November 6 Thursday
Healdsburg Day Trip
Picnic overlooking Lake Sonoma followed by tastings at our favorite wineries in Dry Creek Valley.
Breakfast (coffee/tea and pastries) and lunch provided.
Classy casual. Forecast is sunny in the 70's. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and hats.
Stanford Court Hotel
905 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
November 7 Friday
Picnic in Golden Gate Park
Lawn games and paddleboating at Stow Lake. Tacos, ice cream, beer and wine served for lunch. Casual attire. No RSVP necessary.
The quickest and easiest way from Nob Hill is to share a cab. Download Flywheel to call an offical cab instantly.
Stow Lake Boathouse Picnic Area
50 Stow Lake Drive
San Francisco, California 94102
November 8 Saturday
Nuptial Mass. No cell phones or cameras please. Shuttle at 2:15 PM from California + Powell.
St. Dominic's Catholic Church
2390 Bush Street
San Francisco, California 94115
Cocktails, dinner and dancing. Black tie invited. Shuttle at 4:15 PM from St. Dominic's Church.
University Club of San Francisco
800 Powell Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Party punches and late-night snacks. Tunes by DJ Johnny Moon.
Berlinetta Lounge at the Mystic Hotel
417 Stockton Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Linda is a software product designer. When not coding late into the night, she sweats out her problems on the hills and in the studios of San Francisco. Getting married is an excuse to learn flower arrangement and hand lettering. She is on an endless quest for the perfect bowl of noodle soup.
TJ is a third-year anesthesia resident. He has time to watch hockey highlights and avoid wedding planning. He wields a cast iron pan and an IV needle with equal aplomb. He enjoys an earthy glass of scotch with a rousing rendition of the classic Canadian ditty "Call Me Maybe."
An algorithm churned and two machines whirred. A mob of electrons danced across two screens and two hearts skipped a beat. One mouse clicked "Wink" and its other's cursor blinked. Introductions winged along and interest brewed ere summer's eve. In a pub Triumphant love sparked and flew. It alighted in a dream, rambling over misted streams, ambling over fey fields of green. Between cities, past years, they walked. Across oceans, through seasons, they talked. Rivers and roads they routed and rode until they reached new shores, where destiny is manifest and the past, no more. On a May day delayed, blue skies pierced a lazy lake. Mountain vines climbed and intertwined. A warm breeze flicked and two glasses clinked. Hidden among the fruits of harvest, he asked for forever, no less. Fearless in her best sundress, she resounded "Yes."
Maid of Honor Julianne
Best Man Tom
Air + Train
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) are both close to the city of San Francisco. You can fly into the San Jose airport but it is considerably farther by train. Virgin America often holds sales on fares from the east coast.
From SFO, you can hire a taxi, rent a car, book a SuperShuttle ride or take the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train to downtown San Francisco. To take BART, take the (free) SFO AirTrain to the Garage G/BART Station stop. Purchase a BART ticket and then take the yellow BART train towards Downtown SF or Pittsburgh/Bay Point (~ $8.65 one-way). Powell Station is the closest BART stop to University Club and Stanford Court. It is also the closest BART stop to many downtown hotels. See the BART map and calculate your fares here.
To take BART from OAK, purchase an AirBART shuttle ticket (~$3.00 one-way) and take the AirBART shuttle from the airport to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station. Purchase a BART ticket and then take the green or blue BART train towards Downtown SF or Daly City (~$4.20 one-way). These trains will also stop at all of the San Francisco BART stations. See the BART map and calculate your fares here.
Streetcar + Cable Car
To travel within the city, we recommend purchasing a 1-day, 3-day or 7-day SFMTA/Muni visitor day pass depending on the length of your stay. These include unlimited rides on the buses, streetcars and cable cars, which will get you to most places in the city. Single tickets for buses and streetcars are $2.00 and single tickets for cable cars are $6.00.
The "Muni" system includes both streetcars and buses. Muni stations downtown are underground stops for the J, K, L, M, N and T streetcar lines. The historic F streetcar line is above ground on Market Street. Here is the Muni system map but Google Maps will be your best public transportation route guide.
If you have a smartphone, use nextbus.com to track arrival times. You can also download free apps such as Routesy or Muni Watch.
Use Flywheel to call official San Francisco cabs. A plethora of taxi service startups also operates in San Francisco, including Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, if you prefer those. They each offer different levels of security and pricing.
Car + Bike
It is difficult and expensive to drive in San Francisco. Hills make great views but terrible traffic and parking. You must also share the road with single-minded pedestrians, cyclists, buses, streetcars and cable cars. If you have a Zipcar account, there are many Zipcar locations here.
Garages downtown are expensive unless you have access to a hotel garage. There is a large parking lot at the ceremony venue and a small one at the reception venue. You can use the PayByPhone app for meter parking. Here are some parking rules to note:
- When parallel parking on hills, you must turn your wheels away from the curb if your car is facing uphill. If it is facing downhill, turn your wheels towards the curb.
- Driveway owners generally do not like sharing their driveway space. Some even give out citations if you are too close to their driveway curb.
- Be aware of street cleaning periods and parking time limits (2 hours in most neighborhoods). Read more rules here.