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KN OW? How do you know he is…the one? You may have been asked this question by your parents, your friends, even yourself. The answer isn’t always perfectly clear; he may or may not be ‘ideal’ on paper; you may have known him for only two months or perhaps you’ve been hanging in there a good five years; he may be a cowboy while you were visualizing a business man. The so-called ‘signs’ aren’t always there, but somehow…you just know. At Ceremony, we feel the same way about our Great List of vendors that we recommend. We take this vendor collective very seriously, which is why we don’t put arbitrary consideration requirements in an antiquated form. We don’t have a scholastic checklist to help us come up with an ‘A’ grade. We don’t even have a job application type form to fill out. You see, when it comes to choosing our Great List of recommended vendors, we believe there is no specific formula for choosing who we invite to join our family. Probably not unlike you, we take a look-see at Facebook, we inquire with their friends and colleagues and, most importantly, we get to know them by social networking the old-fashioned way (in person). In the end, we go with our gut. We just…know. You will find that some of these recommended vendors have refined their businesses over the past twenty years, while others bring fresh ideas after having recently started their own businesses. Many of our recommended venues are on the AAA Five-Diamond Resort list; others include charming private estates and everything in between. What they all have in common is that we have a mutual respect for each other; we each genuinely want to see the other succeed; we envision a future together. Do those relationship qualities sound familiar with someone you know? We hope that you will find this varied Great List vendor collective to be helpful in finding your wedding day professionals. There is no single vendor that is perfect for everyone, but there are vendors that are perfect for you. And when you meet them, you will just know.

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kimberly & david MISTI LAYNE

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jennifer & daniel

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cindy & steve

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kim & ryan

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melissa & shawn

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erica & scott

STROTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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roselyn & emmy

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abi & deronnie ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

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LILY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

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rachel & eike XCITE PHOTOGRAPHY

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sarah & nick

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diane & steven

CAROLYN WELCH PHOTOGRAPHY

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molly & brian

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katherine & corey ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

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jodi & tony

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erika & sean

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amanda & john

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anjalee & mark

RHEE BEVERE PHOTOGRAPHY

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kristin & sam

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lauren & juan

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aleza & calvin

MICHAEL L'HEUREUX PHOTOGRAPHY

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gina & ryan

ASHLEY MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY

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iris & devin

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nura & alex

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yawen & vince MEMOIRE STUDIO

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jamie & james MISTI LAYNE

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golnaz & roozbeh JOHN GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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jessica & paul LISA FARRER WEDDINGS

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jennifer & robert LUCIE XYZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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tammy & brenden CHUNG LI PHOTOGRAPHY

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megan & greg STROTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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SHANNON STELLMACHER PHOTOGRAPHY

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JOHN GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY

WANBERG MEDIA ART

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LISA FARRER WEDDINGS

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MIKE GREENER VISUALS

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STROTZ PHOTOGRAPHY Inspired by the beauty of people and life, Joy Strotz is a photographer who craves capturing once in a lifetime moments. Joy has a diverse career in photography but feels most passionate about her wedding photography. She loves to capture true photojournalistic moments, as well as fashioninspired images that will thrill even the most discerning couples. Joy has been the recipient of many awards and accolades for her photography and her work can frequently be seen in national publications and advertising. Using her award-winning style, Joy will create images that allow you to relive the beauty and priceless moments of your wedding day for years to come. strotzphotography.com 775.831.8898

LUCIE XYZ PHOTOGRAPHY ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY We at Orange believe that a team is stronger than the individual. Founded in 2001 by photographers Jack Huynh and Gene X. Hwang, the company has grown to include a full in-house team of creative professionals that ensure a seamless experience for everyone involved. We believe in valuable relationships with both clients and industry partners and therefore are able to offer more than just photography. From customized photo booths to inhouse album design, we guarantee the most well rounded wedding photography experience for you and your guests! crush.orangephotography.com 415.450.9531

LISA FARRER WEDDINGS My camera is an extension of my imagination, the tool I use to document life and create beautiful memories for my family and my clients. Being a photographer gives me the freedom to be creative every day, to find beauty in every day life. With my camera in hand I feel like a novelist writing stories of life through images that hold moments in time. lisafarrerweddings.com 415.256.9597

Lucie XYZ is a husband and wife photography team (Lucie & Sam) located in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in wedding and family photography. Our style is a mix of photojournalistic, modern and fashion with a twist of traditional. We are creative in that we love to be thrown into new environments that challenge us to come up with new compositions. Traveling for destination events is no stranger to our cameras. We love exploring to get a great experience with our photographs. We want our shots to be real and all about who you are. It is our passion to deliver a great product, put a smile on your face, and most importantly make "Music for your eyes..." luciexyz.com 408.454.4006

BRITT RENE PHOTO Fun. Organic. Free spirited. Relaxed. Britt captures your day with a fresh, timeless, photojournalistic approach. No detail overlooked, even those special in-between moments. As a boutique photographer, she shoots every wedding with extra detail and care, as if it were her own. brittrenephoto.com 949.244.4912

It is the combined images from the Great List of photographers that make up a majority of Ceremony. Their unique blend of personalities and photographic styles are brought to life, detail after detail, wedding after wedding, emotion after emotion, on the pages of Ceremony. This coveted “short-list” of Ceremony San Francisco's advertisers is kept exclusive to a limited number of only the finest photographers in the industry.

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MISTI LAYNE JILL JOHNSON BOUDOIR Jill’s love for life is apparent in the images she creates. Her easygoing nature and playful spirit puts her subjects at ease in front of the camera. Her passion for capturing life with light and her creative eye has not only given her an expertise in pictorial storytelling but in creating works of art for generations to enjoy. Jill feels blessed that people invite her to become part of their lives and trust her to document their personal journey. Being a mother of two rambunctious boys has taught Jill the importance of not just capturing the milestones but also the little moments in between where life really happens. Jill’s weddings, engagements, boudoir, and editorials have been published nationally and she is available for travel worldwide. She views life as an adventure and she is always up for one.

I have been a photography enthusiast since I was a young child. Receiving a vintage 1960’s instamatic from my mom gave me instant gratification in capturing something forever. I recently came across photographs of myself as a four-year-old flower girl; the only photos where I’m smiling are those where I have a camera in my hand. Later of course, I learned to manipulate that captured moment and make it more beautiful, completely surreal or just natural in the moment. It is forever. A loved one's smile. Forever. I’m a lucky girl. I hope that my photographs touch your heart, make you laugh, make you think, make you dream and maybe even cry in a good way. mistilayneweddings.com 415.225.1128

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MIKE STEELMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS Mike Steelman is known for combining his creative vision with an experience for his clients that extends far beyond just photography. Mikeʼs edgy style blends perfectly with a classic undertone to create images that are timeless and evoke emotion. He has a truly unique ability to be very personable and professional at the same time, resulting in a refreshing connection with his clients unlike any other. In the words of a recent client, “The wedding pictures are seriously amazing!!! I love how you caught so much emotion in a picture. Normally pictures are a snap shot, a still. But these are an exception. They have so much life in every one, it is amazing. I don’t know how you do it! Those special moments really are priceless and you can’t get them back. Thank you again!” – Niki Mike doesnʼt just take pictures. He creates Art from Your Beauty™. mikesteelman.com 831.655.3725 | 415.796.6431

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LILY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY We believe in fate and destiny, soul mates and true love. We believe in the power of a photograph... and its magic. We value the memory captured on film and know it’s priceless. We are “people” photographers specializing in weddings. Our approach to a wedding day allows us to create the perfect balance of images, capturing the day you have dreamed about for years, and ensuring your wedding vision becomes reality. With a passion for capturing the moment, we strive to create images that not only are artistic and full of emotion, but also represent true moments and special memories down to the last detail. During the wedding day the photography emphasis changes from ‘creating moments’ to ‘capturing events’ and back again. Therefore, our goal is to create unique and distinctive images, capturing the perfect balance of portraits and photojournalistic images from your wedding. lilyrosephotography.com 916.204.3708

