JJardine Catering & Events – San Francisco

JJardine Catering & Events

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JJardine Catering & Events is a full-service San Francisco catering and events company with over 25 years of restaurant, hotel and catering experience.
We’re a restaurant-style caterer, specializing in esthetically redesigned comfort foods.

Whether your San Francisco wedding includes a sit-down dinner for 10, or is an elaborate celebration for 1,000, our approach begins with your unique vision and culminates in a made-to-order wedding day where every last detail is impeccable.

If you’re looking for an experienced San Francisco Bay Area caterer for your wedding day together, give us a call.

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Green Petal Designs – San Francisco

Green Petal Designs

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Green Petal Designs offers beautiful, natural and inspired flowers for your wedding or special event. We will work with you to find the perfect flowers for your wedding day or any special occasion.

Only quality flower and plant products will be used in our designs. Please contact us for a free consultation!

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JZM Entertainment Wedding DJ Services – San Jose, California

JZM Entertainment Wedding DJ ServicesPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

For your perfect Bay Area wedding, you want to hire a great, professional wedding DJ, and you also want to get the best value for your money. You’ve probably done your homework, and it’s brought you to us – we’d love to work with the two of you on your wedding day!

Your wedding day should not be taken for granted – the bliss of the wedding should be augmented by professionals, and JZM Entertainment DJ’s can help you make this special day one of the most treasured and memorable moments of your life.

We’ll work with you to ensure that your wedding day is unique, meaningful and memorable for you and your friends and loved ones. If you’re looking for a talented, capable, and culturally sensitive DJ who’s also gay friendly, give us a call – we’ll create the perfect mood to keep your guests happy and dancing for your wedding reception.

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Harpist Michelle Sell – San Francisco

Harpist Michelle Sell

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Michelle is a professional San Francisco Bay Area harpist who has been performing for 36 years! She toured with Frank Sinatra, Sr., Linda Ronstadt, and most recently she toured with Broadway’s Tony Award winning production of South Pacific.

Michelle has appeared on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She has even played concerts for the King & Queen of Thailand, Prince Alexander & Princess Katherine of Serbia, President Jimmy Carter, Francis Ford Coppola, to name a few.

An album with Linda Ronstadt, “Dedicated to the One I Love”, won a Grammy award for Best Children’s Album. She can also be heard on “Home For the Holidays”, recorded with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, on The Temptations CD, “Kiss Me Like You Missed Me,” as well as in many movie scores, recorded at Skywalker Ranch, including “Jurassic Park III.”

Other vocalists that she has performed with include:

  • Betty Carter
  • Count Basie
  • Sarah Vaughn
  • Henry Mancini
  • Josh Groban
  • Nelson Riddle
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Bernadette Peters
  • Liza Minelli
  • Frank Sinatra, Sr.
  • Steve Lawrence and Edyie Gorme
  • Juliet Prowse
  • Ray Charles
  • Melissa Manchester
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Crystal Gayle
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Michael McDonald
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Burt Bacharach
  • Aaron Neville
  • Dianne Reeves
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Ferron
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Trisha Yearwood

Michelle is “over the moon” that same sex weddings are again legal in California. In 2008, Michelle played for two lesbian weddings and two gay male weddings and was thrilled to be a part of their special day! She can’t wait to have you contact her for your same sex wedding!

For weddings & private engagements, Michelle uses a Camac electro-acoustic harp. Every string on this harp has a pickup or small microphone. This enables the harp to be heard, clearly, in venues seating 500 people or, in contrast, at venues with few people, it is an intimate background instrument. Michelle believes that her clients are entitled to professionalism, punctuality, courtesy, and above all, the ability to hear the music for which they are paying. At large venues and at outdoor functions, a traditional acoustic harp may be difficult to hear if not amplified. There is no extra for using the Camac electro-acoustic harp and its amplification system.

Michelle is proud to have these quotes in the press:

“Michelle Sell’s harp stands out amongst a sea of…harpists!”
(Billboard Magazine)

“Heavenly harp! No musical theater score uses the harp more imaginatively than the orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett for South Pacific. Harpist Michelle Sell is playing the glorious glissandos…”
(John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times Performing Arts Critic)

“Michelle, play or correct the arrangements any way that you like. I trust you completely…”
(Don Costa, Former arranger for Frank Sinatra, Sr.)

“Thank you for your performance of my music today.”
(Aaron Copland, Conductor/Composer)

“It is so wonderful to see you again and hear you playing my harp parts!”
(Nelson Riddle, Composer/Arranger)

If you’re looking for a wedding entertainer for your wedding day together, please give Michelle a call – she is thrilled to work with gay and lesbian couples.

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Saratoga Country Club – Gay Friendly Wedding Venue in Saratoga, California

Saratoga Country Club

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The Saratoga Country Club sits in the wooded hills above the Santa Clara Valley, with everything you’ll need for a beautiful wedding day: amazing surroundings, a romantic wedding location, an elegant but casual Clubhouse, and great food.

Our wedding site, on top of a gentle hill, is one reason many couples choose the club – you’ll be surrounded by panoramic hillside views, and there’s a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, 15-foot-high white wrought-iron domed gazebo, surrounded by cobblestones. The gazebo is also surrounded by a large lawn and enclosed inside a decorative fence – a private retreat where the two of you can exchange your vows.

After your wedding ceremony, take the short walk to the Clubhouse reception area via a spectacular lighted staircase with white railings.

Our contemporary clubhouse is a two-story structure, painted in soft earth tones that harmonize with the surrounding hills. There’s a large portico and pergola-shaded walkway that add a little drama to the building’s entrance, and the exquisite cherrywood and cut-glass double doors will remind you of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work.

In the Main Dining Room, the cream-colored walls capture the sunlight, thanks to the large windows that are interspersed with stately columns. French doors lead to wide decks that overlook the greens of the golf course below and the Santa Clara Valley off in the distance. There’s even a dance floor and stage area. Dress the room up or down to your own taste.

Our lawn area can hold wedding parties of up to 250 people, and our event/reception area can also hold 250.

The Saratoga Country Club is a gay-friendly wedding venue. Event Manager Linda Thibeault looks forward to working with you to create a magical wedding day for you and your partner.

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