Love is Colorful. Bold and Exciting. Love is worth celebrating!
A Monique Affair is all about effortless and colorful elegance. We are a collective of designers, planners, and producers who are dedicated to creating heartfelt and unique events.
We are a full-service wedding, corporate, and milestone event planning and execution firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Our professionally trained event team has been celebrating colorful love for over 45 years combined!
AMA was founded on the belief that all love deserves to be celebrated. In fact, we’ve been celebrating marriage equality since 1999. Our founder, Chanda Daniels, is a celebrated industry leader on the topic of marriage equality and inclusion. You belong here. Weddings belong to everyone.
Tell us your colorful love story and we’ll help you curate a highly creative, comfortable, elegant, and unique event. We’ll be beside you as you select your design aesthetic, choose creative partners, and host one of the best events of your life. We’ll be by your side throughout the entire planning process.
You know those moments in life that are just pure joy? Full of love and vulnerability? Maybe you’re taking the next step towards I Do or an emotion-filled first dance. Every detail of your day is important to you-I can capture these moments and make sure you have a blast at the same time!
I want to work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want. Do you have a vision? Tell me and I’ll make it happen. You don’t have any idea but you know you want to look good? We can do that together, too.
With over 16 acres of formal gardens, a one-of-a-kind grand ballroom, and nine dynamic event spaces, Filoli is the idyllic setting for wedding celebrations.
Filoli is dedicated to nurturing and growing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all that we do. Our core mission is to connect our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature, and shared stories. We strive to create a sanctuary for healing and building connections for all people. We are open to all and work tirelessly and collaboratively to create a place that welcomes and respects everyone.
Why Misti Layne (beyond the cool name) when there are so many professionals and amateurs with nice cameras to choose from?
I tell stories with my photographs for weddings and portraits. There is a story to everything right? There is certainly one to your wedding and even to a portrait session. The in-between moments can be the best moments!
Images tell a story and they are there for me to find. It is about me watching, listening, learning and being at the ready for the instant THE image hits me and I push the button. Most anyone can take a photograph with their mobile today. But this ends up being a random moment in time. With portraiture there may be moments between the intended images that really resonate beyond the standard. This isn’t one image. It is a series of images that provoke emotion and thought. This happens with trust and openness and I know I can only get this if you trust me and I am open enough for you to do that. When there is this intimacy, I can get to the heart of the images and that is when the storytelling photography happens.
This is about you, not me. It is your dream wedding, your celebration of a new baby, your wish to capture four generations of an ever expanding family or even just a new head shot for a new job. Every person, event, need and desire are individualistic to you. I don’t do this for extra money-it’s my entire life. I don’t do this because I like taking pictures-it’s my passion. I don’t do this because I have a nice camera-I do this because there is nothing else I desire to do. Period.
Melissa is happy to celebrate diversity, in love and being!
Whether you’re planning an intimate elopement, or a brilliant celebration, surrounded by family and friends, she would be happy to work with you to document every detail of your special day.
Melissa is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, travels often to Boston/Cape Cod, and is perfectly willing to travel to your dream location, also!
Events by GS is a wedding planning company operating out of San Francisco, California. Owner Luciana Guerrero-Shibatsuji is an experienced event coordinator who specializes in planning LGBT+ celebrations of all shapes and sizes across the globe. With a client-focused approach and meticulous attention to detail, she tailors every wedding to match the unique vision of every client she works with.
Events by GS is available to plan weddings throughout the US and beyond. Luciana has learned that every celebration is one of a kind, and she will tailor her services to fit your distinct needs, desires, and budget. Whether you require full planning or just assistance with any last-minute issues, she will put every detail in place for an unforgettable experience. Her services include:
- Full planning
- Partial planning
- Day-of coordination
- Event design
- To-do lists
- Guestlist creation
No two couples are alike and because of that, no two weddings should be alike. We strive to help the couple create their unique wedding so that it exemplifies their style and personality. No matter if it’s an intimate gathering of 20 or a tremendous affair with 500 guests, Dreams on a Dime can work with you to design your perfect day.
Jody is a wedding, lifestyle and travel photographer who captures special adventures and every day moments with an editorial and artistic eye, using and embracing nature and natural light in her work. Her boutique photography studio is only a few blocks from the coast in Northern California. She does all of her shooting on location and her production work in-house. She is familiar with great spots to shoot whether you are local or visiting and in search of a vacation portrait experience.