Making memories last a lifetime is what drives Mark and Tammy Toung to create their beautiful art together. With photography backgrounds in landscape, food and people pictorials, this husband and wife team found their calling as soon as they married their soul mate. Realizing how momentous a wedding can be inspired them to become “storytellers of love” and share this passion with each couple they photograph. Memoire Studio mixes a contemporary portraiture style with a photojournalistic approach, making sure to artistically capture your day as it naturally unfolds. Mark & Tammy specialize in wedding, engagement and boudoir, as well as family photography since the star of the studio is their two year old daughter, Maddy. memoirestudio.com 408.310.0959

JOHN GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY I love the camera. My desire is to capture life’s most important moments visually. When I photograph a couple’s wedding, I make every effort to ensure that my relationship with them is more “friend of the family” less photographer-client. At times, I have even been known to dance at the weddings I shoot and mingle with the guests. I often tell my clients that they need to “click” (pun intended) with their photographer. Simply put, the photographer is the one person that couples will see and be with the most throughout this important day. I encourage a consultation so the couple can view my work but also see if my personality is a good fit for them. I truly enjoy what I do and it would be my honor to work with you. johngriffinphotography.com 415.350.0404

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Entertainment: Take time to research and hire a quality DJ or band for your wedding. A skilled DJ or MC will be aware of you and your guests as well as ways to keep your guests on their feet and engaged. ~ BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

Catering: Always color coordinate your signature cocktail, even with the accents (straw, coaster, berries, mints, etc) and name the drink to be meaningful to you both. ~ AMAZテ・ SPECIAL EVENTS amazaespecialevents.com

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Catering: Guests love the variety offered with dessert stations, with everything from cookies to pies to chocolates.

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ENTERTAINMENT: Embrace your ethnicity. People love to learn about different cultures and guests will love dancing to the worldly music. It’s a great way for people to bond on the dance floor! ~ WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com

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STYLE: There is definitely a return from the rustic vintage look to more formal and classic celebrations. Couples are celebrating in city style! ~ WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com

Haute Head: For inspiring African American hair, don’t be afraid to spice it up for your wedding! Choose from gorgeous weaved-in lengthy locks to natural styles or traditional African braids. Add in a beautiful exotic flower to accentuate your beauty. ~ BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

Photography: Be sure to have a list of important images to capture; get a great photographer that fits your personality; and most importantly enjoy your day and the photos will follow suit. ~ AMAZÁE SPECIAL EVENTS amazaespecialevents.com

There are differences between the services a coordinator, planner, stylist and event designer provide, so make sure you know what each company offers. It’s really important to get along with the planner you hire as you will be spending a lot of time with them. ~ VERY MERRY EVENTS verymerryevents.com

Décor: I love incorporating unexpected table shapes; mix king’s tables with square and round tables. You can even alternate different linens with each shape. ~ EVERY ELEGANT DETAIL everyelegantdetail.com

WEDDING COLORS: If you want a more modern and edgy vibe, jewel tones are my favorite for evening. If you’re feeling sexy, add some black lace. ~ WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com

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cocktail hours and receptions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The S.F. Wedding Sitter will be on-site at your wedding or special event to ensure that your littlest guests of all ages (newborn +) are well supervised and entertained in a fabulous and fun environment, right next door. With planned activities, age appropriate games, arts & crafts and even cupcake decorating, the kids will have the time of their lives while parents can do the same assured their children are in good hands. With more than 18 years of experience in the childcare and wedding industry, owner Jessica Flores understands the demands of this momentous occasion. Your guests will certainly thank you for including the kiddos in the Big Day! sf-weddingsitter.com

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From Motown, R&B, jazz, soul and classical, PJT Enterprises Music & Entertainment is the perfect ingredient in making your wedding an overwhelming success! Whether it is a corporate event, wedding or a hotel or nightclub event, Preston Turner has assembled the Bay Area’s finest vocalists and musicians that can fulfill all of your entertainment needs.

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EVERY ELEGANT DETAIL

Every Elegant Detail is a full service wedding planning and design company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Janece Shellooe, owner and lead designer, is dedicated to creating the most memorable events for every bride and groom. She has had the incredible opportunity to design weddings at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, as well as many other prestigious locations in Northern California.

Janece Shellooe

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VERY MERRY EVENTS Very Merry Events is a San Francisco Bay Area based celebration event design and planning studio specializing in creative, personal, and unique events. Her event design sketches and imaginative approach sets her apart. “We take pride in each event we take on—from full service planning and event design to partial coordination, to month of coordination—we’re here to give you the best experience.” For every event, Mary and her team provide impeccable results, unparalleled professionalism and experience that will leave you and your guests in pure amazement. Very Merry Events… where luxury, fun, and creativity meet. 925.236.1972 verymerryevents.com

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Heather Cassady, Creative Director and Owner of Wish Social Events, draws inspiration from the personal style of her clients. A taste-making wedding designer and stylist, Heather is an enthusiast of all things fashion, floral and décor. She loves to interpret timeless, traditional and classic elements in a fresh, modern and updated way. Her innate ability to pull a source of inspiration and nod to the inspiration in each and every detail and design of an event is what sets her apart from other designers. A born and bred San Franciscan, Heather specializes in creating city-chic celebrations in iconic San Francisco landmarks both old and new. A woman of exquisite style, creativity and perfection, she believes social celebrations are a lifestyle, a way to celebrate and appreciate life.

Heather Cassady

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Nationally acclaimed forensics dramatic actress, Jelena Crone, Designer-Planner at Bridevine & Branches, turns her talents towards creating theatrical wedding and event productions that will leave you and your guests glowing with praise. Behind the scenes, Jelena grasps not only the elements of captivating an audience, but also the intricate details that must come together to produce a truly distinctive event. She infuses her passion for multiculturalism with an exquisite eye for cutting edge floral and design concepts. With a heart for Christ, Jelena leads a dedicated team of professionals and operates one of the most impressive event planning and design companies Northern California has to offer.

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What makes Crystal Lequang of Amazáe Special Events unique and invaluable is her priceless entertainment background, known for her gift of ensuring that every wedding is not an ordinary production, but a memorable event enjoyed from start to finish through all senses. With almost a decade of industry experience, Crystal remains passionate about every client, and her work is based on integrity, honesty, and professionalism, attracting a client base of celebrities, politicians, and other influential people. Her exquisite eye for design paired with corporate experiences and natural talent for event flow and logistics creates a strong signature to every event designed and produced by Amazáe Special Events. Drawing on her inspirations, entertainment exposure, and cutting-edge approach, Crystal and her team support their clients from the first time they meet all the way through the planning process from innovative concept to flawless execution.

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~ John Muir

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The diversity of Northern California’s countless venues is here at your fingertips. With a myriad of offerings, from historical landmarks to country settings to hidden city nooks, you will find the perfect wedding backdrop in this Great List of Northern California and destination venues.

the westin st. francis

Located in the heart of Union Square, this exceptional landmark hotel will transform your special day into a one-of-a-kind celebration that is both modern and timeless.

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b.r. cohn winery sonoma

Picturesque surroundings set this estate, known for top-notch wines and olive oil.

brcohn.com

four seasons palo alto

palace hotel

palo alto

Stylish ballrooms and beautiful bridal quarters are paired with excellent service to provide any bride with stress-free nuptials.

