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Real Weddings: Catherine + Payton

Catherine and Payton’s wedding, although set in Northern California, has an amazing and authentic Southern feel.  Their wedding truly captivated me – the photography (the stellar A Bryan Photo)… the way that the couple incorporated family traditions… and the classic elegance of Catherine herself.

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Champagne bridesmaids dresses are my absolute favorite.  They will never go out of style!

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Catherine and Payton wanted to bring both Southern hospitality and charm and classic California traditions into their event.  A cable car (very San Francisco!) transported the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and Payton to the church.

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The photos from their ceremony, held at the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew, are so beautiful… there is no other word.

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Catherine carried a handkerchief from Ireland in her bouquet – the same handkerchief that her mother had carried in her wedding.

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A string quartet and banners with the Burke and Dobbs family crests greeted the guests as they entered the reception.

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The reception, held at a country club, featured a gold and white palette with just the palest of pinks.   Centerpieces of varying heights decorated the tables.

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Catherine’s great-great-grandmother’s linens lined the wedding cake table – the linens have been used by five generations of Catherine’s family.

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Milkshakes and grilled cheese at midnight!

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Their getaway car?  Catherine’s father’s red Jaguar!  Too perfect.

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Photography – A Bryan Photo \ Bakery – Studio Cake \ Ceremony location – Episcopal Church of St. Matthew \ Gown – Rivini \ Bridesmaids – Watters & Watters \ Floral – Interior Plant Design and CMM Designs \ Planning & Coordination – Catherine’s mother \ Banners – Fabric Banners \ Family Crests – 4 Crests \ Band – Hip Service \ Transportation – Cable Car Classic