There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco Bay wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac
Photos by Vivian Chen Photography

Nicole and Santiago chartered the USS Potomac (Roosevelt's former White House boat) for their lovely San Francisco Bay wedding. One reason they opted for a boat wedding was that Nicole's mother passed away that year and they scattered her ashes near Angel Island. For the ceremony, the captain sailed the boat close to where her ashes were scattered so that her memory could be included. Cue all our tears!

After the ceremony on the top deck of the boat, the Potomac cruised around San Francisco Bay while guests dined on cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. A live brass band kept everyone dancing, even while rain poured down. Thankfully rain = rainbows! A rainbow appeared in the sky near the Bay Bridge. Thanks, nature!

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There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco Bay wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco Bay wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco Bay wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco Bay wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco Bay wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco Bay wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco Bay wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

There's a beautiful reason why this San Francisco wedding was held on the USS Potomac

Vendors

Photography: Vivian Chen Photography • Band: North Beach Brass Band • Caterer: Swanky Catering and Events • Event Venue: USS Potomac • Floral Designer: Erica Rose Design • Makeup Artist: Racine Christensen

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  1. So beautiful, so classy, just perfect! Love the setting and your crème coat and dress are exquisite!!!
    Your Mom was a part of this wonderful celebration in spirit too how special is that? Wow.

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