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Mixing Old and New Memories

John and Olivia met on a blind date during their senior year of  college, about six weeks before they graduated. Needless to say, neither of them expected to begin a relationship at that point!

Luckily, they hit it off and both ended up moving to California (LA and SF respectively), and dated long-distance for about a year and a half before rejoining in the Bay. Though the period of Skype-dating and bi-monthly visits was fun, being in the same place was a million times better!

The couple chose Nicholson Ranch as the venue for their wedding because it was one of the first places they visited together in California. One of the first times John drove up to SF they drove to Sonoma for some wine tasting, and went to Nicholson Ranch (it was open later than the others–until 5:30 pm!). Once they started looking for venues, they wanted a place that felt special to them, and from there, everything fell into place.


Photographer: Diane Askew Photography

Hair Stylist: Cheveux Salon

Floral Designer: Fleurs de France

Venue: Nicholson Ranch

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.