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.
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?
So which of these two shoes photos do you prefer?
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!
A kiss in the hallways of the Palace Hotel:
This one is my favorite from the day, love how Evgeny is looking at his bride!
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:
Photographs inside such cars always have such a nice old time feel to them:
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.
Both the cocktail hour as well as the wedding reception in the Gold Ballroom were beautifully decorated with lots of candles:
The father-daughter dance in the Gold Ballroom:
Loved the guest reactions here:
Fun hora dancing in the beautifully lit Gold Ballroom is always a treat:
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