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publi�her’� lette� Now more than ever, we don’t just aim to inspire, we strive to bring you pure wedding ingenuity. The 310 pages that follow showcase the vendors that make this happen, and we think you’ll agree that they are quite ingenious. This Great List of wedding professionals contains not only many of the best in The Bay Area , but also some of the finest in the country. Through beautiful imagery and brief editorial contributions, together we bring you fresh ideas, the latest trends, and new ways to apply old traditions. Quality is evident and creativity flourishes on pages spotlighting stunning tabletop designs and chic fashion spreads.

From cutting edge fashion to the smallest planning detail, Ceremony is for the smart and stylish bride that appreciates refined quality and extraordinary service. If this is you, and you want to see your wedding published in our Weddings of Distinction section, please send an email directly to me at aharrick@ceremonymagazine.com and let me know which of our Great List wedding professionals you hired after finding them in Ceremony. We will give your wedding special consideration since we know you chose vendors whose quality we can trust.

It is our pleasure to continue to set the precedence in featuring real Weddings of Distinction. With more than 40 real weddings in this San Francisco issue alone, and almost 200 collectively amongst our four California magazines, we highlight the featured vendors we know you can trust. Throughout the entire magazine, we have listed their web addresses alongside their work as a helpful tool when you are flipping through Ceremony Magazine online. You can link directly from the ceremonymagazine.com digital magazine pages to our featured and respected vendors’ websites. We have also listed other wedding contributors chosen by our featured couples so that you may make your own informed decisions.

As you travel along your wedding planning journey, preparing for life’s wondrous path of marriage and love, we encourage you to put extra special thought into the most significant aspect of the wedding celebration – the

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classic . modern . timeless . your wedding on top of the world STEWART BERTRAND WEDDINGS

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Ceremony thanks its many quality professional contributors. While Ceremony has made every effort to bring you only the finest professionals’ expertise and advertisements, opinions expressed are solely theirs and all ads are published based on the representation that the advertiser is properly authorized to publish the entire contents thereof. Ad content is not the responsibility of Ceremony. All information provided is believed to be accurate at the time of publication. Any reproduction of this publication in whole or in part, photographs, text or otherwise, without written permission of Ceremony Magazine is strictly prohibited. Printed in Korea, Offices and production, and pre-press in California. Those who wish to submit artwork, images, editorials or weddings for publication should visit our website for submission guidelines. To order back issues or any of the four 2014 issues (Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco), please visit our website.

hOw do yOu know? 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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TABLE OF CONTENTS ceremony magazine 2014 • pur e wedding ingenuity

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catering & cakes

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planning & invitations

flowers & décor

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photography & cinema

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weddings of distinction michelle & greg

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lindsay & henry

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veena & eric

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julia & ryan

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irene & daniel

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katie & patrick

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angela & kevin

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ryann & mark

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holly & anthony

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dana & rian

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marguerite & michael

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helen & danny

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weilyn & arthur

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sofia & joe

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shannon & mike

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barbara & frank

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stephanie & jeremiah

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ingha & kabir

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sarah & young

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lilly & bryan

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chrissy & matt

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kathy & chris

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monica & richard

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jessica & rahul

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mona & chris

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deepika & chirag

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molly & scott

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kristina & everett

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connie & mike

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kristen & matt

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ciara & brian

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erica & grant

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simi & aneil

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tyara & flo

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taylor & brett

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nichole & paul

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amy & jason

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mary & rob

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sundie & jason

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kylie & chris

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TIA & CLAIRE STUDIO

WEDDING DOCUMENTARY

JUNSHIEN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS TIA & CLAIRE STUDIO

JULIE MIKOS PHOTOGRAPHER

GERTRUDE & MABEL PHOTOGRAPHY

CLIFF BRUNK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SONYA YRUEL PHOTOGRAPHY

STEPHANIE POOL PHOTOGRAPHY VERO SUH PHOTOGRAPHY

JASMINE LEE PHOTOGRAPHY AUGIE CHANG

SHANNON STELLMACHER PHOTOGRAPHY AHAVA STUDIOS

GEORGE STREET PHOTO & VIDEO RHEE BEVERE PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDING DOCUMENTARY

HANNAH SUH PHOTOGRAPHY JULIE MIKOS PHOTOGRAPHER EM THE GEM PHOTO

STROTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

SARAH MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

JASMINE WANG PHOTOGRAPHY LUCIE XYZ PHOTOGRAPHY

TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDINGS

MIKE STEELMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

SHANNON STELLMACHER PHOTOGRAPHY LISA FARRER PHOTOGRAPHY MEMOIRE STUDIO

PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHY

JASMINE LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

JASMINE WANG PHOTOGRAPHY

JOHN GRIFFIN | MICHELLE WALKER MICHAEL PURDY PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDING DOCUMENTARY

LUCIE XYZ PHOTOGRAPHY

MIKE STEELMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS RHEE BEVERE PHOTOGRAPHY LUCIE XYZ PHOTOGRAPHY MEMOIRE STUDIO

PERFECT CIRCLE PHOTO BARNET PHOTOGRAPHY

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Shannon Stellmacher Photography

Strotz Photography

Lucie XYZ Photography

Mike Steelman Photographers

Known for her notable style, “Wine Country Couture,” Shannon creates fine art, fashion inspired couture wedding photography in the Napa and Sonoma area. The Studio has documented weddings and special events for every day brides and grooms, wine lovers, and Hollywood producers. Due to her unique style, use of light, and ability to capture real moments and edgy wedding portraits, Shannon’s work is in high demand from clients worldwide. The Studio caters specifically to discerning couples who place a high value on photography, and to those whom are equally committed to creating unique and artistic images. Serving happy and fun clients in Napa, Sonoma, Yountville, Calistoga, Healdsburg, Carmel, San Francisco and beyond.

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.

Lucie XYZ is a husband and wife photography team (Lucie & Sam) located in Oahu, Hawaii and serving Hawaii and California, 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..."

Mike Steelman is known for combining his creative vision with an experience for his clients that extends far beyond just photography. Mike's 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 doesn’t just take pictures. He creates Art from Your Beauty™.

napabride.com 707.631.0569

strotzphotography.com 888.200.5805

luciexyz.com 408.454.4006

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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. Mémoire 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.

Mémoire Studio

memoirestudio.com 408.310.0959

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. The covered “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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Jasmine Lee Photography

John Griffin Photography

Rhee Bevere Photography

Junshien International Photographers

My photographs are inspired by each couple’s love-struck story. I take the time to build a strong connection with my couples so they can feel comfortable and easily express their personalities and love in front of me and my camera. My style consists of fun, romantic, and creative images. I’m passionate about capturing candid moments and details incorporated from a thoughtful wedding. My goal is to document your fondest memories so that you can look back on one of the happiest days of your lives. I invite you to view my portfolio and hope that my photography style resonates with you!

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” and 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.

I’ve had a camera in my hand since my dad gave me his manual Pentax when I was in 6th grade. I love to capture everyday things a bride and groom might miss. A quick kiss, a quirky item left on the gift table, an unusual angle. Unscripted moments are everything! For me, the story you get in a brief instant counts as much as the whole day. Capturing emotions are what I love the most. My approach is “as I see it” – I wait until that brief second when my bride and groom are completely in tune with each other and forget I’m there. Those are the moments you’ll treasure and the one I work hardest to get. I feed off the happy, positive energy of a wedding and delight in capturing it forever through images.

Enchanting, vibrant, and full of life. Those words are often used by many to describe the beautiful imagery that Junshien and his photographers deliver with each wedding. In a crowded industry, they consistently stand out by creating art filled with tender love and unbridled joy. Their portraiture comes across as effortlessly beautiful, their wedding details are delightful, and their photojournalism is both genuine and emotive. Whether couples are interacting with Junshien, Christina the studio manager, or other photographers in the team, they find them to be warm and fun. It is no surprise then that the vast majority of their clients are referrals.

johngriffinphotography.com 415.350.0404

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George Street Photo & Video

True Photography Weddings

Julie Mikos Photographer

George Street Photo & Video is a wedding photography company with a photojournalistic style and trained team of photography experts that have become the signature behind the breathtaking images we create for you. We employ only the best wedding photographers – passionate, contemporary artists who have made a career of framing and capturing the natural beauty of emotional moments. It will be this collection of moments that expresses the true spirit and story of your wedding.

