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Jennifer and Alex’s Kohl Mansion wedding was a day filled with love, joy, and celebration. Our preparations photos were taken at the Westin in Millbrae with a ceremony at the Holy Name Church is San Francisco and a Chinese/Vietnamese tea ceremony at the Kohl Mansion. It’s always exciting to be a participant in such an elaborate event and we loved watching Jenny and Alex really enjoy their grand celebration.

In any wedding this size it becomes important to understand who the family members are and to provide extremely thorough coverage. Sometimes it feels like you’re in the middle of a raging twister that is all around you as you capture one significant moment after another. We love the intensity as well as the responsibility of preserving the fleeting memories the couple will enjoy for years after their big day has passed. It feels like we gain inspiration from events such as this one.

The highlight location of the day was undoubtedly the Kohl Mansion. This venue has a particular charisma about it which makes even large events feel like an intimate celebration. It was so much fun to capture the wedding photos at Kohl Mansion that we still had energy left even after the 12 hour shoot. It also didn’t hurt that we live literally few minutes away and we were home to get rest in no time :)

Congratulations to Jenny and Alex!! We hope you enjoy this series:

Kohl Mansion Wedding Photo

Jenny looked absolutely stunning:

Kohl Mansion Wedding Portrait of Bride

Natasha went crazy seeing the yellow shoes! She’s been hunting down her own pair for our wedding forever:

Wedding Details at the Kohl Mansion

Westin in Millbrae Wedding Preparations

We didn’t have to ask twice for these fun-loving groomsmen to figure out what to do with the bouquets:

Groomsmen with bouquets at De Young Museum in San Francisco

Jennifer and Alex at the De Young Museum

Our favorite shot of the girls:

Fun portrait of bridesmaids caught in the Veil

Kohl Mansion edgy wedding photography

Kohl Mansion romantic wedding portrait

Kohl Mansion emotional bride and groom portraits

Love the Kohl Mansion! How can you get bad shots with backgrounds like this?

Bride and groom at Kohl Mansion

Kohl Mansion Chinese Tea Ceremony

Kohl Mansion vintage wedding portrait

Outdoor evening wedding reception at Kohl Mansion at Dusk

Kohl Mansion colorful wedding reception details

Bride and groom portrait on Kohl Mansion stairway

One particular time of the day when the Kohl Mansion looked magnificent was at dusk. Capturing images of a venue just after sunset is something we try to to at every wedding and you’ll see these photos towards the end of this blog post.

Sunset at Kohl Mansion glowing venue portrait

The stars who made the day:

Wedding Coordinator: Mary Phan of Very Merry Events
Ceremony: Holy Name of Jesus Church
Reception: Kohl Mansion
Hair/Makeup: Maria Lee Makeup
Video: Thomas Hughes
DJ: Big Fun DJs
Florals: 8 Events Co

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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.