San Franciscans Alexa and Mike came to the Napa Valley for their dream wine country wedding last October - there's just no other way to describe it.
Alison and Bryan's wedding was a perfect San Francisco affair.
When Gabrielle & Anthony met for the first time in San Francisco, it was truly love at first sight. And even though they met in a city that neither actually lived at the time, they embarked on a long-distance relationship, where their favorite getaways became trips to Napa & Sonoma. As Gabrielle recalls, "As soon as we were engaged to be married, we both knew without a question - Wine Country was the place for us to share with our friends and family all of the beauty that it holds. Walking into Vintners Inn, we realized that our dream of truly enjoying all the goodness of Wine Country in its surroundings outside, could be done here – we knew this was the place."
Marissa & Jesse were high school sweethearts from the Bay Area, and although they live in L.A., they wanted to get married near family and somehow make a beach wedding work in Northern California.
Taylor and Michael wanted the intimacy of an elopement yet the sophistication of a large wedding. This Eureka Valley couple opted for their home away from home, Sonoma Valley.
Brides and grooms to be, rev up your engines for San Francisco's wedding event of the year on February 9th. It's our very own Wedding Event at the St. Regis, an elegant evening that's an intimate alternative to the hustle and bustle of traditional wedding fairs. It brings together the best of local wedding fashion, cuisine, cocktails and bubbly with expert designers to inspire your own special day.
Ana and David met while attending Princeton University, although both are California natives.
The bride, Cassandra Vivers, arrived in an authentic San Francisco trolley, and the ceremony was held at Old St. Mary's next to Chinatown. The newlyweds held the reception at the historic Presidio Film Centre. Luckily, Cassandra is a planner for the same company who catered/planned this event. The get-away car was a vintage, convertible Mercedes Benz, with romantic license plates reading "02 4 U." Her shoes were glitter turquoise pumps with red finishes, while Connor Ogara's, her groom, tie sported a "lucky horse shoes" print. Tablescapes featuring hardy flowers burst with bright orange color palette and linens were "Williamsburg" print in blue.
Kris Branco had long been Erin Thacker’s secret crush, and she had been his. But she lived in San Francisco, and he lived in Providence, Rhode Island. They saw each other infrequently when visiting friends, so it didn’t seem to be in the cards. But while dancing at their friends' wedding, they couldn’t deny their feelings for each other. “I knew that I loved him the moment my hand touched his,” says Erin. “He kept whispering ‘you have no idea,’ so I knew he felt it too.” Two days later, she delayed her flight to SF for four hours just so they could be together at the airport.
"We wanted to get married in a place that represented us as a couple," says Jessica. "We chose Cornerstone Sonoma because it's fun, different, and a bit kooky—it's not too serious, and neither are we." The bride's bouquet showcased the event's color palette. "I'm drawn to muted, dusky colors," she says. "We chose soft green, pink, orange, and gray-blue." Jessica's vows contained a line from Moulin Rouge, a movie both she and Tim love: "Come what may, I will love you until my dying day."
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