Page 1

36 Real Weddings of Distinction 30 Exquisite Reception Tables The Great List! The Bay Area’s Finest Wedding Specialists

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA WEDDINGS & EVENTS 2012


orange photography

soulflowersf.com 415.971.8507

SoulFlower-edit.indd 3

12/1/11 9:42 PM


Let us bring the ceremony of your dreams to life. Let us provide a perfect pairing of ambience and aperitifs. Let us combine classic elegance with modern flair. Let us create the moment that makes this memory last forever.

Š2012 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

ad testing.indd 1

12/11/11 9:49 PM


CHEERS! TO CEREMONY

SAN FRANCISCO!

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Ceremony San Francisco Bay Area! After eight years of producing magazines in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, we couldn’t be more thrilled to to add America’s Favorite City as our fourth California title. We feel humbled by the overwhelmingly enthusiastic and warm welcome we have received from The Bay Area’s finest wedding vendors, and are grateful to have met so many wonderful people this past year. 2012 proves to be a big year for both Ceremony Magazine and myself personally. We launch our first Bay Area edition of Ceremony; we publish our three Southern California annual editions for the eighth year; we introduce our all new innovative Ceremony blog; we complete a Ceremony website renovation and makeover; I am on twitter faithfully and for the first time ever; I enjoy a milestone birthday; and together with my husband and Ceremony business partner I celebrate ten years of marriage. Now more than ever, we don’t just aim to inspire, we strive to bring you pure wedding ingenuity. The 300 pages that follow showcase the vendors that make this happen, and we think you’ll agree that they are quite ingenious. This Great List of wedding professionals contains not only many of the best in:HU-YHUJPZJV, but also some of the finest in the country. Through beautiful imagery and brief editorial contributions, together we bring you fresh ideas, the latest trends, and new ways to apply old traditions. Quality is evident and creativity flourishes on pages spotlighting stunning tabletop designs and chic fashion spreads. From cutting edge fashion to the smallest planning detail, Ceremony is for the smart and stylish bride that appreciates refined quality and extraordinary service. If this is you, and you want to see your wedding published in our Weddings of Distinction section, please send an email directly to me at aharrick@ceremonymagazine.com and let me know which of our Great List of wedding professionals you hired after finding them in Ceremony. We will give your wedding special consideration since we know you chose vendors whose quality we can trust. It is our pleasure to continue to showcase more real Weddings of Distinction than ever before! With 41 real weddings in this San Francisco issue alone, and more than 150 collectively amongst our four California magazines, we highlight the featured vendors we know you can trust. Throughout the entire magazine, we have listed their web addresses alongside their work as a helpful tool when you are flipping through Ceremony Magazine online. You can link directly from the ceremonymagazine.com digital magazine pages to our featured and respected vendors’ websites. We have also included other wedding contributors chosen by our featured couples so that you may make your own informed decisions. As you travel along your wedding planning journey, preparing for life’s wondrous path of marriage and love, we encourage you to put extra special thought into the most significant aspect of the wedding celebration – the

Congratulations!

Amy Harrick Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

2

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-PubNote.indd 2

2012

12/17/11 7:03 PM


Let us make your special day spectacular with delightful surroundings, gracious service and exquisite cuisine. Experience an unparalleled ceremony on our outdoor Sky Deck overlooking San Francisco’s iconic sites. Reception and dinner follow in one of the hotel’s elegant private rooms. We offer several wedding packages designed to meet your needs. For personal assistance, please contact our wedding consultant at 415.276.9619 or mosfo-weddings@mohg.com. Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco 222 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA 94104 www.mandarinoriental.com

MandarinOriental_Final.indd 1

12/11/11 6:15 PM


HOW DO YOU KNOW? PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Amy Harrick ASSOCIATE EDITOR Jennifer Petrini ART DIRECTOR Mark Berning VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING James Harrick ADVERTISING ACCOUNTS MANAGER Lindsey Dieter GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Nikki Li Mihalik Alexei Norris Alexis Ward Brian McCarthy Michael Novido BLOG MANAGER & EDITOR Andie Berning EDITORIAL ASSISTANT & WRITER Autumn Brim Ceremony Magazine 1621 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. Suite D San Marcos, CA 92078 phone 760.471.4838 toll free 888.8.CEREMONY web CeremonyMagazine.com mobile CeremonyMagazine.com/mobile blog CeremonyBlog.com email info@CeremonyMagazine.com

Ceremony thanks its many quality professional contributors. While Ceremony has made every effort to bring you only the finest professionals’ expertise and advertisements, opinions expressed are solely theirs and all ads are published based on the representation that the advertiser is properly authorized to publish the entire contents thereof. Ad content is not the responsibility of Ceremony. All information provided is believed to be accurate at the time of publication. Any reproduction of this publication in whole or in part, photographs, text or otherwise, without written permission of Ceremony Magazine is strictly prohibited. Printed in China. Offices, production, and pre-press in California. Those who wish to submit artwork, images, editorials or weddings for publication should visit our website for submission guidelines. To order back issues or any of the four 2012 issues (Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco), please visit our website.

How do you know he is…the one? You may have been asked this question by your parents, your friends, even yourself. The answer isn’t always perfectly clear; he may or may not be ‘ideal’ on paper; you may have known him for only two months or perhaps you’ve been hanging in there a good five years; he may be a cowboy while you were visualizing a business man. The so-called ‘signs’ aren’t always there, but somehow…you just know. At Ceremony, we feel the same way about our Great List of vendors that we recommend. We take this vendor collective very seriously, which is why we don’t put arbitrary consideration requirements in an antiquated form. We don’t have a scholastic checklist to help us come up with an ‘A’ grade. We don’t even have a job application type form to fill out. You see, when it comes to choosing our Great List of recommended vendors, we believe there is no specific formula for choosing who we invite to join our family. Probably not unlike you, we take a looksie at Facebook, we inquire with their friends and colleagues and, most importantly, we get to know them by social networking the old-fashioned way (in person). In the end, we go with our gut. We just…know. You will find that some of these recommended vendors have refined their businesses over the past twenty years, while others bring fresh ideas after having recently started their own businesses. Many of our recommended venues are on the AAA Five-Diamond Resort list; others include charming private estates and everything in between. What they all have in common is that we have a mutual respect for each other; we each genuinely want to see the other succeed; we envision a future together. Do those relationship qualities sound familiar with someone you know? We hope that you will find this varied Great List vendor collective to be helpful in finding your wedding day professionals. There is no single vendor that is perfect for everyone, but there are vendors that are perfect for you. And when you meet them, you will just know.

Ceremony™ 2012 © 2012 Ceremony Magazine, LLC All rights reserved

4 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12-Masthead-OurCovers.indd 4

12/15/11 10:42 PM


Your happily ever after begins here.

Your special day deserves our legendary service and meticulous attention to detail. Our experts will help you select beautiful sites for your ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner. Your entire wedding will be more beautiful than you could have even imagined.

F o r i n f o r m a t i o n, p l e a s e c a l l 4 1 5 - 6 3 3 - 3 0 0 0 o r v i s i t www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco /weddings

four_seasons.indd 1

12/15/11 10:45 PM


TABLE of CONTENTS CEREMONY 2012

12 FASHION & BEAUTY

32 WEDDING PLANNING

52 VENUES

74 CATERING & CAKES

6 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012

82 FLOWERS & DÉCOR

162 INVITATIONS & GIFTS

172 PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMA

200 WEDDINGS of DISTINCTION


erin & andy

SHANNON STELLMACHER

202

ilana & daniel

lucie xyz photography

262

lexy & yates

ben chrisman photographers

206

doris & jonathan

264

crystal & andrew

209

irma & ernie

jill johnson photography

268

cindy & paul

jennifer skog photography

212

kaya & adam

270

niki & paul

mike steelman photographers

214

michelle & rich

lisa farrer weddings

271

sara & todd misti layne

216

meghan & joe

gene kosoy photography

272

pegah & amir

jasmine wang PHOTOGRAPHY

218

erin & andrew

michelle walker photography

275

shirin & paul

john griffin photography

222

elizabeth & matthew lucie xyz photography

278

lauren & jeff

deanna graham photography

224

nicole & joe

orange photography

280

parmis & kevin

sharpe photography

227

samantha & christopher

mirelle carmichael photography

282

molly & seton

john griffin photography

230

jessica & brian

mirelle carmichael photography

283

jennie & dan

mike steelman photographers

232

mia & alvin

matthias photography

284

kelly & malian

ken viale photography

234

trisha & richard verite photography

286

jee & michael

suzy clement photography

237

marcelle & nisan orange photography

290

cristina & matt

geoff white photography

240

lindsey & brandon lisa farrer weddings

292

rosie & brian

mirelle carmichael photography

242

danielle & jesse

the sweetest thing photography

294

joanne & roger viera photographics

243

kerry & brad

296

julie & mike

catherine hall studios

244

sophia & archie

lucie xyz photography

248

jamey & jon

mirelle carmichael photography

250

holly & juan

orange photography

252

allison & john

marc blondin photography

255

lisa & aaron

larsen’s photography

258

onita & jon

260

viera photographics

travis hoehne photography

jennifer skog photography

orange photography

jennifer baciocco photography

7

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

SF12-TOC.indd 7

12/17/11 7:06 PM


OUR COVERS

February 2012

Ceremony is an annual magazine with bi-monthly cover changes:

February 2012

April 2012

April 2012

Photographed by Orange Photography

Photographed by Mirelle Carmichael Photography

Photographed by Jill Johnson Photography

Photographed by Orange Photography

Floral Design by Huckleberry Karen Designs

Bouquet by Butterfly Floral Design

Bouquet by Ingela Floral Design

Bouquet by Huckleberry Karen Designs

June 2012

August 2012

August 2012

Location Mandarin Oriental Styling by Verry Merry Events

June 2012

Photographed by Orange Photography

Photographed by Misti Layne

Photographed by Lisa Farrer Weddings

Photographed by Lisa Farrer Photography

Table Design by Soulflower Floral Studio

Bouquet by Michael Daigian Design

Shoes by Christian Louboutin

Bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

October 2012

Location Gundlach Bundschu

October 2012

Photographed by Orange Photography

Photographed by Jill Johnson Photography

December 2012

Photographed by Mike Steelman Photographers

December 2012

Bouquet by Huckleberry Karen Designs

Bouquet by Flower Divas

Table Design by Passiflora Designs

Bouquet by Soulflower Design Studio

SF12-Masthead-OurCovers.indd 6

Photographed by Orange Photography

12/16/11 12:04 AM


WELCOME TO THE FAMILY.

INTRODUCING...CEREMONYBLOG.COM

9

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

SF12-CeremonyBlogPromo-2page.indd 9

12/16/11 12:10 AM


GREAT LIST photographers

LUCIE XYZ PHOTOGRAPHY

MISTI LAYNE

Lucie XYZ is a husband and wife photography team (Lucie & Sam) located in The San Francisco Bay Area specializing in wedding and family photography. Our style is a mix of photo journalistic, modern, fashion with a twist of traditional. We are creative in that we love to be thrown into new environments that challenge us to come up with new compositions. Traveling for destination events is no stranger to our cameras. We love exploring to get a great experience with our photographs. We want our shots to be real and all about who you are. It is our passion to deliver a great product, put a smile on your face, and most importantly make “Music for your eyes...” luciexyz.com 408.454.4006

I have been a photography enthusiast since I was a young child. Receiving a vintage 1960’s instamatic from my mom gave me instant gratification in capturing something forever. I recently came across photographs of myself as a four-year-old flower girl; the only photos where I’m smiling are those where I have a camera in my hand. Later of course, I learned to manipulate that captured moment and make it more beautiful, completely surreal or just natural in the moment. It is forever. A loved ones smile. Forever. I’m a lucky girl. I hope that my photographs touch your heart, make you laugh, make you think, make you dream and maybe even cry in a good way. mistilayneweddings.com 415.225.1128

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL PHOTOGRAPHY A modern photographer with a keen eye for unobtrusively snapping candid and intimate moments, Mirelle says, “I love capturing small but significant instances that may have otherwise been overlooked.” With her warm personality and contagious smile, clients say Mirelle immediately puts them at ease. Her images are romantic yet contemporary, and perfect for the modern couple who want a vivid and honest retelling of their day. “Her style is so refreshing and colorful. I absolutely loved the way she is able to capture genuine emotions in her photography,” observes a past client. “The photos turned out amazing! They completely depicted our personalities and the style we were going for.” Based on the Central Coast of California, Mirelle is available for travel worldwide. mirellecarmichael.com 805.253.3686

MIKE STEELMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS Mike Steelman is known for combining his creative vision with an experience for his clients that extends far beyond just photography. Mikeʼs edgy style blends perfectly with a classic undertone to create images that are timeless and evoke emotion. He has a truly unique ability to be very personable and professional at the same time, resulting in a refreshing connection with his clients unlike any other. In the words of a recent client, “The wedding pictures are seriously amazing!!! I love how you caught so much emotion in a picture. Normally pictures are a snap shot, a still. But these are an exception. They have so much life in every one, it is amazing. I don’t know how you do it! Those special moments really are priceless and you can’t get them back. Thank you again!” – Niki Mike doesnʼt just take pictures. He creates Art from Your Beauty™. mikesteelman.com 831.655.3725 | 415.796.6431

It is the combined images from the Great List of photographers that make up a majority of Ceremony. Their unique blend of personalities and photographic styles are brought to life, detail after detail, wedding after wedding, emotion after emotion, on the pages of Ceremony. The coveted “short-list” of Ceremony San Francisco Bay Area’s advertisers is kept exclusive to a limited number of only the finest photographers in the industry.

10

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-GreatList-Photographers.indd 10

2012

12/17/11 6:05 PM


LISA FARRER WEDDINGS You are the focus of my work, both my subject and inspiration. Wedding photography requires a special way of seeing, and of interacting with people. Being in the right place and time and knowing how to capture an event before it happens takes experience. Creating beautiful images takes a creative, artful mind. Light and composition, human interaction and connection are what gives a photograph its life. In the end, what remains are the memories of the moments you laughed and cried and danced together. Photographs can bring you back to these moments any time you want to go. lisafarrerweddings.com 415.256.9597

GREAT LIST photographers

GENE KOSOY PHOTOGRAPHY Gene Kosoy’s passion for photography has taken him around the world shooting weddings in a number of exotic locales, as well as writing articles for various wedding publications. Gene’s unique creativity and diverse experience shows through in his work and has won him critical acclaim. Currently, Gene spends his time between San Francisco, New York and the Dominican Republic.

JOHN GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY I love the camera. My desire is to capture life’s most important moments visually. When I photograph a couple’s wedding, I make every effort to ensure that my relationship with them is more “friend of the family” less photographer-client. At times, I have even been known to dance at the weddings I shoot and mingle with the guests. I often tell my clients that they need to “click” (pun intended) with their photographer. Simply put, the photographer is the one person that couples will see and be with the most throughout this important day. I encourage a consultation so the couple can view my work but also see if my personality is a good fit for them. I truly enjoy what I do and it would be my honor to work with you. johngriffinphotography.com 415.350.0404

gkweddings.com 415.592.2752

JILL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS Jaime and Dennis are two of the most amazing people on earth. They haven’t saved all the whales nor cured cancer yet but are VERY close. Their son is already predicted to be the 2021 Junior MENSA president, and their philanthropic efforts have thwarted the spread of Malaria to several hundred Indonesian Villages. While they don’t take themselves too seriously, they treat their work the polar opposite. They appreciate and anticipate every intense, fleeting moment that will tell the story of your wedding day, and they love what they do! When not photographing celebrity weddings (or saving the world), Jaime and Dennis enjoy motorbiking around third world countries, traveling deep into the desert in their camper-van, learning how to be a better person from their five- year-old son, Alex, and basically getting the most out of their lives. vieraphotographics.com 619.446.6573

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY Orange Photography is a boutique photography studio made up of a dedicated team with diverse styles and personalities that works together to deliver the highest level of service to their clients. Orange creates stylish, documentary photography, capturing intimate moments unobtrusively. The Orange team is proud to be the first green certified photography studio in San Francisco. crush.orangephotography.com 415.450.9531

Jill’s love for life is apparent in the images she creates. Her easygoing nature and playful spirit puts her subjects at ease in front of the camera. Her passion for capturing life with light and her creative eye has not only given her an expertise in pictorial storytelling but in creating works of art for generations to enjoy. Jill feels blessed that people invite her to become part of their lives and trust her to document their personal journey. Being a mother of two rambunctious boys has taught Jill the importance of not just capturing the milestones but also the little moments in between where life really happens. Jill’s weddings, engagements, boudoir, and editorials have been published nationally and she is available for travel worldwide. She views life as an adventure and she is always up for one. jilljohnsonweddings.com 408.402.3709

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-GreatList-Photographers.indd 11

2012

11

12/12/11 7:38 PM


MISTI LAYNE

SF12-TABS.indd 2

12/15/11 7:20 PM


She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl. ~ Amy Adams

SF12-TABS.indd 3

FASHION & BEAUTY

I like Cinderella, I really do.

12/15/11 7:20 PM


Urban Renaissance Lucie XYZ Photography | luciexyz.com Omni San Francisco Hotel | omnisanfrancisco.com

GOWN Ines Di Santo BRIDAL SALON Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier gabriellesbridal.com JEWELRY Haute Bride hautebride.com

SF12_Fashion.indd 14

12/15/11 11:16 PM


GOWN | JEWELRY | BRIDAL SALON Atelier des Modistes atelierdesmodistes.com

15

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

SF12_Fashion.indd 15

12/15/11 11:16 PM


GOWN Matthew Christopher BRIDAL SALON Haute Bride | hautebride.com JEWELRY | HEADPIECE Atelier des Modistes | atelierdesmodistes.com

16 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12_Fashion.indd 16

12/15/11 11:16 PM


GOWN Anna Maier BRIDAL SALON Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier gabriellesbridal.com JEWELRY Haute Bride hautebride.com

SF12_Fashion.indd 17

12/15/11 11:16 PM


18 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12_Fashion.indd 18

12/15/11 11:16 PM


GOWN | JEWELRY BRIDAL SALON Atelier des Modistes atelierdesmodistes.com

Opposite GOWN Stephanie James Couture stephaniejames.com BELT | BRIDAL SALON Haute Bride hautebride.com HEAD PIECE Atelier des Modistes atelierdesmodistes.com

SF12_Fashion.indd 19

12/15/11 11:16 PM


GOWN Martina Liana BRIDAL SALON Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier gabriellesbridal.com JEWELRY HEAD PIECE Haute Bride hautebride.com

20 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12_Fashion.indd 20

12/15/11 11:17 PM


GOWN Martina Liana JEWELRY BRIDAL SALON Haute Bride hautebride.com

21

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

SF12_Fashion.indd 21

12/15/11 11:17 PM


GOWN Christos BRIDAL SALON Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier | gabriellesbridal.com JEWELRY | HEAD PIECE Atelier des Modistes | atelierdesmodistes.com

22 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12_Fashion.indd 22

12/15/11 11:17 PM


GOWN | JEWELRY | BRIDAL SALON Atelier des Modistes atelierdesmodistes.com EARRINGS Haute Bride hautebride.com

23

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

SF12_Fashion.indd 23

12/15/11 11:17 PM


24 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12_Fashion.indd 24

12/15/11 11:17 PM


GOWN Anna Maier BRIDAL SALON Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier gabriellesbridal.com JEWELRY Haute Bride hautebride.com

Opposite GOWNS | JEWELRY BRIDAL SALON Atelier des Modistes atelierdesmodistes.com

SF12_Fashion.indd 25

25

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

12/15/11 11:17 PM


MAKEUP SherriL Long Using Makeup For Ever Cosmetics sherriLlong.com HAIR Teresa Mockler for ZindHgi Salon SF Using Redken zindagisalon.com MODELS Lauren Loveless, Lana Kohn Star Models BOUQUETS Huckleberry Karen Designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com

GOWN Ines Di Santo BRIDAL SALON Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier gabriellesbridal.com JEWELRY Haute Bride hautebride.com

26 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12_Fashion.indd 26

12/17/11 6:08 PM


1

2

Round 3

4

5

6

ICS #110589 • Nordstrom Marketing 1 pg. Ad • 01-12 Ceremony San Francisco 7.5” x 9” (non-bleed) • 175 lpi • 300 Dmax • PDF/X1A • Fuji SWOP

11/3/11 4:08 PM

Color OK_____ Layout OK_____

P: Janeen

Due to Publication: 11/1/11 regional

ad testing.indd 1

C: Scott G D: Maria

Release to Separator: 10/24/11

NORDSTROMWEDDINGS.COM

Material to be supplied: CMYK

031934

Nordstrom San Francisco Centre 415.243.8500 Nordstrom Valley Fair 408.248.2180

7.5” x 9”

1/12 Ceremony San Francisco GL Code = M01-CEREMONYSF

It’s so you. Your look. Your day. Every detail coming to life, beautifully.

