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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 2015 issues (Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco), please visit our website.

How do yu know? 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 look-see 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.

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pub lisher’s letter Is there anything better than a fabulous, fresh makeover? Our many long-time avid and loyal wedding industry readers will notice first thing that our 2015 Ceremony Magazines and digital components have experienced such pleasure. While we revel in our own new look, we indulge in the Pure Wedding Ingenuity from Ceremony’s family of wedding professionals that continues to make up the 1200 pages of our four California issues. This Great List contains not only many of the best in San Francisco Bay Area, but also some of the finest in the country. With 39 real weddings in this issue alone, we highlight the featured vendors we know you can trust. Throughout the entire magazine, their web addresses are listed alongside their work as a helpful tool when you are flipping through Ceremony Magazine online. Other wedding contributors chosen by our featured couples are additionally listed, so that you may make your own informed decisions. Either way, we are excited for what we know you are about to experience: meeting, collaborating with and perhaps even befriending some of the most creatively talented people you will ever know. 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 .

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great list photographers

Lucie XYZ Photography

Dana Todd Photography

Mémoire Studio

Kelly Maughan Photography

Lucie XYZ is a husband and wife photography team (Lucie & Sam) located in Oahu, Hawaii and serving Hawaii and California, specializing in wedding and family photography. Our style is a mix of photojournalistic, modern and 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..."

Dana Todd Photography is a husband and wife boutique studio team that is dedicated to creating fine art photography in a photo journalistic and creative documentary style with vast amounts of fun.  Inspired by the love and emotion of each wedding day, every every moment, detail and emotion is documented in a timeless, classic manner to create an unforgettable experience and a story telling portfolio of each one of our couples.  

Making memories last a lifetime is what drives Mark and Tammy Toung to create their beautiful art together. With photography backgrounds in landscape, food and people pictorials, this husband and wife team found their calling as soon as they married their soul mate. Realizing how momentous a wedding can be inspired them to become “storytellers of love” and share this passion with each couple they photograph. Mémoire Studio mixes a contemporary portraiture style with a photojournalistic approach, making sure to artistically capture your day as it naturally unfolds. Mark & Tammy specialize in wedding, engagement and boudoir, as well as family photography since the star of the studio is their two year old daughter, Maddy.

Like any form of art, photographs aren't only meant to be seen, they're meant to be felt. I pride myself in being able to create loving, romantic, real moments that translate into beautiful photographs. I am a lover of the eclectic mix of modern and vintage, and am drawn to all things unique. It's my priority to capture your wedding with artistic elegance, in a way that makes you remember everything you felt that day. Your life is beautiful! Lets create some magic.

luciexyz.com 408.454.4006

danatoddphotography.com 408.655.1297

kellymaughan.com 614.905.8728

memoirestudio.com 408.310.0959

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 covered “short-list” of Ceremony San Francisco Bay Area advertisers is kept exclusive to a limited number of only the finest photographers in the industry.

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Rhee Bevere Photography

Alloria Winter Photography

Vicens Forns Photography

Hazy Lane Studios

I’ve had a camera in my hand since my dad gave me his manual Pentax when I was in 6th grade. I love to capture everyday things a bride and groom might miss. A quick kiss, a quirky item left on the gift table, an unusual angle. Unscripted moments are everything! For me, the story you get in a brief instant counts as much as the whole day. Capturing emotions are what I love the most. My approach is “as I see it” – I wait until that brief second when my bride and groom are completely in tune with each other and forget I’m there. Those are the moments you’ll treasure and the one I work hardest to get. I feed off the happy, positive energy of a wedding and delight in capturing it forever through images.

Rhiannon Panopoulos, the artist behind Alloria Winter Photography, draws inspiration from a variety of personal life experiences and cultural interests. Influenced by her time overseas, Rhiannon infuses her work with global sensibility and Parisian flair. Her love for the ethereal and works like “Alice in Wonderland” give her photographs a whimsical air that’s unique and beautiful. Rhiannon’s diverse portfolio includes everything from highfashion head shots and baby portraits to boudoir shoots and her imaginative Fairy Tale Series. Alloria Winter serves the areas of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange Country, Santa Barbara, NY and overseas.

Vicens Forns is a professional photographer from Barcelona, Spain and has been living in the beautiful Napa Valley since 2010. He loves what he does, catching laughter, tears and excitement in real life settings. Vicens enjoys seizing fleeting moments of people’s lives, breathing life into images and creating eternal memories through his lens. He brings together a great eye for beauty and harmony along with technical expertise to create outstanding candid shots full of emotion. He works hard to make you feel comfortable so that you enjoy the moment and forget that he is even there.

Based in the Bay Area, Karey is a nationally published and awardwinning wedding photographer, specializing in modern and romantic documentary-style photography. She enjoys capturing true beauty and love. With a flawless wedding day workflow, Karey works quickly and efficiently to ensure couples can enjoy their guests and wedding day. She is blessed to be married for the last ten years and has two beautiful, amazing daughters. When Karey is not busy with her family or brides and grooms, she enjoys spending her time cooking and never says no to a trip to Disneyland.

vicensforns.com 707.637.7803

hazylanestudios.com 925.819.1538

rheebevere.com 408.369.1783

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Jim’s passion for weddings is evident in your first meeting with him. Brides love his relaxed style and easy going personality. Building a relationship with his couples prior to the wedding day is very important to him; he feels this is the key in capturing the personalities of the couple on their wedding day. Jim’s goal: to provide the images that will help relive all of the special moments and emotion that make up the wedding day for years to come. Jim takes pride in the fact that most of his business is based on referrals from brides, wedding coordinators and venue managers.

jimkennedyphotographers.com | 800.264.4558 Jim Kennedy Photographers

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marta & max ADELINE & GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY

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taylor & christopher STUDIO DIZON

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gena & vittorio MICHELLE WALKER PHOTOGRAPHY

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lindsay & brian JANAE SHIELDS PHOTOGRAPHY

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julie & eric CARESSA ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHY

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puneeta & sumeer JOSEPH PASCUA PHOTOGRAPHY

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stephanie & jason CAROLINE TRAN

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chi & ivan MELANIE DUERKOP PHOTOGRAPHY

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michaela & matt JULIE KAY KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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lorena & caleb SAMEER SOORMA PHOTOGRAPHY

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tara & michael KEN KATO PHOTOGRAPHY

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marina & nathan HAZY LANE STUDIOS

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laura & dennis MEGAN REEVES PHOTOGRAPHY

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jeanette & james JENNIFER BAGWELL PHOTOGRAPHY

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kate & justin ABRAN RUBINER PHOTOGRAPHY

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jennifer & eric KELLY MAUGHAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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amber & christopher RHEE BEVERE PHOTOGRAPHY

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alyson & jonathan ARROWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

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Captivating eyes and spectacular jewels are front-and-center of the world’s most beautiful brides. Photography MICHAEL PURDY PHOTOGRAPHY Styling | Makeup Artistry | Threading | Mehndi ZIBA BEAUTY Jeweler | BHINDI

