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Joan Gilbert Bride
San Francisco, CA
Wedding Fashion

Joan Gilbert has sophisticated, elegant and stunning wedding dresses. She has spot-on taste and an incredible intuition in terms of what dress works best for your body type. I looked all over Union Square at wedding dresses a few years ago so had a good sense of the options out there. When I got engaged recently I just went straight to Joan. The *first* dress she put me in was exactly right and is truly amazing and beautiful, playing up my benefits and downplaying my challenge areas. I'm so excited. Really, Joan is amazing.

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214548 l
Presidio Chapel
San Francisco, CA
Ceremony Sites

I got married in May, and we had the ceremony at the Presidio Chapel and our reception at the Golden Gate Club. I really couldn't have asked for a more touching place for our ceremony. I'm a military brat so this military post chapel felt very much at home for me. It's got so much character and history it felt like such a special place for our ceremony. We didn't have any flowers at the church and everyone was raving about how stunning the space was and how magical the light was shining in through the windows. It really stands on its own. I couldn't have been happier with it. Plus Jan and Paul who manage the chapel are really wonderful and warm to work with. I really appreciated their lovely energy.

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208745 l
Golden Gate Club
San Francisco, CA
Reception Sites

I got married in May, and we had the ceremony at the Presidio Chapel and our reception at the Golden Gate Club. I loved the combination because you've got a beautiful little corner of the Presidio all to yourself. We had cocktail hour in the eastern side room and then dinner in the Ventana room with it's striking windows and view. I'm a military brat so the space and concept of being in the old NCO club was absolutely perfect. The management was flexible and accomodating to deal with too which was helpful.

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216918 l
Hotel Griffon & Harbor Court Hotel
San Francisco, CA

I love Hotel Griffon. I highly recommend getting a room block there for your wedding. It's such a lovely little hotel with original exposed brick walls in a lot of the rooms. The rooms are small and quaint which I prefer. The location is fantastic, right across from the water and Ferry Building and within walking distance of many great restaurants and downtown. I got one of their executive suites with the patio for myself and really loved getting ready there. It was spacious and comforting. We had a nice day so it was lovely to have a second outdoor space in my suite to hang out in and enjoy.

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