Separator: Imagine Final 2

right hand page

L/C


FOTO | FOUNTAIN | FASHION | FUN PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAPPER IMAGES dapperimages.com | DRESSES BY PEGEEN pegeen.com

28

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_FotoFountainFashionFun.indd 28

2012

12/12/11 7:51 PM


FOTO | FOUNTAIN | FASHION | FUN

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_FotoFountainFashionFun.indd 29

2012

29

12/12/11 7:52 PM


Made in San Francisco: Amy Kuschel Bride Amy Kuschel believes in locally grown. As a pioneer in bridal couture, San Francisco brides and hip, sophisticated women all over the country can experience the craftsmanship and handson approach to a custom wedding gown, made with tender loving care in an atelier environment. Each garment from the Amy Kuschel collection is constructed by hand in the San Francisco design studio, located in the heart of Union Square directly above their flagship boutique. Brides-to-be can know exactly what stage her gown is in during this custom couture process, which is also actually eco-chic and produces less waste.

Amy’s passion is to create a gown with an impeccable cut, creating lines that flatter the female form. Her collection is crafted with a combination of the finest fabrics and trims using luxuriously beaded French laces, custom embroideries, smooth satins and crisp taffetas. The final touches are in the details and trimmings, creating a delicate balance between elegance and simplicity. And while the collection radiates her dedication to modern style, she believes in offering value without sacrifice; it is unique to find a gown that is well crafted using the finest fabrics and trims and also one that is well priced and made locally.

Consultations by appointment amykuschel.com Amy Kuschel Flagship Boutique 23 Grant Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94108

Photos courtesy of Amy kuschel 2012 collection

Bacall 2012

“My designs come from an evolution of ideas that can be executed in many ways,” says Amy Kuschel. “I love the creative process, the excitement and the challenge of trying to find the perfect harmony between silhouette and fabrication.”

Audrey 2012 collection

30 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12-AmyKuschel_Article.indd 30

The magnificent Flirt

12/12/11 8:02 PM


ad testing.indd 1

11/17/11 8:32 PM


If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~ Buddhist Proverb

JOHN GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY

SF12-TABS.indd 6

12/15/11 7:21 PM


WEDDING PLANNING SF12-TABS.indd 7

12/15/11 7:21 PM


DÉCOR: Instead of using one type of chair, mix in different chair styles at one table. VERY MERRY EVENTS verymerryevents.com

FAVORITE WEDDING COLORS: Grey and yellow together is very popular - perfect for the guys to wear a grey suit and the bridesmaids to pop in a yellow dress. FEARON MAY EVENTS fearonmayevents.com

COCKTAIL HOUR: Play-up your honeymoon. Whether you’re doing a mini-moon in Napa or a tour of Thailand, the cocktail hour is a fun time to throw in a couple themed appetizers, signature cocktails and maybe even bring in a corresponding music group for entertainment. EVENTS BY LIBBY eventsbylibby.com

FASHION: Have your mother or grandmother’s dress remade to fit you and your style. EVERY ELEGANT DETAIL everyelegantdetail.com

GRAND IDEAS

Fabulous tips and advice from Ceremony’s Great List of Coordinators

JOHN GRIFFIN

TRANSPORTATION: I love it when a couple skips the traditional limo and goes with something that is really them.. whether they’re whisked away in a Rolls Royce limousine or rockin’ a vintage cherry red Ford convertible. EVENTS BY LIBBY eventsbylibby.com

FASHION: Stay away from the oompa-loompa gowns as I ca them! Simple is elegant. BROWNSTONE PLACE brownstoneplace.com

INVITES: Be sure to take a fully stuffed invitation to the post office to weigh it for postage before mailing. It is a disaster if all of your invitations are returned STAMPED for insufficient postage on their pretty envelopes. FEARON MAY EVENTS fearonmayevents.com

PHOTOGRAPHY: Find someone whose work you love and admire, who you truly connect with since you’ll be spending a lot of time with this person and one whose business and work ethic is organized. This is an area you don’t want to skimp on. VERY MERRY EVENTS verymerryevents.com

34

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Grand Ideas.indd 34

2012

12/17/11 7:33 PM


415.728.2840 | www.morgan-events.com | info@morgan-events.com

Morgan Events.indd 2

12/16/11 1:28 AM


FASHION HEIRLOOM: Brooches can be added to a hair accessory, as decoration to a sash, or on a bouquet tie. Update veils by removing blushers, or by using part of one to create a birdcage veil or another hairpiece.

GRAND IDEAS

EVENTS BY LIBBY eventsbylibby.com

DESTINATION WEDDING: Ask about the weather! An out-of-town bride might not know that June can be one of the foggiest and coldest months in San Francisco and along the entire coast. Asking about the weather upfront can save brides a lot of time and money on last minute heater rentals!

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

EVENTS BY LIBBY eventsbylibby.com

SPLURGE ON: The cake! If it tastes bad or displays an unfavorable presentation, everyone will talk about it for years. BROWNSTONE PLACE brownstoneplace.com

BUDGET DÉCOR: Large posters that display a personal saying can be a great way to incorporate color and charm without spending a ton of money. VERY MERRY EVENTS verymerryevents.com

TRADITIONS: One of my brides is the oldest granddaughter and started her own family tradition. She pinned her grandma’s handkerchief which was embroidered with her grandma’s name around her bridal bouquet. The handkerchief has been worn in two of the granddaughters wedding and will continue to be worn. Be creative and start your own wedding tradition. FEARON MAY EVENTS fearonmayevents.com

36

destination wedding: if planning a wine country wedding, have your wedding rehearsal in the morning and then invite out-of-town guests and the wedding party to enjoy a day wine tasting and picknicking onsite at one of the wineries. EVERY ELEGANT DETAIL everyelegantdetail.com

FASHION: Remember that not all your bridesmaids have the same body. Allow them to choose a dress that works within your color scheme but let them choose a style that will fit their shape. EVERY ELEGANT DETAIL everyelegantdetail.com

CATERING: Serving food on ice bar displays or having fun food carts; anything out of the ordinary is always interesting and a great conversation piece. VERY MERRY EVENTS verymerryevents.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Grand Ideas.indd 36

2012

12/15/11 10:17 PM


ad testing.indd 1

10/30/11 9:06 PM


BUDGET DÉCOR: Upgrade your linens, add an overlay, or change your chairs. Linens and chairs have a huge effect on the overall look of a space. Something as simple as adding on overlay, or upgrading from banquet hall chairs to something that better matches the décor can change the entire feel of the reception.

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

GRAND IDEAS

EVENTS BY LIBBY eventsbylibby.com

Splurge On: Th e gown! If lovely it will be remembered in good light; if tacky it will be remembered forever in a shaded light. BROWNSTONE PLACE brownstoneplace.com

PHOTOGRAPHY: When choosing a photographer be sure to look at several full wedding albums, not just a sample of their best images. Be sure that your personalities click as this person is with you and your family for a large portion of your wedding day. EVERY ELEGANT DETAIL everyelegantdetail.com

COCKTAIL HOUR: This is a time where

guests can be interactive, weather it is having guests paint by numbers, playing a life-size game of chess, or thumb printing on a family tree – any of these ideas brings fun and family together and adds a bit of personality to the ever so common sign-in guest book. VERY MERRY EVENTS verymerryevents.com

PLANNING: ASK THE FACILITY IF THEY OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR VENDOR MEALS. YOU DON’T NEED TO COUNT YOUR VENDORS IN YOUR FINAL HEADCOUNT. JUST MAKE SURE TO TELL THE FACILITY HOW MANY VENDOR MEALS YOU WILL NEED. FEARON MAY EVENTS fearonmayevents.com

VIDEOGRAPHY: It’s a must have! It’s the number one thing that brides regret about their wedding if they didn’t have it. You can’t afford not to hear your ceremony ever again, your maid of honor’s toast, watch your father– daughter dance or relive your wedding. It goes by so fast and this is the only way you can hear the actual words of your wedding and not just see a moment captured in a photo. FEARON MAY EVENTS fearonmayevents.com

CATERING: Action food stations are really fun and interesting: Try pasta stations with made-to-order ingredients, stone fired pizza ovens, gelato stations and hand-made sushi stations. EVERY ELEGANT DETAIL everyelegantdetail.com

38

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Grand Ideas.indd 38

2012

12/15/11 10:17 PM


elegant and personal • uniquely designed • perfectly planned to the last detail

Photo by Mike Colon Photographers

805.499.3314 BrownstonePlace_LA_fullbleed_2012.indd 1

www.brownstoneplace.com 11/29/11 9:50 PM


FASHION: A lace wedding gown can SPLURGE ON: The food! It does not have to be over the always be seen as timeless, but a way to top but it must be presented well and be tasty. be trendy is by adding a colored sash, BROWNSTONE PLACE brownstoneplace.com or a pop of color in the accessories such as the bridal shoes, necklace FAVORITE WEDDING COLORS: Soft corals, or hairpiece. Whatever trendy piece you’re adding, make sure it represents mint, gold and white BUT modern colors such as you and your own personality. navy, orange, gray and white are very chic combos. VERY MERRY EVENTS verymerryevents.com

FAVORS: Edible favors are best, such as grand truffles wrapped as mini gifts. BROWNSTONE PLACE brownstoneplace.com

CATERING: Family style is a unique way to keep things casual and fun. EVENTS BY LIBBY eventsbylibby.com

GRAND IDEAS

VERY MERRY EVENTS verymerryevents.com

CATERING: Beef short ribs (no bone) are a favorite this year. Chicken is boring! BROWNSTONE PLACE brownstoneplace.com

BUDGET DÉCOR: Draping the ceiling, walls or even just behind the head table will create high impact décor that is still budget friendly. You can use draping to cut a room in half by and create a cocktail area on one side and the dinner reception on the other. FEARON MAY EVENTS fearonmayevents.com

DÉCOR: Incorporate trees - whether down the aisle, around the room, behind the cake or as a grand entrance; they add a very whimsical touch. FEARON MAY EVENTS fearonmayevents.com

Handmade Decor: Unless you are on the design team of Martha Stewart, this is not suggested. BROWNSTONE PLACE brownstoneplace.com

KLK PHOTOGRAPHY

FASHION: Add a pink or colored petticoat under your dress for a splash of color.

SF12-Grand Ideas.indd 40

FEARON MAY EVENTS fearonmayevents.com

12/15/11 10:18 PM


No dream too big. No detail too small. PROFESSIONAL EVENT DESIGN AND COORDINATION 408.318.4747 eventsbylibby.com

events_by_libby-mark.indd 1

12/11/11 6:33 PM


GRAND IDEAS FEATURE

KAREN FRENCH

PHOTOGRAPHED BY VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS vieraphotographics.com

Great Idea: An engagement party Grand Idea: An all-out celebration with beautiful dĂŠcor, a candy and desserts bar, and your wedding photographer!

42

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_PhotoFeaturePages.indd 42

2012

12/15/11 7:47 PM


SHARPE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Specializing in

and

wedding planning for backyard estate weddings destination weddings in Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe.

www.FearonMayEvents.com 916.371.3823

FearonMayEvents_Final.indd 1

12/11/11 6:52 PM


Ceremony is proud to introduce the following Great List of top-notch,

highly-respected wedding consultants in The San Francisco Bay Area. The

wedding consultants featured here are Ceremony advertisers based solely on

the very limited and special invitation by Ceremony. Each has a unique touch to plan only the finest weddings and events.

Ava Carroll-Brown

GREAT LIST wedding consultants

BROWNSTONE PLACE

MORGAN EVENTS

With more than 30 years of experience skillfully and flawlessly planning elegant affairs throughout the nation and amongst Hollywood’s elite, Ava’s talent is unparalleled in the industry. She is known for her honesty, integrity and commitment, has a meticulous eye for detail and meets any challenge with open arms. Ava’s do-it-yourself attitude helped her build Brownstone Place from the ground up and she made her authorial debut in 2011 with Where IS Your Mother?: A Simple and Suggestive Guide to the Basics of Proper Etiquette and Simple Grace. Ava resides in California and Nevada with her husband, Nicholas, and their dog, Gus.

Morgan Doan is one of todays most sought after event planners and designers in The San Francisco Bay Area. With over 12 years experience planning weddings, corporate events, galas and soirees, Morgan’s dedication is not only for flawless design and décor, but to the highest level of service and project management. She has created a personal style that combines classic elegance with a modern sensibility and strives to push her clients beyond what they imagined. Her stunning events have captivated the industry and are featured in notable publications and television programming nationwide.

Morgan Doan

415.728.2840 morgan-events.com

FEARON MAY EVENTS

EVERY ELEGANT DETAIL

Fearon brings her unique style, fun personality and National award-winning design to every wedding she plans. With over ten years of event coordinating knowledge, Fearon thinks outside the box, making each wedding a direct reflection of the couple. She has experienced all aspects of the industry and knows exactly how to execute a successful event. Fearon was born and raised in Northern California, giving her specialized insight into the beautiful Napa and Tahoe areas. Fearon realizes planning a wedding from afar can be difficult and specializes in helping the destination bride plan her dream wedding in Northern California.

Every Elegant Detail is a full service wedding planning and design company located in The San Francisco Bay Area. Janece Shellooe, owner and lead designer, is dedicated to creating the most memorable events for every bride and groom. She has had the incredible opportunity to design weddings at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, the Bacara Resort in Santa Barabara, the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, as well as many other prestigious locations in Northern California.

Fearon De Weese

Janece Shellooe

925.330.5193 everyelegantdetail.com

916.371.3823 fearonmayevents.com

Libby Werba

SARA GOETZ

805.499.3314 brownstoneplace.com

EVENTS BY LIBBY

VERY MERRY EVENTS

As founder of Events by Libby, Libby Werba has been planning events in the Bay Area for the last 11 years. Libby’s goal is to help make the planning process a personal and enjoyable experience and to provide couples with a peace of mind both during the preparatory phases as well as on their wedding day.

Very Merry Events is a San Francisco Bay Area based celebration event design and planning studio specializing in creative, personal, and unique events. Her event design sketches and imaginative approach sets her apart. “We take pride in each event we take on—from full service planning and event design to partial coordination, to month of coordination—we’re here to give you the best experience.” For every event, Mary and her team provide impeccable results, unparalleled professionalism and experience that will leave you and your guests in pure amazement. Very Merry Events… where luxury, fun, and creativity meet.

408.318.4747 eventsbylibby.com

Mary Phan

925.236.1972 verymerryevents.com

44

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-GreatList-Coordinators.indd 44

2012

12/15/11 9:59 PM


Photos by Jennifer Skog Photography

creative event design + planning studio 2236 Mariner Square Drive Suite 102, Alameda CA 94501, by appointment only www.verymerryevents.com mary@verymerryevents.com 925.236.1972

VeryMerry-fullpgnobleed-2012.indd 1

12/17/11 8:35 PM


805-528-8888 baywoodinn.com 1370 2nd Street, Baywood Park, CA 93402

BARNET PHOTOGRAPHY

Located on the scenic back bay of Morro Bay, the cozy inn features fifteen theme suites with fireplaces and excellent bay views.

PJT enterprises music & entertainment, Inc.

pureecstasy

From Motown, R&B, jazz, soul and classical, PJT Enterprises Music & Entertainment is the perfect ingredient in making your wedding an overwhelming success! Whether it is a corporate event, wedding or a hotel or nightclub event, Preston Turner has assembled the Bay Area’s finest vocalists and musicians that can fulfill all of your entertainment needs.

Let PJT Enterprises Entertain You www.pure-ecstasy.com 510.693.9899

ad testing.indd 4

12/11/11 7:12 PM


blubungalow.com | 415.355.4293

ad testing.indd 4

12/15/11 9:56 PM


Our Heart is now in San Francisco Ceremony Magazine presented our first San Francisco Soiree this year, welcoming our new advertisers and affiliates into our Ceremony family. Wildflower Linen graciously hosted this event in their stylish showroom, produced and coordinated by premier event designer, Morgan Doan of Morgan Events. Ceremony wishes to thank our incredible vendors who made this night fabulous! EVENT COORDINATOR Morgan Events morgan-events.com LINENS & VENUE Wildflower Linen wildflowerlinens.com LIGHTING & A/V Got Light? got-light.com RENTALS & DÉCOR Classic Party Rentals sanfrancisco.classicpartyrentals.com FLORAL DESIGN Passiflora Designs passifloradesigns.com CATERING Wine Valley Catering winevalleycatering.com DESSERTS Sweetie Pies Bakery sweetiepies.com COCKTAILS Bartenders Unlimited bartendersunltd.com WINE Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery sebastiani.com ENTERTAINMENT PJT Enterprises Music & Entertainment pure-ecstasy.com VALET Precision Parking precision-parking.com PHOTO BOOTH Snap Fiesta snapfiesta.com Photographed by Gene Kosoy Photography gkweddings.com

48 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12_Ceremony_SF_Party.indd 48

12/12/11 9:23 PM


49

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

SF12_Ceremony_SF_Party.indd 49

12/12/11 9:23 PM


SUNSET IN SEVILLA

50

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_SunsetInSevilla.indd 50

2012

12/12/11 8:42 PM


` Ceremony Magazine hosted our annual celebration Juan List

at

Serra

Capistrano of

to

Southern

Plaza thank

California

in our

San Great

wedding

professionals for an amazing eight years!

