Dorothy and Ryan originally planned to marry in Chicago, but one visit to the Corinthian Yacht Club and they envisioned sharing a weekend with their friends and family in the Bay. Sailing was a big part of Ryan's childhood, and the sweeping views and nautical ambiance of the Corinthian felt right.
When booking their Labor Day weekend date, they’d expected guests on the sun porch to enjoy watching the infamous Bay Area fog slowly blanket the view and chill the evening air, instead of the record-setting temperatures the day brought. Guests from the East Coast, Chicago, and Indiana left air-conditioning and manageable 70-80 degree climates for unexpected triple digits that scorched California that weekend. But, really, what better day to be by the water?
After a quick stop at the charming, historic St Hilary's, the wedding party headed into an elegant reception complete with veiled string lights, massive white hydrangeas, oysters, and champagne. Instead of toasts from just the best man and maid of honor, Dorothy and Ryan asked each of their party members to share a story or a wish. Between the wide-open windows and the deck looking out at the sparkling bridge and the glistening water reflecting the waxing moon, the night had a shimmer and a refreshing open-air vibe everyone could appreciate.