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Bridal Must-Haves TREATMENT TO TRY: Threading Beautify your brows through “The Art of Threading”®; this ancient technique of hair removal is the most accurate way to clean and shape your eyebrows. The artists at Ziba Beauty use cotton threads to quickly remove hair precisely from the follicle, leaving your skin fresh from irritation. Prior to becoming the best way to shape your brows, threading was a street art performed in India, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. For locations and appointments, zibabeauty.com

THE GIFT THAT GIVES: Senhoa Jewelry Empower the ladies in your bridal party with Senhoa Jewelry. It will greatly inspire them to wear a gorgeous handcrafted necklace or earring set made by survivor artisans in Cambodia involved in human trafficking. The Senhoa Foundation developed this program to help vulnerable women gain access to fair wages, health services, and education while sharing their stories and bringing awareness to the existing exploitation problems in Southeast Asian. Shop the handcrafted designs and learn more about this wonderful non-profit at senhoa.org

WELL GROOMED: Time for His Timepiece Give your groom the gift he’ll be sure to wear time and time again – a luxury watch. While it has become customary to exchange gifts between husband and wife, the watch not only symbolizes the TIME you’ll spend together but will be the piece he truly treasures. It has been said a man’s watch is the equivalent to the lady’s diamond. Engrave it with his initials, your wedding date, or a personal message that shows him just how special he truly is. Visit bhindi.com to shop their luxury watch collection.

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HONEYMOON Honey take me away! Options abound from tropical destinations to local bed & breakfast hideouts in your local town. Set up an online

Wedding Menu: A dungeness crab salad on butter lettuce with spicy sunflower honeymoon registry and seeds and yuzu vinaigrette, wild striped bass with rice risotto, roasted brussels you might just get an allsprouts, with bacon & pepper coulis and dessert of chocolate doughnut holes with expense paid trip for two to sweet cream & peanut butter sauce followed by late night chocolate souffle and tres paradise. leches wedding cake! VOWS Don’t wait to write them MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com

GROOMSMEN FASHION Over the sneakers worn with

formal attire. It’s never been chic; and while it might have been a “statement” or a joke at some

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BRIDAL ACCESSORIES The Bridal Cuff Bouquet by Diann Valentine. ALL Brides at some point will ask

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LIGHTING Ever heard of the term “magic hour”? Lighting is a key element often overlooked. You’re already working hard to create a magical experience for you and your guests and you certainly wouldn’t want to have it spoiled by harsh or florescent lighting. Lighting options vary from event to event depending on time of day and seasons. KATE SIEGEL FINE EVENTS katesiegelevents.com

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HOT TREND Everyone loves a love story, so connect with those gathered on your special day by sharing what brought you together, what is special for you about each other, an anecdote that gives a glimpse into your love, how you knew he/she was the one and what was the moment that happened. ANAIS EVENTS anaisevents.com

CAKE Cut the cake immediately after dinner. Oftentimes, cake cutting gets lost as many guests have starting dancing. Christine Soussa SIMPLE LITTLE DETAILS simplelittledetails.com

with the flower bracelet, no one needs to hold it for it you. CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS creativecollaborationsje.com

FIRST LOOK Moments are fleeting and precious. So many of us wish we could experience that look just one more time. Resist the temptation to treat this day like any ordinary day. Save your first look at your spouse-to-be for the moment she walks down the aisle. She is special and lovely and definitely worth waiting for. BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

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VIDEO The wedding day goes by in a flash and oftentimes the bride and groom won’t remember a lot of it because of all the excitement. Videography is a must and is often cut due to budget. To minimize the cost, ask your videographer for a short highlight video instead of a full edit. This is a 5-10 minute video that highlights the most important parts of the wedding day that you will be able to quickly watch. Taleen Shirikian SIMPLE LITTLE DETAILS simplelittledetails.com

COLOR PALETTE Icy grays and blues paired with warm yellow & orange hues. ANA�S EVENTS anaisevents.com

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CAKE “The Cake” has made a comeback after a truckload of cupcakes, pies, and cronuts. The beautiful tradition to have the bride and groom cut the cake together as their first shared task, feed one another and then feed their guests with the same food is so symbolic. And the décor you can put on a real, big wedding cake is simply unbeatable!

MUSIC DJ’s for the reception, live entertainment such as a string quartet, mariachi band, or flamenco guitar during cocktail hour.

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Christine Soussa SIMPLE LITTLE DETAILS simplelittledetails.com

Over the Wedding Tradition: WEDDING TRADITION Something old! Weddings are based on Keeping the top of a wedding long standing traditions. A locket, grandmother’s pearls, your mother’s cake and thinking that you can lace, your namesake’s monogram handkerchief, maybe it’s your father’s serve it a year later on your watch around the bouquet. Whatever the heirloom, its importance is anniversary!! Please, enjoy personal and specific to the bride; how lovely to find a way to make it it the next day at breakfast or part of the day. brunch with your family and FOOD & BEVERAGE Find a way at KATE SIEGEL FINE EVENTS katesiegelevents.com ask the baker to bake a new any location to get away from their one for your actual first year standard menu if you don’t like it. You VENDORS With so many are paying for it, so ask to see if they anniversary! can accommodate who you both are.

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BACHELOR PARTY The groom can make it a day event with golf early in the am (or his favorite sport). Lunch afterwards, followed

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FLOWERS Incorporate fruit, veggies or a signature additive that reflects the couple as a whole. Floral plays a big part in the wedding and couples should be reflected in the arrangement outside of the colors.

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MULTICULTURAL WEDDINGS Combine elements from both cultures like henna at the rehearsal dinner or be creative with table settings. Identify them with words that mean something to you as a couple, like the qualities of a good marriage ("double happiness" or "trust.").

HAUTE EAT Hot donuts and apple cider sangria. BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

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HOT A well-coordinated bridal party NOT Guests taking photos (in the middle of the aisle) as the bride is walking down it to the altar. ANA�S EVENTS anaisevents.com

Ceremony and Vows: Write your own vows and start early enough to make them short and heartfelt. You should be able to memorize your text easily and then, at the ceremony, speak from the heart. A DAY LIKE NO OTHER daylikenoother.com

BRIDESMAIDS Highly recommend finding the perfect fabric and seamstress to get OVER THE WEDDING TRADITION The garter toss. I don’t care for the act of a custom dresses made. groom reaching up his bride’s dress in front of a room full of guests.

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE FASHION We recommend LOVE IT Sequins and feathers making the mothers and fathers feel and look OVER IT Burlap and mason jars spectacular too. The wedding SIMPLE LITTLE DETAILS simplelittledetails.com is all about focusing on the couple, but making time for the parents’ fashions are COOL TREAT An ice-cream always an appreciated and you and your sundae & brownie bar is a major sentimental touch. KATE SIEGEL FINE EVENTS katesiegelevents.com

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT How often do friends get to come together and celebrate? Having a great band and solid dance music coordinated throughout the event will help keep the pace of the party going and ensure your guests have something to move to! If you’re going to hire a band, it might be worth considering a DJ as well for the moments when the band takes five. KATE SIEGEL FINE EVENTS katesiegelevents.com

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FLOWERS Experience in this industry is verifiable and worth more. Check to see if major publications, references, a strong portfolio of work, or floral associations can back their floral design work. BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

HAIR & MAKEUP Don’t skimp and do it yourself or think you can always use your everyday hairdresser. Sometimes you just need a wedding professional. Also, make sure they commit to only you that day.

