Wedding Styles of San Francisco


San Francisco is a wedding destination unlike any other, from sunset vows on cliffside beaches to historic cathedral ceremonies. Couples have plenty of choices for sweeping views of the Bay, from Ocean Beach to the Bay Bridge. What gives a San Francisco celebration its signature style?

Keep reading to discover more!

1. Farm-to-Table Fresh

Farm to Table Food Trends - Farm-to-table weddings are wildly popular for modern couples, inspiring organic, rustic fetes. Local fare, freshly foraged florals, long, family-style seating, and a copious amount of produce create this contemporary wedding style.

Event Venue:  The Vineyard Estate , Napa | Planning + Design:  Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants     | Photographer:  Page Bertelsen  | Catering:  Marks the Spot

Event Venue: The Vineyard Estate, Napa | Planning + Design: Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants  | Photographer: Page Bertelsen | Catering: Marks the Spot

Planning + Design: Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants | Venue: Healdsburg Private Estate | Photography: Myrtle + Marjoram | Florals: Loop Flowers | Caterer: Firefly Catering | Cake: Sweet on Cake | Furnishings + Lighting: Bright Event Rentals | Furnishings: Encore Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Pies: Petaluma Pie Company | Paper Goods: BT Elements | Paper Goods: Hyegraph | Beauty: Lauthr Salon | Music: Wine Country Entertainment

2. Clean and Simple

Minimal Bridal Style - We’ve seen minimalism take over the wedding industry and beyond, but San Francisco brides have developed their own, keen sense of it. Approachable, fresh-faced, and usually donning authentic vintage or couture gowns, brides elicit a down-to-Earth warmth with this style.

Design + Planning: Marilyn Ambra | Photographer: Feather and Stone | Venue: Villa Montalvo, Saratoga | Caterer: Café Primavera | Entertainment/DJ: Image Source Entert. | Floral: Studio Mondine | Lighting: Bright Event Rentals | Rentals/Furnishings: Bright Event Rentals | Furnishings: Blueprint Studio Designs | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Gown: Romona Keveza

3. A Personal Touch

Personalized Chic And Stylish Decor - There’s no better way to unique personality into the seams of a design like incorporating your hobby or profession. Creativity is looming in the air in this city, so it comes as no surprise to see it incorporated in many Northern California celebrations. Our groom Adam created the lounge and ceremony furniture for his wedding and it was sheer perfection.

Venue:  Private Estate, Angwin, CA | Caterer:  Oak Avenue Catering | Photo: Sarah Marcella | Music:  Night Train | Rentals:  Bright Event Rentals | Linen:  La Tavola Linen | Hair + Makeup:  Brush Salon

4. A Trip Back in Time

Historic Landmark Venues - Edifices crawling with character; a wall that, if could talk, would tell decades of stories rich in life. These are the ideal venues San Francisco couples seek out when planning their wedding. In these celebrations, the venue becomes its own design element and serves as the sun in which all other elements rotate around.

Venue + Catering: Mayacama , Healdsburg | Photographer: Myrtle + Marjoram | Florals: Loop Flowers | Rentals/Lighting: Bright Event Rentals | Furnishings: Blueprint Studio Designs  | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Music: Wine Country Entertainment | Paper Goods: Vera Wang | Hyegraph | Beauty: Julie Morgan Hair & Makeup


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