Jody’s clients say it best:
“She is practically invisible…”
“.. a spectacular lady with great professionalism”
“She has a natural way with people…”
“If weddings weren’t ‘once in a lifetime’, we’d
want her there for every one!”
Her laid-back style makes everyone comfortable in front of her lens. Her approach is friendly and unobtrusive; she loves developing relationships with her clients. She wants to tell your story through clean, beautiful and emotive images.
Jody adores shooting weddings (you may catch her with happy tears in her eyes behind the camera), and children’s portraits (she truly loves kids), and it shows in her work. In order to spend as much time as possible on each client, she limits her wedding clients to one per month.
My name is Nayza, and I’m an elopement, destination wedding, and portrait photographer located in San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Long story short. I started working in the wedding industry back in 2007 as a stylist, but photography has always been my passion. One day it dawned on me that photography is what I want to do until my last breath:)))
As for me, photography is an opportunity to tell stories of my heroes. I think that through photography we can make people, feelings, and events immortalized, and that inspires me.
Specializing in engagement photos to capture your relationship. Let’s talk about locations and looks that uniquely define your relationship and find the best ways to capture them together. I specialize in outdoor and natural light photography, no studio shoots.
Oakland’s Most Enchanting Wedding & Celebration Venue
Our panoramic view encompasses the blue-green of Lake Merritt and the lush Oakland hills. A special treat for evening events is the Necklace of Lights, which is a chain of lights on ornate Victorian light poles that surround the entire lake.
ESQUELETO features a thoughtfully curated selection of fine jewelry, artwork, and both handcrafted and natural objects. Owner Lauren Wolf first opened the shop’s doors in 2011 after relocating to Oakland from New York, where she established her namesake line, Lauren Wolf Jewelry. In 2015 ESQUELETO expanded to Echo Park, where Lauren opened her second store in the up-and-coming LA neighborhood. 2015 also marked the launch of ESQUELETO online, our comprehensive e-commerce site, making our products available to chic customers all over the world.
Truss and Ore offers custom designed, heirloom quality fine jewelry handcrafted with great care. As a one-woman business operation, it’s very important to me that my business values align with my personal values and ethical production is at the forefront of everything I create. I use certified artisanal small-scale mined 18k gold and source traceable, ethically mined and cut gemstones. I favor colored gemstones and see them as a beautiful alternative to diamonds. I’m continuously working to bring responsible jewelry making practices to the forefront in the jewelry industry and am always happy to discuss my practices with clients as well. Let’s work together to create your dream piece of jewelry for your special day and beyond!
W San Francisco is a stylish, cutting-edge events destination where celebrations are dynamic and meetings are anything but ordinary.
DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO WEDDINGS Celebrate your wedding at W San Francisco and enjoy access to unique banquet room venues, original amenities and inspired catering. Our team will help to design a downtown wedding celebration to perfectly match your style – from modern and chic to bold and daring. We host
GREEN MEETINGS Think an eco-friendly event has to skimp on style? W San Francisco can make sure your meeting is marvelous and that your wedding is a wonder, all while minimizing the impact you make on the environment.
SPARKLE + SHINE AT W SAN FRANCISCO With vibrant indoor and outdoor spaces, scene-stealing design, creative cuisine, daring libations, and supreme service, get excited about planning a San Francisco celebration that is unmistakably you. We’ll help to ensure your personal spin and style illuminate your special day.
Joy is a wedding planning company that helps couples organize everything about their wedding in one simple, well-crafted place. Using Joy, couples can create a beautifully-designed wedding website and mobile app, manage guest lists, send digital or printed save the dates and invitations, track RSVPs, link registries, host virtual wedding events, communicate with guests, collect guest photos, and more – all in one place, all for free. Visit withjoy.com to get started, follow us at @JoytheApp on social for wedding planning inspiration, and join our Facebook group ‘ Wedding Planning with Joy’ to connect with other engaged couples.
Full custom theme weddings from SF’s leading indie DJ’s. Share your love of music with family and friends. We’re here to help you make your wedding sound like the mixtape you exchanged when you first met. As featured in the SF Chronicle, SF Weekly, SF Bay Guardian, San Francisco Magazine, 7×7, The Bold Italic, The Bay Bridged, 48 Hills, Vice Magazine, Live 105, KQED and NPR Music.