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Groomsmen Fashion: I love it when grooms/groomsmen have fun with fashions, like fun socks, innovative boutonnieres such as jewels or even action figures. . Christine Soussa SIMPLE LITTLE DETAILS simplelittledetails.com TRANSPORTATION Love a beautiful getaway car, or rather, “vehicle!” You can use anything from a vintage Rolls Royce and a horse-drawn carriage to a decorated Vespa or bicycle; as long as it’s special for the couple, it’s right! A DAY LIKE NO OTHER daylikenoother.com

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LINENS Oftentimes the couple quickly overlooks premium linens as they believe it’s an unnecessary cost. As a designer, linens are an important component of the wedding décor. It can really transform the table and even the room. Sometimes designers even start KATE SIEGEL FINE EVENTS katesiegelevents.com with a linen and design FAVORS In lieu of favors, around it because there consider donating the FAVORS Don’t buy the dozen-a-dime things from are so many beautiful funds that would be used wedding catalogs – they are all uninspiring and cheap, options nowadays. and chances are they’ll end up in the garbage. Find on favors to a charity organization. Favors often something you personally care about, like one couple Taleen Shirikian SIMPLE LITTLE gave away bars of their favorite handmade soap. It get left behind. DETAILS spoke to them and to their guests.

Color Palettes: Many brides are timid when it comes to using vivid color combinations when planning their wedding even though colorful combinations have stood the test of time. When looking for inspiration and color arrangements, research ancient cultures from around the world; currently obsessing over Mediterranean hues and textures!

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TRANSPORTATION Provide it as much as you can for guests. You have already spent the money on everything else. Keeping everyone partying longer and safe is all around good karma. AMAZÁE EVENTS amazae.com

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WEDDING TRADITION: The Jewish Hora Dance – it’s making its way into non-Jewish weddings because it’s the most exuberant dance you can imagine, and it brings all the guests together on the dance floor, holding hands, then hoisting the newlyweds high up in the air. It doesn’t get any better than this! A DAY LIKE NO OTHER daylikenoother.com

MOTHERS FLOWERS Most of the time, the moms have declined to wear the corsage because they may not want to pin them on a lovely silk dress or have a place to wear it on a strapless dress. Even wrist corsages go wasted. Every wedding has a budget, so it is a good idea to ask the mothers to see if they want to wear one or not. Perhaps carrying a single stem flower is a better idea! MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com

Over the Wedding Tradition: The Money Dance. Not only does it introduce an element of pay-for-fun into the celebration, it also takes an inordinate amount of time out of the dancing part of the evening. A DAY LIKE NO OTHER daylikenoother.com

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LIGHTING It can completely change the look of a venue and add warmth. If you are working on a tight budget, then uplights are the perfect way to go. If you want to splurge a bit more then adding pin spots to your centerpieces, cake, and head table really help them stand out. Taleen Shirikian SIMPLE LITTLE DETAILS simplelittledetails.com

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PHOTO BOOTHS Instant gratification is the key for people, so being able to instagram and have it printed, or taking photos and having a service collect them all to share with guests are great.

BUDGET Ask yourself: Have we FIRST LOOK Allows you to relax and enjoy your wedding ceremony and mingle with spoke or seen them in the last 6 your guests immediately afterwards instead months? Have they met the groom of being trapped in an hour of pictures! It also allows your wedding party and family to or bride before? What can we be a part of one of the best aspects of the afford? Does it fit into our budget? wedding ~ your cocktail reception!

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TIPPING We all go above and beyond what is in our “agreements” to make a wedding day successful. A handwritten note at the end of the evening with a little something extra to cover parking or maybe breakfast the next morning is always, always appreciated! A great online review is also valued. When I get a hug, a smile and a “thank you” at the end of the evening, it makes all the difference in the world. MAKE IT HAPPEN! makeithappenweddings.com

GUEST LIST Consider if you really personally ‘know’ the individual or is it someone your parents are obligated to invite. ANA�S EVENTS anaisevents.com

Multicultural Weddings: Cultural diversity is beautiful and so is marriage between couples of different ethnic backgrounds. Consider the uniqueness of the love that captivated you both and drew you together. Teach the world the colorless nature of true love. BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com

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FLOWERS More unique bouquets, and why not a flower boa or a flower veil? A DAY LIKE NO OTHER daylikenoother.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Never save on photography, choose the best professional you can afford. Your wedding photos will be the one tangible memory you’ll have. And since your photographer will share some very tender moments on your wedding day, choose someone who feels like a longtime friend of yours.

OVER IT WEDDING TRADITION The slideshow. Although it is adorable to see the bride and groom as babies, you often lose the attention of the guests, DESTINATION WEDDING Do it especially if it begins to because you want to, not because run long. If the bride and groom want to incorporate you think it is cheaper. It isn’t. their baby photos AMAZÁE EVENTS amazae.com somehow, opt to frame a few photos and include FIRST LOOK them on the welcome Absolutely! The first look is almost table.

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Guest List: Weddings are a time of happiness and heartwarming feelings, if you are trying to narrow down your guest list, try removing the plus one from your single friends invitations. Who knows, with a skillfully crafted table setting, you might be able to play cupid amongst your single friends. KATE SIEGEL FINE EVENTS katesiegelevents.com

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Guests: If there are a lot of out of town guests, do try to have a small get together on their behalf prior to or day after the wedding. They spent all that time and money to be with you, let them.

DÉCOR Help your designer grasp your vision by bringing samples you love to your initial consultation. Samples can include magazine cut outs, fabric and color swatches to Pinterest boards which will help your designer interpret the wedding vision and tailor the décor especially for you.

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VOWS Reading from a note card is okay, your iPhone isn’t. AMAZÁE EVENTS amazae.com

LIGHTING TRENDS Silhouette cut outs and variation in color and movement add flare to the event. CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS creativecollaborationsje.com

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WEDDING MENU A ten-course classic Chinese banquet dinner.

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COLOR PALETTES A variation of blues and greens – aquamarine, mint, classic and dusty blues. Blue is always a tricky color as brides immediately think, “well, there aren’t many blue flowers”. Blue can be incorporated in different ways from your linens and bridesmaids dresses to your wedding stationery. Taleen Shirikian SIMPLE LITTLE DETAILS simplelittledetails.com

Hot: Groom and Groomsmen getting pampered before the wedding day. Not: Groom and Groomsmen showing up looking like they do every day. AMAZÁE EVENTS amazae.com

DESSERTS Don’t order a dessert course and serve wedding cake plus a late night snack. There are only so many hours in a wedding reception. Try to balance your food for the evening otherwise it is money better spent elsewhere in your budget.

