congratulations to KATHRYN & RYAN…xoxo


Planning, coordination: Jenna Lam for Laurie Arons Boutique Events

Photography: Elizabeth Messina

Videography: Sandbox Love

Getting ready, portraits: Cavallo Point in Sausalito, California
Ceremony: The Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco
Reception: Presidio Social Club in San Francisco

My attire
Dress: Angel Sanchez purchased at Jin Wang
Veil: purchased at Jin Wang
Hair clip: Jennifer Behr
White bridal shoes: Kate Spade
Sparkly flats: Steve Madden

Hair and makeup: Jim Avila

Wedding bands: Stephan-Hill

Ryan’s attire
Suit, shirt, tie: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Bally purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue
Suspenders: Brooks Brothers

Other attire
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid dresses: Lula Kate purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid shoes: Payless
Maid of Honor dresses: Amsale purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Ring bearer suit: Janie & Jack
Ring bearer bow tie:

Invitation suite, save-the-dates: PS Paper
Letterpress: Alan Hillesheim
Envelope calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap
Vintage stamps: The Paper Nickel
Day-of details (menus, buttons, coasters, etc.): PS Paper
Day-of calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

Personal flowers: Michaele Thunen
Ceremony, reception flowers: Kathleen Deery Design
Tent, Chiavari chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: LaTavola Linen
Lounge furniture: Kathleen Deery Design

Dinner: Presidio Social Club
Cake: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet details: PS Paper
Gelato bike: Noci Gelato

String trio: Lawrence Strings
Boys’ choir: Golden Gate Boys’ Choir and Bell Ringers
Band: Jazz Mafia
Vocals: Crystal Monee Hall
Professional sound: Delicate Productions

Photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth
Custom booth curtain, guest book: PS Paper

Valet: Soiree Valet
Shuttle: Bauer’s Transportation
Vintage cab: Marin Checker Taxi, 415-789-5356


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  1. Mar 30-2011 , 12:27AM
    wow!!stuning, as usual!
  2. Mar 30-2011 , 01:44AM
    Oh my God! This wedding and your photography are so wonderfully beautiful that it made me shed tears... aw... So gorgeous!
  3. Mar 30-2011 , 04:34AM
  4. Mar 30-2011 , 06:07AM
    Such beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!!
  5. Mar 30-2011 , 06:31AM
    utterly breathtaking! xoxo
  6. Mar 30-2011 , 08:52AM
    beautiful photos of a beautiful bride!
  7. Mar 30-2011 , 09:00AM
    A truly lovely affair. You can tell that the two of you share a friendship :)
  8. Mar 30-2011 , 10:02AM
    No surprise that these are so gorgeous and exciting to see a buddy on the blog :)
  9. Mar 30-2011 , 10:41AM
    Fantastic photos. I especially love the bw images.
  10. Mar 30-2011 , 11:07AM
    Gorgeous bride, gorgeous photos, gorgeous wedding, LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
  11. Mar 30-2011 , 11:12AM
    beautiful, dreamy photos!
  12. Mar 30-2011 , 02:15PM
    We love that you photographed Kathryn from Snippet & Ink! What a lovely, creative compilation! The images are stunning.
  13. Mar 31-2011 , 05:38AM
    Elizabeth Messina, you are a goddess. I think this is how you are able to see and capture this quality in your brides and in the other women your photograph. The b&w portrait of the bride in front of the painted wall with the angel above her head is phenomenal. TIMELESS. And the bride and groom have such a romantic way of kissing.
  14. Mar 31-2011 , 12:26PM
    Amazing! Everything is just stunning! I LOVE the photo of the bride, taken from the back and framed in the window with her veil. Absolutely stunning!
  15. Mar 31-2011 , 12:49PM
    absolutely beautiful! you are truly an inspiration...
  16. Mar 31-2011 , 03:57PM
    Beautiful bride and beautiful images. Best wishes to you Kathryn and Ryan!!!
  17. Apr 01-2011 , 05:19AM
    amazing elizabeth. your images lull me to another time and place. i'm swooning. xo
  18. Apr 01-2011 , 10:26AM
    I feel so blessed to not only have had such a wonderful wedding day, but also to have Elizabeth's magical images to always remember that day. Thank you for all the kind words everyone! xoxo
  19. Apr 01-2011 , 11:40PM
    What a gorgeous wedding! These images are exceptional. Especially the black and white shots, absolutely beautiful!
  20. Apr 03-2011 , 04:02AM
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  21. Apr 03-2011 , 07:07AM
    Wow this is just a stunning wedding!
  22. Jennie - Little Boutique Bakery:
    Apr 05-2011 , 02:32AM
    This is just so beautiful x
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  24. Nov 06-2011 , 09:27PM
    I absolutely LOVE all your pictures!!! So beautiful and so sensitive! :)