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Wedded Bliss By the Bay

Mike and Carley met in 2006 in what they describe as “true Chicago fashion” – over a beer. The two connected after friends had a feeling they would be a good pair and dragged them to a neighborhood bar.

 From there the two began their life together and in 2010 decided it was time for a big change. Mike had always wanted to live in California and after just one visit to San Francisco the two decided to move across the country.

In May 2011 Mike proposed to Carley on a trip to Yosemite. The two got engaged on the top of Yosemite falls, surrounded by the drama and beauty of nature. But, when it came to choosing their wedding location they decided that there was no better place in the world than their new hometown.

The couple finally decided on the Presidio Chapel and Golden Gate Yacht Club on their big day to show off the beauty of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge and the Marina neighborhood where they live. Their beautiful ceremony was a true celebration  with their closes friends and family.

Photographer: Julie Cahill Photography

Event Planner: Quintana Events

Reception: Golden Gate Yacht Club

Cake Designer: Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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.