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Color Palette: Sangria, silver and lavender. CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS creativecollaborationsje.com

LOCATION Library as a reception venue. If you love books, what better place to start your own love story! ANA�S EVENTS anaisevents.com

TRANSPORTATION Logistics will always depend on the venue and bridal party size. Providing transportation for the bridal party and close family is always recommended to keep the day flowing in a timely manner. For example, it’s never fun waiting for one person to arrive for a family photo. If the wedding is at a larger resort, providing shuttles or golf carts for guests, especially elderly and kids is always an appreciated detail. Christine Soussa SIMPLE LITTLE DETAILS simplelittledetails.com

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Ana�s Event Design is a Northern California based boutique, full-service company specializing in upscale, highly personalized event planning and production of Southeast Asian weddings and celebrations. The word Ana�s means ‘graceful’ in French and was chosen to be synonymous with the company’s fresh, eclectic, and distinctive approach to design across a multicultural platform. Ana�s Events prides itself on their attention to detail and the amazing results that consistently deliver rave reviews. From a luxurious destination wedding to an intimate dinner celebration, Ana�s Event Design will travel the earth for you.

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Owner Jelena Crone is a fully trained Floral and Event Designer and Certified Wedding Consultant. For nearly a decade her company, Bridevine & Branches™ has been a favorite provider of these specialized services in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley regions. Jelena cultivates a naturally beautiful and artistic approach to translating a couple’s vision. She pays close attention to the intricate details that must come together to produce a truly distinctive event. Her noteworthy floral and tabletop designs have been featured on the cover of Ceremony Magazine and on leading websites and blogs. Jelena is married, has three adorable children, a labradoodle and two cats.

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I was first introduced to the world of planning when I was asked for the first time ever by my cousin to plan her big day in 2006. I hesitated at the beginning as this was something that I never thought I would enjoy. Not only did I love the excitement and chaos of planning the wedding; but found myself really good at it. Not wanting to give up on the joy and passion for planning, I formed my own company called JG’s Memorable Events, which later became Creative Collaboration Events. I have my Bachelors in Business Management and Masters in Business Administration. As a member of The International Institute of Weddings, I credit my business success to the harmonious relationships I have created with vendors, my sensitivity to observe my client’s needs and my desire to make every event a creative event. At Creative Collaboration Events, it is “A Universal Collaboration that begins with YOU!”

Crystal was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and grew up in the Bay Area. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and went into corporate project management. When she realized her love for planning events and passion for design, she took her business savvy and management skills to create Amazae Special Events in 2004. Amazáe’s top priority is to fulfill the clients’ desires for their events. Crystal makes this happen by understanding clients’ event vision, learning about their values and personality, and designing an event that is a one-of-a-kind experience. Crystal collaborates with her team and brings in top-notch event industry vendors to ensure that all events are flawlessly executed. When she is away from work, Crystal loves spending time with her two beautiful daughters and her husband, dances, and plans to visit all of the continents.

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Echo, owner of A Dream Wedding and expert event planner, seamlessly connects a bride’s dream and a groom’s vision and turns them into a magnificent, unforgettable experience. Echo is a well-known, seasoned event planning professional in Northern California’s wine country with a true passion for her career. Echo has planned a multitude of successfully run weddings and events, which are diverse in complexity, scale, budget and location. Echo’s clients have come to appreciate her meticulous attention to detail, top-notch organization skills, and ability to create flawless weddings that exude jawdropping design, character and charm. Whether you’re yearning for a culturally inspired occasion, rustic elegance or a traditionally romantic affair, Echo can transform your vision into reality with class, ease and simplicity..

Grace can be defined as simple elegance or refinement of movement, and cannot be merely acquired. Kate, a seasoned San Francisco event designer, approaches each of her events with an eye for timelessness, and defines herself as a “calm, rare hybrid of modern and traditional.” With an eye for sophistication and an unparalleled attention to detail, Kate draws from an extensive range of experience, in order to curate the most memorable of events for you and your guests. Kate believes that event planning is a collaborative process. She will draw on your style and experiences to create an event that is fresh, unique, and reflective of your personality. Kate feels the details are what make each event memorable. You can trust that your event will be as unique and rare as you.

Weddings are a 24/7 business and Robin is passionate about her brides and grooms. She becomes family by the end of the planning process and loves every minute of it. With over thirty years of experience and having coordinated events from 25 to 2500, from Los Angeles to Denver to San Antonio and the Cayman Islands, Robin settled in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has worked most recently as an award-winning wedding specialist at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and the Westin St. Francis on Union Square. In January 2013, after nearly 500 career weddings to her credit, Robin decided to make a lifetime dream come true by launching a business of her own, Make It Happen!

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Jutta, born and raised in Germany, is a physician by training and worked in her own office until relocating to San Francisco with her family. She decided against going back to medical school and starting over, but instead followed her second passion: design - from interior design to wedding design and wedding coordination as well. Jutta is living on the SF Peninsula with her husband and when she is not designing weddings, you’ll find her outdoors, walking her beloved dog, or in the kitchen, whipping up a meal or baking a cake for her family, all while listening to classical music.

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california theatre | san jose

the westin st. francis | san francisco

The nostalgia of the 1920’s motion picture house will find you center stage for a silver screen wedding at this recently renovated landmark location.

Located in the heart of Union Square, this exceptional landmark hotel will transform your special day into a one-of-a-kind celebration that is both modern and timeless.

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An oceanfront setting as eternal as your promise.

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b.r. cohn winery | glen ellen Located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, B.R. Cohn’s rolling vineyards are nestled between the Mayacamas and Sonoma Mountains; within these 90 acres, five breathtaking sites await to host your special day.

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auberge du soleil | rutherford Terraced on a hillside overlooking the majestic valley vineyards, Auberge du Soleil is Napa Valley’s most panoramic-view destination known for refined service and fine wine country cuisine.

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mandarin oriental | san francisco

Opening to great fanfare in 1926, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins is conveniently located in the crest of the illustrious Nob Hill and intersection to three cable car lines, commanding its reputation for historical legacy and service excellence.

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the bridges golf club | san ramon

casa real at ruby hill winery | pleasanton

Defined by their majestic surroundings, this property has been described as a slice of Tuscan beauty in the heart of Northern California.

A Mediterranean villa in the heart of the picturesque Livermore Valley Wine Country. Featuring a dramatic entry hall, rustic ceremony room, grand salon and lush courtyard, Casa Real is Old-World luxury for any occasion.

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gundlach bundschu | sonoma

At this romantic beachfront setting, the spirit of Hawaii adds even more joy to your wedding day with lush lawns, captivating indoor or outdoor spaces, and the legendary Cliff House perched over the sea.

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

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A one of a kind venue, for your once in a lifetime day. The Vineyards at Nella Terra Cellars 5005 Sheridan Rd, Sunol, CA 94586 | NellaTerra.com | PalmdaleEstates@me.com | 510.754.9877 Nella_Terra_2.indd 2

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rancho las lomas | silverado, orange county

chalk hill winery | healdsburg

Set amidst manicured botanical and zoological gardens, this Southern California ranch offers a colorful and unique atmosphere.

