28 Jan

San Francisco City Hall wedding

We’ve been fans of Jessica Hische‘s work since her days at Louise Fili, where she turned lettering into an entirely sexy art form, giving alphabets textures, colorful illustrations, and new shape. Remember her Daily Drop Cap series? Then in 2009, she released her famous Buttermilk font, which we all know made quite the explosion in the wedding invitation world. We could go on. Point is, we love this cute, lettering, self-proclaimed crazy cat lady and her Facebook Product Designer husband. When we caught word of her engagement and laid eyes on their ridiculously amazing wedding website, that tells the epic tale of how Jessica and Russ met, dated and became engaged, we knew this was the wedding we’d been dying to share!

Now for their happily ever after – that they got to celebrate twice. First in San Francisco for their Bay Area friends, told through the photography of Ben Blood and design of Sugar & Fluff, the second, a New York celebration that you’ll see in a bit.

wedding prep

wedding day hair and makeup

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer

This totally counts as their ‘first look’. Obvs, this picture was instagrammed.

his and hers glasses

wedding vows

cute kitty!

Plenty more kitty photos live here in case y’all are feline lovers too.

wedding vows

groom getting ready

Jessica Hische wedding dress

wedding shoes

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

A couple friends of ours had gotten married at city hall in San Francisco and it just seemed so lovely and romantic so we decided to change the ceremony venue to there and have the reception a week later in Brooklyn. It ended up making our wedding festivities last a couple of weeks instead of a couple of hours, which was wonderful.

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische wedding dress

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

When it came to Jessica’s bridal bouquet, she gave Sugar & Fluff very simple instructions to make “anything pretty“. Then told us, If you work with good people, you can trust their judgement! 

Totally worked. Jessica’s bouquet was dressed with a variety of flowers to introduce texture and a light sherbert color palette of white mojelica spray roses, scabiossa, garden roses and broken up with chocolate cosmos and queen Anne’s lace.

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

kiss

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

City Hall exit

And then it was time to celebrate at Dolores Park with 60 of their SF friends.

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Sugar & Fluff constructed these piñata-like monograms, building off the Hoefler font used in Jessica & Russell’s invitation.

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

couple tattoos

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische wedding

wedding cornhole

New Bohemia Signs did an amazing job with their custom corn hole boards which brought the perfect element of type and roaring twenties feel.

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Can all weddings have a nail art station?

nail art station

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer wedding

They’re just too much, aren’t they? After they said ‘I Do’ in San Francisco, they headed to Brooklyn to party with the rest of their gang. We’ve got that celebration coming up in just a bit. Stay tuned.

Photographer: Ben Blood / Videographer: Belvedere Stories / Planning & Event Design: Sugar & Fluff / Nail Art Booth: SF Party Nails / Bouquet: Floral Occasions / Cornhole Board Design: New Bohemia Signs / Hair & Makeup: The PrettyPretty Collective / Bride’s Dress & Shoes: custom made / Groom’s Suit: custom made / Venue: San Francisco City Hall & Dolores Park

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Comments

  1. The seriously rad two part wedding of @jessicahische + @strangenative begins w/ this San Francisco picnic celebration: http://t.co/qIqNn2L8

  2. wow, these are so stunning—i always love ben blood’s work, and what a fun bride and groom these two seem like :)

  3. I completely fell for this fun, joy-sprinkling wedding. The photos from the City Hall ceremony are fabulous – but I even love the picnic in the park the more.
    Always listen to your instincts when planning your wedding!

  4. Can’t handle the cute. RT @100LayerCake: The seriously rad two part wedding of @jessicahische + @strangenative begins: http://t.co/iz8bymnJ

  5. totally rad and absolutely beautiful!!!! love how unique the wedding/picnic was.

  6. These two are adorable!

    -Lindsey

  7. nail art? sold! such a fun idea!

  8. Holy wow. That dress. Custom made? Amazing.

    Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, this looks like a fantastic day. A private ceremony and a big party afterward!

  9. louvre it.

    i have a jacket from that north beach stitchery. expensive but worth it.

    now you kids go make some babies

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