Serra Plaza [Venue] serraplazaevents.com

Ambiance Designs [Floral Design] ambiance-designs.com

Nick Corona Photography [Photography] nickcoronaphotography.com

White Sakuras [Floral Design] whitesakuras.com

Unique Elegance [Coordinator] uniqueelegance.net

Flowers by Cina [Floral Design] flowersbycina.com

Revelry Event Designers [Décor] revelryeventdesigners.com

Lavenders Flowers [Floral Design]

lavendersflowersandgifts.com

Classic Party Rentals [Rentals] classicpartyrentals.com

Inviting Occasion [Floral Design] invitingoccasion.com

Wildflower Linen [Linens] wildflowerlinens.com

French Buckets [Floral Design] frenchbuckets.com

Shine Lighting [Lighting] shinelighting.com

J Grace [Invitations] jgrace.com

The Golden Truffle [Catering] goldentruffle.com

11 H Entertainment [Entertainment] 11hentertainment.com infusionxperience.com

Jay’s Catering [Catering] jayscatering.com Colette’s Catering [Catering] colettesevents.com Sweet Gems [Cake] sweet-gems.com Sweet Art [Favors] sweet-art.com Candee by Sandee [Candy] candeebysandee.com

Barker Décor Services [Dance floor] barkerdecorservice.com Anthony Garcia [Flamenco Guitarist] agarciaguitar.com Essence Entertainment [Flamenco Dancer] essenceentertainment.com Mursuli Cigars [Cigar Lounge] mursulicigars.com

Pacific Coast Bar & Beverage [Cocktails] pacificcoastbar.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_SunsetInSevilla.indd 51

2012

51

12/12/11 8:42 PM


One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. ~ Psalm 27:4

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

SF12-TABS.indd 18

12/15/11 7:22 PM


VENUES SF12-TABS.indd 19

12/15/11 7:22 PM


CELEBRATION LOCATIONS The diversity of Northern California’s countless venues is here at your fingertips. With a myriad of offerings, from historical landmarks to country settings to hidden city nooks, you will find the perfect wedding backdrop in this Great List of Northern California and destination venues.

mandarin oriental Sky-high nuptials at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco featuring a 40th floor Sky Deck. Couples are halfway to the stars as they exchange their vows overlooking the beautiful San Francisco Bay.

mandarinoriental.com/ sanfrancisco

GEOFF WHITE

MAURICE RAMIREZ

san francisco

b.r. cohn winery sonoma

Picturesque surroundings set this estate, known for top-notch wines and olive oil.

brcohn.com

four seasons palo alto

palace hotel

palo alto

Stylish ballrooms and beautiful bridal quarters are paired with excellent service to provide any bride with stress-free nuptials.

fourseasons.com/ siliconvalley

san francisco

Known for its lavish opulence and timeless extravagance, the Palace Hotel’s epic stature boasts a stained glass dome ceiling and ten chandeliers in The Garden Court.

sfpalace.com

gundlach bundschu

el dorado hills

Design your grand affair around this magnificent private estate of extraordinary grandeur.

ilcastellosullago.com

the fairmont sonoma mission inn sonoma

The Fairmont Sonoma brings the pulse of wine country to your wedding with a Spanish style villa, artistically manicured grounds and elegant event rooms.

fairmont.com/sonoma

54

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-celebration_locations.indd 54

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY VENUES UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

il castello sul lago

gunbun.com/weddings

ORNAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

SHANNON STELLMACHER

sonoma

A timeless setting between the Pinot and Merlot grape vines connects couples to the beauty of this family owned and operated winery.

2012

12/15/11 9:52 PM


Amazing weddings happen here. A wedding at the historic Omni San Francisco Hotel has it all. Elegant venues. Exceptional cuisine. Luxurious accommodations. A sought-after Nob Hill location. And legendary service led by a Wedding Specialist who ensures your wedding day is nothing short of spectacular. For more information, call 415-273-3013. omnisanfrancisco.com

Š2011 Omni Hotels & Resorts

ad testing.indd 1 OMFM-1075 SF Wedding Ad_f.indd 1

12/2/11 1:04 PM 11/30/11 5:28 PM


Celebration Locations

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

ritz carlton san francisco san francisco

Located on legendary Nob Hill, The Ritz-Carlton is housed in one of San Francisco’s finest examples of Neo-classical architecture. In the tradition of The Ritz-Carlton, you and your guests will experience beautiful indoor and outdoor venues, culinary masterpieces and unparalleled service.

de young museum san francisco

Art enthusiasts can celebrate amongst the great works in the expansive Wilsy Court or intimate Hamon Tower at this museum in San Fran’s Golden Gate Park.

www.ritzcarlton.com/ sanfrancisco

deyoung.famsf.org

the city club

cityclubsf.com

bardessono hotel yountville

Bardessono is a boutique hotel nestled in the rambling beauty of Napa Valley. It has a myriad of venues from a poolside courtyard to a picturesque outdoor terrace.

calistoga ranch

nestldown

napa valley

Tucked into its own private canyon, Calistoga Ranch is a haven that will imbue any celebration with earthy elegance. Of particular popularity is the Wine Cave, an underground event space featuring wrought iron chandeliers.

los gatos

Surrounded by redwoods, this private estate’s enchanted gardens and rustic charm lend a refined serenity to any event.

JENNIFER BACCIOCO

san francisco

Fascinating artwork, spacious rooms and exceptional cuisine are just a few of the amenities offered by the dedicated staff at this landmark venue, distinct in its exquisite style.

nestldown.com

calistogaranch.com

california academy of sciences

bardessono.com

san francisco

The multi-purpose California Academy of Sciences has an aquarium, planetarium and rainforest providing brides with exciting wedding possibilities.

calacademy.org

the us grant san diego

This crowned jewel in the heart of vibrant downtown San Diego is a perfect mix of metropolitan ambiance in a city with a casual beach vibe, and is an ideal destination wedding venue. The US Grant sets the standard for modern glamour in a classic setting, boasting unrivaled elegance and grace.

usgrant.net

56

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-celebration_locations.indd 56

garden court hotel palo alto

A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Palo Alto offers a romantic courtyard setting and French-inspired ambiance for your nuptials.

gardencourt.com

2012

12/15/11 9:50 PM


GEOFF WHITE PHOTOGRAPHERS

located

on a 175-acre historic estate nestled in the secluded Saratoga foothills, Montalvo Arts Center is an extraordinary site for an elegant and sophisticated wedding. The focal point of the estate is the beautiful century-old Mediterranean-style mansion, Villa Montalvo, which was built in 1912 as the private residence of Senator James D. Phelan, and is now on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Two intimate and romantic locations on the grounds — the Italianate Garden and the Oval Garden — are ideal for the wedding ceremony. The Great Lawn is also available for ceremonies with over 300 guests. And, the Villa’s Grand Hall, Spanish Courtyard and Verandas are available for dinner receptions, where guests can sip champagne amidst historic fountains and enjoy splendid views of the estate’s lawns and formal gardens.

reserve well in advance Villa Montalvo at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA : montalvoarts.org/rentals Contact: Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Manager, Corporate and Private Events : 408.961.5856 : kkirkpatrick@montalvoarts.org

VillaMontalvo_Final.indd 1

12/11/11 7:29 PM


Celebration Locations

the westin st. francis

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

san francisco

Experience the magnificent private event rooms 32 floors above the city at the only luxury hotel on Union Square.

westinstfrancis.com

chalk hill winery

terra gallery

healdsburg

san francisco

terrasf.com

chalkhill.com/visitestate/entertaining TANJA LIPPERT

Terra Gallery is one of San Francisco’s premier event facilities with soaring ceilings, white walls and bright Brazilian cherry wood floors; a perfect canvas for a contemporary wedding.

Tucked into the Mayacamas mountain range, this iconic 1300-acre estate features a wood paneled reception room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the breathtaking scenery.

carmel valley ranch resort

one leidesdorff san francisco

One Leidesdorff is a hip San Fran venue with wavy staircases, and an interesting underground vault.

onelsf.com

carmel

The settings at Carmel Valley Ranch Resort are unmatched. Couples can wed in a field of fragrant lavender, in a majestic oak grove, or in front of an 1879 farmhouse.

cavallo point

carmelvalleyranch.com

sausalito

Cavallo Point, The Lodge at Golden Gate resides inside one of America’s most popular national parks, strategically located near the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

MATTHIAS PHOTOGRAPHY

cavallopoint.com

omni san francisco san francisco

Centrally located by the cable car lines in Nob Hill, this historic hotel offers classic elegance and modern amenities for your perfect day.

omnisanfrancisco.com

58

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-celebration_locations.indd 58

julia morgan ballroom san francisco

This architectural gem is perfect for brides who love old San Francisco. The Art deco design of the grand ballroom and anterooms transports guests back to the city’s days of yesteryears.

juliamorganballroom.com

2012

12/15/11 9:50 PM


Picturesque vineyards for your dream come true.

Chalk Hill is an elegant iconic world-class 1,300 acre estate – the perfect canvas to create your happily ever after. Custom winery venue to ensure your every desire is met and your dreams fulfilled.

For information please contact Gaspar Sayoc at 707.933.3314 or gsayoc@foleyfamilywines.com Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery 10300 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 ChalkHill.com/VisitEstate/Entertaining

SF12_ChalkHill_location-font2.indd 1

12/11/11 7:37 PM


Celebration Locations

kenwood inn & spa kenwood

LARSENS PHOTOGRAPHY

A Mediterranean inspired venue offers a romantic oasis with incredible views of the trailing vines and lush greens.

pavilion by the bay treasure island

kenwoodinn.com

the claremont

fort mason center

berkeley

Sophisticated ballrooms and strikingly manicured lawns offer the perfect scenery with French doors, crystal chandeliers and columned walkways at every turn.

claremontresort.com

This custom designed, state-of-the-art pavilion with an open floor plan offers couples unlimited décor options, boasting spectacular views of the skyline and Golden Gate Bridge.

pavilionbythebay.com

san francisco

Versatility describes Fort Mason’s event spaces; from a historical firehouse to a conference center to a former general’s residence and chapel, options abound to design your dream event at San Francisco’s notable complex of renovated army buildings.

fortmason.org

the san francisco design center

DREAMBOX PHOTOGRAPHY

san francisco

The contemporary setting of The Galleria Atrium boasts a retractable skylight, stunning guests when opened to the night sky revealing the layers of balconies that envelope the building.

sfvenues.com

bently reserve san francisco

hyatt regency lake tahoe incline village

A stately pillared arbor makes for an imperial setting outdoors on the manicured lawn.

sir francis drake

Built in 1924, the Bently Reserve is a legendary venue famously grand with a state-of-the-art facility that fuses contemporary style and historic sophistication.

bentlyreserve.com

laketahoe.hyatt.com

san francisco VERO SUH PHOTOGRAPHY

This Italian Renaissance inspired, boutique hotel flaunts a swanky appeal for the stylish couple. Cocktail hours in the 1930’s Bar Drake and Harry Denton’s Starlight Room offer an eccentric glamour for a modern affair.

60

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-celebration_locations.indd 60

sirfrancisdrake.com

st. regis

san francisco The innovative St. Regis is a prestigious landmark of architectural bravura, from the al fresco delights of the Yerba Buena Terrace or the sweeping elegance of the Gallery Ballroom.

stregissanfrancisco.com

2012

12/15/11 9:51 PM


ad testing.indd 1

11/28/11 8:48 PM


LARSENS PHOTOGRAPHY

Celebration Locations

villa montalvo saratoga

Set amid formal gardens and lush grounds, the secluded, century-old Mediterranean-style Villa Montalvo is one of the most elegant places in the Bay Area for a distinctive wedding celebration.

vintners inn santa rosa

Experience an intimate winery wedding primed with a European style arbor and exquisite fountain at this four-diamond luxury hotel.

montalvoarts.org

vintnersinn.com

the winery san francisco

rancho las lomas

san francisco

The winery is the unofficial wine tasting venue of San Francisco boasting waterfront views, a reception room surrounded by wine barrels and of course, delicious wines.}

hotel shattuck plaza

silverado, orange county Set amidst manicured botanical and zoological gardens, this Southern

berkeley

California ranch offers a colorful and unique atmosphere.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza is an architectural gem characterized by an elegant black and white foyer with historic chandeliers and mirrored walls.

rancholaslomas.com

winery-sf.com

hotelshattuckplaza.com

ramekins sonoma

SARGEANT PHOTOGRAPHY

Remekins is a culinary school, events center and inn hosting outdoor weddings in a European styled courtyard with a wood-burning oven. The ballroom inside features a full fireplace and huge dancefloor.

ramekins.com

hyatt carmel highlands carmel

This spectacular lodge overlooks the Big Sur coast, with events held on a glass-enclosed deck showcasing spectacular ocean views.

highlandsinn.hyatt.com

casa de la vista

IMAGERY IMMACULATE

san francisco

62

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-celebration_locations.indd 62

A former Officer’s Club, recently renovated, boasts grand windows and high ceilings overlooking downtown San Francisco for an amazing view of the city’s skyline.

winevalleycatering.com

the lodge at sonoma sonoma

The private gardens at the Lodge offer a quaint setting for ceremonies, situated against the charming Stone Building and bring freshness and beauty to any wedding.

thelodgeatsonoma.com

2012

12/15/11 9:51 PM


O

Celebrate your Love in Legendary Style Discover the extraordinary at THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel. From intimate ceremonies to royal receptions, our enchanting event space, high caliber service and culinary expertise ensure an unforgettable affair. 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 610-8939 www.usgrant.net

ad testing.indd 1

11/18/11 9:11 PM


Celebration Locations

kohl mansion burlingame

The stately brick mansion transcends Victorian elegance; known for their infamous Great Hall and black and white Morning Room overlooking the English rose gardens.

kohl-mansion.com

sebastiani winery

livermore

This majestic century old venue has acres of grapevines and a historic building with a barrel room and high ceilings.

wentevineyards.com

Indulge in the scenic surroundings of the Santa Cruz mountains with outdoor ceremonies in the courtyard or lawn.

This white stone hotel is opulent in its regal beauty with lavish ballrooms featuring state of the art sound and lighting technology and celebrated chefs to craft tantalizing menus.

rosewoodsandhill.com

fairmont.com/sanfrancisco

rosewood sandhill menlo park

regency center

JAY HSIANG

san francisco

regencycentersf.com

fairmont

san francisco

sebastiani.com

Designed in the style of Scottish rite temple, the statuesque building has recently been restored with three unique levels including gilded ballrooms and smaller parlor-like rooms.

TANJA LIPPERT

wente vineyards

sonoma

Rich in history and beauty, this Tuscan inspired setting boasts an 80 foot tasting bar, dining room anchored by wine aging in barrels and the largest wine barrel in America.

ritz carlton half moon bay

the lodge at pebble beach

half moon bay

pebble beach

Operating since 1919, the Lodge’s historic beauty is embodied in its graceful early California design and holds open air ceremonies on a knoll overlooking the ocean.

pebblebeach.com

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay stunningly sits right above the ocean, offering spellbinding views of the coastline and unparalled luxury accommodations.

ritzcarlton.com

four seasons san francisco san francisco

The Four Seasons San Francisco, centrally located near Union Square, features a Veranda Terrace that overlooks the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens.

fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco

64

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-celebration_locations.indd 64

2012

12/15/11 9:53 PM


Casa de la Vista A former Officer ’s Club built in 1943 Casa de la Vista on Treasure Island offers spectacular views of San Francisco’s skyline and surrounding islands. ( Capacity 180 Seated; 300 Standing )

Wine Valley Catering One Avenue of Palms • Suite 151 Treasure Island • San Francisco, CA 94130 Casa de la Vista 191 Avenue of the Palms • San Francisco, CA 94130 415-274-2013 • WineValleyCatering.com

To Reserve your Date, contact Wine Valley Catering Sale Team at 415.274.2013 | info@winevalleycatering.com www.winevalleycatering.com

Casa Del Vista-mark.indd 1

12/11/11 7:46 PM


EUROPEAN ELEGANCE GARDEN COURT HOTEL

Intimacy and European sophistication are embodied at The Peninsula’s Garden Court Hotel. Situated on a tree-lined street in downtown Palo Alto, the hotel is full of heart-stealing charm. Its close, beautiful quarters make it the perfect choice for both medium-sized weddings and receptions and small town destination wedding weekends. The hotel is built around a flagstone courtyard permeated with old-world romance. A fountain adds visual appeal with the soothing sound of falling water. Couples can say their vows outside and either continue celebrating in the heart of the courtyard or proceed inside to one of the classically designed ballrooms. The room that really showcases the beauty of the hotel is the Terrace Room. The Terrace Room has French doors that open out to a second story balcony. Guests will enjoy sipping cocktails while overlooking the courtyard. Take advantage of the hotel’s rooms on your wedding night and perhaps longer for a mini-moon. Most of the spacious rooms overlook the courtyard and were built to foster natural light. Couples seeking luxury are advised to book the Penthouse, a top-floor suite that is the epitome of decadence. It features a king size bed, two private patios furnished with fountains, a fireplace, and a full marble bathroom with a separate overhead rain shower. It’s a timeless environment that will color honeymoon memories for years to come. There is also the Deluxe Queen Room: decorated in the cooling colors of ivory and cream, it’s a haven. Picturesque French doors open out to the courtyard and the bathroom is made of marble. After a wedding at this European-style hotel, continue on to your European honeymoon. When booking a wedding for more than 100 guests at Garden Court Hotel, newlyweds are gifted a complimentary seven-night stay at any Vincci Hotel in Spain including Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Canary Islands. Yes—that means a free honeymoon to enjoy within the first year of marriage! For European elegance from the vows to the newlywed period, The Garden Court Hotel offers the rare combination of refinement and value wrapped into one pretty package.

66

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_Grand_Hotel_article.indd 66

2012

12/15/11 9:04 PM


ad testing.indd 1

11/17/11 8:35 PM


SURF AND THE CITY “I have arrived in San Diego. It is beautiful and does not belie its reputation,” said Father Junipero Serra when he arrived in San Diego’s port in 1769. He would go on to plant 23 missions up and down the California coast but would always laud San Diego as the best the land offered. Though the father has long passed, visitors have long been mirroring his thoughts. After all, where else can you find such balmy weather, pristine beaches, and robust nightlife? For brides and grooms looking for paradise contained within one progressive city, San Diego is the answer. While most places force you to pick between ocean calm or city buzz, San Diego is the perfect combination of both. One can spend the day lounging on the sand in a temperate breeze and then just an hour later visit a music festival or hit up a club. The natural formation of the city over several hills and canyons creates pockets of parkland, adding in a woodsy feel. It’s unparalleled for a bride who wants a beach wedding without sacrificing the excitement of the city or the appeal of nature. Out of town guests will enjoy San Diego’s offerings. The museums in Balboa Park, the San Diego Symphony, and Lyric Opera will satiate any appetite for the arts. The beaches provide world famous surf and countless outlets featuring designer goods at great prices. San Diego’s hallmark – its mild weather –paves the way for lower cost weddings during off-seasons. Rated one of the top ten climates by Farmer’s Almanac, San Diego has arid Mediterranean temperatures. The

HOTEL DEL CORONADO BAUMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

city sees an average of 201 days over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The mild springs, falls, and winters give brides the opportunity to rake in savings and avoid peak season. The San Diego sun shines brightly through September, October, and November and only slight rain falls from December to March. That means couples can wed in blissful sunshine while the rest of the nation gets out their snow boots and shovels. The city’s historical roots also provide stunning wedding locations. Art deco buildings and mission style venues imbue any wedding with a sense of story. Iconic hotels (re: Hotel Del Coronado or the US Grant) are stunning backdrops for wedding photos. Storied beaches, sweeping mesas, and state parks provide natural beauty for outdoorsy couples. Places like the Torrey Pines, a state reserve, have stunning mountainous terrain tucked right up against the coastline. Whatever type of setting you seek, San Diego will have the flawless answer.

