The bride is a successful marketing consultant. The groom is a well traveled artisan, also involved in international transport. The couple met in San Francisco at an art gallery where they discovered they have friends and a love for music in common. Their courtship included lots of travel, as well as living and working in Lyon, France and gradually wedding plans developed.

They felt it was important to involve their many San Francisco and French friends in a week of fun: cooking, wine tasting and fabulous food! The wedding ceremony itself was in French and English and included music by a classical guitarist and an Italian opera singer and concert pianist performing love songs. The bride and groom promised “to make each other laugh every day”.

Long reception tables were strewn with French lavender and rustic containers of fragrant orange blossoms and garden roses. Salsa dance music followed a five course meal and French pastry, and the French, Italian and American guests celebrated into the wee hours of the morning.

Note: Shannon and Pierre just celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in Vezenobres, France, the medieval village where they live part time with their soon-to-be four year old twin boys! A beautiful love story!