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Pittsburgh and SF Meet for a North Beach Wedding

Chris and Liz wanted a quintessential San Francisco wedding to celebrate the city where they met by chance two years ago. 

Liz lived in SF for seven years before she decided to drop everything and move to Hawaii with her best friend. The same day she made the decision, she headed to Lion's Pub to celebrate ... and met Chris. They dated for two months before Liz packed her bags and headed to Hawaii. Chris kept up the communication, and after three months on the island, Liz decided to move back to SF to give their relationship a shot. Two years later, they got married. 

Chris is from Pittsburgh and most of his family had never been to California, so the couple wanted a quintessential San Francisco experience for their nuptials. The wedding took place in North Beach, but kept things familiar by hosting a rehearsal dinner at the Pittsburgh-themed bar Giordano Brothers where Chris' grandfather played the accordion during the meal. 

On the big day, the newlyweds honored both cities with a jaunt around the iconic SF cable cars and a traditional Pittsburgh cookie bar cooked by Chris' aunts in lieu of a cake. 

Photographer: Red Eye Collection

Ceremony Venue: Saints Peter and Paul Church

Reception Venue: Bimbo’s 365 Club

Bride's Dress: Justin Alexander

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Weddington Way

Hair: Tranquil Spa

Makeup: Alli Stubbs, Social Beauty Co.

Florist: The Petal Company

Catering: La Forchetta Catering

Band: Foreverland


Doughnut Station: Harvey’s Gourmet Mini Donuts

Transportation: Classic Cable Car Charters

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.