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Now THIS was a super fun wedding!! Carly + Bryant were surrounded by their closest friends and family all day for their beautiful wedding at the Sonoma Golf Club. Not only did Carly and her bridesmaids look like total supermodels, the couple’s joyful spirit could not have been more present throughout the day – their excitement just oozed out of them! Major thanks to Violet at The Makeup Dolls for beautifying the ladies, not to mention the backdrop of the hotel & venue were so stunning especially with the clean, crisp white floral arrangements by Vanda Floral Design. Carly & Bryant ended the evening with one EPIC dance party, so keep scrolling to catch all the fun memories from their day!!

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Vendor Credits

Getting Ready Location // Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Wedding Venue // Sonoma Golf Club

Photos // Cheers Babe Photo

Planning + Coordination // Maryssa of Hannah Smith Events and Save The Date!

Floral // Vanda Floral Design

HMUA // The Makeup Dolls

Rentals // Encore Event Rentals + Bright Event Rentals

DJ // DJ Aykut

Invite // Minted

calligraphy + signage // Paper Supply Station + Pink Posies and Pearls

Dress // Jovani

Tux // The Black Tux

Bridesmaid Dresses // Lulus

Rings // SF Diamond Exchange

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The inspiration for this shoot was the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi

the Japanese art of finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay — celebrating cracks, crevices and all other marks that time, weather and love leave behind

For years, I’ve been drawn to this Japanese idea that things get more and more beautiful with age and wear.

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When I shared this idea with planner, Kellyne of Hand & Heart Events, she immediately thought of a monochromatic shoot incorporating dried florals and pampas grass (hello, pretty!). For the tabletop decor, she chose handcrafted ceramics because she wanted to incorporate the imperfection that comes with handmade goods. Each plate has its own unique marks, color, and texture — embracing the idea that beauty can be found in asymmetry and imbalance. To nod to Japanese heritage and western custom, each setting was set with chopsticks and a fork and knife. For the custom cocktails, she chose two cocktail glasses that featured the traditional Japanese “Yari” pattern. This is a common technique used in Japanese glass making and refers to the weave pattern on the glass. We were even lucky enough to have a professional bartender create a custom cocktail using traditional Japanese whiskey and ingredients!

The stationery suite and paper goods were created by the very talented Stephanie of Bowerbird Atelier, who was inspired by natural textures, and used handmade paper overlaid with vellum for a romantic effect. Classic typography was paired with illustrations of cherry blossoms to symbolize spirituality, beauty and impermanence. The menu cards were embellished with blossoms embedded in pearlescent wax for an extra touch of natural elegance. She used broken pieces of neutral ceramic pottery for the place cards, embellished with a gold edge to mimic Kintsugi (the Japanese art of highlighting broken lines with real gold when fixing ceramics). This nod to the practice of the kintsugi tradition is also reflected on the stunning cake created by Natty Cakes.

The floral creations were the genius of Carrie from Boheme Tipi Events! She created a stunning asymmetrical ceremony altar anchored by a giant dried palm. Her hanging pampas grass installation above the table made the perfect wow-moment impact on the design. One of my favorite little details of this shoot is the way the accordion silk fabric of the bride’s dress mimics the fan palms used throughout the decor! The bride wore a gorgeous champagne diamond ring from Lauren Wolf Jewelry to match the monochrome look of the shoot. Scroll to the bottom to check out all of my talented collaborators – this was a fun one! Also head to 100 Layer Cake to see our feature!

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Vendor Credits

Photography + Art Direction // Cheers Babe Photo

Planning, Styling + Decor // Hand & Heart Events

Paper Goods + Signage // Bowerbird Atelier

Floral Design // Boheme Tipi Events

Hair + Makeup // Beauty by Lia

Cake // Natty Cakes

Bar // John McKenna

Models // Hannah Tokuno & Alex via Stars Management 

Jewelry // Lauren Wolf Jewelry via Shop Esqueleto

Dress // Alexandra Grecco via Lovely Bride SF

Suit // Knot Standard

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Minimalist Wabi Sabi Inspired Styled Wedding // Featured on 100 Layer Cake

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Rosie & Joe’s millennial pink wedding at Korakia in Palm Springs was featured on 100 Layer Cake this week! Beyond being excited about the feature – I just have to say what a privilege it was to play the role of photographer in this wedding day because it was such a unique and special day for a truly amazing couple. Rosie & Joe are the coolest, most stylist & fun, modern couple I’ve photographed in a while – I loved every second of their wedding day! They opted for a day that 100% matched who they are as a couple. Everything just felt so genuine from the design all the way to their beautiful vows to one another.
 
