Elegant San Francisco Clift Hotel Wedding
August 28, 2014
Classic WeddingsHotels + Resorts WeddingsSummer Weddings
The perfect mix of elegant and intimate, this San Francisco wedding at the Clift Hotel is sophisticated yet sweet. With beautiful all white florals from Erica Rose Design, perfectly edited details by Riley Loves Lulu and stunning photography from Vivian Chen Photography - this gallery simply shouldn't be missed
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From the Bride...The vision for the wedding was something chic and sophisticated, yet intimate. Chris and I met and live in San Francisco, so we wanted the wedding to in the city, in a venue that was indoor, but special. When we saw the Spanish Suite of the Clift Hotel, it almost felt as if it were custom made for our wedding. Between the warm redwood, the sparkling chandeliers and the Philippe Starck chair covers, it was absolutely gorgeous. The fact that it opened onto a tented patio that overlooked the lights of downtown San Francisco made it truly perfect.

We thought the best way to complement this beautiful space was with simple all-white flowers. The baby's breath garland on the mantle was a highlight--dramatic, yet soft and lacy. We also added personal touches throughout the wedding, such as my late grandmother's handkerchiefs for "happy tears", signature cocktails, and personalized menus. One of my best friends is an artist and graphic designer, so we were lucky enough to have her do all the signage and invitations. The room felt so elegant, and yet so warm, which is exactly what we wanted for our 65 guests.

My favorite moment of the night was just looking at Chris' face while we were getting married--it was actually glowing. It really hit me then how lucky I was to be marrying this man! We worked thoughtfully on customizing the ceremony with our officiant, and it was so special and just felt so right for us. It was truly a magical night.
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