Known for its lavish opulence and timeless extravagance, the Palace Hotel’s epic stature boasts a stained glass dome ceiling and ten chandeliers in The Garden Court.

sfpalace.com

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casa real at ruby hill winery pleasanton

A Mediterranean villa in the heart of the picturesque Livermore Valley Wine Country. Featuring a dramatic entry hall, rustic ceremony room, grand salon and lush courtyard, Casa Real is Old-World luxury for any occasion.

casarealevents.com/cm

gundlach bundschu sonoma

A timeless setting between the Pinot and Merlot grape vines connects couples to the beauty of this family owned and operated winery.

gunbun.com/weddings

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We now pronounce you very happy. Perfect weddings happen at the Omni San Francisco Hotel. From beautiful venues to sensational catering to elegant accommodations, we’ve got the details covered. So you can relax and enjoy your special day. Visit omnihotels.com/sanfrancisco or call 415-273-3014 to speak with a wedding specialist.

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ritz carlton san francisco san francisco

Located on legendary Nob Hill, The RitzCarlton is housed in one of San Francisco’s finest examples of Neo-classical architecture. In the tradition of The Ritz-Carlton, you and your guests will experience beautiful indoor and outdoor venues, culinary masterpieces and unparalleled service.

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de young museum san francisco

Art enthusiasts can celebrate amongst the great works in the expansive Wilsy Court or intimate Hamon Tower at this museum in San Fran’s Golden Gate Park.

garden court hotel palo alto

A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Palo Alto offers a romantic courtyard setting and French-inspired ambiance for your nuptials.

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the city club

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san francisco

Fascinating artwork, spacious rooms and exceptional cuisine are just a few of the amenities offered by the dedicated staff at this landmark venue, distinct in its exquisite style.

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california academy of sciences san francisco

The multi-purpose California Academy of Sciences has an aquarium, planetarium and rainforest providing brides with exciting wedding possibilities.

calacademy.org

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The Fairmont Sonoma brings the pulse of wine country to your wedding with a Spanish style villa, artistically manicured grounds and elegant event rooms.

fairmont.com/sonoma

calistoga ranch napa valley

Tucked into its own private canyon, Calistoga Ranch is a haven that will imbue any celebration with earthy elegance. Of particular popularity is the Wine Cave, an underground event space featuring wrought iron chandeliers.

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cavallo point

The contemporary setting of The Galleria Atrium boasts a retractable skylight, stunning guests when opened to the night sky revealing the layers of balconies that envelope the building.

Cavallo Point, The Lodge at Golden Gate resides inside one of America’s most popular national parks, strategically located near the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

sausalito

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chalk hill winery

terra gallery

healdsburg

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Terra Gallery is one of San Francisco’s premier event facilities with soaring ceilings, white walls and bright Brazilian cherry wood floors; a perfect canvas for a contemporary wedding.

Tucked into the Mayacamas mountain range, this iconic 1300-acre estate features a wood paneled reception room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the breathtaking scenery.

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the cliff house TANJA LIPPERT

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With the beach and Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, your celebration will be truly unique.

cliffhouse.com

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rosewood sandhill menlo park

Indulge in the scenic surroundings of the Santa Cruz mountains with outdoor ceremonies in the courtyard or lawn.

rosewoodsandhill.com

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omni san francisco san francisco

Centerally located by the cable car lines in downtown San Francisco, this hotel offers classic elegance and modern amenities for your perfect day.

omnihotels.com/ sanfrancisco

julia morgan ballroom san francisco

This architectural gem is perfect for brides who love old San Francisco. The Art deco design of the grand ballroom and anterooms transports guests back to the city’s days of yesteryears.

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kenwood inn & spa kenwood

A Mediterranean inspired venue offers a romantic oasis with incredible views of the trailing vines and lush greens.

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the claremont

fort mason center

Sophisticated ballrooms and strikingly manicured lawns offer the perfect scenery with French doors, crystal chandeliers and columned walkways at every turn.

Versatility describes Fort Mason’s event spaces; from a historical firehouse to a conference center to a former general’s residence and chapel, options abound to design your dream event at San Francisco’s notable complex of renovated army buildings.

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pavilion by the bay treasure island

This custom designed, state-of-the-art pavilion with an open floor plan offers couples unlimited décor options, boasting spectacular views of the skyline and Golden Gate Bridge.

fortmason.org

carmel valley ranch resort carmel

The settings at Carmel Valley Ranch Resort are unmatched. Couples can wed in a field of fragrant lavender, in a majestic oak grove, or in front of an 1879 farmhouse.

carmelvalleyranch.com

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bardessono hotel yountville

Bardessono is a boutique hotel nestled in the rambling beauty of Napa Valley. It has a myriad of venues from a poolside courtyard to a picturesque outdoor terrace.

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hyatt regency lake tahoe

The beauty and privacy of this estate creates an experience that is nothing short of magical.

A stately pillared arbor makes for an imperial setting outdoors on the manicured lawn.

meadowood.com

laketahoe.hyatt.com

st. helena

incline village

bently reserve san francisco

Built in 1924, the Bently Reserve is a legendary venue famously grand with a state-of-the-art facility that fuses contemporary style and historic sophistication.

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Picturesque vineyards for your dream come true.

Chalk Hill Estate is an elegant iconic world-class 1,300 acre winery venue – the perfect canvas to create your happily ever after.

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery 10300 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 ChalkHill.com/VisitEstate/Entertaining 707.933.3314 | gsayoc@foleyfamilywines.com

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This Italian Renaissance inspired, boutique hotel flaunts a swanky appeal for the stylish couple. Cocktail hours in the 1930’s Bar Drake and Harry Denton’s Starlight Room offer an eccentric glamour for a modern affair.

sirfrancisdrake.com

stanford court hotel

vintners inn

This Nob Hill wedding site offers sophisticated style for your once in a lifetime celebration.

Experience an intimate winery wedding primed with a European style arbor and exquisite fountain at this four-diamond luxury hotel.

stanfordcourt.com/sanfrancisco

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santa rosa

san francisco

the winery san francisco

rancho las lomas

san francisco

silverado, orange county

The winery is the unofficial wine tasting venue of San Francisco boasting waterfront views, a reception room surrounded by wine barrels and of course, delicious wines.}

Set amidst manicured botanical and zoological gardens, this Southern California ranch offers a colorful and unique atmosphere.

hotel shattuck plaza berkeley

Located just steps from UC Berkeley, this newly renovated historic hotel has the elegance and charm to create an exceptional wedding experience.

rancholaslomas.com

winery-sf.com

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ramekins sonoma

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Remekins is a culinary school, events center and inn hosting outdoor weddings in a European styled courtyard with a wood-burning oven. The ballroom inside features a full fireplace and huge dancefloor.

ramekins.com

hyatt carmel highlands carmel

This spectacular lodge overlooks the Big Sur coast, with events held on a glassenclosed deck showcasing spectacular ocean views.

highlandsinn.hyatt.com

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A former Officer’s Club, recently renovated, boasts grand windows and high ceilings overlooking downtown San Francisco for an amazing view of the city’s skyline.

winevalleycatering.com

the lodge at sonoma sonoma

The private gardens at the Lodge offer a quaint setting for ceremonies, situated against the charming Stone Building and bring freshness and beauty to any wedding.

