5 Wedding Photo Ideas in San Francisco for Architecture Lovers

1. City Hall

There is no doubt that the San Francisco City Hall is one of the most beautiful in the world. No wonder so many couples from all over the world make it their wedding ceremony destination. With four magnificent floors and a gorgeous dome ceiling, it is a fantastic location for a photo-shoot.

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2. Financial District

The San Financial District is home to many beautiful buildings the design of which ranges from ultra-modern high-rises to beautiful century-old structures. It creates a perfect setting for urban-style photos and provides plenty of variety. Some of the notable spots are California Street (check out the view from the top) as well as the always vibrant and lively Market Street.

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3. Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. It was inspired by Roman and Ancient Greek architecture in designing what was essentially a fictional ruin from another time.


4. Historic Hotels

Historic hotels lobbies can provide a beautiful setting for your wedding photos and San Francisco has plenty of them. Some of the gorgeous places to check out include the Fairmont Hotel at the top of California Street, The Westin St. Francis in the heart of Union Square and the Palace Hotel in the Financial District. Just be sure to check with the hotel management to make sure that there will be no issues or scheduling conflicts when taking photos inside.

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5. The Embarcadero

The Embarcadero, along the city’s eastern shoreline, is home to many waterfront attractions. With its iconic clock tower, the 1898 Ferry Building is a major food lover's draw, featuring restaurants such as the acclaimed Slanted Door, plus gourmet shops and a popular farmers' market. It is home to a number of beautiful piers, many waterfront restaurants, and spectacular Bay Bridge views.

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