True Photography Weddings is a close-knit collaboration among five of San Diego’s acclaimed wedding photographers. Each photographer’s distinct style and personality shows through in the images they capture. When photographing a wedding, True Photography Weddings creates simple, timeless and elegant images that evoke all of the emotions of the wedding day. Brides-to-be are invited to meet with one or all of the photographers at the Solana Beach location.

Julie’s dedication to her client’s wishes and each couple’s unique personal style gives her clients what they want from their wedding photography every time. Experienced, sweet and professional, Julie will help make your day seamless while being almost invisible. Classic, beautiful, fresh. Your wedding. Your photography.

georgestreetphoto.com 866.831.4103

truephotographyweddings.com 858.345.1248

junshien.com 408.840.3680

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Décor: Instead of your basic cake table, make it a vision of its own by creating a focal point with your cake or entire dessert bar fully suspended. This will be sure to wow your guests. EIGHTEENTH AVENUE EVENTS eighteenthavenue.com

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Fashion: High-low wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses are in and one of the hottest trends on the market! These dresses are adorable and offer a sexy yet romantic twist to traditional wedding gown styles. BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

Advice: If the price seems too good to be true, it’s because it probably is. Be aware of the under cutters and cheaper vendors. There is a reason they are so cheap! MIRA EVENTS + DESIGN mira-events.com

Flowers: Less lush and more simple, reusable, live plants to make the event look minimalist and elegant.

Color Palette: Graphite and gun metal and...any other color. The possibilities are limitless. 2 THE 9S EVENTS 2the9sevents.com

Theme Wedding Idea: Preppy is making a come-back. AMAZÁE SPECIAL EVENTS amazae.com

Pin Board or Pinterest: Pinterest’s growing popularity allows brides and designers alike to quickly find a style, look, and AMAZÁE SPECIAL EVENTS amazae.com angle for their next occasion. Since most brides surf the Fashion: The continued use of color internet amongst other methods of finding inspiration for their wedding, it’s bound to continue to be a valuable resource for in bridal gowns! everyday couples. MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

Food: Instead of wine pairings, offer beer pairings! With all the different styles of beer and microbreweries, there’s a perfect beer for every course. It helps to enlist the help of a beer sommelier!

Bridal Survival Kit: A pair of men’s black socks.

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The Reveal: It’s a bit unnerving to have 150+ pairs of Cocktail Hour: Scotch tastings or whiskey eyes watching you for your first reaction as you see your bars. Gather all of your favorites, and bride walking down the aisle. By having a “first look,” guests can taste a little of each. It’s a this allows for the bride and groom to have a more natural really fun pairing with a cigar roller! reaction; and the photos from the “first look” are so WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com precious. 2 THE 9S EVENTS 2the9sevents.com

Fashion: Patterns will continue to be popular for bridal attendants as well as groomsmen’s ties and socks. MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com

Location: Instead of the usual venues, brides and grooms are looking for more unorthodox spaces such as lof ts, warehouses, galleries and urban wineries. They are the perfect blank canvas to create something unique and spectacular.

Fashion: Tailored and custom, high-end suits. AMAZÁE SPECIAL EVENTS amazae.com

Interesting Detail: One bride carried an heirloom bouquet made out of the family jewels that she provided and made that the primary focal point of her wedding flowers. BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

BRIDAL SURVIVAL KIT: Never travel without scissors, safety

pins, extra sharpies, narrow zip lock strips, duct tape, and some ivory satin ribbon! A bride should never be without WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com water, Aleve and a pair of flat shoes! Color Palette: Geometric shapes, graphic patterns, and bold colors continue MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com to surface, but are still equally popular as the neutral color palette. MIRA EVENTS + DESIGN mira-events.com

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VIDEO : Cinematography! Did you know you NOT: Table runners on round tables. Just don’t do it. were a movie star? MIRA EVENTS + DESIGN mira-events.com Carefully choose a videographer who can Technology: Contact a professional to help you start planning your big day. create a timeless treasure for you to look Do not let everything on pinterest and wedding blogs confuse you, but back on for years to come. You will love it rather inspire you! and so will your children and your children’s EIGHTEENTH AVENUE EVENTS eighteenthavenue.com children.

HOT : Long dining tables that create intimacy even among large groups!

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MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com Décor: Instead of traditional seating, lounge furniture vignettes will become a dominant aspect of Personal Detail: Writing individual thank you reception decor. We will see more creative and unique displays of escort cards, guest books, and favors. notes for each guest and placing it at their table setting. We will also be looking outside of the linen box when AMAZÁE SPECIAL EVENTS amazae.com considering table runners. MIRA EVENTS + DESIGN mira-events.com

Color Palette: Blue is the new gray. AMAZÁE SPECIAL EVENTS amazae.com

Photography Trend: Capturing emotion more than the edited effects. AMAZÁE SPECIAL EVENTS amazae.com

The Reveal: Lately, the trend has been to have a first look or reveal before the ceremony, especially for more photos; however, the old tradition to wait is making a comeback. EIGHTEENTH AVENUE EVENTS eighteenthavenue.com

Interesting Detail: Polaroid place cards! Take pictures of each guest at the rehearsal dinner and use them as place cards. Guests will love looking for their seat and checking out everyone else’s photos! Plus, it makes a fun little souvenir. WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com

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Haute Trend: Bouquet giveaway. Instead of humiliating your friends to fight for a bouquet, or if your girls are already married, honor a special friend by saying a few kind words and giving your bouquet away.

Advice: A wedding is like a holiday. It’s on the WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com calendar and the wedding is going to happen whether you’re fully prepared or not. Have you ever LOVE IT: Classic look with a few contemporary twists. had a bad holiday? The answer is “no.” OVER IT: Rustic and vintage. 2 THE 9S EVENTS 2the9sevents.com

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Tradition: There is nothing that will ever be able to replace two of the most special words of a lifetime, “I do.” Every modern couple should take time to carefully consider these impactful words before taking the stage at the altar. They necessarily will change your life for better or for worse. BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

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Advice: Don’t let your life be consumed by your wedding. Go out on a date and do not discuss your wedding. If this could be challenging, then go see a movie. This way, there’s no talking and then no temptation to talk about the wedding. LOVE 2 THE 9S EVENTS 2the9sevents.com

Going Uplugged: Prevents photo bombs of people with their phones and allows your photographer full access without guests blocking their shots. It also prevents a photo of you from that "bad" angle from being posted. Yikes! WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com

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The Reveal: One advantage is being able to take pre-ceremony wedding day photographs before all the main guests arrive. This can also mean a spiral of logistical peace because time is now available to spend with guests during the beverage hour instead of being pulled away for family photos. BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

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Wedding Design: San Francisco to Paris…California wine would be served, but the pastry and bread would have to be French. The wedding cake would be croque en bouche standing four feet tall! In a French country custom, the bride gives a piece of her fabulous veil to each of the guests as a remembrance token of her appreciation. Formidable! MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com

HOT: Dessert buffets; passed Cocktail Hour: Your lower-grade bar ice cream bars; champagne option can be your biggest hit! Take well bubble bars; cool specialty, or call drinks to a sophisticated level non-alcoholic beverages by creating a simple yet delicious drink (i.e. raspberry ginger menu complete with delightful signage, lemonade served in tall pitchers) catchy names, and creative garnishes. NOT: Garter tosses! MIRA EVENTS + DESIGN mira-events.com MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com

Tradition: Allow the newlyweds to enjoy 10 minutes of alone time immediately following the ceremony to privately celebrate each other and the marriage. Set up a sweetheart table with a beautiful specialty linen and a simple floral arrangement somewhere private within the venue to allow the couple to take a deep breath and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and beverages prior to joining in the reception. 2 THE 9S EVENTS 2the9sevents.com

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Tradition: When possible, wear or carry something from a parents’ or grandparents’ wedding day… even the most modern of couples can be sentimental. It will mean so much to those who love them!

