Sarah and Tim Oceano Hotel Half Moon Bay Wedding


With the views of Ocean behind them, Sarah and Tim married at the OCEANO HOTEL – a coastal spot just south of San Francisco. The couple are both from the East Coast so it was very important to them to bring in that aspect of their lives with being by the harbour. Florist LAURAS FLORAS helped create a unique and beautiful wedding palette out of Sarah’s favourite colours blue and yellow and the result ensured it would stand out from the somewhat typical blush wedding. BROWN FOX CALLIGRAPHY brought in the aspects of the ocean that were so close to them with the amazing touch of the oyster seating chart. 

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE? The location really inspired our wedding style. We wanted to reflect the coastal California setting by incorporating many shades of blue, wood tones, seasonal food, and other fun touches, like a seafood raw bar during cocktail hour and shells for escort cards.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS LOCATION? We spent Tim’s 30th birthday in Half Moon Bay and immediately fell in love with the area. And since a lot of our wedding guests would be coming from across the country, we wanted to make the location feel like a destination without having them travel too far from an airport. Whenever we spend time in Half Moon Bay, we feel like we’re on vacation – and that’s how we wanted our guests to feel! 

HOW DID YOU MEET? We both attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC. One night after a Georgetown basketball game, we found ourselves sitting next to each other at the campus bar and struck up a conversation! 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL: Tim proposed during a long weekend trip to San Diego. We were taking a walk along the coast at Torrey Pines State Park when he found a quiet bench overlooking the ocean and got down on one knee.