Tiny Pandemic Era Wedding in The Oakland Hills

As proven by this delightful tiny Oakland wedding, people are still getting married during the pandemic. While things may not be normal for a while, weddings and celebrating love can ground us and keep us sane in these strange times. Let’s face it, we miss our communities. We miss dancing, laughing with friends, and sharing … Read more

Big Sur Elopement… Engagement

The drive to A and F’s Big Sur elopement was STUNNING. Rolling green and gold hills on one side, and rocky cliffs with shades of blue water on the other. I stopped several times to take in the beautiful bridges and to breathe in the crisp ocean air. Getting out of the house and into … Read more

Fires, Floods, and the Flu – Wedding Planning in Uncertain Times

Flood, fire, and the flu may not usually be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to wedding planning. But this year, as weddings and events are postponed and canceled because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, it bears keeping in mind that we live in an uncertain world. I have had clients change … Read more

Snow Touched Sierra at Tahoe Wedding

Julia and Mike’s Sierra at Tahoe wedding was cold, windy, and touched with snow. While the weather was certainly remarkable, it was not what made this wedding special. Julia and Mike specifically chose Sierra at Tahoe for the gorgeous ceremony site, the great views, the mountains, and the outdoor reception area. It was 75 degrees … Read more

Your Complete Guide For Planning a Roberts Regional Recreation Area Wedding

Intro For folks looking to get married at Roberts Regional Recreation Area in Oakland, here is the most comprehensive guide to help you plan your wedding. The information below should give you most of what you need to figure out onsite storage, load in and load out, lighting, audio, dance floor, ceremony, food and beverage, … Read more

Russian River Wedding in Monte Rio at the Highland Dell Lodge

Lunarosa and Leo’s Russian River wedding in Monte Rio was a sweet, intimate, and fun affair. They got ready in rooms that were about 10 feet away from each other and had their ceremony in a park within walking distance of their reception venue. Just like Dawn Ranch, the Highland Dell Lodge was also affected … Read more

Unique SF City Hall Wedding and Presidio Reception

I have done a good number of SF City Hall Weddings over the years. Since the new six-person rule went into effect, I have gotten several calls from people assuming that they would be able to bring more than six guests to their City Hall civil ceremony. Since the County Clerk has started enforcing their … Read more

Big Family Hacienda de Las Flores Wedding

Emma and Charlie are two sweet, outdoor lovers, who had a Catholic wedding at St. Mary Magdalen in Berkeley, followed by a rockin’ reception at Hacienda de Las Flores in Moraga. There were tons of family, kids, good food, drink, and lots of dancing. In a break from the usual my preferred timeline, we did … Read more

Tips for Getting Married at San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall Wedding Guide Intro. Here is a quick guide with some helpful tips on getting married at San Francisco City Hall and information about the six guest rule. So, you want to get married at San Francisco City Hall. Congrats. It is a great venue. The architecture is incredible and the light … Read more