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"I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you" - Mae West


A monthly journal of love and marriage

SJ & Wolf

SJ and Wolf actually got married last year, the ultimate civil ceremony – jeans & t-shirts, no reception, no flowers, or fluff. This year, they decided to have a small, more traditional affair so friends and family could witness and join in the celebration. Just before the two walked down the aisle, I asked if…
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Rachel & Aaron

Rachel and Aaron’s wedding at the Shelldance Orchid Garden in Pacifica was filled with happy tears. Set in a unique greenhouse setting, Rachel started the tears as she walked down the aisle towards her beaming husband. The rest of the guests joined in on the merry tears during the toasts. Rachel’s father went first with…
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Jennefer & James

For Jennefer and James, what was important for their big day was having those closest to them there to celebrate. And, good food. Don’t forget good music. Oh, and a beautiful setting. The couple chose a fairly simple venue that they could then dress up to match their vision. Candles, flowers, drapery, and lots of…
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The Westin St. Francis gets a facelift!

In mid-2018, San Francisco’s historic Westin St. Francis Hotel decided it was time for some of their event spaces to get refreshed. The hotel, which survived the 1906 earthquake, had played host to countless celebrities – Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, Salvador Dali, and Al Jolson, as well as numerous presidents including Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson,…
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Genevieve & Henry

For busy medical students, Genevieve and Henry, they knew going into their wedding planning that the ability to make quick decisions was crucial as time was a rare commodity for both of them. Luckily, while they had a clear idea of the overall feeling they wanted for their special day, they weren’t tied to any…
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Paulina & Arnold

“Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” – John Galsworthy When Paulina first reached out to us, she described her fiance and herself as “more mature”. I think that’s a perfect way to describe a couple who may have a few more years of life under their belt but are still youthful in…
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