Classic Romance at The Historical San Francisco Mint

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

From dreamy dresses to a historic setting, it’s classic romance today on Green Wedding Shoes! Imagine all the grandeur of a fairy tale ballroom mixed with candlelit hallways and lush details…in love yet?? This dreamy inspiration comes to us by way of Alice at Alison Events and Charlotte, the floral genius behind Charlotte & Daughters. Alice tells us:

When we had our first pow wow, we determined we wanted a venue that evoked a rich, moody, romantic vibe. I was immediately drawn to The San Francisco Mint with it’s historical grandeur and stately presence. When we first walked into ‘The Granite Lady’ we were overwhelmed with a feeling of San Francisco’s history. There are so many different rooms that intrigued us and told a story. We were able to effectively capture the essence of The San Francisco Mint on this shoot by incorporating a sense of ethereal romance, without losing the masculinity and moodiness.

Larissa Cleveland captured all the details of the day! Let’s have a look:

This classic invitation suite by Yonder Design is SO pretty.

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

The bride’s fresh look is thanks to PMA Style‘s talents. We are loving her hair! And this Naeem Khan dress is the Marseille gown from of the fall collection – isn’t it gorgeous?!

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Speaking of gorgeous, would you believe the beautiful bride wasn’t even meant to model that day?

Here’s a fun story from Alice: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our model bride was unable to attend at the last minute. We had two stunning Naeem Khan gowns lent to us by Jin Wang Bridal Salon that we HAD to shoot. Luckily, my colleague Andrea Munson was assisting me on the that day and just so happens to be ridiculously gorgeous, tall and slender and fit perfectly into both dresses. Thanks to Larissa Cleveland’s coaching and the sweet and calming demeanor of our insanely handsome groom, Tyler Argajan from Cast Images Model & Talent Agency, Andrea played the role of bride beautifully without any previous modeling experience!

feather boutonniere

gold rose bouquet

Charlotte & Daughters designed the loveliest bouquet and floral installations for the day.

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

mantle backdrop

SO PRETTY.

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

We loved the idea of setting the ceremony down in the brick hallway between the heavy vault doors, lit completely by flickering candles and the vintage frosted green lighting fixtures.

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Found Vintage Rentals provided the most chic pieces for the lounge!

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

vintage bar

Doesn’t the velvet just add a richness to the space? Love that detail!

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

The groom was outfitted in navy + black from The Black Tux.

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

So romantic!

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

The velvet napkins (SWOON) and extra wide table runner are from La Tavola Fine Linen Rental.

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Can you believe this place setting from Casa De Perrin? It’s practically regal!

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

white wedding cake

You guys…this cake! Jasmine Rae Cakes crafted a masterpiece!

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

Masculinity Meets Romance Inspiration

SO gorgeous. Thanks to Alice, Larissa, and Charlotte for sharing such a beautiful inspiration!

Post Divider Line

photography: Larissa Cleveland // venue name: The San Francisco Mint ; Non Plus Ultra Inc, San Francisco, California, USA // event design: Alice Spitalny of Alison Events // planning: Alice Spitalny of Alison Events // florals: Charlotte & Daughters // wedding dress: Naeem Khan/Marseille // wedding dress boutique: Jin Wang Bridal Salon // hair stylist: PMA Style // makeup artist: PMA Style // groom attire: The Black Tux // groom's shoes: The Black Tux // paper goods: Yonder Design // cake: Jasmine Rae Cakes // tabletop rentals: Casa De Perrin // furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental // models: Cast Images Model & Talent Agency / Tyler Agajan and Andrea Munson (of Alison Events)

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