Photography: Prior to the processional, let the officiant make an announcement that the bride and groom request that the photos for the ceremony be left up to the professional photographer. 2 THE 9S EVENTS 2the9sevents.com

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Fashion: Lace is taking on a more dra matic role in bridal fashion. It is no longer just an accent fabric for the vintage bride! MIRA EVENTS + DESIGN mira-events.com

LOVE IT: Destination weekend weddings where the guests come to enjoy other activities rather than just the wedding. OVER IT: Flash mobs!

Décor: Rustic, elegant décor provides gorgeous staging for handcrafted farm wood tables to unfinished window panels to dazzling chandeliers, creating a darling wedding your guests will love. BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

The Reveal: Reveal in one dress for pre-ceremony pictures, then surprise your groom and change into another dress right before the ceremony! BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com Bridal Survival Kit For MEN: Hem tape, Needle and thread, Concealer — yes, believe it. AMAZÁE SPECIAL EVENTS amazae.com

Food: Instead of the traditional buffet or plated dinner, many couples are opting for multiple themed food stations (sometimes scattered Going Unplugged: One wedding last year was at a venue that had no cell throughout the entire event) to create a full and phone signal at all! There was only one landline on the property. It was a little fun dining experience for their guests! MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com

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BRIDESMAIDS: Give your maids a luxurious thank you gift that will not only look great in your getting ready photos, but will actually be worn time and time again: an adorable robe from a company like Doie. Color Palettes: Soft pastels and tans/taupes. CEREMONY EDITORS

Tradition: There is something magical about saying goodbye to your hubby or wife-to-be at the rehearsal dinner. Just spending one night apart helps build the anticipation and makes the first look that much more special. WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com

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2 the 9s Weddings & Events starts with an in-depth understanding of your likes, dislikes and aspirations, every little detail that’s important to you. We don’t merely create an event but rather a signature experience that you and your guests will never forget. Fueled by imagination and inspired by your vision, we will work with you to infuse your personal style, reflecting you as a couple, brand or individual to your wedding, event or party. Whether you want something traditional or contemporary, outrageous or understated, intimate or grandstand, our service is entirely bespoke and tailor made to you.

What makes Crystal Lequang of Amazáe Special Events unique and invaluable is her priceless entertainment background and 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.

Ana�s Event Design is a Northern California based boutique, full-service company specializing in upscale, highly personalized event planning and production of Southeast Asian weddings and celebrations. The word Ana�s means ‘graceful’ in French and was chosen to be synonymous with the company’s fresh, eclectic, and distinctive approach to design across a multi-cultural platform. Ana�s Events prides itself on their attention to detail and the amazing results that consistently deliver rave reviews. From a luxurious destination wedding to an intimate dinner celebration, Ana�s Event Design will travel the earth for you.

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.

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Nationally acclaimed forensics dramatic actress, Jelena Crone, Floral & Event Designer-Planner at Bridevine & Branches, turns her talents towards creating theatrical wedding & 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 tri-focused floral, event design, and planning companies northern California has to offer.

Ashley Ramirez, with a BA in Interior Design, is the founder, owner, and the creative designer behind Eighteenth Avenue Events. It is her innovative outlook and attention to detail that is used to create, deliver, and exceed client expectations. With her education and background in design, Ashley and her team always focus on each and every detail to make the most unique and memorable event possible. They have planned exquisite events all throughout California at some of the most prestigious venues with several high profile clientele. While located in the San Francisco Bay Area, they plan all throughout California, Texas, and destination weddings.

What started out with incessant room re-arranging and doodling as a teenager has turned into a career of passion for Miranda Meisenbach, Owner and Lead Coordinator/Designer of MIRA Events + Design. Formerly Divine Affairs Event Design, Miranda has taken her 6+ years of knowledge and experience to create a new and exciting company that focuses solely on creating extremely detailed and personalized special events. Miranda and her team pride themselves on working endlessly to help clients feel both at ease and excited throughout their planning process — but most importantly to feel stress free. In her spare time, Miranda lives for her children, playing ice hockey, and being in nature.

Weddings are a 24/7 business and Robin is passionate about her brides and grooms. She becomes family by the end of the planning process and loves every minute of it. With over thirty years of experience and having coordinated events from 25 to 2500, from Los Angeles to Denver to San Antonio and the Cayman Islands, Robin settled in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has worked most recently as an award-winning wedding specialist at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and the Westin St. Francis on Union Square. In January 2013, after nearly 500 career weddings to her credit, Robin decided to make a lifetime dream come true by launching a business of her own, Make It Happen!

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Introduce your guests to your wedding by using an invite that fancies both visually and tactilely with sparkling gems, textured paper, starfish or the always stylish letterpress. Intermix graphics and fonts then tie it all up in a slim delivery box or an elegant envelope. It’s an impression that will leave your guests wondering what other excitement awaits on the big day. Photographed by Mark Berning Photography | markberning.com

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WHAT’S IN YOUR BRIDAL SURVIVAL KIT? We asked Ceremony’s Great List of top California wedding coordinators what was in their bridal survival kits in case of a wedding day emergency. While you don’t want to think about your wedding being anything less than perfect, having supplies like these on hand can assure you’re prepared for the better or worse.

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$20 in dollar bills for tips Black sharpie Bobby pins in all colors Contact lens wash Deodorant/spray on Disposable eye drops Dr. Scholl’s foot balm Extra garter Eyelash glue Feet/shoe care and pads Feminine products Glue gun and crazy glue Granola bars or a small snack Hair bands Hairspray Heel savers/protectors Inhaler iPhone charger Jewelry cleaner Lighters Lipstick Lotion Mini battery powered fans Mints Mirror Neosporin Oil/makeup blotting wipes Perfume Portable mini steamer Ribbon Safety pins in all sizes Scissors compact in size Static guard Umbrella Tide stain stick Wedge flip flops Windex

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Wall hooks with the 3m adhesive Water bottles to stay hydrated Sticky tack or similar adhesive Band aids in all sizes (primarily for blisters) Crochet hook for gown buttons with loops Straws to maintain the perfectly applied lipstick Mini alcohol bottle for a shot to take the edge off Tooth brush, toothpaste and individual dental floss packets Nail care - fingernail file, clippers, clear nail polish and remover Medicines - allergy medicine, Advil, Tums, Ibuprofen, lactose intolerant pills Sewing kit with pre-threaded needles in every color and a variety of buttons Chalk based spot remover (for oil based stains like lotion and perfume) Tapes of all variations: fashion garment tape, double-sided tape, duct tape, floral tape

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS

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

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san francisco

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.

quail lodge & golf club

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carmel

The stunning scenery of Carmel Valley provides both an ideal setting and quiet country club atmosphere for your celebration.

quaillodge.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.

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san francisco 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.

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.

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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.

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS ritz carlton san francisco san francisco

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

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the clubhouse at peacock gap san rafael

This brand new clubhouse offers timeless architecture, gorgeous views of south Marin County and sets a new standard for modern elegance.

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.

california academy of sciences

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san francisco

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

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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.

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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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DeďŹ ned by our majestic surroundings, The Bridges Golf Club has been described as a slice of Tuscan beauty in the heart of Northern California. Our professional staff will cater to your every need to ensure your vision for this most special of occasions is an unforgettable celebration.

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the san francisco design center

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.

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san francisco

sausalito

chalk hill winery

disney's fairy tale weddings anaheim

A dream is a wish your heart makes and whether your wish is for a wedding that's classically elegant or distinctly Disney, there is a venue that will make your dreams come true.

healdsburg

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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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.

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san francisco 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.

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

Defined by their majestic surroundings, this property has been described as a slice of Tuscan beauty in the heart of Northern California.

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

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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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a

friend’s

birthday

party,

Greg

accidentally spilled a drink on Michelle. After she returned from cleaning it up, he did what any gentleman would do and asked her for a dance (to forgive him). Hesitantly, Michelle agreed and it’s a good thing she did — that first dance became the start to their relationship.