PARK HYATT AVIARA

TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDINGS

68

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_Wedding_Travel.indd 68

2012

12/17/11 6:11 PM


ON

THIS

HAWAIIAN

ISLAND,

WE'LL MAKE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.

AP

(in

prod

dire

stud

art d

cop

proo

crea

To book your hawaiian wedding or honeymoon with four seasons resort maui, c a l l y o u r t r a v e l c o n s u l t a n t o r t h e r e s o r t d i r e c t ly a t 1- 8 0 8 - 8 7 4 - 8 0 0 0 . O r v i s i t

acc

traff

www.fourseasons.com/maui/weddings

m

ad testing.indd 1

11/3/08 11/24/11 11:39:41 7:44 PM AM

ISM11044.indd 1

10/30/08 1:07:32 PM


Beyond its aesthetic appeal, San Diego also has an easy atmosphere. It’s a tried and true cure for pre-wedding stress. The locals are chill and couples find San Diego’s wedding professionals to be both calm and capable. Experienced staffs are found at almost every venue and they offer an infectious affability. For brides and grooms who have not considered San Diego, take a cue from Father Serra and give it a try because all leave agreeing that San Diego is one of the best spots on earth. The US Grant This landmark hotel is an architectural stunner. It has long hosted San Diego’s finest and brightest people, lending a fascinating past to its charm. Art deco engravings on both the exterior and interior lend historical romance to any wedding. The US Grant features marble floors, huge chandeliers, and a plethora of stunning ballrooms to choose from. If you are seeking a bright and airy venue, then the Palm Court is for you. With creamy walls and tall windows, it’s a blank canvas of possibilities. If you’re a little more daring, consider the Celestial Ballroom. The metallic blue walls mesmerize while the ceiling’s exposed ribs add an eerie beauty. The Crystal Ballroom, which was originally a socialites’ salon, has been revamped into a majestic event space embellished with European plasterwork.

OMNI HOTEL

THE STUDIOS OF JOSEPH GUIDI

THE US GRANT

JENNIFER DERY PHOTOGRAPHY

70

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_Wedding_Travel.indd 70

W HOTEL

DAPPER IMAGES

2012

12/15/11 8:40 PM


ad testing.indd 1 ad testing.indd 1

12/21/11 12:00 PM 12/5/11 6:56 PM


W San Diego The W San Diego straddles the best the city has to give. It is situated right between the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park and Little Italy. The Access Banquet Room is elegantly appointed and has rich purple walls and gilded mirrors. It is easily rearranged to accommodate a variety of needs and styles. Couples who use the facility can rack up points to use towards a stay.

US GRANT HOTEL

Hotel Del Coronado The Hotel Del Coronado is as iconic as the movie star who made it famous in “Some Like it Hot.” It was there that Marilyn Monroe acted as a young woman trying to find love. Luckily for you, love is now easily achieved here with several event settings and a dedicated staff. Since it is situated right on the coast, an ocean view is standard with your wedding. Imagine pictures with the classic red turrets of the hotel in the background. The wedding professionals at Del Coronado can make that – and any other dream – come true.

carriage to the hotel’s doors, seeking an elegant

La Costa European fountains, quaint courtyards, and sprawling gardens await you at La Costa Resort and Spa. Winding pathways and a village ambiance will transport your wedding back in time. Balmy ocean breezes make each wedding both relaxing and reinvigorating. The Wedding Courtyard and Vista Terrace are the two most popular wedding settings. Each one incorporates the natural beauty of the gardens with a captivating view of the ocean. Park Hyatt Aviara The Park Hyatt Aviara is the singular destination for couples that crave class but don’t want hassle. Everything is provided on-site, making the wedding day seamless. Wedding planners work to transform the Park Hyatt Aviara’s classic ballrooms into personalized wonderlands with views of the city and ocean. Couples are given a choice of sumptuous fare cooked by an award-winning team and discounts on hotel rooms. Pre-wedding nerves can be soothed away with on-site massages, manicures and pedicures. The Park Hyatt Aviara truly is a one-stop shop. Omni San Diego Guests will be glad you made this seaside hotel the choice for your destination wedding when they check into their rooms with gorgeous views of the San Diego Bay, the downtown skyline or Petco Park. You can’t go wrong with the 4,000-square-foot Palm and Sail Outdoor Terrace that offers expansive views and a unique open air space for up to 500 guests. Inside, the modern contemporary décor has a refined retro feel that makes you think you will be seeing the crew from Pan Am checking in at any moment.

Strategically located in San Diego’s gaslamp

quarter, the US Grant Hotel is a stately piece of early 1900s architecture. Constructed a little over

one hundred years ago, guests first arrived by experience amid a rapidly developing San Diego. Brides can still find that early California charm – just minus a teeth-and-brain-jarring carriage ride.

“The hotel’s most sought-after wedding spaces are the opulent Crystal Ballroom, stately Palm

Court, and spiritual Celestial Ballroom,” says Lindsay Schropp, publicist. “Each offers a different but equally romantic atmosphere for a stylish and sophisticated affair.”

Originally created as an exclusive salon for the

rich and mighty, the Crystal Ballroom is the centerpiece of the hotel. Hearkening back to old Italy, the floors are crafted out of limestone and

four eye-dazzling chandeliers are suspended from the ceiling. Couples often chose to say their

vows in front of a huge fireplace that anchors the room.

The Palm Court or Presidential Ballroom was once designated as the Grant Hotel’s dining

room. Guests would clamor to taste the gourmet offerings of San Diego’s top chefs and the dining

room quickly became one of the city’s social hubs. While it is no longer the hotel’s official dining room, brides can still take advantage of

the airy space. The Palm Court boasts a 14-

foot tall ceiling and is wrapped in windows that envelop the room in natural light.

The Celestial Ballroom is the most distinctive of the Grant Hotel’s offerings. The venue features

vaulted ceilings painted blue with dramatic

chandeliers. Columns with intricate woodwork, leftover from days when the room operated as a speakeasy in the 1930s, prop up the building.

With its grand location and sophistication, The

US Grant is the perfect “surf and city” wedding destination. LA COSTA RESORT TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY

72

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_Wedding_Travel.indd 72

2012

12/17/11 6:13 PM


Pavilion by the Bay ~ a hidden t reasure on t reasure island~ Located just a stone’s throw from San Francisco, on Treasure Island, Pavilion by the Bay is a gem of an event venue offering magnificent views of the entire San Francisco skyline, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. Custom designed state-of-the-art 6500+ square foot permanent tent structure with open floor plan, recessed amber lighting, eight huge double doors & landscaped grounds suits any celebration with the range of dÊcor and reception styles. Maximum Capacities 310 seated with a dance floor; 600 Standing

291 Ave of the Palms, San Francisco, CA 94130 415-274-2013 | www.pavilionbythebay.com

To Reserve your Date, contact Wine Valley Catering Sale Team at 415.274.2013 | info@winevalleycatering.com www.winevalleycatering.com

Pavillion By the Bay.indd 1

12/11/11 8:06 PM


Come quickly I am tasting the stars! ~ Dom Perignon‌the moment he discovered champagne

GENE KOSOY PHOTOGRAPHY

SF12-TABS.indd 8

12/15/11 7:23 PM


CATERING & CAKES SF12-TABS.indd 9

12/15/11 7:24 PM


chef’s table

comfort foodie cakes

24 Carrots creates a cupcake like no other. Combine your favorite “comfort foods” and serve them a la “cupcake” style, like The Shepherd’s Cupcake, The Lox Stock & Cupcake or The Maple Hotcake and Bacon Cupcake.

76

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-DessertTables.indd 76

24 carrots

TABLE DESIGN, CATERING, LOCATION

24carrots.com

inviting occasion | FLOWERS, STYLING invitingoccasion.com jackie culmer | STATIONERY studio emp | PHOTOGRAPHY studioemp.com

2012

12/12/11 8:38 PM


Wine Valley Catering Exceptional, restaurant quality food and first class service for weddings and special events.

Founded by Peter and Lorene McCaffrey, Wine Valley Catering‘s reputation and personalized attention guarantees that your special day will be perfect. Let us create a customized menu that complements your taste and budget from elegant seated dinners, themed cooking stations to family style feasts and buffets. Visit our kitchen for a complimentary tasting and experience the wonderful Flavors

of Wine Valley Catering.

Wine Valley Catering 875 Sousa Lane Napa, CA 94559 888.A1.CATER | 707.256.2900 Treasure Island 1 Ave of the Palms, Ste. 151 SF, CA 94130 415.274.2013 WineValleyCatering.com 875 Sousa Lane Napa, CA 94559 Phone: 888.A1.CATER Phone: 707..256..2900 Winevalleycatering.com Wine Valley Catering.indd 1

12/21/11 12:23 PM


Confection Confessions An interview with Toni Chiappetta, Owner/Pastry Chef Sweetie Pies Bakery | sweetiepies.com

How should/shouldn’t a bride display her cake? A cake should not be displayed outside on a hot day in direct sunlight. Once a cake is delivered, it should stay in the area that it will be on display if at all possible. How do you suggest a bride incorporate her wedding décor/style/fashion into the cake design? We can do many things with fondant so if there is a pattern on the bride’s dress that she would like, we can copy it either by hand or with a mold. What is the most unique design you’ve made for a wedding cake? We recently did a Gothic wedding cake with red fondant, black fondant overlays, hearts with key holes and antique keys made out of fondant. The top of the cake had a pocket watch with the time 11/11, which was the wedding date, of course.

SWEET GEMS

NICK CORONA PHOTOGRAPHY

PATTY'S CAKES

FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS STUDIO EMP

What are some trends in wedding sweets? Mini dessert buffets in conjunction with a cake…mini whoopie pies, mini cupcakes, mini cheesecake lollipops, mini cookies and bars. What is your favorite combination of cake flavors? My personal favorites are devils food cake filled with peanut butter bittersweet chocolate mousse and peanut butter buttercream frosted with peanut butter fudge frosting…or our white cake filled with lemon mascarpone mousse and fresh berries frosted with vanilla buttercream and covered in sweetened coconut.

78

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Confessions Confessions.indd 78

What is your favorite way to top the cake? I like to use fresh flowers. Interesting facts about cake confections? A wedding cake can not be baked, filled, decorated and stacked all in one day. It is a 2-3 day process. What cake flavor is the favorite amongst wedding guests? By far, our silver white cake filled with vanilla bean custard and fresh mixed berries.

2012

12/12/11 8:24 PM


Take it TO GO. Take it TO GO.

Now serving: fabulous photos & delicious details from your mobile device.

ceremonymagazine.com/mobile Read all 4 editions on your phone or tablet: San Francisco / Los Angeles / Orange County / San Diego

ad testing.indd 4

12/15/11 5:28 PM


champagne showers

Give your bridesmaid luncheon or bridal shower a lemon twist and let your best gals become their very own champagne mixologists. Mandarin Oriental San Francisco serves up a sexy buildyour-own champagne cocktail bar. Travel Down Under with the Aussie Mimosa (add pineapple juice) or go Kir Royale with a touch of berry sweetness (crème de cassis and a blackberry garnish). The Mandarin will provide everything you need, including create-your-own champagne cocktail menus with all of the delicious fixings. Grab your gals and strap on your Jimmy Choos; champagne has never been so fun!

80

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-champaign_table.indd 80

2012

12/13/11 1:27 AM


mandarin oriental, san francisco CONCEPT, LOCATION

mandarinoriental.com very merry events |

COORDINATOR, TABLE DESIGN

verymerryevents.com huckleberry karen designs | FLORAL DESIGN huckleberrykarendesigns.com orange photography | PHOTOGRAPHY crush.orangephotography.com

81

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 


MIRELLE CARMICHAEL PHOTOGRAPHY

SF12-TABS.indd 8

12/13/11 2:47 AM


FLOWERS & DÉCOR As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol

SF12-TABS.indd 9

12/13/11 2:47 AM


THE ART OF THE TABLE The functionality of a tabletop becomes an artistic expression of your wedding as you break bread for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Sit pretty with friends and family and take in the beautiful interplay of your centerpieces, silverware, and linens.

84 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 84

12/13/11 3:24 AM


85

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 85

12/13/11 3:24 AM


picture of my love

phalaenopsis orchids, gloriosa lilies, peonies, hydrangea, dahlias, stalk, spray roses, carnations

86

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 86

2012

12/13/11 3:25 AM


amy burke designs FLORAL DESIGN

amyburkedesigns.com every elegant detail | COORDINATOR everyelegantdetail.com wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com amy burke private collection | ACCESSORIES garden court hotel | LOCATION lucie xyz photography | PHOTOGRAPHY luciexyz.com

87

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 87

12/13/11 3:25 AM


soulflower design studio FLORAL DESIGN

soulflowersf.com wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com soulflower design studio private collection | ACCESSORIES

ambiance antiques | LOCATION orange photography | PHOTOGRAPHY crush.orangephotography.com

88 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 88

12/13/11 3:25 AM


treasured heirlooms various roses, scabiosa pods, dusty miller, carnations, berzilia, lisianthus, balsa wood flowers,

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 89

2012

89

12/13/11 3:25 AM


divine in the vines pin cushion protea, dahlias, hydrangea, succulents, pink flowering jasmine, craspedia, manzanita

90

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 90

2012

12/13/11 3:25 AM


anne mendenhall flowers FLORAL DESIGN

classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com anne mendenhall private collection | ACCESSORIES

gundlach bundschu winery | LOCATION gunbun.com/weddings orange photography | PHOTOGRAPHY crush.orangephotography.com

91

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 91

12/13/11 3:25 AM


passiflora designs FLORAL DESIGN

passifloradesigns.com wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com hartmann studios | RENTALS passiflora designs private collection | ACCESSORIES

kohl mansion | LOCATION mike steelman photographers | PHOTOGRAPHY

mikesteelman.com

92 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 92

12/13/11 3:25 AM


come sail away

hydrangea, phalaenopsis orchids, polo roses

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 93

2012

93

12/13/11 3:25 AM


violet views

succulents, grape wood branch, spider mums, roses, calla lilies, hydrangea, corn flower tulips, wheat grass, stock, orchids, eucalyptus leaves, seeds

94

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 94

2012

12/13/11 3:25 AM


huckleberry karen designs FLORAL DESIGN

huckleberrykarendesigns.com wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com mandarin oriental san francisco | LOCATION mandarinoriental.com orange photography | PHOTOGRAPHY crush.orangephotography.com

95

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 95

12/13/11 3:25 AM


divaine design

FLORAL DESIGN, LINENS, STATIONERY, ACCESSORIES

divainedesign.com

classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com raj tents | TENT palmdale estates | LOCATION lucie xyz photography | PHOTOGRAPHY luciexyz.com

96 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 96

12/13/11 3:25 AM


maharani roses, james storie orchids, lilies, dahlias, hydrangea, carnations

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 97

2012

97

12/13/11 3:49 AM


oh my fluttering heart carnations, phalaenopsis orchids, roses

98

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 98

2012

12/13/11 3:49 AM


poppy’s petalworks FLORAL DESIGN

wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com sebastiani vineyards & winery | LOCATION sebastiani.com lisa farrer | PHOTOGRAPHY lisafarrerweddings.com

99

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 99

12/13/11 3:50 AM


flower divas FLORAL DESIGN

flowerdivas.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com flower divas private collection | ACCESSORIES ocean international | HANGING DÉCOR garden court hotel | LOCATION lucie xyz photography | PHOTOGRAPHY luciexyz.com

100 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 100

12/13/11 3:50 AM


kyoto

tree of heaven, dahlias, tillandsia, succulents, moss, button fern

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 101

2012

101

12/13/11 3:50 AM


estate of affairs orchids, calla lilies, succulents, caladium, bercilia

102

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 102

2012

12/13/11 3:50 AM


ingela floral design FLORAL DESIGN

ingelafloral.com classic party rentals | RENTALS, LINENS classicpartyrentals.com ingela floral design private collection | ACCESSORIES

villa montalvo | LOCATION montalvoarts.com/rentals jill johnson photography | PHOTOGRAPHY jilljohnsonweddings.com

103

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 103

12/13/11 3:50 AM


fleurs de france FLORAL DESIGN

fleursfrance.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com chameleon chairs | CHAIRS trentadue winery | LOCATION norah burrows photography | PHOTOGRAPHY

104 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 104

12/13/11 3:50 AM


welcome to my chateau french tulips, roses

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 105

2012

105

12/13/11 3:50 AM


romance in the meadow secret garden and avant guarde roses, hydrangea, stock, succulents, cafĂŠ au lait dahlias, scabiosa, purple artichokes, chocolate dahlias, privet berries, orchids

106

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 106

2012

12/13/11 3:50 AM


the flower house FLORAL DESIGN

theflowerhouse.com hartmann studios | LINENS, RENTALS unveiled | STATIONERY the palm event center | LOCATION rhee bevere photography | PHOTOGRAPHY

107

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 107

12/13/11 3:50 AM


soulflower design studio FLORAL DESIGN

soulflowersf.com wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com soulflower design studio private collection | ACCESSORIES

gundlach bundschu winery | LOCATION gunbun.com/weddings orange photography | PHOTOGRAPHY crush.orangephotography.com

108 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 108

12/13/11 3:50 AM


may’s garden

café au lait dahlias, lavender dahlias, peonies, hydrangeas, staghorn fern, cyclamen, dusty miller, succulents

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 109

2012

109

12/13/11 3:50 AM


sunshine gardens

kale, garden roses, sweet willow, bunny tails, lysimachia, blushing bride hydrangea, gerber daisies, orchids, button balls

110

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 110

2012

12/13/11 3:51 AM


plan décor FLORAL DESIGN

classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com plan décor private collection | ACCESSORIES garden court hotel | LOCATION lucie xyz photography | PHOTOGRAPHY luciexyz.com

111

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 111

12/17/11 6:15 PM


mandy scott flowers FLORAL DESIGN

classic party rentals | RENTALS, LINENS classicpartyrentals.com mandy scott private collection | ACCESSORIES fort mason | LOCATION orange photography | PHOTOGRAPHY crush.orangephotography.com

112 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 112

12/13/11 3:51 AM


summer nights hydrangea, roses, calla lilies, dahlias, lisianthus, spider mums, purple kale

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 113

2012

113

12/13/11 3:51 AM


sweethearts polar roses, lisianthus, hydrangea, stock, phalaenopsis orchids

114

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 114

the flower house FLORAL DESIGN

theflowerhouse.com hartmann studios | LINENS, RENTALS unveiled | STATIONERY the palm event center | LOCATION rhee bevere photography | PHOTOGRAPHY