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.

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quail lodge & golf club | carmel

the vineyards at nella terra cellars | sunol

The stunning scenery of Carmel Valley provides both an ideal setting and quiet country club atmosphere for your celebration.

Exchange your vows among the budding grape vines and rolling landscape. Nestled in a valley atop the Sunol grade with a tent strategically positioned between a pond and vineyard, your wedding can embody the natural, rustic atmosphere the setting inspires.

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8205 VALLEY GREENS DRIVE | CARMEL, CA 93923 | T. 831.624.2888 | WWW.QUAILLODGE.COM LODGING. GOLF. DINING. MEETINGS & WEDDINGS. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. CLUB MEMBERSHIP. SIGNATURE EVENTS.

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Honeymoon Heart Land

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Luxury dude ranches may be the best kept honeymoon secret on the planet, but after a recent visit to Vista Verde Ranch, I am inclined to go shout it from the top of a Colorado mountain! Vista Verde Ranch is not just for horse lovers. It’s simply for lovers. It offers a romantic honeymoon escape for fly-fishermen, mountain bikers, hikers, nature lovers, yoga enthusiasts, cross country skiers, photographers, sleigh riders or wannabes of any of the aforementioned. If you’re more of a thrill-seeker than a chill-seeker, dust off the cowboy boots, this is the place for you, although both are in plenty supply. Your week begins with a quick and easy direct flight from SFO to the ranch’s nearby Steamboat Springs area airport where a rancher will pick you up. Your arrival at the breathtaking ranch and handsome main cabin will greet you with staff and guests with whom you will bond and likely befriend over the week’s dinners and events. Here you will learn about the multitude of activities you can choose to embark on, and also breathe a breath of fresh Rocky Mountain air learning that there is still a special place where shopping is on the honor system and doors are seldom locked. The rooms and cabins are luxuriously comfortable and rustically beautiful, the views stunning and awe-inspiring; and the “private” spa-clad decks simply wonderful.

These ranch hands all have two things in common: hard work and hospitality. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself do-si-doing with them at one of the weekly barn dances or cracking king crab legs together at one of the week’s few casual dinners. You may choose to do your morning or afternoon activities together as a couple, or each go your own way. No matter your skill-set or lack thereof, whether you choose to mountain bike with Steve, trail ride with Megan or fly fish with Brandon, you are sure to learn something new from these well-experienced and knowledgeable guides. The experiences are exhilarating and relaxing; challenging yet mind-easing; adrenaline pumping and stress relieving all at the same time. The all-inclusive rates include just about all the activities you could ask for, but it does not include phones and televisions. You won’t find either for miles. One of the most surprisingly enjoyable parts of the program is enjoying others’ company during your three daily rustic gourmet meals. Guests will dote over you as a new couple, and you’ll get to relive and retell your wedding story a dozen times to newfound friends who genuinely find interest in you and your love story. You’ll encourage each other for the day’s activities during breakfast and share stories of your adventures at dinner. For a honeymoon that delivers big on romance, relaxation and revitalization, Vista Verde Ranch is at the Rocky Top of all resorts. After a year of wedding planning, a honeymoon where all of your planning is done for you and your biggest decisions are cowboy steak or rustic halibut, or mountain bike in the snow or crosscountry ski, sounds like the perfect plan of all.

The staff is largely made up of twentysomethings that hail from wholesome hometowns around the country. They live, dine and work at the ranch for a summer or winter or two or three. It is evident that they have fun and love their jobs and that rubs off onto their guests. vistaverderanch.com

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DeďŹ ned by our majestic surroundings, The Bridges Golf Club has been described as a slice of Tuscan beauty in the heart of Northern California. Our professional staff will cater to your every need to ensure your vision for this most special of occasions is an unforgettable celebration.

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Montage Kapalua Bay: A Paradise Awaits Shot on Location at MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY montagehotels.com/kapaluabay Photography by Brandon Kidd Photo By Morgan Votaw

Offering both romantic surroundings and unparalleled luxury, the Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui is the chic, luxurious wedding destination you’ve been dreaming of. Newly opened and joining the ranks of the prestigious Montage family, the Montage Kapalua Bay is an oasis of beauty, splendor and vibrant heritage. With a focus on ho’okipa (hospitality), the resort is perfectly suited to host newlyweds and wedding guests alike. At the Montage Kapalua Bay, couples have their choice between outdoor waterfront ceremony and reception sites and the intimate Cliff House, a gorgeous indoor setting with ocean views. From the Cliff House, guests will gaze out upon the islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i. With true Hawaiian influences, this venue injects rich culture and refined leisure into your tropical getaway. True to the exceptional standards of a Montage Hotel, Kapalua Bay has a host of wedding experts to perfect all the details of your special day. Along with wedding professionals, the hotel offers exquisite catering and bar packages. As every effort is made to provide couples and guests with an extraordinary experience, only one wedding is booked per day. With undivided attention, the staff at Kapalua Bay will expertly design, execute and surpass the wedding of your dreams. While getting ready to embark on your greatest adventure, schedule a time of pampering at the 30,000 square foot Spa Montage for your bridal party. As the hotel staff finalizes wedding details, enjoy the relaxing and rejuvenating services, both ancient and contemporary, offered at the Spa Montage. Guests will also enjoy the array of activities offered at the resort. From helicopter tours to luaus, your wedding becomes the perfect reason to escape routine and revel in a world-class Hawaiian experience. Though the Montage Kapalua Bay sits upon 22,000 acres of immaculate tropical terrain and boasts stunning views in every direction, its focus can be turned to you and your loved one to create a day that none will forget and nothing will exceed.

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A Decadent Display Location, Catering & Dessert: The Westin St. Francis westinstfrancis.com Event Designer & Coordinator: Amazáe Events amazae.com Rentals: Classic Party Rentals classicpartyrentals.com

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Mandarin Oriental’s Brasserie S&P: A Food and Drink Culture By Rachel Schumont If vowing to have and to hold until this day forward atop of the third tallest building in San Francisco as the city skyline sits at your disposal is not enough to grab your attention, then add in a private meeting with head chef Adam Mali, hear what he has to say about your options for local, sustainable fare and you will be all ears.

Chef Adam and the Mandarin Oriental’s Brasserie S&P partner with local farms to create seasonal menus incorporating environmentally friendly produce, meats and even wines. Their take on freshness is turning the heads of couples looking for a natural, organic and responsible dining experience on their wedding day. And, because they cater toward smaller, more intimate events with a focus on quality food and drinks, couples are able to connect directly with Chef Adam to discuss aspects of their meal that have special meaning in their lives and incorporate it all into their big day.

Sitting down with Chef Adam, he explained that couples, in general, are simply more educated than they were five years ago and desire a better quality product when it comes to the most important day of their life. And, while some couples recognize the importance of healthy, responsible dining, many may not know which foods to choose or from where to choose the foods. Chef Adam eases any confusion by enlightening couples as to which farms he partners with and explaining why he has chosen these ranches in particular.