The Argonaut Hotel is a 4 Star/4 Diamond iconic historical property located on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California, with its exposed brick exterior and imposing structure that overlooks San Francisco Bay. A 252-room boutique hotel, the Argonaut Hotel channels the architectural designs of the 1920s mixed with a strong seaside character with its Douglas fir beams and nautical-themed interior design. As a wedding venue, the Argonaut Hotel offers 7,000 square feet of events space in several rooms with varying guest capacities.
The outdoor Courtyard works well for both day and evening outdoor ceremonies and receptions. With trees that are sparkling with lights, the courtyard makes for a romantic setting with a maximum of 200 guests.
The Maritime Room is a truly unique ballroom with exposed brick, natural light and douglas fir beams. It measures 1,800 square feet and accommodates up to 175 guest for a standing cocktail reception or 90 for a seated dinner with a dance floor.
The Golden Gate Ballroom exudes class with predominantly toned down natural colors of tans, taupe and gold. It measures 4,200 square feet and houses up to 350 guests for a standing reception and 280 for a seated dinner with a dance floor.
At Northwood Rings we believe that every ring should be as unique as the hand it adorns. We create non-traditional engagement and wedding rings from bentwood, precious metals and natural materials. Our wooden rings can be custom crafted to your specifications and we’re always happy to work with couples to create a one-of-a-kind wedding set.
With our Care-For-Life and Perfect Fit guarantees, our free shipping and our excellent customer service you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.
Olive Bear Blackwood is an adventurous elopement and intimate wedding photographer for the LGBTQIA community and all bodies. Based in California and available for travel worldwide.
The Vybe Society family consists of some of the most amazing musicians in the Bay! The talent and artistry they bring to the group is why clients can’t stop raving about Vybe.
The Vybe Fam consists of Vybe Society (dance band), Just Vybe (jazzy, smooth r&b ensemble) and Classic Vybe (string ensemble). This year we are pleased to announce our newest addition to the Vybe family, Vybe Praise, our gospel vocal ensemble!
We are based in the Bay Area and will travel wherever your festivities may be! Since we range from a soloist to a 12-piece band, we can customize the perfect entertainment for you!
Click our website link below for more information and videos about the hottest band in Northern California!
Apollo Fotografie is an award-winning San Francisco wedding photographer & cinematographer collective dedicated to modern lovers. We are storytellers who thrive in diversity and use journalistic techniques to help you remember the happiest day of your life. With a focus on natural light & organic posing, we make sure our couples feel comfortable & at home in front of the lens. We aim to capture every precious moment of your wedding day as it naturally unfolds – so you can enjoy your day again and again.
Avoid boring & forgettable — let’s design a party that celebrates YOUR style and who matters most in your life!
What does an EVENT DESIGNER do, you ask?
Similar to an interior designer (but for events), I manage your event’s aesthetic plans. I am here to ensure all of your event’s visual elements work for your goals, theme, budget, and definitely wow your guests! Either with you or with your planner, let’s make it fun!
The event will be unforgettable because the design will focus on WHAT and WHO matters most to you!
Through truly listening to you, and by my special ways of gauging your tastes and dislikes, I will learn what is important to you. With this understanding, we will design the look of your event to impress your guests and to meet your needs.
I don’t want you to feel OVERWHELMED by DESIGN OPTIONS you’ve seen from other people — they’re not YOU and your party should be unique!
Not only will we clarify your style, but we will design your celebration to impress your guests and thrill you to pieces when you see it come to life!
The Chapel was named one of the ten most beautiful music venues in CA by California Home + Design Magazine!
The Chapel is San Francisco’s newest destination venue, offering live music, a full service restaurant and bar as well as exciting special event space right in the heart of the Mission. The Chapel occupies an historic 1914 building. The original chapel with its 40’ high arched ceiling was beautifully remodeled to create a stunning music venue with a mezzanine. The gorgeous building also includes an adjoining restaurant, four bars and a dining patio that combine the warmth of original wood detailing with the ambience of dark walls and amber lighting. We are located in the heart of SF’s dynamic Valencia corridor at 777 Valencia.
The Chapel is excited to execute a myriad of options for private events including music shows, weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, receptions, fundraisers, gala events and private dinners. The music venue is equipped with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video systems, as well as a stage, projection screen, lobby, coat check area and valet parking.
