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What do you do if you wake up on your wedding day and it’s cold, rainy, and windy? Well, you smile and outshine the weather with your happy attitude of course!

Katya and Vadim’s wedding took place during one of the worst April storms this year and we had to quickly tweak the schedule and portrait locations to stay dry. The brave couple was determined to not let anything spoil their day, though! It turned out to be a beautiful and memorable wedding with great opportunities for photography.

Westin St Francis wedding portrait

Bride getting in her dress at Westin St Francis Union Square

Westin St Francis Hotel on Union Square, where Katya and Vadim were getting ready, has a gorgeous Hall of Mirrors which worked out perfectly for the First Look:

Bride and groom first look at First Westin St Francis wedding

Portrait of bride in the mirror hallway of Westin St Francis

I think everyone got a bit emotional during this intimate sixteen people wedding ceremony at the San Francisco City Hall, but Katya’s grandma really couldn’t hold her tears back:

Emotional wedding ceremony in San Francisco City Hall

This is the reason why people fly from all over the globe to get married in SF City Hall – the ceremony view is truly unbeatable!

Wide angle ceremony on the forth floor balcony of San Francisco City Hall

We love to create photographs on the Fourth Floor balcony of San Francisco City Hall:

Wide angle ceremony on the forth floor balcony of San Francisco City Hall

Katya looked absolutely stunning:

Westin St Francis bridal portrait

Bride on the grand staircase of SF CIty Hall

Portrait of bride and groom on the forth floor balcony SF City Hall

And then we were off to the reception. The whole room was transformed into a gorgeous lilac field and it smelled amazing!

Lilacs reception decor

First dance:

First Dance at Westin St Francis wedding

Westin St Francis wedding reception

Congratulations on your gorgeous wedding day, Katya and Vadim! Your hard work made it easy to get beautiful photographs :)

Here are the people who made this day possible:

Ceremony Venue: San Francisco City Hall
Reception Venue:L’Olivier French Restaurant
Wedding Planning & Design: Any Occasion
Hair & Makeup: Forever Makeup
Florals: Supiner Floral

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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.