A Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Wedding

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Rebecca and Michael held their destination wedding in a spectacular park in San Francisco; but not just any park – the Golden Gate Park.  Hidden beneath beautiful trees, a sweet ceremony with an intimate crowd of friends and family stood by their side as they said “I do.”

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The bride’s style was to die for!  A Vera Wang wedding dress paired with love appropriate red heart adorned shoes and in lieu of a bouquet, a wrist corsage!

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Michael and Rebecca selected the location because… “San Francisco is our favourite city, we love everything about it.”

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Wooden benches dressed with pillows set the ceremony and blended nicely with the natural environment.

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Sweet and sentimental moments were shared during this darling ceremony.

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Then it was time for a few fabulous photo ops with destination wedding photographer, Jonas Peterson.

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A trolley car then took guests to the reception!

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An array of tea cups, orange florals and personal details awaited guests when they arrived.  “We wanted an eclectic mix of patterns & colours to create a fresh & happy atmosphere for us and for our guests.”

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Local beers and lavender cocktails were served to keep the magic of the city infused into every detail!

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And the day went off without a hitch!  “Everything ran smoothly from the beginning. Planning the day from the other side of the world was often time consuming & tricky with the time difference, but thankfully no real hiccups.”

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To wrap up the event, guests were given Ghiradelli chocolates in tin trolley car containers!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Jonas Peterson

Wedding Vendors: Ceremony: Golden Gate Park, Reception: Zazie, Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Florist: Loop Event Arts San Francisco


Destination Wedding in Carmel, CA

Carmel weddingsDenelle and Aaron wed in a sea of purple fantasy in one of California’s most beautiful places, Carmel.  Highlands Inn was the venue the duo selected for their “I do.”  The couple wanted a destination wedding with an ocean view and the property provided them just that – including an outdoor terrace for a jaw-dropping wedding ceremony site.  Carmel also proved to be the perfect spot for the groom’s love of hiking, the beach, and the great outdoors.  Located in the Big Sur area, the great outdoors of California doesn’t get much better than this!purple wedding detailsIt’s good luck for rain to fall on your wedding day, and Denelle and Aaron had lots of luck on their big day!  With rain in the morning, the clouds parted in time for them to wed on the terrace they had been dreaming of for months.  carmel destination weddingsThe ceremony design was a blend of the natural surroundings and the more modern purple dream of Denelle’s.  The softer pink and white tones of the bouquets added a romantic touch to this breathtaking ceremony.  And while both Aaron and Denelle looked flawless on their big day, their ring bearer did a pretty good job of stealing the show as he hurried down the aisle!carmel wedding venuesFor the reception, the couple opted for a buy-out in order to host dinner in the boutique property’s private member’s lobby.  MB Wedding Design and her team moved out all the furnishings so they could rebuild an atmosphere with a “Z Gallerie meets Anthropology vibe, a favorite of the bride’s while infusing the groom’s laid back style of West Elm and CB2.”  Michelle Barrionuevo-Mazzini of MB Wedding Design and Events described.place card ideas purplePurple, glamour, orchids, and bling were on the design menu and they wove those details through every turn in the evening.  An orchid pattern was created on the wedding invitation and translated right down to gobo on the dance floor and the centerpieces with Manzanita branches where phaleonopsis orchids were hung.  To infuse the local surroundings, Denelle and Aaron opted to include white river rocks at the base of these centerpieces and of course the branches brought the beautiful California forests inside for their event.

To finish the coordinating look, “The escort cards were designed with a tree and a branch filled with orchids and were displayed on wooden boxes in-between succulents against a rock wall and the table numbers were made out of wood and spray painted to match the wedding colors.”  Michelle explained. The perfect combination of indoor and outdoor Carmel.

And as the night progressed, the guests moved locations.  For dancing, the group gathered downstairs on a dance floor with a custom gobo illuminating the area.  Meanwhile, staff hurried to restore the lobby to its original state as the end of this evening of love approached.purple wedding decor

Congratulations Denelle & Aaron!!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Luna Photo

Wedding Vendors: Location & Catering: Hyatt Highlands Inn Carmel, Event Design & Planning: MB Wedding Design and Events, Cinematographer: Studio MSV, Floral Design: Asiel Design, Hair and Makeup: Professional Makeup Artistry – Maria Chang, Cake: Cake Coquette, Linens: Napa Valley Linens, Rentals: Hartmann Studios, DJ: Ruben Palma Jr., Lighting and Drape: Enhanced Lighting and Sound, Stationery: Cards de Luxe, Martini Luge: Clear Memories, Photo Booth: Light Sky Photo Booths


Elopement in San Francisco

Angela and Josh ran off to wed on a hillside in San Francisco overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. They held a small ceremony with their families at home before running away to share an intimate exchange of handwritten vows in a favorite Northern California destination, just the two of them, plus their photographer Studio222 Photography, who captured the moment beautifully. san-francisco-elopement

Angela and Josh married in San Francisco, CA on May 8, 2011.

Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer: Studio222 Photography