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MEAGHAN AND TONY'S WEDDING

April, 2009 in San Francisco
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Ceremony: Berkeley Rose Garden
Reception: The Cliff House

Vendors

Venues

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Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Montclair Bakery

San Francisco, CA, USA

Coordinator:

Jean Marks

San Francisco, CA, USA

DJ:

Feet First Events

San Francisco, CA, USA

Photographer:

Tu Photography

1560 4th St # C
San Rafael, CA, United States

Ceremony:

Berkeley Rose Garden

1200 Euclid Ave
Berkeley, CA 94708

"Weddings have to be booked through the Parks Department, which is low-tech and a bit hard to work with from a distance, but the garden is spectacular and our guests loved it."

Reception:

The Cliff House

1090 Point Lobos Ave
San Francisco, CA, United States

Hotel:

Hotel Union Square

114 Powell St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"The hotel is lower on amenities (no on-site restaurant, no fridges in the rooms) but very high on charm. Our guests loved the hotel - the price was very reasonable and the service was excellent."

Restaurant:

Boudin Bakery & Cafe

160 Jefferson St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"The original purveyor of the sourdough loaves that launched a thousand subs."

Restaurant:

Chez Panisse

1517 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA, United States

"UC-Berkeley alumna Alice Waters created a whole new culinary tradition when she opened this restaurant in 1971. Just remember, they don’t serve contemporary California cuisine in your lungs, please don’t smoke in their restaurant."

Restaurant:

Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant

225 11th St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"A SOMA landmark before SOMA had a name, this place, like Anonymous and Anonymous, is all about margaritas and Tex-Mex standards."

Restaurant:

House of Nanking

919 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"This Hunan Chinese restaurant consistently scores one-star reviews for ambiance and service – yet there’s always a line out front. Yeah, it’s that good."

Restaurant:

In-N-Out Burger

333 Jefferson St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"There was a time (we call it the 90s) when SoCal transplants to Northern California couldn’t get a decent burger to save their lives. The long-overdue imperialistic ambitions of this chain have remedied that problem once and for all."

Restaurant:

Pancho Villa

3071 16th St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"When it comes to Mission-style burritos, no place is better (or closer to BART)."

Restaurant:

Sears Fine Food - Diner

439 Powell St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"You’d rather go to Mel’s, but Mel’s ain’t in Union Square."

Restaurant:

Top of the Mark - Bar

999 California St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Highest views in downtown San Francisco, and offering more martinis than Coit Tower."

Entertainment:

Amoeba Records

1855 Haight St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Hands down the greatest record store in the world."

Entertainment:

AT&T Park - Home of the SF Giants

"The House That Barry (and anabolics) Built."

Entertainment:

Fillmore Theater

1805 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Ground zero of the pychedelia movement. Something happened here in the 60s, but man, if you remember it, you weren’t there."

Entertainment:

Japantown

Geary Blvd & Webster St
San Francisco, CA, US

"America’s largest Japanese enclave, home to shopping, food and--during April--the Cherry Blossom Festival."

Entertainment:

Musée Mécanique

Pier 45 Shed A
San Francisco, CA, United States

"An amazing (and free!) gallery of penny arcade games and mechanical exhibits, most of which were salvaged from the Playland amusement park that operated on Ocean Beach below the Cliff House from the late nineteenth century until 1972."

Entertainment:

Museum of Modern Art

151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"One of the best modern art museums in the world."

Entertainment:

San Francisco Zoo

1 Zoo Rd
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Like any other zoo, except the chimps are Marxists, the reptiles are counter-culture drop-outs and the tigers are nudists."

Attraction:

Alcatraz

Alcatraz
, US

"A former federal prison so notoriously lax in security that it once let Clint Eastwood escape. Tours can be booked through www.alcatrazcruises.com/ or by calling (415) 981-7625."