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Pavilion by the Bay ~ a hidden t reasure on t reasure island~ Located just a stone’s throw from San Francisco, on Treasure Island, Pavilion by the Bay is a gem of an event venue offering magnificent views of the entire San Francisco skyline, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. Custom designed state-of-the-art 6500+ square foot permanent tent structure with open floor plan, recessed amber lighting, eight huge double doors & landscaped grounds suits any celebration with the range of dÊcor and reception styles. Maximum Capacities 310 seated with a dance floor; 600 Standing

291 Ave of the Palms, San Francisco, CA 94130 415-274-2013 | www.pavilionbythebay.com

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kohl mansion burlingame

The stately brick mansion transcends Victorian elegance; known for their infamous Great Hall and black and white Morning Room overlooking the English rose gardens.

sebastiani winery sonoma

Rich in history and beauty, this Tuscan inspired setting boasts an 80 foot tasting bar, dining room anchored by wine aging in barrels and the largest wine barrel in America.

sebastiani.com

TANJA LIPPERT

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wente vineyards livermore

This majestic century old venue has acres of grapevines and a historic building with a barrel room and high ceilings.

wentevineyards.com

fairmont

san francisco This white stone hotel is opulent in its regal beauty with lavish ballrooms featuring state of the art sound and lighting technology and celebrated chefs to craft tantalizing menus.

fairmont.com/sanfrancisco

palm event center

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ritz carlton half moon bay half moon bay

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay stunningly sits right above the ocean, offering spellbinding views of the coastline and unparalled luxury accommodations.

ritzcarlton.com

This luxurious winery estate boasts picturesque views of rolling hills and lush green vines paired with exceptional cuisine for the ultimate romantic affair.

hornblower cruises and events

palmeventcenter.com

san francisco

Set sail with family and friends for your ideal yacht wedding with the San Francisco Bay as the backdrop to your big-day.

hornblower.com

the lodge at pebble beach pebble beach

Operating since 1919, the Lodge’s historic beauty is embodied in its graceful early California design and holds open air ceremonies on a knoll overlooking the ocean.

pebblebeach.com

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four seasons san francisco san francisco

The Four Seasons San Francisco, centrally located near Union Square, features a Veranda Terrace that overlooks the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens.

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The One & Only

destination wedding Cabo San Lucas

If you’re looking for a destination wedding not too far from home, One&Only Palmilla is waiting for you with just a quick, two hour flight from Los Angeles. The southernmost point of Baja, California hosts this five star destination as one of the premier luxury resorts in the world. From fine dining and internationally renowned architecture to an abundance of outdoor recreation, all you will need will be at your fingertips. Leading up to your big day, spend some quality time with guests aboard One&Only Palmilla’s fifty-foot Azimut yacht. Select between two to eight-hour excursions where you can cruise the Sea of Cortez, snorkel among nature’s sea life or simply soak up the warm southern sun. Return to the resort

outdoor baths and a dedicated twenty-four hour butler, know that each and every desire you have during your stay will be met. When your wedding day arrives, say your vows in the resort’s historic chapel. An intricate staircase creates an ideal setting for photographs of you and your groom, and once inside, absorb the quaint beauty of the ornate wooden pews and golden lanterns lighting the aisle. Celebrate your marriage just steps from the chapel with an outdoor patio reception or choose a beach soirée with enormous stone boulders as your backdrop. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a French chef commanding restaurants in Las Vegas, London, Paris and Shanghai, collaborated with One&Only Palmilla to create a menu using his signature style but adding vibrant local flavors and techniques. When planning your selection for your intimate rehearsal dinner, choose between delicious favorites like corn raviolis, roasted pork chop with jalapeno chili paste and green vegetables or crispy huachinango.

for a yoga class offered through the resort wellness center or for some pre-wedding pampering at the spa. Each treatment represents a blend of Mexican and Asian cultures with global accents creating an experience that excites your every sense. You and your guests will sleep soundly in one of the resort’s 173 spacious suits, all offering astounding views of the Sea of Cortez. With amenities such as private infinity edge pools,

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Once the festivities have come to a halt and your guests have departed, it’s time for you and your spouse to savor some much needed quiet and relaxation together. Thankfully, the options are endless. Take in the remarkable views of the Sea of Cortez while golfing the greens of the state-of-the-art Jack Nicklaus twenty sevenhole course. If you are looking for action a little closer to the sea, try deep-sea fishing for the day or climb right in the water for some snorkeling and diving. Once you’ve had your fill of fun, spend at least one day listening to the sounds of the ocean waves at your private cove complete with a floating bed. In the years following the most important day of your life, you will look back at this magnificent destination wedding knowing that each detail was met with perfection. Set in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, One&Only Palmilla will bring you and your guests stunning views, unrivaled hospitality and endless activities to delight you during your stay. Read more about weddings and honeymoons at One&Only Palmilla at www.CeremonyBlog.com.

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CM: What was the most intriguing wedding menu you created this year? WVC: American Indian Fusion. The wedding was for a trendy young Indian couple who were very food savvy and wanted to represent their cultural roots with traditional Indian fare but also serve modern American French cuisine. We actually paired with a traditional Indian caterer to bring in the truly ethnic dishes and we created the American French menu. Having both the American and Indian food on one 32’ long buffet was truly amazing. CM: What is your advice to couples who want to infuse ethnic food into their wedding menu? WVC: Let your caterer know exactly what you are looking for. If you want to incorporate one or two dishes, any caterer should be able to accommodate you. You may also want to give specific recipes to the caterer so that they could prepare specifically for you during a tasting. CM: What are some night munchies ideas?

WVC: About an hour before guests depart, serve sliders and fries or mini tacos, then hand out soft serve ice cream cones for the ride home.

CM: What do you enjoy most about catering weddings?

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CM: What will be the wedding fare trend for 2013? WVC: “Back to your roots.” Tell your story with food. There

Doing everything in our power to make your vision a dream come true!

are many requests for ethnic specific dishes and menus that actually have meaning to the couple. This is a great way to express who you are to your guests.

CM: Top 3 ingredients that you can’t live without in your kitchen? WVC: Fresh herbs, local produce and olive oil.

CM: What is a perfect pairing for a food & specialty cocktail?

WVC: A Shiso Fine cocktail, which is Shiso infused vodka with lime and pineapple juice paired with tuna tartare. Incredible!

CM: Describe an innovative food display station that can WOW! guests. WVC: You eat with your eyes first so it’s all about presentation. Lighting and innovative plating methods are not to be ignored when you are trying to create a show stopping food display. CM: How can you cater to the health conscious, gluten-free or vegan guests? WVC: Focusing on locally grown fresh products helps keep your food vibrant. ‘Farm-to table’ menus are a delicious way to keep your menus easily adaptable to individual needs. Don’t be afraid to ask where an ingredient comes from when you have a tasting with your caterer so that you can be properly informed. 62

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Casa de la Vista A former Officer ’s Club built in 1943 Casa de la Vista on Treasure Island offers spectacular views of San Francisco’s skyline and surrounding islands. ( Capacity 180 Seated; 300 Standing )

Wine Valley Catering One Avenue of Palms • Suite 151 Treasure Island • San Francisco, CA 94130 Casa de la Vista 191 Avenue of the Palms • San Francisco, CA 94130 415-274-2013 • WineValleyCatering.com

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Wine Valley Catering Exceptional, restaurant quality food and first class service for weddings and special events.

Founded by Peter and Lorene McCaffrey, Wine Valley Catering‘s reputation and personalized attention guarantees that your special day will be perfect. Let us create a customized menu that complements your taste and budget from elegant seated dinners, themed cooking stations to family style feasts and buffets. Visit our kitchen for a complimentary tasting and experience the wonderful Flavors

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This intimate and timeless wedding celebration incorporated many handmade and personal antiquities from the bride, including wearing her mother’s veil and grandmother’s vintage fur stole.

HERITAGE katherine & corey

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LOVE STORY

Katherine doesn’t really remember Corey from her senior year Calculus class, although they went to school together, but she does recall reconnecting at a friend’s 30th birthday bash. On the night of the grand proposal, Corey planned a romantic dinner at the very spot they went for their second date, but Katherine didn’t feel well and it had rained that day, so his plan to take a stroll to Allied Arts in Menlo Park wasn’t going to work out either. Since that ring was burning a proverbial hole in his pocket, Corey popped the question right there in Katherine’s living room, and of course, she said yes!

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SUMPTUOUS

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LOVE NOTE

This day was better than a dream come true complete with passion, striking pink floral dĂŠcor and a hint of edgy romance.

