Meg + Ben San Francisco

We did a lot to personalize our wedding, starting with the ceremony. We did our own vows, and my stepfather officiated the wedding. And we had it just a few blocks away from our house in the courtyard of the Fairmont Hotel. During the ceremony, we could hear the cable car bells ringing. I grew up in the city so that sound makes me feel at home.

We chose the Fairmont hotel because we're San Franciscans, and the Fairmont is a classic piece of San Francisco history. The original building actually burned during the 1906 earthquake. The view from the reception was unbelievable and it overlooked the neighborhood I grew up in. We wanted to get married in a place that felt like home, and we couldn't beat the Fairmont.

 Meg, Ben, and their bridal party pose in the middle of a San Francisco street (on streetcar tracks, no less); photo by Sylvie Gil
 Wedding rings sit atop an elegant invitation suite, the groom holds a menu card for a photograph; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Corsages and boutonnieres for the bridal party displayed on a mirrored tray, the bride's heels in the middle; photo by Sylvie Gil
 A view from the Fairmont Hotel, Meg + Ben's gorgeous wedding venue which looks out over the SF skyline; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Meg, in a dressing gown, glowing before the wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Meg, the beautiful bride, posing for boudoir shots and getting ready for her big day; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Bride and groom before the ceremony, the bride holds her gorgeous white bouquet; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Bouquets and bridal party, dressed all in white, the bride bends to chat with her darling flower girls; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride, bridesmaids, and flower girls, each a vision in white gowns; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride poses with two flower girls in flower crowns; Sylvie Gil Photography
 The bridesmaids lean in, dressed in elegant white gowns, for a bridal party shoot; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The gorgeous rooftop ceremony space at the San Francisco Fairmont, adorned with white florals and a rustic wooden arbor; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The ceremony space, a ringbearer stands by the arbor, flower girls proceed up the aisle, Meg & Ben exchange vows; photo by Sylvie Gil
 A row of bridesmaids in white gowns look on while Meg & Ben exchange vows under a floral arbor; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The rooftop of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, a gorgeous venue for an urban wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Meg and Ben exchange vows under a floral arbor on a rooftop garden; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Just married, Meg & Ben walk up the aisle lined with clapping guests, and share a kiss outside the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Newlyweds walk down a San Francisco sidewalk toward the camera during a couple shoot; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Meg & Ben pause for a kiss on a San Francisco sidewalk during a couple session after their urban wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Leading their groomsmen and bridesmaids, Meg & Ben walk down a San Francisco sidewalk toward the camera; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Meg & Ben, along with their bridal party, posing for a unique shot in the middle of a San Francisco crosswalk, on top of streetcar tracks; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Meg waves to a passing streetcar as they pose in the middle of a San Francisco crosswalk, the Transamerica building in the background; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bridal party waves to the camera as they cross a San Francisco street with passerby; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride and groom pose for a kiss with their bridal party in the middle of a San Francisco street; photo by Sylvie Gil
 A beautiful candid photograph of the bride and groom walking through San Francisco after their rooftop wedding at the Fairmont Hotel; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Delicate cream florals and a glittering gold color scheme make for a truly elegant indoor reception at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Shots from Meg & Ben's indoor reception at the Fairmont Hotel - classy gold color scheme and cream florals match all the finery of the venue; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Meg laughs while friend and family give toasts at their indoor reception at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Ben holds his bride during the couple's first dance as newlyweds; photo by Sylvie Gil
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Wedding Planner: Kate Siegel Fine Events | Venue: San Francisco Fairmont | Catering: San Francisco Fairmont | Florals: Cherries | Hair: David Yepremian | Makeup: Rachel Picard | Paper Goods: Bella Figura | Custom Signs: Paper Tangent | Placecard Holders: Theoni | Caligraphy: Barbara Callow | Bride's Gowns: Pronovias, Casablanca | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection | Flower Girls: Little Dreamers Tutus | Ring Bearers: Men's Wearhouse | Groom's Attire & Shoes: Jos A. Bank | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank | Bride's Ring: David Clay Jewelers | Groom's Ring: Tiffany's | Cake: Inticing Creations | Lighting: Impact Lighting | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals, Designer 8, Barker D├ęcor |Ceremony Music: An Elegant Touch of Strings Quartet | Entertainment: Boutique DJ