All The Ways to Say “I Do”
With San Francisco’s international character, it’s no surprise that our multilingual Four Seasons wedding planners are experts in multicultural weddings – balancing authentic traditions with chic international style. We’ll plan a wedding your guests will talk about for years to come.
For an Indian wedding at Four Seasons, you might find the bridegroom garbed in glittering brocade and seated on a caparisoned elephant. More likely, he will be riding a white mare during the “baraat,” a traditional Indian wedding procession. Either way, one of our wedding specialists will obtain the special-event permit needed from the city, and ensure the surrounding streets are cordoned off, if necessary.
At a Jewish wedding, you may hear the shattering of glass as the couple stands under a chuppah (wedding canopy). Upon request, a Four Seasons wedding specialist will arrange for the “kosherizing” of the kitchen. During the ritual cleansing, which may take several days, a kosher inspector, often with a blowtorch in hand, will ensure that the kitchen has been cleaned of impurities.
At a Chinese wedding banquet, you may lose count of the bride’s numerous dress changes – at least three! The bride may appear at first dressed in traditional white, before slipping into to a fitted red silk dress for the reception. As the festivities end, she may bid her guests farewell in a song ke (seeing guests off) dress. For the ever-changing bride, the all-day convenience of a private dressing room will be provided.
Whether you’re imagining an intimate affair or a lavish celebration, allow Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco to help you honour your religious and cultural traditions – or create new ones! Our wedding professionals are not only multilingual, they are fluent in the language of love, and they know a world of ways to say, “I do.”