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LOVE STORY Eric surprised Veena with a romantic dinner at Chez Panisse – a restaurant that she had wanted to try but had a hard time making reservations. As they finished dinner and ordered dessert, a waiter came back with a large book and when Veena looked closely she saw a picture of Eric and herself on the cover. With tears of happiness flowing from her eyes, she turned these pages of loving memories thoughtfully collected by the man she adored. When she finished, she looked over at Eric who was holding a ring, down on his knee.

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LOVE STORY Daniel and Irene met on the first day of their junior year in high school, but because Irene changed schools two days later, they were forced to put their friendship on hold. Fortunately, a few years down the road, the two were able to reunite when they both began school at UC Berkeley and their friendship quickly turned into a perfect love story.

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LOVE STORY Angela and Kevin met during high school but finally realized that they were made for each other one New Year’s Eve. Three years later, around the holiday season, Angela glanced in her stocking, pulled out a ring box and saw Kevin bending down on one knee.

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LOVE STORY In early February of 2013, Holly and Anthony went to Playa del Carmen to escape the impending snow in Philadelphia. Anthony arranged a spear fishing expedition that unfortunately did not go as planned. On their way back to shore, after encountering a shark with her babies and enduring a heavy downpour, Anthony knew that if he could still be happy with Holly during that moment, he would want her there for all the rest.

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LOVE STORY A pesky creature brought Marguerite and Michael together in April of 2009. Her lovable cat had dragged in an unwanted rat so Marguerite did what any girl would do – called for help! Michael arrived at her door after his 5’oclock shift at a pest control company to help out this damsel in distress. Of course, he rescued her in more ways than one.

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LOVE STORY In April 2012, Arthur surprised Weilyn with a fun-filled day in wine country. They began with an early morning hot air balloon ride followed by a delicious brunch, an afternoon at a private day cottage with spa treatments and a private yoga class, and a romantic dinner at the French Laundry. Arthur waited until dessert to pop the question, surprising even the servers at the restaurant, who promptly scurried around to offer glasses of champagne and their congratulations.

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LOVE STORY When Shannon met Mike, she adored his sweet bashfulness, but it was his shared enthusiasm for Michael Jackson that really grabbed her attention. Over the next couple years, Mike and Shannon became good friends and one fateful New Year’s Eve they realized their true love for one another. Since the ball dropped five years ago, Shannon and

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LOVE STORY Jeremiah and Stephanie’s love story begins online. After one week and a few email exchanges, they went on their first date at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco and have been a happy couple ever since!

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LOVE STORY Sarah and Young first met during their college years at UC San Diego, but were nothing more than just acquaintances. That is until a few year later when they both wound up in the San Francisco area. A friendship quickly blossomed into a special relationship, and they have been by each other’s side ever since.

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VENDOR LOVE �as�i�e lee p�otograp�� jasmineleephotography.com [photography]

[venue] brazilian room in tilden park [wedding consultant] shelley dupuis, chrissy dupuis [floral design] laura millar designs [stationery] the american wedding [catering] carrie dove catering [cake] masse bakery [entertainment] quantum entertainment [gown design] pronovias [bridal salon | weil] trudy’s bridal [bridal jewelry] big island jewelers [bridal store] salvatore ferragamo

LOVE STORY Matt took Chrissy to his favorite place in Hawaii, the Green Sand Beach, with rugged beauty and a windswept coastline that sparkles green as the sun reflects off the olivine minerals. Because of the topography, currents and conditions, many items wash up along the coastline, so the two drove to south point in hopes of beach combing interesting artifacts. While she was looking for beach glass, Matt snuck up behind Chrissy, knelt in the green sand at the edge of the shore, and whispered to her that he wanted to adventure together always.

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CHARMING

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LOVE NOTE Soft pinks with gold accents imbued a charming antique style for the beginning of Monica and Richard’s happily ever after.

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VENDOR LOVE amazáe special events

amazaespecialevents.com [wedding design & coordination] [photography] augie chang [floral design] nicole ha designs [location] private estate [catering] le papilllon catering [officiant] heart felt weddings [hair | makeup] professional makeup artistry videography] luke goodman [cake] studio cake [entertainment] jason mitchell [stationery] the card lady [invitations] cheree berry paper [favors] honolulu cookie company [gown design] watters [bridal salon | bridal jewelry | mothers’ dresses] nordstrom [bridal shoes] charles david [engagement ring] harry winston [wedding rings] tiffany & co.

LOVE STORY Richard planned a surprise proposal with the help of Monica’s co-workers from the local news station she worked for at the time. Monica thought she was reporting on a story about some new architecture, but when she arrived, Richard was waiting in a suit with a dozen red roses. The camera crew Monica was with captured the entire proposal all on video and it aired on the local ABC station that night.

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LOVE NOTE Royal shades of purple and deep magenta glamorized the already ornate ceremony site in rich floral décor.

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VIVACIOUS

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VENDOR LOVE a�y burke desig�� amyburkedesigns.com [floral design]

��a��o� �tell�ac�er p�oto�rap�� napabride.com [photography]

[ceremony venue] church of the redeemer [reception venue | wedding night hotel | catering | cake | linens] the rosewood hotel [videography] justin sone [ceremony entertainment] chris manios [bridal salon | mothers’ dresses] veneto [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [formalwear] men’s wearhouse

LOVE STORY On Mona’s birthday, a friend told her that she was bringing someone for Mona to meet. While she spent the evening being charmed by Chris, she didn’t realize that he was actually the guy she was supposed to be set up with. They had found each other all on their own that night and the rest is history.

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LOVE NOTE Bright pops of yellow were as sunny as the smiles upon everyone’s face for Molly and Scott’s happy day.

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VENDOR LOVE t�e petal co�pa�� thepetalco.com [floral design]

ca�a real at ruby �ill wi�er� casarealevents.com/cm [venue | catering]

[photography] ahava studios [hair | makeup] justin michael’s salon [formalwear] men’s wearhouse [gown design] allure bridal [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [bridal jewelry] kate spade [bridesmaid dresses] j. crew [flower girls dresses] david’s bridal [entertainment] brad kinney production [officiant] deacon william brennan [cake] sugar on tap [rentals] hartmann studios

LOVE STORY Scott joined match.com as a bet, but never wagered that he would meet his future wife. After a few emails, Scott finally asked Molly out and they got to know each other better while sharing some beers. Although the

first

date

went

well,

when

Scott

walked Molly to her car and saw that she drove a mini cooper, the deal was sealed.

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WONDROUS

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LOVE NOTE The majestic setting created a picture perfect ambiance for their special day, complete with lovely shades of pink in the bridesmaids dresses, cake and floral details.

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VENDOR LOVE �eorge street p�oto & �ideo georgestreetphoto.com [photography]

[venue | catering] willow heights mansion [floral design] deluxe + design + décor [cake] pastry smart [entertainment] dj aaron e [gown design | veil] melissa sweet [bridal shoes] valentino [hair | makeup] aimee lam

LOVE STORY It was truly love at first sight for Connie and Mike, and within six weeks of their first date, he moved north to be with her. Two months later, Mike popped the question in San Francisco with sweet tears of joy in his eyes. They had already booked a vacation to Oahu and gave in to a wild idea of eloping while there. To everyone’s surprise, they returned from their trip newlyweds!

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LOVE NOTE Simplistic elegance reigned supreme at this Ritz Carlton wedding soiree.

cia�a & b�ia�

SOPHISTICATED

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VENDOR LOVE t�e ritz carlto� sa� fra�ci�co

ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco [venue | rentals | lighting | catering | cake | wedding night hotel]

��ee be�ere p�otog�ap�� rheebevere.com [photography]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[floral design | linens] floramor [ceremony entertainment] st. dominic’s solemn mass choir, scott macomber [reception entertainment] spinheads [stationery] wedding paper divas [transportation] uber, classic cable car charters [gown design] enzoani [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] jin wang [bridal jewelry] tiffany & co. [bridal shoes] jimmy choo

LOVE STORY Ciara and Brian met in 2005 in a bar in Cancún, Mexico while both were on vacation. Although Ciara was living in New York at the time and Brian in Pennsylvania, they knew that they had something special and stayed in touch. Because Mexico had been especially good to them, Brian asked Ciara to be his wife while watching the sunset on a magnificent sandy beach in Cabo San Lucas.

