The Claremont’s Wedding of the Century in Berkeley, California

One of the best parts of last year was The Claremont’s “Wedding of the Century.” The Claremont, a beautiful historic hotel in Berkeley, California, hosted a generous contest to win a wedding valued at $75,000 to celebrate the hotel’s 100 year anniversary. Kim and Leon were the lucky winners!

Kim and Leon are a very special couple with a great story! These high school sweet hearts had a heartbreaking start to their engagement when the groom was diagnosed with cancer. After all the cancer treatments, they had nothing left over for a wedding. This one of a kind event was a great start to their beautiful life together.

We are so grateful to work alongside Alexis Garhammer of The Claremont and Linda and Leslie of Linen and Lilac. The beautiful photography is thanks to Gary Sexton.


We were thrilled to contribute many mirror signs. We especially loved making a beautiful “Welcome to Our Wedding” seating chart and two “Signature Cocktails” drink signs. Our antique mirror table numbers and two “Wedding of the Century” hashtag signs really brightened the room.


Thank You To These Amazing Individuals

Event Planning: Alexis Garhammer of The Claremont

Event Design: Linda and Leslie of Linen and Lilac

Photography: Gary Sexton

Video: Thomas Hughes Films

Florals & Décor: Ornamento

Wedding Dress: Kinsley James Couture Bridal

Chairs and Linens: Especially Yours

Printed Menus: Creative Designs By Mimi

Custom Mirror Signs and Table Numbers: Susan Dodge of Dodge Design House