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Kohl Mansion Wedding in Burlingame – Vica and Tony

When Vica and Tony told us they are getting married at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, I have to admit, we both giggled. We fell in love with this old venue many years ago – partly for it sophisticated European style and partly for its variety of gorgeous portrait settings both inside and surrounding the property. And maybe just a tiny bit for it proximity to home – nothing beats a ten minute drive home after a long wedding! :)

Kohl Mansion Wedding Photography

Having met Vica several years ago we knew that the wedding is going to be fun and bubbly and we were not disappointed. We also knew that we found the right hotel room in the morning from all the laughter heard from inside :)

Kohl Mansion bridal preparation

Coming down the stairs to finally see her groom for the first time:

Bride coming down the staircase at Kohl Mansion wedding

Tony was in awe:

Bride and groom first look at Kohl Mansion

And Vica really enjoyed his reaction:

Bridal portraits at Kohl Mansion

I have a suspicion these guys pretty much forgot about our existence as soon as they laid their eyes onto each other. We couldn’t ask for more – a relaxed couple and intimate and natural portraits is what we love to do!

Intimate and emotional wedding portraits at Kohl Mansion

Laughing bride and groom at Kohl Mansion

Harmonic wedding Kohl Mansion

Bride in Kohl Mansion library

Wedding day portraits at Kohl Mansion

Can you believe this gorgeous hundred-year-old building functions as a high school during the week?

Kohl Mansion wedding photographer

And then it was ceremony time:

Lawn wedding ceremony at Kohl Mansion

Right after Vica’s mom speech. I just love Vica’s expression here:

Bride and her mom during reception at Kohl Mansion

Thumbs up to the father-daughter dance!

Daughter father dance Kohl Mansion

I found a new favorite spot for the First Dance in the Great Hall:

Bride and groom first dance at Kohl Mansion

Congratulations Vica and Tony!! We loved being there with you throughout the day! Wishing you love and giggles forever!

- Nat

And the wonderful vendors of the day:

Wedding coordinator: Crystal Safra
Catering: Toast Catering
Florals: Roberto’s Flowers
Hair and Make-up: Holly Bromaghim/Jestinne Dumalag
Video: HD Video Memories

San Francisco City Hall Wedding – Alex and Patrick

It seems that the majority of intimate weddings we photograph at the San Francisco City Hall are out of state couples. We’ve shot brides and grooms from what seems to be each of the fifty states, but also from out of country – China, England, even as far as Australia.

The more I think about it the more enticing it sounds to run away with your love to some beautiful far away city, elope, and have a wonderful honeymoon exploring and having fun. No politics of planning a big wedding, no drama :) Maybe it’s not too late for Mike and me and we’ll run away for our 10th wedding anniversary :)

Alex and Patrick came here all the way from Texas to make their 12 year relationship official! They haven’t seen the SF City Hall beforehand and were absolutely wowed by its size and beauty.

Same sex wedding San Francisco City Hall


Creative same sex wedding photography SF City Hall


Emotional wedding photography San Francisco City Hall


Mike had the honor of being the official witness for this union, and after a short but very sweet ceremony on the fourth floor balcony they were finally announced to be married!

Same sex wedding ceremony San Francisco City Hall


Putting the ring on in San Francisco City Hall


Creative wedding San Francisco City Hall


Two people in love in San Francisco City Hall


Destination same sex wedding San Francisco City Hall


San Francisco City Hall wedding photography


Silhouettes during San Francisco City Hall portrait session


Alex surprised Patrick with a beautiful white Rolls Royce that brought them from the Fairmont Hotel in the morning and after exploring every possible corner and floor of the City Hall they traveled in style to Golden Gate Park.

White Rolls Royce at San Francisco City Hall wedding


Natural intimate harmonic wedding photography San Francisco City Hall



Congratulations Alex and Patrick, we were so happy to witness and document your beautiful wedding day!