Being at one of Palm Springs’ most incredible venues, Korakia, I already knew the day would feel bohemian and travel-inspired, but I love how they chose to bring in a ton of fun with millennial pink details throughout, mismatching bridesmaid dresses, a custom-designed gown made by the bride’s sister and a totally modern version of a chuppah. They even wove Jewish tradition throughout the day to honor Rosie’s family. Of course, all the blooms from Siren Floral Co. were absolutely breathtaking, and everyone’s hair and makeup was flawless all day thanks to Cheek to Cheek Artistry

The couple opted for a traditional first look – an emotional one as Rosie walked down the aisle, which was precious. I had to hold back a lot of tears during the ceremony myself! From the moment Rosie circled Joe 7 times to their beautifully written vows – I think every guest felt the heart behind each moment. After they were married, these two threw an unmatchable dance party in the desert. I hope you enjoy all these photos!

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Vendor Credits

Venue // Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs, CA

Photos // Jess + Christa for Cheers Babe Photo

Coordination // Sarah Peterson

Florals + Design // Siren Floral Co.

Hair & Makeup // Cheek to Cheek Artistry

Rentals // Signature Party Rentals & Planks and Patina

Video // La Boheme Life

Catering // Whoa Nelly

Bar // The Whaling Club

DJ // Dart Collective

Cake // Over the Rainbow Desserts

Dress // Naomi Spindel (the bride’s sister!)

Groom’s Tux // The Black Tux

Groom’s Shoes // Wolf & Shepherd

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Rosie + Joe’s Korakia Palm Springs Wedding // Featured on 100 Layer Cake

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Hello my Santa Barbara bride-to-be’s!! How tired are you of googling a million places in this vast state to find the picture perfect wedding venue? Probs real tired. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best, coolest, prettiest, cutest, dreamiest Santa Barbara wedding venues that I recommend you visit first! These are fool-proof and gorgeous – sign on their dotted line and call a sista up, because I’m SO there. 🙂

If you haven’t seen my LA Wedding Venue List, Bay Area Wedding Venue List, Orange County Venue List or Palm Springs Wedding Venue List, be sure to check those out if you’re thinking about other parts of California!

Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm

I am obsessed with this perfect greenhouse venue! It’s also right near the ocean!

Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm / Best Wedding Venues in Santa Barbara

Firestone Vineyard

Everything you could want – vines, a perfect oak tree, historic home to get ready in & a barn-style ballroom.

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The Goodland Hotel

Quirky & fun hotel with unique decor details that will definitely spark joy!

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Villa & Vine

Gorgeous Spanish architecture with a modern interior – the courtyard is amazing at night!

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Old Mission Santa Barbara

The columns are pink!! Need I say more?

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San Ysidro Ranch

The gardens are stunning! My favorite is their field of lavender!

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Dos Pueblos Ranch

Ocean-view ceremony & a barn reception

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Blue Sky Center

The ultimate glamping wedding spot!

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

There’s a view of the ocean, gorgeous Spanish tile steps and some of the most amazing light I’ve ever seen.

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Belmond El Encanto

I seriously don’t know what to say other than this place is perfection!

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Santa Barbara Zoo

Think classy jurassic park vibes haha!

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Four Seasons Biltmore

This place is so luxurious!

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Get a massage the day of your wedding while your boo plays a round of golf with his boys!

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Sunstone Winery

Wanna feel like you’re having a wedding in Tuscany without the jet lag? This is where you go!

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Photo Credit in order from top to bottom:

Jodee Debes Photography, Cheers Babe Photo, Erin J Saldana Photography, Gaby J Photography, James & Jess, The Great Romance Photo, Jana Williams, Lisse Lundin, Jenny Quicksall, Belmond El Encanto, Wild Whim Design & Photography, Cheers Babe Photo for The Day.Collective, Michelle Beller and Jen Huang

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You’ve been asked to be a groomsman in your good friend’s wedding — you’re thrilled for your dude, but if you’re honest with yourself, you’re already feeling stressed about your role! How much is this gonna cost? Do I have to make a toast? Will I look good in the photos?

You’ve come to the right place! This post is packed with my very best groomsman tips that will not only make you a best groomsman, but they’ll keep you sane & having fun in the process!

