Gorgeous Gold Winter Ballroom Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 06, 2014


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Katie and Kevin were married in a traditional church ceremony at the Chapel of our Lady followed by a reception at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, Calif. on March 21. “It was actually the first (and only) place that Kevin and I looked at,” Katie said. “We walked into the Chapel of our Lady and immediately fell in love with the gorgeous beams above us and the stunning glass window behind the altar. It was where we wanted to get married without a doubt. After we toured the Golden Gate Club, with the amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, we were completely sold.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with off-the-shoulder capped sleeves, accessorized with a finger-tip length veil in her loose half-up/half-down curls, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a white tie. “The way the chapel looked when the doors opened for me to walk down the aisle, seeing it packed with our loved ones, the bridal party all lined up in the front, and the smile on Kevin’s face made for an absolutely perfect moment,” she said. Following the intimate nuptials, guests traveled to the reception complete with buffet dinner stations like a Cheese and Nacho bar, tables decorated with chevron runners, and glass centerpieces filled with hydrangeas, greenery, and fiddle heads. The newlyweds’ favorite moment? “The speeches!” Katie said. “They were the perfect combination of touching memories, hilarious anecdotes, and well wishes. My dad’s in particular was supremely heartwarming.”

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Photography: Michelle Damas Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Chapel of our Lady | Reception Venue: The Golden Gate Club | Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Caterer: Toast Catering | DJ: Elite Entertainment | Videography: Jon Aaseng | Cake: Creative International | Event Planner:Ashley Stanfield | Shoes: Kate Spade | Hair and Makeup Artist: Katie Hoxter | Floral Designer: Sue Wood | Officiants: Fathers Jim MacDonald and Tom Martin | Ceremony Musician: Dan Zemelman

Anjali & Girish

April 2010

San Francisco, CA


Intimate Tavern Wedding in San Francisco

Posted by Jeffra on May 17, 2011

April 23, 2011

San Francisco, CA

From Donna at Pineapple Planet: “The Beautiful Bride and her Debonair Groom chose the 100 year old, charming Swedenborgian Church in Pacific Heights for their ceremony.   This San Francisco treasure was the perfect place to start their perfect day.  From here, the couple with their family and friends traveled to the Financial District of San Francisco to Chef Tyler Florence’s restaurant, Wayfare Tavern where they enjoyed an amazing, family style dinner of Organic fried chicken, Braised beef short ribs, Wild mushroom grits and Baked Macaroni and Cheese.  Desserts consisted of Warm Sticky Pudding and Mini Double Chocolate Cupcakes.   Vintage postcards – hung from the dining chairs ~ depicted each guests personality or interest and made for a fun, creative way to find your place setting.  Favorite quotes of the Bride & Groom were on the lovely gifts they provided to their guests.  It was a beautiful, detailed, intimate, elegant, cozy, loving ceremony and reception.”

Photographer: Jihan Cerda Photography | Wedding Planning, Design & Decor, Vintage Rentals, Florals:  Pineapple Planet | Personal Shopper & Stylist:  Sylvie Forsmann, Saks Fifth Avenue | Table Runner & Napkin Rings: Encore Events Rentals | Napkins: WildFlower Linens | Ceremony Venue:  Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco | Reception Venue: Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco

Glamorous San Francisco Wedding: Taraneh + Nikos

Posted by Jeffra on Apr 26, 2011

The look and feel of this wedding reminds me of classic royalty. The brides dress is a statement ball gown, complete with a tiara and beaded bodice. The decor, based on simple ivory accents, is stunning and compliments the venue perfectly. Thanks to BLR Life Photography & Cinema for sharing it with us!

Taraneh & Nikos

San Francisco, CA

June 2010

Photographer: BLR Life Photography & Cinema | Caterer: The Fairmont San Francisco | Event Planner: Amazing Flowers and Events | Reception Venue:  The Fairmont San Francisco | Cinema and Video: BLR Life Photography & Cinema

Wedding in a Week Recap: San Francisco 2010

Posted by Jeffra on Jan 12, 2011

We received a few more detail shots and the wedding video from our San Francisco My Wedding in a Week and had to share (and also get everyone excited for the upcoming DC Wedding!)!  A special thanks to Vas Photography for the Photos and Cinematt for the video!


Marry me: Medel and Jen

Vas Photography | Cinematt