11.3.12 (Our Wedding!)

vmac+cheese wedding

back of wedding dress | dress by amy kuschel, photography by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

Today I’m so excited to share something I’ve been waiting a long, long time to post about — our wedding photos! Yesterday, I was beyond honored that Style Me Pretty posted photos of our big day on their blog (um, whoa, pinch me!). SMP was one of the first blogs I ever subscribed to way back when, so seeing our wedding on there was a little surreal (and I LOVED that my friend and blog colleague Alex Kaehler’s wedding was featured yesterday too, right before mine. Wedding buddies!).

Style Me Pretty featured plenty of my favorite images taken by our photographer, the amazing Delbarr Moradi (and be sure to check out the bottom of the SMP post, where I chat a little bit more about how everything came together), but I thought I’d round out the week by sharing a few pics not yet published. Hope you enjoy…

wedding dress by amy kuschel | photography by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

'valentine' wedding dress by amy kuschel | photography by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

dress by amy kuschel | via vmac+cheese

dress by amy kuschel | flowers by natalie bowen | photography by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

back of wedding dress | dress by amy kuschel, photography by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

window detail, penthouse at the Fairmont SF | photography by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

anemone flower | via vmac+cheese

ceiling detail in the billiards room, penthouse at the SF Fairmont | via vmac+cheese

view of san francisco in november | photo by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

victoria's wedding | photo by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

flowers by natalie bowen | via vmac+cheese

details in the SF Fairmont penthouse | via vmac+cheese

victoria and joe | photo by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

vmac+cheese wedding | photo by delbarr moradi

joe and victoria | via vmac+cheese

floral design by natalie bowen | photo by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

view from sf fairmont penthouse | photography by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

photograph by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

floral design by natalie bowen | via vmac+cheese

'guest book' board | DIY by vmac+cheese

library in the SF Fairmont Penthouse | photography by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

photo by delbarr moradi | via vmac+cheese

bloggers at vmac+cheese wedding

It’s so fun to look back, several months later. Our wedding was exactly how we wanted it. Our guests have all commented that it just felt like a really swank, fancy house party, which is exactly the vibe we were going for. I loved how relaxed it felt! At the time, there was so much on my plate that I worried I wasn’t putting enough effort into a lot of the little details (we didn’t have wedding favors, speeches, cake cutting, first dances, bouquet/garter throw…basically anything traditional), but I kinda don’t think people cared at all. Weddings can have so much pressure — sometimes for everyone involved — and having the event feel like a huge party took a lot of that pressure off. I was a fan!

Have a great weekend, everyone! We’re having a blast up in Napa, and next week I have plenty more guest bloggers who’ve cooked up great posts for you!

Credits: Photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography | Wedding Venue: The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California | Wedding Coordination: Amy Kaneko Events | Floral Design: Natalie Bowen Designs | Paper: Tobe Reed and Victoria McGinley | String Duet: Golden Gate Music | DJ: David Hosley | Cake: Susie Cakes | Dessert Table Candies: The Candy Store | Hair + Makeup: Brides by Amy | Bride’s Rings: David’s Diamonds | Groom’s Ring: Cartier | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Grooms Attire: Canali | Hair Accessories: Vintage, The Bride’s

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  1. Jen wrote:

    Gorgeous! Love the dress.

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  2. Georgina wrote:

    It was absolutely beautiful and it’s so nice to hear you did everything as you wished to, not what previously may have seemed expected by tradition. Thank you for sharing!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  3. Love all the photos and you look gorgeous. The flowers are beautiful as well.
    xo Quinn
    Quinn Cooper Style

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  4. The back of your dress is divine!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  5. Meredith wrote:

    Loved seeing your wedding on SMP yesterday – the whole day looked incredible!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  6. Emily wrote:

    So gorgeous Victoria!! We didn’t do a lot of the “traditional” stuff either, but we wanted it more relaxed. So much more comfortable to do things that way. Looks like you all had a beautiful day.

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  7. Laura wrote:

    Your wedding was beautiful! I loved that you skipped all the traditional steps. I often think that’s what I want to do so it was nice to see somebody else do it. The day looked perfect – congratulations to you both!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  8. Rachelle wrote:

    So pretty you excellent taste. I spy Sally and Molly.


    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  9. lauren wrote:

    so beautiful! obsessed with your dress. what a picturesque day! :)

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  10. Your dress is absolutely stunning. What an amazing backdrop to your wedding!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  11. I’ve been dying to see wedding photos! You look beautiful & the whole wedding looks absolutely fun & gorgeous.

    I think weddings should reflect you- mine was traditional in a lot of ways, but my husband & I tend to not stray from classic traditions. One of my best friends is getting married this summer & has cut out a lot of the traditions, while also adding details that seem so appropriate for her and her fiance. I love that you can choose what to follow now to better reflect your style!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  12. kelsey wrote:

    this is so beautiful! thanks for sharing.
    kw ladies in navy

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  13. gorgeous. every tiny last detail.

