If you’ve ever been inside Stanford Memorial Church you know what a magnificent sight it is! When Christina told me she was an alumni of Stanford, and that her, Jamie, and her family and friends were all coming out from Ohio for their Stanford wedding, and wanted me to join them, I was thrilled!

As you can imagine the ceremony was beautiful! I mean really… How dow you take a bad photo in a place like this?!

And Christina and Jamie were so full of joy and life! I don’t think they stopped smiling the entire day!

The wedding reception took place at the beautiful Stanford Park Hotel. I LOVE this hotel! Not just for it’s beauty, but also for how wonderful the staff is! They are amazing! The service and hospitality is really first class!

We had a great time with Jamie, Christina and their wonderful family and friends celebrating their union! Here are a few of my favorite moments of their day.

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Sophia and Justin eloped at the top of a hill, on the small island in the middle of Stow Lake in San Francisco last night, in the pitch dark. No family or friends present. Just them, and the man who married them. So romantic! It’s like out of that scene from Braveheart!

Here are a few portraits we took of them about an hour before they were married…

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Photography by Brian MacStay and Michelle Davis of Brian MacStay Photography

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

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Priyanka and Tim’s Indian wedding at the San Mateo Marriott was nothing short of breathtaking! I love this beautiful culture! It’s so vibrant, colorful, and full of life!

Michelle, Ashesh and and I had an amazing time with the most unbelievable eye candy that was this beautiful Indian wedding, complete with the rituals of the Hindu ceremony. Rich in culture and rituals, Priyanka and Tim’s Hindu ceremony was very harmonic and visually spectacular!

And, of course, the party afterward was off the hook!

This is actually Part II of Priyanka and Tim’s wedding festivities! Part I, their American Culture themed wedding blog post, is coming soon!

In the mean time please enjoy my favorite moments from this beautiful Indian wedding!

 

Wedding Vendor

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue – San Mateo Marriott

Wedding Photography by Brian MacStay, Michelle Davis, and Ashesh Satvedi of Brian MacStay Photography

Hair and Makeup by Jasmine Kaur of From LB Salon

Wedding Attire from Sari Palace

Videography by Alex Bretow from Baldo-Bretow Pictures

Ceremony and reception flowers and decor by Nasreen Ahmed of Floral Creations by Nasreen

Ceremony sound and reception DJ by Raju (website coming soon)

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

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Built in 1926 the beautiful InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco is a spectacular hotel in the heart of the city! Their Sunday brunch at the Top of the Mark is well known for it’s extravagance, and has been voted the sixth best in the United States!

Each year the hotel hosts some of the best wedding planners in the business during the holiday season, and this year they were treated to this magnificent brunch! Not only is the food amazing, but the service is world class, so you can imagine what a great experience this was!

Michelle and I were privileged to be invited to photograph this event, and were also treated to this amazing buffet! Below are a handful of photos from this beautiful event! I hope you enjoy them!

 

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Event Vendors

Venue – Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

Photography by Brian MacStay and Michelle Davis of Brian MacStay Photography

Event Decor by Chrissy Wolfman and Jennie Peterson of InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

Linens by Napa Valley Linens

Flowers by Michael Daigian Design

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Chelsea Events & Floral Design

 Flowers by Edgar and Argie

Alicia K Designs

Glow Event Design

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Mandy Scott Events

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

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We spent a beautiful afternoon with Janet and Luis this summer in San Francisco for their gorgeous wedding! The day began in two beautiful suites at the magnificent San Francisco Fairmont Hotel where they both got ready with family and friends.

The couples traditional Catholic Ceremony took place at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. What an amazing house of worship!

That evening Janet and Luis’ wedding reception took place at The Golden Gate Club, where festivities began! Here are a few of my favorite moments of the day! Enjoy!

 

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Wedding Vendors

Getting Ready Venue – Fairmont San Francisco

Wedding Ceremony – St. Dominic’s Catholic Church

Wedding Reception – The Golden Gate Club at the Presidio

Wedding Cinematography – Shakewell Studios

Hair and Makeup – Maria Chang of Professional Makeup Artistry

Photography by Brian MacStay and Michelle Davis of Brian MacStay Photography

Transportation: Classic Cable Car Charters and Nationwide Limousine Service

Catering: Knights Catering

Lighting: Spintronix

Florist: Michael Daigian Design

Guitarist: Kaweh

Band: The Cheeseballs

 

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

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