Hastings House, Half Moon Bay, CA

Hastings House is a place that I hold dear to my heart.  I too got married in this majestic garden almost 17 years ago.  What sold me on this serene location was its quiet, calming and peaceful oasis created by flowers, salt air (as the beach is right out the front) and the natural beauty if possess.  Linda and Richard Patterson do an amazing job with creating a magical place to exchange your vows in an intimate setting.

Anthony and Luigi, Chapel of our Lady, Presidio and the Oceano Gatehouse, Half Moon Bay

Anthony and Luigi’s wedding was a day of bliss!  Never have I met two more loving and upbeat people as these two.  And their families, oh my goodness… I wanted desperately to be adopted into this wonderful family unit from both sides!  The wedding was located at Chapel of our Lady in the majestic and historic presidio in San Francisco….  After capturing a few landmark moments within the city we quickly headed down the coast to the scenic and serene Oceano Hotel where they celebrated (can we say surprise flash mob performance by Anthony.. epic) in the gatehouse facility.  I felt so lucky not only to capture this day but to walk away knowing to amazing people that really made me smile from the day I met them!



Long Branch Saloon, Half Moon Bay, CA

This amazing venue just south of Half Moon Bay offers a quirky and fun twist on a country themed wedding.  Its like stepping into an old western movie set.  Ada and Corbin wanted to offer a fun and unique place that all of their guests and friends can celebrate their day but also play at their leisure.  It is set with an old Saloon, poker tables, horseshoes, and even a real pig!

This wedding had so much energy and so much life… the celebration of this awesome love was infectious!

Jacuzzi Vineyard, Sonoma Wine Country Wedding.

Talk about being transported back to what looked like a beautiful villa in Italy. This castle like venue, Jacuzzi Vineyard, that sits upon the never ending vines was a breathtaking location for a beautiful October wedding. The flowers designed by Deidre of Tutti Fiori were a perfect blend of the fall colors of the season. The decor was simple yet classy, again using the flowers designed by Tutti Fiori as centerpieces, Andrea and Bobby also creatively used mini oil and balsamic bottles for their favors…. loved it! And then there was the band! Best band I ever heard, Notorious… they rocked anything from the classic rock to the more modern dance songs. So fun to watch everyone have the best time ever!

And of course the groom rocked his awesome blue suit as well as the bride in her Maggie Sotero dress! Breathtaking!

Jaccuzzi Vineyards
Park Avenue Caterer
Tutti Fiori
Elegant Events by Michelle