Andrea & Michael's Wedding

Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral & Bently Reserve. San Francisco, CA

We still get some a warm feeling thinking about Andi & Michael’s beautiful celebration among family and closest friends at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. Andi and the girls got ready at the gorgeous Claremont Hotel & Spa in Berkeley while Michael was at his childhood home where relatives gathered with delicious food and drinks and the festivities were already underway.

Andi was composed and graceful while helping her girlfriends get ready and we loved the relaxed, warm, and cheerful atmosphere she created, which felt more like a small gathering of friends rather than a wedding morning with a thousand moving pieces. 

The ceremony took place at the magnificent Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Oakland: one of the most gorgeous cathedrals we have ever had the pleasure of photographing. Soon after, the couple and the guests made their way back to San Francisco where drummers welcomed them to the reception at the Bently Reserve: truly one of the most majestic venues on the West Coast. A beautiful mix of speeches, dancing, and traditions ensued such as the candle dance where the bride enters the dancing floor and takes turn sharing the candle dance with the women who love and support her. Andi and Michael stayed on the dance floor and kept the party going till the very end all while looking beautiful and elegant. 

Positivity, closeness, and fun were the theme of the day throughout and we really loved the time we spent watching and photographing these two families coming together. And, since Andi's sister was the one who caught the bouquet, we hope to be back some day for part two!