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TRUE LOVE erika & sean

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every elegant detail everyelegantdetail.com [wedding consultant]

napa valley linens nvlinens.com [linens]

wildflower linen wildflowerlinens.com [chair covers]

[photography] shannon stellmacher [hair] jamie zimerman [makeup] sarah dean [catering] elaine bell catering [cake] patissere angelica [rentals] hartmann studio rentals [stationery] creative designs by mimi [honeymoon] kenya

LOVE STORY

Erika and Sean met early in life when he moved into her neighborhood. Erika was only fourteen when she first saw Sean, but immediately fell in love with the older boy next door. Their life together revolves around their baby boy and helping the local animal shelters by fostering homeless pets.

For their honeymoon, it was

only fitting for this couple to head to Kenya for an adventurous safari where they saw elephants, wildebeest migration and so much more.

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LOVE NOTE

Following their traditional ceremony, Anjalee and Mark had a few moments alone as husband and wife to toast with champagne and dance together while surrounded by lovely marigolds.

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VENDOR LOVE ingela floral design ingelafloral.com [floral design]

[photography] rhee bevere photography [venue | linens | rentals | lighting | catering] the mountain winery [month-of wedding consultant] kristina taheri special events [cake] margarets french bakery [favors] beau coup [entertainment] dj mirage [videography] blue moon productions [gown design] pronovias [bridal salon | bridal jewelry] trudy’s brides [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair | makeup] moderne beauty [bridesmaid dresses | mothers’ dresses | flower girl dresses] roopam sarees [wedding rings] kay jewelers [registries] macy’s [wedding night] hilton towers anaheim [honeymoon] jamaica [honeymoon resort] sandals resort

LOVE STORY

Anjalee and Mark began visiting Disneyland each year on their anniversary, but their most recent trip was very different. Mark was very quiet while riding the shuttle and Anjalee thought he was angry with her. As they walked to the front entrance, Mark began telling Anjalee how much he loved her and how he truly enjoyed the memories they were making each trip. He told her that he wanted to continue making these memories as he bent down to one knee and asked Anjalee to be his wife.

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LOVE NOTE

Hotel Valencia emphasized the natural beauty of the Italian courtyard and pulled together the wedding Lauren had always dreamed of.

FAITHFUL lauren & juan

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[floral design] citti’s florist [ceremony venue] st. joseph’s cathedral [reception venue | dayof wedding consultant | linens | rentals | lighting | catering] hotel valencia [cake] peter’s bakery [stationery] lynn graham designs [entertainment] sexy back band [hair | makeup] sorelle salon and spa [videography] permagrin films [transportation] legrande affaire limousine service [bridal salon] l’elite boutique [gown design] pronovias [bridal shoes] shoes to dye for [formal wear] selix [bridesmaid dresses | flower girl dresses] bill levkoff [wedding rings] tacori [registries] pottery barn, williams-sonoma, macy’s [honeymoon] maui, hawaii

LOVE STORY

Lauren and Juan love being active so their gym meeting flowed like they had known each other forever. When it was time, Juan brought along Lauren’s beloved dog, Caleigh for an afternoon hike and picnic on Massachusetts’ Cat Rock Trail and asked Lauren to spend the rest of her life with him.

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LOVE NOTE

Ryan is a chocolate fanatic, so they opted for a dark chocolate fondant wedding cake with a beautifully inlaid white henna design.

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VENDOR LOVE every elegant detail everyelegantdetail.com [wedding consultant]

amy burke designs amyburkedesigns.com [floral design]

nordstrom

nordstromweddings.com [formal wear] [photography] ashley maxwell photography [venue] villa montalvo [linens] la tavola [rentals] hartmann studio rentals [stationery] hello! lucky [catering] componere fine catering [cake] cakework [gown design] monique lhullier [bridal salon] kleinfeld bridal [hairpiece | veil] novella bridal [bridal jewelry] simayoff [bridesmaid dresses] bhldn [reception entertainment] big fun dj [ceremony entertainment] tamara mead, marilyn george [photo booth] pink shutter [hair | makeup] charismatic bride, jackson place salon [formal wear] tom ford [wedding rings] lang antiques, simayoff [registries] macy’s [honeymoon] central coast, california

LOVE STORY

After locking eyes from across a crowded room, they began talking and the rest was history. Ryan tried for weeks to get Gina to hike Twin Peaks in San Francisco, but Gina kept putting him off. She finally agreed and they hiked up a private hill only to find a group of teenagers goofing around at the top. They found a secluded spot as Ryan was asking Gina if she was happy, he got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.

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AMOROUS nura & alex

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LOVE NOTE

Nura and Alex made their daytime wedding look like a romantic evening affair with soft lighting, lace, heavy gold draping and candles illuminating the tables.

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[photography] jennifer skog photograhers [oral design] nicole ha design [photography] chrisman studios [lighting | drapery] enhanced lighting and sound [hair | makeup] professional makeup artistry [hairpiece] one world designs [bridal jewelry] haute bride [gown design] oleg cassini

LOVE STORY

Within three weeks of meeting and beginning their friendship, Alex told Nura that he loved her more than he ever imagined he would be able to love someone and that he wanted to marry her. He told her that he wanted her to be happy and that he wanted her to take her time and think about it. It only took her three days before she looked him in the eye and told him yes.

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LOVE NOTE

This country chic outdoor affair was a perfect day complete with dancing under the twinkling lights.

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DELIGHTFUL

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mistilayneweddings.com [photography]

nicole miller

nicolemillersd.com [gown designer] [venue | lighting] arista winery [floral design] dragonfly floral [linens | rentals] wine country party [catering] park ave. catering [cake] michele’s corner cakes [entertainment] ams wine country [favors] parasols, photobooth prints [transportation] california wine tours [bridal salon] lilac dress boutique [bridal jewelry | bridal shoes] kate spade [hair / makeup] brush style salon [formal wear] hugo boss [mothers’ dresses] calvin klein [wedding rings] accent on jewelry, san carlos [gift registries] macys, crate & barrel, honeyfund [honeymoon destination] london, england; paris, france; amalfi coast, italy; santorini, greece

LOVE STORY

The workplace brought Jamie and James together and it would take a super romantic spot for James to pop the question, on top of the Coit Tower in San Francisco. It only seemed fitting that their vows would be the most memorable part of their special day, along with the few moments that they spent alone together following the ceremony as husband and wife.

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LOVE NOTE

Taking pictures before the ceremony was a wonderful moment for Veronika and Bernard. They stood on two sides of a beautiful angular building and each took small steps until they met in the middle and saw each other for the first time.

veronika & bernard

ILLUMINATING

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nordstrom

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LOVE STORY

Veronika and Bernard were working hard to establish a good life for each other and were also in the middle of buying a home together when Bernard surprised Veronika with a much-needed evening out. After they dined on crab and garlic noodles, Bernard took Veronika out to the sand dunes to watch the sun set. As they sat holding hands, Bernard told Veronika there was one more thing to do before becoming homeowners, and got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.

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An intimate, small and understated wedding at the Academy of Science met Jessica and Paul’s every wedding wish.

jessica & paul

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LOVE STORY

Jessica and Paul met through an online dating service, but the odds were against them as Paul specified that he was only looking for someone in the San Francisco area and Jessica was living in Santa Barbara. But, they beat the odds and survived the distance until Jessica joined Paul in San Francisco and in life.

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LOVE NOTE

Inspired by the couple’s airline connection, Emily and Scott’s wedding was a travel themed journey from single life to happily ever after as Emily floated down the aisle carrying a sherbet tangerine bouquet of poppies, garden roses and parrot tulips.

