Stefanie “Stef” Moss and Joshua Baker met in September 2009 at a mutual friend’s wedding in San Francisco and there was an immediate connection. Stef even announced to her best friend that she had met her future husband that evening!
Stef and Josh’s first date was dinner and a movie. Their second date included an introduction to Josh’s entire family and friends at a barbecue before a Cal-Berkeley football game.
Josh proposed on a perfect San Francisco fall evening just before sunset. He took Stef to a quiet spot on the Coastal Bluffs that overlook the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay. After Josh asked for her hand in marriage, the two watched the sun go down and spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with family and friends.
Stef and Josh wanted to have a lovely mix of an intimate ceremony with the many traditions of a New Orleans wedding reception. This resulted in a small, family only ceremony on Thursday, November 21, 2013, a dinner at Antoine’s on Friday for out of town guests and a big party at the New Orleans Board of Trade which included all of their favorite New Orleans traditions.
Stef and Josh are taking their honeymoon touring Italy for two weeks in September. The two currently live in San Francisco, where Stef is the Special Projects Manager for a local nonprofit and Josh is the In-House Counsel and Broker at a boutique real estate and design firm.
Bride: Stefanie Robinson Moss
Groom: Joshua David Baker
Bride’s Parents: Nancy and the late Hartwig Moss III
Groom’s Parents: Linda and Michael Baker
Date of Wedding: November 21, 2013
Ceremony Location: The courtyard at the home of a family friend, Jane Cross, in the Garden District.
Date of Reception: November 23, 2013
Reception Location: The New Orleans Board of Trade
Coordinator: Claudia Kelleher
Celebrant: Rabbi Steven Chester, Bay Area
Wedding Gown: Bagdley Mischka
Flower Girls: Sydney and Ellie Baker
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Rings: Friend and Company
Florist: Meade Wenzel
Favor: Boxed slices of wedding cake.
Wedding and Groom’s Cake: Royal Cakery
Photographer: Kristy May, New York City
Cocktail Hour and Second-Line: Pin Stripe Brass Band
Reception Music: The Bucktown All-Stars
Entertainment: Frenchy, live-painter