Elegant San Francisco City Hall Wedding

Inspired by the elegance of San Francisco’s City Hall, Debra and Warren chose to have a wedding inspired by old world elegance with a hint of modern simplicity. For instance, the bride donned a structured trumpet wedding dress by Vera Wang that had a hint of traditional elements with its train of tulle.  The color palette was kept understated with romantic green and white florals paired with hints of dusty gray-blue. The elegant ceremony took place under the rotunda and featured accents of gold and oversized floral arrangements by Amy Burke Design. Dinner was held in the same space, with a mix of round and long tables dotting the reception space. Gold mirrored trays, flowers in footed gold containers, taper candles in glass, and a spring of olive at each place-setting made up the tabletop design. You can see more of this elegant San Francisco city hall wedding right here on Style Me Pretty.

Boutonnieres at the ready on a silver tray with at Written Word calligraphed signs.

An ethereal portrait in the bride in her veil during getting ready. 

This time is now! I loved capturing this first look inside City Hall.

The grand architecture of San Francisco’s City hall made for a dramatic backdrop for ceremony.

After ceremony, we took a few portraits with the couple’s getaway car, a classic Rolls Royce.

The elegant reception with soft blue linens and elegant gold Versailles chairs.

Garden roses, anemones, ranunculus, and olive leaf centerpieces decorated the tables. 

And to finish,  spectacular rainbow lighting illuminates City Hall at night.

Photography: Caroline Tran Photography | Wedding Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Cinematography: The Film Squad | Event Design: Charmed Events Group, LLC | Floral Design: Amy Burke Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Studio Cake | Bride’s Shoes: Tom Ford | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | DJ: DJ Kenfused | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Bartender: The Bartender Company | Lighting + Draping: Got Light | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. | Rentals: Frances Lane | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals | Ribbon + Silk: Silk & Willow | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | string trio: Corelli Strings

   

Malibu Beach Engagement Photography

Have you met someone for the first time and just felt instant chemistry? That perfectly describes what happened when I first met Sue Jean. We met up at a coffee shop for the first time and there was just something about her. We felt like old friends. Turns out, we went to the same high school (different class) and both got our bachelor degrees in PHYSICS (what are the chances?!). Turns out, the two of them also have a naturally strong connection that reunited them after being apart. I met Kenny for the first time at the shoot and loved his wit, humor, and super easy going personality. When it came to planning their engagement shoot, we went through a long list of ideas and in the end, decided that keeping it simple would be the most beautiful and most reflective of their relationship. Just the two of them, cute outfits, and the gorgeous beach. I helped her pick out a few cute outfits (including a hot lace bra/top from Agent Provocateur… which by the way, my clients get an exclusive discount there! Message me to find out how) and we headed out to Malibu for this long planned shoot. Of course, we arrived and were surprised to find 10 other shoots happening on a Monday afternoon! But you couldn’t tell from the photos… it was a beautiful and quiet day at the beach, just me and the happy couple. *wink* Scroll down to see this Malibu beach engagement photography session.

And how gorgeous is she in her Agent Provocateur Ismerelda bra? I love my partnership with Agent Provocateur and the discounts my clients are able to enjoy!

And to contrast the previous edgier look, we went with a Jenny Yoo watercolor dress for a more romantic and soft look.

And i love this last image.  Sums up our time together so well.

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