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We’re excited to post highlights from the recent wedding of Elizabeth and Chris at the W Hotel in San Francisco. January is usually a quiet month for weddings in the Bay Area, and that made this couple’s celebration even more unique. Liz and Chris’ ceremony and the reception party were blessed with clear skies as we joined their family and friends on a day that took us from their family church in the South Bay to the W Hotel in the city. Check out the hottest selections from the day below!

The morning photo session included preparations as well as Liz’ portraits once she was completely ready:

W hotel San Francisco bride getting ready


Edgar did a magnificent job with Liz’ bouquet and we loved all the details:

White bridal bouquet on the sidewalk


Liz’ shoes were stunning and we enjoyed getting creative for shots of their rings:

Black bridal shoes


St. Elizabeth Church in Milpitas hosted the union of Liz and Chris:

Couple laughing during wedding ceremony at St. Elizabeth Church


First kiss in a church


We made the best of the few moments available following the ceremony for portraits of Liz and Chris next to a classic American car:

Bride and groom portraits by W Hotel San Francisco


Bride and groom with antique car


Portrait of a bride with a car


Once we arrived to the W in downtown San Francisco we were wowed by the lighting and beautiful details in the reception room. Liz and Chris hosted a cocktail style reception complete with food stations, yummy drinks, and dancing into the night:

Wedding details in W Hotel San Francisco


Our coverage of this W Hotel wedding wouldn’t be complete without a portrait session set inside as well as in the area surrounding the hotel:

Bride and groom portrait in the bar of W Hotel San Francisco


We had a great time using all the settings and various glowing details of this stylish venue:

Bride posing in the lobby of W Hotel San Francisco


Wedding portrait in W hotel San Francisco


W hotel San Francisco wedding


Loved this capture during Liz and Chris’ dancing – they weren’t afraid to show their emotions as guests were cheering them on:

Couples first dance at the W Hotel San Francisco


W hotel San Francisco wedding reception


Do you ever see food that’s so elegant and unique it feels like a crime to eat it? This cake made us feel just this way, but alas, they weren’t going to let it go to waste :)

W Hotel San Francisco cake cutting


W Hotel San Francisco wedding reception


We had a blast for some nighttime shots around the W to truly set the mood for this San Francisco wedding:

Fun bride and groom portrait in W Hotel San Francisco


Congratulations to you guys!!! We wish you a lifetime of marital bliss :)


Reception Venue: W Hotel San Francisco
Hair & Makeup: Lisa Smith @ 5 Color Cowboy/ Tiffany Chiang
Florals: Flowers by Edgar
Catering: W Hotel San Francisco
Wedding Cake: A Spoonful of Sugar

5 Comments February 20, 2012
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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.