Welcome to our wedding website!

This means you’ve received our Save the Date, hooray! This site will be a good resource for all of the wedding related details, and we will continue to update it as the date approaches. If you have any questions at all, please us.

Each and every one of you have touched our lives and your love and support means the world to us. We can't wait to celebrate with all of you this October in San Francisco.

Love,
Nichole Berger and William Geddes
 

2006

Will teaches Adobe Creative Suite workshops for advertising students at University of Colorado. Nichole is one of those students. She finds his introductory course too introductory, and wonders, "who does this guy think he is?" She leaves after the first half hour and never comes back.

Weeks later...

During the CU Dairy Show, an end-of-year advertising portfolio show, Will wins best in show. A professor introduces them, suggesting she seek his help producing a video concept. Will is wearing a pink argyle sweater. Nichole never calls him for help.

2008

Over a year later, the One Show, an international advertising award show, holds an event at CU showing off the year's college competition. As she leaves the show, Nichole sees Will helping her professor transport some presentation equipment in his '95 Pathfinder, her dream car, while looking dashing in a white Burton snowboard jacket. He is playing music from his car that catches her attention, and asks what it is. He doesn't know, but decides he needs to find out and share it with this beautiful girl.
Before she can even make it to her house, Will has written her on Facebook with the name of the album, given to him by a friend. (It was Fabriclive 30: Stanton Warriors).
This is the beginning of their friendship. Sharing interest in music and writing each other over Facebook.

Months later...

Will has extra tickets to Justice at the Ogden Theater. At the last minute, two friends had to cancel. Fatefully, Nichole had written on Facebook moments earlier how much she wanted to see that show.
Will saw an opportunity...for business. He sold her a ticket for full price, plus Ticketmaster fees.
Halfway through the show it became a date.
That night, they ended up at Will’s house, just listening to music together and talking. It wasn't until four in the morning that they finally kissed, moments before falling asleep.

Over the next few months...

They were inseparable. They learned everything they could about each other. They met each other’s friends. Will met Kaiyuh, who intimidated him at first until she decided he made for a good pillow. He met Nichole's family at her graduation, and discovered just how tall one family can be (mostly). They fast tracked many of the important milestones in a relationship, which turned out to be a blessing, since Nichole was soon offered a job up in Seattle.
Only three months into their relationship, Will helped Nichole pack up all of her things and drove with her from Boulder to Seattle. It was a somewhat somber drive, not knowing what would happen to them now that she was moving. Will stayed with her during her first week of work, and took care of Kaiyuh during the day. When it was finally time to leave, they drove silently to the airport.
Will told Nichole he loved her for the first time. She immediately told him the same.
That began two years of a long distance relationship, with the two exchanging trips back and forth every three to four weeks.

2009

Eventually, Will moved to San Francisco, and their back and forth trips continued for over a year until he finally convinced her to quit her job and move to San Francisco to live with him.

2011

Nichole moved to San Francisco, not knowing if there’s a job waiting for her, but knowing that the relationship is worth it. She finds one almost immediately at an ad agency with some mutual friends. They live together in a teeny-tiny apartment in North Beach, finally able to be together full time.

2012

A little over a year later, they take the next logical step in their relationship: they buy a house together.

2013

After having been together over five years, Will began to realize that there was never going to be a more perfect fit for him. They had each found their matching puzzle piece. So he started planning a proposal as special as Nichole is.

2014

This year they celebrate over six years together, and will be married in the Presidio of San Francisco, where they spend many of their weekends. They will be joined by their friends, family, and furry, four legged companion.
 

On August 17, 2013

I brought Nichole to what she thought was a poster show organized by friends and co-workers from my previous job at Venables Bell & Partners. What she found instead was a show called Love Letters. A show where I got down on one knee, and asked her to be with me forever.

In the months

Leading up, I commissioned 19 friends, including graphic designers, illustrators, tattooers, and craftsmen, to each design a poster that would be a single letter in the proposal. This group included friends from Boulder, Seattle, and San Francisco, capturing the landmark places and events in our lives together. In secret, I collected the art, bought frames, designed my question mark, printed and trimmed each poster, and approached galleries to host the show.