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�i�i & a�eil

ENTRANCING

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LOVE NOTE The celebration lasted two illustrious days for Simi and Aneil, with an extravagant ceremony rooted in tradition at her parent’s private home, followed by a sophisticated reception full of luscious details.

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VENDOR LOVE a�aïs e�e�ts

anaisevents.com [wedding consultant | floral design | rentals | linens | lighting] [venue] sunol golf course, fairmont hotel [photography | videography] wedding documentary [entertainment] vaneeth nand, absolute vibez, darryl johnson [stationery] parampara cards [catering] tandoori nights, mynt restaurant [cake] l’artisan gourmet parisian macaron [gown design] shyamal & bhumika, sabya saachi [hair | makeup] laenka by myrium [bridal jewelry] mahalaxmi jewelers [bridal shoes] nina neva, steve madden [veil | gown design] arjun & anjalee kapoor [formalwear] versace [mothers’ dresses] kimaya & aza designer showrooms

LOVE STORY Aneil had heard about Simi through friends, and even before they met became enamored with the idea of meeting her. When they final connected four months later, they were both instantly drawn to each other and knew that it was their destiny to be together.

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LOVE NOTE Architecture naturally played into Taylor and Brett’s special day at this legendary landmark locale.

ta�lo� & b�ett

REMARKABLE

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VENDOR LOVE ei��tee�t� a�e�ue e�e�t� eighteenthavenue.com [wedding consultant]

a�y burke desig�� amyburkedesigns.com [floral design]

classic party re�tal� classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[photography] hannah suh photography [venue] the bently reserve [videography] thomas hughes films [linens] la tavola fine linens [lighting] got light? [ceremony entertainment] mark mclain [reception entertainment] pop fiction bank [stationery] william arthur, unveiled bridal [catering | cake] fork & spoon [gown design] monique lhuillier [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] bridal galleria [bridal shoes] stuart weitzman [hair | makeup] milvali salon & cosmetics [bridesmaid dresses] white house black market [formalwear] selix formalwear [mothers’ dresses] nordstrom, neiman marcus [engagement ring | wedding rings] derco fine jewelers

LOVE STORY Brett and Taylor both grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but it was 3,000 miles away

in

Charlottesville,

Virginia

where

their paths first crossed. They met at the University of Virginia as incoming freshmen, student athletes, and California natives. After graduation, they both went their separate ways, but Brett eventually moved back to San Francisco and occasionally thought about the California girl he had met on the East Coast. After a call to see where she may be, Brett and Taylor found their way home together.

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a�� & �a�o�

DARLING

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LOVE NOTE His plaid tie may have tied the wedding palette together, but the lovely floral details perfected their scenic ceremony and reception site.

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VENDOR LOVE �ulie �ikos p�otograp�e� juliemikos.com [photography]

[venue | wedding night hotel] healdsburg country gardens [wedding consultant] cole drake events [floral design] dandelion floral [stationery] paper in the park [catering] grapevine catering [cake] patisserie angelica [entertainment] larry lynch and the mob [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] bridal galleria [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [formalwear] jos. a. bank [bridesmaid dresses] j. crew [videography] dolphin dream studios [transportation] pure luxury transportation [gown design] marisa

LOVE STORY Amy and Jason met while having lunch at a favorite brewery — Sierra Nevada Brewery. They were both there after spending the morning at Bidwell Park where Jason had been trail running and Amy had been biking. Because they share a love for the great outdoors, Jason chose to propose during a backpacking trip and

through Amy

the

couldn’t

Mission have

Mountains,

been

happier.

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LOVE NOTE Anna and Ben’s love for nostalgia fashioned into their décor with vintage books and lush floral arrangements seemingly stemming from the pages of a classic English novel.

a��a & be�

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VENDOR LOVE �uckleberry kare� desig�� huckleberrykarendesigns.com [floral design]

classic party re�tal� classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

t�e glamourist

theglamourist.com [hair | makeup] [venue] kohl mansion [photography] em the gem photo [wedding consultant] the stylish soiree [linens] la tavola linens [catering] toast catering [entertainment | lighting] dj spintronix, dave rickets gypsy gaucho band [gown design] cymbeline [rentals] one true love vintage rentals [stationery] jess taich

LOVE STORY Ben and Anna had been living in Ireland and were traveling through England with his mother when Ben realized it was the perfect time to propose. He found Anna’s favorite breed of dog, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and had the dog stationed in the middle of a town with a card attached to her collar. After happy tears and a traditional proposal, Anna and Ben were engaged.

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��lie & c��i�

KINDRED

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LOVE NOTE The blooming bridal bouquet was accentuated by Kylie’s off-the shoulder gown, fabricated in it's own lovely floral design.

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VENDOR LOVE strotz p�otograp�� strotzphotography.com [photography]

[location] aspen grove incline village, nv [floral designer] lavish floral [linens | rentals | catering] incline village general improvement district [wedding consultant] maggie jahries [lighting] family [favors] etsy [officiant] pondo vleisides [gown alterations] by bride and mary’s alterations [bridal jewelry] sorelli [bridesmaid dresses] tart [honeymoon destination] negril, jamaica

LOVE STORY It was a very special day for Kylie and Chris to tie the knot. They chose the 61st wedding anniversary and

Marian

of

Kylie’s

Cadigan,

grandparents, to

celebrate

Bill their

own blissful marriage. “Having so many of

our

friends

and

family

all

together

was such a blessing,” says the blushing bride, who also customized her mother’s wedding dress for the momentous occasion

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�tep�a�ie & �e��et�

BLISSFUL LOVE NOTE Delicate floral bouquets made only of baby’s breath dressed the bridesmaids in an ethereal fashion.

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VENDOR LOVE bride�i�e & bra�c�es

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LOVE STORY After meeting during a camping trip with friends, Stephanie and Kenneth immediately connected and have been a match made in heaven ever since. When he proposed, Kenneth chose a day that was important to them as a couple, Easter Sunday, and included quotes from that day’s sermon into his proposal.

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LOVE NOTE As part of their theme, inspired florals floated like hot air balloons encircling the dance floor and framing the pretty powder blue cake.

li�d�a� & �e���

WHIMSICAL

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VENDOR LOVE de �ou�g floral e�e�ts a�d desi�� deyoungflowers.com [floral design]

[photography] jasmine wang photography [ceremony venue] stanford memorial church [reception venue] silver creek valley country club [cake] bijan bakery [entertainment] big fun dj [videography] breaking sky productions [transportation] elegant journeys [gown design] pronovias san patrick, elizabeth fillmore [bridal jewelry] tiffany & co., garmin jewelry, hk [bridal shoes] jimmy choo, comme ii faut [hair | makeup] lina huynh [formalwear] spoon tailor [bridesmaid dresses] jim hjelm, jordan fashions [mothers’ dresses] sue wong [flower girls dresses] american princess [wedding rings] garmin jewelry

LOVE STORY Knowing that Lindsay likes a good adventure, Henry booked a private hot air balloon in Napa Valley. As they ascended up into the clouds, Lindsay looked down into a cornfield and saw a big “WILL YOU MARRY ME” sign. Henry proposed right there in the balloon and Lindsay finally said YES after a rough landing.

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�ulia & ��a�

MAGICAL LOVE NOTE Julia’s grandmother is a native Hawaiian, so it seemed fitting that she would walk down the aisle to The Hawaiian Wedding Song, played on the ukulele.

