Demarie & Jamie’s Chapel of Our Lady Wedding Photos
Here is a curated collection of photos from Demarie and Jamie’s Chapel of Our Lady wedding. It was a beautiful day and we were so happy we were able to be there for this sweet couple on their big day!
“Don’t sweat the small stuff!”
Photography: Apollo Fotografie
Venue: Chapel of Our Lady in San Francisco / Reception – Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center
Hair & Make up: Briana Nicole Gamo
Officiant: Paul Brown
Event Rentals & Decor: JL Imagination
Dress: David’s Bridal / Glamour Closet
Tux: Men’s Warehouse / Indochino
Videography: Apollo Fotografie
DJ: Paul Sembranos
Dessert: The Cakemaker
Catering: Pete Coleman
From the couple:
We met on eHarmony and our first date was at 25 Lusk in SF on September 26, 2014. Jamie proposed on October 28, 2017 at one of the first places we went on a date on, Turtle Hill, in SF. It was meant to be a sunrise but it was foggy. Still the most beautiful sunrise of my life!
We wanted our theme to be rustic and also include elements of music as we go to a lot of concerts which you can see in these Chapel of our Lady Wedding photos. I believe we achieved that with detailed concert looking tickets as our escort cards, coasters that mimicked records as favors, a guitar as our sign-in book, the sweetheart table on stage as we were the main event, and our hashtag, #goDJ2018, which incorporates our first name initials as well as our excellent DJ who lit up the night with our favorite hits and awesome lighting!
I knew I wanted a mermaid gown and went to LA with a particular dress I found online. So, I ended up not going with the dress I saw and with a different one at Glamour Closet, from designer Alfred Angelo, which was similar to the first. I brought my MOH and one BM with me. Veil was chapel length and a gift from my alteration lady. My shoes were Badgely Mishcka and I was set to have them after looking around online. Bridesmaids wore different dresses they chose in the color mauve that I picked.
Jamie had several bowties and he chose the purple mauve one even though I thought it would’ve been better plain. I was wrong! Groomsmen wore charcoal in a suit Jamie picked and any bowtie they wanted. We went to a venue tour at the Fairmont in Oakland similar to a Wedgewood wedding, not the fancy Fairmont.
Decor & Venue:
We liked the flowers they showed us and explained they have a main florist, which Jamie advocated for and we chose in the end: Keegan Amit of Petal Atelier. We are non-denominational but married in a Catholic looking chapel. I am Catholic and Jamie is agnostic. Although he preferred getting married with a mountain or beach backdrop, he was enthusiastic when we went to this venue tour. We knew right away this would work for both of us and definitely a dream ceremony venue for me! Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center, near Presidio and within our budget although the DIT was probably the same in the end as compared to a hotel we were thinking of in HMB.
Menu from caterer Pete Coleman was shrimp, sausage, and many multiple appetizers; salmon, chicken or vegetarian pasta and polenta for entrees. Cake was from Bala, owner of the Cake Maker in SF. It was buttercream (almond with lemon filling; chocolate with strawberry filling) decorated by our florist.
We had a photo booth provided by my cousin Jose Flores who owns his own event business. Our first dance song was Ryan Adams, “Come Pick Me Up,” one of the first concerts we attended while dating.