2012

12/13/11 3:51 AM


divaine design FLORAL DESIGN

divainedesign.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com blueprint studios | RENTALS divaine design private collection | ACCESSORIES

palmdale estates | LOCATION lucie xyz photography | PHOTOGRAPHY luciexyz.com

suriya

suriya roses, carnations, orchids, calla lilies, hydrangea, mums, billy balls, cushion and button mums

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 115

2012

115

12/13/11 3:51 AM


gingerleaf floral FLORAL DESIGN

wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com gingerleaf floral private collection | ACCESSORIES

kohl mansion | LOCATION misti layne | PHOTOGRAPHY mistilayneweddings.com

116 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 116

12/13/11 3:52 AM


sunshine in paradise phalaenopsis orchids, bells of Ireland, roses, anthuriums, dendrobium and vanda orchids, tea leaves, lily grass, mitsumata branches, loofah, lisianthus

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 117

2012

117

12/13/11 3:52 AM


champagne dreams roses, phalaenopsis orchids, hydrangea,

118

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 118

2012

12/13/11 3:52 AM


fleurs de france FLORAL DESIGN

fleursfrance.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com fleurs de france private collection | ACCESSORIES

meadwood napa valley | LOCATION meg smith photography | PHOTOGRAPHY

119

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 119

12/13/11 3:52 AM


gorgeous and green FLORAL DESIGN

wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com sebastiani vineyards & winery | LOCATION sebastiani.com lisa farrer | PHOTOGRAPHY lisafarrerweddings.com

120 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 120

12/13/11 3:52 AM


pan am panache

dahlias, roses, garden roses, hydrangea, sedum, craspedia, kale, tillandsia, succulents, valley oak, ferns, parrot tulips

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 121

2012

121

12/13/11 3:52 AM


floral architecture succulents, gloriosa lilies, orchids, lily grass, bear grass

122

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 122

2012

12/13/11 3:52 AM


ingela floral design FLORAL DESIGN

ingelafloral.com classic party rentals | RENTALS, LINENS classicpartyrentals.com villa montalvo | LOCATION montalvoarts.com/rentals jill johnson photography | PHOTOGRAPHY jilljohnsonweddings.com

123

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 123

12/13/11 3:52 AM


the petal company FLORAL DESIGN

wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com the petal company private collection | VASE sebastiani vineyards & winery | LOCATION sebastiani.com lisa farrer | PHOTOGRAPHY lisafarrerweddings.com

124 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 124

12/13/11 3:52 AM


crisp harvest

roses, spray roses, scabiosa pods, black berries, dahlias, calla lilies, hypericum

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 125

2012

125

12/13/11 3:52 AM


flower divas FLORAL DESIGN

flowerdivas.com wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com flower divas private collection | ACCESSORIES villa montalvo | LOCATION montalvoarts.com/rentals jill johnson photography | PHOTOGRAPHY jilljohnsonweddings.com

126 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 126

12/13/11 3:53 AM


pretty as a peach

dahlias, hydrangea, roses, calla lilies, seeded eucalyptus

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 127

2012

127

12/13/11 3:53 AM


modern elegance

polar star roses, white hydrangea

the flower house FLORAL DESIGN

theflowerhouse.com hartmann studios | LINENS, RENTALS unveiled | STATIONERY the palm event center | LOCATION rhee bevere photography | PHOTOGRAPHY

128

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 128

2012

12/13/11 3:53 AM


shanti

wheat grass, carnations, dendrobium and cymbidium orchids, lily grass

divaine design FLORAL DESIGN

divainedesign.com blueprint studios | RENTALS divaine design private collection | ACCESSORIES

palmdale estates | LOCATION lucie xyz photography | PHOTOGRAPHY luciexyz.com

tabletops-SF12.indd 129

12/21/11 12:34 PM


wonder of the woods

hydrangea, peonies, dragon snaps, stalk, moss balls, calla lilies

130

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 130

2012

12/13/11 3:45 AM


fearon may events TABLE DESIGN

fearonmayevents.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com studio b event designs | DÉCOR, PROPS mimi and co. | LINENS fearon may events private collection | ACCESSORIES

kohl mansion | LOCATION mike steelman photographers | PHOTOGRAPHY

mikesteelman.com

131

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 131

12/13/11 3:45 AM


divaine design FLORAL DESIGN

divainedesign.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com blueprint studios | RENTALS divaine design private collection | ACCESSORIES

palmdale estates | LOCATION lucie xyz photography | PHOTOGRAPHY luciexyz.com

tabletops-SF12.indd 132

12/17/11 6:19 PM


antheia

kale, garden roses, sweet willow, bunny tails, lysimachia, blushing bride hydrangea, gerber daisies, orchids, button balls

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 133

2012

133

12/13/11 3:45 AM


champagne kisses phalaenopsis orchids, calla lilies, parrot tulips, dusty miller, blushing brides

134

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 134

2012

12/13/11 3:45 AM


sharla flock designs FLORAL DESIGN

classic party rentals | RENTALS, LINENS classicpartyrentals.com sharla flock private collection | ACCESSORIES fort mason | LOCATION orange photography | PHOTOGRAPHY crush.orangephotography.com

135

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 135

12/13/11 3:45 AM


alice in the city

peonies dahlias, calla lilies, roses, iris, monkey tails, craspedia, gomphrena, zinnias, carnations, gloriosa lilies

136

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 136

2012

12/13/11 3:45 AM


michael daigian design FLORAL DESIGN

wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com michael daigian private collection | ACCESSORIES

kohl mansion | LOCATION misti layne | PHOTOGRAPHY mistilayneweddings.com

137

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 

tabletops-SF12.indd 137

12/13/11 3:46 AM


flower divas FLORAL DESIGN

flowerdivas.com wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com flower divas private collection | ACCESSORIES villa montalvo | LOCATION montalvoarts.com/rentals jill johnson photography | PHOTOGRAPHY jilljohnsonweddings.com

138 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 138

12/13/11 3:46 AM


garden party

fair biancas, roses, parrot tulips, quicksand roses, ranunculus, hydrangea

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 139

2012

139

12/13/11 3:46 AM


huckleberry karen designs FLORAL DESIGN

huckleberrykarendesigns.com

very merry events COORDINATOR, TABLE DESIGN

verymerryevents.com

wildflower linen | LINENS wildflowerlinens.com classic party rentals | RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com cakewalk desserts | PIE POPS mandarin oriental san francisco | LOCATION mandarinoriental.com orange photography | PHOTOGRAPHY crush.orangephotography.com

140 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 tabletops-SF12.indd 140

12/13/11 3:46 AM


everyone’s favorite

hydrangea, ranunculus, stock, tulips, dusty miller, garden and spray roses, eucalyptus seeds, leaves

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

tabletops-SF12.indd 141

2012

141

12/13/11 3:46 AM


Always RSVP / Geoff White Photographers

Your dream day, realized. Classic.

ad testing.indd 1

www.ClassicPartyRentals.com

11/19/11 6:50 PM


LUCIE XYZ PHOTOGRAPHY

408.727.4416 | www.flowerdivas.com

It’s at the edge of a petal love awaits...Carlos William Carlos

FlowerDivas_Final.indd 1

12/11/11 10:27 PM


ad testing.indd 1

12/13/11 1:56 AM


650.588.1416 | passifloradesigns.com |paige@passifloradesigns.com

Passiflora.indd 1

12/17/11 6:21 PM


415-863-4300 design@got-light.com

www.got-light.com

ad testing.indd 1

lighting • audio • video • drape

12/2/11 12:55 PM


408•445•1515 ingelafloral.com

IngelaFloral.indd 1

12/11/11 8:35 PM


eye candy

artistry

couture

LucieXYZ Photography

Divaine Design

www.divainedesign.com | 510.414.0084

SF12_DivaineDesign_eventdesign-v2.indd 1

12/17/11 6:06 PM


ad testing.indd 1

11/20/11 10:23 PM


IN BLOOM

SF12-Bouquets.indd 150

ingela floral design ingelaoral.com succulents, orchids, anthurium, celosia, gloriosa lilies JILL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

12/13/11 3:41 AM


huckleberry karen designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com

anne mendenhall flowers

garden and spray roses, hydrangea, scabiosa pods, eucalyptus leaves

peonies, astilbe, succulents, english garden roses, mint, oregano, pieris

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

ingela floral design ingelaoral.com

succulents, artichoke, calla lilies, berzelia, blushing bride JILL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

huckleberry karen designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com peonies with ribbon skirt ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Bouquets.indd 151

2012

151

12/13/11 3:42 AM


huckleberry karen designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com

hydrangea, tulips, calla lilies, anemones, monkey tails, roses with crystal embellishments

LISA FARRER

fleurs de france

michael daigian design

singapore orchids

peonies, calla lilies, gloriosa lilies, monkey tails, pin cushions

ANDRE NEISING

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Bouquets.indd 152

roses, scabiosa pods, calla lilies, spray roses, blackberries, raffia wrap

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

fleursfrance.com

152

the petal company

MISTI LAYNE

2012

12/13/11 3:42 AM


fleurs de france eursfrance.com

roses, phalaenopsis orchids, lisianthus ANDRE NEISING

SF12-Bouquets.indd 153

12/13/11 3:42 AM


ingela floral design ingelafloral.com kale JILL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

flower divas flowerdivas.com

roses, gladiolus, lace handle JILL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

huckleberry karen designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com

garden roses, spray roses, sweet peas, hydrangea, peonies, freesias ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

soulflower design studio soulflowersf.com

blushing bride, garden roses, succulents, dusty miller, cyclamen, lamb’s ear ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

154

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Bouquets.indd 154

2012

12/13/11 3:42 AM


Fleurs De France Wedding Floral & Event Design FOR THE SONOMA & NAPA WINE COUNTRY

By Appointment 707.824.8158 www.eursfrance.com

FleursdeFrance_FInal.indd 1

11/24/11 10:29 PM


gorgeous and green garden roses, parrot tulips, dahlias, blue thistle, sedum LISA FARRER

michael daigian design carnations, roses, gloriosa lilies, craspedia MISTI LAYNE

huckleberry karen designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com carnations, blue thistle, rose, dusty miller ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

156

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Bouquets.indd 156

2012 2012

12/13/11 3:43 AM


  

   

ad testing.indd 1



11/22/11 3:53 AM


soulflower design studio Orange Photography

gorgeous and green LISA FARRER

ingela floral design

ingela floral desigN

JILL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

michael daigian design

JILL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

MISTI LAYNE

BlooMing boutonnieres

ingela floral design

JILL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

ingela floral design

JILL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

michael daigian design MISTI LAYNE

158 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 SF12-Bouquets.indd 158

12/13/11 3:33 aM


LIZZIE KIMBALL PHOTOGRAPHY

fabulous flowers f your next event

www.huckleberrykarendesigns.com

huckleberrykaren-mark-NEWlogo.indd 1

fabulous flowers f your next event

12/11/11 9:02 PM


RevelryEventDesigners_Final_Outlined.indd 2

12/7/11 7:13 PM


RevelryEventDesigners_Final_Outlined.indd 3

12/7/11 7:13 PM


If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. ~ Isaac Asimov

SF12-TABS.indd 12

12/15/11 7:24 PM


INVITATIONS & GIFTS VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

SF12-TABS.indd 13

12/15/11 7:24 PM


INVITATION INGENUITY

make a statement!

PHOTOGRAPHED BY IMAGERY IMMACULATE iiphoto.net

Introduce your guests to your wedding by using an invite that fancies both visually and tactilely with sparkling gems, textured paper, starfish or the always stylish letterpress. Intermix graphics and fonts then tie it all up in a slim delivery box or an elegant envelope. It’s an impression that will leave your guests wondering what other excitements await on the big day.

Card Girl

card-girl.com

164

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-invites_4pgspread.indd 164

2012

12/12/11 9:28 PM


Hello! Lucky

hellolucky.com

Hello! Lucky

hellolucky.com

Card Girl

card-girl.com

Hello! Lucky

hellolucky.com

3

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-invites_4pgspread.indd 165

2012

165

12/12/11 9:29 PM


INVITATION INGENUITY

Card Girl

card-girl.com

3 Laura Hooper

lhcalligraphy.com

166

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-invites_4pgspread.indd 166

Laura Hooper

lhcalligraphy.com

2012

12/12/11 9:29 PM


INVITATION INGENUITY

Laura Hooper

lhcalligraphy.com

Laura Hooper

lhcalligraphy.com

3 Card Girl

card-girl.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-invites_4pgspread.indd 167

2012

167

12/12/11 9:29 PM


WHERE IS YOUR MOTHER? Looking for a break from your wedding planning? Draw a hot bath,

Brown as your wedding planner, you can still have her wealth of

light some candles and bring Where IS Your Mother? for company. An

knowledge at your fingertips.

etiquette guide for the trickiest of life’s situations,

Don’t have time to read the entire book? Skip to

Where IS Your Mother? will both entertain and

chapter ten for advice on thank you notes and

inform you. Written by Ava Carroll-Brown, the

stationery. Or flip to chapter nine for guidance

-UQTaPost of the West Coast, the book instructs in

on invitations and announcements. Particularly

“basic etiquette and simple grace.” The founder of

helpful is chapter four, on flatware. There you

Brownstone Place, Carroll-Brown has an impressive

can get a quick tutorial on place settings and

portfolio of weddings and parties on her resume.

what to do when faced with five forks at dinner.

From celebrities to ordinary couples, Carroll-Brown

Also helpful is the chapter on gratuities and

has made countless visions come true. She is noted

welcome gifts. With anecdotes and fascinating

for negotiating all her events with elegance and poise.

insights, Carroll-Brown makes a seemingly old-

Considered an expert on all things proper, Carroll-

fashioned topic upbeat and amusing. Even after

Brown imports the manners of the eighteenth

the wedding, the book will remain helpful and a

century and distills them for a modern audience. Her brides often turn

staple for your personal library. The other sections are just as relevant

to her for advice on everything from how to word their invitations

– particularly the section on cell phone etiquette!

to the proper placement of flatware. Even if you don’t have Carroll-

LA12_MotherArticle-Promo.indd 4

12/17/11 6:25 PM


Look for the

Silver lining Platinum isn’t just for wedding bands. Nothing dazzles more than the high-gloss elegance of precious metals—they add an heirloom touch to porcelain. rosenthal

bloomingdales.com/registry

ad testing.indd 1 125693_Ceremony_Rosenthal_012912.indd 1

1-800-888-2wed

follow us on facebook

11/28/11 11:08 AM 11/21/11 4:27 PM


IS ON THE MAP N

W

E

S

SA

N FR CO ANCIS

LO

S A N G E L ES

OR

AN

GE COUN

TY

Save the Date CEREMONy ♥ MAGAZINE SF • LA • OC • SD • 2012 SAN

SAN FRANCISCO

ORANGE COUNTY

LOS ANGELES

D I EG O

SAN DIEGO

NEW! READ ALL 4 EDITIONS ONLINE: CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

Ceremony_TerritoriesAd_v1.indd 1

12/8/11 11:26 AM


Plan A Wedding As Unique As You Are Plan - trusted Bride-CertifiedTM Vendors* and personal concierge service for peace of mind

Register - honeymoon and new home registries for gift giving you really want

$ Back - up to 10% back on your wedding can help pay for your honeymoon

Visit 1800Registry.com to plan the wedding and honeymoon of your dreams!

Like us on Facebook for planning tips and honeymoon savings. *A Bride-CertifiedTM Wedding Vendor has passed a stringent pre-screening process and has been rated “excellent� by recent brides who booked them.

ad testing.indd 1

11/11/11 6:45 PM


VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

SF12-TABS.indd 14

12/15/11 7:25 PM


for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts. ~ Walker Evans, American Photographer 1903-1975

SF12-TABS.indd 15

PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMA

Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist,

12/15/11 7:25 PM


PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

MIKE STEELMAN

GENE KOSOY

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

A warm embrace, an endearing laugh, a tear of joy all convey the feelings that envelope such a joyous event.

174

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_PhotoFeaturePages.indd 174

JOHN GRIFFIN

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

emotion

2012

12/16/11 1:49 AM


VIERAPHOTOGRAPHICS

Stylish storytelling with raw emotion

www.vieraphotographics.com

ad testing.indd 1

619.446.6573

11/17/11 6:13 PM


PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

176

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_PhotoFeaturePages.indd 176

LISA FARRER

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

details

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

It is the collection of photographs of all the little details that tells the story of your wedding day.

2012

12/16/11 1:50 AM


ad testing.indd 1

12/6/11 7:59 PM


PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

178

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_PhotoFeaturePages.indd 178

JOHN GRIFFIN VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

fashion & beauty

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

LISA FARRER

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

LUCIE XYZ

MIKE STEELMAN

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

The eye of the camera grasps the charm and grace resonating in this brief moment in time.

2012

12/16/11 1:51 AM


When photography means everything... www.LisaFarrerWeddings.com 415-256-9597

SF12_LisaFarrerPhoto_photography.indd 1

12/11/11 9:51 PM


ad testing.indd 2

11/27/11 7:15 PM


ad testing.indd 3

11/27/11 7:15 PM


PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_PhotoFeaturePages.indd 182

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL LUCIE XYZ

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

fashion & beauty

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

JILL JOHNSON

182

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

The eye of the camera grasps the charm and grace resonating in this brief moment in time.

2012

12/15/11 8:12 PM


1072 | Folsom St. # 400 | San Francisco, CA 94103

John Griffin Photography.indd 1

415.350.0404| johngrifďŹ nphotography.com

12/11/11 9:55 PM


PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

184

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_PhotoFeaturePages.indd 184

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

LISA FARRER

gentlemen

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

VIERA PHOTOGRAPHICS

LISA FARRER

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

JENNIFER BACIOCCO

LISA FARRER

Whether he’s the groom or the half-pint that steals the fashion show, our BAY AREA boys are dressing to thrill!

2012

12/15/11 8:12 PM


ad testing.indd 1

11/17/11 8:23 PM


wedding photographer misitlayne.com | 415.225.1128 mistilayneweddings.com | 415.225.1128

capturing the sparkle and essence of people naturally san francisco • california

misti_layne-mark.indd 3

12/11/11 10:16 PM


misti_layne-mark.indd 4

12/11/11 10:16 PM


ad testing.indd 2

11/1/11 3:35 PM


ad testing.indd 3

11/1/11 3:35 PM


MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

THE STORY OF US

It’s a short and happy window of time:

the period of engagement. Capture the building excitement

with an engagement shoot at your favorite haunts: a local café, the dog park or a baseball game. Check out the beach and bring a kite or a picnic. Or indulge your artistic side! Go for vintage styling a la Pan Am. Don’t be surprised if the day alone is as cherished a memory as the photos.

190

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Engagement.indd 190

2012

12/15/11 7:35 PM


CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Engagement.indd 191

2012

191

12/15/11 7:35 PM

LISA FARRER

LISA FARRER

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL

LISA FARRER

MIRELLE CARMICHAEL


MIKE STEELMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

192

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12-Engagement.indd 192

2012

12/15/11 7:35 PM


mirelle carmichael

Lisa Farrer weddings

193

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 


194 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012

Lisa Farrer

Lisa Farrer

Lisa Farrer

mike steelman

mirelle carmichael


ad testing.indd 1

12/2/11 1:08 PM


GIFT OF ONESELF PHOTOGRAPHY BY JILL JOHNSON

What could be better than a gift of oneself (album format) on your wedding day? Debut a sweetly seductive after-hours look for your groom. Channel your inner pinup girl with lacey lingerie and sky-high heels. Make it equal parts sexy and playful with additions like your bridal veil or bouquet. With careful lighting, makeup, and styling, the resulting images will hearken to an editorial vogue spread.

