San Francisco Old Mint Wedding Photos with Tiffany & Luke

Last weekend Jim Vetter Photography had the honor and pleasure of photographing the very cool wedding of Tifany & Luke at the Old Mint in San Francisco. The Old Mint, built in 1869, is the actual building where they minted silver coins and made money. This building survived the great earthquake of 1906 and if you ever go inside, you’ll understand why.

This venue was a great fit for the unique personal style of Tiffany and Luke – slightly edgy, slightly industrial and classicaly good looking!

















And hats off to the amazing wedding professionals who made this event possible:

Catering: Culinary Excellence (Contact Danny – they’re in France for the next week) 

(510) 632-5520

Kalena Marie Events: Kalena Brose Event Planning and Design

(408) 482-3335

Venue: The Old Mint (Contact Tamara)


DJ: Absolute Soundworks (Contact Pedro)

(408) 891-4648

Hair: Hair by Blair (Contact Blair)

(510) 289-4645

Makeup: A List Makeup (Contact Casey)


Officiant: Luminous Weddings and Events (Contact Amber)


Wedding Cake: Copenhagen Bakery (contact Shari)

(650) 342-1357

Art Deco Wedding Photos – Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco

I approached the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco recently about doing a styled wedding shoot inspired by early 20th century bridal fashion.  What a blessing to be given the opportunity to make these photos in such an amazing location.  The hotel staff was wonderful to work with and just look at this amazing setting!

I’ve created a short slideshow video with the highlights of the day.

The gorgeous gowns featured in this shoot are those of indie couture designer, Amy-Jo Tatum.  Her designs are timeless and beautiful.  Absolutely check her out.  She also writes the popular wedding blog, Bride Chic.

We were so fortunately to have such talented hair and makeup artists for this shoot.  Monina and her team from Moderne Beauty really put the icing on the cake for us.  Thank you so much, ladies!

These photos with the panoramic views of San Francisco were made on the private deck outside the hotel’s premier guest suite.  Imagine starting your honeymoon in this room!

When the city lights start to come up, this deck is truly a magical place to be…

The grande staircase in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental, is a signature feature of this hotel and makes a perfect backdrop for this city modern, art deco shoot.

Our Team:

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco | 415.276.9619
Bridal Gowns/Accessories: Amy-Jo Tatum | 415.258.8204
Photography: Jim Vetter Photography | 415.789.6150
Hair/Makeup: Moderne Beauty | 408.489.7909
Floral: Floral Ornament | 345 California Street, San Francisco | 415-788-0353

Pacific Hornblower Yacht Wedding – Chanthy & Dan – Berkeley

San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Jim Vetter Photography had the recent honor of photographing the wedding of Chanthy and Dan aboard the majestic Pacific Hornblower Yacht out of Berkeley Harbor on the San Francisco Bay.  A wedding on the San Francisco Bay is a very special thing.  We cruised all around the bay from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate and back.  We even made a pass by the San Francisco Giant’s ballpark!

Chanthy was stunning in her Vera Wang dress.


Dan was as dapper, and as proud, as can be.  A very happy groom, in deed!





The ceremony and reception were held on board the Pacific Hornblower Yacht.  The ceremony was held at the dock to make sure that any boat rocking wouldn’t interfere.





The day was gorgeous, and although a little windy, it offered beautiful light for us to make these lovely creative shots of Chanthy and Dan.



San Francisco Wedding Photography by San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Jim Vetter Jim Vetter Photography is anything but your average San Francisco wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other San Francisco wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the San Francisco area.  This is San Francisco wedding photography at its best. Jim Vetter Photography is an award winning photographer based in the San Francisco bay area. Offering wedding coverage in San Francisco, San Jose, Napa, and destinations worldwide.  This wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the country and is located right here in the San Francisco bay area.

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Preservation Park Wedding Photos – Katie and Paul

Jim Vetter Photography just photographed a wedding at Preservation Park in Oakland for Katie and Paul.  What a fabulous location!  Who would ever guess that this little preserve even existed right there in downtown Oakland?  Preservation Park is a fully restored victorian neighborhood that feels a little like Disneyland when you enter – it is just pristine.

Katie and Paul both had rooms at the Marriott just a block away where they got ready before the late afternoon wedding.  Paul and his four groomsmen were so much fun to hang out with for the day.

Katie and her girls had a sweet suite at the Marriott with great window light which allowed me to get these beautiful getting-ready shots before the ceremony.

Katie’s hair was done by Mitzi at the BarberElla Beauty Lounge of Berkeley, CA.

Katie and the bridesmaids clearly are very close and have a long history of laughter together.  They made each other laugh so much that I seldom saw a straight face and I LOVE that!

The flower girl was too cute for words.  Seriously, I can’t think of any words…  just ADORABLE.

Katie and Paul took my advice and did their First Look before the ceremony.  This is such a great way to get great photos of the moment the bride and groom first see one another. The light was great and the moment was very special.

The bouquets and floral arrangements were provided by D’jour Floral.  Check out Katie’s waterfall bouquet above.

This is certainly a couple and a wedding party that doesn’t take themselves too seriously.  This made them all a great deal of fun.  Check out their Zombie Formal Photo coming up below… “BRAINS!!! Must eat brains….”

Preservation Park really is a cool location.  This is the outdoor space where ceremonies are held.  In an evening photo you can see the view from the stage.

A beautiful ceremony was performed by Reverend Jane Ramsey.

Attached to Nile Hall (the reception space) is Ginn House.  Built around 1890, Ginn House has two large parlor rooms and this amazing window flanked by old book cases and fitted with a large marble bench.  Such a cool space for a bridal portrait.

The music at the wedding was provided by San Francisco’s own DJ Mancub.  He does only a few weddings a year and it was awesome to hear great mixes and mashups at this wedding.  Thank you Mancub!

An incredible buffet dinner was provided by Katherine and her staff from Royal Raspberry.    And of course the gorgeous and tasty cake was made by Eve Samonsky.

Below is the view from the stage where Katie and Paul took their vows.

Super fun wedding with a great group of people.  Thanks for making us part of your day, Katie and Paul!!