Katie and Vikas - Trocadero Clubhouse, San Francisco, California

There’s something timeless and magical about celebrating your wedding surrounded by soaring high redwood trees. The Trocadero Clubhouse, nestled in Stern Grove, San Francisco, provides some amazing redwood trees to have a wedding in the middle of the city. When Katie and Vikas came to us for wedding photography, we could tell immediately what amazing people they are, and that their friends and family would be the same.

Venue: Stern Grove Clubhouse (Trocadero)
Photography: Eric - Inspired By Studio
Coordinator: Leah - Two Perfect Events

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Katie and Vikas get ready in separate rooms within the Trocadero Clubhouse. Friends and family joined them during this time to help and enjoy some laughs. Parents eventually join them and help put on the finishing touches. This is often the first time their parents will see them all dressed up in their suits and gown for the first time. Getting ready photographs like these are the opening chapters to a wedding album.

Katie and Vikas get ready in separate rooms within the Trocadero Clubhouse. Friends and family joined them during this time to help and enjoy some laughs. Parents eventually join them and help put on the finishing touches. This is often the first time their parents will see them all dressed up in their suits and gown for the first time. Getting ready photographs like these are the opening chapters to a wedding album.

Katie and Vikas’ plate setting was simple and rustically cute (is that a thing? haha). We really appreciated the fact that these were all compostable or recycled materials.

Katie and Vikas’ plate setting was simple and rustically cute (is that a thing? haha). We really appreciated the fact that these were all compostable or recycled materials.

We LOVE this idea! Aside from asking guests to leave a note for the bride and groom at the sign-in table, they’ve also asked to leave cooking recipes. This will surely come in handy in their new life together. We could probably write an entire blog on this :D.

We LOVE this idea! Aside from asking guests to leave a note for the bride and groom at the sign-in table, they’ve also asked to leave cooking recipes. This will surely come in handy in their new life together. We could probably write an entire blog on this :D.

While hiring a wedding DJ/audio technician for your ceremony is a good idea (for larger ceremonies where it may be difficult to hear), having live music, like a wedding harpist, adds a whole different level. Janice Ortega played beautifully and created a romantic ambiance as guests arrive. What a perfect combination of music and scenery for a wedding!

While hiring a wedding DJ/audio technician for your ceremony is a good idea (for larger ceremonies where it may be difficult to hear), having live music, like a wedding harpist, adds a whole different level. Janice Ortega played beautifully and created a romantic ambiance as guests arrive. What a perfect combination of music and scenery for a wedding!

You don’t always have to maintain your composure while walking down the aisle. Vikas, the groom, walks his parents down the aisle between the redwood tree, shows his excitement when he sees his family and friends.

You don’t always have to maintain your composure while walking down the aisle. Vikas, the groom, walks his parents down the aisle between the redwood tree, shows his excitement when he sees his family and friends.

The ceremony setup allowed for some seats and some standing room. This unique setup creates a nice dynamic for photographs. Also…check out those tall trees! So lovely <3.

The ceremony setup allowed for some seats and some standing room. This unique setup creates a nice dynamic for photographs. Also…check out those tall trees! So lovely <3.

Katie’s father was the officiant for their wedding ceremony, so there were plenty of laughs and giggles since he’s had experiences of her entire life to share.

Katie’s father was the officiant for their wedding ceremony, so there were plenty of laughs and giggles since he’s had experiences of her entire life to share.

Katie, the bride, and her best friends show what it means to be best friends. We were very impressed at how coordinated they were to pull this off.

Katie, the bride, and her best friends show what it means to be best friends. We were very impressed at how coordinated they were to pull this off.

San Francisco weddings usually could have unpredictable weather, but we came prepared with clear umbrellas. The rain did not phase them at all.

San Francisco weddings usually could have unpredictable weather, but we came prepared with clear umbrellas. The rain did not phase them at all.

The clubhouse, also known as the Stern Grove Clubhouse, is surrounded by many opportunities for beautiful wedding photos, with tall redwood trees and a lake for awesome reflection photos.

The clubhouse, also known as the Stern Grove Clubhouse, is surrounded by many opportunities for beautiful wedding photos, with tall redwood trees and a lake for awesome reflection photos.

Just around the corner to the Trocadero Clubhouse is Stern Grove Concert Meadow. It had some cool stone formations that were interesting for wedding portraits. It reminded us of Game of Thrones, and so we decided to incorporate a bit of a themed wedding with a GoT blooper (a coffee cup that was left accidentally in a scene).

Just around the corner to the Trocadero Clubhouse is Stern Grove Concert Meadow. It had some cool stone formations that were interesting for wedding portraits. It reminded us of Game of Thrones, and so we decided to incorporate a bit of a themed wedding with a GoT blooper (a coffee cup that was left accidentally in a scene).

And finally, how can we not talk about donuts at a wedding? Sometimes they’re better than cake. Sometimes having both is ok, too. You need to try all the flavors, it’s for science. Thanks,  Twisted Donuts !

And finally, how can we not talk about donuts at a wedding? Sometimes they’re better than cake. Sometimes having both is ok, too. You need to try all the flavors, it’s for science. Thanks, Twisted Donuts!