Van and David chose a bridge as the symbol of their wedding. The two were living in San Francisco when David proposed at the foot of the Bay Bridge. Since they also saw their marriage as a connection between their European and Asian heritages, the bridge became even more meaningful. The couple's event planners at Events of Distinction and floral designer Karen Axel of Tapestry Flowers even commissioned a small footbridge for the couple to be married beside. —Brenna McLoughlin

Vendors

WEDDING DRESS

Vera Wang, verawang.com

BRIDE'S SHOES

Jimmy Choo, jimmychoo.com

STYLISTS

Maiden Lane 77, 415-391-7777, 77maidenlane.com

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Bill Levkoff, billlevkoff.com

CAKE

Katrina Rozelle, katrinarozelle.com

FLOWERS

Karen Axel, Tapestry Flowers, 415-550-1015, tapestryflowers.com

EVENT PLANNER

Events of Distinction, eventsofdistinction.com

PHOTOGRAPHER

Wendy McLaurin Richardson, 415-893-7742, wmrphoto.com

Van and David in Burlingame, CA

Mansion charm bridges one couple together on their big day

Van and David chose a bridge as the symbol of their wedding. The two were living in San Francisco when David proposed at the foot of the Bay Bridge. Since they also saw their marriage as a connection between their European and Asian heritages, the bridge became even more meaningful. The couple's event planners at Events of Distinction and floral designer Karen Axel of Tapestry Flowers even commissioned a small footbridge for the couple to be married beside. —Brenna McLoughlin

Vendors

WEDDING DRESS

Vera Wang, verawang.com

BRIDE'S SHOES

Jimmy Choo, jimmychoo.com

STYLISTS

Maiden Lane 77, 415-391-7777, 77maidenlane.com

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Bill Levkoff, billlevkoff.com

CAKE

Katrina Rozelle, katrinarozelle.com

FLOWERS

Karen Axel, Tapestry Flowers, 415-550-1015, tapestryflowers.com

EVENT PLANNER

Events of Distinction, eventsofdistinction.com

PHOTOGRAPHER

Wendy McLaurin Richardson, 415-893-7742, wmrphoto.com

Van and David are foodies, so the menu was full of flavor: scoops of tomato-basil sorbet drizzled with balsamic reduction at cocktail hour; dinner included Caesar salad in fennel-seed cracker collars, and pan-roasted chicken with black-truffle mashed potatoes and braised kale. The dessert course was served in its own room, where the three-tier cake decorated with marzipan roses and apricots by Katrina Rozelle was a focal point.