San Francisco Dunsmuir Estate Wedding

destination weddingsSan Francisco Dunsmuir Estate Wedding, as seen in Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Magazine!  Christina & Brian are an amazing couple that would be any photographer’s dream – elegant, fun loving, and totally into doing whatever it takes to get great images!  They had the wonderful idea of taking a few hours before the wedding ceremony to do a photo tour with us showcasing their favorite parts of San Francisco.  If you are comfortable with seeing each other ahead of time , we really recommend doing this!

We met at their house by the Bay Bridge to capture the stunning view that they wake up to each day.  After that, we all piled into a friend’s car to hit the town!  Shane and I haven’t spent a lot of time in SF, and we couldn’t think of a better way to get an introduction to the city that Christina & Brian love.

After a fun filled morning of shooting in San Francisco, we rode with Christina & Brian out to the Dunsmuir Estate.  This historic house was built in 1878 and is a gorgeous example of Neoclassical-Revival architecture.  It felt like a fairy tale walking down the long dirt road lined with lush trees and gardens to the ceremony site overlooking the pond.

Christina’s Chinese heritage is very special to her and she incorporated the traditional Chinese wedding color, red, beautifully into the attire and decor.  We loved all of the fantastic details; the red and orange parasols available to guests, her beautiful bright red shoes, and the elegant, whimsical red and orange cake!   As the sun went down, their guests listened to the live blue grass band, played croquet on the lawn, and sipped wine beneath the stars.  In the darkness, the tent glowed with the view of the mansion in the distance.  A perfect ending to a perfect day.

WEDDING DETAILS

Coordinator: Grace Lee
Venue: Historic Dunsmuir Estate
Floral Design: Spiral Hand
Caterer: Miraglia Catering
DJ: AEC Marin
Officiant: Gerry Murphy
Canopy & Rentals: WineCountryParty