Treat yo self

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this photo is by Walker Studios, the remainder are by Cheers Babe Photo

Get a fresh haircut, gentlemen! Trust me, you wanna look your best for these photos!

Remember your why

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I know that being a groomsman can begin to feel time-consuming and really tighten your budget and that can feel frustrating. Whenever you begin to have negative feelings about the wedding or resenting the groom, speak this affirmation (I’m serious – it might feel cheesy, but it’ll help): “My dude needs me & this will show him how much I care about him”.

Keep the Room Clean

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Often times I have to take time away from photographing the groom to move water bottles, tissues, luggage, and things of that nature out of the photo’s frame during getting ready photos. Designate a side room for everyone’s personal belongings and keep food and beverages off of tables in the main space.

Set a Vibe

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You know the groom better than I do, so bring along a speaker & play the jams you think will get him into the best mood. Some grooms want a chill vibe while getting ready – maybe sports on the TV even & others want all Chance the Rapper and tequila shots, but there’s nothing worse than being photographed in an awkwardly quiet room!

Support our Dude

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Advocate for the groom and his feelings on the wedding day, especially if a family member is stressing him out over an unimportant detail. If he’s feeling nervous, be a calming presence and remind him how special his bride is!

Help a Brotha Out

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Throughout the day, keep an eye on the groom’s jacket & boutonniere, making sure there’s no dust spots and that the flowers haven’t flipped upside down.

Be Confident

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You may be camera shy, but know that the more you relax in front of the camera, the better your photos will turn out. Carry yourself like you’re at your 5th GQ photo shoot & don’t forget to roll those shoulders back to have good posture. Make sure the top button on your jacket is buttoned for photos unless you’re sitting or have your arms around someone. When in doubt, hands in your pockets looks better than criss-crossing your hands in front of you. Also be sure to smile as you walk into the ceremony! Let yourself feel the emotions of the day too – ugly cry, belly laugh, whatever you need to do – don’t hold back!

Toast Tips

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Aim for a three-minute speech—that sounds short until you’re standing in front of 100 people. First, establish how you know the groom. Then add something funny (but not embarrassing) and something sentimental.

Dude, you’re ready! Have fun!

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You’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid in your good girlfriend’s wedding — you’re thrilled for your gal, but if you’re honest with yourself, you’re already feeling stressed about your role! How much is this gonna cost? What if I don’t like my dress? Will I look good in the photos?

You’ve come to the right place! This post is packed with my very best bridesmaid tips that will not only make you a perfect bridesmaid, but they’ll keep you sane & happy in the process!

Treat yo self

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If you haven’t already done it as a group, go get a mani-pedi before wedding day, babe! Consider asking the bride who she’s hiring for her hair & makeup and ask how much it will cost for you to have them do your hair & makeup that morning. Trust me, having professional hair & makeup will make you feel as confident as Beyoncé in front of the camera!

Remember your why

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I know that being a bridesmaid can begin to feel time-consuming and really tighten your budget and that can feel frustrating. Whenever you begin to have negative feelings about the wedding or resenting the bride, speak this affirmation: “My girl needs me & this will show her how much I love her”.

Keep the Room Clean

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Often times I have to take time away from photographing the bride & her details to move water bottles, tissues, bridesmaids luggage (you. girls. have. so. much. stuff.), and things of that nature out of the photo’s frame during getting ready photos. Designate a side room for everyone’s personal belongings and keep food and beverages off of tables in the main space.

Set a Vibe

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You know your girl better than I do, so bring along a speaker & play the jams you think will get her into the best mood. Some brides want a chill vibe while getting ready & others want all Ariana Grande, but there’s nothing worse than being photographed in an awkwardly quiet room!

Support our Girl

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Advocate for the bride and her feelings on the wedding day, especially if a family member is stressing her out over an unimportant detail. If she’s feeling nervous, be a calming presence and remind her how special her groom is! Also please make sure she eats something before photos!

Help a Sista Out

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Throughout the day, keep an eye on the bride’s dress, making sure it’s not dragging through a dirty spot on the floor and helping bustle when it’s time for the reception. Bonus points for carrying the bride’s lipstick & giving her a touch up when she needs it.

Be Confident

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You may be camera shy, but know that the more you relax in front of the camera, the better your photos will turn out. Carry yourself like the queen that you are & don’t forget to roll those shoulders back to have good posture. During the processional, make sure to hold your bouquet with your hands right at your belly button. Most importantly, smile as you walk down the aisle! Let yourself feel the emotions of the day too – ugly cry, belly laugh, whatever you need to do – don’t hold back!

