Wedding by the bay

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings, Wedding Style & Decor

Courtesy of The Fairmont

Ellen and Portia aren't the only ones celebrating. Same-sex couples across California are planning weddings, and for many finding a great ceremony site is one of the most important decisions. For the couple who want to tie the knot in style, The Fairmont San Francisco offers a magnificent "Love is Proud" wedding package. You can make history at any of the Nob Hill hotel's unforgettable venues, including the renowned Venetian Room where Tony Bennett first sang, 'I Left my Heart in San Francisco.' Even better, The Fairmont will donate 10 percent of the revenue from your celebration to Academy of Friends, an organization that benefits local HIV/AIDS charities.

The only thing left on your list? Finding the perfect wedding day look. Couples are choosing everything from traditional wedding dresses to chic, modern tuxedos, Women's Wear Daily reports. "You can't help but be excited for the couples," San Francisco-based designer Wilkes Bashford told the newspaper. Check out our fashion galleries to start gathering inspiration! —Kathryn Papanek

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