How This Couple Turned An Airbnb Into Their Dream Wedding Venue

These days, you can make just about any spot a wedding venue. Angélique and John-Michael found Magical Garden Bed & Breakfast in San Francisco through Airbnb and turned it into the perfect setting for exchanging their vows. They juxtaposed the natural landscape with lots of fun knickknacks and cool textiles — and had a picnic atop Bernal Heights with their bridal party prior to their ceremony. Sounds like a pretty perfect day to us.

"John-Michael and I are travelers at heart," says Angélique. "We have adventured to 34 countries combined, and have no plans to slow down now that we’re married. Because of this, we decided early in the planning process to have a destination wedding in a place we had never been. We picked San Francisco... All in all, our wedding was a beautiful reflection of who we are. We did what mattered to us and ignored everything else."


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Photography: Maddelynn & Amari of Foot Candles Photography.









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The bride and groom read their vows from used books that they found a couple of days after they first met.

Paper goods: Wedding Paper Divas.
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Wedding dress: Sarah Seven. Shoes: Charlotte Rouse.
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A bright-red, linen suit and sewed-on heart patch make this groom's look anything but ordinary.

Groom’s suit: H&M.
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A mix of red and pink flowers match the groom's suit.

Flower dyed silk ribbon: Silk and Willow.

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What a way to start a marriage!

Picnic catering: Mission Picnic.
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Event design and planning: Bride & Groom.
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One of the groom's closest friends, Julio Marin, acted as an officiant for the wedding.


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Venue: Magical Garden Bed & Breakfast in San Francisco, California.
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This has got to be hands-down one of the coolest venues we've ever seen.

Day of coordination: Jocelyn Stewart.

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Bridesmaid dresses: Selected their own.
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Not something you see at every wedding: The bride and groom washed each other's feet as a symbol of their commitment to serve one another throughout their marriage.

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Totally digging the groomsmen's look.
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A classy-looking bunch.

Hair and makeup: Samantha Johnsen.

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Guests sat on Turkish rugs during the reception.

Cake: Pretty Please Bakeshop.
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