An Elegant San Francisco Wedding: Meg + Tim

I absolutely fell in love with Meg + Tim’s wedding as soon as I saw it last year on Jasmine Star ‘s blog. When a wedding photographer gets married, you know it’s going to be beautiful + full of unique details – and Meg’s was no exception! Meg + Tim choose one of my favorite San Francisco venues, The Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. They wanted their day to feel really elegant but still casual and that venue is the perfect location with the exposed light bulbs, tin ceilings, mismatching chairs and peeling paint. To contrast those details, they wanted to bring in elegant florals in deep reds + golds – sort of a throw to the Tudors. While Meg craved elegance for their day, Tim and her both wanted it to feel like a comfortable dinner party for our guests not a stuffy affair, so they let go of a lot of the traditional wedding day formalities in favor of lots of dancing, eating, and drinking. My kind of wedding! Thanks so much to the super sweet Jasmine Star  for the photos!

channel wedding shoes

Meg wore her mother’s locket and a gorgeous pair of Chanel heels.

wedding invitation suite

wedding dress with pink sash

Just LOVE Meg’s gorgeous Carolina Herrera wedding dress

wedding dress with pink sash

wedding first look photos

bride with wedding dress and pink sash

wedding dress with pink sash

bride and groom in black and white

How pretty are the bridesmaid’s dresses!? They are all vintage and were purchased at Shareen Vintage in Los Angeles. Meg wrote a fun post on her blog about shopping for the dresses for those looking for more details on them. :)

bridesmaids in vintage pink dresse

bridesmaids in vintage pink dresse

Obsessed with her bouquet by Studio Choo.

groomsmen in tuxes

book as a ring holder

headlands wedding ceremony

All the amazing design + planning was by the lovely Yelena Johnson of The Stylish Soiree. I’m loving the plum, pomegranate and deep purple palette – perfect for a Fall wedding!

ribbon ceremony backdrop

wedding program with crossword puzzle

headlands wedding ceremony

What song did you walk down the aisle to? My brother is a composer so he wrote and performed our entrance music… a beautiful piano piece. We had a fun “strike up the band!” moment when we were pronounced husband and wife and had our cocktail hour band, Gaucho, break out in All You Need in Love by The Beatles- horn section and all :)

headlands wedding ceremony

headlands wedding san francisco

headlands wedding san francisco

wedding dress with pink sash

wedding cocktail and glass

wedding ring

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? Tim surprised me with the wedding ring of my dreams at the altar- only I was too caught up in the moment to notice it. So after the ceremony, during our bridal party pictures, he leaned over to me and whispered, “Do you like your ring?” and I looked down and gasped. JD caught it all in photos so I have the moment amazing series of images documenting my reaction.

Another great memory for me was riding in my dad’s VW bus from the hotel to the venue and breaking out singing, “going to the chapel and we’re gonna get marrrriiiedddd…”

wedding love notes table

wedding make your own ornament

wedding make your own ornament

wedding reception tables

wedding reception tables with calligraphy

wedding reception tables with calligraphy

wedding reception the headlands

wedding cake table

wedding first dance black and white

Any advice for those planning now? Don’t sweat the small stuff… just make decisions quickly and if you’re anything like me, let go of the formal aspects of a wedding and embrace the idea of a fun party and it will be just that! Oh yeah, and HIRE A COORDINATOR, it’ll save your life!

Such an amazing wedding! Thanks so much to Meg + Tim and the awesome Jasmine Star for letting me share this wedding today! Meg + Tim’s wedding is also featured in the current issue of The Knot Magazine Northern California edition. Congrats guys!!

vendors:
photography: Jasmine Star // design + planning: Yelena Johnson of The Stylish Soiree // venue: The Marin Headlands Center for the Arts // catering: Katie Powers Catering // floral: Studio Choo // wedding dress: Carolina Herrera // hair + makeup: Lisa Strutz and Elizabeth Chang of Symmetry Beauty // lighting: Creative Lighting SF // ceremony recessional + cocktail music: Gaucho Gypsy Jazz // reception music: The Garage Band // linens: Classic Party Rentals and La Tavola Linens

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