Patrick and Catherine’s journey started when they met years ago working at Target Headquarters. Fans of different teams (Catherine, a Minnesota Twins fan and Pat, the Milwaukee Brewers), they bonded over baseball, going to concerts, travel, and cooking.
After embracing their baseball team differences, Catherine soon became a part of Patrick’s family in Minneapolis, which includes his son Sterling and daughter Iris.
For the wedding, many of Catherine and Pat’s friends and family were traveling from Minneapolis. They made sure that on their special day their loved ones got see some of the best parts of this awesome city! They cruised through the streets in style with 3 trolley cars for 80 of their closest friends and family, pre-stocked with yummy beverages, not to mention my favorite kind of champagne and beer. It was perfect!
The wedding trolleys drove through North Beach, China town, Union Square, Polk Street, Down to Chrissy Field and under the Bridge, through the Presidio, to the Palace of Fine Arts and finally dropping us off at their rad venue, Fort Mason Fire House. Did I mention that there were food trucks?!? When we pulled up to the venue, we were welcomed by the delicious smells from the Del Popolo, Pacific Puffs, Sanguchon, and the Garden Creamery trucks. Yum!
Before the ceremony took place, we took wedding photos at a magical place I had never been to before, one of the Academy of Art buildings just around the corner. The views were breathtaking, but they were no comparison to the beautiful bride whose hair and makeup were done by her friends Amy Mellinger and Kara Wischnack and wedding dress by Moonlight Bridal. She carried a bright and cheerful bouquet made by An Added Touch Flowers and smiled lovingly at the handsome groom in his Ben Sherman suit. Wedding coordinator Jessica Goldblatt from Dreams on a Dime ensured that all was in place.
We walked into the ceremony at Fay Park, euphoric from the view, to music playing by guitar player Keith Barnhart from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music “Music to Go” program. Pat’s children, Sterling and Iris, were a great duo and played the roles of ring bearer and flower girl.
Now these two had warned me that their friends and family were party animals and let me tell you, they were not lying. Before the dance floor was taken over by their guests, Pat and Catherine danced their first dance to “With Whom to Dance” by The Magnetic Fields. Thanks to their awesome DJ, Dave Tutton, once the music started, so did the party. Best Man Scott Henkemeyer and Maid of Honor Heidi Anderson really knew how to rock! Guests were able to capture this memorable celebration by hopping into the photo booth provided by Exposure Photo Booths. So fun!
When it was time for me to leave, the party was still going strong. I can only imagine that they shut the place down!
This now family of four is full of life and it was beautiful to watch the “official” addition of Catherine.
Congratulations love birds!
I wish you a life together filled with love, happiness, and food trucks!
Coordinator: Dreams on a Dime – Jessica Goldblatt – firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for being amazing!!!
Ceremony: Fay Park
Reception: Fort Mason Fire House – Julie Enright – email@example.com
Caterer: Food trucks!!!
Sanguchon – Shu Dai – firstname.lastname@example.org
Del Popolo – Jon Darsky – email@example.com
Garden Creamery – Erin Lang – firstname.lastname@example.org
PuffTruck – Pacific Puffs – Rhys Carvolth – email@example.com
Florist: An Added Touch Flowers – Carol Antraccoli – firstname.lastname@example.org
DJ: Dave Tutton – (415) 350-3771
Guitar (During the Ceremony): Keith Barnhart – San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Hair: Kara Wischnack (Cat’s friend)
Makeup: Amy Mellinger (Cat’s friend)
Cat’s dress: Moonlight Bridal
Pat’s Suit: Ben Sherman
Photo Booth: Exposure Photo Booths – Ross Andrews – email@example.com