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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As we prepare to enter 2022, the Japanese proverb nicely sums up our feelings toward the past two years and the year coming. Honestly, who would have thought that we’d still be dealing with the pandemic this long?! Regardless of the situation, love keeps moving forward. 2021 saw fewer weddings, couples learned to roll with…

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That’s how many times Krystina and Kaz had to switch their wedding date due to pandemic restrictions. But all those date changes didn’t make the event any less fantastic! The event was held at the historic Scottish Rites Bodies Regency Center Lodge (which some may not know used to be a movie theater). After the…

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Sometimes the planning goes smooth as silk. Other times, you’re in the midst of a pandemic and everything is just a little nutty. Sharline and Eric started planning their wedding at the Legion of Art Fine Arts Museum way back in 2019 but, with all the pandemic craziness, it wasn’t until 2021 that we were…

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If anyone ever asks you what San Francisco City Hall is like, you can just tell them “amazing”. Honestly, you really don’t need anything other than your nearest and dearest to make any ceremony there fantastic. As you can see by the photos, the backdrop for Rebecca and Dennis’s City Hall ceremony didn’t disappoint. Following…

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Romance and fun were the two key elements that ran throughout Christina and Ray’s wedding at Thomas Fogarty Winery. With COVID-19 and their family and friends’ safety in mind, the day started with a socially distanced ceremony surrounded by gorgeous flowers and a breathtaking view of the Bay Area. This was followed by an intimate cocktail and…

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Honestly, there aren’t words more joyful to a wedding planner’s ear than those. Because of the pandemic, meeting with Paige and Matthew in person came rather late in our planning process. But, when we did, I knew immediately I liked them. I also knew that their event was going to have to be a tad…

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