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This summer we’ve been super lucky to see familiar faces at almost every wedding. We’ve seen our past brides and grooms as wedding guests, bridesmaids and groomsmen, maids of honors and even officiants! It feels good to see that we’ve made our clients so happy that they continue to refer us to their friends and family. This wedding was also like this – we met Sasha at a wedding last summer where she gave a super sweet and emotional speech as the maid of honor and were excited when she got in touch to have us photograph her own wedding.

Sasha and Evgeny got married at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco – one of our very favorite hotels in the city. Full of history and beautiful light, this venue is ideal for a real San Francisco wedding and it’s always a pleasure to shoot here.

Wedding dress detail at Palace Hotel


Bride putting her earrings and shoes on


I’m posting two photos of these shoes because I absolutely was not able to choose which one I like better. What can be better than sparkly shoes with red soles?

Wedding shoes detail


So which of these two shoes photos do you prefer?

Louboutons wedding shoes


As it often happens at weddings, we were a bit short on time, but we still had a few minutes to take photos of Sasha before their First Look. Sasha looked absolutely stunning and we could shoot her forever in this vintage hotel room!

Portrait of sitting bride with veil


A kiss in the hallways of the Palace Hotel:

Bride and groom reflection


This one is my favorite from the day, love how Evgeny is looking at his bride!

Bride and groom photo in Palace Hotel


Bride and groom on their wedding day in the hall of the hotel


Portrait of sitting bride


Groom kissing bride on the forehead


Bridal party on a pier in San Francisco with bike


We were lucky enough to photograph beautiful vintage cars at two weddings in a row this summer! Sasha and Evgeny chose to get an awesome white Rolls to drive them around for portraits. We pulled into a small, quaint alleyway near the Place Hotel to capture this photo:

Bride and groom with Rolls Royce


Bride and groom leaning on their get away car


Photographs inside such cars always have such a nice old time feel to them:

Bride and groom kissing inside the vintage classic car


The wedding ceremony was held at the Sunset Court of the Palace Hotel – an incredible room with a beautiful domed glass ceiling which gives the feeling of being outside and looking at the San Francisco cityscape while being in a warm room. We love shooting ceremonies in this room because it always has the most beautiful light no matter the weather and time of the day.

Wedding ceremony details chuppah in the Sunset Court of the Palace Hotel


Dad kissing the bride before giving her away at wedding


Emotional look during wedding ceremony


Both the cocktail hour as well as the wedding reception in the Gold Ballroom were beautifully decorated with lots of candles:

Cocktail hour detail vintage gift card box


Palace Hotel wedding reception details candles and centerpieces


The father-daughter dance in the Gold Ballroom:

Dad looking at his daughter during the father daughter dance in the Gold Ballroom of Palace Hotel


Loved the guest reactions here:

Wedding guests cheering on the bride and groom


Fun hora dancing in the beautifully lit Gold Ballroom is always a treat:

Fun hora dance in the ballroom of Palace Hotel


Wedding guests dancing


Bride and groom dancing their first dance


Emotional bride


Wedding rings


Dear Sasha and Evgeny – thank you for sharing your wonderful day with us. We loved being there for you and wish you the very best!


Thank you to all the wonderful vendors of the day:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Palace Hotel San Francisco
Wedding Planning: Any Occasion
Hair & Makeup: Faina & Mariya Andreyevskikh
Band: Regina All Stars
Florals: Supinere Floral Couture
Catering: Beli Deli

Sasha and Evgeny’s beautiful wedding was featured on The Wedding Channel Blog!

To view one more gorgeous Palace Hotel wedding photographed by Choco Studio visit San Francisco Palace Hotel Wedding Photos

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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.