I received a call one afternoon from a local man who said he was helping his friend/boss on his upcoming wedding. I’ll be honest, at first, I was a bit skeptical that this was all above board, after all, he said the groom was living in Hong Kong, the bride in Shanghai, and the wedding…

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There are two main reasons why I wanted to feature Su Zie and Kendrick’s wedding celebration for our October journal page. The first is because they were great fun to work with. When they decided to go with a travel theme, they really went with a travel theme. From having a captain and flight attendants…

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Shannon and Daniel started dating when they were freshmen in high school. They parted ways when they went off to attend different universities but, a couple of years after graduation, they found each other and picked up where they left off. The couple celebrated their big day with family and close friends but it wouldn’t…

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Anywhere else in the world, that may seem like a complicated combination but not here! Isabella and Rotimi wanted to make sure to incorporate their culture into their fantastic event at the Legion of Honor. Isabella’s side is Chinese (from Hawaii) and Swedish, Rotimi’s family from Nigeria. The easiest way to honor your culture is…

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You may wonder what I mean by “very California” … I could actually be a little more specific and say a very San Francisco celebration. I am a native San Franciscan and when I look at the photos from Kerri & Sjimon’s wedding, they just scream San Francisco (or, as some might say, they’re “hella”…

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I’ll be the first to say that I love Indian weddings. I love everything about them – the amazingly colorful clothing, the delicious food, the music and dancing, the sangeet, the baraat, the henna, all of it. Indian weddings are steeped in tradition and vary depending on the couple’s sect and where in India their…

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You may recognize Rachael and Indy from our posting a year ago. Back in May 2021, the couple decided, despite having to considerably downsize their guest count, they were going to move forward and get married with just a handful of their closest friends in attendance. Exactly one year later, the couple got to celebrate…

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Bat mitzvah – Hebrew for “daughter of commandment.” To celebrate Isabella’s passage into adulthood, after the religious celebration at Congregation Emanu-El, she and her family hosted a Candy Land themed lunch at the Presidio Officers’ Club. As you may have gathered from the theme, the decor and menu included a LOT of sugar – candy…

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When Priscilla and Kenny first started their wedding planning, the idea was an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. As the wedding date got closer, the March forecast wasn’t looking that promising. There are many beliefs that rain on your wedding day is good luck. In some cultures, it symbolizes washing away the past and starting…

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Early on in our relationship, my husband told me he wasn’t romantic. Don’t get me wrong, I’m 100% fine with practical gifts for gift giving occasions (although the portable tire inflater for Christmas was maybe just a little unwhelming). While he has given me very sweet cards and a very romantic pendant for our first…

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