With the help

Of dear friends, we installed the show, and surprised Nichole with the gallery opening of a lifetime. Take a look...
 
Christie Berger
Babe of Honor
Lauren Underhill
Bridesbabe
Katee Vallad
Bridesbabe
As if she doesn’t have enough on her plate with Physical Therapy School, my sister is taking on the big role as Babe of Honor! I knew when I was 9 years old that Christie would be the perfect person to have by my side on the big day. Sure, she was only 5 at that time, but she was already helping me plan weddings–Maple Town weddings. That’s right, she sat there and helped me organize and orchestrate little animal engagements that took place at a school house. She was organized, thoughtful and did a wonderful job straightening out Mrs. Fox wedding dress so she looked perfect for Mr. Fox. I think those skills will come in handy in the coming months. But in all seriousness, Christie means the absolute world to me and I am more proud of her every day with all that she has accomplished. She will always be my little sister and my Kitten. I couldn’t be happier having her stand right next to me on such an important day.
I first met Lauren in the front lobby of Seattle’s Wexley School for Girls in 2008. And when I say “met” I mean, I quickly stopped and awkwardly waved at her, causing my writer-partner run right into the back of me, which then led me to smack my face on the open laptop I was carrying at the time. Somehow with that amazing first impression she not only became my co-worker, she became my roommate, and quickly became one of my dearest friends. We lived together for just over 2 years and I can truly say all of my best memories in Seattle involve her. I have a comic book, “The Adventures of Lauren and Nichole” made by Lauren to prove it. After moving to San Francisco, Lauren and I only had to spend a short two years apart–just enough time for her to find her main-man, Ali Sooudi (groomsman)–since she now lives in San Francisco and is once again my co-worker at Heat. I feel so lucky to have her so close, and I mean really close, she only lives 13.5 blocks away.
By the power of Longmont High School’s Trojan Volleyball I was blessed with a fiery little redheaded friend, Katee. Somewhere between all of the bleacher-runs and wall-sits we kicked off what is now a 13-year friendship. You can imagine how many memories a friendship this long has given us, especially when they involve your high school and college years. It’s only fitting that Vicki (RIP), Katee’s Suzuki, be mentioned here since many of those memories include her as well. She was a great car and lived a long life of 230,000 miles, many of which, were put on traveling between Laramie, Wyoming and Boulder, Colorado so we could be together. Man, she could handle the snow. But as time goes on and the miles seem to grow greater between us, I know I can still count on Katee to be by my side. Seriously, this girl has had her bags packed ready to visit me in every city I have moved to, and I am so thankful for it. She’s the only bee in my bonnet.
Colleen Curlin
Bridesbabe
Jillian Morris
Bridesbabe
Kaiyuh
Pup of Honor
The first time I met Colleen was when she was visiting Lauren and staying at our first apartment in Seattle. We had a little house party the first night she arrived and it was at the moment I changed the music and had, “You like Mr. Oizo?!” shouted at me from across the room, when I knew Colleen and I were meant to be friends. I mean, there are only so many people in the world who love dirty French electronic music as much as I do. And as much as this girl loves her music (of all kinds), she loves her friends, and I have felt so fortunate being one of them these past 5 years. Colleen lives in Los Angeles, which means we are only an hour plane ride apart, and we (Lauren, too) have gladly taken that plane trip many times now. The most meaningful one yet was when she flew up as a total and complete surprise for Will and my engagment. This girl has the biggest heart and I am so happy to say I’ve got a little piece of it.
When Will moved to SF and started making new friends, he would tell me all the time, “You have to meet Jill. Jill is the best. You’re gonna love her.” I would see her cute little face pop up in photos with Will and Ryan and I remember thinking to myself, “alright, who is this chick?” Schedules finally aligned and after only hanging out on a Friday night at 500 Club and a Saturday at Water World (WWX), I knew Will was right, she was the best. However, it wasn’t until I got back to Seattle where we texted back and forth about wishing that we grew up in the 60s through the entire 2-hours of VH1 Rock Docs (Confessions of Rock’s Greatest Groupies), that I realized she truly was going to be a best friend. It doesn’t matter if we’re sitting in front of the TV eating comfort food or chasing Diplo from one venue to another across the city, I always have fun with Jillian. She’s confident and extremely caring and she has been one of the biggest reasons why I love living in SF.
