Many of our California brides based in the Bay Area ask us for recommendations on wedding vendors, so we thought we would compile a list for you. Here are the top wedding planners, makeup artists, and photographers who specialize and have experience with Chinese-American weddings serving the San Francisco, Bay Area region.
Bridal Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Soyi Makeup & Hair
Soyi Make-up & Hair is a team of experienced, energetic and passionate Make-Up Artists based in San Francisco Bay Area, California specializing in stunning bridal make-up. Read about her tips on getting your asian makeup look right on our blog here!
Website: www.soyimakeup.com | Instagram: @soyimakeup
Makeup by Quis | Christina Chen
Makeup by Quis is a San Francisco based luxury beauty makeup and hair service company focusing on bridal beauty. Read our Q&A with Christina here on our blog to learn more about her style.
Website: makeupbyq.com | Instagram: @quissy
Bun Bun Bridal Lab
Bun Bun Bridal Lab is a team of 15+ experienced and dedicated makeup artists and hairstylists who will help you look elegant and feel beautiful on your wedding day! Our team can accommodate bridal parties of all sizes, styles, and needs from wedding makeup and hair to bridal headpieces.
See more of their favorite bridal looks on Asian-American brides on our blog post here.
Website: www.bunbunbridallab.com | Instagram: @bun_bun_bridal_lab | Yelp: Link
Mari Marry is based in San Francisco Bay Area, CA. They offer professional makeup and hairstyling services for celebrities, weddings, bridal parties, and corporate events. Their goal is to have all of their clients feel satisfied and blessed on their wedding day.
See photos of Mari Marry's bridal makeup and hairstyles on our blog post here.
Website: www.marimarry.com | Instagram: @marimarry.mua | Yelp: Link
Urban Beauty Loft
Urban Beauty Loft was founded by Joey and Fiona–two passionate and experienced artists who envisioned a better experience for brides. They'll work together with you to create your dream bridal look based on your features, personal style, and overall vision. Their goal is to help you bring out your inner beauty and create lasting memories on your wedding day.
See photos of Urban Beauty Loft's bridal makeup and hairstyles on our blog post here.
Website: www.urbanbeautyloft.com | Instagram: @urbanbeautyloft | Yelp: Link
Joyce Zhou Designs
Joyce Zhou Designs is a professional makeup and hairstylist studio. Whether it's for your wedding, engagement, maternity, or company headshots, Joyce Zhou Designs' beauty team brings you a natural, yet glamorous look on your special day.
See photos of Joyce Zhou Designs' bridal makeup and hairstyles on our blog post here.
Website: www.joycezhoudesigns.com | Instagram: @joycezhoudesigns | Yelp: Link
Jasmine Lee Photography
Jasmine Lee is a destination wedding and lifestyle photographer residing in San Francisco, California. She was named one of “Best Wedding Photographers in California” by MODWedding.
She is devoted to discerning couples and individuals that value the quality of crafting artistic and timeless imagery they will cherish for a lifetime.
Her work has been featured in nationwide prints such as BRIDES and Modern Luxury Brides.
See more of her timeless and romantic wedding photos here in our Q&A.
Website: http://jasmineleephotography.com | Instagram: @jasmineleephoto
Cassie Valente Photography
Cassie Valente is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer. She's a native Georgia peach, born and raised in Atlanta (Go Jackets!), and now residing in the colorful Mission District of San Francisco. She photographs about 20-25 weddings a year, all over the country, and photographs in both digital and film formats. She puts a lot of love into what she does and is thankful for it every single day. Learn more about her style in our Q&A here.
Website: https://cassievalente.com/ | Instagram: @cassievalentephoto
Monica Lam Photography
Monica Lam is a fine art wedding photographer based in the Bay Area. She's a self-proclaimed old soul with a pesky knack for tearing up behind the camera. We sat down with her to discuss why she loves photographing weddings, her favorite time to shoot a couple, and the most memorable wedding she photographed! Learn more about her favorite part of weddings on our blog here.
Website: https://monicalamphoto.com/ | Instagram: @monicalamphoto
Vivi Lin Photography
Vivi Lin Photography specializes in different styles of wedding photoshoots. They provide their clients with a variety of photography options based on their preferences (i.e. dramatic & epic, natural & airy, film-like & vintage, etc.) Check out our interview with Vivi Lin to learn more.
Website: www.vivilinphotography.com | Instagram: @vivilovesphotography
Michelle Chang Photography
Michelle Chang is a wedding photographer based in the Bay Area. Her work has been featured in Style Me Pretty, Cake and Lace, Love and Lavender and more.
She finds joy in photographing the special wedding moments that bring together two families, two hopelessly romantic individuals, and blessings full of positive energy from everyone involved in the celebration process.
Aside from weddings, she spends her time traveling, cooking, and photographing beautiful lifestyle portraits.
Read our interview with Michelle Chang to learn more about her work.
Website: www.michellechangphotography.com | Instagram: @michellechang.photo
Peony Amour is a bespoke event planning and coordination company. Our primary goal is to ensure that the event host has a memorable, fun, and loving experience, letting their personalities and passion shine through, without having to worry about the little nitty-gritty details of event logistics.
Learn more about Katherine, founder of Peony Amour and her favorite tips for planning fusion weddings on our blog here.
Website: www.peonyamour.com | Instagram: @peonyamour
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Website: www.charmedeventsplanning.com | Instagram: @charmedevents
Blooming Wed's beautiful weddings have been featured in magazines from Style Me Pretty to Wedding Chicks. Her clients love her and have said: “Lisa truly loves her job and wants to create a memorable experience that lasts a life time for her customers.” (Yelp).
We sat down with wedding planner extraordinaire, Lisa Li of Blooming Wed, to learn her tips on planning a wedding on a budget, and her list of favorite wedding venues for Chinese weddings here.
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