WITH LOVE FROM SF | A DINNER PARTY

Shortly after the loss in our beloved Wine Country due to the 2017 fires, event industry professionals came together to raise relief funds. This private dinner party at Capitol Art was auctioned off as a part of the With Love From SF fundraiser. Enjoy the fine work done by all of the vendors who donated their time & talents to an amazing cause!

Featured in The Venue Report 

Thank you to these talented artists for making this possible:

Photography | Christina McNiell

Venue | Capitol Art

3 Course Meal | LRE

Cocktails | Serpentine

Rentals | Theoni

Florals | Marigold

Playlist | Dart Collective

Collateral + Menus | The Idea Emporium

The CREAM SF 2017

I was honored last spring to take part as a wedding creative in The CREAM Event in San Francisco. It's always fun to catch up with talented artists at The CREAM, and to see how our industry is evolving. Big thank you to Bash, Please for having me!

Venue | The Bently Reserve in San Francisco

Photography perfection | Meg Messina

Florals | Eothen 

Tabletop | Casa De Perrin

Menu + Logo Etching | Fawn Lettering

Napkins | La Tavola

Travis + Ariel

What an amazing celebration I was a part of last September! Magical, vibrant, and full of mezcal. It was an honor to plan this dreamy day for T&A. 

Photography | D Lillian Photography

Venue | Holly Farm

Catering | La Creme Monterey

Florals | Eothen

Linens | La Tavola

Rachel + Solon

I just love reminiscing on the warm Slide Ranch sunshine, and the joy Rachel + Solon's wedding brought me last June. Your weekend was one for the books, thank you for trusting me with such a special memory. 

Inspiring Spaces, Color & Places

Here's an inside look into where I glean inspiration.

space + place

venue + architecture

shape + color. 

Alisa + Michael

Hey blogging! It's been a while, but there is no better couple to kick off this next blogging season than Alisa & Michael. 

I had an absolute blast planning and designing their autumn San Francisco wedding. It's always refreshing working with a couple who endlessly laughs on their day and shares that excitement with those around them. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your new beginning, A+M!

Michael + Jeanette

Michael and Jeanette's story is moving to all who have the privilege of hearing it. I was incredibly lucky to get a glimpse into their love and their wonderful family and friends last August. 

Stationary designers we love

The options for wedding stationary are endless...and right now we're obsessed with soft tones, elegant shapes, prints and antique letterhead with a touch of wanderlust (in particular that beautiful white leather envelop from Bliss & Bone).

It's all about telling a story when you send the invitations out in the mail - a perfect way to define your own style and personality and share it with your favorite people. 

The following designers have caught our eye and now we can't stop looking at their creations, see for yourself:

Buzzworthy Events x Martha Stewart

Head over to Martha Stewart to check out a few of Ashley's alternative bridal shower ideas.

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/408992/unique-bridal-shower-themes-ideas

California desert venues we love

The desert is always appealing. The warm tones, mystical air, and mysterious landscapes as a backdrop, the California desert has everything to offer for free spirited minds and weddings. Joshua Tree, in particular, has captured our interest with its majestic scenery. The fact that it's only a half day road trip or a quick flight away from the Bay Area make us even more ready to jet down there. Take a peek at our round up of venues that are currently inspiring us.


Le Haute Desert Aerie, Yucca Valley

Le Haute Desert Aerie offers a breath taking setting for weddings. Every nook features a visual adventure in Morroccon, Indian & Tibetan aesthetics. With just 30 minutes from Palm Springs airport, it's so easy to get to, yet feel tucked away from the rest of the world. (Photos via 100 Layer Cake)


 

The Ruin, Pioneertown

The Ruin in Pioneertown, California - where a forgotten house transforms into a private, rustic outdoor venue. It's an enchanting space with remainders of an old miners house with stone walls and floors which brings a more intimate vibe to an outdoor event. (Photos via Green Wedding Shoes)


29 Palms Inn, Twentynine Palms

29 Palms Inn is situated on the 9,000 year old Oasis of Mara and surrounded by the vast Mojave Desert looking up to Joshua Tree National Park. Their unique rustic charm and amenities are perfect for catering and hosting small and large groups (up to 150). (Photos via Green Wedding Shoes)

We hope you'll be dreaming of a desert wedding as much as we hope to create and design one!

By Angela Harrington

 

Danielle Poff Workshop

In early November I had the honor of styling Danielle Poff's latest workshop for wedding photographers.

PHOTOGRAPHER Danielle Poff | VENUE  Reinstein Ranch | FLORALS The Petal Company | INVITATIONS & CALLIGRAPHY Sweet & Crafty | DRESS Loho Bride | DRESS DESIGNER Rime Arokdaky | SHOES Bryr | HAIR & MAKEUP Katie Nash | JEWELRY Magpie & Rye | RENTALS Pieces by Violet | CAKES  A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes | CERAMICS MM Clay

Rainy Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe

About a month ago Brittany, Katie, and I snuck off to Lake Tahoe to exercise a vision we all had. White Magazine was just as excited about it as we were. Thank you West Shore Cafe for allowing us to dive in and make some magic! Also, a huge shout out to Wiley Valentine for your contribution with the invitation and Platypus Perspective for you amazing hand knit blankets!

The Cheese School Feature on 100 Layer Cake

Vanessa + Brad + Iko Space

Although I did not get to plan Vanessa and Brad’s wedding, I am elated she was one of the first brides to use the Iko Space at her wedding this summer! Vanessa had great style and charisma and we bonded instantly. (We even had our first face to face business meet inside my car in a red zone in the financial district bc of lack of parking). She used the Iko as an escort holder. She gave all of the guests potted succulents with their seat assignments. Guests collected them from inside the Iko where they were sitting on floating macrame shelves. Now, I am so proud to say that she is taking a leap into the wedding industry! Vanessa and new hubs are creating video! Keep an eye on them.

VENUE Olympia's Valley Estate  | PHOTOGRAPHER Gretchen Gause Photography | FLORALS Shotgun Floral Studio | DAY OF COORDINATION Day of Gal CATERER Full Belly Kitchen BAR Rye on the Road DESSERTS A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes | VIDEOGRAPHER Austin Hendrix | RENTALS One True Love // YEAH! Rentals // Frances Lane // Encore Events | PHOTOBOOTH Tomfoolery SF | DJ The Flashdance | LIGHTING Got Light | IKO Structure Buzzworthy Events | DRESS Loho Bride | SHOES Bryr

All About White

Throwing tradition out the window at weddings seems to be on the rise. I'm okay with that! I am all about creating a wedding that is as unique as the couple. However, there is something about white at weddings that I still love. I rarely get to do "white weddings". Which is totally okay. However, showcasing how to use white at a wedding is still fun. Maybe your dress doesn't have to be white, or you dislike the look of white linens, or maybe you do like white but don't know how or where to use it. I am happy to share what I think about white tied into a wedding look. I think that white, in it's traditional sense, is pure. It is also really great for brightening up a space and making it pop. When used in the right setting (like this one), white is the stand out guy, the really bright and appealing part of the whole concept. I like working with white elements and I like to add contrast like a farm table or dark wood. However, I also don't like too much contrast or a look that appears harsh. Adding neutrals in with the white gave it a little more depth and softened the contrast of the dark table top. I had a ton of fun creating this tabletop.