196

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_Boudoir Divas_2pgspread.indd 196

2012

12/12/11 7:47 PM


“I felt comfortable, beautiful and even confident.”

BOUDOIR TIP: Book your shoot four weeks prior to your wedding day so you can have prints ready for your groom! CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_Boudoir Divas_2pgspread.indd 197

2012

197

12/12/11 7:47 PM


One moment. guitar, jay alvarez

One c���ce.

A lifetime of memories. w w w. g k w e d d ing s . c o m

|

415.595.2752

|

inf o @ g k w e d d ing s . c o m

Serving the greater bay area and specializing in worldwide destination weddings.

ad testing.indd 2

11/23/11 5:50 AM


OUT OF THE BOX PARTY EXPERIENCE MODERN PHOTOBOOTHS FOR ANY OCCASION

info@snapfiesta.com | 415.944.SNAP www.snapfiesta.com

ad testing.indd 3

11/23/11 5:50 AM


Love is the bridge between two hearts. ~ Swedish Proverb

LISA FARRER WEDDINGS

SF12-TABS.indd 16

12/15/11 7:26 PM


WEDDINGS OF DISTINCTION SF12-TABS.indd 17

12/15/11 7:26 PM


STORYBOOK erin & andy

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 202

12/15/11 7:28 AM


LOVE NOTE

The finer things in life were incorporated into the affair, with beautiful old books artfully stacked on the tables, wine bottle corks used as nameplate holders, and a luscious bouquet of blooming peonies and garden roses.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 203

2012

203

12/15/11 7:28 AM


TRUE LOVE erin & andy

204

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 204

2012

12/15/11 7:29 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE every elegant detail everyelegantdetail.com [coordinator]

amy burke designs amyburkedesigns.com [floral design]

[photography] shannon stellmacher [location | caterer | cake] fairmont sonoma mission inn [linens | rentals] hartmann studio [lighting] impact lighting [stationery] creative designs by mimi [entertainment] ron grandia

LOVE STORY

Old souls Erin and Andy love books with a history. The kind that have been read, reread and handed down through time. Prior to their wedding they spent months pursuing used bookstores to find aged manuscripts with beautiful covers to display at their reception. They also named the tables after their favorite classics. What was their table named? It was only fitting. A Tale of Two Cities.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 205

2012

205

12/15/11 7:29 AM


FASHION lexy & yates

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 206

12/15/11 7:29 AM


LOVE NOTE

Sophisticated styling graced the elegant floral arrangements, stunning bouquets, glittering heels and sleek table settings at this contemporary affair.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 207

2012

207

12/15/11 7:30 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE soulflower design studio soulflowersf.com [floral design]

got light

got-light.com [lighting] [photography] ben chrisman photographers [location] the flood mansion [coordinator] dream a little dream events [rentals] hartmann studio [linens] la tavola [caterer] betty zlatchin catering [cake] cakemaker [entertainment] classical sounds productions [transportation] classic cable car [gown designer] anna maier ulla-maija [bridal salon | veil] marina morrison [bridal shoes] bcbg [hair & makeup] professional makeup artistry [formal wear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaids dresses] waters [wedding rings] simon g, family heirloom [gift registries] jonathan adler, macy’s, crate & barrel

LOVE STORY

A San Francisco pizza shop brought Lexy and Yates together. Although they lived just one block away from each other and frequented the same hot spots, they didn’t meet until that destined day in the pizzeria. As they enjoyed their steaming hot pies, love struck these strangers at the countertop. They haven’t stopped enjoying each other – and that pizza place – ever since!

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

208

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 208

2012

12/17/11 6:26 PM


FRONTIER crystal & andrew

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 209

12/15/11 7:31 AM


LOVE NOTE

The natural elements of St. Lucia Preserve enchanted the ceremony and inspired the warm and woodsy reception dĂŠcor.

210

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 210

2012

12/15/11 7:31 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE viera photographics vieraphotographics.com [photography]

[location | caterer] santa lucia preserve [coordinator] allison van every [oral design] christine cater [entertainment] platinum status

Crystal

and

LOVE STORY Andrew

love

traveling

and

entertaining, so they decided to organize a trip to Carmel with 150 of their closest friends. This weekend-long party would be paired with good food, drinks, music and dancing‌and

of

course,

their

marriage!

These two found a way to intermix his Jewish faith and her Buddhist roots in an elegant celebration, inviting all those special people in their life to celebrate in their love.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 211

2012

211

12/15/11 7:31 AM


LOVE NOTE

These intimate nuptials took place within a circle of pink gerber daisies, while hot pops of pink showered the reception décor and defined the bride’s stunning bouquet.

EXUBERANT cindy & paul

212

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 212

2012

12/15/11 7:31 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE ingela floral design ingelafloral.com [floral design]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

got light

got-light.com [lighting] [photographer] jennifer skog photography [coordinator] jenne hohn events [location | caterer] solage calistoga [linens | rentals] wine country party & events [stationery] wedding paper divas [cake] patisserie angelica, sweet on cake [entertainment] dj vadim, ecoutez music [gown] pronovias [bridal salon] trudy’s [bridal shoes | bridesmaid dresses] kate spade [hair & makeup] pretty me chic [wedding rings] tiffany & co [gift registries] macy’s, donations to copper’s dream

LOVE STORY

Match.com introduced Cindy to Paul but it would take four months of “chatting” before these two would officially meet. A year later, the happy couple traveled to Sweden to visit Paul’s family. Assuming they were abroad for just the one stop, Cindy was surprised to discover Paul’s planned “detour” to London on the return trip. It was here that Paul took Cindy to the historic Ritz-Carlton hotel to propose marriage.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 213

2012

213

12/15/11 7:32 AM


LOVE NOTE

Surrounded by casks of aging wine, festivities resumed in the barrel room draped in simple fabrics and lights, creating a warm ambiance at this winery wedding.

AMBIANCE

niki & paul

214

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 214

2012

12/15/11 7:32 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE mike steelman photographers mikesteelman.com [photography]

[location] chateau julien wine estate [floral design] fleurish floral design [linens | rentals | lighting] chic events [caterer] michael's catering [cake] kami's cupcakes [entertainment] dna entertainment [gown designer] allure bridal [bridal salon] bay area bridal [bridal shoes] martinez valero [bridesmaid dresses] alfred angelo [hair & makeup] angles 5000 [wedding rings] treasures fine jewelry [gift registry] macy's

LOVE STORY

Niki and Paul met over steaming cups of java at a local coffee shop. They quickly discovered they had lots in common, including a strong preference for Coffee Bean over Starbucks. Love started percolating and before long, the couple planned a ten-day cruise to Alaska. The night before they were set to sail, they stayed in Sausalito to begin their travels a day early. As the fog rolled in and the views over the bay blew them away, Paul held out a ring in his hands and asked Niki to marry him.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 215

2012

215

12/15/11 7:32 AM


LOVE NOTE

The couple’s personalities were brought to life with their darling dog joining them down the aisle and Lou Seal, the Giant’s Mascot, making a well-deserved appearance.

sara & todd

LIGHTHEARTED

216

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 216

2012

12/15/11 7:32 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE misti layne

mistilayneweddings.com [photography]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [linens | rentals]

bloomingdales

bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

got light

got-light.com [lighting]

sherrie long makeup hair & effects sherrielong.com [hair & makeup]

[location | caterer] st. francis yacht club [coordinator] mcclendon & associates [floral design] san francisco florist [stationery] paper source [cake] the cakemaker [entertainment] denon & doyle disc jokey company [transportation] kcs limo service [gown designer] lazaro [veil] trudy’s bridal [bridal jewelry] family heirlooms [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair & makeup] sherrie long makeup & hair effects [formal wear] selix formalwear [bridesmaid dresses] laundry by sherri segal [wedding rings] family heirlooms [honeymoon destination] st. barth

LOVE STORY

Both Todd and Sara are fourth generation San Franciscans. Todd, therefore, is a fiercely loyal Giants fan. Sara, by association, is one as well. So it was only fitting that he proposed at a very beautiful moment: when the Giants nabbed the World Series on November 1, 2010.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 217

2012

217

12/15/11 7:32 AM


OPULENCE pegah & amir

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 218

12/17/11 7:12 PM


LOVE NOTE

Fervant colors intensified with dramatic lighting and chandeliers set a passionate backdrop for an elaborate event.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 219

2012

219

12/15/11 7:33 AM


220 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 featured_weddings_SF12.indd 220

12/15/11 7:33 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE the ritz-carlton, san francisco ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco [location | caterer | cake | coordination]

[photography] jasmine wang photography [floral design] flower affair [sofreh design] atefeh paktinat, noor manteghi [linens | rentals | lighting] hartmann studios [stationery] unveiled bridal [favors] 321 photobooth [entertainment] dj payam jafari [videographer] justin fone [transportation] classic cable car [gown designer] mccaffrey haute couture [bridal salon] kleinfeld bridal [bridal shoes] benjamin adams [hair & makeup] hair by rhea, makeup by diane gendel [formal wear] mens wearhouse, hugo boss [bridesmaids dresses] bari jay [gift registries] macy’s, crate & barrel [honeymoon] tahiti

LOVE STORY

Pegah & Amir met at a mutual friend’s going away barbeque. They had actually shared these friends for years but somehow never crossed paths until this one fortuitous afternoon. In fact, Pegah contemplated even attending this party in the park, as she was exhausted from work but decided that it was best to go. And it’s a good thing she did. The handsome Amir couldn’t locate his cell phone and asked Pegah if he could borrow hers to call his. Funny how her number was now saved in his cell, so Amir called later that night to ask this pretty girl out on a date. Eight years later, he would take Pegah back to that same park where they first met and ask her to marry him.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 221

2012

221

12/17/11 6:32 PM


LOVE NOTE

This foodie couple loves the finer things, which was apparent by their exquisite menu and decadent desserts.

SAVORY shirin & paul

222

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 222

2012

12/15/11 7:33 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE john griffin photography johngriffinphotography.com [photography]

[location] san anselmo [floral design] sf flower mart [linens] paragon [stationery] ella mae designs [cake] cara’s cupcakes, suberts cake [entertainment] dj taymore [gown designer] anna maier, ulla maija [bridal salon] glamour closet [bridal jewelry | wedding rings] vintage [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [formal wear] harry o [gift registries] macy’s, pottery barn [honeymoon destination] mexico

LOVE STORY

Paul and Shirin met at a San Francisco restaurant in 2005. It was a fitting setting, considering

their

mutual

appreciation

for

delicious food. Paul was enamored by Shirin who was both talkative and beautiful. They were swept into a budding love affair and shortly thereafter, perfect ring.

Paul stumbled upon the

It was stunning and stylish

and could only have been meant for Shirin.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 223

2012

223

12/15/11 7:34 AM


DRAMATIC lauren & jeff

224

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 224

2012

12/15/11 7:34 AM


LOVE NOTE

The Bently Reserve was electrified with dramatic lighting and dĂŠcor for this lavish affair, complete with twelve maids in waiting.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 225

2012

225

12/15/11 7:55 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE morgan events

morgan-events.com [coordinator]

got light

got-light.com [lighting]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[photography] deanna graham photography [location] the bently reserve [floral design] michael daigian [rentals] blueprint studios, hartmann studios [linens] la tavola [stationery] hello lucky [caterer] componere fine catering [cake] sweet on cake [entertainment] joe sharino band, dj mark haggerty - denon & doyle [videographer] blue moon productions [transportation] classic cable cars [gown designer | bridal salon | veil] monique lhuillier [bridal jewelry] family heirlooms [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [formal wear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] vera wang [mother’s dresses] baracci

LOVE STORY

On one particular Halloween, Lauren received quite a treat. Instead of those usual tricks and terrors, she was introduced to Jeff at a costume party. The two instantly connected their kindred spirits and he asked her for a date the following week. It wouldn’t take much time for Jeff to realize that Lauren was the ONE and he waited until another more personalized holiday rolled around to pop the question. On the night of her birthday as they celebrated on a cruise with family, he chose a romantic moment at dusk to ask for her hand in marriage.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

226

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 226

2012

12/17/11 6:34 PM


ELABORATE parmis & kevin

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 227

12/15/11 7:55 AM


LOVE NOTE

Crafted to look like a sweet confection, this couple opted for a cake made of cheese - an homage to their love of fromage.

228

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 228

2012

12/15/11 7:55 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE fearon may events fearonmayevents.com [coordinator]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[photography] sharpe photography [location] private residence [floral design] scarlett & grace [linens] mimi & co [sofreh] sofreh aghd [lighting] stage 1, inc [stationery] stephani j designs [caterer | cake] beth sogaard catering [bar service] zebra club catering [favors] san francisco photo booth [entertainment] denon & doyle [videographer] phillip alan films [transportation] neumann valet [gown designer] ines di santo [bridal shoes] steve madden [hair & makeup] adreana cross, melissa smith [wedding rings] sharif’s jewelers [honeymoon destination] eastern europe

LOVE STORY

After custom building the house of their dreams, Parmis and Kevin decided to make their sixyear relationship official. They found no better place to celebrate their marriage than on those very same grounds. In only six months (and on their six year anniversary) Parmis and Kevin planned a spectacular affair and transformed their new house into an elaborate ceremony and reception site, perfected with a Plexiglas stage set on top of their pool, overlooking Folsom

Lake.

The

event

was

absolute

perfection and proved to all in attendance that there really is no place like home.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 229

2012

229

12/15/11 7:56 AM


LOVE NOTE

A modern styled king’s table invited guests to collectively celebrate the union of the happy couple.

CHEERFUL molly & seton

230

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 230

2012

12/15/11 7:56 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE john griffin photography johngriffinphotography.com [photography]

[caterer] alex’s catering [cake] branching out [entertainment] tommy rox [stationery] vera wang [transportation] classic sightseeing adventures [gown designer] vera wang [bridal salon] bridal galleria [bridal shoes] j crew [hair & makeup] umbrella salon, sheila cassani [bridesmaids dresses] anthropologie [mothers’ dresses] eileen fisher [gift registries] pottery barn, crate & barrel, williamsonoma, macy’s [honeymoon destination] lanai

LOVE STORY

Everyone hates class projects. It’s hard to get things done. You have to coordinate all the details and there always seems to be someone who doesn’t do their part. But for Molly and Seton a fortuitous group project at Stanford led to their incredible romance. This was a project where they both did their fair share….of flirting! This group experience proved that these two make a great team, and not just when it comes to scholastics.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 231

2012

231

12/15/11 7:56 AM


LOVE NOTE

A refined affair dazzled with modern floral arrangements with bright tones of hot pink, crowned by a cake lush with blooming peonies.

REFINED jennie & dan

232

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 232

2012

12/15/11 7:56 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE mike steelman photographers mikesteelman.com [photography]

[location] private residence [coordinator] amy byrd weddings [floral design] flowers by reine [cake] layers [rentals] unlimited events [transportation] main event transportation [videographer] reel mccoy [gown designer] amsale [bridal shoes] kate spade [bridesmaids dresses] j crew [hair & makeup] cheri, bobbi brown[entertainment] steve ezzo entertainment [honeymoon destination] italy

LOVE STORY

Jennie and Dan were set up by friends for their senior prom. While it was a great way to end their high school careers, they didn’t start dating until a few years later. After reconnecting, this pair still spent a blissful three years taking it slow and getting to know one another. Realizing he couldn’t spend his life with anyone else, Dan took Jennifer on a hike in Carmel. As the sun started to set, Dan popped the question. Jennifer, who had noticed Dan was acting strange, wasn’t surprised, just very, very happy.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 233

2012

233

12/15/11 7:56 AM


SPARKLING kelly & malian

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 234

12/15/11 7:56 AM


LOVE NOTE

Lovely textured linens set the tables, lush with romantic floral centerpieces and cascading crystals.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 235

2012

235

12/15/11 7:57 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE fleurs de france fleursfrance.com [floral design]

[photography] ken viale photography [coordinator] suzy berberian weddings & events [location | caterer] the lodge at sonoma resort & spa [linens] la tavola [rentals] wine country party & events [lighting] the lux productions [cake] fleur de lisa cakes [stationery] embellishments [entertainment] glissando trio, dj infinity sound pro [videographer] thomas hughes films [gown designer] reem acra [bridal salon] the collection [veil] maria elena headpieces and accessories [bridal jewelry] mikimoto, assael [bridal shoes] hand designed by mother of the bride with swarvoski crystal [hair & makeup] sebastien varbero, au top coiffure [formalwear] selix [bridesmaid dresses] custom [flower girl dresses] little angel children and bridal [wedding rings] simayof [gift registries] williams-sonoma [honeymoon destination] mexico

LOVE STORY

Malian and Kelly knew they wanted an intimate wine country wedding to share their love of the area with their guests. It was also very important for this fascinating couple to incorporate their cultural roots into their special day, while adding a touch of “sparkle.” To do so, Kelly’s mother hand embellished her bridal shoes with Swarovski crystals to add that glittery touch, while Malian’s Persian heritage showered the couple with a demure sofreh spread. Combining their two worlds, female members of the groom’s family sprinkled crystallized sugar over the couple to “sweeten” this loving union.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

236

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 236

2012

12/15/11 7:57 AM


HEAVENLY

jee & michael

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 237

12/15/11 7:57 AM


LOVE NOTE

The bride transitioned from day to night into a stunning metallic slate gown that complemented the ambiance of the lavish tented affair.

238

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 238

2012

12/15/11 7:57 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE morgan events

morgan-events.com [coordinator]

wildflower linen wildflowerlinens.com [linens]

got light

got-light.com [lighting]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[photography] suzy clement photography [floral design] michael daigian design [rentals] hartmann studios [ stationery] hello lucky [caterer] carmel valley ranch [cake] sweet on cake [favors] recchuti key lime pie [entertainment] dj justin of denon & doyle [videographer] justin fone productions [transportation] main event transportation [gown designer | bridal salon | veil] vera wang [hair & makeup] la princesse spa & salon [formal wear] custom italian suits

LOVE STORY

Jee and Micheal first met in Hong Kong through their church and became good friends. During Jee’s two years in Asia, she truly came to respect Michael and after returning to the states she would reach out to him on occasion. Over the holidays, Jee sent Michael a message wishing him a Merry Christmas and mentioned that she randomly thought of this wonderful man. Michael woke up to these words and thought, “This girl is dreaming about me!” The pair reconnected at a friend’s wedding where they acted as best man and bridesmaid. It was there that they truly looked into each other’s eyes and knew they were meant to be.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 239

2012

239

12/17/11 6:37 PM


LOVE NOTE

The simplistic florals were artfully crafted to perfection, while chandeliers, little princesses and fairy tale notions aded to the charm.

