Category Archives for "California Bay Area Destination Wedding"

Dec 21

Douglas and Elizabeth’s San Francisco Garden Wedding

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding , California Destination Wedding , California wedding , San Francisco elopement

The intimate San Francisco garden wedding of Beth and Doug was filled with so much laughter that in looking for pictures to post here, it was hard to find any where they and their guests weren’t in some phase of laughter–ranging from what looked like a happy giggle all the way to doubled-over, OMG I’m […]

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Nov 27

A San Francisco City Hall Christmas Wedding for Keri and Mario

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

San Francisco City Hall weddings are amazing, but a San Francisco City Hall CHRISTMAS wedding is the best! No need to add decorations, for the lights are all laid out for us (thank you, San Francisco City Hall workers!) and combined with the breathtaking architecture of the building, it made for a one-of-a-kind backdrop for […]

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Nov 19

Jackie and Camaron’s San Francisco Elopement

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding , California Destination Wedding , California wedding , San Francisco elopement

Jackie and Camaron had originally planned on a wedding in North Carolina, but the process became overwhelming as their plans grew. After considering a Las Vegas elopement, Jackie and Camaron contacted me to help them plan a ceremony in a beautiful church north of San Francisco.Jackie was all about “sunset red” carnations so we designed […]

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Nov 15

Grace and Peter Get Married Near Berkeley

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

Grace and Peter met 9 years ago on their college track team.  After they met for that first time, Grace knew the two of them were meant to be together.  Following a long engagement and trying to avoid a big wedding, Grace and Peter contacted me to plan their intimate California elopement. They wanted their […]

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Aug 14

Alice and Mark Get Married on the Beach in San Francisco

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

Alice and Mark are California locals whose “dream wedding” was to have an intimate wedding for two. They wanted everything to be as simple as possible. All they needed help with was finding the perfect-for-them beach venue, an officiant and a photographer.When we talked about a backup plan in case of bad weather, Alice’s response was, “We’ll […]

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May 24

Ashley and Chris’ San Francisco Beach Elopement

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

The beach in San Francisco is a special spot for Ashley and Chris. And you can see why! With it’s sparkling Pacific Ocean waters and spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s a perfect venue for a beach elopement in San Francisco.And so it came to be that after a whirlwind two year courtship, […]

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Feb 27

Andrea and Jessie Elope in Golden Gate Park

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding , California Destination Wedding , California wedding , Golden Gate Park Elopement

Jessie and Andrea traveled from British Columbia, Canada with a few close family members to elope in Golden Gate Park. They made it clear from their first inquiry that a formal wedding was not their thing. We’re more interested in “fun and romantic in a beautiful setting,” they told me.Yep! We’ve got that!They ultimately decided […]

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Feb 26

A Marin Headlands Elopement for Krystal and Josh

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding , California Destination Wedding , California wedding , Palace of Fine Arts elopement

We warn couples that Hawk Hill at Marin Headlands (just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco) can be windy, but Krystal and Josh fell in love with the view there and decided to chance it anyway.True to form, it was windy on their wedding day in July of 2013. But going with the flow is […]

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