855 Bush St., Union Square
Del Popolo’s pizza is worthy of its fame—their Neapolitan-style pizzas are out-of-this-world good. They started off as a mobile pizzeria in 2012 and expanded into a brick-and-mortar space in Union Square in 2015. The beloved truck is still in business–and available for private events within a 50-mile radius of SF.
Dylan John Western Photography
Dylan's sensibility skews more fine art than over-the-top wedding, as his style is casual and unobtrusive, capturing candid moments from unusual angles, like the first look from behind a paned window. If you’re planning on getting married in an outdoor venue with a view (whether it be mountains, beach, forest, or plains), he’s an obvious pick.
Elan Event Rentals
Elan's cadre of beach-wood benches, rattan chairs, and rustic tables is best suited for outdoor events—they've been curated to blend into natural surroundings rather than overpower them.
When Christina Stembel was doing event planning for Stanford University, she was surprised to find that the majority of flowers used Stateside were imported. In 2010, she launched Farmgirl Flowers out of her living room with the commitment that she would only sell U.S.-grown flowers. Today, the company caters weddings, private and corporate events, and even hand-delivers by bike and car across the Bay Area, and via overnight shipping around the country. Farmgirl typically offers one daily arrangement (e.g., orchids, snap dragons, anemone, eucalyptus, even kale) wrapped in burlap, and in three different sizes, from "fun size" to "big love."
Foxtails Brigade is a local band with a bright future—we can't get enough of lead singer Laura Weinbach's bubbly, delicate voice. Being talented songwriters, their repertoire never feels cheesy, making them a great choice for any event.
2790A Harrison St., Mission District
This quality SF ice cream shop (which has locations in The Mission and Embarcadero) caters a crowd-pleasing dessert at events big and small. They're known for their somewhat unusual ice cream flavors (Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee, Salt & Pepper, Cucumber, Bacon…), but there’s also plenty on offer for the less adventurous sort.
82 14th St., Mission
For a less typical catered meal in the Bay Area, we recommend Rintaro, which serves excellent Japanese-style food at private parties. They also have a restaurant in the Mission, which is worth checking out, too.
Janis Anzalone Calligraphy
Janis' Instagram feed is an excellent place to get a feel for her classic calligraphy and illustration style. You'll find perfectly arranged inspirational quotes, carefully lettered envelopes from her current projects, and a few of her quirky and whimsical illustrations.
Jessica Lasky Catering
Jessica Lasky's meals always feel homemade, even when she's serving a huge crowd. With straightforward menus and a rustic style (think beer bottles on ice in old washtubs and charcuterie plates served on well-loved cutting boards), they do excellent dressed-up family style.
Julie Song Ink
Wedding invites are Julie Song's bread and butter, but her illustrations, calligraphy, and branding are all excellent, too. She's also really popular, so get in touch with plenty of lead-time. (Julie is responsible for the gorgeous watercolor menus at our goop x Net-a-Porter dinner.)
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