San Francisco Wedding

An Elegant, 'Tacolicious', San Francisco Wedding Filled with Family, Fun and a Furbaby!

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Bridey, how cool is that photograph? Right? Definitely a side of the Golden Gate Bridge you don't see very often! Although, I can't say I'm too surprised that Malorie + Ashley found a corner of something already so extraordinary, and made it even more exceptional... I mean, these two had TACOS at their wedding, which leads me to believe that anything is possible! TACOS! Yes, TACOS! And, on top of that, they served homemade banana pudding and whoopie pies! OMFG, if only I could have been there! But, these pics are so FAB that it totally feels like I was there (well, minus the fact that my stomach is growling!), and you will too!

The story? Well, Malorie + Ashley met at American University in DC, but the romance didn't begin until Malorie graduated and left the area (isn't that always the way?). Once they realized that what they had was well beyond friendship, they followed each other across the country. Awwww.... Sniff... Sniff... Anyway, I love their story (keep scrolling for more deets), I love their super chill and elegant vibe, and I love how they love each other. Enjoy!!

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Are you dying over those bouquets? The dresses? RIGHT? Totally gorgeous! 

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From the bridesOur actual ceremony took place at City Hall. That was the easiest and best decision we made for our wedding day. The ceremony was on the 4th floor balcony with a handful of family and a gorgeous backdrop.

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Bridey, you know I am such a sucker for a good "look", right? And, this pic is no different... I LOVE it when we catch a glimpse into a relationship simply by a captured moment. So powerful!

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Hooray! We did it!!

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I mean... Talk about an amazing backdrop...

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From the brides: We have a French Bulldog named Frannie who we are obsessed with and treat like a child, so we knew that we needed to find room in our day to include her. After our ceremony at City Hall, one of our best friends arrived on the building steps with Frannie who was dolled up in a special bowtie for the occasion! We were able to snap a few photos with our furbaby before continuing on to the reception.

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From the bridesAfter the ceremony, we surprised our friends and family with a trolley tour of the city. We drove around the Embarcadero and through Fisherman's Wharf, then made a stop at Fort Point for incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and breaching whales. Most of our family hadn't been to San Francisco before, so this was the perfect "2-hour tour" to share the highlights with them.

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From the brides: When we started planning our wedding, we fell in love with one venue only to find out that a construction project was scheduled for our wedding month. So we went back to the drawing board. Eventually, we found the perfect spot at the SF Film Centre in the Presidio. We knew we wanted a beautiful location that showcased an iconic part of the city and this checked all of our boxes.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE the décor! It's light and refreshing, yet classy and elegant.

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From the bridesWe LOVE tacos! And Tacolicious is one of our favorite spots in the city. Their catering is out of this world, and their event coordinator Brielle Gordon was incredible.

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From the bridesWearing fancy heels for the wedding was fine and all, but we also wanted to be able to boogie on the dance floor at our reception. We had matching custom Chuck Taylor sneakers printed with our wedding logo so we could change into those after all the formality was complete.

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From the bridesWe had a baking extravaganza with our mothers a couple of days before our wedding and made all of our childhood favorites. Our guests loved the selection of sweet treats, everything from whoopie pies to banana pudding!

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Thank you Malorie + Ashley for sharing your lovely story and your fabulous wedding with Bitchless Bride!! 

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Red Eye Collection
Event Planner: Buzzworthy Events 
Linens + Coverings: La Tavola Fine Linens
Design + Décor: Pieces by Violet
Equipment Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
Photo Booth Equipment: Magbooth 
Hair Stylist: CODE Salon
DJ: Heart of Gold
Caterer: Tacolicious 
Ceremony Location: San Francisco City Hall
Event Venue: San Francisco Film Centre

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Gorgeous SF City Hall Wedding Followed by a Breathtaking Winery Reception

Meagan and Robbie said their vows at city hall in one of my favorite cities in the world, San Francisco. I lived there eons ago (actually, not too far from city hall) but, I was too young and too broke to really appreciate everything SF had to offer. But, that's a whole other post for a whole other blog. Anyway... Meagan and Robbie had an intimately beautiful ceremony, together with their family and bridesmaids, and then a few days later, hosted their reception in Healdburg Wine Country.  

Robbie's family is from the East coast, and flew in for the festivities. Obviously, the wine was flowing, the sun was shinning, and the guests were having a lovely time. Bridey, I love how intimate and beautiful this wedding is. And, I also love that it was spaced out over the course of a few days. Then, Robbie got some real time with his family in-between all of the celebratory events. Enjoy! 

Meagan, you look beautiful! I LOVE your wedding dress, and your hair is sensational!
So, so, so cute!! 
A li'l fresh air before the ceremony...
Should we go in and do this?
I am in love with the bridesmaids dresses! Sequiny and lovely! And... totally something that would be worn again after the wedding!
Sexy.
Love a pic in the vineyards! And, Meagan, your makeup is fabulous!
Robbie, your black wedding band is super cool!
Such gorgeous scenery!
I could seriously walk away with that brie!
The colors and the ruffles... 
Thank you for sharing your elegant and lovely wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Brianna Noelle Photography
Event Venue: San Francisco City Hall
Reception: Healdsburg Wine Country

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ From Microeconomics Class to an Amazing, Intimate, San Francisco Wedding

It all started in freshmen microeconomics class at Ohio University... And five years later? Dongli and Chengyuan are married in fabulous San Francisco! Their relationship took them across the country beginning in Ohio, then New York, and finally landing in California. 

Dongli's parents were visiting from China, and so that they could attend the wedding ceremony, she moved up the date. Because that's not stressful... OMG! Next year there will be a big reception in Napa Valley, although this reception seemed pretty fucking awesome to me! Bridey, just wait until you see the beautiful outdoor ceremony, stunning long supper table and incredible venue! I can only imagine what the larger reception will be like in Napa! Enjoy!!

Hell of a view of San Francisco!Um... Can we talk about how gorgeous this bouquet is? Holy shit!Looks like a fun group of maids and men!Love this pic...Stunning outdoor ceremony space! Awwwwww.....I am completely in awe of this stunning table! I LOVE the ghost chairs, the amazing flowers and lovely charger plates!