Adrienne & Brian’s Vintage-Infused Valentine’s Day Wedding

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Having first met at an anti-Valentine’s Day party, Adrienne and Brian probably never expected to get married on Valentine’s Day several years later. But life is funny that way and we were thrilled to be a part of their special day.

Their mutual love of old architecture brought them to Oakland’s Scottish Rite Center, a grand 1927 structure on the shores of Lake Merritt. With ornate hand-carved ceilings, sweeping staircases, and myriad Art Deco flourishes, it was the perfect venue for their vintage-infused wedding.

Brian was dashing in a black tuxedo and Adrienne evoked a classic Hollywood starlet in her intricately beaded gown, emerald and diamond earrings, twinkly turquoise shoes, and hairpiece that she crafted herself. Montgomery Clift and Hedy Lamarr, anyone? We’re sure Adrienne would’ve swooned had she heard Brian murmur to no one in particular, “I love that girl so much,” as he opened her wedding gift to him…

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Jim & Scott’s Sun-Splashed Land’s End Engagement Adventure

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With a courtyard appointed with neoclassical columns, a mini glass pyramid that recalls the Louvre museum, and a cast of Rodin’s The Thinker, it’s no wonder San Francisco’s Legion of Honor is a popular photo destination. Built in 1924, the structure is a three-quarter replica of the 18th-century Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris, set alongside a sprawling golf course, rocky headlands, windswept trees, and panoramic views of the bay.

There was no shortage of shutterbugs when Jim and Scott met us there one sunny Sunday for their engagement session. Several shoots were already underway but we had a great time maneuvering around the crowds. Afterwards, we joined the throngs who thought a walk through the woods would be a fantastic way to spend the day (and they were right!). We even threw caution to the wind and carefully made our way to Painted Rock, despite the warning…

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Thomas & Sara’s 1920s-Inspired Fairmont Hotel Wedding Bash

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When Sara and Thomas first contacted us to photograph their wedding reception, it was exactly two days before their San Francisco City Hall wedding, three days before the new year, and four days before the reception in question. Due to unforeseen circumstances, a week before their date, their original reception venue was no longer available so we all crossed our fingers as they scrambled to find a new location. It wasn’t until the actual day of their reception that we learned it would be held in the Presidential Suite on the eighth floor of the grand Fairmont Hotel.

Sara and Thomas told us they did a happy dance in one of the bathrooms when their guide left them alone for a second during their first visit. And why wouldn’t they? Although the hotel itself was erected in 1907, the 6,000-square-foot penthouse was added in the 1920s and is absolutely…

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Kelly & Mark’s Merry Manhattan Beach Wedding

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Having an outdoor wedding just a few days before Christmas probably sounds like a nightmare waiting to happen, but not if it’s held in Southern California! High-school sweethearts Kelly and Mark live in Manhattan but wanted to tie the knot in Southern California, where they both grew up. When they came across Verandas Beach House, a chic, split-level space located just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean, they knew it was the perfect place for their winter-solstice nuptials. Plus they fully enjoyed picturing their guests’ confusion upon learning that they’d be getting married in Manhattan Beach, California, not Manhattan Beach, New York!

Kelly slipped into her stunning, strapless beaded gown at the stylish Belamar Hotel, in a spacious room that boasted a giant portrait of a chihuahua and a bed that practically begged to be jumped on (her bridesmaids happily obliged). When we arrived at…

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