Wanda and Mike are two of my favorite types of people. Why? Because they LOVE photos. Take one look at this gallery and you'll see exactly what I mean. They wanted to schedule time before and after the ceremony to take photos at City Hall and all around San Francisco as well! I was jumping up and down inside when I heard this, as I just love little wedding day photo adventures. When I first met Wanda at a cafe in SF to discuss her wedding plans, we instantly connected and I just knew their wedding was going to be spectacular. Despite living all the way in Boston, Wanda was determined to successfully execute her dream West Coast wedding, and that she did! With the help of her amazing wedding planner - Tracy Hensley. They had rented out City Hall (I have never in my life seen it so empty!) and the intricate design of this building provided such an elegant backdrop for the ceremony that there was no need for much decor. The following reception took place at the conveniently located One Market Restaurant. With great food and iconic views of the Embarcadero, this spot was the perfect location to host their post-ceremony soiree.
After the ceremony (and after the taco trucks!), we hopped in their limo and it chauffeured us around various spots in the city for some iconic backdrops for a couple hours. We all had such a blast taking photos all around!! I was delighted to see Mike feeling comfortable and having fun with it, as Wanda had informed me when we met at the cafe that Mike is a little camera shy and doesn't really like taking photos. But by the end of the night, Mike was thanking me for helping them have so much fun with the photos and he didn't feel awkward at all! Aww, words to melt my little heart!!!
These two are back in Boston now, but I hope one day I'll get to photograph them again. Who knows, now that I'm on the East Coast I might be the one visiting their city!
PHOTOGRAPHY - Jaclyn Lanae Photography
CEREMONY VENUE - City Hall
FLORIST - Flowers By Nina
HAIR STYLIST - Belle by Marine
MAKEUP - Makeup By Julie Dy
STRING TRIO - Corelli Strings - Midori Nakayama
TACO TRUCK - El Tonayense
RECEPTION VENUE - One Market
DJ - DJ Busy B