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10 Of The Best San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Venues You May Not Have Heard Of



2. Montalvo Arts Center – Based in Saratoga, Montalvo Arts Center is a non-profit center for the arts. The landscape and architecture is what sets this venue apart. The Spanish Mediterranean Revival mansion is set facing a great lawn. From there you have your pick of a Spanish courtyard, oval garden, or a love temple […]

Documenting Your Love Story: The Value of a Professional Wedding Photographer



Wedding planning can be a roller coaster ride, from choosing the perfect venue and meal selection to creating the guest list and ensuring everything is picture-perfect. Wedding photography is one of the essential elements of making your big day memorable. As tempting as it may be to have a friend or loved one capture those […]

A South of France Guide To Getting Married At A Chateau



One of the top destinations for a romantic wedding abroad has to be the South of France. Gorgeous countryside, amazing culinary delights, and an unforgettable weekend at a château. It was our pleasure to photograph this stunning couple in a dreamed up celebration of fairytale nuptials. From Paris Gare De Lyon station you can take […]

A Luxury Intimate Wedding at Carneros Resort in Napa, California


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Lush grapevines, dreamy sunsets, and gorgeous grounds – all hallmarks of a stunning venue in Napa. Carneros Resort and Spa is in a picturesque countryside this is relaxed and luxurious for a top choice intimate wedding venue in California. The day started in the cozy private cottages with tons of natural light and a private […]

A French Inspired Intimate Wedding at Villa Montalvo


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Villa Montalvo is a Bay Area favorite when it comes to elegant outdoor venues. This intimate wedding story was inspired by delicate French inspired details. From powder blues to soft pinks, the colors remind me of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette movie aesthetic. The bride’s first look is a flowy Monique Lhuillier  gown with pink florals […]

Sunset Wedding at Sea Ranch Lodge


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Sea Ranch Lodge is one of the most unique venues I’ve been to in California. Sea Ranch is a developed community started in the 1960s by architect and developer, Al Boeke. The structures are modern style that work in harmony with the natural surroundings. In 2018 the Lodge was purchased by new owners to restore […]

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