Memorial Church Wedding – Stanford University | Sterling & Anita

When it times for you to plan the wedding, more doesn’t always mean better. It’s really up to your vision and how well you put all elements together. Sometimes, less is more!

Sterling & Anita has their wedding at Memorial Church of Stanford University. They chose this place for its beauty and how many connections their family has with it. Sterling’s grandma got married at the exact same place over 60 years ago. His parents are the university’s faculty members. Anita will soon begin her grad school here. This Stanford University’s Memorial Church has attached to their family for many generations.

Earlier, I said “less is more” about their wedding. The way they put together their wedding was simple, yet surprisingly elegant. They didn’t have many of traditional items you see at a wedding: no wedding cake, no bouquet/garter toss, no first dance, no first look, no table visit, no getting ready, no MC or DJ, etc. The ceremony took place at Memorial Church and the reception was at their friend’s backyard, near Stanford University. Anita’s bridesmaids’ dresses were what they already have in their wardrobe. Their wedding was so casual that we fell in love at first sign.

So, what did they have? A guitar player, caterer & gelato, and photographers (yes, it’s us!). Although they didn’t do the grand entrance and let everything flow naturally, they did have a sparkler send-off. When my team was lining people up outside, I was inside direct how to get through the sparkler tunnel. At that moment, they said that was probably the last moment they were able to talk with me and they wanted to say thanks to my team. I was confused until I saw a car parked at the end of the tunnel. I immediately knew they would drive off right after they got through the tunnel.

And that was how they ended the wedding day. Extraordinary!

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