July 21, 2021

A modern take on a traditional tea ceremony and wedding in San Francisco

When Adrienne & Anthony started to plan their wedding, they expressed the importance of honoring traditions while staying true to their modern style. This resulted in a stunning fusion wedding celebration complete with a together a tea ceremony, stroll through the city, and a classic San Francisco venue.

From invites to execution, there was not a detail overlooked.

Guests were invited with stationary flawlessly designed by Marizette Paperie. Bringing a set of the invitations to the special day is always a good idea. We love the way Michelle Walker designed this flat lay to capture every detail.

Stationary and wedding florals

The couple was surrounded by beauty and elegance, every step of the way.

The first look took place at St. Regis San Francisco, where the bride wore a gorgeous gown with buttons down the back and a lace trimmed vail.

Bride in satin gown and lace trimmed vail

The bride and groom then took a stroll along the water front. Michelle Walker captured photos in front of some of San Francisco most iconic sites. We love seeing a couple being able to relax and enjoy their wedding day to the fullest. By having the first look and moment to themselves, the couple had time to reflect together before the ceremony.

Bride and groom walking through San Francisco along the water front

Embracing ancient culture, we planned a traditional tea ceremony.

The ceremony took place at St. Regis San Francisco where the bride changed into a traditional red dress, completing the look with gold jewelry. Family joined to honor the couple with this special ritual.

Traditional tea ceremony with red florals and tea cups.


Traditional red dress details for tea ceremony


Red and gold accessories for traditional tea ceremony


Traditional tea ceremony with bride and groom

The design took a modern twist for the wedding ceremony.

The grand ceremony space was decorated with gold accents, fresh cherry blossoms, and a candle lit aisle. The gold chairs provided by Hensley Event Resources were the perfect way to incorporate color scheme across the room.

Wedding ceremony with gold accents and cherry blossoms


Candle lit aisle at a wedding ceremony

The reception immediately followed to keep the party going.

Guests found their name amongst this spectacular cherry blossom seating chart which we designed with the help of florist, Nicole Ha Designs. This was one of the most unique seating charts we’ve had the pleasure of designing. The ribbons cascading down with the guests names resembled the cherry blossoms falling from the trees after they’ve bloomed.

Cherry blossom seating chart for wedding reception


Cherry blossom seating chart

The soft blush & gold palette continued into the ballroom for dinner.

Reception table for a San Francisco wedding.


Wedding florals designed by Nicole Ha


Wedding reception details at the St. Regis San Francisco

The cake by St. Regis was stunning all the way around, and equally flavorful.

Wedding cake by St. Regis

Guests enjoyed sipping on featured cocktails while the newly weds danced their way through the night, gleaming with love.

Wedding reception cocktails


Newly weds dancing at the St. Regis San Francisco

If you are looking for help planning a wedding that reflects you as a couple, but honors important traditions, we are here to help. You can always reach out to us with questions or inquiries.

The hybrid style wedding could not have been possible without the help of our trusted vendors. Please see below for the complete list.

Planning & Design: Amazáe Events
Photography: Michelle Walker
Videography: LoveSpun
Hair & Make Up: Aimee Makeup Artistry
Floral: Nicole Ha Designs
DJ: Spintronix
Chairs: Theoni Collection
Rentals: Hensley Event Recourses
Linens: Napa Valley Linens & La Tavola
Lighting: Enhanced Lighting
Venue: St. Regis San Francisco