Kaiyuh popped her little 6-week old head out of a carry-on bag at Denver International Airport almost 7 years ago and has had my heart ever since. When she met Will, who was a bit hesitant at first, she couldn’t help but curl up next to him. Well, more like on top of him. I think at that moment she stole a bit of Will’s heart too. She’s our little furry baby and our big day wouldn’t be complete without her there.
Brad Phifer
Best Man
Mark Miller
Groomsman
Ryan Ansley
Groomsman
We have been roommates. We have been ad partners. We have known each other for something like 8 years now, and I can honestly say that other than Nichole, there's nobody else who understands me more than he does. Brad and I spent pretty much all of our post-college years in a sort-of parallel, figuring out professional life together, migrating from Boulder to San Francisco, and essentially growing up and becoming adults, with varying degrees of success. He's the kind of friend everyone should have, and I'm lucky to know him.
Mark was a central component of the Boulder crew, and his move out to SF was certainly a factor in getting Brad and me to move. As with Brad, Mark and I have been through a lot. We have drunk in bars far and wide, we have stumbled through the empty early morning streets of New Orleans, we’ve won hundreds of dollars together on single spins of the roulette wheel, and we've dreamed up amazing escape plans from the world of advertising (generally involving salted meats). Mark has grown up a lot since we met, and encouraged me to do the same, but has never lost that quality that makes me happy to call him a friend.
Ryan Ansley has been my friend almost from the day I met him. I say almost, because he will never let me forget that I bailed on going to the Sundown with him literally the first time I invited him out. Again, Ryan is someone who has known me for a long time, and knew Nichole right from the beginning. He's known many different versions of me, from my somewhat mountain-bro college years to the scumbag water-park crew era, to now. I think a running theme here is growing up, and Ryan is no exception. He's no longer hucking bottles against the wall at Redfish, and we're no longer taking our shirts off at baseball games and in photo booths, but as long as he doesn't stop telling dad jokes and singing Gin and Juice very badly during karaoke, things will be somewhat the same.
Ali Sooudi
Groomsman
Andy Berger
Groomsman
I met Ali Sooudi in Mexico. The very next time I saw him, a year later, was also in Mexico. Honestly, that wasn't all that long ago. But the things you learn about someone while living like kings, drunk in paradise for days on end are the kind of things that would otherwise take years. We’ve crammed a lot of friendship into a few short years, especially since he moved to San Francisco last January, and I’ve gotten to see a lot of him. I’ve seen him looking dapper, I’ve seen him looking hip, I’ve seen him look like the Tapatio man, and a Boy Scout. (He really enjoys costumes). But I've also seen him open up and become one of my best friends, even in the short time I've known him. He is Lauren's other half, and Lauren is Nichole's other half, and Nichole is my other half, which sort of makes him my other, other, other half.
The first time I saw Andy Berger, at Nichole’s college graduation, my first thought was "Great googly moogly, this is a tall family!" But despite his size there is nothing intimidating about Andy. He's incredibly genuine and sincere, a true reflection of the Berger family. He invited me into his family pretty much immediately, with a swift slam of a sumo suit, and from then on I have always looked forward to KBSFT (I'll let him explain that one at the wedding) when visiting their family for almost every holiday. He's the youngest of the groomsman, but make no mistake, he's probably the most manly. As I unwrap video games and action figures on Christmas, he's the one unwrapping circular saws, smokers, and shotguns. Hopefully a little bit of that will rub off on me.
 
We are very excited to have our ceremony and reception at the Golden Gate Club in the heart of the Presidio. Built in 1949, it was once the enlisted men’s service club and the site of several historic treaty signings and features views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Presidio forest. There is so much history and beauty in this building and we’re looking forward to filling it with our favorite people.