Attraction:

Angel Island

Angel Island
, US

"This serene state park in the middle of the Bay boasts tremendous views, and hiking and biking opportunities. Ferry passage can be booked at www.blueandgoldfleet.com, by calling (415)705-8200, or by visiting Pier 41 in Fisherman’s Wharf."

Attraction:

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Formerly housed at the De Young in Golden Gate Park, this downtown museum is one of the world’s largest collections of Asian art."

Attraction:

Chinatown

Chinatown, California
CA, US

"Forget it Jake, San Francisco’s Chinatown is America’s oldest (and coolest) and your go-to place for souvenirs, dim sum or crispy ducks hanging in windows."

Attraction:

City Lights Bookstore

261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Original publisher and purveyor of Beat luminaries like Allen Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Bouroughs, the creaky interiors still house one hell of a bookstore."

Attraction:

Coit Tower

1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
San Francisco, CA, United States

"This spot sports some of the best views of San Francisco, as well as incredible residential gardens and the famous wild parrots of Telegraph Hill. You can get up the hill on foot or by car, but don’t bother paying to ride the elevator up the tower—you can check out the depression-era murals (and their half-hidden socialist iconography) in the lobby for free. In the words of Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo: “Well, that’s the first time I’ve ever been thankful for Coit Tower.”"

Attraction:

Ferry Building

1 Ferry Bldg
San Francisco, CA, United States

"One of the world’s busiest terminals prior to completion of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges, this building now houses an upscale gourmet market."

Attraction:

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA, US

"A quintessential tourist trap and a required stop for all first-time SF visitors. Highlights include the Musée Mécanique, clam chowder at the Fisherman’s Grotto, and the arcades and street performers at Pier 39."

Attraction:

Fort Point

Marine Dr
San Francisco, CA, United States

"This fort, now hidden directly under the Golden Gate Bridge, protected SF from attack during the Civil War. Admission is free, but only available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday."

Attraction:

Ghiradelli Square

900 N Point St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Originally the site of the Ghiradelli chocolate factory, this shopping center now houses a Ghiradelli chocolate shop and soda fountain, as well as several other boutiques and restaurants."

Attraction:

Golden Gate Park

"Over 1000 acres of sublime park space. Within the park are the California Academy of Sciences (natural history museum, aquarium and planetarium), Japanese Tea Garden, and M. H. de Young Museum of fine arts."

Attraction:

Haight Ashbury

Haight, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA, US

"This neighborhood is the center of the hippie universe, and still a dense district of quirky boutiques and cafes. Something happened here in the 60s, but man, if you remember it, you weren’t there."

Attraction:

Lombard Street

"The crookedest street in the world and the easiest way to freak Anonymous out."

Attraction:

Memorial Stadium

210 Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA 94720
, United States

"The greatest college football stadium in the world, situated on the greatest campus of the greatest university in the world. Go Bears!"

Attraction:

Muir Woods

1 Muir Woods Road
Mill Valley, CA, United States

"This grove across the Golden Gate Bridge is an easy way to check out 1000-year-old coastal redwoods, the tallest in the world."

Attraction:

Palace of Fine Arts

3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"A beautiful Greco-Roman structure and garden originally constructed in 1915 and now housing the Exploritorium science museum."

Attraction:

Palace of the Legion of Honor

100 Legion of Honor Dr
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Gorgeous fine arts museum (exhibiting mostly European paintings and sculpture) with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and greater San Francisco."

Attraction:

Powell Street Cable Car

"This relic of nineteenth century public transport runs from the Union Square area to Fisherman’s Wharf and is best experienced hanging on the outside."

Attraction:

Telegraph Avenue

"Known to the cool kids as “the Ave,” this boulevard of music stores, restaurants, headshops and street venders is Berkeley’s heart and soul."

Attraction:

TransAmerica Building

600 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"This modern pyramid is San Francisco’s tallest and best-known skyscraper."

Reception Venue:

Don Ramon's

225 11th St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Great private space, good food, very casual and fun atmosphere."

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