Christina McBride and Evan Sharp, two social-media power players, throw an elegant affair inside a 100-year-old San Francisco landmark.
“It felt like a sanctuary within the city,” remembers Christina.
Christina McBride first met Evan Sharp when they were freshmen at the University of Chicago. After graduating with history degrees, the like-minded couple moved to New York to study design—he at Colombia University, she at Fashion Institute of Technology. Christina came home one evening to their studio filled with flowers and candles—and Evan waiting to propose. After graduating (again), the couple moved west to pursue careers in tech—Christina is now the head of Digital, Global Business Marketing at Facebook; Evan co-founded Pinterest and is the company’s Chief Creative Officer.
Naturally, Pinterest boards abounded as wedding planning got underway. The couple created personal boards and collaborated with vendors who shared their vision (no Evites here, bridesmaid Jessica Hische designed the invitations). “An intimate dinner party was our vision from the beginning,” explains Christina. After a morning of torrential rain, the clouds parted as 80 guests gathered at the Swedenborgian Church in Pacific Heights—a national historic landmark beaming with arts and crafts charm. “It felt like a sanctuary within the city,” remembers Christina. Cocktail hour was held beneath towering redwoods in the garden before dinner inside the cozy parish house with a roaring fire. Angela Ginsburg of A Fork Full of Earth served an organic feast sourcing cheese from Harley Farms in Pescadero (the site of the rustic rehearsal dinner). An after-party ensued at the Hideout at Dalva. “We walked home together through our neighborhood, which felt really surreal and special,” Christina says.
Guests were asked to use a hashtag (#evanandchristina) for their Instagram and Facebook photos. “We were really touched by all the moments friends captured and shared with us,” says Christina. On any platform.
By Kelsey McKinnon.
VENUE Swedenborgian Church, S.F. MENU/CAKE A Fork Full of Earth DRESS Amy Kuschel FLORIST Katherine Oliver at Cherries Flowers ENTERTAINMENT Charles Calhoun (organist), Eric Choate (pianist) PLANNER Christy Daly Matthews at Allure Consulting RENTALS Big 4 Party and Hartmann Studios STATIONERY Jessica Hische