St Dominics and Argonaut Hotel San Francisco Wedding – Patty and Erwin

We had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of Patty & Erwin earlier this month. The wedding was planned and designed by Melissa Fancy.

They held their ceremony at the very grand Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco. See images of this beautiful cathedral in the post below. The reception was held at the Argonaut Hotel near Fisherman’s Wharf.

The gorgeous florals were provided by Hayley at Calla Hill Floral. Hayley was so great with my clients and her work was superb!

This wedding was a great success thanks to the great work of these professionals:

Wedding Planner: Melissa Fancy
Florist: Calla Hill Floral
DJ: Four Leaf Entertainment
Venue: Argonaut Hotel
Photography: Jim Vetter Photography

Calistoga Ranch Rainy-Day Intimate Wedding – Marsha and Ian

Highlights from the beautiful rainy-day wedding of Marsha and Ian at Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga, California. Images by wine country wedding photographer http://www.jimvetterphotography.comJim Vetter Photography.

The rain really worked in our favor and added a real sense of uniqueness to this intimate wedding.

California Hornblower Wedding on SF Bay – Angie and Ross

There is no better view of San Francisco than from a Hornblower yacht. Angie and Ross had their wedding aboard the California Hornblower Yacht. A beautiful day. A beautiful couple. Congratulations!

San Francisco City Hall and Stern Grove Wedding Photos – Dulce and Cedric

Dulce and Cedric were married at San Francisco City Hall following a quick portrait session at Stern Grove. City Hall has their giant Christmas tree at the top of the stairs and it is breathtaking. Such a beautiful place for a December wedding!

Stern Grove is always beautiful with its towering trees and beautiful stonework and walking paths. Its worth checking out for weddings and other events.

Bride & Groom on the walking path in Stern Grove
Bride & Groom on the walking path in Stern Grove

Bride & Groom in the stage area of Stern Grove
Bride & Groom in the stage area of Stern Grove

Sweet nothings must have been something!
Sweet nothings must have been something!

Time to get married!
Time to get married!

Top floor wedding ceremony at San Francisco City Hall
Top floor wedding ceremony at San Francisco City Hall

Flower girl guarding the flowers.
Flower girl guarding the flowers.

Sealing it with a kiss and warming by the tree.
Sealing it with a kiss and warming by the tree.

Towering redwood trees at Stern Grove
Towering redwood trees at Stern Grove

Stern Grove stage area wedding portrait
Stern Grove stage area wedding portrait

Bride & Groom dancing on stage at Stern Grove.
Bride & Groom dancing on stage at Stern Grove.

California Hornblower Yacht Wedding on San Francisco Bay – Emiley & Joey

On a blustery December day, Emiley and Joey were married aboard the California Hornblower Yacht on San Francsico Bay. The photos at the end of this post really show the speed of the wind!

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