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He has found flavorful fruits and vegetables from small, family farms in Petaluma like Canvass Ranch - crops that have their own distinct flavors and capture the essence of produce like nothing he has tasted before. And, he calls on estates like Fallon Hills Ranch, Liberty Farms and Mary’s Free Range Chicken for grass-fed, pasture-raised beef, lamb, chicken and duck. Chef Adam designs his menu around the availability of local produce to ensure that couples are receiving only the best, highest quality foods and even spends time educating couples on the perfect, seasonal produce for their wedding day.

In addition to working one-on-one with “One of the Five Chefs in the Future to Watch,” aptly named by the the renowned Esquire Magazine, couples can also create an exclusive drink menu with the hotel’s team of mixologists and sommeliers also dedicated to incorporating local produce and herbs. Whether guests prefer to sip the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco’s private wine Cuvée S&P or a seasonal tonic with ingredients such as juicy strawberries or tart rhubarb, there is always something for everyone.

Because the Mandarin Oriental wants couples to have a memorable, idyllic wedding day, the sky is the limit when it comes to creating a unique food and drink menu just for them. With the ability to source from a variety of local markets and distributors, the bride, groom, and their guests enjoy the best of what the bay area has to offer. Couples also appreciate the degree of intimacy offered by the Mandarin Oriental and realize that inviting their wedding guests here is a chance to experience the highest quality in food and drink culture in the middle of a bustling city that has the best of every possible world.

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Weddings in the Vineyard

Rolling vineyards nestled between the Mayacamas and Sonoma Mountains. The Olive Hill Estate home to B.R. Cohn Winery offers a variety of breathtaking sites to host your ceremony, cocktail and dinner receptions. 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA | 800.330.4064 ext. 127 | brcohn.com/weddings

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A place this special needs to be shared ...

rancho las lomas is one of the most elegant wedding locations in america. this restored early california rancho offers a private and intimate atmosphere, surrounded by an exquisitely manicured botanical and zoological garden. we welcome you to visit our special location.

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A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. ~ Max Muller

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forest through the trees

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something old something new

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sea me at the altar

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romantic nature

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champagne & caviar

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color of casablanca

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animal attraction

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rain or shine

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into the woods

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alluring amphitrite

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handcrafted for love

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summer everlasting

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gone with the wind

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berry glam

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fond memories

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ruffles & lace

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golden glow

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oriental origins

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wind beneath my wings

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indigo nights

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orchid adoration

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OPULENCE giselle & daniel

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VENDOR LOVE the westin st. francis

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make it happen!

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the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[photography] w photography, ricky wong [floral design] wish social events [officiant] minister maggie [videography] max video productions [entertainment] sound wave dj, justin ward music, amor do samba [cake] pretty please bakeshop [hair | makeup] makeup forever [linens] napa valley linens [invitations | stationery] le petit papier, monica petisco [favors] barproducts.com [videography] max video productions [gown design] allure [bridal salon] brides of florida [hairpiece | veil] swarovski [bridal shoes] christian louboutin, badgley mischka [formalwear] michael kors, men's wearhouse

LOVE STORY While Danny loves the outdoors and adventure, Giselle is perfectly content getting her cardio in at the mall. But something told Giselle to go when Danny asked her to travel with him to Yosemite National Park.

He popped the

question at the new inspiration point with the beautiful backdrop of Yosemite Valley. After some tears, of happiness, of course, she finally said yes!

LOVE NOTE The extravagant cake gilded in gold, black and white suited the glamorous stylings of this iconic Westin St. Francis wedding.

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AMBIANCE marta & max

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VENDOR LOVE bella vita event productions bellavitaeventproductions.com [floral design]

[photography] adeline & grace photography [venue] meritage resort & spa [shoes] badgley mischka

LOVE NOTE Magenta florals and candlelight romanced this winery wedding décor. The intimate affair was fashioned with the couple's closest friends and family.

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BEAUTIFUL gena & vittorio

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VENDOR LOVE michael daigian design michaeldaigian.com [floral design]

classic party rentals

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pjt enterprises

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[venue | catering] carmel valley ranch [wedding consultant] morgan events [photography] michelle walker photography [videography] silver & black productions [rentals] specialty rentals [linens] specialty linens, la tavola fine linen rental, napa valley linens [lighting] got light [ceremony entertainment] synchronicity strings [invitations] union street papery [ice luge] clear memories [cake] layers sensational cakes [hair | makeup] get your do up

LOVE NOTE The bride carried the most beautiful bouquet of lush white peonies while walking down the aisle of magnificent hillside views. Lush flowers and bountiful candlelight filled the reception with a romantic air.

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LUSCIOUS lindsay & brian

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VENDOR LOVE amy burke designs

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[photography] janae shields photography [venue] thomas fogarty winery [entertainment] big fun disc jockeys [catering] continental caterers [cake] studio cake [linens] a-abco rents & la tavola linen [rentals] hartmann studios rentals [invitations | stationery] shutterfly [dance lessons] arthur murray dance studio [transportation] corinthian transportation [gown design | formalwear] vera wang [bridal salon | invitations | stationery | bridesmaid dresses | mothers' dresses] david's bridal [bridal jewelry] shane company [bridal jewelry | bridesmaid jewelry] macy's [bridal shoes] nordstrom, kate spade [bridesmaid shoes] cole haan [hair | makeup] mariataide maldonado, bria salon [formalwear] men's wearhouse [engagement ring | wedding rings] shane company [registries] macy's [honeymoon] maui [honeymoon resorts] mahana

LOVE STORY There was an immediate undeniable spark between Lindsay and Brian. The first night they met, Brian called to make sure that Lindsay had made it home safely and they could not hang up the phone. They were able to get to know each other better over the phone, through day trips, and weekend getaways. They dated long distance for over two years before Brian moved to the Bay Area to be with his future wife.

LOVE NOTE The beautiful blooms charmed in pink at this whimsically-styled affair.

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VENDOR LOVE anaĂŻs event planning & design

anaisevents.com [wedding consultant | floral design | linens | lighting | dessert bar] [ceremony venue] san mateo marriott [reception venue] santa clara convention center [photography] joseph pascua photography [stationery] shaadi papery [catering] raja sweets, amber india [cake] cake delights [reception entertainment] punjabi virsa entertainment, heeray punjab deh, will magid [videography] film twist productions [transportation] baraat horse, vintage carriage company [hair | makeup] dolled up by lulu [henna] hiral henna [rentals] party time rentals, avian joy, bazaar of india, psav, punjabi virsa entertainment, spot focus [favors] just artifacts [transportation] nls services, vintage carriage company [gown design | hairpiece | veil | formalwear | mothers' dresses] frontier [bridal salon] dolled up [bridal jewelry] guranwala fine jewelers [bridal shoes] gucci, prada [formalwear] gucci [engagement ring | wedding rings] shane co. [wedding night hotel] hilton santa clara [honeymoon] spain, france, italy, greece [honeymoon resorts] marriott, hilton

LOVE STORY Puneeta and Sumeer met through their families and instantly became the best of friends. They knew from the moment they met that they were destined to be together and she gleefully said, "YES!" when he gave her the ring of her dreams.