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[wedding consultant] events of distinction [ceremony venue] merchants exchange building [reception venue] julia morgan ballroom [photography] wanberg media art [linens] la tavola [draping | dance floor | lighting] hartmann studio rentals [stationery] mojo box [catering] melons catering [cake] elegant cheesecakes [entertainment] golden gate musicians, double funk crunch, kings hat trio dinner musicians [hair] seven7salon [makeup] andrea ortega [calligraphy] papineau calligraphy

LOVE STORY

For Emily and Scott, their love took flight on April 17th, 2006 aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Orange County to Oakland. As they buckled their seatbelts for takeoff, destiny took over. Little did Emily and Scott know that their ultimate destination would be wedded bliss.

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Megan and Greg love good food and good drinks, so they named their tables after their favorite Bay Area restaurants and wrote personal stories on the back of the table cards telling how they found the restaurant and their memories there.

PASTELS megan & greg

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nicole miller

nicolemillersd.com [gown designer]

bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com [bridal jewelry]

[venue | catering | lighting] la costanera [wedding consultant] mango muse events [florist | hairpiece] jane’s flowers [linens | rentals] a-abco rentals [stationery] paper source [invitations] zazzle [cake] jessica miller [ceremony entertainment] paul snagg [reception entertainment] ian dionisio [transportation] nationwide limousine service [bridal salon] the wedding party [bridal shoes] vera wang [hair | makeup] mizu salon [formal wear] neiman marcus [bridesmaid dresses] banana republic [engagement ring] eric trabert goldsmiths [registries] macy’s, crate and barrel [honeymoon] bali

LOVE STORY

When Megan was still in school, she decided to apply for a part-time job at a restaurant that Greg was opening in Palo Alto. Megan accepted the job and was thrilled about how attractive her new boss was. Within a couple months, they both realized that their relationship was something special and Megan ended her parttime employment to begin her long-time love.

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1940’s Hollywood took on a modern fashion with glamorous bridesmaid gowns, sequin table settings, a vintage 1931 Ford, and an absolutely gorgeous couple in love.

REGENCY caitlin & miguel

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LOVE STORY

Caitlin walked into a bar, never expecting to meet the love of her life. As a liquor sales rep, this was just another normal day on the job for her, working a special event for the World Cup soccer match at Rockwell bar in Silverlake. Miquel, the manager, had the day off but decided to pop in to check out the scene. Little did he know, just over a year later, he would be popping THE question to this lovely lady on a morning hike in the Malibu Mountains.

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Shirley and Christopher’s wedding was warmed with the oranges and yellows of one thousand paper cranes and ninety red and gold paper dragons and cooled with the spring greens integrating Christopher’s Irish culture.

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[venue | linens | rentals | lighting | catering] hilltop hacienda at kennolyn [wedding consultant] jenn mcintyre [floral design] fionna floral [stationery] flax art and design, michael’s [cake] gayle’s bakery [entertainment] sounds in motion [favors] paper source, save-on crafts, michael’s [bridal salon] trudy’s brides [gown design] venus [bridal shoes] caparro’s [hair | makeup] last resort salon [bridesmaid dresses] alfred angelo [wedding rings] brilliant earth [registries] amazon, macy’s, i do foundation [honeymoon] new zealand, thailand

LOVE STORY

Shirley and Christopher met on the ultimate Frisbee field where they have both played on a nationally ranked Bay Area team for many years. Realizing they had a special connection, their relationship grew until Christopher proposed during a hike in Pinnacles National Monument.

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GRANDEUR

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Jessica and Sean wanted to remain classic and traditional and selected big, red roses with golden branches and an eight-piece band playing funk music for the entire night.

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LOVE STORY

Sean and Jessica were spending the weekend in Lake Tahoe with friends and walked down to the pier to watch the sunset. Sean had brought his Jambox and when Jessica asked him to turn off the rap music, he switched to

Unchained

Melody

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Righteous

Brothers. As they began to dance, Sean asked Jessica to spend the rest of her life with him.

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ROMANTIC

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The preciously pink flower girl and her ring bearer stole the show and warmed the hearts of all guests.

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Jennifer

and

LOVE STORY Daniel’s

wedding

celebration

was full of cheer, just like this amazing couple. Vibrant floral décor highlighted their styling in an array of pink, orange and yellow shades framing their colorful ceremony site and the bride’s lusciously bloomed bouquet. This whimsical outdoor affair included personalized touches like the groom’s classic car cake, vintage gift trunks and an inviting candy station, making their day uniquely perfect and full of love.

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Kim and Ryan added a bit of glamour with their crystal wedding cake and violet flowers to make this wine country wedding an event to remember.

EXQUISITE kim & ryan

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bloomingdale’s

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LOVE STORY

During their ceremony, Kim and Ryan released monarch butterflies in memory of their dog Lilo that passed just before the wedding. After the ceremony, they went to take sunset photographs in the vineyards and waiting for them was one lone monarch butterfly lingering in the exact spot where Ryan had proposed to Kim months earlier. This was such a special sign to Kim and Ryan because Lilo was with them during the proposal and seemed to be with them again for their wedding day.

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Life just does not get any better than standing on top of a mountain during a bright, sunny day with Lake Tahoe shimmering and a soft, sweet guitar playing in the background.

erica & scott

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wedding paper divas weddingpaperdivas.com [stationery]

[ceremony venue] mountain top in incline village, nevada [reception venue | linens | lighting | rentals | catering] northstar california overlook pavillion [floral design] stems by diana [entertainment] moonlight mobile [bridal salon] la soie bridal [bridal shoes] anne klein [hair | makeup] m studio [mothers’ dresses] adrianna papell [wedding rings] stuart moore [registries] macy’s, crate and barrel [honeymoon] brazil

LOVE STORY

Friends create the best couples and Erica and Scott are no exception.

The night they met

they couldn’t stop talking and to this day, they still haven’t. Erica and Scott love the Bay Area, kayaking on the Pacific and running in Golden Gate Park together. Scott knew that he would never have as much fun with anyone else so he proposed to Erica on an impromptu trip, cuddled in a cozy hotel in the French countryside.

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A plum affair full of sophistication set the scene for Abi and DeRonnie’s special day.

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crush.orangephotography.com [photography]

nordstrom

nordstromweddings.com [bridesmaid dresses] [ceremony venue] stanford memorial church [reception venue] garden court hotel [floral design] fleurty flowers [entertainment] cory randolph [bridal salon] trudy’s bridal [bridal jewelry | wedding rings] fourtane jewelers [hair] maureen ryan [makeup] bao’s artistry [registries] crate and barrel, macy’s [honeymoon] barcelona, spain

LOVE STORY

Stanford University brought Abi and DeRonnie together but these two had actually lived just a couple blocks from each other for years. Fate took its toll and DeRonnie proposed at their favorite San Fran restaurant. Watching their mothers light the unity candle is one of their fondest wedding moments, truly connecting both families together. Dancing into the night with the guests until their feet hurt was a close second.

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Having dated for nearly eight years, Sarah and Nick had been to many weddings and wanted theirs to be different. Instead of the ballroom or hotel banquet, they chose a spot known for it’s vertical garden, exposed bricks and high ceilings, softened with peonies and dahlias in various shades of pink.

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nordstrom

nordstromweddings.com

[hairpiece | bridal jewelry | mothers’ dresses] [venue] marvimon [catering | day-of wedding consultant | linens] huntington catering company [floral design] twig and vine [stationery] umi, where’s the party [catering] outback steakhouse [cake] the sunday sweet [favors] thetiethatbinds. com [entertainment] mo dj [videography] forrey films [transportation] gts charter, jeffrey valet [gown design] jorge manuel [bridal salon | veil] the white dress [bridal shoes] vince camuto [hair] hush hush bang bang [makeup] chelsea pagnini [formal wear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] j. crew [wedding rings] c&r diamond jewelers [registries] macy’s, crate and barrel [honeymoon] spain [travel agency] michaelian travel

LOVE STORY

Back in 1996, when Sarah was working as a bank teller, Nick began making weekly deposits so he could talk to her. There were a few lunch dates and only a single kiss for a while until the right time caught them both.

