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Classic & Elegant Rooms
From crystal chandeliers to silver platters, today’s wedding at The Fairmont San Francisco is truly one of the most luxurious hotels from the selection of San Francisco wedding venues. With spectacular cityscapes of the bustling city (located in view of the ocean!), there are plenty of reasons why this hotel stands out from the rest. Marble stairs, embellished moldings, encrusted wall decor and wood ballroom floors elevate all weddings held at The Fairmont. Choose from The Gold Room, The Venetian Room, The Crown Room or The Penthouse for your celebration. For outdoor space, the Garden Roof is a gem of The Fairmont’s where your guests can sip on champagne and enjoy a meal with romantic views of night life.
Dress Up…Your Appetizers!
One way to add flavor to your party is to “dress up” your food; and The Fairmont team does just that! Meal options include delicious seated dinners, a buffet, cocktail serving or family-style dinners created by their culinary experts. Caviar on sushi and “suited up” strawberries achieve today’s formal look. A variety of menu and beverage packages are offered to fit any of your event’s needs. Luxury doesn’t end at the door — The Fairmont’s fine treatment carries throughout the entire planning and celebration day, including all of the small (yet important) details!
Photography By: Alison Yin
About the venue
Immersed in fields of lavender, surrounded by the Santa Lucia Mountains are twenty-six pristine acres of pure luxury where your wedding muse will come alive. The Bernardus Lodge, an ultra sophisticated boutique resort, unifies European graciousness with the casual elegance of a California ranch resort. With only 57 rooms, this Carmel wedding venue provides opulence, intimacy, and exclusivity for the discerning bride.
Photography By: Alison Yin
The Destination Wedding
A destination of a wedding, by nature, becomes a mini vacation; however regardless of the location YOU are the main attraction. Guests making the pilgrimage expect a few “bride and groom” sightings before the main event. A welcome packet and/or itinerary is a creative way to communicate with your guests while removing obligation. The budget minded couple may choose a no-host cocktail reception to set the tone for weekended while those who enjoy a more lavish budget may opt for a formal welcome dinner to kick off the merriment.
Photography By: Leah Marie Photography
Views to Die For!
We have a sunset “sweet spot” for you today! On top of a breathtaking hill, about 1.5 hours south of Los Angeles in Temecula City, Callaway Vineyard & Winery offers breathtaking panoramic views, a top pick from Southern California wedding venues! You will want to be there when the evening sky turns an array of oranges and purples. It is easier and more fun to design your wedding when you have beautiful surroundings that are fit for you! With the option to hold your ceremony on the West Lawn, and several reception rooms of your choice, Callaway works with you to create your dream wedding!
Now That’s Something to Celebrate
If you are a golf enthusiast, then this may just be your spot, if the name sounds familiar your are right, founder Ely Callaway created the famous Callaway golf brand during a brief retirement from wine making. Now the famous brand is celebrating 40 years of winery success, Callaway’s Vineyard & Winery brings history to your wedding scene. The green lawn and expansive vineyard’s natural hues look lovely with any color palette. Soft pastels against the stonework exterior and wood-barrel rooms add a romantic glow, while jewel tones and pop colors create a wonderful contrast. All you need to do is accentuate what this winery already has set up for you!
Looking through the Lens with Leah Marie Photography
“When I met Seung & Julie, I knew they would be fun to photograph but had no idea the magic that would happen on the other side of my camera. As you can tell they are super photogenic! Their wedding was at Callaway Winery. The winery just did some major renovations and all of the new buildings are very modern and sleek which make for some amazing wedding portraits. The reception was held in the barrel room. The barrel room is stunning and one of my favorite places to shoot a reception!”
Have you been dreaming of a fairytale wedding since childhood? Do you imagine yourself surrounded by an enchanting forest backdrop amidst rolling hills and towering sycamores? Look no further, because Carmel Valley Ranch is the venue for you! Located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the Ranch offers the best of the Central Coast. Three different ceremony locations are available to fit each bride’s desires. Choose between the Vineyard Lawn with its oak grove and lavender field, or the River Lawn, surrounded by 100-year-old oaks and towering sycamores.