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The Venue






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Travel

We recommend taxi or Uber service to the venue. If you choose to drive, pay parking is available on Fisher Loop, just above Golden Gate Club, for around $2.00. The lot becomes free at 6pm.

Limited shuttle service out of the Presidio will be available at the end of the night, as it can be difficult to call taxis from within the park.
 

Places to stay



There are many fantastic hotels located near Fisherman’s Wharf (a great location for attractions and dining) and Union Square (a more central location). However, we have recently learned that one of the largest business conferences in America is taking place the same weekend as our wedding, and hotels have raised rates accordingly.

As an alternative, we highly recommend airbnb.com or vrbo.com for independent, short-term rentals. These are extremely popular sites with many listings for quality, reasonably priced, furnished listings all over the city.


We suggest looking for rentals in these neighborhoods: Inner Richmond, Pacific Heights, Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, NOPA, or Haight Ashbury. These neighborhoods are either very close to the wedding venue, or very close to attractions. No matter where you decide to stay, San Francisco has many things to do and see.



Things to do


With an annual "Indian Summer," September to November is the best time to visit San Francisco. So we’re so happy to have you all visiting smack dab in the middle to enjoy the great weather. It is still San Francisco, so a light jacket is always advised.

Here's a list of some fun things to do while visiting the city by the bay:





Places to eat


  • Giordano Bros. in North Beach
  • Park Tavern in North Beach
  • NOPA on Divisadero
  • Pier 23 on the Embarcadero
  • Tony's Pizza in North Beach
  • Gott's Roadside in the Ferry Building
  • Nopalito in Nopa
  • Foreign Cinema in the Mission
  • Wayfare Tavern in the Financial District
  • Super Duper Burger on Market
  • Umami Burger in the Marina or SOMA
  • Don Pisto's in North Beach


 


You can find our registries at the following retailers. Click the links below or look up Nichole Berger or William Geddes at your local store, and please send any gifts to:

Nichole Berger
c/o Heat
1100 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Welcome to our wedding website!

This means you’ve received our Save the Date, hooray! This site will be a good resource for all of the wedding related details, and we will continue to update it as the date approaches. If you have any questions at all, please us. Each and every one of you have touched our lives and your love and support means the world to us. We can't wait to celebrate with all of you this October in San Francisco. Love,
Nichole Berger and William Geddes

2006

Will teaches Adobe Creative Suite workshops for advertising students at University of Colorado. Nichole is one of those students. She finds his introductory course too introductory, and wonders, "who does this guy think he is?" She leaves after the first half hour and never comes back.

Weeks later...

During the CU Dairy Show, an end-of-year advertising portfolio show, Will wins best in show. A professor introduces them, suggesting she seek his help producing a video concept. Will is wearing a pink argyle sweater. Nichole never calls him for help.

2008

Over a year later, the One Show, an international advertising award show, holds an event at CU showing off the year's college competition. As she leaves the show, Nichole sees Will helping her professor transport some presentation equipment in his '95 Pathfinder, her dream car, while looking dashing in a white Burton snowboard jacket. He is playing music from his car that catches her attention, and asks what it is. He doesn't know, but decides he needs to find out and share it with this beautiful girl.
Before she can even make it to her house, Will has written her on Facebook with the name of the album, given to him by a friend. (It was Fabriclive 30: Stanton Warriors). This is the beginning of their friendship. Sharing interest in music and writing each other over Facebook.

Months later...

Will has extra tickets to Justice at the Ogden Theater. At the last minute, two friends had to cancel. Fatefully, Nichole had written on Facebook moments earlier how much she wanted to see that show.
Will saw an opportunity...for business. He sold her a ticket for full price, plus Ticketmaster fees. Halfway through the show it became a date. That night, they ended up at Will’s house, just listening to music together and talking. It wasn't until four in the morning that they finally kissed, moments before falling asleep.

Over the next few months...

