We’ve posted snipetts of Monique’s wedding in the past and now we are very excited to feature her entire wedding!  Monique and Eduardo were married this past November in San Francisco.  Below is their story, a few engagement pictures, wedding pictures and their wedding trailer that will surely bring a tear to your eye!

Bride & Groom: Monique & Eduardo

Wedding Date: November 9, 2013

Ceremony: San Francisco (Mission District) St. Peters Catholic Church

Reception:  San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

How We Met

Eduardo and I actually met a year before we started dating. We met at a party, but there was no connection that night. We met again a year later at a different party. After chatting me up all night, he mysteriously didn’t ask for my phone number.  Instead, he asked a mutual friend to “put in a good word” for him. She did, and we had our first date not long after. 5 years later, we took the next step in our relationship and got married on November 9, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

Wedding Planning

The planning of our wedding ranged from stressful to exciting.  When it came to securing vendors and picking colors I was all over it!  My fiancé at the time was incredible allowing me to take the reins and trusting the vision I had. The best part of planning the wedding was that everything I envisioned as a child for my wedding came true.

Advice for Coordinated Brides

My advice for any Coordinated Brides would be to add a Day-Of Coordinator to your budget or designate a close family friend to keep the logistics of the event running smoothly. We had one and it was definitely a stress free day for me and my husband.

San Francisco Wedding Film | Monique & Eduardo from Phillip Alan Films on Vimeo.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding Monique!  Happy Planning Coordinated Brides

Vendor Collaboration

Photographer:  Sasha Photography  || Wedding dress: Janene’s Bridal Boutique (recently featured on Entertainment Tonight featuring Nikki Sixx & Courtney Bingham) || Hair & Make-up: Tamanna Roashan (Instagram superstar know as “Dress Your Face“)  || Bridesmaid Dresses: Gesinee’s Bridal Concord, Ca  | Videography: Phillip Alan Films   || Day-of coordinator & Floral design: Luanne Puno (Lulu love events) ||DJ: Dennis Gallegos || Wedding Cake & Grooms Cake: The Cakery Burlingame, Ca || Favors Macaroons: Sift Cupcake + Dessert bar (winner of Food Network cupcake wars) || Caricature artist: Jon Casey “Bay Area Caricatures” ||  Flipbook: A Little Scene Flip Books” || Taco bar: El Burritto Express (EBX) ||Toasting Flutes: Vera Wang