LOVE NOTE She

envisioned

a

bright

and

colorful

celebration with rich magentas, orange shades and golden accents for their romantic day.

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LOVE STORY Jason and Stephanie met through mutual friends who invited them both on a trip to Portugal and Spain. Leading up to the trip, they would hear tidbits about each other, but only briefly met a few times. But, immediately after landing in Portugal, Stephanie saw how caring and protective Jason was. He swept her off her feet with his kind heart.

LOVE NOTE Their vows will forever be framed in their inspired ceremony dĂŠcor.

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FABULOUS michaela & matt

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VENDOR LOVE kate siegel fine events katesiegelevents.com [wedding consultant]

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LOVE STORY Matt and Michaela met at a friend's Christmas party where they were the first guests to arrive. They hit it off immediately and discovered that they shared many of the same mutual friends and only lived a few blocks away from each other in San Francisco. When they met again at a New Year's party two weeks later, they couldn't deny their feelings and have been together ever since!

LOVE NOTE Knowing

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would

soon

be

honeymooning on an African safari, Michaela and Matt incorporated a touch of wild safari animals to their “best night ever.”

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VENDOR LOVE quail lodge

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[ceremony venue] church of the wayfarer [photography] ken kato photography [videography] thomas hughes films [floral design] swenson and silacci [cake] patisserie bechler [ceremony entertainment] bella quattro string quartet [reception entertainment] dna entertainment [transportation] main event transportation [hair | makeup] spa on the plaza [wedding night hotel] carmel valley ranch [honeymoon] australia

LOVE STORY Mike took Tara on a long weekend to Carpentaria, and after a day spent on the beach, they walked down to the water. Because he was wearing his fleece jacket on a sunny summer day, she started to get suspicious but she didn’t let on that she knew something was up. She was right though - he kneeled down and asked her to marry him!

LOVE NOTE What a lovely day for Tara and Michael’s wedding, complete with a picture perfect sunset on the gorgeous grounds at Quail Lodge.

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laura & dennis

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VENDOR LOVE a day like no other

daylikenoother.com [wedding consultant]

minted

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[venue | lighting | wedding night hotel] sylvan lake estate [photography] megan reeves photography [floral design] tulips and toadstools [catering | linens | rentals] an affair to remember [cake] the model bakery [entertainment] dj jeremy productions [transportation] beau wine tours [gown design] watters [bridal salon] ania collections [hair | makeup] teresa reynolds [formalwear] jos. a. bank [wedding rings] geoffrey’s diamond & goldsmith [honeymoon] italy

LOVE STORY Dennis proposed in Half Moon Bay at the Ritz Carlton after a seaside lunch and a couple’s massage. They headed out to the bluffs to share a bottle of champagne and watch the sunset. And, after Dennis poured the champagne, he dropped to one knee and asked Laura to marry him.

LOVE NOTE This garden affair full of botanical charm fashioned Laura and Dennis’ big day.

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VENDOR LOVE san jose’s california theatre sanjosetheaters.org [venue]

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LOVE STORY For a relationship founded on spontaneity, it was only fitting for Justin to catch Kate with her guard down when he asked her to be his wife. Surrounded by friends during a wine tasting extravaganza, Kate was feeling under the weather and never expected a marriage proposal. But, as they snapped pictures of the unique architecture, she turned and saw Justin down on one knee.

LOVE NOTE Kate and Justin starred in their own happilyever-after on stage at San Jose’s California Theatre.

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CHARMING amber & christopher

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VENDOR LOVE rhee bevere photography rheebevere.com [photography]

classic party rentals

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LOVE STORY Amber and Christopher met randomly walking down the Las Vegas strip on April Fool’s Day. Neither of them were supposed to be there and both had made the decision to go on a whim, only one day prior. They spent the rest of the day and night dancing in the streets, riding roller coasters, making friends and just enjoying life!

LOVE NOTE Orange crushed this wedding with darling details, like the ceremony floral streamers, handmade

escort

cards,

and

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footwear.

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LIFETIMES evelyn & philip

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VENDOR LOVE bridevine & branches

bridevineandbranches.com [wedding consultant | floral design | invitations | stationery]

classic party rentals

classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[venue | catering] ondine [photography] carolyn welch photography [linens] wildflower linens [cake] creative cakes by debra [favors] pretty please bakeshop [entertainment] no limits dj [transportation] epic limousine [gown design] maggie sottero [hairpiece] vintage hair clip [wedding night hotel] hilton

LOVE STORY When Evelyn met Philip in Maryland, they developed a friendship that she knew would end in a lifetime of love, laughter and exotic journeys together. Just as she thought, Philip was thinking the same thing and proposed while on an glamorous Caribbean vacation.

LOVE NOTE With friends and family in town for this destination waterfront wedding, Evelynn and Philip were truly surrounded with love on their special day.

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sonya & steve

RECONNECTED

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VENDOR LOVE amazĂĄe events

amazae.com [wedding consultant]

[venue] kohl mansion [photography] jerry yoon [floral design] nicole ha designs [hair | makeup] professional makeup artistry [videography] love story pictures [wedding night hotel] intercontinental mark hopkins [reception entertainment] sound in motion [ceremony entertainment] elegant touch of strings [dessert bar] cest delectables [linens | rentals] hartmann studios [linens] wildflower linens [invitations | stationery] vela lee buchanan [catering] thomas johns events, annie ngo [dessert bar] yunee's cakes [gown design] melissa sweet [bridal salon] bridal project [bridal jewelry] nadri [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [formalwear] hugo boss, ralph lauren [bridesmaid dresses] eliza j [engagement ring | wedding rings] blue nile, derco jewelers [registry] crate and barrel [honeymoon] waikiki [honeymoon resorts] turtle bay resort

LOVE STORY Steve and Sonya met during their college years and although they were initially introduced through friends, it was a few months before they reconnected on their own during a class for school. The attraction was strong, but they decided to see how they were as study partners first and soon saw their relationship blossom into something much more.

LOVE NOTE Their dessert dolls were sweet as can be, just like the happy couple.

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kristian & julius

HANDSOME

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VENDOR LOVE bella vita event productions bellavitaeventproductions.com [floral design]

minted

minted.com [stationery] [venue | wedding consultant | linens | rentals | lighting | catering | wedding night hotel] the meritage resort and spa [photography] christophe genty photography [invitations] paperless post [cake] your sweet expectations [favors] inkhead [ceremony entertainment] eloquence string quartet [reception entertainment] denon & doyle [videography] major diamond productions [hair | makeup] bella bridal napa valley [formalwear] michael kors, dsquared2 [wedding rings] cartier [registry] gofundme.com [officiant] vows and kisses, lucinda martin [rentals] orange photography

LOVE STORY Julius and Kristian were returning from a summer cruise in the Mediterranean, which included an overnight layover in London. Though exhausted, they took the last train into the heart of London to stroll the mall and conspicuously stopped in front of Buckingham Palace.

