Tuesday, January 31

Bridal Event: A Soolip Wedding

We are excited to be a part of this high-end bridal event for 2012 in San Francisco.We were approached by the wonderful ladies from Soolip last year to be a part of this unique event, the 1st time in San Francisco, but were not able to attend. We are all ready to go now for their 2nd year in San Francisco!

A little story of how this event was started, from their website www.asoolipwedding.com:
"Soolip organically metamorphosed from its origin as an enchanting paper boutique in West Hollywood to an established lifestyle brand. Founder Wanda Wen's signature discerning taste and her vision to create a stylish gathering of all things beautiful for one of life's most inspirational moments – the wedding – gave birth to A Soolip Wedding in 1999. This annual celebration presents a distinctive and well-edited collection of personally-selected resources for the discriminating modern bride seeking a wedding reflective of Soolip's contemporary and refined aesthetic. With the innovative artistry of each year's unique collection of partners, A Soolip Wedding elevates the art of getting married to an extraordinary and inspired affair in itself and has become every modern bride's must-attend event before the big event."
A Soolip Wedding 2011 at The Bently Reserve in SF

A Soolip Wedding will be at The Bently Reserve on Sunday February 26th from 11-3pm. Get your tickets before they sell out HERE. We love The Bently and we have a strong feeling that we are going to love being an exhibitor at A Soolip Wedding there.

Follow A Soolip Wedding on Facebook to hear more about the event and get some great advice or inspiration.

Thank you Brooke and Erica from Soolip for stalking us, we are looking forward to exhibiting at the event and seeing it all come together.
From left: Brooke, Wanda Soolip and Erica, at A Soolip Wedding SF 2011

Now the fun part....designing our booth....

Wednesday, January 18

Press: Farmhouse Chic Wedding on Style Me Pretty

We are so excited to see one of our wedding's on the main blog of Style Me Pretty once again! The wedding of Christine and Kevin was so wonderful to be a part of and the venue, The Carneros Inn, was as beautiful as always.
Image provided by Tiny Dot Photography
The color palette felt so effortless and chic with soft pinks, cream, white and grey with pops of cranberry red throughout the wedding. The use of hanging glass bubbles filled with orchids or ranunculas from thin sheer ribbons, different shaped vases for the cocktail hour decor with cranberry red ribbon ties, birch lined vases in the reception and a custom made 3 tiered birch cake complimented the contemporary yet rustic design aesthetic of the Carneros Inn.
Image provided by Tiny Dot Photography
Please take a look at the gallery of beautiful images from this Farmhouse Chic wedding on Style Me Pretty and tell us what you think.

Friday, January 13

Inspiration: Escort Card Table

It is all in the details...I bet you have heard that one before and it is true.The perfect place to start is the Escort Card table display. This is one of the places for your wedding that you can be really creative and go all out with your wedding theme. Getting really creative and being original with your Escort Card table display has become the trend and here are a few examples to give you some inspiration for what to do on your special day.

Contemporary Chic Wedding:
Fuchsia and Wine Carnation Monogram Escort Card Display
Frame filled with burgundy carnations and yellow carnation pomander balls with framed escort cards
Crisp wheat grass filled white boxes to display the escort cards. Copper curled wire served as the escort card holder adding a pop of color against the fresh green.

Elegant City Wedding: 
Olive tree with hanging cards from ribbon and sandblasted manzanita branches with hanging glass bubbles of orange and yellow poppies
Vibrant orange, yellow and fuchsia rose petals covered the entire table with the escort cards placed on top of the bed of petals. Each card was accented with a small orange marigold to add another texture to the display.

Rustic Wine Country Wedding:
Custom made boxes lined with moss and adorned with grapes, grape vines and white dahlias. Escort cards were secured in custom wine corks with the couple's names.
Custom designed easel and board made with birch, mossy branches and wrought iron. The base of the display is adorned with moss, pine, birch and local greenery for this wedding.

Escort cards were placed in corks that were pinned into moss, that filled the custom made boxes. The boxes were wrapped with birch bark and adorned with wine grapes and champagne grapes
Rustic Garden Wedding:
Sweet white pales each filled with one type of flower in the colors of the wedding, these then became the centerpieces.
Small mason jars with either a fuchsia peony or fuchsia bloom of hydrangea and the cards were attached by a navy, chartreuse green or light pink ribbon to show the caterer what they will be eating. These mason jars were placed on the guests tables once they sat to enhance the centerpiece that was already placed.
Escort cards were hung from sandblasted manzanita branches with satin ribbons. The base of the branches were covered with a lush arrangement of peonies, stock, freesia, garden roses and orchids. To make it easier for your guests if you wedding is large use multiple branches and separate the alphabet in sections like we did for this wedding.

Whimsical Wedding:
Fun and unexpected! Fashion themed wedding where we custom built this structure to look like stacked spools of thread. Yarn was used to represent enlarged thread and to give the spools color and texture.
If you don't have a theme for your wedding you could do a original display with something that you love. This couple loved chocolate so chocolate chips seemed only fitting and a fun touch to add to the table. The chocolate chips offered a contrast between the white cards and the white table cloth. Make sure it is not too hot on your wedding to do something like this otherwise you will have a chocolate brown table cloth!

Tuesday, January 3

Real Weddings: Anderson Ranch, Kenwood, CA

Juli and Conor were married on June 17th 2011 at the gorgeous and eclectically decorated Anderson Ranch in Kenwood, CA. We had not met Juli and Conor before delivering the flowers on their wedding day, we only spoke on the phone and through email to discuss the floral designs for their intimate wedding. That can be a little nerve-racking but we were on the same page of what the designs should be from the get go. We love it when there is that instant connection...even when it's over the phone.

When we arrived to the Ranch it was about 85 degrees, quite warm when you are used to San Francisco climate in the summer. With the great weather and relaxed atmosphere it felt like a mini vacation. The ranch was absolutely breathtaking, you couldn't help but feel at peace there and in awe of the views. Juli was one of the sweetest and calmest brides we have met, she said "The bouquets and flowers were exactly what I was envisioning and then some", always great to hear from a pleased client, especially when you just met her face to face hours from her walk down the aisle.

Juli and Conor had hand picked a stellar group of vendors with Scott Andrew taking awe inspiring shots, Jessica from LoveSpun filming each special moment of the day, Ramekins Catering with their drool worthy creations and of course Michael Daigian Design designing delicate vintage inspired arrangements.

Please view the entire album on Facebook.