Lisa + Eugene: Westin St. Francis Hotel Wedding Photography in San Francisco, Pt. 1

       The historic Westin St. Francis Hotel has a classic, San Francisco style, and up on the Imperial floor, the atmosphere turns gold, with Eastern Slavik details and design where the couple's wedding ceremony and reception took place. It was a venue perfectly styled to Eugene's Ukranian heritage and Lisa's beautiful style. The couple was breathtaking to behold amid the gilded chandeliers and 14 feet tall window panes, appearing like royalty: Lisa, in a silk, white, ruffled dress, and Eugene, in a crisp dark suit adorned with a pheasant feather boutonniere. 

        As perfect counterpoint to the elegance and gold, Lisa + Eugene were absolutely joyful and ebullient the whole day. "This is the best wedding ever!" the bride shouted time and time again, as if she could hardly believe it wasn't a dream. It was a gorgeous dream become real.

       As Eugene got dressed with his groomsmen, they all took shots of vodka, with an enthusiastic nod to the Ukraine. Then up and up he went, 32 flights, to the Imperial floor of the St. Francis, for the "first look." The bride came soon after riding the glass elevator to find him! With giddy expectation, they turned toward each other, checked each other out with huge smiles, and celebrated with a warm embrace. 

       The wedding ceremony took place in Victor's room, awash in light from floor-to-ceiling windows, and all watched happily as the bride came down the aisle escorted by her dad, to take her groom's hand and enjoy that wonderful moment when they were pronounced married, and kiss they did!

       Congratulations Lisa + Eugene! Below, are some selected photographs that capture the amazing love and joy of your day, from getting dressed through the wedding ceremony. Check back for Part II soon, for photos of your amazing party! 

  The Westin St. Francis has beautiful vistas of San Francisco's cityscape. We took this photo of the bride and groom on the Imperial Floor. The Golden Gate Bridge spans the length between them!   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The Westin St. Francis has beautiful vistas of San Francisco's cityscape. We took this photo of the bride and groom on the Imperial Floor. The Golden Gate Bridge spans the length between them! © Bowerbird Photography 2014

     © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 In the bridal suite at the Westin St. Francis.     © Bowerbird Photography 2014

In the bridal suite at the Westin St. Francis.  © Bowerbird Photography 2014

     © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The bride's shoes and bling! Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

The bride's shoes and bling! Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

 Wedding Rings Detail Shot. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

Wedding Rings Detail Shot. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

     © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  The bridal veil.   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bridal veil. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

     © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 © Bowerbird Photography 2014

     © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The bride in her veil. Westin St. Francis © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bride in her veil. Westin St. Francis © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Bride's portrait. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Bride's portrait. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Westin St. Francis. The father of the bride sees his daughter in her wedding dress © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Westin St. Francis. The father of the bride sees his daughter in her wedding dress © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Westin St. Francis. The bride looking gorgeous in her wedding dress! © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Westin St. Francis. The bride looking gorgeous in her wedding dress! © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Westin St. Francis. The groom gets dressed.

Westin St. Francis. The groom gets dressed.

 Westin St. Francis. The groom gets his boutonniere. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Westin St. Francis. The groom gets his boutonniere. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 © Bowerbird Photography 2014

© Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Westin St. Francis. The Groom gets prepped. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Westin St. Francis. The Groom gets prepped. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Westin St. Francis. Portrait of groom. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Westin St. Francis. Portrait of groom. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The groom with his glass of vodka. Westin St. Francis wedding. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The groom with his glass of vodka. Westin St. Francis wedding. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The bride on her way to the "first look." Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

The bride on her way to the "first look." Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 The bride rides the escalator up to see her groom. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

The bride rides the escalator up to see her groom. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 The bride makes her way to see her groom for the "first look." Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

The bride makes her way to see her groom for the "first look." Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

First Look. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Bridesmaids. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Bridesmaids. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Bridesmaids. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Bridesmaids. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Groomsmen. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Groomsmen. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Groomsmen. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Groomsmen. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 This bridal party is bringing it! Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

This bridal party is bringing it! Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 The groom watches for his bride walk down the aisle. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

The groom watches for his bride walk down the aisle. Westin St. Francis Hotel SF Wedding © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 The flower girls pave the way with flowers. Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

The flower girls pave the way with flowers. Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 The bride escorted by her dad. Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

The bride escorted by her dad. Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 The bride walks down the aisle with her dad. Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

The bride walks down the aisle with her dad. Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

 Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor in Victor's room. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor in Victor's room. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 The Kiss! Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

The Kiss! Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

 Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Westin St. Francis wedding ceremony on Imperial Floor. © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 The bride with view of San Francisco cityscape behind her. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

The bride with view of San Francisco cityscape behind her. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 The bride and groom take a break on the window sill at Alexandra's, Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

The bride and groom take a break on the window sill at Alexandra's, Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography.jpg

 Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

 Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

Couple's photos. Westin St. Francis © 2014 Bowerbird Photography

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

 

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Westin St. Francis Hotel

Photography: Bowerbird Photography

Videography: Joseph Alan Productions 

Cake: Elegant Cheesecakes

DJ: Amos Productions

Makeup + Hair: Mia Bella Salon

Dress: Blossom's

Suit: David's Bridal