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VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz p�otograp�� luciexyz.com [photography]

[floral design] the wild geranium [venue | rentals | linens] villa montalvo [videography] taylor hillmans [wedding coordinator] cassie dresti [catering | rentals | linens] le papillon [ceremony entertainment] island breeze entertainment [reception entertainment] los gatos dj [stationery] julia pierpont, only the best [cake] icing on the cake [dessert bar] amour patisserie [favors | veil | flower girls dresses] margaret dominguez [gown design | bridesmaid dresses] watters [bridal salon | hairpiece] flares bridal [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair | makeup] capelli salon [formalwear] vera wang, men’s wearhouse

LOVE STORY During a visit with Julia’s father, Ryan asked for his permission to propose. Not realizing that Julia wasn’t in on the secret, Julia’s father lovingly toasted to the couple during dinner later that evening and after the shock wore off, both Julia and Ryan realized they wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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�atie & pat�ic�

CHERISHED

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LOVE NOTE Katie and Patrick set out to make their ranch-formal wedding different, comfortable, and full of personality.

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VENDOR LOVE true p�otograp�y weddi�g� truephotographyweddings.com [photography]

classic party re�tal� classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[venue | wedding night hotel] yates family vineyard [wedding consultant] napa valley celebrations [floral design] kathy hoffman [linens] la tavola [lighting] the lux [ceremony entertainment] francois nguyen [reception entertainment] scratch weddings [stationery] paperless post, squarespace [catering] elaine bell [cake] sweetie pies [transportation] california wine tours [gown design] jenny lee [bridal salon] wee scotty [bridal shoes] steven

LOVE STORY Katie grew up right outside New York City, and on holidays her family would go to a cabin in a small upstate town. This town will forever be Katie’s favorite place in the world as it reminds her so much of her father, whom she lost three years ago. Patrick took Katie here and surprised her with a proposal on the lake right in front of the house her dad built.

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ryann & mark

SINCERE LOVE NOTE The candle lighting ceremony and heirloom cameo on the bride’s bouquet were little reminders of what the wedding day is meant to be about.

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VENDOR LOVE �i�e �teel�a� p�otograp�er� mikesteelman.com [photography]

[venue | wedding consultant | linens | catering] monterey peninsula country club [event design | rentals | lighting] illusions of grandeur [videography] semper viren pictures [floral design] jocelyne’s flowers [ceremony entertainment] john kelly productions [reception entertainment] dna entertainment [stationery] the quill [cake] patisserie bechler [favors] see’s candy [transportation] main event transportation [gown design] mikaella [bridal salon] collezione fortuna [bridal jewelry | engagement ring | wedding rings] crossroads jewelers [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hairpiece | veil] ericka engelman couture [hair] hair 506 [makeup] belle & bridal [bridesmaid dresses] vera wang [formalwear] calvin klein [mothers’ dresses] theia, saks fifth avenue

LOVE STORY During a birthday dinner for a mutual friend, Ryann and Mark discovered that opposites really do attract and quickly fell for each other. Mark is afraid of heights and gets nervous sitting too high in a football stadium while Ryann has no problem sitting on the edge of a cliff. But, regardless of their differences, they realized that they are their best selves together.

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FABULOUS

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LOVE NOTE The glamorous bride and her stylish maids took Gatsby to an all-new level with their sparkling beaded dresses, glittering brooch bouquets and the rhinestone encrusted cake and tabletop dĂŠcor.

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VENDOR LOVE ��a��o� �tell�ac�er p�otograp�� napabride.com [photography]

classic party re�tal� classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[venue | favors] jacuzzi family vineyards [videography] wine country videographers [wedding consultant] cole drake events [floral design | linens] carol chapman [rentals] big 4 party, calistoga tables [lighting] twilight design [entertainment] ams entertainment [stationery] melissa martin designs, stephanie nelson photography [catering] ludy’s catering [cake] da bombe cake co. [transportation] pure luxury transportation [gown design] reem acra, sue wong [bridal salon | veil] reem acra new york [bridal shoes] vince camuto

LOVE STORY Dana and Rian met after their high school graduations while celebrating at the beach with friends. Although Dana never imagined she’d soon meet the man she would eventually marry, Rian walked in and took her breath away. They stayed up all night talking, and Dana went home and told her mom that she had met the guy she was going to marry.

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�ele� & da���

MEANINGFUL

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LOVE NOTE A traditional tea ceremony shared amongst family and friends created a warm and intimate surrounding for the couple.

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VENDOR LOVE 2 t�e 9s e�e�t�

2the9sevents.com [wedding consultant]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[photography] lisa farrer photography [venue] de young museum [floral design] spiral hand floral and event design [linens | rentals] hartmann studios [lighting] got light [stationery] burns & associates [catering] global gourmet catering [cake] susie’s cakes [ceremony entertainment] music to go [reception entertainment] love fool [bridal salon | veil] jin wang

LOVE STORY Helen and Danny’s story began in 2008, and it was love at first bite. Whether enjoying a cheap eat in Chinatown or delicacies in Napa, they spent many meals laughing and becoming close friends. Before they knew it, it was clear that what they enjoyed and appreciated most was actually the time they were able to spend together.

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sofia & joe

SWEETEST LOVE NOTE Because they are “meant to bee,” Sofia and Joe gave their guests jars of honey to take home, inspired by a famous Winnie the Pooh quote.

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VENDOR LOVE �é�oire studio memoirestudio.com [photography]

[venue] nestldown [floral design | cake] floral design studio [wedding consultant | catering] café primavera [entertainment] big dj fun [videography] ocean blue photography [bridal salon] trudy’s [bridal shoes] bridal by butler [makeup] beautiful one makeup [hair] hair artistry [honeymoon] caribbean [stationery] wedding paper divas [favors] ebee honey, sanity designs [gown design] maggie sottero [bridesmaid dresses] mori lee

LOVE STORY Joe waited until his first night with Sofia in their new home to ask her to be his wife. Joe had spent the day moving their things into the house, and when Sofia returned home Joe surprised her by having completed most of their move, as well as a sweet proposal

to

commemorate

the

occasion.

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CAPTIVATING

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LOVE NOTE An extravagant oceanfront villa magnified the intensity of this luxuriously intimate wedding celebration.

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VENDOR LOVE �ira e�e�ts + desi��

mira-events.com [wedding consultant | candy bar]

[photography] phillips photography [venue] villa viscaya [floral design] wild geranium [linens] gbs linens [rentals] sybella party rentals [lighting | entertainment] joel nelson productions [catering] elegant events [cake] sweet tooth confections [transportation] corinthian parking [bridal salon | bridal jewelry] in the old manor

LOVE STORY After catching an afternoon movie, Barbara and her friend went to a nearby café for dessert. While they enjoyed their treats, Barbara saw Frank walk into the café, and the two ended up chatting for the rest of the evening. Frank recalls that he knew Barbara was the one he had been waiting for all along.

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FASHIONED LOVE NOTE The bride’s statement veil was more like a headdress and epitomized her impeccable style.

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VENDOR LOVE �as�i�e lee p�otograp�� jasmineleephotography.com [photography]

[venue | catering] hilton sfo bayfront [wedding consultant | floral design] chesha’s flowers & accents [stationery] wedding paper divas [catering] lumpia, amber moon [cake] the cakery [entertainment] jaeson vip services [gown design] sue wong [bridal salon | formalwear] saks fifth ave [veil | engagement ring] etsy [bridal jewelry] paris [bridal shoes] kelly & katie [hair] ingha hadi [makeup] jira couture

LOVE STORY When someone left a burrito in the oven too long, both Ingha and Kabir’s apartments were evacuated because of the fire. But as they started talking while waiting for the okay to go back inside, they created a spark of their own and haven’t left each other since.

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GLEAMING

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LOVE NOTE Golden accents highlighted the glamour of this event, beginning with the bride’s beaded bodice, foiled invitations, metallic high heels and a gilded wedding cake.

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VENDOR LOVE t�e westi� st. fra�ci�

westinstfrancis.com [venue | wedding consultant | rentals | catering | wedding night hotel]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[photography] jasmine wang photography [floral design] lily chan [linens] napa valley linens [cake] elegant cheesecakes [gown design] allure [hair | makeup] jasmine chan [engagement ring | wedding rings] cartier [bridal salon] trudy’s bridal [bridal jewelry] kate spade [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [bridesmaid dresses] tadashi shoji [formalwear] hugo boss

LOVE STORY After dating for about nine months, Bryan proposed at the top of the Eiffel Tower. The proposal

almost

didn’t

happen

because

they arrived at the tower only an hour before closing, and one of the elevators was broken. Since the line was two hours long, Lilly and Bryan took the stairs up 77 flights and got to the top just in time for him to pop the question overlooking Paris at 1:45am.

