Tully Anne Forrester and Paul Ernst Jordan met in the winter of 2009-’10 when they joined up with a group of mutual friends to rent a ski house in Lake Tahoe for the season. They began as friends, with Tully giving Paul advice on how to woo a girl he was pursuing at the time. Months later Paul used that same advice to win over Tully.
Paul proposed over a champagne brunch at Auberge du Soleil near Napa Valley in June of 2011.
After the wedding, the two honeymooned on Petit Saint Vincent in the Grenadines. They currently live in San Francisco, but Paul is quickly falling in love with New Orleans with each and every visit. Tully is a manager for Employee Compensation at Pacific Gas and Electric, while Paul is the founder and chief financial officer for BlackBag Technologies.
Bride: Tully Anne Forrester
Groom: Paul Ernst Jordan
Bride’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. William Ray Forrester Jr. of New Orleans
Groom’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Felix Jordan of Milwaukee, Wis.
Date of Wedding: March 10, 2012
Ceremony and Reception: Windsor Court Hotel
Coordinator: Patricia Denechaud, Crescent City Consultants
Wedding Gown: Anna Maier – Ulla Maija, New York; purchased and altered at Marina Morrison in San Francisco. Tully’s veil belonged to her mother, made of silk tulle with Alençon lace
Celebrant: Rev. Jesse Adams
Maid of Honor: Celine Penn Forrester
Bridesmaids: Amanda Richardson Coleman, Jennifer Luise Cumming, Deanne Marie Donnelly, Mary Margaret Healy Gorman, Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, Verna Vanessa Martin and Ariane Nalty Zewe
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jim Hjelm, purchased at Jin Wang Bridal, San Francisco
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss tuxedo with custom shirt from Spoon Tailor, San Francisco, and bowtie from Thomas Pink
Best Man: David William Bornhoeft
Groomsmen: Benjamin Michael Charnota, Kurt Alan Cumming, William Montgomery Forrester, Jeffrey David Kaplan and Todd Joseph Ofenloch
Groomsmen attire: Their own tuxedos with custom shirts from Spoon Tailor, San Francisco, and bowties from Thomas Pink
Ushers included: Matthew James Fantaci, David Aldrich Jackson, Malcolm David Meyer, Walter Gaines Seaman III and Brian Young Wilkinson
Ushers attire: Their own dark-blue suits with white shirts and pale blue ties from Thomas Pink
Flower Girl: Natalie Katherine Cumming and Molly Eleonore Gorman
Ring Bearer: Nathaniel Jordan Cumming
Rings: Antique engagement ring from Lang Antiques, San Francisco; Wedding bands by Furrer-Jacot from Shreve & Company, San Francisco; bride’s wedding ring is a custom oval diamond eternity band from Friend & Co.
Florist: Meade Wenzel
Caterer: Windsor Court Hotel
Favor: A white handkerchief embroidered with wedding monogram
Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake: Windsor Court
Photographer: Celeste Marshall Photography
Videographer: Bella Production Wedding Films
Hair: Beverly Daigle
Music: Luv Sexy, managed by greenfrogmusic