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Better late than never right? I’ve been really bad at blogging these last few months and with the 2012 season over now I still want to show you some of our favorite weddings from the past year.

We fell in love with Tina, Johnnie, and their wedding the minute their inquiry came through and they told us the concept for the wedding is elegant, timeless, classic glamour and swanky. They were looking for pictures that would reflect all of this while capturing their energy, humor and fun. And the venue? What could be better for a classic glamour San Francisco wedding than the lavish and classy Julia Morgan Ballroom?!

Portraits of bride Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding


Bride bridesmaids getting ready for Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding


Groom getting ready for Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding


Bridal portrait with San Francisco view


As photographers we always look for emotions and First Looks are ones of our favorite moments of the day. These guys didn’t disappoint; Johnnie’s reaction to first seeing his bride was absolutely priceless!

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding bride and groom first look


Bride and groom portrait Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding


Getting married at Julia Morgan Ballroom


Bridesmaids at Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding


Groomsmen at Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding


Tina is a super talented designer and an ad/PR agency owner. It’s hard to believe it, but everything at the wedding – from the invitations to the Julia Morgan room decoration was done by her. Yep, doesn’t look like your typical DIY wedding, does it? I LOVED all the details and spent a lot of time jumping around the room trying to get the overall mood as well as every tiny detail.

Reception details Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding


Parting at Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding


Bride and groom reception toasts at Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding


One of the reasons we love Julia Morgan weddings so much is the ballroom ceiling – a beautiful honeycomb of wooden octagons. The lavish crafted ceiling adds so much to the overall look of the room and makes us want to include it in every shot! :)

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding First Dance


Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding photography


Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding photographer


BTW, if you’re looking for some useful wedding design tips, you can find them on Tina’s blog. From choosing your wedding theme, to reception centerpiece tips and how-to’s on elegant hand-stitched table numbers, embossed wedding programs, and birdcage card holders – Tina talks about every aspect of her wedding.

It was a pleasure to be able to capture your stylish wedding, guys! Congratulations once again.

All the wonderful vendors of the day:

Wedding venue: The Julia Morgan Ballroom
Wedding planning and design: Tina MarieMo Designs
Catering: Credo
Florals: Laura Little @ Floramor Studios
Hair and Make-up Artist: Jennifer Hom & Li Ann
Band: So Timeles
Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera
Bride’s shoes: YSL
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ralph Lauren & Monique Lhuillier
Menswear: Vera Wang Black
Invitations: Hyegraph

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Mike and Nat are a husband and wife photography team based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their relaxed style allows them to capture authentic moments while creating a stress-free experience. Choco Studio photographs weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Monterey.