Toast Tips

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Aim for a three-minute speech—that sounds short until you’re standing in front of 100 people. First, establish how you know the bride. Then add something funny (but not embarrassing) and something sentimental.

Girl, you ready now! Have fun!

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Hello my Orange County and San Diego bride-to-be’s!! How tired are you of googling a million places in this vast state to find the picture perfect wedding venue? Probs real tired. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best, coolest, prettiest, cutest, dopest Orange County and San Diego wedding venues that I recommend you visit first! These are fool-proof and gorgeous – sign on their dotted line and call a sista up, because I’m SO there. 🙂

If you haven’t seen my LA Wedding Venue List and the Bay Area Wedding Venue List or Palm Springs Wedding Venue List, be sure to check those out if you’re thinking about other parts of California!

Hangar 21 // Fullerton, CA

This place is a super cool white airplane hangar. You can do a helicopter grand entrance!!

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Franciscan Gardens // San Juan Capistrano, CA

This little venue is like a French garden smack in the middle of South Orange County.

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Rancho Las Lomas // Silverado, CA

Gorgeous Spanish mansion in the foothills of Orange County

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Lido House // Newport Beach, CA

Just blocks from the beach & full of modern, nautical vibes.

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The Harper // Costa Mesa, CA

I love this all white, natural-light space – so dreamy.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano // San Juan Capistrano, CA

There is just so much history here! Such a stunning place to tie the knot.

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Huntington Bay Club // Huntington Beach, CA

Beach? Check. Marina? Check. Palm Trees? Check. Need anything else?

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The 1912 // Santa Ana, CA

This spot is so cool! There’s amazing natural light & a super cool feature wall.

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Studio de la Flor // Carlsbad, CA

This little studio is the perfect spot for an intimate, laidback wedding or elopement dinner party.

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Building 177 // San Diego, CA

This place is all the loft vibes and natural light for days!

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Puesto at The Headquarters // San Diego, CA

Let’s be real, who doesn’t wanna eat Mexican food at your wedding?

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Photo Credit in order from top to bottom:

Hangar 21, Franciscan Gardens, Studio EMP, Lido House, Braedon Flynn, Mission San Juan Capistrano, McCune Photography, Mink Photography, Jessica Rice Co., Gantes Co. and Puesto.

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Hello my Palm Springs bride-to-be’s!! How tired are you of googling a million places in this perfect desert town to find the picture perfect wedding venue? Probs real tired. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best, coolest, prettiest, cutest, dopest Palm Springs wedding venues that I recommend you visit first! These are fool-proof and gorgeous – sign on their dotted line and call a sista up, because I’m SO there. 🙂

If you haven’t seen my LA Wedding Venue List and the Bay Area Wedding Venue List, be sure to check those out if you’re thinking about other parts of California!

The Pond Estate

Pink Paradise in the desert … need I say more?

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Korakia

Want to make all of your Marrakesh daydreams come true? This is your chance!

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Colony 29

Yep, this is where Whitney Port got married! SUCH a gorgeous place with alllllll the plants!

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Avalon Hotel

Classic Mid-Century Modern design at this perfect hotel – love the black & white of this place.

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Ace Hotel & Swim Club

This place brings the party – also has probably the most fun pool scene in the desert.

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The Saguaro Palm Springs

Um, hello COLOR!!! I’m convinced this is what the inside of my brain looks like.

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Sands Hotel & Spa

PINK + PATTERNS = HAPPY ME

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O’Donnell House

I love this spot because you get a view from above, which is really unique in a totally flat desertscape! Also, when the bougainvillea is blooming, the ceremony spot is insanely pretty!

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Parker Palm Springs

Truly an iconic entrance! MCM for daysssssss.

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The Living Desert

You can get married at the zoo! Giraffes, zebras, basically all the fun & cute animals as your wedding backdrop – cute!!

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Frederick Loewe Estate

Again, super authentic Mid-Century Modern design & one of the coolest homes ever.

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La Chureya

This place is a hidden gem – I didn’t even know about it until recently and I’m like a desert stalker. It’s like a backyard vibe in the desert, super chill.

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Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate

Once again, super authentic Mid-Century Modern design coolness! Yes, this was actually Sinatra’s house!

