Lauren and Tom’s Big Fake San Francisco WeddingSan Francisco, CA

Last month I had the pleasure of photographing Lauren and Tom’s wedding here in San Francisco. Here’s a question for you, though… can you have a wedding if you’re already married? The answer is definitely YES! Lauren and Tom had a vow renewal that was disguised as a wedding, thanks to The Big Fake Wedding. For those who don’t know, The Big Fake Wedding is basically a wedding show that’s actually a wedding! Well, not really a wedding, but a vow renewal dressed up as a wedding. All of the “wedding guests” are engaged couples who get to see the vendors in action, as if they’re really attending a wedding. It’s a really neat idea and I’m so glad I got to be a part of it!

So let’s talk about the day itself. It was structured just like a regular wedding day. Lauren started out with her bridesmaids in hair and makeup. Once everyone was dressed and ready to go, we did some photos of the bridal party. I grabbed detail shots along the way. Once it was ceremony time, everyone gathered in the ballroom to witness Lauren and Tom’s vow renewal. The evening ended with eating, dancing and even a festive sendoff!

The best part of all this was meeting so many amazing wedding vendors. We’ve got some really talented people in the Bay Area wedding industry and I think most of them were at this event! I hope you enjoy these photos. I know I had a wonderful time taking them.

Beautiful wedding dress

Kendra Renee Jewelry

Acme Flower Co Boutonnieres

Groom putting on bowtie in mirror

Groom putting on bowtie

Bride standing in dress

Bride getting dressed

Bridesmaids helping bride put on dress black and white

Bride and bridesmaids laughing

Bride putting on shoes

Bridal party kissing

bride and bridesmaids laughing

Groom and groomsmen smiling

beautiful bride's bouquet

bride and groom laughing

bride and groom smiling

bridal party walking down san francisco street

bride and groom portrait

naked cake bloom cake

cake bloom wedding cakes

wedding cake detail

vintage wedding table setting

wedding table flowers

wedding table flowers

modern wedding table flowers

wedding place setting menu calligraphy

wedding table flowers

wedding table flowers

elegant wedding table setting

wedding ballroom reception

wedding head table decorations

wedding ceremony flowers

regency center sf at night

Harpist Krista Strader

bride walking down aisle

ballroom night wedding ceremony

bride smiling

groom smiling

bride and groom kissing

first dance black and white

first dance black and white

Lucky Devils Band

lucky devils band

bride and groom sendoff

Here’s who helped make this event possible:

Venue: The Lodge At The Regency Center
Floral + Event Design (Bouquets, Boutonnieres/Tables): Acme Floral Co.
Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop/Tables): Cyan Collective Floral Design
Floral + Event Design (Head Table/Tables): Green Petal Designs
Day-Of Coordination: Reed + James Events
Wedding Dress: Dean & Willow
Jewelry: Kendra Renee Jewelry
Hair: Corie Does My Hair
Makeup: Lena Chavez Makeup
Bow Ties: Xoelle
Catering: Farm Burger
Wedding Cake: Cake Bloom
Ceremony Musician: Harpist Krista Strader
Band: Lucky Devils Band
Vintage Rentals: Cherry’s Very Vintage Rentals
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Wedding Vow Art: The Standard Canvas
Paper Flags: Liddabits Design Shop
Wedding Invitations: Lotus and Ash

This wedding was also picked up and published on Ruffled.