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IMAGINATIVE

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LOVE NOTE In lieu of a guest book, attendees gave well wishes by signing jerseys for this sporting couple.

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VENDOR LOVE �o�� griffi� p�otograp�y johngriffinphotography.com [photography]

michelle walker p�otograp�y [photography]

a�y burke desig�� amyburkedesigns.com [floral design]

classic party re�tal� classicpartyrentals.com [linens]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[reception venue | catering] diablo country club [wedding consultant] a bride’s best friend [rentals] hartmann studios [lighting] enhanced lighting [stationery] honeycomb events & design [cake] montclair bakery [entertainment] ron grandia [videography] james burkart

LOVE STORY Kathy met Chris the same day that the San Francisco

Giants

clinched

the

National

League Championship in 2010. Although superstitious,

Chris

kept

his

attention

on the game. When the Giants won that night, he asked Kathy out on a real date.

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AESTHETIC LOVE NOTE The artistic cake design lent a touch of color in contrast to the organic floral décor.

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VENDOR LOVE paul robertso� floral de�i�� prfloraldesign.com [floral design]

�ic�ael purdy p�oto�rap�� mcpurdy.com [photography]

[venue rentals | linens | catering | cake | wedding night hotel] ritz carlton laguna niguel [videography] elysium productions [wedding consultant | rentals] lvl events [lighting | entertainment] andy nation [stationery | gown design | bridal salon] vera wang [favors] domaine chandon [bridal jewelry] alexis bittar [bridal shoes] valentino [hair | makeup] studio 37 salon [formalwear] hugo boss [mothers’ dresses] adrianna papell [engagement ring | wedding rings] cartier

LOVE STORY Rahul arranged for a romantic mid-summer weekend getaway at the Carneros Inn in Napa. At sunset, he and Jessica took a walk around the property, and Rahul insisted that they stroll to the top of a hill overlooking the Napa Valley. Just as the sun was hitting the hills, he dropped to his knee. It turned out to be the most beautiful proposal ever!

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MAGNIFICENT


LOVE NOTE This dreamy technicolor celebration, vibrant in every detail, looks just as luscious as any Bollywood motion picture.

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VENDOR LOVE ca�a real at ruby �ill wi�er� casarealevents.com/cm [wedding consultant | venue]

[photography | videography] wedding documentary [floral design] pamila eve décor [rentals] ajooba events [lighting] fantasy sound event services [catering] madhuban [cake] cupcakery [entertainment] avl123 [transportation] hackney horse and carriage [stationery] magnet street, ambala cards, vistaprint [favors] pooja gifts & favors [gown design | hairpiece | veil | formalwear] frontier bazaar, karol bagh [hair | makeup] laenka by myrium, allure salon and spa, neeta’s mehndi, yogis henna [bridal jewelry] lovely bridal shop, s.s. jeweler [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [bridesmaid dresses | mothers’ dresses] pooja sarees, rajan sarees [formalwear] ermenegildo zegna [engagement ring] the diamond connection [wedding rings] s.s. jeweler

LOVE STORY Passing through the halls of U.C. Davis Medical School in between classes, Chirag could not help but notice the beautiful Deepika. Although the courtship lasted over several months, Chirag claims he knew right from the beginning there was something special about the damsel with the diamond smile.

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LOVE NOTE Succulents and lemony shades of yellow shined at this rustic outdoor ranch wedding.

�ri�ti�a & e�e�ett

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VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz p�otograp�� luciexyz.com [photography]

[event planner] every last detail [ceremony venue | ceremony entertainment] carmel mission basilica [reception venue | lighting] holman ranch [floral design] cc creations and floral design [rentals] chic event rentals [linens | catering ] schumann’s four seasons catering [lighting | entertainment] joel nelson productions [reception entertainment] mike morotta, anthony lane [stationery] in print [cake] cakes by veronica [dessert bar] emi’s biscotteria [favors] le boulanger, san pellegrino

LOVE STORY Everett planned a day in Napa Valley where he and Kristina could go wine tasting and he would ask her to be his wife. He tried, unsuccessfully, several times to get Kristina to go on a walk near the vineyards, and it wasn’t until they were told that a tasting room was at capacity that he finally found a moment alone with her. As they sipped wine on a private patio, Everett asked Kristina to make him the happiest man in the world.

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LYRICAL

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LOVE NOTE Wedding bell blues sang out in decoration while tables named for music legends and place cards designed as concert tickets set the stage for Kristen and Matt’s performance of a lifetime.

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VENDOR LOVE �i�e �teel�a� p�otograp�er� mikesteelman.com [photography]

[venue | wedding night hotel] holman ranch [floral design] cc creations [hair | makeup] salon at lincoln lane [catering] paradise catering [entertainment] ezzo entertainment [officiant] kevin moore [cake] edith meyer cakes [rentals | linens] chic party rentals [wedding consultant] every last detail [videography] big time video services [stationery] wedding paper divas, amanda white [favors] michaels, american meadows, specialty bottle, zazzle [gown design] maggie sottero [hair] salon at lincoln lane [makeup] marina c makeup [bridal jewelry] annae bridal [bridal shoes] nordstrom, country outfitters [hairpiece] fine n fleurie

LOVE STORY Friends of Kristen and Matt tried for years to set them up, and finally in 2009 they both agreed to meet. Kristen remembers watching Matt walk into the room and hoping that he was the one – and he was! Matt made Kristen feel comfortable all evening and before they left he asked for her number and called that very night.

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SPARKLING

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LOVE NOTE Her gown seemed reminiscent of a peacock with it’s luxuriously ruffled train.

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VENDOR LOVE ��ee be�ere p�otograp�� rheebevere.com [photography]

intercontinental mark hopkins intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com [venue | catering | cake | rentals]

[wedding consultant | event designer] caitlin arnold weddings and events [officiant] joe kenny [floral design] soulflower design studio [ceremony entertainment] golden gate music quartet [reception entertainment | lighting] sound in motion [hair] salon 77] makeup] lux image agency [stationery] union street papery [bridal salon] trudy’s bridal [bridesmaid dresses] nordstrom [formalwear] black tie tuxedos & formalwear [wedding rings] derco

LOVE STORY Erica and Grant met on a New Year’s Eve blind date in Las Vegas and talked the entire night. They shared their first kiss at midnight as fireworks lit up the sky. The next day, the two went bungee jumping as their first official date and have been together ever since.

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LOVE NOTE Tyara and Flo’s Hawaiian wedding was a day in paradise for everyone involved.

t�a�a & flo

PARADISE

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VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz p�otograp�� luciexyz.com [photography]

[ceremony venue] st. augustine by the sea parish [reception venue | catering | cake | rentals | linens | lighting | wedding night hotel] kahala hotel and resort [videography] innovative images by warren [wedding consultant] parasol events [floral design] patty’s floral design inc. [stationery] sleepy hedgehog press [favors] beacoup [transportation] jays limousine [gown design] hayworth [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] amy kuschel [bridal shoes] nina [hair | makeup] team flaunt-hawaii make up [formalwear] h&m [engagement ring | wedding rings] rogers jewelry

LOVE STORY Tyara and Flo started Thanksgiving at her parent’s home, and it was there that Flo asked Tyara’s parents for her hand in marriage. Later that evening, as they were driving to celebrate Thanksgiving with Flo’s parents, he was overcome with the excitement of speaking with Tyara’s parents and suddenly stopped their car. He got out, told Tyara how much he loved her and that he couldn’t wait for her to be his wife.

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LOVE NOTE A peach and gold chevron cake topped off with a ram and tiger were among the personal touches at Nichole and Paul’s lovely Sonoma wedding.

