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A Mid-City Wedding with Breathtaking Views

Laura and Tom's elegant San Francisco wedding took our breath away.

The couple's traditional Catholic ceremony took place at the iconic Mission Dolores where both Laura's mother and father walked her down the aisle. The bride looked gorgeous in a flowy gown with a delicate gold belt. An intimate reception at Hotel Adagio followed. The couple snuck onto the roof of the hotel to capture stunning photos in front of the city skyline. Back at the party, the newlyweds cut and served pie for dessert before spending the night dancing with family and friends.

From the bride:

"We wanted to have an intimate wedding that was indicative of what SF meant to us – historical architecture and tradition with amazing views of a thriving urban downtown skyline. We were so happy with our venue choices as that was the hardest part for us! Having our ceremony at the Old Mission Dolores, the oldest building in San Francisco followed by our reception at Adagio with its amazing city windows and access to a balcony right off the dinner area was perfect.

When it came to desserts, we wanted to have something that was a bit more unique and casual and that we both really enjoyed eating as an everyday dessert, so we went with pies and gelato. Our guest enjoyed it as they could mix and match flavors and keep going back for seconds!

One of the most memorable moments was definitely creating all the flower arrangements from the ceremony to the reception. It was a family affair on the bride’s side as we hand-picked all the flowers the day before the wedding from the SF Flower Mart. This is not for the faint of heart. However, in the end, the flowers had a special meaning and the memories of family bonding time during a wedding will last forever."

Photographer: Ken Kienow

Ceremony Location: Mission Dolores 

Reception Location: Hotel Adagio

Pies: Mission Pie

Gelato: La Copa Loca Gelato

Event Planner: Special Occasions Event Planning

Flowers: Bride’s family arranged flowers from SF Flower Mart. 

Bride’s bouquet, hair piece, and boutonnieres: Bell & Trunk Flowers 

Preferred Vendors

Swedenborgian Church: Not Your Average Church Wedding

An extraordinary venue in the heart of the city with a secret garden and an historic sanctuary where you will be married by candlelight.

Church Street Flowers

Church Street Flowers is a full service floral boutique specializing in custom creations for every occasion.

Les Cent Culottes

French Lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery & jewelry perfect for brides. 

San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart

With over 125 Bay Area vendors and the largest selection in the Bay Area, the SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart has your wedding needs covered from head to toe. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,

Spa and Casino

Create cherished lifelong memories in the stunning alpine setting at Tahoe’s newly renovated and only lakefront 4-diamond resort. 

Nordstrom Wedding Suites -

San Francisco Centre and Valley Fair

From your dress to every little detail, our Wedding Stylists will help bring your bridal vision to life, including looks for your entire wedding party.

Dream a Little Dream Events

Custom wedding and event planning company for the stylish bride.