Just imagine this scene: You are a guest at a black-tie wedding at one of the fanciest, oldest venues in San Francisco, where everyone is dressed to the nines and sitting quietly waiting for the bride to enter the ceremony. There are chandeliers dripping in crystals, exquisite florals and a formal string quartet. The doors open, and you are expecting the usual dramatic moment of the bride entering to swelling classical music. But the quartet stops abruptly, and all of a sudden the University of California Berkeley fight song begins to play over the speakers.
What I loved most about Lisa and George was that they got married at one of the most exclusive private social clubs in San Francisco, so private we aren’t even allowed to identify it here, but they are really just fun, nice, down-to-earth people. The perfect example of this was Lisa choosing to walk down the aisle to the fight song, as a surprise to George and also Lisa’s father, who are both Berkeley alumni. Everyone laughed, especially George, and it was the perfect way to break up the formality and allow everyone to relax. UC Berkeley is a big part of Lisa and George’s lives. They attend games religiously. (For their engagement session, which was of course on the Berkeley campus, they showed up in matching Golden Bears T-shirts).
And their wedding day wasn’t all formal. We cruised around the city on an old cable car with their wedding party; hung out on the rooftop of George’s old apartment watching the America’s Cup boat race; had a great time with Lisa and George’s friends and family who were all so nice to us; and for the reception, everyone absolutely cut loose.
That’s the kind of day we love being a part of.