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Ritz Carlton Wedding ~ San Francisco Wedding Photographer ~

This amazing wedding was truly East meets Midwest!  Amy and Spencer met at Michigan State University.  The wedding WEEKEND was here in San Francisco luckily for me.  In one day, in one amazing location, 300 people came together and celebrated with Indian flair, style and tradition and Western elegance and modern day takes on tradition.  The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay hosted this event and planner Tejel Patel brought it together perfectly.  The florals by De Young Flowers captured all the nuances of both traditions from the traditional Indian garlands to the bride’s bouquet.  This is a wedding I’ll never forget! Living in the Bay Area and all it’s different peoples make me a very happy San Francisco wedding photographer.  It is never the same and often quite unique.

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

Sandra + Dinesh, ~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~ Misti Layne

If there is a wedding that says San Francisco Wedding Photography this is it.  It was just an intimate wedding at City Hall with some portraits at iconic San Francisco landmarks.  This couple is truly beautiful inside and outside and it was an absolute honor to be part of the day.  Best to you both!

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

A Hindu Wedding at Beaulieu Gardens Napa ~Napa Wedding Photographer~

So now take two for Anita and Arun!  The initial ceremony at the Temple in Livermore  as I posted earlier was the full on ceremony.  This night at Beaulieu Gardens in Napa was a little more Western but still Hindu and just beautiful.  Paula Le Duc did an amazing spread of food that night.  There was a lot of fun and truly amazing.  Stacy McCain and Wesley did an awesome job of putting this together.  The flowers were by Cherries and the cake by Branching Out.  Amazing!

A Colorful Indian Wedding ~San Francisco Wedding Photographer~

This couple is hilarious.  I can’t say that enough.  Really I laughed so much during my 3 days with them and especially at the engagement session where I first met the groom.  He HATES his photograph taken so it was just fun to tease him and embarrass him to get him to just crack a smile.  But he took it in stride and said he actually did have a good time.  How was it going to go for him at the ceremony at the Shiva-Vishnu Temple in Livermore.  It was a beautiful sunny day and the ceremony, while I didn’t understand a word of it, was beautiful.  The ancient Hindu wedding customs and rituals are always interesting to watch and the colorful guests and family make for great images.  Next post is the wedding ceremony at Beaulieu Gardens in Napa!  Beautiful!

More on Wedding Day Details… ~San Francisco Wedding Photographer~

Here are a few more shots that I think are worth seeing.  Again the details just say so much about you and your day and set a vibe that guests remember.  So have fun and be creative!  A big budget is not necessary for this.  The card holders made of the tree slices were cut by the groom himself.  The brides bouquet had rosemary, heather and other various “weed” type plants to fit the surroundings of Big Sur.  Plants and vegetables make great additions to bouquets.  The cakes with the fine detailing are by Patisserie Angelica.  Something so simple in an outdoor, wine country wedding are perfect.  Let nature speak for itself!  Splashes of color can have huge impact in a natural setting.

If your wedding is in a hotel or more urban setting usually lines are better when clean and work with the architecture.   A large room needs large centerpieces but be sure your guests can see and speak to each other!  Nothing worse then leaning into your neighbor to converse with the person across from you.

But most importantly just have fun with your plans and be creative.  Let your professionals help you to create something that is unique to you.

Wedding at The Lodge at Sonoma ~Napa Wedding Photographer~

Congrats guys!  A beautiful albeit very hot day in Sonoma at the Sonoma Lodge.  Cindy looked just beautiful and Bharat was pretty darn handsome!  The florals were amazing and by Grandiflora. I wish you all the best!

Sonya and Ali ~San Francisco Wedding Photographer~

I love what I do. No doubt about it. Sonya and Ali are one of the reasons why. I spent 4 days with them and each day saw something amazing, learned something new, made a new friend and had wonderful photo opportunities. Sonya was beyond beautiful and Ali cracked me up with his “I have no idea what is happening” continually throughout the nights and ceremonies. It was beautiful and their friends and families just amazing. It’s kind of nice when you say goodbye to someone who 4 days earlier was a total stranger and they kiss your cheek, kiss your hand and say you have a great soul. Well, I have to say the same to all of them and wish Sonya and Ali just the absolute best in life.