Thursday, November 19, 2015

2015 Weddings, From January-December

Well hello there!  We have been quite swamped this season with a record 15 weddings for our little company so blogging has been on the back burner.  Now that our season has ended, I'm going to do a recap.  Will be so fun to relive each special celebration, let's get started!

In January, L+K married in Monterey at the Intercontinental.  It was a beautiful day that started with seals and dolphins flipping around in the water during our set-up.  With a beginning like that, I knew we were in for a a really special day!

All photos by Julie Mikos.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Stable Cafe Showcase Event

Hello!  It's been a while, per usual :(  I'm finding it's so much easier these days to share via Instagram because it's, well, instant?  But I definitely have some fun events stored up to share with you here so let's get started!

Stable Cafe is of course very near and dear to me (KTW and I married there last year!) and this past October, they let me host a little showcase event with just a few of my favorite Bay Area wedding vendors.  The results were absolutely lovely and I felt so lucky to be surrounded by such wonderfully creative folks.  Green Wedding Shoes humbled me further by sharing the gorgeous images by Edyta Szyszlo HERE.  A few of my favorite details below....

In the bricked fireplace room we set up a faux dinner table.  I was inspired by the million shades of green at Stable and tried to bring those into the tablescape.  The vintage bistro chairs from Pieces by Violet faded from dark green to soft washed white and the bench opposite's fabric carried the ombre pattern as well.  Got Light hung a vine-y brass chandelier that fit right in with the indoor growing trees and vines.

Creamy soft white dinner plates were set off by a pale golden patterned charger, teak silverware, amber goblets and crystal champagne coupes all from Frances Lane.  I found vintage milkglass vases at the Alameda Flea to hold bundles of skinny green tapers that resembled grass shooting up from the table.  The striped green runner from La Tavola brought some structure to an otherwise organic feeling scene.

Lila B's signature succulent gardens decorated the entire space...

Including the walls!

I watercolored different succulent designs and had them blown up to different sizes for this art installation.  Ikea lanterns held bundles of copper wired LED lights for my "firefly lanterns".  These looked so magical once it got dark.

Lilikoi Design letterpress invitations were hand-delivered in the weeks prior to the event.  Each was wrapped in a colorful liner and closed with a gold seal and was handed to the recipient on a copper tray with two mini succulents wrapped in chambray fabric and green and white striped grosgrain ribbon.  Guests were encouraged to keep one and bring another as entry to the party.  Baylor from Lila B will be planting the ones that were returned.

Vintage furniture from Pieces by Violet were tucked into each space in the venue.  I particularly loved this Chesterfield with wooden legged chairs and gold coffee table.
Guests were welcomed through the main coffee shop with a cowhide rug, Got Light marquis heart and draped greens along the stairway.
Maisons, Marques, & Domaines hosted a bubbly bar and poured Scharffenberger into Frances Lane cut crystal coupes on Stable's own custom wood cut bar.
Guests took away burlap bags full of fun treats!

A second beverage bar hosted flavored water and wines served in dark green glass 
Frances Lane goblets.

Although easy to close off, we left Stable's lovely kitchen open for guests to peek into all the hard work that goes into catering such an event.  Chartreuse curtains framed the open space.

A lash bar by Katie Nash Beauty and Marisa Perel was a fun treat for all of the ladies!

Creative and delicious appetizers from Jersey Tomatoes were passed in the courtyard.

The Cheese School put together a lovely cheese spread in the gallery space complete with a "cheese cake" decorated with figs, greens, and berries.  I'm positive nobody left hungry!

Venue: Stable Cafe
Event Coordinator and Designer: Ryder Sloan Events
Floral Design: Lila B
Furniture Rentals: Hartmann and Pieces by Violet
Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen
Tabletop Rentals: Frances Lane
Drape and Lighting: Got Light

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gina and Chad's Wedding Featured!

A couple weeks back, Gina and Chad's day after Thanksgiving wedding at The Hotel Vitale was featured on  It was an honor to be a part of their special day and the images by Angie Silvy perfectly capture this effortlessly in love couple.

The groom's uncle is a close friend of Jason Alexander who played George Costanza on Seinfeld.  
As avid Seinfeld fans, the couple was thrilled with a surprise recorded wedding wish 
directly from the actor!

Aren't they the sweetest?!