On the eve of the day they said “I do,” Candyce, Kenesky and I wandered the streets of San Francisco to take in some of the city’s most beautiful sites. We watched the sun’s hue change from yellow to orange across the Golden Gate Bridge before making our way to the Palace of Fine Arts as the sun finally disappeared from our view.
“I want a life measured in first steps on foreign soils and deep breaths in brand new seas. I want a life measured in welcome signs, each stamped with a different name, borders marked with metal and paint. Show me the streets that don’t know the music of my meandering feet, and I will play their song upon them. Perfume me please in the smells of far away, and I will never wash my hair if it promises to stay. I want a life measured in the places I haven’t gone, short sleeps on long flights, strange voices teaching me new words to describe the dawn.”
–Tyler Knott Gregson
Late last year, I photographed Udeme and Idong’s beautiful ceremony in San Jose, California. After documenting their classically beautiful engagement session in San Francisco, I spent the next few months anxiously anticipating their big day. And I’ve got to say, they did not disappoint.
Ceremony venue – St Mark’s Lutheran Church
Reception venue – The Ranch Golf Club
Coordination – Kalena Marie Events and Design
Wedding dress – Allure Bridals
Florals – Enchantment Florals
Invitations – Minted
Hair – Yvette Robin Hair Care
Makeup – Jade Gossett
Cake: Jen’s Cakes
Cake topper – Better Off Wed