Soft, romantic and ethereal. We are blushing over this gorgeous San Francisco editorial shoot captured by the amazing Allen Fu! Shot at the gorgeous Legion of Honor, a fine arts museum in San Francisco, this styled shoot is simply stunning. We were honored to have renowned floral designer Nancy Liu Chin create this gorgeous and colorful bouquet for our bride.
Outdoor weddings seem to have the most lovely, whimsical nature to them, and when a wedding is hosted at a vineyard, the chances that it’s going to be a gorgeous event are pretty good. It’s no surprise that Anna and Daniel fell in love with Rancho Victoria Vineyards in North California, and selected a broad pastel palette, inspired by the sky after a thunderstorm. The bridesmaids donned mismatched BHLDN gowns in a mix of soft blues, greys, mauves, and pale pinks, while waving stems of larkspur and delphinium lined the aisle. The outdoor reception was just as lovely, with wood accents grounding the space. Click HERE to see the full feature on Once Wed.
"Today's blushing bride is getting ready to dazzle guests at her Indian fusion wedding with the perfect blend of American, Chinese and Maharani style! Angela donned a stunning white wedding gown from JINZA Couture Bridal, which had elements taken from a traditional qípáo, perfectly mixed in with a classic, lace dress — and we are in love! To honor her hubby-to-be, she skipped the western-style veil, and opted for a silk dupatta that added a rich pop of color to her bridal fashions. Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema captured the breathtaking moments as she revealed her look to Raja Tushar, who was handsome as can be in his all-white ensemble and pagri with contrasting red details. With help from beauty expert Susie Chhuor of S Studios, Angela was beyond picture perfect for her pre-ceremony portraits, and when we return, she'll be heading down the aisle to exchange I dos with the Raja of her dreams! Check out the gallery for more first look moments between Tushar and his bride-to-be before we dive into their spectacular fusion ceremony moments!"
Photography: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema | Live Music: Kukoo G. Singh - Live Music | Bridal Fashions: Vama Designs Indian Bridal Couture | Baraat: Vintage Carriage Company | Cinematography & Photo Booth: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema | Event Production & Design: Amazáe Events | Venue: Dolce Hayes Mansion | Hair & Makeup: S Studios | Florist: Nicole Ha Designs | Cakes & Treats: Jens's Cakes | DJ: Sound In Motion Entertainment Group | Lighting & Draping: Enhanced Lighting & Sound | Rentals: Prime Party Rentals | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals | Linens: Napa Valley Linens | Mehndi Artist: Mehendi Zone | Wedding Dress: JINZA Couture Bridal | Wedding Rings: Giovanna's Fine Jewelry | Baraat Band: Kukoo G. Singh Baraat Band | Wedding Dance Choreographer: Eldon Bryce
Amanda + Corey’s love story has been such a sweet journey from hello to I Do! They met in Africa on a Habitat for Humanity trip and, despite returning to different states once home, their love grew as they traveled back + forth to visit one another and eventually began planning their romantic barn nuptials. Amanda’s love for both the beach and her beautiful seaside hometown brought them to Bolinas, California for their wedding day + we’re pretty sure you’re going to fall in love with the setting they created alongside their planner + designer, Ashley Pier Josi.
Mann Family Farm, a family run ranch with sweeping views and a gorgeous hilltop vista was the perfect place for Amanda + Corey to exchange their vows. Amanda shares, I always pictured my wedding on the beach or near the ocean in some way. When we started looking at wedding venues, Corey mentioned that it would be neat to have a reception in a barn. We aimed for something sweet and rustic, with coastal themes incorporated to bring together our mutual love of the ocean and our desire to have a wedding that was elegant but laid back. We had an amazing team who brought together all of these themes in to one perfect weekend.
Thanks so much to Melanie Duerkopp Photography for the beautiful images below and congrats to A + C on their dreamy wedding!
Melanie Duerkopp says, Guests were escorted back down the hill for fall’s best appetizer and dinner selections from the talented Jessica Lasky Catering as well as a Moscow Mule cocktail bar. A local acoustic band followed by Bolinas dj played all evening. Their intimate dinner inside the barn was adorned with chandelier filled greenery, market lights, hints of peach and pinks by the beautiful florist Lexie Brooks. The Aerialist Press hand wrote each chalkboard menu to top off the tables. A family style dinner was followed by a dessert buffet filled with Jessica Lasky’s most luscious sweets.
photography: Melanie Duerkopp Photography // venue: Mann Family Farm Bolinas, California // event design + planning: Ashley Pier Josi // florals: Lexie Brooks // wedding dress: Jinza // bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom // groomsmen shirts: J.Crew // hair + makeup: Sherrie Long // groom’s suit:J.Crew // paper goods: Etsy // chalkboard menu: The Aerialist Press // catering: Jessica Lasky Catering // linens: La Tavola // table top rentals: Classic Party // lighting: Illusions Lighting Design // officiant: Amanda’s brother, Tyler Mouer // ceremony + cocktail music: Dylan Squires // dj: Omar Rifkin “Omatic” // transportation: Howard Dillon // restrooms: Untied Site Services
Cheers to the newly engaged! The City Club rolled out the white carpet (literally!) to over 100 newly engaged couples last Friday evening at our first-ever Pop Up Wedding Event! Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a glass of bubbly from a stunning Champagne Skirt - and the night got started from there!
Models adorning custom gowns from Trish Lee and Jinza Couture Bridal mingled throughout the event. A Bridal Suite featured more bridal gowns, hair styling with Hair by Tony and Hair by Ezelda, and make up by Christina Choi Cosmetics. Next to the bridal suite, a Groom’s Lounge was set to the nines with a whiskey tasting and a cigar roller, rolling cigars for guests to enjoy as the night progressed.
Photography: Andrew Weeks Photography
Champagne Skirt: Catalyst Arts
Bridal Jewelry: 66 Mint
Flowers: Flowers by Nina and Paul Robertson Floral Design
Cake: The Cakemaker
DJ: Sound in Motion
Acoustic Guitarist: Bobby Jo Valentine
Hair: Hair by Tony and Hair by Ezelda
Make up: Christina Choi Cosmetics
Whiskey Tasting: Youngs Market Company
Cigar Roller: Cortada Cigars
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Videographer: Thomas Hughes Films
Photo Experience: Denon & Doyle
Ice Sculpture: Chisel-it Ice
Flash Mob: SF Flash Mob
Lighting: Optimum Entertainment
Media Partner: C Weddings