Zeina + Sam: San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

       When we first met Zeina + Sam, we were immediately drawn to their warmth. These are two of the sweetest people we've ever met and their wedding was a celebration of that joy and love. 

       On a quintessential San Francisco autumn day (sunny!), Zeina + Sam started their wedding preparations by getting dressed at the historic Intercontinental Mark Hopkins hotel in their separate rooms. At the appointed time, Sam appeared just outside the hotel vestibule, and Zeina walked down the red carpet to see her husband-to-be for an adorable first look. When an S.F. cable car stopped up the street, the couple jumped aboard for a classic photo op, to the surprise and joy of the passengers. Afterwards, Zeina returned to the master suite for her family's traditional Lebanese reception full of tasty treats. Sam and the guys popped open a bottle of champagne and celebrated in a nearby park. Their wedding ceremony at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church took place under a mosaic, bedazzled dome. The priest placed gold crowns on Zeina + Sam's head, and they looked regal as husband and wife!

       The dancing started with a belly dancer, an was soon joined by a group of the couple's friends who performed their own choreographed number. When the bride and groom finally made their grand entrance, guests rushed the dance floor in celebration. Zeina + Sam looked so happy the whole evening. A perfect wedding day for a perfect couple!

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

 San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

San Francisco Wedding Photography at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. © Bowerbird Photography.

       Congratulations darling Zeina + Sam! You two are awesome!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

 

Wedding Vendors

Ceremony Site: St Nicholas in Diamond Heights

Reception Venue: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

Photography: Bowerbird Photography

Event Planner: Stacey & Company

Catering: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

Dessert: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

Flowers: Fantasy Florals 

Makeup: Sarah Hyde

Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel

Linens: Napa Valley Linens

DJ: Aykut

Pianist: Jing'er Xu

Belly Dancer: Maria Sokolova

Caricature: Zach Trenholm & Laura Gilmore