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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The wedding first dance is the part of the wedding reception that makes a lot of 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 […]

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Everyone wants to have memorable wedding photographs AND a memorable wedding; the good news is it’s not as hard as you think. Many couples feel the pressure to put together the perfect day, with color-coordinated attire, linens, cocktails, and socks, but the truth is that none of these things really matter. What does matter is […]

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I got my first taste of the magnificence of Indian weddings when I visited India in 2010, so I was ecstatic about photographing the Sangeet for Raj and Danielle’s Indian wedding in Sonoma. Family and friends were traveling from India and around the world to attend the event and enjoy a full weekend together in […]

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Designed by famed architect Julia Morgan, who also designed Hearst Castle for William Randolph Hearst, the Berkeley City Club. a vintage wedding venue in Berkeley, CA, is one of Berkeley’s best-kept secrets. In fact, Berkeley City Club is also known as the “Little Castle” since Miss Morgan was also building the Hearst Castle and many of […]

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