The Chapel offers the services of an on-site full service restaurant, The Vestry at The Chapel, which provides catering for all events and features a menu developed by Executive Chef Elaine Osuna. Menu options include passed hors d’oeuvres, family style and individually plated dinners, with a focus on seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients. The bar menu includes handcrafted cocktails, fine spirits, and carefully selected wine and beer.
The Chapel is happy to tailor our staffing to meet the individual requirements of your event. We offer an on-site coordinator, sound and lighting technicians, bar staff, servers, security, coat check, box office and janitorial services.
To book your next private event at the Chapel, give us a call at 415-551-5142, or shoot us an email at email@example.com.
The CIA at Copia offers a variety of picturesque indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, wedding brunch, bachelor, or bachelorette party. Our expert team will work with you on every aspect leading up to the big day, including menu development, beverage pairings, décor, or hands-on ways to weave fun food experiences throughout your event.
We are here to help and are booking virtual wedding consultations. Contact us today.
Enjoy that special birthday, anniversary, or office party in style. From private dining experiences to private cooking and wine classes curated by CIA experts, your event will be delicious and memorable for everyone. Our amazing spaces, including our new, 10,000-square-foot Hestan Kitchen, private dining rooms, gardens, and balconies, provide a beautiful backdrop for all celebrations.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is an idyllic resort wedding venue located in Sonoma, California. Nestled in the heart of the wine country, this grand property offers ample event spaces, tailored services, and luxurious accommodations for your wedding celebration. Sweeping views and exquisite landscaping abound at this picturesque property to create a wonderful wedding aesthetic.
Facilities and Capacity
At Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, you will find a space to suit every occasion. Whether you’re hosting a relaxed rehearsal dinner, sophisticated wedding shower, or your entire celebration, this property can accommodate all of your occasions. Stage your wedding ceremony on the meticulously manicured lawn, with views across the golf course. Or exchange your vows in front of the sparkling fountain surrounded by friends and loved ones. Host a poolside cocktail hour, allowing guests to mix and mingle while you take advantage of the endless photo opportunities. An elegant outdoor reception event is possible here, with the Pavillion able to comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests. Choose the seating plan and layout of your choice, allowing your guests to dine and dance beneath the stars. For an indoor reception, this venue offers an array of spaces to choose from. Plush furnishings, stylish decor, and cozy fireplaces abound within this property, providing a warm and inviting atmosphere. Get-ready rooms offer a comfortable and convenient preparation area for you and your wedding party. Your guests can delight in a luxurious overnight stay at this resort, with many amenities and surrounding attractions to enhance your wedding weekend.
At Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, their elite team of event-planners and amiable staff pride themselves on offering exceptional service. Their aim is to help bring your wedding day vision to life, tailored to your specific style and preferences. Their culinary team will work with you to design a decadent wedding menu, complete with hand-crafted, personalized wedding cake. Their award-winning wine list features an extensive selection of local offerings for you and your guests to enjoy. When you book Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa as your wedding venue, you can also opt in to their Platinum Honeymoon Program, which provides the perfect getaway after your big day. Outside vendors are welcome here, with setup and cleanup provided by the in-house event staff. A large selection of event rentals is also available to enhance your day. These include:
- Tables and chairs
- Audio equipment
- Tents and tent accessories
- Photo booth
Nestled at the foot of the Los Gatos Mountains, we are an Event Venue on 36 acres of lush gardens, whimsical features, and a ceremony space below towering Redwoods.
Park Winters is a boutique event facility and historic Inn situated in Western Yolo County. Surrounded by rich farmland and views of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, this idyllic estate features immaculate gardens, a stunning restored Victorian Inn, an elegant event barn and a salt water pool. The expansive grounds offer a variety of indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception locations. Since we serve only one party at a time, the entire estate is yours to enjoy and the sky is the limit with what you can do! Located near San Francisco and Sacramento, Park Winters is close enough for convenience, yet offers a true ‘getaway’ experience.
Risa James Events is based in Sacramento, CA. We handle weddings throughout the metropolitan Sacramento area. We love working with couples to execute the vision they have for their big day, or help them create a vision from scratch!
It’s stressful to host a wedding. The months leading up to the big day are a flurry of details and decision-making. When your wedding day finally arrives, you really only want to have one job: have fun! That’s where we come in. We worry about everything so you don’t have to.
