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‘Tis the season for fabulous gift giving, loves, and today we have a little something special just for you. Think an amazing meet and greet with the crazy talented Quintana Events, a team of planners + designers that know everything about designing a perfect wedding.  From rustic chic affairs to modern soirees to everything in between.  Do yourself a favor and spend your Saturday getting to know them.

From Quintana EventsEvery couple is unique, and your wedding should be a true reflection of the two of you. We take the time to get to know you in order to create a celebration that’s a truly personal and memorable experience. Experts in the art of the timeline and design, our team handles the details with behind-the-scenes precision and genuine care, so you and your guests can simply relax and enjoy. Rustic to modern … traditional to eclectic … romantic to glamorous … whatever your vision, Quintana Events has a distinctive eye for dramatic impact and the visual delight of unique and unexpected touches. We transform beautiful venues into works of art and turn private homes and vineyards into magical settings. We know how to find balance between old traditions and current trends, turning usual customs into meaningful, memorable moments.

Photography: Anna Marks (Photo 1, 3-4, 6) +  Duy Ho Photography (Photo 2, 5)


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San Francisco Engagement Session at Legion of Honor and Golden Gate Park

I left my heart in San Francisco, but it’s gorgeous photos like these from Jasmine Lee Photography that help my aching heart feel a little bit better. Because this couple’s San Francisco engagement session is picture perfect—from the Bride-to-Be’s stunning white dress to the scenic backdrops of Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor. See it all in THE VAULT!

From The Bride To Be…We decided to first go with Legion of Honor for the first part (the more formal part) of the engagement session because of its beautiful and timeless architecture – we fell in love with the columns outside the museum immediately when we were scouting for venues for our engagement sessions, and it made us feel like we are thousand miles away from the busy San Francisco.

As for the second part, we chose Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park – it’s our hangout spot in many of our lazy Sundays where we would just go stroll around the lake looking at people pedaling around the lake on their boats, the countless ducks and geese sunbathing along the shores and just enjoying the beauty of the nature. Joanne is particularly in love with the very fairytale like old stone bridge and she even climbed onto the ledge and walked to the middle right above the water. Considering that she is such mellow person that always stays on the safe side, that is quite an unusual sight!

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Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Green Dress: Free People | Groom's First Attire: Tailor-made Vest And Pant | Groom's Pant: Urban Outfitters | Groom's Peach Shirt: J. Crew | Groom's Shoes: Clarks Chukka Desert Boots | Location #1: Legion Of Honor | Location #2: Golden Gate Park | White Dress: BHLDN's Watters Lucca Maxi In Ivory

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Classic Ferry Building Wedding

If a classic city affair is on your agenda, then look no further my planning pretties. This San Francisco fete from Amy Nichols Special Events, splashed with navy and a whole lotta cozy indoor candlelight is where you should live. THE VAULT gallery to be precise, loaded with imagery from Julie Mikos. Timeless details await you here!


From Julie Mikos PhotographerWhen Tina and Spencer and I photographed their e-shoot, I knew I would LOVE photographing their wedding too. Such a sweet and in love couple!

Amy Nichols of Amy Nichols Special Events always does a stunning job of event design and coordination and this was no exception! We’ve worked at the Ferry Building together before and I knew how stunning it could be, but Amy once again blew my socks off with the lovely navy blue and white theme which was so suited to this waterfront location. The florals by La Fleuriste were simple and elegant and of course the food by Paula Le Duc Fine Catering and team was incredibly good. I loved that they served lamb chops for dinner. How much more elegant can you get!

Tina and Spencer were just as in love and glowing on their wedding as day as at their e-session. We had a blast walking from our first look at The Four Seasons over to Yerba Buena Gardens for our photo shoot and even though the gardens were crowded on a Saturday, we managed to make it look like we were the only ones around. Then off to the Ferry Building for such a lovely ceremony and after that fabulous dinner, a kick-butt dance party with band Pop Fiction.

From Amy Nichols Special EventsIt was a huge honor to work with Tina & Spencer on their wedding planning process. Shortly after we met, they settled on the Ferry Building as the perfect venue for an iconic San Francisco wedding. Tina knew early on exactly what aesthetic she wanted and what she gravitated to. Her words to me were “nothing rustic!”. She and Spencer wanted to celebrate the city where they met (San Francisco) and now live.

During the wedding planning process, I worked closely with Tina and her mom, Arlene. We worked with the Paula Le Duc Fine Catering team to select a fresh, seasonal menu and wine pairings that truly highlighted the best of California. We also partnered with Lidia from La Fleuriste to choose a very classic, timeless look to the centerpieces, largely in whites and greens which were a great contrast to the navy, gold and brown tones we used as accents. Tina selected invitation designer Coral Pheasant to choose a very modern, yet still classic invitation suite featuring a bookmark adorned with the Ferry Building clock tower. The rest of the paper suite matched perfectly with minimalist programs and menus.

One of my favorite details was also Tina’s stunning Carolina Herrera dress — wow! The photos that Julie Mikos took of the day were truly breathtaking.

Hands down the most memorable moment of the evening though was a surprise performance half way into their first dance. While both attorneys, there was nothing stuff about Spencer & Tina’s first dance. Spencer has a (not-so-secret) love of hip hop dancing. Halfway through their first dance, there was an abrupt music change and they broke into a killer choreographed dance routine to Jay-Z and Beyonce’s “Bonnie & Clyde” that had their guests screaming with delight.

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Photography: Julie Mikos | Event Design: Amy Nichols Special Events | Floral Design: La Fleuriste | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Invitations: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair And Makeup: Katie Nash Beauty | Band: Pop Fiction | Venue: Ferry Plaza Building | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Prop Stylist: Kelly Oshiro For Amy Nichols Special Events | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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