Nick asked

Sarah to join him for a twelve-hour music festival, but twelve hours wasn’t long enough and they’ve been inseparable ever since.

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Being wine fanatics made choosing their wedding venue easy, and it created a picturesque surrounding for their special day.

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nordstromweddings.com [mothers’ dresses]

sift cupcake & dessert bar siftcupcakes.com [cake | dessert bar]

[wedding consultant | linens] fearon may events [venue | lighting] br cohn winery vineyard [photography] mike greener visuals [floral design] sonoma flowers [linens | rentals] wine country party rentals [stationery] etsy [catering] grapevine catering [favors] bella vita invitations [photo booth] party booths [ceremony entertainment] bobby jo valentine [reception entertainment] extreme productions entertainment [gown design] paloma blanca [bridal salon] mira couture [bridal jewelry] left bank jewelry, bourdage pearls [bridal shoes] nina [hair | makeup] beauty box makeup [formal wear] hugo boss [flower girl dresses] pink princess [dance floor] bickner dance floor rentals [transportation] royal coach limousine [child care] all about kids [wedding rings] simon g, steve quick jeweler [registries] crate and barrel, bed bath and beyond [honeymoon] hawaii

LOVE STORY

Molly and Brian worked together for more than two years before meeting at an event outside of Wrigley Field. The day they met they spent talking and getting to know each other. While Molly was in New York for work, Brian flew out to surprise her, proposed at the hotel and took her to a romantic dinner in the city.

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Jodi added a little zest to their rustic, chic wedding by adorning her (and her bridesmaids) feet in leather cowboy boots.

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VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz photography luciexyz.com [photography]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

nordstrom

nordstromweddings.com [mothers’ dresses] [venue | day-of wedding consultant | linens | catering | cake] wente vineyards [floral design] flower divas [ceremony entertainment] sound in motion [stationery] cadence paige, etsy [entertainment] sound in motion [transportation] black tie transportation [bridal salon] trudy’s brides [bridal shoes] cavenders [hair] ana vargas, salon rache [makeup] the makeup girl [formal wear] jims formal wear, baughmans [bridesmaid dresses] bella bridesmaid [wedding rings] caratti jewelers [officiant] steve wilde [registries] crate and barrel, macy’s, honeyfund, lowe’s [honeymoon] bora bora [travel agency] pacific for less

LOVE STORY

After Jodi and Tony met, they dated for nearly a decade having fun traveling and getting to know each other well. During one of their travels, a weekend retreat to Lake Shasta, Tony couldn’t wait any longer and asked Jodi to be his forever.

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The memory of seeing John for the first time as she walked down the aisle with her father is etched in her heart and her mind forever.

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wedding paper divas weddingpaperdivas.com [invitations]

nordstrom

nordstromweddings.com [bridesmaid dresses | mothers’ dresses] [photography] nicole paulson photography [venue | linens | rentals | catering] the mountain winery [month-of wedding consultant] help me get hitched [lighting | reception entertainment | videography] sound in motion [stationery] monogram wedding [cake] icing on the cake [ceremony entertainment] montara music [transportation] bauer transportation [gown design] watters bridal [bridal salon | veil] bridal galleria [hairpiece] wedding factory outlet [bridal shoes] max studio [hair] hair by missy [formal wear] men’s wearhouse [flower girl dresses] flower girl dress for less [engagement ring | wedding rings] edward’s jewelry imports

LOVE STORY

Amanda and John signed up for a tour of the

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thirteenth

century

Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley. During their tour, an employee approached them and explained that they had won a private special tour of the castle towers. They were whisked away and when they reached the top of the tower, Amanda saw that it was decorated with flowers and candles and saw John bend down to one knee to ask her to be his forever.

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LOVE NOTE

The bride's black and white Marc Jacobs heels were reminiscent of the vintage vibe that exuded this romantic affair.

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VENDOR LOVE huckleberry karen designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com [floral design]

[venue] the mountain terrace [photography] gary sexton photography [day-of wedding consultant] katy chapin [catering] arguello catering [cake] gracies delectable’s [cupcakes] sibby’s cupcakery [favor] the candy basket [entertainment] dj roger niner [gown design] paloma blanca [hairpiece | veil] papers and petals [bridal shoes] marc jacobs [hair | makeup] anna sterrett, joanna botheras [formal wear] hugo boss [groom shoes] allen edmonds [bridesmaid dresses] venus bridesmaids [flower girl dresses] j. crew [ring bearer] zara kids [wedding rings] geoffreys [gift registries] pottery barn, bed bath and beyond [honeymoon] carmel, california

LOVE STORY

Kristin and Sam’s wedding day could not have been more perfect. With charming details like the soft floral arrangements in vases full of whimsy, a handwritten window escort chart, personalized wine bottles and a delectable dessert bar, guests were made to feel at home at

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ELEMENTARY

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Instead of a traditional champagne cheers, these sweethearts toasted with milk and cookies at their “Elementary Love” themed affair.

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nordstrom

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LOVE STORY

Calvin and Aleza met in grade school. Although, Calvin had always had a crush on Aleza, she remembers him as being that funny kid in class. Through the years, they became the best of friends and Calvin was the shoulder that Aleza would lean on when things didn't go right in her romantic life. That suited him just fine, as long as he could spend time with her. It wasn't until their senior year in high school that they took their friendship to the next level and have been inseparable ever since. Of course it only seemed fitting that these two incorporate a school theme into their wedding décor as they shared, “Elementary Love.” Perfecting this love story are their engagement photos shot inside the very classroom they met so very long ago.

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LOVE NOTE

The couple’s officiant and good friend, knowing them well, snuck in a private joke at the end of the vows inviting Devin to ‘kiss and high five the bride,” and that they did!

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VENDOR LOVE orange photography

crush.orangephotography.com [photography]

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LOVE STORY

After five years of dating each other with marriage discussions at bay, Devin knew he had to be sly to surprise Iris with the coveted question. On the night before his birthday, Iris planned to take him out for a special dinner when Devin turned the tables on her and asked her to be his wife.

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LOVE NOTE

This fairy tale setting inspired romance as the officiant invited guests to send good thoughts and prayers to bless over the wedding rings.

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VENDOR LOVE memoire studio memoirestudio.com [photography]

[floral design] allure event décor and flowers [venue | transportation] nestldown [linens | lighting] magic moments wedding décor [rentals] magic moment wedding décor [catering] le papillon [cake] euro delights [stationery] paper source [gown design] vera wang [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] david’s bridal [bridal shoes] coach [hair | makeup] a-list makeup [bridesmaid dresses] max and cleo [honeymoon] hawaii

LOVE STORY

She is from Taiwan. He hails from Great Britian. These two came a long way to meet each other and it would be in a college computer lab where she would hear his British accent for the first time. While on a secluded beach in West Maui, Vince asked Yawen to take a stroll to watch the sunset. She was really into watching a movie in their oceanfront villa and insisted on finishing it. Clearly that accent came in handy as he persisted, drawing her away from the film. It all made sense when he popped the REAL question.

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LOVE NOTE

Their day went by so quickly but Golnaz and Roozbeh remember all the details from the silver feather centerpiece, Roozbeh’s heartfelt wedding toast and their three tiered purple ribbon wedding cake.

golnaz & roozbeh

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VENDOR LOVE john griffin photography johngriffinphotography.com [photography]

nordstrom

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LOVE STORY

As children, Golnaz and Roozbeh lived in the same city in Shirz, Iran. Golnaz’s family moved to the United States in 1996 while Roozbeh’s moved to Canada in 1992. Once they were grown, Roozbeh began traveling and met Golnaz during one of his trips to San Francisco. He had considered moving to the Bay Area, but after meeting Golnaz, there were no questions about it and he left Canada for good.

