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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!



The Team

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