The More the Merrier
If a large ceremony is what you’re after, then the Valley Lawn, featuring a 500-acre playground is just the place for you. Along with ceremony options, Carmel Valley Ranch offers an array of reception options, each incorporating an indoor/outdoor ambiance. Take advantage of the temperate climate known to the Valley and have an intimate outdoor reception at the Organic Garden with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
The magic is truly in the details as menus etched into wood are offered for those wanting a more permanent keepsake. Equipped with a beautifully lit pool and patio, this Lodge is a truly a romantic fairytale destination. Make every dream a reality and celebrate late into the night at this incredible venue!
Looking through the Lens with Julie Mikos
“There were loads of gorgeous spots to photograph (in fact, it was hard to pick and choose which locations) and the staff was terrific. The food was also really yummy. Sarah Ward of Sarah Ward Events did a great job of coordinating the day, and I loved Chic Event Rentals and Rose Hip Floral’s simple design ideas. The architecture at Carmel Valley Ranch and the setting kind of speaks for itself!”
Wedding Credits: Venue – Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, CA; Photographer – Julie Mikos Photography; Wedding Coordinator – Sarah Ward of Sarah Ward Events; Floral Design – Rose Hip Floral’s; Rentals – Chic Event Rentals
Welcome to Timber Cove!
Located just north of the serene and relaxing Bodega Bay, Timber Cove is the perfect place to host your oceanfront wedding! This region of the Sonoma Coastline is known for its extensive wineries and world famous chefs. Timber Cove Inn sits right along this historic coastline offering an extremely peaceful setting for your celebration! With views of the cliffside as well as the expansive Pacific Ocean, this cozy venue hosts’ accommodations and amenities any water-loving couple would drool over!
Looking through the Lens with Susan Adler Photography
“Nestled along the rugged Sonoma coastline is a gem of a location: Timber Cove Inn. This is a naturally beautiful and unique wedding location that offers an incredible background for an intimate wedding ceremony and reception. I appreciate the views of the mighty Pacific Ocean and beautiful tranquil setting. The Inn can accommodate the bridal party and guests for a perfect wedding weekend. It is the quintessential Northern California experience!”
For your wedding up to 120 guests, you can choose from several outstanding coastal wedding venues (or indoor spaces) at the Timber Cove Inn. The Inn also provides wedding planning services and customized catering menus with world-renowned chefs from their own Alexander’s Restaurant! After the celebration, unwind with nearby attractions and activities such as wine tasting, kayaking, hiking, or visit the historic art galleries of Gualala. Enjoy a relaxing ocean front getaway at this enchanting destination!
Wedding Credits: Venue – Timber Cove Inn in Sonoma, CA; Photographer – Susan Adler Photography; Coordination – Timber Cove Inn; Floral Design – La Belle Fleur in Santa Rosa; Catering – Alexander’s at Timber Cove Inn
Sit back, relax and enjoy the biggest day of your life!
Today’s wedding features Charles Krug Winery, a Napa Valley venue among the top winery weddings destination! With a serene setting that creates a peaceful time to relish in your love, you can be surrounded by as many guests as you please. (Large weddings welcome!) But don’t forget to lounge around and enjoy the special details in your design. A cute, sophisticated lounge area like this allows great photo opportunities, as well as a fun and comfortable spot for your guests to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings! The contemporary pink and navy design of this wedding is uber-chic and almost resembles a styled shoot! But in fact, today’s couple really did tie the knot at one of our favorite wine country destinations!
Video by Luke Goodman Cinematography
Capture the Design Magic
Remember: Your photographer and videographer are your greatest assets for capturing all the magic that you, your planner and florist created! Make sure to choose someone who will be a great fit for you style, (as well as someone who is professional and fun!) Today’s couple chose wisely with Jennifer Skog Photography and Luke Goodman Cinematography. As you can see they make the magic come to life!