�ic�ole & paul

DELECTABLE

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VENDOR LOVE �é�oire studio memoirestudio.com [photography]

t�e gla�ourist

theglamourist.com [hair | makeup] [venue | catering | linens | lighting | wedding night hotel] ramekins culinary school [wedding consultant] joellen pope weddings [floral design] la fleurist [entertainment | lighting] fog city entertainment [gown design] galina [hair | makeup] j beautique [rentals] photo-matica [stationery | favors] nichole forti [cake] two for two cakes, kara’s cupcakes [favors] grandstand glassware [bridal salon | bridesmaid dresses | flower girls dresses] david’s bridal [bridal shoes] vera wang

LOVE STORY Paul disguised his proposal plans with a special two-year

anniversary

celebration.

Urban

exploring connected these two in their dating life, so naturally Paul planned the proposal around local places in San Francisco. The tour included a stop at their first date spot, and after two hefeweizens, Paul took Nichole to the heated back patio and presented her with a gift. She opened the square wooden box and inside was a small folded piece of paper that read, “Just say yes.” Nichole turned to Paul, and he was on bended knee with an engagement ring.

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TIMELESS LOVE NOTE Since she married, “the most interesting man in the world,” according to her friends, it was well worth the wait for Mary, who found her true love after 48 years.

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VENDOR LOVE t�e petal co�pa�� thepetalco.com [floral design]

[photography] perfect circle photo [ceremony venue] little brown church of sunol [reception venue | catering] haps original [wedding consultant] lvl events [rentals] milkglass vintage rentals [linens] pottery barn [ceremony entertainment] san jose opera, san jose symphony [stationery] carlson craft [cake] greenlee’s bakery [transportation] nls / acl services [gown design] romona keveza [bridal salon] kleinfeld’s new york [bridal jewelry] nadori [bridal shoes] georgio armani [hair] nancy reynold’s [makeup] city savvy [formalwear] calvin klein [wedding rings] gelin abaci

LOVE STORY When Mary began a new job, she first saw Rob and discovered that this was more than just a wise career move. During an early Valentine’s Day celebration, Rob told Mary that he was sorry because he didn’t have time to find her a nice gift. Then, Rob pulled a ring box from underneath his napkin — surprising Mary — and asked her to be his wife.

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EXUBERANT

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LOVE NOTE Their sophisticated garden wedding, themed “A Match Made in Eden”, was filled with cascading floral designs, vibrant fruits and enriched with the bold reds of the wedding party attire.

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VENDOR LOVE bar�et p�otograp�y barnetphotography.com [photography]

e�e�ts by e�ely��

eventsbyevelynn.com [wedding consultant]

ra�cho las lo�as

rancholaslomas.com [venue | wedding night hotel]

in�iti�g occasio�

invitingoccasion.com [floral design]

�o� a�ie

monamie.com [bridal salon]

24 carrots

24carrots.com [catering | rentals | linens]

ala� larse� fil�s alanlarsenfilms.com [videography]

[gown design] lazaro [hair | makeup] design visage [entertainment | lighting] elevated pulse [cake] sweet and saucy shop [favors] red butterfly boxes, ferrero rocher

LOVE STORY Although Sundie and Jason both began their lives far apart, their desire to serve their community and aid those less fortunate eventually

brought

them

together.

After

meeting at an AIDS LifeCycle fundraiser and recognizing how much they had in common, Sundie and Jason began creating their

own

design

nonprofit

organization,

Within Arms Reach. And, as their work together brought them closer, they soon realized

that

they

were

meant

to

be.

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�a�o�a & edwi�

GRANDEUR

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LOVE NOTE The bride’s lavish gown and voluminous train seemed fitting for a royal monarch at this magnificent marriage celebration.

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VENDOR LOVE true p�otograp�y weddi�g� truephotographyweddings.com [photography]

[ceremony venue | ceremony entertainment] st. mark’s lutheran church [reception venue] san francisco city hall [videography] tim & co. motion pictures [floral design | catering | rentals | linens] mccall’s catering & events [lighting] everything audio visual [reception entertainment] patty weiss, rolando morales, edmond ternian and band [stationery] inviting ideas [cake] the cakemaker [transportation] star limousine, el paseo limousine [gown design | hairpiece | veil] eve of milady [bridal shoes] jimmy choo

LOVE STORY After surviving four years of their long distance relationship, Edwin knew that he and Ramona could withstand anything. He arranged a surprise trip to Sonoma, and before they headed out for wine tasting, Edwin brought Ramona to their in-suite bungalow patio where he had arranged a romantic breakfast. Ramona opened a box filled with the letters and emails they had written to each other over the years, and at the very bottom, she found a ring.

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CEREMONY CELEBRATION To toast Ceremony Magazine’s third annual year in the San Francisco Bay Area, the finest professionals in the industry mixed and mingled for a night of PURE WEDDING INGENUITY.

Ceremony Vendor Love AmazĂĄe Special Events amazaespecialevents.com [Event Design & Coordination] Dogpatch WineWorks dogpatchwineworks.com [Venue] Foiled Invitations foiledinvitations.com [Invitations] Mike Steelman Photographers mikesteelman.com [Photography] Lily Rose Photography lilyrosephotography.com [Photography] Michael Daigian Design michaeldaigian.com [Floral Design] Gorgeous & Green gorgeousandgreenevents.com [Floral Design] Huckleberry Karen Designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com [Floral Design] Nicole Ha Designs nicoleha.com [Floral Design] Very Merry Events verymerryevents.com [Table Design]

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BAR & BEVERAGE to PHOTOGRAPHY bar & beverage

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Bartenders Unlimited 888.411.4227 buevents.com

consultants

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Classic Party Rentals 650.652.0300 | 707.253.2332 classicpartyrentals.com

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consultants

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consultants

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floral design

Amy Burke Designs 877.250.1836 | 650.728.7234 amyburkedesigns.com

consultants

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consultants

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Make It Happen! 209.895.4598 makeithappenweddings.com

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Wish Social Events 888.780.WISH wishsocialevents.com

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Ana�s Events 415.894.9254 anaisevents.com

Eighteenth Avenue Events 619.347.9475 eighteenthavenue.com

MIRA Events & Design 408.882.6609 mira-events.com

décor | rentals

consultants

cakes

A Spoonful of Sugar 415.944.9994 aspoonfulofsugarcakes.com

Amazáe Special Events 650.489.0507 amazaespecialevents.com

Bridevine & Branches 510.932.6315 bridevineandbranches.com

consultants

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The Registry at Bloomingdale's 800.888.2wed bloomingdales.com/registry

2 the 9s Events 415.876.0904 2the9sevents.com

consultants

bridal registry

décor | rentals

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Blueprint Studios 415.922.9004 | 855.922.9004 blueprintstudios.com

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floral design

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De Young Floral Events & Design 408.378.1580 deyoungflowers.com

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floral design

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Paul Robertson Floral Design 415.412.3374 prfloraldesign.com

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The Petal Company 925.249.0008 thepetalco.com

invitations

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Foiled Invitations 510.520.6749 foiledinvitations.com

photography

171

George Street Photo & Video 866.831.4103 georgestreetphoto.com

photography

Julie Mikos Photographer 510.681.7616 juliemikos.com

Mon Amie 714.546.5700 monamie.com

Doie Lounge doielounge.com

linens

photo booth

Wildflower Linen 866.965.7775 wildflowerlinens.com

The Vintage Photobox 831.264.8800 thevintagephotobox.com

photography

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Jasmine Lee Photography 415.987.0921 jasmineleephotography.com

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photography

Junshien International Photographers 408.840.3680 junshien.com

photography

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Lucie XYZ Photography 408.454.4006 luciexyz.com

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Baywood Inn 805.528.8888 baywoodinn.com

venues

Quail Lodge & Golf Club 831.620.8821 quaillodge.com/weddings

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venues

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venues

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venues

Rancho Las Lomas 949.888.3080 rancholaslomas.com

photography

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venues

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Chalk Hill 707.933.3314 chalkhill.com/visitestate/entertaining

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Hornblower Cruises & Events 855.538.7590 hornblowersf.com

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True Photography Weddings 858.345.1248 truephotographyweddings.com

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

Gundlach Bundschu 707.939.3006 gunbun.com/weddings

venues

photography

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