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SERENDIPITY

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LOVE NOTE

Even amid her bevy of gorgeous cobalt-blue bridesmaids, Julia was resplendent and all eyes were inevitably centered on her.

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VENDOR LOVE classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

bloomingdale’s

bloomingdales.com/registry [registry] [photography] catherine hall studios [venue | catering] the fairmont [wedding consultant] joannie liss events [videography] weddings on film [floral design] jane’s roses [hair] wendy quivey, joseph cozza [makeup] kathleena gorga [gown design] monique lhullier [bridal shoes] christian louboutin

LOVE STORY

Mark and Julia grew up only fifteen miles from one another, share many friends in common and have attended the same events, moments apart. It took traveling over three hundred miles to finally lock eyes at a 4th of July celebration at one of their favorite places, Chamber’s Pier in Lake Tahoe. It was apparent from their first conversation on the pier that this was a match made it heaven. They shared their first kiss that weekend under fireworks on the beach and the sparks have been ignited ever since.

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Jennifer and Robert didn’t need much to make their fantasy beach wedding come alive, but added personal touches like beach umbrellas, starfish and seashells to make the day more magical.

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VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz photography luciexyz.com [photography]

[ceremony venue] del monte beach [reception venue | day-of wedding consultant | lighting | catering] monterey beach party [floral design] chloeann designs, etsy [linens] chic party rentals [cake] sweet lauren cake pops [entertainment] kelley and the beachcombers [favors] etsy [gown design] lucy’s alterations [hairpiece] fashionaddict.com.au [bridal jewelry] glisten designs, between the bride and me, etsy [bridesmaid jewelry] house creations, etsy [bridal shoes] 6pm.com [hair] jennifer llosa, michael anthony salon [makeup] tiffany dinh [bridesmaid dresses] bari jay [flower girl dresses] pinkmarie. com [wedding rings] shane and co., usa jewelry [registry] agrandaffair.com [honeymoon] hawaii

LOVE STORY

It took Robert four years to get Jennifer to agree to a date but when she finally agreed, she never let him go. Their engagement was an intimate proposal at home, but their wedding was a bonfire bash with over two hundred guests celebrating together on the beach.

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Soft pastels and lovely florals perfected the styling of this celebration topped with a heartfelt cake and pretty little pink princesses.

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VENDOR LOVE huckleberry karen designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com [oral design]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals | linens]

[photography] chung li photography [venue] ood mansion [wedding consultant] jean marks weddings [lighting] got light [catering] melons catering [cake] the cake maker [entertainment] bay music [transportation] cable car charters [hair | makeup] joey chueng, jbeautique

LOVE STORY

San Francisco is very special to this couple who met at Stanford and have spent many great weekends in the city. To pay homage to the setting of this tale, they transported their bridal party and guests by cable car and gave customized fortune cookies from Chinatown as wedding favors.

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Tradition required Greg to pass challenges such as pushups and a serenade before he could see his bride on their wedding day.

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VENDOR LOVE jill johnson photography jilljohnsonphotography.com [photography]

[venue] whimsical historic grand island mansion wedding [cinematography] imperial video [floral design] melissa biagtas [photo booth] jensen photobooth [bridal shoes] vivienne westwood, guess [bridal salon] ella bridal

LOVE STORY

Greg and Fawn have been together for over fifteen years, so when it came time to plan their big day, they were looking for a wedding that represents who they have become as a couple. It was love at first sight for both Fawn and Greg when they visited the Grand Island Mansion for the first time. For a while it seemed that they would not get their first choice in wedding venues, but at the last second they got their wish and the wedding of their dreams.

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SUCCULENT

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Flood Mansion offered the ultimate outlook of San Francisco for Lindsay, Jake and their guests with the green bloom and branch centerpieces perfectly complementing the natural bay view.

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VENDOR LOVE michael daigian design michaeldaigian.com [floral design]

[venue] flood mansion [photography] first comes love [wedding consultant] shannon leahy events [linens | rentals] hartmann studio rentals [lighting] got light [catering | cake] living room events [entertainment] floorshakers [transportation] bauers [hair | makeup] ali moss

LOVE STORY

Lindsay and Jake planned a wedding day full of sweet details like Lindsay’s lace gown, their hand stitched ring bearer pillow, glittering Jimmy Choo shoes and a lovable cake cutting.

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City Scene Soi�ee

Overlooking the incredible San Francisco skyline, Ceremony Magazine hosted their 2nd annual event, CITY SCENE SOIREE, at the Pavilion by the Bay on Treasure Island. Wedding industry VIPs indulged in savory cuisine by Wine Valley Catering and danced the night away to the R&B stylings of Preston J. Turner with PJT Enterprises Music & Entertainment. This fabulous bash celebrated Ceremony’s debut edition, and our incredible advertisers and contributors who helped in bringing you the very best in weddings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thank you to all of our vendors for making this an unforgettable night!

Ceremony Vendor Love Pavilion by the Bay [ Venue ] pavilionbythebay.com Morgan Events [ Event Coordinator ] morgan-events.com Wine Valley Catering [ Catering ] winevalleycatering.com New Delhi Restaurant [ Catering ] newdelhirestaurant.com Ingela Floral Design [ Floral Design ] ingelafloral.com Michael Daigian Design [ Floral Design ] michaeldaigian.com Flower Divas [ Floral Design ] flowerdivas.com Plan Décor [ Floral Design ] plandecor.com

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The Petal Company 925.249.0008 thepetalco.com

Mon Amie 714.546.5700 monamie.com

Nordstrom 415.243.8500 | 408.248.2180 nordstromweddings.com CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

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Napa Valley Linens 510.788.4551 nvlinens.com

John Griffin Photography 415.350.0404 johngriffinphotography.com

Lucie XYZ Photography 408.454.4006 luciexyz.com

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Britt Rene Photo 949.244.4912 brittrenephoto.com 176

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Lisa Farrer Weddings 415.256.9597 lisafarrerweddings.com 169

Memoire Studio 408.310.0959 memoirestudio.com 192

Misti Layne 415.225.1128 mistilayneweddings.com

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Wedding Paper Divas 866.594.1226 weddingpaperdivas.com

Lily Rose Photography 916.204.3708 lilyrosephotography.com 174

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The Vintage Photobox 831.264.8800 thevintagephotobox.com 165

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Laura Hooper Calligraphy 818.259.7605 lhcalligraphy.com 153

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Mike Steelman Photographers 831.655.3725 | 415.796.6431 mikesteelman.com 184

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Strotz Photography 775.831.8898 strotzphotography.com

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Jill Johnson Boudoir 408.402.3709 jilljohnsonphotography.com services

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Rancho Las Lomas 949.888.3080 rancholaslomas.com

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The Ritz Carlton San Francisco 415.296.7465 ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco

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Westin St. Francis 415.774.0126 westinstfrancis.com/weddings

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Gundlach Bundschu 707.939.3006 gunbun.com/weddings

Omni San Francisco Hotel 415.273.3014 omnihotels.com/sanfranciso 61

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Casa de la Vista 415.274.2013 winevalleycatering.com

Chalk Hill 707.933.3314 chalkhill.com/visitestate/entertaining

Kenwood Inn & Spa 800.353.6966 kenwoodinn.com venue

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Greater Palm Springs Wedding Association 760.341.1717 weddingspalmsprings.com

Baywood Inn 805.528.8888 baywoodinn.com

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery 925.931.0200 casarealevents.com/cm venue

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Blu Bungalow Event Planning Studio 415.355.4293 blubungalow.com

SF Wedding Sitter 310.804.4561 sf-weddingsitter.com venue

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