We are elated to see our contemporary Victorian inspired wedding editorial on Style Me Pretty today! It all started with the iconic Old St. Hilary’s Church on the hillside in Tiburon, California. The beautiful church was originally built to be a place of worship for railroad workers, but is now the perfect spot for a couple to start their life together. Decorative design elements reminiscent of the Victorian era are combined with modern clean lines for a romantic, yet effortless aesthetic. Not to mention a gorgeous two-piece Limor Rosen gown perfect for the modern bride.
Thrilled to see this terra cotta inspired wedding editorial on Grey Likes Wedding today! The romantic and Tuscan details of this private estate located in the heart of Sonoma County provided all the inspiration I needed for this design. Upon entering the grounds, one beholds a beautifully stoned driveway, terra cotta facade and beautiful blooming vines. I was especially taken by the effect of the evening light which inspired the romantic color palette of muted purples, barely there pinks and ashy coral. Incorporating terra cotta elements was a natural addition as we find it throughout the property. We started to see this material in 2016, and I predict it will be a big trend over the next couple years, not only in material but as color inspiration as well. All these elements were expertly curated by the amazing team of vendors who brought them to life. I’ve included some of my favorite images captured by Lynette Boyle Photography below, but be sure to head to Grey Likes for the full feature and more details!
We invite you to be married, celebrate your union, and support civil and equal rights in the process. This is a completely not for profit offering. Read on for details!
Hannah Suh Photography
As individuals, creatives and business owners in the wedding industry, we believe in celebrating love in ALL its many forms. We know that everyone has their own unique love story that speaks to their personal journey and there are many who may have had to face adversity along the way. Love is the common thread that binds us all together. Love sees beyond our differences.
We have been inspired to help tell those diverse and perhaps less represented love stories. We want to share and celebrate YOUR unique story and also give back in the process. We’ve teamed up with an amazing group of top wedding industry professionals to offer a luxury Elopement Wedding Experience valued at over $15,000 at an exclusive discounted rate of $6,000, with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
To enter, submit your unique and diverse love story to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Indivisible Elopement Submission” by Monday April 3rd.
The selected couple will be announced the following week.
Showcase collaboration of Kaella Lynn Events, Amanda Vidmar Designs, La Tavola Linen, Frances Lane
The luxury elopement package will include:
A morning ceremony at San Francisco city hall, followed by a beautifully curated celebration with up to 8 guests at a nearby location.
Photographed by Hannah Suh Photography (3 hours of coverage, high resolution digital files, online gallery and a $200 print credit)
Normally valued at over $15,000 we will be offering this exclusive package to one lucky couple for $6,000 with all proceeds going to the ACLU.
City Hall wedding captured by Hannah Suh Photography
Rules and Guidelines: Wedding must take place on a weekday in 2017. Payment is due 2 weeks before your event. The event is limited to 10 total guests. The City Hall ceremony takes place in the morning with the reception following. The couple’s story will be used as inspiration for the design and Kaella Lynn Events will provide creative direction for decor details, including table design, cake, paper goods and flowers for the event. The vendors listed must be used for the event. Package includes two meetings. One initial planning meeting and one final meeting closer to event date.
I’ve always been a California girl at heart, with a love for the ocean and the golden sunlight that seems to only exist in our beautiful state. When Ned and I met, we were working in San Francisco, and our trips to southern California were frequent and joy-filled: so when it came time to style our engagement photo shoot, I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like. Working with FABULOUS photographers was a great way to ensure that our look came out exactly as we envisioned it – and starting with a pin-spiration board on Pinterest really helped me corral and curate all of our ideas into a single cohesive design.
Here are some killer inspirations from our golden hour engagement shoot:
The autumnal harvest is in full swing this month – and unless you’ve been living under a pile of leaves recently, fall is everywhere! We see it in shop windows and driving down the street, and as wedding planners, we love seeing the season make an appearance in small parts of a wedding design. What better place to start than with the photos you take to celebrate your engagement? Today, we’re dishing on our favorite fall engagement inspiration. The rules of thumb for a perfect autumn engagement session include incorporating nature in an organic fashion, staying away from overly posed or cheesy studio-like shots, and making the photos reflective of the couple’s style. From the foliage to the fashion, the overall mood of the collection of images should feel bold, deep, and warm – a perfect final hurrah before winter’s first chill. A lot of this will be handled behind the lens by your photographer, but don’t be afraid to speak up if you have strong feelings about the shoot. Not a big fan of buffalo plaid or leaf piles? You can choose to keep things golden and harvest-like by incorporating simple fall tones into your attire and choosing a backdrop that reflects your personality. Feeling adventurous? A hike through the trees or a canoe on the lake is a perfect opportunity for your photographer to capture all of the beauty of fall around you both, with your love and engagement at the forefront of the image. Whatever your preference, if you keep the focus on you and your fiancé(e), your photos are certain to come out beautifully.