Monthly Archives: February 2018

Feb 18

Renato and Vanessa are Married in the San Francisco Redwoods

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding , California wedding , Redwoods Weddings

Renato and Vanessa live in Brazil and came to the United States to be married in the San Francisco redwoods. When we talked, they explained that they wanted to feel away from the world, with a deep-in-the-forest feel, but with close access to city amenities.Many couples–indeed many Bay Area locals–don’t realize that an opportunity such […]

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Feb 14

Mike and Christine are Married on the Beach in California

By Maureen Thomson | California Beach Wedding , California Destination Wedding , California wedding

How’s this for a love story? Mike and Christine went to high school together, grew up and lived their separate lives…only to connect at their 40th high school reunion where it blossomed into romance!I just love a happy ending…or in this case…a new beginning And that’s how it came to be that these two were married […]

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Feb 13

An Intimate Breckenridge wedding for Skye and Brian

By Maureen Thomson | Breckenridge Elopement , Colorado elopement , Rocky Mountain elopement

Skye and Brian wanted an intimate Breckenridge wedding with a breathtaking mountain backdrop. The hitch was that–due to impending deployment for both of them–we had to have the wedding on Labor Day weekend.​Could I make that happen?Gulp!Labor Day weekend is the tail end of high tourist season in Colorado and it seems like everyone comes […]

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Feb 11

Christine and Cornelius elope in San Francisco City Hall

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding , elopement ceremony , San Francisco City Hall Wedding

Christine and Cornelius came all the way from North Carolina to elope in San Francisco City HallThe grand staircase and the rotunda make for fabulous photo opportunities, but for the most private of ceremonies at San Francisco City Hall, we generally lead out couples to our special place on the Fourth Floor.I’ve yet to have […]

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Feb 10

A Santa Cruz Beach Wedding for Andrea and David

By Maureen Thomson | California Beach Wedding , California Destination Wedding , California wedding , elopement ceremony

It’s a long way form Missouri to California, but Andrea had her heard set on a Santa Cruz beach wedding. Actually, her first instinct was to be married in Big Sur, but when I showed her the options available in nearby Santa Cruz, she was sold.”As long as it’s above 70 degrees!” she requested.I don’t have […]

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