lucky 13 : pop up vow renewal at cupid's span in san francisco

behind the scenes

Yes, it is our very own Stacey & Family Dillon! After years of watching others get married, Stacey wanted to do it all over again (she wasn’t an event designer yet, when they tied the knot in Lake Tahoe in 2003). But as the saying goes, “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes!” There was never enough time to plan something! A 10th anniversary celebration with a brand new baby in tow would not have worked and the 11th came and went amidst a very busy wedding and event season. But since they were married on September 13th, they decided to celebrate LUCKY 13!

So a pop up ceremony on a Tuesday evening was planned at Cupid’s Span (a landmark art installation) on The Embarcadero in San Francisco. With their three kids, their parents and their inner circle, Ian & Stacey said “I Do, Again!” Of course things are much different when you have a 2 year old giving away the bride, but still very special and touching. This time the vows were based on keeping a family of FIVE alive and well, trying to live the BEST life possible and to (re)commit to many, many, more years to come (as both husband & wife and a WHOLE family unit! Ian & Stacey exchanged vows and each of the children had their own “I Dos” as well. Stacey gave Reiley & Bailey matching mother-daughter bracelets and Cooper James and Ian were dapper in coordinating custom made bow ties.

Following the ceremony, officiated by one of the original bridesmaids, guests made their way down The Embarcadero to an al fresco drinks & snacks reception at MarketBar in the historic Ferry Building.

(Insider information: Stacey & Ian had their first date (after meeting on the internet), just down the way at Pier 23 – where Ian also proposed after a San Francisco scavenger hunt engagement adventure! So saying “Yes” along the Bay brings everything full circle)

the dream team

Pop Up Ceremony ✦ Cupid’s Span – Rincon Park – The Embarcadero @ Folsom, San Francisco

Post Ceremony Nosh & Libations ✦ MarketBar | San Francisco

Event Planning, Design & Coordination ✦ Stacey of Stacey & Company (could have used a day of coordinator)

Floral Design ✦ Fantasy Florals | Susan Barton creates such STUNNING works of art! Truly a gifted designer!!

Photography ✦  Nightingale Photography | The AMAZING Christina Hernandez

DJ ✦ Cecy Perez – family friend and Cooper James’ former nanny

Dress & Accessories ✦ Gilded Grace by ModCloth

Vintage Tiffany & Co. Pearl Infinity Earrings & Necklace* paired with classic Stella & Dot clustered pearls…*Ian’s wedding gift to Stacey in 2003. Reiley’s headband was worn by Stacey in 2003.

Shoes ✦ Wedding Portrait Heels | Carlos Santana  &  Sensible Flats for the grass ceremony | Ivanka Trump

Hair & Make Up ✦ The bride styled her own hair while working from home and watching her 2 year old – not bad! But she took a few minutes to pop down to Dollyface Beauty in San Anselmo to have Taylor do her make up! (She is now on our preferred vendor list!)

The Gentlemen ✦ We can’t forget these two handsome fellows with custom bow ties by Tangled Ties on Etsy

Cooper James’ sports coat, only shown in one of the last family photos because he refused to wear it, is vintage and was Ian’s when he was a little guy!

Transportation ✦ Family Dillon | Acura MDX