Wedding Planning San Francisco Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Grier Cooper Photography
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If you’re planning a wedding and you love vintage architecture like I do, you’ll want to check out our picks for The Top 10 Historic Wedding Venues in San Francisco. Whether you’re looking for a rustic farmhouse, or an elegant Victorian, we’ve got you covered. Lyford House A gorgeous location and beautiful outdoor setting makes […]

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family photos San Francisco

It’s a common scenario for couples to have difficulty staying on track with family photos and understanding why it matters on your wedding day. Staying on track with family photos is one of the key components to a successful wedding day, so it’s super important to plan this part of the day so it proceeds […]

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If I could show you 7 ways to improve your wedding reception toasts right now, would you be interested? Wedding reception toasts are a significant part of your wedding day; some people love ’em, some not so much, but a bit of thought and preparation beforehand guarantees they’ll go smoothly. Let’s dive in so your […]

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wedding first dance

Your wedding first dance first dance: one of the most romantic moments of your wedding day, your moment to shine as a couple… yet sadly, it’s also one of the most overlooked parts of wedding planning. Most couples don’t know how to prepare, or have much experience out on the dance floor, but whether you […]

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A wedding day survival kit is a must. While we hope you don’t have any emergencies on your day, it’s always better to have supplies on hand so you are prepared. Through all the weddings we’ve photographed in the past several years, it seemed like every wedding couple forgot at least a few of these […]

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Beach wedding Northern California

If you’re thinking of getting married on the beach, chances are you’re looking for ways to make it successful; that why we put together our favorite beach wedding tips for you! If you want a simple, stress-free day, here are 5 things you must do if you’re having a beach wedding. Read on so your […]

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One of the most common questions I get from clients is whether or not to do a first look wedding. My answer: It’s a personal choice; there isn’t just one answer, and there are great arguments for either option.

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pantone color institute

When Ultra-Violet was announced as 2018’s Pantone Color of the Year , the crowds went wild; what better time to put together a little wedding inspo featuring the color purple? All of you Prince fans understand the complexities of purple; it’s not just symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. It’s also evocative, a color associated […]

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If you’ve been to a wedding where the newlyweds were noticeably absent all through cocktail hour and beyond, most likely the holdup was the group wedding photos.  If not properly managed, group wedding photos can equal chaos–with all of the large groups of people to manage, they become a huge time suck. But have no […]

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The recipe for the best wedding cocktail hour photos. There are a few must-haves if you want to have the best wedding cocktail hour photos. Food, drinks, music, and all your favorite people- it doesn’t get better than that! However, as a San Francisco wedding photographer, I’ve noticed that there are some key elements that […]

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