San Francisco Sunset Hornblower Cruise Wedding with Jessica and Josh

We love weddings on the bay! And Hornblower Cruises is the very best way to get married on the bay 🙂 We had the honor of photographing the wedding of Jessica and Josh recently and here are some highlights below. Congratulations, Jess & Josh!

 

 

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Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos – Barbara and Danny

 

Barbara and Danny had the perfect wedding day at Inn Marin & Suites in Novato California. The weather was ideal. The guests were warm. The bride and groom were gushing with love for each other. Jim Vetter Photography LOVED photographing this wedding.

 

 

Bride approaching for First Look - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bride approaching for First Look – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
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Wedding Purse and Heirloom Handkerchief – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bridal Bouquet - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bridal Bouquet – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Engagement Photo signed by Wedding Guests - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Engagement Photo signed by Wedding Guests – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Groom dips Bride under the Big Tree - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Groom dips Bride under the Big Tree – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bride and Groom Portrait with bright foliage - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bride and Groom Portrait with bright foliage – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bride and Groom Kissing in Convertible - Lazy Dog - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bride and Groom Kissing in Convertible – Lazy Dog – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Groom dips Bride - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Groom dips Bride – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Mr. and Mrs. wedding sign - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Mr. and Mrs. wedding sign – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Sleeping dog at feet of Bride and Groom - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Sleeping dog at feet of Bride and Groom – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Engraved Wedding Rings - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Engraved Wedding Rings – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos

 

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery – St Leo the Great Church Wedding Photos – Kat and Huy

 

Katherine & Huy had an amazing Vietnamese-Catholic wedding day with wedding ceremony at St Leo the Great Church in Oakland followed by a gorgeous wedding reception at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton.

Casa Real is setup to really cater to vendors as well as wedding couples. This makes it a great place to have your wedding and your vendors will love it too!

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This was a BIG wedding day! The girls started before sunrise. We joined them at 7:00am as they were finishing getting ready for the day. By the time we arrived, hair and makeup was already complete and the bride and groom had given gifts to one another and to the bridal party.

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We then loaded up in a giant stretch limo (Best Time Limousine) with Daniel at the wheel.

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The first limo ride to everyone to the Groom’s house where there was a party going on already and we’d be picking up gifts to take to the Bride’s family at another party – the Tea Ceremony.

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At the Tea Ceremony there was a lunch feast and gifts were exchanged with family members.

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From the Tea Ceremony we went to the beautiful St. Leo the Great Church in Oakland  where Father Joseph led an inspiring service and pronounced Katherine and Huy, Man and Wife!

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The reception was held at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton. Such a beautiful space for weddings. The indoor shots below were photographed in the bridal suite at Casa Real.

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Casa Real on on the Ruby Hill Winery and is surrounded by vineyards. It is a great location for artistic wedding portraits.

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One of my favorite things about Casa Real is the Amber Room seen below. A wood burning fireplace and beautiful lighting make it an amazing spot for photographing the bride and groom.

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A wedding of this scale can only be possible with a team of top notch professionals. Our team included the following vendors.

Florist, Cake Maker, and Draping – Ann’s Bridal
Limousine – Best Time Limousine
Ceremony Venue – St. Leo the Great Church
Reception Venue – Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
Photo / Video – Jim Vetter Photography – special thanks to Beth Barton and Colin Pattison
Hair – Gary Patrick Salon – Nicole Medina
Makeup – Nicole Meadows
Catering – Phu Lam Restaurant
Bridal Gown – Trudy’s Bridal
DJ / MC – Northstar Entertainment

Las Positas Vineyards Livermore Wedding Photos – Kaitlin and Joel

 

Kaitlin and Joel were married on a gorgeous day in Livermore California at Las Positas Vineyards. Las Positas is an awesome spot for small to medium sized weddings. It is surrounded by vineyards and the property is recently renovated and feels very clean and kind of rustic-modern. We love being a Las Positas Vineyards wedding photographer!

 

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Below, Sookie the amazing wedding dog psyches herself up for the walk down the aisle.

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Wedding Professionals who made this beautiful wedding possible:

Hair: Hair by Missy
Makeup: Vanessa Van Krieken of Beauty Lounge
Cake: Cake Delight
DJ: DeBorba Events
Catering: Faz Pleasanton
Venue: Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore
Floral: Stems of Brentwood
Photography: Jim Vetter Photography

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery Wedding Photos – Monica and Eusong

Monica and Eusong were married at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery. We love photographing there because the venue is so beautiful and the staff is always awesome!

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The fantastic wedding professionals who made this wedding a beautiful success:

Hair & Makeup: PD Artistry
Venue / Decor / Catering: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
DJ and Lighting: AmosPro Enterprises
Event Planning / Florals: S&V Collections
Videography: Max Video Productions
Cake: AA Bakery
Photobooth: A Little Scene
Photography: Jim Vetter Photography

 

San Francisco Destination Gay Wedding Photos – City Hall – Castro – Haight Ashbury with Darren & Steve

Darren and Steve traveled all the way from Liverpool UK to San Francisco to be married at the famous SF City Hall. We gave them the rockstar treatment with morning Dutch Courage drink at Gangway, the oldest gay bar in SF. We then took them to SF City Hall for a beautiful ceremony and photographs. Then we took them on a tour of San Francisco with photos at all of their favorite landmarks. Such a fun day! Planning by O Frabjous Day Events. Photography by Jim Vetter Photography.

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Sequoia Retreat Center – Ben Lomond – Wedding Photos of Monique and Joe

Photographing weddings in northern California is such a privilege. Wedding days like the one we had with Monique and Joe at the Sequoia Retreat Center in Ben Lomond, California really make us appreciate the beauty of where we live and the warmth of our clients and their families. Monique and Joe are especially kind and staggeringly intelligent. It was a pleasure and an honor to share their wedding day with them.

(See more wedding slideshow videos on my youtube channel)
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Nature gave us one of the most perfect weather wedding days I can remember. However, it takes more than good weather to put on an amazing wedding. We had a stellar team of wedding professionals who really brought it all together:

Venue: Sequoia Retreat Center
Cake: Arizmendi Bakery
Florist: Eco Flower
Hair: Jasmine Loren Salon
Makeup: Makeup by Kimberley
Catering: Local Harvest Catering
Event Planner: Lux & Jasper
Band: The Peelers

Fern River Resort – Felton – Wedding Photos – Robin and Blair

 

 

Robin and Blair were married on a perfect May day in Felton California at the beautiful Fern River Resort near Santa Cruz. Robin and Blair are good friends of mine and it was a great honor and pleasure to photograph their wedding. They were surrounded by amazing friends, family, and incredible nature in this picturesque setting.

 

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San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photos – Susan & Tom

A week ago, Susan and Tom were on the beach in Hawaii, on a pre-honeymoon honeymoon I guess, when Susan noticed a San Francisco City Hall wedding had just posted. She hadn’t yet thought about getting a photographer for their upcoming elopement so she reached out to me immediately. I was available on her wedding day of Tuesday, 4.18.17 and here you go!

 

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Noe’s Nest San Francisco Wedding Photos – Rene and Joe

We photographed an intimate wedding at Noe’s Nest Bed and Breakfast in San Francisco for Rene & Joe. They are both from Saint Louis, Missouri but wanted to have their ceremony in San Francisco. (excellent idea!) After the ceremony the party moved to Finnegans Wake in Cole Valley. A very cool bar loved by many locals and travellers alike.

 

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