As a former lawyer, Risa brings a unique perspective to wedding planning. She can help you with contract reviews and is always looking to minimize risk and liability. When you hire Risa James Events, you work directly with Risa throughout the process, and she will be your hands-on planner on your wedding day. Your wedding won’t be passed off to an associate planner or assistant. We book only one wedding per weekend, to ensure that you get the personalized service you deserve.
We have a robust non-discrimination policy and love working with clients from all backgrounds and learning about different religious and cultural wedding traditions.
We know you want to have a unique and memorable wedding. In order to do that, you need AWESOME music.
The problem is the wedding industry is overburdened with so many mediocre options and false promises which makes you feel anxious and overwhelmed.
We believe you should have the wedding of your dreams. We know what it feels like to struggle with planning the right entertainment, which is why we’ve helped over twelve hundred couples have their perfect celebration.
Here’s how we do it. First, we explore your vision and think BIG. Next, choose, plan and design. Finally, celebrate!
The region’s best dance bands, ranging in size from 4 to 12 piece groups. String trio or quartet for your ceremony and cocktail hour, Americana/Alternative/Folk or perhaps a Jazz combo, professional DJ/MC services, celebrity appearances — one thing we like to ask our couples — “If you could have anything for your wedding, what would it be?”
Let’s talk entertainment!
Since 1996, Hip Service has been generating crowd-pleasing music for couples on their wedding day. The band consists of world class vocalists, horn players, a funky rhythm section. Customizable 6-12 piece band specializing in high-energy dance music that packs the dance floor! Options are also available for ceremony musicians, cocktail hour, and dinner music.
Couple’s Choice Award – Wedding Wire 2012-2020
America’s Best Dance Band by the National Music Awards
Best Local Entertainer – Sacramento Magazine
The Bay Area’s Top Pick for Best Dance Band – San Francisco Magazine
Event Solutions Spotlight Finalist – Entertainment of the Year
Members of BBB Accredited A+ Rating
Members of ILEA – International Live Events Association
Hip Service will create a flexible program so your wedding day is unique. They offer music for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Their services include:
- Learning new songs
- MC/ DJ
- Customized entertainment and special requests
- Sound/PA system
- Different genres
- Celebrity guests
- Ceremony musicians
- Cocktail Hour Music
- Options for intimate gatherings, including live streaming for friends and family who are unable to attend in person
Hip Service is located in Northern California and travels throughout the US and beyond!
- San Francisco
- Lake Tahoe
- Los Angeles
- Santa Barbara
- Las Vegas
- Sun Valley, ID
Established in 1996, Fionna Floral quickly became the foremost floral design company for specialty weddings and events in the Monterey Bay Area. Fionna’s signature style combines a modern European sensibility with a classic abundance of flowers resulting in a distinctive and elegant design aesthetic. We create incomparable sumptuous affairs and lavish soirées as well as intimate events. Meticulous care and consideration are given to each and every design, always keeping the client’s overall vision in mind and allowing the unique personalities of each to shine through in our floral creations.
Designers, owners and floral enthusiasts Jennifer Zukovsky and Sarah Hackforth joined the team of Fionna Floral as lead designers in 2002, before taking ownership in 2012. Jennifer received a formal education in design before working for some of the most prestigious floral design companies in both Northern and Southern California. Sarah established herself as a highly respected designer and educator, inspiring countless students to become involved in floral design. Jennifer’s steadfast attention to detail, combined with Sarah’s creativity and easy rapport with clients, ensure that your vision is brought to life with enthusiasm and integrity.
Catta Verdera is committed to providing couples with a sophisticated and personalized wedding experience that is sure to impress their family and friends. Couples appreciate the ease of planning their wedding with an experienced on-site coordinator who will provide personal attention to detail and assisting in the planning process. Come experience the beauty and elegance of the region’s only Spanish style setting, located in Lincoln, California.
Wedding Packages Include:
- Private Retreats to prepare before the ceremony
- Ceremony Site with Chairs– Outdoor or Indoor
- Cocktail Hour on the Terrace (Butlered Appetizers)
- Reception Room that seats up to 200 guests – Indoor
- Tables, Chairs, Linen, Table settings, & Candelabra Centerpieces
- Dance Floor
- Plated or Buffet Dinner
- Iced Tea, Lemonade, & Soft Drinks
- Champagne Toast
- Coffee Service
- Cake Cutting Service
- *Alcohol is separate from the package and is based on consumption
For a private tour of this elegant setting, please call Christina at 916-645-6722 or Email