They were inseparable. They learned everything they could about each other. They met each other’s friends. Will met Kaiyuh, who intimidated him at first until she decided he made for a good pillow. He met Nichole's family at her graduation, and discovered just how tall one family can be (mostly). They fast tracked many of the important milestones in a relationship, which turned out to be a blessing, since Nichole was soon offered a job up in Seattle.
Only three months into their relationship, Will helped Nichole pack up all of her things and drove with her from Boulder to Seattle. It was a somewhat somber drive, not knowing what would happen to them now that she was moving. Will stayed with her during her first week of work, and took care of Kaiyuh during the day. When it was finally time to leave, they drove silently to the airport. Will told Nichole he loved her for the first time. She immediately told him the same. That began two years of a long distance relationship, with the two exchanging trips back and forth every three to four weeks.

2009

Eventually, Will moved to San Francisco, and their back and forth trips continued for over a year until he finally convinced her to quit her job and move to San Francisco to live with him.

2011

Nichole moved to San Francisco, not knowing if there’s a job waiting for her, but knowing that the relationship is worth it. She finds one almost immediately at an ad agency with some mutual friends. They live together in a teeny-tiny apartment in North Beach, finally able to be together full time.

2012

A little over a year later, they take the next logical step in their relationship: they buy a house together.

2013

After having been together over five years, Will began to realize that there was never going to be a more perfect fit for him. They had each found their matching puzzle piece. So he started planning a proposal as special as Nichole is.

2014

This year they celebrate over six years together, and will be married in the Presidio of San Francisco, where they spend many of their weekends. They will be joined by their friends, family, and furry, four legged companion.

On August 17, 2013

I brought Nichole to what she thought was a poster show organized by friends and co-workers from my previous job at Venables Bell & Partners. What she found instead was a show called Love Letters. A show where I got down on one knee, and asked her to be with me forever.

In the months

Leading up, I commissioned 19 friends, including graphic designers, illustrators, tattooers, and craftsmen, to each design a poster that would be a single letter in the proposal. This group included friends from Boulder, Seattle, and San Francisco, capturing the landmark places and events in our lives together. In secret, I collected the art, bought frames, designed my question mark, printed and trimmed each poster, and approached galleries to host the show.

With the help

Of dear friends, we installed the show, and surprised Nichole with the gallery opening of a lifetime. Take a look...
Christie Berger Babe of Honor Lauren Underhill Bridesbabe Katee Vallad Bridesbabe Colleen Curlin Bridesbabe Jillian Morris Bridesbabe Kaiyuh Pup of Honor Brad Phifer Best Man Mark Miller Groomsman Ryan Ansley Groomsman Ali Sooudi Groomsman Andy Berger Groomsman
We are very excited to have our ceremony and reception at the Golden Gate Club in the heart of the Presidio. Built in 1949, it was once the enlisted men’s service club and the site of several historic treaty signings and features views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Presidio forest. There is so much history and beauty in this building and we’re looking forward to filling it with our favorite people. October 18, 2014

Golden Gate Club
135 Fisher Loop (Main Post)
San Francisco, CA 94129
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We will be posting more information, including driving directions and event schedule, as those details are finalized.

Places to stay

We can’t wait for you to join us this fall.
There are many fantastic hotels located near Fisherman’s Wharf (a great location for attractions and dining) and Union Square (a more central location). However, we have recently learned that one of the largest business conferences in America is taking place the same weekend as our wedding, and hotels have raised rates accordingly. As an alternative, we highly recommend airbnb.com or vrbo.com for independent, short-term rentals. These are extremely popular sites with many listings for quality, reasonably priced, furnished listings all over the city. We suggest looking for rentals in these neighborhoods: Inner Richmond, Pacific Heights, Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, NOPA, or Haight Ashbury. These neighborhoods are either very close to the wedding venue, or very close to attractions. No matter where you decide to stay, San Francisco has many things to do and see.


You can find our registries at the following retailers. Click the links below or look up Nichole Berger or William Geddes at your local store, and please send any gifts to:

Nichole Berger
c/o Heat
1100 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA 94111