Michelle and Diego’s bright Spring wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty today! These two met through mutual friends on a Tahoe Trip, but it was Diego’s connection with Michelle’s German Shepard that caught her eye. Diego was born in Bariloche, Argentina. He came to the States when he was 7 years old with his immediate family. They were only going to be here for a few years but ended up staying. Michelle was born in San Francisco and raised in Mill Valley. They love being outdoors, whether hiking, snowboard or traveling and they are big sports fan, especially the Giants. We wanted to create a Spring garden inspired formal affair that reflected their story and personalities, so we focused on bright, happy colors and personal details, such as terra cotta and blind embossed pattern to represent Diego’s heritage, as well as representing their love of sports by using the numbers of their favorite athletes as the table numbers. To truly execute the garden-inspired theme, flowers were everywhere, and I mean everywhere, from mantles to ponds. Check out some of my favorites below and head over to SMP for the full gallery and vendor credits.
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.
We are delighted to announce our beloved clients, Alice and Matthias’ ethereal wine country wedding has been published on Style Me Pretty today! Alice and Matthias share a love for traveling and eating the best food this world has to offer. For their wedding, many guests had traveled from as far as Germany and China, so it was especially important that I created a night both they and their guests would cherish. The couple chose Gundlach Bundschu right away for its German roots, great wine, and beautiful setting. After getting to know the couple’s appreciation for clean lines and light, neutral colors, I created concepts that added some textured and natural accents to keep the design cohesive with the winery. We incorporated shade for the hot Summer day, but also kept the feel open and airy to achieve the ethereal vibe befitted the desired aesthetic. Scroll down for the full list of vendors who came together to bring our combined vision to life.
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!
Hope your Thanksgiving was full of abundance, joy and laughter with your loved ones! And of course food! We’ve got some pin-worthy features for you to peruse, while you rest off that food coma. In addition to Wednesday’s featured KLE wedding, Jayne and Chris’ Black Tie wedding is published on The Knot today! Below is the inspiration behind this sensational celebration with some of my favorite images by Robin Jolin Photography. Be sure to head over to The Knot for the full feature. Big thank you to all the vendors who came together to make this one happen – there were 25! Check out the full list at the bottom of this post.
Jayne and Chris began dating while each attended Stanford University, where they played Basketball and Football respectively. The story of how they met is pretty incredible, if you are ever lucky enough to hear it. Jayne went on to play basketball professional and was finishing out her WNBA season with the San Antonio Stars while we planned their wedding. It was only natural the two would select the Stanford Memorial Church at their alma mater for their ceremony with the reception at Kohl Mansion.
When we met they focused mostly on the guest experiences. To quote, they wanted to “blow them away with an atmosphere they won’t forget!” When it came to design, they did offer some specific direction. Both agreed on a classic and formal affair. Jayne wanted touches of glam, while Chris often referred to “James Bond” when trying to describe his vision. To appeal to them both, we went with a black and white color palette with touches of blush and greenery to soften the contrasting colors and add some romance.
With almost 300 guests, each vignette needed to be attention-grabbing. We set up a large black and white lounge flanked by gorgeous pedestal flower arrangements. An oversized 3-paneled seating chart by Brown Fox Calligraphy, draped in florals showed guests to their tables and also acted as a unique photo backdrop.
The menu was a unique twist that made this formal affair far from stuffy. They wanted Mexican food! Thomas John Events created a refined menu with street corn on the cob, chicken mole and homemade guacamole! The surprises continued with a churro cart and cigar bar after cake cutting. Just before the last dance, guests were teated with In-n-Out cheeseburgers.