Max, in fact the wedding location was his family home.
Max and Andrea both got ready off-site at a nearby hotel, where the majority of the guests stayed. The wedding party headed to Morse manor for the ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful, surrounded by ferns, various bright green trees with an arbor draped in fabric and succulents. The guest were greeted with cocktails and popcorn, which I must say is a great touch. As the piano began to play the wedding party lined up for the processional. The vows were endearing, funny and deeply thoughtful.
A fun side-note in this story: Max was our wedding officiant. Max and I have a fun history. He was my first (and I must say best) roommate ever in college. Being able to be his photographer was quite special.
After the ceremony, the party began on the large wood deck. Candles flickered on tables, champagne was poured and speeches, both heartfelt and hilarious, were made. These two are truly special. Andrea, tall and gorgeous, the 2012 Miss West Virginia, with a true heart of gold and an awesome dancer. Max is charismatic, loyal, and a talented creative for Lyft. Both live and work in San Francisco.
The reception was a large dance party and ended with a special tradition. Friends and family formed a circle as the bride and groom sat in the center and all sang whole heartedly the words to Country Roads. What a finale! Of course, the weekend did end with a large brunch spread and then the newlyweds were sent off to their Hawaiian Honeymoon.
I say Congratulations often to couples and feel so deeply happy for newlyweds, but for these two I have a deeper sense of joy! I am so happy that my friend Max found such a loving woman to share his life with. Congrats to you both!
- Wedding Coordination by Events By Satra
- Visuals by Brandy Graham
- Catering by Grapevine Catering
- Florals by Lily of The Valley Sf
- Cake and Cupcakes by Icing On The Cake
- Pastry by Choux Pastry
- Lighting by Magical Lighting
- Hair by Amy Carter
- Make-up by the bride
- DJ Music by Dart DJs
- Wedding Invitation by Ruby Rose
- Wedding Signage created by bride + groom