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Kelly and Fred: A Theatrical Al Fresco Wedding

by Amy Serrago

Kelly and Fred met working in theater and became great friends through their performances together before they started officially dating. After six years as a couple it was time to take their relationship, which Kelly says is centered around their faith and a “big dose of silliness”, to the next level. They chose to get married at the San Francisco Theological Seminary and celebrate the natural beauty of the castle-like setting. Their simple, unplugged ceremony emphasized their faith and put the focus on community. Their theater friends pitched in and provided the musical accompaniment. One friend played Unfailing Love by Chris Tomlin as guests took their seats. The bride entered to Every Little Thing She Does is Magic and there was a special moment during the blessing when a quartet of Kelly and Fred’s talented friends serenaded them with an a cappella version of May the Lord Bless You and Keep You.

Kelly says she absolutely fell in love with her gown and who can blame her? Its classic A-line skirting combined with its beaded lace bodice and chapel train to make it traditional with a twist. She kept her accessories simple to let her gorgeous gown shine and the fact that it had pockets was a huge hit! Fred wanted something formal, but not too stuffy and he achieved it perfectly with his three-piece gray tux and handmade plum tie. Kelly’s bouquet and Fred’s boutonni√®re were both from EcoFlower and the colors were custom designed for them. Not only were they an eco-friendly alternative to fresh flowers, but they’ll last forever as keepsakes of their amazing wedding day.

It’s not every day that a couple stages their “first fight” right at their reception, but Kelly and Fred couldn’t resist the urge to put on a show! Their first dance started out in the usual way, but soon became a classic fencing duel complete with white gloves and foils. Their guests had a blast watching them show off their stage combat skills. Tables were set with royal blue linens and the centerpieces used natural elements like stones and succulents as well as the EcoFlower florals. Theater-centric details could be found throughout the day from the “Playbill” programs to the mini-marquee that sat atop Kelly and Fred’s sweetheart table. Guests were treated to a surf and turf buffet and as an alternative to cake, there was a whimsically fun gelato cart. Their friends snapped some “classic photos” in the couple’s photo booth before dancing the night away under the stars with the amazing views from the terrace as a backdrop. Congratulations Kelly and Fred!

Ceremony Location: San Francisco Theological Seminary//Caterer: Delicious Catering//Cake Designer:Fiorelli's Artisan Gelato//Shoes:Allen Edmonds//Groomsman Attire:Joseph A. Banks//Dress Store: Abbot's Bridal//Officiant: Matt Nault / City Church San Francisco//Makeup Artist: Pretty Girl Makeup by Christina Flach//Photographer: Apollo Fotografie {Fine Art Wedding Photo & Video}

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