CHARMING cristina & matt

240

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 240

2012

12/17/11 6:38 PM


`

VENDOR LOVE huckleberry karen designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com [floral design]

got light

got-light.com [lighting] [location] b.r. cohn winery [photography] geoff white photography [coordinator] a savvy event [cake] jen’s cakes

LOVE STORY

Cristina and Matt began their happily ever after amongst the tall oaks and rolling vineyards in Glen Ellen, California. Enhancing their special day were friends and family who traveled near and far to celebrate with them on this momentous occasion. When Matt kissed Christina, the crowd broke into an exhilarating applause - a highlight to their very personal nuptials. The open-air reception continued to welcome their tight knit companions and gave everyone a chance to truly engage in their family-style wedding.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 241

2012

241

12/15/11 7:38 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE mirelle carmichael photography mirellecarmichael.com [photography]

[location] william b. layton park [floral design] sierra floral designs [linens | rentals] a party house [lighting] xn-tric lighting [stationery] magnetstreet. com [caterer] magic mountain catering [cake] sugar chef [favors] custom m&ms [entertainment] dj reno [gown designer] paloma blanca [bridal salon | veil] la boutique des brides [bridal jewelry] macy’s [bridal shoes] alfani [hair & makeup] details salon, mac cosmetics [formal wear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses | flower girl dresses] jenny yoo [wedding rings] bluenile.com, thorton & sons [gift registries] macy’s, williams-sonoma, bed, bath and beyond [honeymoon destination] south lake tahoe

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

LOVE NOTE

The ceremony was held on the cusp of a lake, where the bride and groom said their vows beneath romantic towering trees.

ENGAGING rosie & bryan

242

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 242

2012

12/15/11 7:39 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE viera photographics vieraphotographics.com [photography]

LOVE STORY

Joanne and Roger recited their vows right in front of San Francisco’s City Hall. Just like the movies, our heroine was the epitome of style. Fashioned in a little white dress, trimmed in tulle and paired with a short yet incredibly chic fur coat. Her fiancé was suited up like the dapper gentleman that he is. They shared in this intimate moment surrounded by a few key friends and family, and for this loving couple, it was the perfect way to start their union.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

LOVE NOTE

CeremonyBlog.com

These newlyweds were the “stars” of their show, hosting an after-party reception at foreign cinema amid the reels of old films and movie posters with a vintage Hollywood vibe.

CINEMATIC joanne & roger

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 243

2012

243

12/15/11 7:39 AM


ADORABLE julie & mike

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 244

12/15/11 7:39 AM


LOVE NOTE

An a“door”able theme, inspired by the couple’s love for photographing doorways, greeted guests with escort cards shaped like keys, reminding everyone that the door to their hearts must always remain open.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 245

2012

245

12/15/11 7:39 AM


TRUE LOVE julie & mike

246

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 246

2012

12/15/11 7:40 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE events of dinstinction [coordinator]

[photography] catherine hall studios [location] nestldown [coordinator] events of distinction [floral design] asiel design [caterer] p.s.r.t [cake] beaux gateaux [gown designer] vera wang [gift registry] amazon

LOVE STORY

Mike whisked Julie away to Catalina (California’s very own little island, right off the southern coast) to propose. He had secretly put together a DVD documentary detailing their five-year relationship. The video was broken up into aptly named chapters with the very last one titled, “The Future.” That was the moment when he pulled out a ring and asked Julie to be his wife.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 247

2012

247

12/15/11 7:40 AM


LOVE NOTE

This Greek wedding was culturally charged as guests danced the night away in a reception room lushly adorned with candles, feathers and flowers accented in red and white.

CLASSICAL sophia & archie

248

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 248

2012

12/15/11 7:40 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz photography luciexyz.com [photography]

bloomingdales

bloomindales.com/registry [gift registry] [location | caterer] palm event center [floral design] nicole ha designs [linens | rentals | lighting] hartmann studios [stationery] may inspired designs [cake] katrina roselle pastries and desserts [entertainment] string quartet [videographer] hd video memories [transportation] angel limo [gown designer] kenneth pool [bridal salon] saks fifth [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair & makeup] get your do up [formalwear] armani [bridesmaid dresses] jim hjelm [gift registries] macy’s, williams-sonoma

LOVE STORY

Sophie and Archie's families have known each for a very long time. With both families hailing from Greece, this couple actually met as kids at the ripe age of 14 while on a vacation to the historic Isles. It wasn't until years later when Sophia would begin working for Archie's uncle that they finally spoke to one other. Shortly thereafter they started dating, leading up to a romantic New Year's Eve proposal in Union Square in the heart of San Francisco!

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 249

2012

249

12/15/11 7:41 AM


LOVE NOTE

The sweet romance of home – glass vases, organic flowers, clothespin name cards – inspired a California flair in this classic vineyard setting.

jamey & jon

HONEYSUCKLE

250

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 250

2012

12/15/11 7:41 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE mirelle carmichael photography mirellecarmichael.com [photography]

[location | coordinator | linens | lighting | rentals] the gardens at peacock farms [floral design] flowers to you by jessica [stationery] village papery [caterer] alphy’s broiler [cake] cakes by judy [entertainment] andy morris entertainment [videographer] aubrea felch videography [gown designer] essence of australia [bridal salon | formalwear] down the aisle [bridal jewelry] nadri [bridal shoes] nine west [hair & makeup] marissa whitney, carrie mcginnity [formal wear] jim’s formal wear [bridesmaid dresses] bill levkoff [mothers’ dresses] adrianna papell [flower girl dresses] u.s. angels [wedding rings] family heirlooms [gift registries] macy’s, target, carnival honeymoon registry [honeymoon destination] mediterranean cruise

LOVE STORY

As they chatted away on the night they met, Jamey and Jon stumbled across a fortuitous discovery. Their schedules would coincidentally align: both were planning to count down New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Of course, they decided to meet up again, this time on the Strip and celebrate the New Year festivities. That they certainly did. And while the saying goes “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” this couple certainly did not keep their newfound relationship a secret.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 251

2012

251

12/15/11 7:42 AM


WONDERLAND

holly & juan featured_weddings_SF12.indd 252

12/15/11 7:42 AM


LOVE NOTE

The bride and groom snowman cake toppers added a sense of whimsy to this winter wedding.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 253

2012

253

12/15/11 7:42 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE orange photography

crush.orangephotography.com [photography]

[location] the ahwahnee hotel [floral design] simply flowers [hair & makeup] bellissimo brides [gift registry] macy’s

LOVE STORY

For Holly and Juan, this was their dream come true. A winter wonderland wedding nestled in the mountains of Yosemite National Park.

This

enchanted

setting

promised

these two lovebirds everything they could possibly imagine - an intimate fête with their closest friends and family and a fairy tale ceremony amongst nature’s purest element. It was easy for them to snow fall in love.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

254

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 254

2012

12/15/11 7:42 AM


FORTUITOUS allison & john

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 255

12/15/11 7:42 AM


LOVE NOTE

The bride’s sumptuous bouquet of blooming peonies, lilies and feathers garnered a glamorous vibe at this vineyard nuptial.

256

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 256

2012

12/15/11 7:43 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE fleurs de france fleursfrance.com [floral design]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

wine valley catering winevalleycatering.com [catering]

[photography] marc blondin photography [coordinator] a dream wedding [location] the harvest inn [linens] napa valley linen [lighting] twilight design [stationery] crane & co [cake] laurie lucov wedding cakes [favors] chandon brut rose [entertainment] romanza, carte blanch [videographer] thomas hughes video [transportation] classic convertible wine tours [gown designer] romona keveza [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair & makeup] it’s a date [formal wear] jack victor for saks 5th avenue, pronto uomo [bridesmaid dresses] jessica mcclintock [gift registries] neiman marcus [honeymoon destination] the four seasons hualalai hawaii

LOVE STORY

In 2005, Allison and John were set up on a blind date and seemed to really hit it off during a Dallas Mavericks basketball game. Two years into their relationship, they took a break and during that time, a different mutual friend set them up on yet another blind date… WITH EACH OTHER! All along, John knew it was Allison (because he asked for a picture) but she was completely oblivious. He even gave a fake name to ensure she didn't find out that her blind date was with an ex-boyfriend. When John walked through the door, with the biggest smile across his face, Allison was speechless. Needless to say, it turned out to be a successful, second, blind date and it sealed the deal on this relationship!

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 257

2012

257

12/15/11 7:44 AM


LOVE NOTE

With delicately crafted florals, wrought iron chairs and exposed, dark wood tables, the reception was imbued with the sense of a European family home.

PROVENCIAL lisa & aaron

258

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 258

2012

12/15/11 7:44 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE kenwood inn & spa kenwoodinn.com [location | caterer]

[photography] larsen’s photography [floral design] anne appleman [cake] patisserie angelica [gown designer] robin jillian [bridal salon | formal wear] wine country bride [hair & makeup] the powder room [bridal shoes] dolce vita [flower girl dresses] rosebuds [wedding rings] lustre jewelry & gem co.

LOVE STORY

Lisa and Aaron first set eyes on each other at a barbeque and there was no denying their instant attraction. As they chatted over paper plates and plastic cups, they knew this meeting was nothing less than serendipitous. Not wanting to waste any time, Aaron asked Lisa out the very next day. And it definitely didn’t take long for the wedding bells to start chiming. Aaron chose a beautiful Friday night after a family dinner with her grandparents to propose to Lisa. She, of course, said YES!

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 259

2012

259

12/15/11 7:44 AM


LOVE NOTE

This soft blues of the bright sky and venue pool brought a relaxed, soothing vibe to the reception, countered by playful pops of red.

onita & jon

TRANQUILITY

260

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 260

2012

12/15/11 7:44 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE il castello sul lago ilcastellosullago.com [location]

concepts event design conceptseventdesign.com [linens]

[coordinator] cj events [photographer] travis hoehne photography [floral design] beautiful by nature florist [linens] bbj linen [rentals] america’s party rentals [caterer] off the vine catering co. [cake] karen’s bakery café [favors] young’s market company [entertainment] dj ricky o’neal [wedding rings] giraux fine jewelry [gift registries] crate & barrel, williams-sonoma [honeymoon destination] hawaii

LOVE STORY

After some prodding by his pal, Jon described his “type” of woman. He continued to explain this list of essential qualities and mentioned there was a girl who just may fit the bill - a coworker named Onita. His friend encouraged him to take a leap of faith and ask this lovely lady out on a date. Good thing he did, as it just so happened that Jon was Onita’s “type” as well.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 261

2012

261

12/15/11 7:45 AM


LOVE NOTE

A stylish open back bridal gown imbued a sensuality and soft romance to this violet wedding palette.

GRACIOUS ilana & daniel

262

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 262

2012

12/15/11 7:45 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz photography luciexyz.com [photography]

flower divas

flowerdivas.com [floral design]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals | linens]

bloomingdales

bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

precision parking precision-parking.com [transportation]

[location] clos lachance winery [stationery] checkerboard [caterer] le papilion [cake] i do wedding cake [entertainment] allstar jukebox [videographer] awesome shot [hair & makeup] giao nguyen [bridal salon] nouvelle vogue [gown designer] sarah houston [formal wear] brooks brothers [bridesmaid dresses] dessy [honeymoon destination] europe

LOVE STORY

Ilana and Daniel met in the campus bookstore at UC Davis. Ilana, who was a freshman at the time, was immediately attracted to this handsome senior. They quickly fell in love, and when Ilana transferred to a Boston university, Daniel moved with her. That’s the kind of dedication that has characterized their relationship. This couple has stayed by each other’s side through moves, new jobs and their return to school (she went to med school, he enrolled in an MBA). Several years later they would spend the summer in Davis, the home of their old stomping grounds. On that nostalgic trip, Daniel took Ilana for dinner to the restaurant where they shared their first date. This full-circle conclusion to their romance ended with a proposal.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 263

2012

263

12/15/11 7:45 AM


SWEETNESS doris & jonathan

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 264

12/15/11 7:45 AM


LOVE NOTE

La Dolce Vita themed this incredibly swanky affair. From the bride’s lovely pink pumps, to the romantic feather embellished floral centerpieces to the luscious dessert bar - the sweet life was indulged by all.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 265

2012

265

12/15/11 7:45 AM


TRUE LOVE doris & jonathan

266

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 266

2012

12/15/11 7:46 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE very merry events verymerryevents.com [coordinator]

[photography] jennifer skog photography [location | caterer] westin st. francis [floral design] nicole ha [linens] la tavola [rentals] hartmann studios [lighting] enhanced lighting [stationery] sarah wilson [cake] torino bakery, sweet lauren cakes, kara’s cupcakes [entertainment] dj b-ez, keith all stars band, jon casey cartoonist [favors] project photobooth [videographer] alan j silva [hair & makeup] erin paguea

LOVE STORY

What could be more romantic than a proposal in Rome? That’s where Jonathan asked Doris to be his wife. Afterwards, the two reenacted and filmed their whole relationship from the very first time they met to their Roman proposal. This creative couple wanted to chronicle their tale for all later generations to enjoy.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 267

2012

267

12/15/11 7:46 AM


LOVE NOTE

The couple’s day was blessed by one hundred of their loving friends and family that flew to Rome and shared in their momentous occasion.

SIMPATICO irma & ernie

268

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 268

2012

12/15/11 7:46 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE jill johnson photography jilljohnsonweddings.com [photography]

[ceremony location] pantheon [location | linens | caterer | cake] grand hotel flora [floral design] dolce vita [invitations] angela antolin montemayor [favors] handmade rosaries [entertainment] ray romero [transportation] dolce vita [gown designer] pronovias [bridal salon | veil | flower girl dresses] gesinee's bridal [bridal shoes | gift registry] macy's [hair & makeup] samantha davis [honeymoon destination] australia

LOVE STORY

They weren’t exactly high school sweethearts. In fact, these two were just the opposite. He was the popular, well-rounded jock and she, the shy, studious wallflower.

While

they crossed paths in the school halls, Ernie doesn’t remember Irma from these early days. It wouldn’t be until years later when they’d reunite at a friend’s birthday party that the sparks would fly. Irma had since blossomed into a stunning young lady and Ernie definitely noticed. This time the stars had aligned and it was like they were meeting for the first time.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 269

2012

269

12/15/11 7:46 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE soulflower design studio soulfowersf.com [oral design]

orange photography

crush.orangephotography.com [photography]

got light

got-light.com [lighting] [location] de young museum [coordinator] grisez & co. event design [linens] la tavola [rentals] hartmann studios [stationery] kathryn murray [caterer] betty zlatchin catering [cake] bob’s donut and pastry shop [favors] studio 3d [entertainment] sf conservatory of music, carletta sue kay [transportation] pure luxury

LOVE LINKS

LOVE NOTE

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

Single flowers in low vases and ball-shaped floral sculptures added bright pops of color to the modern aesthetic of this museum wedding.

JUBILANT kaya & adam

270

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 270

2012

12/15/11 7:47 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE lisa farrer weddings lisafarrerweddings.com [photography]

[location | caterer] contra costa country club [floral design] fantasia blooms [linens | rentals] lush event rentals [cake] katrina rozelle [entertainment] diamond dave, jay alvarez [transportation] black tie transportation [gown designer] designed by bride, made by anne ventresco [bridal jewelry] david yurman [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [formal wear] mens wearhouse [bridesmaids] bella bridesmaids [wedding rings] ritani [gift registries] crate & barrel, pottery barn, macy's [honeymoon destination] maui

LOVE LINKS

LOVE NOTE

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

The bride’s checkered Christian Louboutin’s flaunted an unexpected twist of fabulousness, peering out from under her trumpet-styled gown.

STYLISH michelle & rich

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 271

2012

271

12/15/11 7:47 AM


LYRICAL meghan & joe

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 272

12/17/11 6:40 PM


LOVE NOTE

This wine-colored wedding palette drew an “Old California” inspiration, rooted in Spanish influence.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 273

2012

273

12/15/11 7:50 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE gene kosoy photography gkweddings.com [photography]

[coordinator] allison wedding [location] sand rock farm [floral design] chelsea’s events and floral design [linens | rentals] alexis party rentals [lighting] macaluso electric [stationery] derian design [caterer] swingtime events [cake] the buttery [entertainment] jay alvarez, good vibrations [gown designer] martina liana [bridal salon | bridal jewelry] haute bride [veil] ericka engleman couture [bridal shoes] enzo angiolini [hair & makeup] ashleigh keller [formal wear] hugo boss [bridesmaid dresses] novella bridal [mother’s dresses] trudy’s [flower girl dresses] star child [wedding rings] b&g jewelry store [gift registeries] macy’s, williams-sonoma, pottery barn [honeymoon destination] panama

LOVE STORY

Intimacy and romance epitomize Meghan and Joe – that and a shared love of adventure. The two moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2008 and returned a year later closer than ever. On the day before Meghan’s 29th birthday, Joe surprised her with a romantic drive down the California coast. As they traveled along, listening to the musical stylings of their favorite artist, Nina Simone, Joe turned off onto the Old Coast Road to a remote bluff overlooking the Ocean. It was there that he got down on one knee and proposed to Meghan, with their beloved Dalmatian Madison along for the ride.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

274

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 274

2012

12/15/11 7:50 AM


CHARISMA erin & andrew

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 275

12/15/11 7:50 AM


LOVE NOTE

The pink and black affair hinted at a Victorian styling with candelabra centerpieces, lush with romantic florals, and framed silhouettes of the couple displayed on their sweetheart chairs and matching his and her candy bars.

276

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 276

2012

12/15/11 7:50 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE flower divas

flowerdivas.com [floral design]

villa montalvo at montalvo arts center montalvoarts.org/rentals [location]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

bloomingdales

bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry] [photography] michelle walker photography [coordinator | caterer] le papillon [linens] la tavola [rentals] a party place [stationery] emily k. paperie, jessica lam designs [cake] studio cake [entertainment | videographer] sound in motion [transportation] corinthian parking [gown designer] monique lhuillier [bridal salon | veil] bridal galleria [bridal jewelry] haute bride [bridal shoes] chanel [hair & makeup] bloom bridal boutique [formal wear] tuxedo fashions, burberry [bridesmaid dresses] melissa sweet [mothers’ dresses] vera wang [flower girl dresses] u.s. angels [wedding rings] tacori, scott kay [gift registries] crate and barrel, pottery barn [honeymoon destination] thailand

LOVE STORY

No one remembers how they met, not Erin and definitely not Andrew. Neither of their mutual friends can figure it out either. It was sometime between 2004-2007 while at UCLA that this meeting happened but Erin only recalls confusing Andrew with a few of his buddies (who would later become their groomsmen). Since they had many common friends, the two started to see each other more and more at social functions until finally Erin started to think this boy was super cute. Six months later, Andrew realized it and asked her out. A few years later he surprised his lady with a magical proposal making this the moment they would NEVER forget.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 277

2012

277

12/15/11 7:51 AM


LOVE NOTE

Dramatic lighting and exquisite florals dominated the reception dĂŠcor.