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Photo Credit in order from top to bottom:

Pura Soul Photography, Cheers Babe Photo, Hannah Costello Photography, Lauren Scotti, California Weekend Magazine, Cheers Babe Photo, Sands Hotel & Spa, Cheers Babe Photo, Jessica Kettle, Summer Shea Photography, Sarah Falugo, Studio Castillero, and Frank Sinatra Estate.

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Hello my Bay Area bride-to-be’s!! How tired are you of googling a million places in this vast state to find the picture perfect wedding venue? Probs real tired. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best, coolest, prettiest, cutest, dopest San Francisco Bay Area wedding venues that I recommend you visit first! These are fool-proof and gorgeous – sign on their dotted line and call a sista up, because I’m SO there. 🙂

If you haven’t seen my LA Wedding Venue List, be sure to check those out if you’re thinking about SoCal!

 

SF Proper

The Conservatory of Flowers

Any crazy plant ladies out there? Not only is the outside of the greenhouse structure the perfect white ceremony backdrop, the interior is full of tropical plants! Check out a recent engagement session I photographed there!

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The Pearl

A thing of Rooftop Dreams! The indoor reception area is just as cool.

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Hotel Vitale

Rooftop views of the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge and walking distance to the piers. Need I say more?

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San Francisco Ferry Building

This place is so iconic to SF and right by the water! You can easily see the Bay Bridge from outside and hear the romantic ticking of the train departure sign.

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Asian Art Museum

This place has class for daysssss. Gives you that New York Public Library vibe here on the West Coast!

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SF Proper Hotel

The best rooftop bar in SF! This boutique hotel was designed by genius, Kelly Wearstler, so obviously it’s freaking amazing! One of my favorite spots to grab a drink at sunset!

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Terra Gallery

The perfect white loft & blank canvas – you could seriously pull anything off here!

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Wine Country

Kunde Family Winery

Wait, am I in the South of France? Sure feels like it. Also … three words: Wine Cave Reception! I’m photographing a wedding here in July and I cannot wait to share it with you!

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Solage Calistoga

Luxe Calistoga spot by the Auberge Hotel group, who always slay. I had the privilege of photographing a wedding here last year (peek it here) and I get to go back for another this Fall! Keep it coming, brides!

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Olympia’s Valley Estate

The perfect Petaluma estate complete with barn-style reception space. Yes, that’s lavender lining the walkway to the front door!

Trentadue Winery

Vines, grassy lawn, rose-covered walls, what more could you ask for?

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Macarthur Place

The lightness of this place makes me feel like they took the best of Malibu and combined it with the best of Sonoma.

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Chateau St. Jean

Literal perfection – everything you’d expect to find in Sonoma (or the south of France for that matter).

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East Bay

Oakland Museum of California

This place is perfect for the artistic & creative couple – plus, there’s a great view of Oakland & Lake Merritt from the terrace – bonus!

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Wente Vineyards

The East Bay actually has a totally thriving wine country of it’s own! It’s called the Tri-Valley area & Wente is a gorgeous spot right in the heart of Livermore.

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Ruth Bancroft Garden

Want a Palm Springs wedding vibe without having to leave the Bay? Here’s your answer!

Temescal Brewing

I’ll be honest – I don’t know if these guys allow weddings for just anyone, but I’ve seen them do at least one. This spot is one of our favorites in our town to grab a cold beer and chill – the interior is cute af and the patio is so relaxing and perfect for a laid-back reception!

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Palm Pavillion

Another East Bay wine country spot, but one with a city-loft vibe – best of both worlds!

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NorCal Destination Spots

Tahoe Mountain Club

Lake Tahoe is an incredible destination spot! The view from this balcony is insane – plus, you can take a fun gondola ride and if you did a winter wedding, there’d be snow!!

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Bear Flag Farm

Iconic lavender fields with the whimsical ferris wheel in the back! It was voted the #1 wedding venue for great service in the American West by BRIDES Magazine and one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveller.

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BLOC Venue

This place is all about TEXTURE! White brick, natural brick, garage doors, it’s just stinkin’ cool.

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Photo Credit in order from top to bottom:

Steve Cowell Photo, Anna Wu, This Love of Yours, Melanie Duerkopp, Jose Villa, Cheers Babe Photo, Rebecca Yale, OneLove Photography, Cheers Babe Photo, Duy Ho Photography, KT Merry, Macarthur Place, Koman Photography, OCMA, Cheers Babe Photo, Cheers Babe Photo, Lilouette, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Photography by Monique, Lisa Lefkowitz, and BLOC Venue.

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