Quirky wedding venues are quite rare in San Francisco, but I stumbled upon this one quite by accident. A friend of a friend introduced me to Miriam and Shannon, and I’m so pleased they did. This couple are so full of love for each other, and so warm and kind, I ended the day with new best friends.

The ceremony and reception took place at Firehouse 8, a historic San Francisco firehouse. An offbeat location for the quirkiest of couples. Miriam was walked down the aisle by her mother, and her father officiated the ceremony. With three daughters, and Miriam the youngest, this was his third and last time to marry one of his girls. He did a fantastic job, and as the couple read their vows there was not a dry eye between them.

Ceremony and reception: Firehouse 8

Wedding planning: Volare Events

Photographer: Me!

Honeymoon suite: Fairmont, San Francisco