LUMINOUS elizabeth & matthew

278

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 278

2012

12/15/11 7:51 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz photography luciexyz.com [photography]

divaine design

divainedesign.com [floral design | lighting | rentals | linens]

nordstrom

nordstromwedding.com [bridal jewelry] [location] the ranch hill golf club [cake] jen’s cakes [entertainment] spencer weddings and entertainment [gown designer | veil] san patrick [bridal salon] bella mia bride [bridal shoes] hey lady [hair & makeup] design her image [formal wear] selix [bridesmaid dresses] alvina valenta [flower girl dresses] david’s bridal [wedding rings] the jewel box [gift registries] macy’s, williamssonoma [honeymoon destination] bora bora, tahiti

LOVE STORY

Matt swept Elizabeth off to Pismo Beach to make his grand proposal. He had it planned to retrace the steps of their first date by dining at Giuseppe’s, the restaurant where it all began. After a romantic meal, the couple returned to their room and Elizabeth was elated to find rose petals, chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Of course, this was the moment that Matt took her hand, knelt down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 279

2012

279

12/15/11 7:51 AM


LOVE NOTE

This retro ranch wedding was personalized with handmade touches, like the vintage napkins, hand stitched linens, canned creole spiced okra (as favors), florals tucked in old-fashioned canisters, homemade pies, and a cleverly crafted “newspaper” highlighting the wedding program.

FASHIONED nicole & joe

280

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 280

2012

12/15/11 7:51 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE orange photography

crush.orangephotography.com [photography]

stephanie james couture stephaniejamescouture.com [gown designer]

[location | rentals | caterer] rancho nicasio [floral design] church st. flowers [linens] vintage, handmade by bride [stationery] hello lucky [entertainment] the rip tydes [transportation] marin airporter [bridal salon] haute bride [veil] handmade by bride [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair & makeup] meaganne mccandess [bridesmaid dresses] dessy [gift registries] honeyfund.com [honeymoon destination] bali

LOVE STORY

Nicole set the stage for her own proposal without even realizing it. In honor of the Mad Men season premiere, she had made Joe an inspired 1950s classic dinner of meatloaf. Afterwards as they settled on the couch, cuddling, getting ready for their show, Joe took her hand in his. It wasn’t planned. But the moment just felt right. It was then when he asked Nicole to marry him.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 281

2012

281

12/15/11 7:52 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE mirelle carmichael photography mirellecarmichael.com [photography]

[location] the old whaling station [coordinator | linens | rentals | caterer] grapes of wrath [floral design] camflor [lighting] rock bottom dj [cakes] layers [videographer] unique hunter [gown designer] white by vera wang [bridal salon] david’s bridal [bridal jewelry] sylvie, nadri [bridal shoes] report [hair & makeup] bre nickles [formalwear] joseph a. banks, penguin [bridesmaid dresses] coraliebeatrix, etsy [wedding rings] benchmark [honeymoon destination] dominican republic

LOVE LINKS

LOVE NOTE

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

The affair was predicated on a love of soft beauty. Flowers in pastel shades of blue and purple were romanticized with lace doilies while wooden table numbers alluded to a rustic charm.

WISTERIA samantha & christopher

282

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 282

2012

12/15/11 7:52 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE mirelle carmichael photography mirellecarmichael.com [photography]

[location | linens | lighting | caterer] shore cliff resort, giuseppe’s cucina italiana [floral design] spring n things [cake] cakes by judy [favors] homemade cookie buffet [entertainment] ams dj [videographer] graeme johnson videography [gown designer] Casablanca [bridal salon] becker’s bridal [veil] flora & fauna [bridal jewelry] family heirlooms [bridal shoes] st. john’s bay [hair & makeup] jessi skipton, curtis campbell [formal wear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] express, ny&co [wedding rings] all that glitters [honeymoon destination] hawaii [travel agency] costco travel

LOVE LINKS

LOVE NOTE

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

The rustic setting of an Italian restaurant was transformed into a classy beach oasis with a subtle starfish motif and soft pink and orange color scheme.

IMPRESSIVE jessica & brian

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 283

2012

283

12/15/11 7:53 AM


LOVE NOTE

The stately ambiance of the Omni hotel was transformed into a purple oasis with crystal embellished dĂŠcor and chic floral centerpieces. The couple incorporated their playful nature with Chinese dragon dancers to entertain their guests.

BRILLIANT mia & alvin

284

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 284

2012

12/15/11 7:53 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE omni san francisco hotel omnisanfrancisco.com [location | caterer]

nordstrom

nordstromweddings.com [bridal jewelry] [photography] matthias photography [coordinator] amy’s wedding events [location] sunnyside conservatory [floral design] flower bandit [linens | rentals] especially yours llc [lighting] mega event production [stationery] designed by groom’s sister, jask printing solution [cake] sweet art by jennifer [favors] photobooth and candy bar [entertaiment] ykm entertainment society, chocolate sound [videographer] lee studio productions [gown designer] la sposa [bridal salon | veil] bridal image [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair & makeup] jbeautique [formal wear] calvin klein tuxedo [bridesmaid dresses] max and cleo by bcbg [mothers’ dresses] tahari by arthur s. levine [wedding rings] derco jewelry

LOVE STORY

Circa 1996, Mia and Alvin met in the hallowed halls of their high school, a science class to be exact. It quickly became apparent that these two had chemistry. Their young romance would continue for five years. It wasn’t until the end of a passionate day wine tasting in Napa Valley that Alvin would ask Mia a sacred question. And her answer wouldn’t be found in any textbook; it could only be found in her heart.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 285

2012

285

12/15/11 7:53 AM


LUXURIOUS trisha & richard

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 286

12/15/11 7:53 AM


LOVE NOTE

A sea of jewel tones greeted guests at this elaborately draped, tented reception. Peacocks and crystals were the inspiration for the dĂŠcor, giving the affair a regal opulence.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 287

2012

287

12/15/11 7:54 AM


288 CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM 2012 featured_weddings_SF12.indd 288

12/15/11 7:54 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE the flower house theflowerhouse.com [floral design]

[photography] verite photography [coordinator] sugar rush events [location] private home [linens | rentals] hartmann studios [lighting] impact lighting & production [caterer] melons catering & event planning [cake] studio cake [entertainment] an elegant touch of strings quartet, brad kinney productions [transportation] black tie limo [gown designer] la sposa [bridal salon] trudy’s bridal [bridal jewelry | wedding rings] the gold smith [bridal shoes] kate spade [hair & makeup] hair by missy [formal wear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] jovani [mothers’ dresses] jasmine bridal, jovani [wedding rings] gelin abaci [gift registries] macy’s, crate & barrel [honeymoon destination] st. lucia

LOVE STORY

Trisha and Richard love the great outdoors. Three months into their relationship they bought a camping trailer together, recognizing that

this

loving

partnership

would

last.

Naturally, Richard knew that Mother Nature would be involved in his grand proposal. Over Memorial Day weekend, the couple set out on dirt bikes through Wilson Canyon, the very site of their first camping trip together. It was at the peak of the mountain that Richard found the perfect spot. With a 360-degree sweeping view of the land, he asked Trisha to marry him and continue their adventures together.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 289

2012

289

12/15/11 8:02 AM


LOVE NOTE

The red balloon became a part of the wedding theme, mixed with vintage elements to create a personalized anecdote included in their stationery, table numbers and the vibrant bridesmaid bouquets.

ENVISION marcelle & nisan

290

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 290

2012

12/15/11 8:02 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE orange photography

crush.orangephotography.com [photography] [location] cornerstone gardens [coordinator] laurie laxa [floral design] petals & posy [caterer] sage, sarah aylward [cake] occasional cakes [entertainment] dj john laxa [hair & makeup] chariss llarina [gift registries] crate & barrel, macy’s, williams-sonoma

LOVE STORY

Eight years ago, Marcelle and Nisan met on their very first day of a study abroad program in London. It was an instant connection. However the timing just wasn’t right, so they became the best of friends with a lasting bond. Four years later, when both thought the other was “the one that got away,” Marcelle and Nisan found themselves together in San Francisco on New Years Eve; a special night that involved a bouquet of red balloons. Although the timing seemed even worse than before (with Marcelle in Boston and Nisan moving to LA), the two sat together on a bench and decided they would try to make it work. A long distance romance convened for over two years when finally Nisan had enough. He took Marcelle back to that same bench and proposed a promise that finally included a happily ever after.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 291

2012

291

12/15/11 8:02 AM


LOVE NOTE

The bridesmaids exuded style in one-shoulder pink cocktail dresses, while their groomsmen flaunted hot pink lightening bolt socks. The bride was a vision in her modern day ball gown, complete with a bouquet of exquisite blooms.

DEBONAIR lindsey & brandon

292

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 292

2012

12/15/11 8:02 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE lisa farrer weddings lisafarrerweddings.com [photography]

nordstrom

nordstromweddings.com [mothers' dresses]

[location | caterer | cake] water bar [coordinator] kate siegel fine events [floral design] cherries flowers [linens] la tavola [invitations] burns & associates [bridal salon] glamour closet [bride's shoes] christian louboutin [formal wear] ralph lauren [bridesmaids dresses] bella bridesmaid [wedding rings] jessie james jewerly [makeup] jacque berg [favors] planted by mother of bride [registries] william-sonoma, macy's, pottery barn [honeymoon destination] cancun

LOVE STORY

They were flying above the clouds when Brandon proposed to Lindsey. It was on a flight to Philly to visit her cousins and grandparents and Lindsey, of course, had been expecting nothing more than turbulence, peanut packets and in-flight entertainment. Who knew that Brandon would be the one to cause a scene? She was shocked when he asked for her hand in marriage, and more so to find out that her mother had been in on it all along. It was a huge priority for him to sweep her off her feet…and it just so happened 20,000 feet up in the air.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 293

2012

293

12/15/11 8:02 AM


LOVE NOTE

The couple fused their Native American and Jewish heritage into their nuptials with a drum solo and chant by the groom’s uncle, moving the audience to tears, while the couple said their vows under the bride’s family Chuppah.

HERITAGE danielle & jesse

294

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 294

2012

12/15/11 8:03 AM


v

VENDOR LOVE events by libby eventsbylibby.com [coordinator]

flower divas

flowerdivas.com [floral design] [photography] the sweetest thing photography [location | caterer] the silicon valley capital club [cake] bijon bakery [favors] saratoga chocolates [entertainment | videographer] sound in motion [bridal salon] trudy’s bridal [formal wear] eli thomas menswear [bridesmaid dresses] elegant lace bridal [flower girl dresses] alfred angelo [gift registries] williams-sonoma, bed, bath and beyond [honeymoon destination] caribbean cruise

LOVE STORY

They say opposites attract. This is one of those stories. Danielle loves chocolate. Jesse can’t stand it. He’s a fan of spicy food. She’s trying to like it. Jesse prefers the sun and sand while Danielle is a total snow bunny. One similarity is for sure – they are madly in love with each other. And at the end of the day, for these high school sweethearts, that’s all that matters. After nine years of being together, Jesse found the right moment to propose. Following a UFC fight and party at their home, he called all of his friends into the kitchen for a toast where he made it official by asking Danielle to be his wife.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 295

2012

295

12/15/11 8:03 AM


GORGEOUS kerry & brad

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 296

12/15/11 8:03 AM


LOVE NOTE

Hanging jars filled with flowers added a whimsical charm to the ceremony site, while the bride’s bountiful bouquet and elegant gown graced with a surprising bow to the back radiated sophistication.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 297

2012

297

12/15/11 8:03 AM


TRUE LOVE kerry & brad

298

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 298

2012

12/15/11 8:03 AM


`

VENDOR LOVE amy burke designs amyburkedesigns.com [floral design]

classic party rentals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[photography] jennifer baciocco photography [location | lighting | transportation] nestldown [stationery] le petite papier [caterer] arguello catering [favors] photoworks incorporated [entertainment] big fun djs [gown designer | mothers’ dresses] melissa sweet [bridal salon | flower girl dresses] priscilla of boston [bridal jewelry] la boheme, kathy geisler jewelry [hair & makeup] l salon [formal wear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] dessy [wedding rings] mirabella [gift registries] pottery barn, crate & barrel, macy’s [honeymoon destination] hawaii [travel agency] classic vacations

LOVE STORY

Kerry, idly surfing on facebook, stumbled upon Brad. The two had gone to high school together so she added him as a friend. Taken by the beauty of her profile pic, Brad made his advances by challenging her to a game of online scrabble. He soundly beat her by coming up with a 60-point word (of course, only years later would she come to find out he cheated). He “officially” asked her out and their “relationship” status has been posted happily on facebook ever since.

LOVE LINKS

Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2012 on

CeremonyBlog.com

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

featured_weddings_SF12.indd 299

2012

299

12/15/11 8:03 AM


GREAT LIST

BAR & BEVERAGE

bar & beverage

79

Bartenders Unlimited 888.411.4227 buevents.com catering

bridal registry

171

1800 Registry 1.800.734.4787 1800registry.com 77

Wine Valley Catering 707.256.2900 | 415.274.2013 winevalleycatering.com consultants

FLORAL DESIGN

consultants

consultants

169

The Registry at Bloomingdale's 800.888.2933 bloomingdales.com/registry 39

Brownstone Place 805.499.3314 brownstoneplace.com 37

bridal registry

consultants

41

Events by Libby 408.318.4747 eventsbylibby.com 43

consultants

35

Eve2ry Ele2gant2 D3e2ta3il &

COMPLETE WEDDING                          EVENT  PLANNING

Every Elegant Detail 925.330.5193 everyelegantdetail.com consultants

Fearon May Events 916.371.3823 fearonmayevents.com 45

Very Merry Events 952.236.1972 verymerryevents.com floral design

décor

Morgan Events 415.728.2840 morgan-events.com 160

Revelry Event Designers 323.263.1657 revelryeventdesigners.com 157

floral design

entertainment

46

PJT Enterprises Music & Entertainment 510.693.9899 pure-ecstasy.com 148

floral design

155

amyburkedesigns Amy Burke Designs 877.250.1836 | 650.728.7234 amyburkedesigns.com

300

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_resource_list.indd 300

DIVAine Design 510.414.0084 divainedesign.com

Fleurs de France 707.824.8158 fleursfrance.com

2012

12/17/11 6:43 PM


FLORAL DESIGN

floral design

143

Flower Divas 408.727.4416 flowerdivas.com floral design

147

27

Snap Fiesta 415.944.7627 snapfiesta.com

145

fashion

168

lighting

31

photography

Gene Kosoy Photography 415.595.2752 gkweddings.com

floral design

honeymoon

146

46

linens

144

Wildflower Linen 866.965.7775 wildflowerlinens.com 198

photography

177

Jill Johnson Photography 408.402.3709 jilljohnsonweddings.com CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_resource_list.indd 301

1

Baywood Inn 805.528.8888 baywoodinn.com

Got-Light 415.863.4300 got-light.com 199

159

floral design

Soulflower Design Studio 415.971.8507 soulflowersf.com

Pegeen 877.473.4336 pegeen.com

Laura Hooper Calligraphy 818.259.7605 lhcalligraphy.com photo booth

floral design

GREAT LIST

Huckleberry Karen Designs 415.290.4312 huckleberrykarendesigns.com

Passiflora Designs 650.588.1416 passifloradesigns.com

Nordstrom 415.243.8500 | 408.248.2180 nordstromweddings.com invitations

149

The Flower House 925.960.1375 theflowerhouse.com

Ingela Floral Design 408.445.1515 ingelafloral.com fashion

floral design

PHOTOGRAPHY

2012

301

12/17/11 6:49 PM


GREAT LIST

PHOTOGRAPHY

183

photography

John GriďŹƒn Photography 415.350.0404 johngriďŹƒnphotography.com photography

Mike Steelman Photographers 831.655.3725 | 415.796.6431 mikesteelman.com

Orange Photography 415.450.9531 crush.orangephotography.com

Blu Bungalow 415.355.4293 blubungalow.com

302

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_resource_list.indd 302

185

photography

services

180

photography

186

Misti Layne 415.225.1128 mistilayneweddings.com 175

rentals

142

Classic Party Rentals 650.652.0300 classicpartyrentals.com 47

SF Wedding Sitter 310.804.4561 sf-weddingsitter.com 59

Chalk Hill 707.933.3314 chalkhill.com/visitestate/entertaining

photography

photography

Lucie XYZ Photography 408.454.4006 luciexyz.com

Viera Photographics 619.446.6573 vieraphotographics.com 47

venue

179

Mirelle Carmichael Photography 805.253.3686 mirellecarmichael.com 188

services

photography

Lisa Farrer Weddings 415.256.9597 lisafarrerweddings.com 195

photography

VENUE

venue

Four Seasons San Francisco 415.633.3000 fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco/weddings

venue

65

Casa de la Vista 415.274.2013 winevalleycatering.com 5

venue

69

Four Seasons Maui 808.874.8000 fourseasons.com/maui/weddings

2012

12/17/11 6:57 PM


VENUE

photography venue

71

Gundlach Bundschu 707.939.3006 gunbun.com/weddings venue

3

venue

67

venue

The Ritz Carlton San Francisco 415.296.7465 ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco

305

photography venue

Kenwood Inn & Spa 800.353.6966 kenwoodinn.com 55

Omni San Francisco Hotel 415.273.3013 omnisanfrancisco.com

Rancho Las Lomas 949.888.3080 rancholaslomas.com venue

61

Il Castello Sul Lago Ilcastellosullago.com

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco 415.276.9619 mandarinoriental.com venue

photography venue

GREAT LIST

venue

73

Pavilion by the Bay 415.274.2013 pavilionbythebay.com 1

venue

57

Villa Montalvo 408.961.5856 montalvoarts.org/rentals

63

The US Grant 619.610.8939 usgrant.net

Log on to CeremonyMagazine. com or CeremonyMagazine.com/ mobile to view the digital versions of Ceremony Magazine. Link directly to our Great List of advertisers' web sites and connect with them via social media links.

CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

SF12_resource_list.indd 303

2012

303

12/17/11 6:57 PM


WELCOME TO SERVING UP DELICIOUS WEDDINGS SINCE 2004

go ahead. dig in. main courses

{

CHOOSE FROM 4 MOUTH-WATERING EDITIONS.

SAN FRANCISCO

TAKE-OUT

{

ORANGE COUNTY

READ THE FLIP BOOKS ON YOUR COMPUTER AND PHONE.

ceremonymagazine.com

Ceremony_SF_Ad_v2.indd 1

LOS ANGELES

ceremonymagazine.com/MOBILE

SAN DIEGO

SIDES

{

HUNGRY FOR MORE? SURF THE BLOG.

ceremonyBLOG.COM

12/15/11 11:32 PM


Photos by: Beautiful Day Photography / Tom Barwick Photography

In the Valley of the Moon, nestled among the Sonoma vineyards, the award-winning Kenwood Inn and Spa awaits you for an unparalleled wine country experience.

Our Mediterranean-style villa features twenty-nine secluded guest rooms, private wine bar, renowned spa and exquisite Italian-inspired guests-only restaurant – all at your disposal for the intimate wedding, reception, elopement, or romantic honeymoon of your dreams. 10400 sonoma highway kenwood, california

ad testing.indd 1

800.353.6966

kenwoodinn.com

11/17/11 9:02 PM


Profile for Ceremony Magazine

Ceremony Magazine 2012 San Francisco  

Ceremony Magazine 2012 San Francisco Edition. 35 Real Weddings of Distiction. 20 Exquisite Reception Tables. The Great List! San Francisco's...

Ceremony Magazine 2012 San Francisco  

Ceremony Magazine 2012 San Francisco Edition. 35 Real Weddings of Distiction. 20 Exquisite Reception Tables. The Great List! San Francisco's...