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
Today, the US Supreme Court ruled Same-Sex Marriage Legal in all 50 states. As a long time supporter of Same-Sex weddings (and having planned many of them) this news rings loud and clear to all who feel the same! In honor, here's a few of the weddings I have planned over the years. All of my love, support, and joy to all the future same-sex couples out there for this accomplishment!
A few months ago we packed up the car and road tripped it to Big Sky, Montana. Yes, you read that right, we drove. With team in tow, flowers, and all of our props, we headed to the snowy mountain top for a very full 48 hours of shooting. This was one of my very favorite properties to style. I love the rustic and understated elegance of the venue and of Montana. We actually had so much fun exploring and driving all over Montana, we all felt like we did not have enough time there. Check out some more photos below of what we did with Lone Mountain Ranch. Also check out Britt's mom's amazing hand knit blankets at Platypus Perspective, I can't get enough of them.
BTS Video by Spyndrft
The IKO has just made it's debut. I could not be more excited about it!
The IKO is a pop up space that we built for a wedding design competition that I competed in, back in February 2015. It is a rad multifunctional space that has endless uses. We have set it up as an indoor lounge and also brought it to the beach for a boho wedding ceremony. Ideally, it is a statement piece for weddings and events. It can be outfitted for glamping, a lounge, a bar, a ceremony, a vendor tent, a pop up wardrobe, an art installation, a cake room, and many more creative uses. We can create a village of them and can also create a larger size. Please email me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IKO is available for rental nearly anywhere in California. They (we can build more than one upon request) can be rented for virtually any events, music festivals, workshops, retreats, and more. If you have a request for somewhere outside California, we would love to chat with you about your request. We will work with you to make it happen. We are excited to see what others do with them!