Photos: Vero Kherian Photography / Catering: El Metate
Amy and Matt had an impressive collection of friends who served as vendors (dubbed by the couple as 'friendors') that knew them both so well that every element of the wedding was perfectly tailored to them as a couple. The flowers, hair, ceremony music, reception DJ, and pie buffet were all the work of friends who lent their talents and time to create a day full of casual elegance. I love the little details that clearly had so much thought put into them: the sea holly in Amy's hair matches Matt's boutonniere; the pies have the letters 'A' and 'M' around the edges; and the precious objects that were an integral part of the ceremony reappeared in the reception as the names of the tables where guests sat. Stern Grove is such a naturally beautiful setting that it truly doesn't need much dressing-up. For a couple that loves nature and is looking for a budget-friendly venue in the heart of San Francisco, Stern Grove provides the best of all worlds.