It was hard not to jump for joy along with these two lovebirds! Ted and Raz traveled from Hong Kong to San Francisco City Hall to marry one another. They are hoping that marriage equality becomes the norm everywhere (amen) But until then, they decided to commit to one another in glorious San Francisco, the first of their friends to do so. Ted and Raz, congratulations on your happy day, and I look forward to your wedding party in Thailand next year!
I had so much fun bopping around the city with Angela and KB! Their elegant and simple wedding ceremony was at the beautiful Fay Park, which is close to North Beach and Russian Hill, both of which have lots of great backdrops for photos. The food at Gioia Pizzeria was absolutely incredible, and we even found a pizza wall painting during our photo session at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Makeup: Shari Fiel, www.lipserviceartist.com
Dress: Lace & Liberty, www.laceandliberty.com
reception: Gioia Pizza - https://www.gioiapizzeria.com/
cupcakes by: Noe Valley Bakery - https://noevalleybakery.com/
Flowers: Jessica Mcelhattan
Day of coordination: Nadia Ibrahim
While it may have been a foggy summer day in San Francisco, this wedding at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio was full of warmth. Stefano and Jessica created a beautiful celebration of their international love. Italy was represented with the wondrous Con Te Partiro by Andrea Bocelli for their first dance, and Prince's 1999 got all of the Americans and Italians dancing. Neither of them seemed too nervous by their friends' choice of folding chairs(!) to hoist them up during the hora... (I must admit, I was a bit nervous) Mazel tov and Evviva gli sposi, Jessica and Stefano!
A perfect spring day graced this wedding that began at San Francisco City Hall and adventured around the city in a Classic Cable Car, stopping at Fort Point and Baker Beach. What is better than dancing on a trolley car, drinking Veuve Clicquot while simultaneously taking in the view of the Golden Gate Bridge? Not much! Felicitations à Anna et Rabea!
Marcus and Lisa got married at a small church in the village of Kals am Großglockner, a town at the base of the tallest mountain in Austria in east Tyrol. This wedding blended traditional elements with modern sophistication, as the guests and wedding party stayed at the hip Gradonna Mountain Resort surrounded by the glorious mountains. I never knew lederhosen could look so good! According to my informal poll, the majority of Austrians have never seen "The Sound of Music" - but the hills were definitely alive for this one!
This wedding party included furry friends! Jillian and Matthew brought along their kids, by which I mean their dogs. They dressed up for the fun, and I was equal parts laughing and barking (to get the dog's attention) I love shoots like this!
Dress by BHLDN. Jewelry was hand designed by Brooklyn designer Emily Amey, bracelet by Mikimoto. Matt’s suit was Cifonelli, shoes were Allen Edmonds. Hair by Huy at Revamp Salon; Doggie outfits by Petco. Not just Flowers in the Castro did the bouquet and Matt’s boutonnière.
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Susanna and Hamid's wedding at the Piedmont Community Hall was full of so many of the things I love about weddings - overflowing love, music, community support, beautiful details, and pure exuberance (and it was nestled in the redwoods!) The ceremony included music performed by their friends, and a honey ritual rooted in Persian tradition. After dinner, the amazing John Brother's Piano company got everyone dancing to their unique sound of early jazz, stride, and swing. I couldn't help but dance myself!
I had serious fashion envy at this gorgeous Sonoma County wedding; from the Mr. Turk suits to the guest's colorful bowties, this wedding was a dream! Chris and David were full of heart and smiles; their joy and love were absolutely contagious. The ceremony was outside by the pool, with a stunning view of Sonoma valley. After cocktail hour the dinner reception moved to a bocce ball court amidst the vines.Christopher Lee at Taste Catering styled the wedding to perfection. Swoon!