Sonoma Garden Wedding: Barry and Zarife

Barry and Zarife’s Sonoma garden wedding was elegant, playful, and entertaining, which is only fitting for the union of an Elvis impersonator and his green-thumbed bride. The couple chose a lovely, summer day for their Cotati wedding, which took place at the private home of a dear friend, and was coordinated by a Lissa Ferreira, …

Palace of Fine Arts Engagement Session: Kalona and David

Kalona and David’s Palace of Fine Arts engagement session was light, joyful, and fun–three of my favorite things–and it was a gorgeous day with wonderful light. In essence, it was a photographer’s dream, although it was a busy day and a lot of people had the same idea! (We had to strategically position ourselves so …

Lovely Bride San Francisco: Featuring Alexandra Grecco Wedding Gowns

This weekend, Lovely Bride on Union Street in San Francisco is having a trunk show featuring wedding gown designs by Alexandra Grecco. If you’re familiar with the designer, you already know her gowns are elegant, romantic, and ethereal. “Her designs are feminine and timeless,” says Lovely Bride owner Angie Chen. She’s right; Grecco’s gowns are …

Vintage San Francisco Wedding: The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin

This year, for the first time ever, the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco opened its doors to couples outside of the congregation, offering a new place for your vintage San Francisco wedding. It’s also great news if you’re someone who’s searching for ways to make your wedding memorable and/or different …

Tips to Help Your Guests Stay Cool at Your Summer Wedding

Your wedding day nightmare has come true: it’s so hot outside the caterers could cook your meal on the sidewalk and you’re worried your guest might melt… here’s how to help your guests stay cool at your summer wedding, and keep your cool while you’re at it! 1. Fans. Stash a cute hand-held fan under …

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding Venue: Vintage San Francisco

There are many reasons why the Julia Morgan Ballroom wedding venue is a premiere San Francisco wedding venue: sweeping cityscape views, Old World details like hand-carved wood and seductive neoclassical accents, and a lobby to die for. Housed in the Merchants’ Exchange Building at 465 California Street, the location is heard to beat: right in the heart …

Rancho Nicasio Summer Wedding: Lizzy + Sean

Lizzy and Sean’s Rancho Nicasio summer wedding was everything it should be: sweet, sunny, and surrounded by the golden Northern California hills. Guests traveled from all over the world–Venice, Ireland, and Australia, to name a few places– to attend. The venue is nestled in the sleepy haven of Nicasio, California, a tiny town “25 minutes …

The Coolest Wedding Photo Booth Ever: The Booth Bus

One fine day, while stuck in the middle of SF Bay Area traffic, I saw an awesome sight: The Booth Bus, a vintage Volkswagen (this one’s a 1970 model) that  now enjoys a new life as the coolest wedding photo booth. Now everyone knows that vintage VWs are the coolest vans ever, so it only …

Easy Wedding First Dance Choreography From a Wedding Dance Pro

The wedding first dance is the part of the wedding reception that makes couples nervous, but easy wedding first dance choreography from a wedding dance pro takes that experience from frightening to fun (and dare I say fantastic)! If you and your partner are anxious about your first dance then working with a wedding choreographer …