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  14. Kayla wrote:

    Ahh! I loved reading this! GORGEOUS photos, BEAUTIFUL bride! Thank you for sharing these! : )


    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  15. Absolutely LOVED sharing the day with you both. Such a fun wedding to photograph and yes, the perfect, swanky house party. Ever! xoxo

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  16. THESE ARE SPECTACULAR! And I’m not at all surprised that they are. You look stunning, and I’m dying over the JFK desk in your wedding venue.

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  17. taylor wrote:

    victoria!!! SO GORGEOUS!!!! such beautiful pictures and a great day!


    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  18. So wonderful to see! You look happy and beautiful :) and i absolutely love the bouquet choice!



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    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  19. Rachel wrote:

    Your dress was SO beautiful!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  20. brighton wrote:

    how fun!!! I love it and these pictures are beautiful :) your dress is AMAZE – I love the delicate strap detail :) so dainty and feminine!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  21. Nnenna wrote:

    All of the photos on Style Me Pretty and here on the blog are GORGEOUS! It looks and sounds like you had an amazing wedding!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  22. Chloe Moon wrote:

    Wow your dress is beautiful and I love the flower assortment in your bouquet! What a beautiful wedding it must have been!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  23. I’m so glad you decided to share the photos! You looked beautiful, the wedding looked amazing, and every detail is just perfect.

    And Joe is so handsome!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  24. Holli Anne wrote:

    Lovely! We didn’t really have any of those traditional things either, and I was SO relaxed and happy about it! Sometimes there really is so much pressure. Love it!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  25. Meghan wrote:

    Beautiful pictures.
    You were a GORGEOUS bride!


    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  26. love the fountain and the flowers and you look positively glowingly gorgeous!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  27. So beautiful, and great location.

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  28. Darling, you looked absolutely gorgeous and the whole thing is just stunning from beginning to end. Not that I was expecting any differently from you… And kudos on the Style me Pretty feature! Xx

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  29. Kirby wrote:

    LOVED seeing your wedding on SMP!!! WHat a gorgeous fete!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  30. Gabriella wrote:

    These photographs are amazing – it looks like you had the perfect wedding! Not to mention, you looked as gorgeous as ever in your dress!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  31. Emma Scott wrote:

    Love your wedding photographs, that view and the venue looks gorgeous! Not to mention how stunning you look in your dress. Looks like a dream :) xx

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  32. MB wrote:

    What a lovely wedding, and a beautiful bride! I enjoyed seeing your photos. Thanks for sharing!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  33. Amy Lawson wrote:

    Victoria, the photos look amazing and you are one gorgeous bride!

    12 Apr 2013 · Reply
  34. You made such a beautiful bride! Love these photos! Congratulations on the feature! XO

    13 Apr 2013 · Reply
  35. love, love, love! such gorgeous photos.

    13 Apr 2013 · Reply
  36. Such a beautiful wedding! I just love how your dress, the details, and the space came together so perfectly. All your time and effort putting together your special day shows! And you look seriously gorgeous and your dress was major, one of my favorites I’ve seen!

    13 Apr 2013 · Reply
  37. BEkah wrote:

    Victoria, your dress and your flowers are gorgeous! I love how you had a big house party instead of the traditional elements. I can tell it was a lot of fun. Happy memories!

    13 Apr 2013 · Reply
  38. Melyssa wrote:

    Bee-you-tiful! Love your dress – so chic and gorgeous! Also, your decorations are so wonderful. What a great wedding. Can I ask, what are the envelopes with notes inside? Did guests write them? I am a very wordsy kind of person, so I love the idea – whatever it is! :)


    13 Apr 2013 · Reply
    • vmacandcheese wrote:

      I built a 7 foot tall board, covered with special paper (that I’d also used to line our invitation envelopes). Then, I mounted the navy envelopes to the board, and we set it up next to a table that had a bunch of different note cards on it. People wrote us notes and then stuck them in the envelopes. It was an alternative to a guest book!

      14 Apr 2013 · Reply
  39. Emily wrote:

    Ahh it’s SO pretty!! Absolutely stunning!

    14 Apr 2013 · Reply
  40. Ashley wrote:

    These are beautiful! I just got back from SF today and we stayed at The Fairmont. I couldn’t stop thinking how beautiful of a wedding venue it would’ve been!

    14 Apr 2013 · Reply
  41. Abby wrote:

    Such a beautiful wedding- from the venue to your dress it all looked perfect!

    15 Apr 2013 · Reply
  42. Chelsea wrote:

    Congratulations! What a cool opportunity and such lovely pictures!

    15 Apr 2013 · Reply
  43. joy @ OSS wrote:

    You look absolutely smashing!

    18 Apr 2013 · Reply
  44. SO pretty! Looks like it was a beautiful day! xo

    24 Apr 2013 · Reply
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