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Why No San Francisco Wedding is Complete Without a Cable Car Entrance

San Francisco is arguably one of the most iconic cities in the world — the Golden Gate Bridge, the Victorian architecture, the rolling hills, and, of course, the cable cars. And at their glamorous wedding, Kristen and Steve made the ultimate grand entrance, arriving to their reception in a charming San Francisco cable car. See every pretty moment, thanks to Jasmine Lee Photography, in The Vault!

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From Jasmine Lee PhotographyKristen and Steve were married at the beautiful James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco. Many of their closes family and friends joined together to celebrate their nuptials.

Their wedding was inspired by blush, champagne, and cream colors. Kristen’s bridesmaids all wore long sequin dresses paired with white bouquets. Their reception was elegantly set by McCall’s SF using clear chargers with gold rims, gold glitter-dipped escort cards, and votive candles.

Kristen, Steve, and their entire bridal party arrived “San Francisco style” to their venue by riding on a cable car. Their ceremony was heartfelt and emotional. Tears were shed during their personal vows as they were almost written identical to each other. Guests were captivated by how perfect Kristen and Steve were made for each other. It was the perfect day celebrating Kristen and Steve’s marriage!

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Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Cinematography: Expectation and Hope | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Invitations: Gartner Studios | Bride's Shoes: Designer Shoe Warehouse | Jewelry: Vintage Heirloom | Hair + Makeup: Arrow Salon | DJ: Everything Audio Visual | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: James Leary Flood Mansion | Cake + Catering: McCalls Catering & Events | Coordination, Floral Design + Styling: McCalls Catering & Events | Hair Accessories: DIY Handmade Veil

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An Elegant Rooftop Ceremony That Will Knock Your Socks off

You know how we feel about handwritten vows, and this generously gilded celebration? It’s kind of everything (and then some). With the incredibly talented Sylvie Gil Photography documenting every bit of magic Kate Siegel Fine Events dreamed up (like those majorly elegant Bella Figura invites!), we promise you’re in for a world of pretty. Fall madly in love with every classic detail via The Vault!

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From The Groom…We did a lot to personalize our wedding, starting with the ceremony. We did our own vows, and my stepfather officiated the wedding. And we had it just a few blocks away from our house in the courtyard of the Fairmont Hotel. During the ceremony, we could hear the cable car bells ringing. I grew up in the city so that sound makes me feel at home.

We chose the Fairmont hotel because we’re San Franciscans, and the Fairmont is a classic piece of San Francisco history. The original building actually burned during the 1906 Earthquake. The view from the reception was unbelievable, and it overlooked the neighborhood I grew up in. We wanted to get married in a place that felt like home, and we couldn’t beat the Fairmont.

We did a lot of other things to personalize the wedding as well. My wife calls me “B,” so a lot of the design elements, such as napkins, invitations, and menus, had a golden bumblebee design on them. It was very pretty. Even the cake had little frosted bees on it.

Writing our own vows was the best decision we made. Meg’s were especially good. A lot of couples from the audience came up to us and said it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they’d ever been to. They said our vows reminded them of how special marriage is. I think if there is one element of a wedding that ought to be personalized, it’s the vows. The ceremony is the union of two people, and I think having a personal ceremony strengthened that.

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Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Event Planning: Kate Siegel Fine Events | Floral Design: Cherries Flowers | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Dress: Casablanca | Cake: Inticing Creations | Invitations: Bella Figura | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection By Vivian Diamond | Catering: Fairmont San Francisco | Makeup: Chloe Ray | Hair: David Yepremian | Calligraphy: Barbara Callow Calligraphyh | Lighting: Impact Lighting & Production | DJ: Boutique DJs | Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Ceremony Music: An Elegant Touch Of Strings | Venue: Fairmont San Francisco | Bride's Ring: David Clay Jewelers | Flower Girl Dresses: Little Dreamers Tutus | Groom's Attire + Shoes: Jos. A. Bank | Groom's Ring: Tiffany | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Place Card Holders: Theoni Collection | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals/Designer 8 | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Barker Decor Service | Ring Bearer Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Signage: Paper Tangent

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A City Hall Wedding That’s All About Style

Whoever said eloping meant you had to forgo style clearly hasn’t met Angela & Zach. Because their City Hall celebration? Unbelievably chic. Thanks to the massively talented Meiwen Wang behind the lens, we’ve got their sweet ceremony to share and you can witness it all in The Vault!

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From Meiwen WangAngela & Zach met in Southern California while he was a student at Cal Tech. Malibu was a place they went to frequently to hike and hang out. We climbed up the side of this mountain that had a beautiful viewpoint of the city. After they had dated for a few years they moved up to SF and so they wanted a civil ceremony done at the beautiful SF city hall. I loved the quiet moments while we were waiting in anticipation for them to meet with the officiant. My favorite frames from that morning were the little details that tell the story of the whole day– 9:55am on the office clock before their 10a appt., them holding hands under the table while going over the license, and Angela straightening Zach’s suit coat for the photos. Afterwards we of course had to stop by Crissy Park to get some photos by the bridge. They are the sweetest!

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Photography: Meiwen Wang | Wedding Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Hair + Makeup (engagement): Grace Lin | Hair + Makeup (wedding): Dreamcatcher Artistry | Photo Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints