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Lesley and Michael are a special pair of lovebirds for us; their elegant San Francisco elopement at the Ritz Carlton was a tribute to their love, the happy ending after a few years of ups and downs, and the old-world charm of their favorite stateside city. Even though their guest list was small (count of two!) they spared no expense on the wedding details they cared about. Location: the ever-gorgeous Ritz Carlton and its elegant architecture, Ride: vintage Rolls Royce, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik! We think they’ve got the right priorities!

We love to see the ring bling! That’s some serious jewelry, sister!

We love this shade of ivory for our bride – it made her skin look lovely and flawless! And what swanky affair would it be without some Manolos to walk down the aisle in?

Love love love the bride’s makeup for the big day! She went with peachy pinks and dark liner to accent her gorgeous eyes.


Bejeweled detailing on the bouquet will go nicely with Lesley’s sparkling wedding rings! Those soft ivory and blush colors are perfect for their elegant nuptials.

All that’s left is the dress!

Nothing could be more elegant than some delicate lace in a modern cut! And the bride’s pearls are a wonderful extra detail.

This twosome spared no expense for their small affair, but Lesley let us in on a secret,  ”I’ve planned 4 million dollar weddings for clients, and I can honestly say- our wedding for just the two of us will mean more to us than any 4 million dollar wedding ever could.” They tug on our heartstrings!



We asked Lesley about the relationship that she and Michael share:  ”Mike has been married before and yet has the love and faith that this is IT and I’m the ONE. We have been through more in the last few years than some people go through in a lifetime.” Sounds like these two don’t have any pre-wedding jitters, only excitement and hope for the future!


Coming up is more of their gorgeous ceremony at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco, their intimate ceremony, and fabulous shoot with a vintage Rolls Royce! You won’t want to miss it!

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