Photography by Jennifer Skog
Wedding Credits: Venue – Charles Krug in Napa Valley; Photographer – Jennifer Skog Photography; Cinematography – Luke Goodman and Pamela Francisco; Event Design & Planning – Amazáe Special Events; Flowers – Nicole Ha Designs; Cake – Studio Cake; Lighting – Enhanced Lighting and Sound
Venue Tells All with Candace Miller
Marina City Club boasts with shimmering seaside beauty! As one of our favorite Los Angeles wedding venues, we could gush about this sparkling venue all day. But today we thought we would let Candace Miller do that. After all she is the Catering Director at Marina City Club, and no one knows this lovely venue better than her!
What makes Marina City Club stand out?
- Views from our floor to ceiling windows on the 3rd floor overlook the largest man-made marina in the United States!
- The entire 3rd floor is completely yours for your special day. Only one event per day is scheduled to ensure top priority!
- We have in-house draping already installed, party lanterns with LED lights, baby grand piano and a Chandelier over the sweet heart table ALL at no additional charge.
How do you accommodate to your brides in a special way?
- Truly make them feel and understand we care about their day and vow to make is special as it can be!
- Help wherever is needed with the planning process, such as give recommendations and referrals.
- Our tasting is complimentary up to 3 people.
- We have one large Bridal suite and a smaller Groom’s room, both included with the venue!
Describe what you love most about Marina City Club.
- I love the flow of our space, it’s very non-traditional square ballroom type.
- The cocktail hour is host to a 360-degree bar with full service around the entire thing.
- The formal ballroom sits to the left of the cocktail hour space, providing easy flow from one room to the next.
- We have a small outdoor patio area and lounge area right outside of the Restrooms.
If you like what you hear, check out Marina City Club‘s profile for more dazzling details!
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<h3>Views to Die For!</h3>
We have a sunset “sweet spot” for you today! Atop a hill, about 1.5 hours south of Los Angeles in Temecula City, <strong>Callaway Vineyard & Winery</strong> offers breathtaking panoramic views — surely a top pick from Southern California wedding venues! You’ll want to be there when the evening sky turns an array of oranges and purples. It’s easier (and more fun!) to design your wedding when you have beautiful surroundings that work <em>for </em>you. With the option to hold your ceremony on the West Lawn, and several reception rooms of your choice, Callaway works <em>with </em>you to create your dream wedding!
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<h3>Now That’s Something to Celebrate</h3>
Celebrating 40 years of winery success, Callaway’s Vineyard & Winery brings history to your wedding scene. The green lawn and expansive vineyard’s natural hues look lovely with any color palette. Soft pastels against the stonework exterior and wood-barrel rooms add a romantic glow, while jewel tones and pop colors create a wonderful contrast. All you need to do is accentuate what this winery already has set up for you!
<h3>Looking through the Lens with Leah Marie Photography</h3>
<em>”When I met <em>Seung & Julie</em>, I knew they would be fun to photograph but had no idea the magic that would happen on the other side of my camera. As you can tell they are super photogenic! Their wedding was at Callaway Winery. The winery just did some major renovations and all of the new buildings are very modern and sleek which make for some amazing wedding portraits. The reception was held in the barrel room. The barrel room is stunning and one of my favorite places to shoot a reception!”</em>
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<em>Wedding Credits: Reception Venue — <a href=”http://www.callawaywinery.com/main.html” target=”_blank”>Callaway Vineyards & Winery </a>in Temecula, CA; Photographer — <a href=”http://www.leahmariephotography.com/” target=”_blank”>Leah Marie Photography</a></em>; <em>Florist – <a href=”http://www.sweetpetalsflorist.com/” target=”_blank”>Sweet Petals Florist</a></em>