Mark Hopkins Wedding: Anastasia + Matt - Sneak Peek!

       Last Saturday was a perfect January day. Clear, crisp and sunny -- a gorgeous morning to wake to knowing that you will soon be married to the one you love. Anastasia + Matt tied the knot at the elegant and historic Mark Hopkins Hotel in downtown San Francisco, surrounded by their family and friends.  They are since off on their honeymoon in Mexico, but we got a message from them that they would love to see some photos.  We can't wait to show them either, and, to also celebrate Anastasia's birthday today (Happy Birthday!!!!) we're posting a little sneak peak. Their beautiful wedding featured a rabbi and a priest, a grand banquet, a big band, and joyous dancing late into the night... there are so many beautiful moments from the wedding that we are eager to share, but for now, we've put together this little taste from early in the day as the bride and groom prepare for their ceremony.  

 T he bride's wedding dress, called "High Society," hangs on a chandelier. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.
The bride's wedding dress, called "High Society," hangs on a chandelier. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.
  The bride, in her wedding pearls. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

The bride, in her wedding pearls. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

 The groom looks dashing, with a custom bow-tie, succulent boutonniere with the smallest ferns, and silk handkerchief.  © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

The groom looks dashing, with a custom bow-tie, succulent boutonniere with the smallest ferns, and silk handkerchief.  © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

 The bride smiles excitedly as she puts on her wedding dress. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

The bride smiles excitedly as she puts on her wedding dress. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

 The groom, outside the Mark Hopkins Hotel, moments before the wedding ceremony. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

The groom, outside the Mark Hopkins Hotel, moments before the wedding ceremony. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

 The bride and groom's wedding bands. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

The bride and groom's wedding bands. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

 The beautiful bride waits before her ceremony at the historic Mark Hopkins Hotel. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

The beautiful bride waits before her ceremony at the historic Mark Hopkins Hotel. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco.

 The bride and groom share a quiet moment together to celebrate just getting married! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San 

The bride and groom share a quiet moment together to celebrate just getting married! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San 

        Anastasia and Matt are one of the happiest couples we have ever met, and we are honored to have been there with them to document their special day.  Congratulations you love birds!!

xoxo,

Sam + Ariel

Vendors

Photography: Bowerbird Photography

Venue: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel

Wedding Day Coordinator: Chrissy Wolfman

Flowers: Soulflower Floral Design

Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel