Kori-Renee and Karl’s Julia Morgan Ballroom wedding was something of a high school reunion. They met as teenagers, so their circle of friends essentially grew with their relationship. Their families were intertwined for pretty much a couple of decades. Their friends growing up were practically family as well, and you could see it.

The day started at Le Meridien in the Financial District of San Francisco where Kori-Renee got ready with a suite full of the ladies and bridesman (who will later tear up the dance floor). The guys also were in the building for a minute to suit up before heading out to a nearby pub to kill some time before the ceremony.

Kori-Renee and Karl opted for the more traditional approach of waiting for the ceremony to see each other, which added to the anticipation as Karl stood waiting for Kori-Renee to approach. Their ceremony included sand ceremony, symbolizing the merging of their two families.

Post-ceremony we had a little time for the group formals and then some time for Kori-Renee and Karl to have some 1 on 1 time for a minute before heading up for the reception.

The decor of the setup was stunning – a classic look that I’ve come to always expect from Mandy Scott. After a rousing entrance by the wedding party, the couple sat with their at the head table in the center of the room alongside their closest friends. They were regaled with lovely memories throughout the night before leading the guests out on the dance floor.

While not fans of cake, the newlyweds cut a pie to signal the opening of the dessert table.

And while some guests shot directly out to the dance floor…

Other guests seemed content to find a quiet corner by themselves.

Before the end of the night we got to go up to the roof for a breath of fresh air and some pretty epic city light shots!

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