Celebrating the Balance Between Minimal and Extravagance: Kelcy + Hugo
By Liese and Mandy
“Where less is more and minimal is magnified.” This quote on Restoration Hardware’s (RH) web site perfectly describes the look and feel of this recent wedding we planned and designed at the Olympic Club Lakeside in San Francisco. The look was partially inspired by the work of floral designer Natasha Jean Kolenko who stages work for RH’s various catalogs, and our bride, Kelcy, a graphic designer who appreciates the adage “less is more.” However it was important to represent Hugo’s Latin heritage and his own adage which was “more is more.” Just like a good marriage, we found the perfect balance of give and take to make it work beautifully.
Of course, the ceremony site came with its own grand design. The St. Ignatius Catholic Church offers soaring architecture, a very long aisle that every couple loves, and gorgeous stained glass windows. At the reception, we created a restrained, yet strong and dramatic design using a color palette of inky blues for Kelcy, accented with rich copper for Hugo.
We saved the excitement for the dance floor which filled up fast with some great Latin moves with the sounds of Busta Groove, a very fun band, and a special appearance by salsa singer Dario Bran! Not missing a beat, we brought in the cake from Pretty Please Bakeshop and an abundance of desserts at just the right time to much appreciation, proving once again that no matter how restrained the main “dish” is, when it comes to celebrating love, we always want our memories to be sweet, spicy and salsa!
Wedding Planner and Designer: Mandy Scott Events
Ceremony: St. Ignatius Catholic Church
Reception: Olympic Club Lakeside
Floral Design: Natasha Jean Kolenko
Photography: Duy Ho Photography
Videography: Hitmaker Films
Hair and Makeup: Melissa Hall
Cake: Pretty Please bakeshop
Linens: La Tavola
Lighting and Drapery Enhanced Lighting
Dining Chairs and Lounge Furniture: Blueprint Studio
Band: Busta Groove through Entire Production
Salsa Music Performer: Dario Bran