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MAYA AND STEVE'S WEDDING

August, 2008 in San Francisco

"Our wedding was absolutely amazing. We live in San Francisco, so planning a wedding here was easy (relatively). :)
We had an outdoor ceremony, and indoor reception. Weather can be tricky in San Francisco, yet end of August through October are usually great months weather-wise. We had gorgeous weather Labor Day weekend (which we've noticed is a beautiful time of the year in San Francisco)."

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Ceremony: Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden
Reception: Asian Art Museum

Vendors

Venues

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Band:

The Cheeseballs

San Francisco, CA, USA

"Exactly what we wanted - fun, lively, great performers, great musicians. We didn't want the music to end. It was the true party we wanted. Just make sure you speak with your coordinator in advance to ensure you get what you want - timing, types of songs you want or don't want played, etc."

Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Beaux Gateaux

2100 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Kay was great to work with. The cake had the look we wanted, and she was able to work with us on the flavor we wanted."

Caterer:

McCall's

San Francisco, CA, USA

"Fabulous caterer. Our guests are still raving about the food we chose to serve. The service was great. Our coordinator, Anna, was amazing to work with! They were so accommodating, willing to work with us, not pushing us towards expensive options (or recommending cheaper ones - silverware, china, etc.). I could say enough about how wonderful the experience was to work with them."

Coordinator:

Shannon Berry

San Francisco, CA, USA

"Worked with Shannon for our ceremony only. She was great. She went above-and-beyond to make sure our day was great. Had awesome ideas. Coordinated with our vendors. Made sure the day ran smoothly."

Dance Instructor:

Second Glance Dance

San Francisco, CA, USA

"Alison is great! Patient, excellent teacher. And she was fun! Lots of laughs. Made us feel very comfortable."

Limo Company:

Events West

San Francisco, CA, USA

"We used them to transport our guests from the host hotels to the ceremony site, to the reception, and back to the hotels. We used motorized trolleys during the day, and a luxury bus in the evening. They were perfect. On time. Professional. Great to work with."

Videographer:

Thomas Hughes Films - Videographer - P.O. Box 366, Ross, California, 94957, USA

Thomas Hughes

P.O. Box 366
Ross, California 94957, USA
415-257-2600

"can't rate since we don't have our video yet. However, our day-of videographer was great. We met prior to the wedding and worked out logistics together."

Ceremony:

Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

Great Hwy & John F Kennedy Dr
San Francisco, CA 94122, US

"Absolutely BEAUTIFUL location for our ceremony. The weather was perfect (Labor Day weekend). Although public, there were no major distractions. With all of the gorgeous flowers, the florist needs were VERY minimal, which was nice for the budget!"

Reception:

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102, US

"We loved having our Reception here. It's a slightly pricey venue (we had to pay extra for an educational room to keep the kids and babysitter in - and that's really why I'm not giving it 5 stars ... why they couldn't budge on this one room after all the money we were spending, I don't know!), yet it's gorgeous and definitely made the impact on our guests that we hoped for. We used the Loggia and Samsung Hall areas. Perfect. Absolutely perfect."

Hotel:

Mark Hopkins Inter-Continental Hotel

1 Nob Hl
San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

"For a wedding host hotel, I likely wouldn't recommend the Mark Hopkins. No coffee shops walking distance, no true useful amenities for out-of-town guests. It is gorgeous, and offers spectacular views, yet not too convenient for other things. Great distance to Chinatown, which our guests loved. The other very frustrating component is that there were a few mix-ups at check-in relative to the rate guaranteed. The hotel tried to charge my guests $80 more per night for a portion of their stay. Not something I wanted to deal with before my wedding day, yet we did get it all settled. Just annoying we even had to bother with this. Not a huge fan of the Sales individual we worked with. A bit more argumentative than helpful."

Hotel:

Omni San Francisco Hotel

500 California St
San Francisco, CA 94104, USA

"Great location for Chinatown and Union Square. The staff were all VERY accommodating, always wanting to help ... from the people I dealt with to the ones my guests encountered. Their process for a wedding block is very comprehensive. Makes you feel truly taken care of."

Restaurant:

Betelnut

2030 Union St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Fire cracker shrimp!! That's all we have to say."

Restaurant:

Burma Super Star Restaurant

309 Clement St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"The worst part is the wait, but the food is great! You have to try the tea leaf salad."

Restaurant:

City View Restaurant

662 Commercial St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Great dimsum! Walking distance from the Omni (and Mark Hopkins if you don't mind the hill)."

Restaurant:

Eliza's

2877 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115, US

"Excellent Chinese food!"

Restaurant:

La Vie Vietnamese Restaurant

5830 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Good, family-run Vietnamese food. Lemongrass Grill (prawn) is a must."

Restaurant:

Marche Aux Fleurs

23 Ross Cmn
Ross, CA, United States

"Steve's 15-minutes of TV fame. Yummy French Mediterranean cuisine."

Restaurant:

Naan-N Curry

642 Irving St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Nothing fancy yet good hearty Indian food."

Restaurant:

Plouf

40 Belden Pl
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Moules et Frites anyone?"

Restaurant:

Sushi Bistro

445 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Our favorite sushi in the city! Tell Shin we sent you! Let us know if you need any menu recommendations."

Restaurant:

Tia Margarita Mexican Restaurant

300 19th Ave
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Mexican food - reminds Steve of El Paso."

Attraction:

Alamo Square Park - Painted Ladies

"Famous street line of San Francisco homes, with downtown San Francisco in the background. Think back to "Full House" opening credits ..."

Attraction:

AT&T / PacBell Park

PacBell Park, San Francisco, CA
CA, US

"Go Giants!"

Attraction:

Crissy Field

603 Mason Presidio
San Francisco, CA, United States

Attraction:

Ferry Building - Farmer's Market

Ferry Bldg
San Francisco, CA, US

"The Farmer's Market is a must-visit Saturdays (and Tuesdays). Lots of great produce, vendors, food, etc. One a beautiful San Francisco day, you also get some amazing views of the East Bay, Treasure Island, Bay Bridge."

Attraction:

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA, US

Attraction:

Lands End

El Camino Del Mar
San Francisco, CA, United States

"We love running/walking this trail! Beautiful views throughout."

Attraction:

The Castro

Attraction:

Twin Peaks

"Get a fabulous view of San Francisco and beyond from the top of Twin Peaks."

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