Natalia and Boaz are having their destination wedding in San Francisco this Fall. It is sure to be an elegant affair, and I couldn’t be more excited about this lovely couple! Talented photographer Grace Havlak recently joined them in the city to capture an engagement shoot. She’s a master with light and composition, don’t you think?
They started at Golden Gate Park’s de Young Museum where they will marry this Fall, then proceeded to the Palace of Find Arts (where they befriended a Swan and her babies) and Temple Emanu-el. Because, let’s face it, it’s not easy to choose just one or even two locations in this beautiful city. Check out more photos from the shoot and others by Grace Havlak, here.
Last Fall I had the pleasure of designing and coordinating a shoot with a fabulous team of vendors, including talented photographer, Edyta Szyszlo. Inspiration for event design can come from anywhere, and in this case we turned to interior design to show that sometimes you don’t have to leave your home to come up with a theme for your wedding. Typically your home décor is a representation of your style and personality, so why not start there? Held in an incredibly unique SF venue, the shoot, inspired by Mary McDonald’s work, combined vintage and glam pieces with layers of patterned fabrics and textures. Scroll down for the full list of vendors. And don’t forget to check out the full shoot and styling advise on SMP, here.
Sometimes a venue will provide some out of the box inspiration. A while back I was having coffee with Engaged and Inspired blogger, Allison, when she mentioned the idea of a hanging chandelier centerpiece. After a few minutes, we were discussing all the other elements of a wedding that could be suspended. By the end of the conversation, we had a concept for a shoot and the perfect venue, Holman Ranch due to their outdoor terrace and, lets face it, amazing views! We styled a sweetheart table vignette to show just how the hanging theme could be executed, and even added a hanging dessert table. A Gold and plum color scheme with glitter and rustic elements complete the whimsical theme. The beautiful images were captured by Edyta Szyszlo Photography, and you can see more of them here on the Engaged and Inspired blog. Scroll below for the complete vendor list.
It’s my birthday! Yay me. Kicking off the celebration with an inspiration board combining my two favorite colors: pink and blue. I’m currently coveting hot punchy colors, so hot pink and aqua seemed the right shades to select from the color families. Feminine and flirty, this combination is elevated to glam status with touches of gold. Befitting for those girly girls with a bold personality. And check out that makeup! Would you dare to wear such bold colors on your wedding day?