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We love Jenna and Mike for many reasons. They’re extremely thoughtful, kind, and always smiling. I looked forward to our check-in calls, especially because their playful husky would make cameos (J+M were planning their San Francisco wedding from Boston, so we were hip to video planning pre COVID). Additionally, their fashion sense is on point - check out the bride’s modern dress below. And what really resonated with us was their approach to wedding planning. They wanted the celebration to feel authentic to who they are, so they prioritized accordingly skipping traditions that didn’t make sense, changing up food service and reception flow, and cutting out details they didn’t care about.

J+M picked the iconic San Francisco City Hall for their ceremony, followed by cocktail-style reception at Bluxome Winery. In between, the couple enjoyed their fresh new status as husband and wife, wondering around the city with their photographer Maya Lora. San Francisco was in rare form - beautiful sunny weather with not a cloud in sight…perfect for a serving of ice cream before getting to the reception.

J+M wanted the reception to feel like they were hosting their family and friends at their house, so a charcuterie station from the Cheese School greeted guests for cocktail hour (perfect pairing with Bluxome’s wine!). They also planned for open seating for dinner, with various vignettes throughout the space. We mixed lounge pieces from Bright with the venue’s long farm tables and bar height tables, to create intimate areas fanning out from the dance floor (which by the way was packed ALL night thanks to DJ Chris Fox).

One of our favorite details from the day is Jenna + Mike’s entrance into reception. Once the couple was announced and made their way through the venue, guests covered them with custom confetti, which not only added a splash of color to the floor, but also came out incredible in photos.

J+M kept paper goods to a minimum, but did incorporate directional/informational signage, as well as a polaroid photo wall for guests to populate as an alternative to a guest book. We also focused on large foliage instead of florals to warm up the industrial winery space.

Check out the rest of their San Francisco wedding details below!

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San Francisco city hall wedding, planned by destination wedding planner Liza Bagerman at Studio DBI. This modern and contemporary chic city wedding was full of custom details.
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Wedding portraits at San Francisco City Hall before this chic city wedding ceremony.
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San Francisco City Hall wedding ceremony in a modern wedding dress and tailored groom's suit.
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Modern San Francisco wedding reception with foliage, wine barrels, and pampas grass.

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