It was shortly after midnight that

Kristian proposed to Julius as witnessed by the Queen. Well, her nightlight was on so they like to believe she was smiling from her window.

LOVE NOTE This stylish couple knows how to throw a grand affair and even made a killer costume change to celebrate their special night.

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ENDEARING

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VENDOR LOVE wayne and angela photographers wayneandangela.com [photography]

auberge du soleil

aubergedusoleil.com [venue]

[floral design] nancy liu chin [wedding consultant] brittany payton [wedding night hotel] solage calistoga [gown design] ulla maija couture [bridal shoes] stuart weitzman [formalwear] versace [cake] sweet on cake [ceremony entertainment] the lawrence strings trio [reception entertainment] city lights dance band [invitations] lauren chism fine papers

LOVE STORY Erin could not have found a more perfect dress for this autumn wedding in wine country. She graced the day with her elegant lace gown and paired with Ryan’s sharp ensemble plus their jaw-dropping florals, everything was picture perfect.

LOVE NOTE Variant shades of lavender, magenta and plum perfected this winery-inspired décor palette.

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VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz photography luciexyz.com [photography]

[venue | wedding consultant | catering] mountain winery [floral design] asiel design [hair | makeup] rachel o'gara [entertainment | videography | lighting] sound in motion [videography] ocean house productions [transportation] bauer's, cloud 9 limo, elegant journey limo [wedding consultant] linda tate, kendra strapp [linens | rentals] stewart rentals [invitations | stationery] out of the envelope [cake] icing on the cake [favors] the chocolate shoppe [ceremony entertainment] derrick lamotta [reception entertainment] little sister wedding band [gown design] marissa [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil | bridal jewelry] bay area bridal [bridesmaid jewelry] kate spade, dogearred [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair | makeup] hairstylist rachel o'gara [formalwear] jos a banks [bridesmaid dresses] amsale [mothers' dresses] tadashi, ella zahlan [flower girl dresses] nordstroms [engagement ring] steven schiffman [wedding rings] deja & co. exquisite jewels [registries] crate & barrel, macy's, bed bath & beyond [wedding night hotel] tollhouse [honeymoon] french polynesia [honeymoon resorts] intercontinental & four seasons

LOVE STORY Andrew proposed to Brandi at their favorite vacation spot - the Spa Canyon Ranch in Tucson. They had just arrived to the resort and Andrew had decided that he was going to wait for them to take a hike and propose somewhere overlooking the beautiful desert but his plan did not last long! Andrew couldn't wait any longer and surprised Brandi moments after they checked into their room.

LOVE NOTE A soft pastel palette and touches of sparkle added to the romance at Brandi and Andrew’s winery wedding.

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

memoire studio

memoirestudio.com [photography] [venue | wedding consultant | linens | rentals | lighting | catering] the city club of san francisco [cake] the cakemaker [ceremony entertainment] eric jarmie guitar [reception entertainment] the spinheads, booth 4 [bridal shoes] alfani [hair | makeup] hair & makeup by jenn [invitations | stationery] etsy, wild eyes paper co [gown design] essence of australia [bridal salon] premier bride’s perfect dress [hairpiece | veil] something borrowed [bridal jewelry] nadri [bridesmaid jewelry] kate spade [formalwear] vera wang [bridesmaid dresses] j. crew [mothers' dresses] adrianna papell [engagement ring] james durbin jewelry design [wedding rings] helzberg diamonds, kay jewelers [registries] macy's, crate & barrel [wedding night hotel] the omni san francisco hotel [honeymoon] playa del carmen [honeymoon resorts] secrets maroma beach riviera cancun

LOVE STORY Angela and Jason met while attending the University of California. Their friendship grew as the two flirted with the idea of going out while learning how to surf and studying the history of San Diego. It was not until years later that they shared their first date, eating a deep-dish pizza at The Spot and watching an independent British film.

LOVE NOTE A touch of tropical inspiration infused the floral décor in vibrant hues of hot pink.

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VENDOR LOVE amy burke designs

amyburkedesigns.com [floral design]

allegra entertainment allegraevents.com [lighting]

the registry at bloomingdale’s, bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[venue] building 1, treasure island [wedding consultant] it's your day weddings [photography] stacy pentland photography [catering] wine valley catering [linens] la tavola [rentals | linens] hartmann studio rentals [cake] studio cake [stationery] dandelion patch, tag & company, page stationary [entertainment] kevin marks, east of western, jason seeba [transportation] nationwide limosine [gown design] simone carvalli [hairpiece] etsy [bridal jewelry] nadri [bridesmaid jewelry] banana republic, c wonder [bridal shoes] kate spade [hair] joellen babcock [makeup] tamika stringfellow

LOVE STORY The proposal was simple and sweet – something that fit both of them perfectly. It was Christmas morning and they were making breakfast when Judd handed Jennifer a card. The tears came quickly as she read his beautiful words but she was not expecting a proposal. When she turned around, Judd was down on one knee.

LOVE NOTE They wanted their guests to enjoy a whimsical day in a unique setting and knew they succeeded as they watched them dancing amongst the orange trees.

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VENDOR LOVE kelly maughan photography kellymaughan.com [photography]

classic party rentals

classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

minted

minted.com [stationery] [venue] clos pegase winery [wedding consultant] wish wonder dream [floral design] fantasy floral [linens] la tavola linen [lighting] twilight design [invitations | favors] paper source [catering] elaine bell [cake] michelle maries's patisserie [entertainment] wine country entertainment [videography] thomas hughes videography [gown design] allure bridals [bridal salon] panache bridal beverly hills [hairpiece | bridal jewelry | bridesmaid dresses] nordstrom bridal suite [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [bridesmaid shoes] david tutera [hair | makeup] minia makeup [mothers' dresses] bella bridesmaid

LOVE STORY Attending the wedding of a mutual friend, J'Vaughn and Marcus intended to celebrate love but never expected to meet their own match. After waiting ten years and raising their beautiful daughter, they were thrilled to finally make it official in front of their closest family and friends who were waiting for this day for years!

LOVE NOTE Dressed to the nines in black-tie and beading, this couple dined in a romantic candlelight feast surrounded by their closest family and friends.

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VENDOR LOVE lucie xyz photography luciexyz.com [photography]

[venue] villa montalvo [floral design] ingela floral [wedding consultant] at your request [catering | linens | rentals] catered too [lighting | entertainment] jesse charles band [invitations | stationery] etsy, nooney art [cake | dessert bar] batter bakery [dance lessons] timofey shalnev and studio [videography] frontside films [transportation] lone star limo, royal coach tours [gown design | hairpiece | veil] liancarlo 5843 [bridal salon] marina morrison [bridal shoes] oscar de la renta [hair | makeup] aimee lam [formalwear] calvin klein suits [bridesmaid dresses] amsale [mothers' dresses] tadashi shoji [engagement ring | wedding rings] gireaux jewelers [registries] sur la table, bed bath, macys, crate and barrel [wedding night hotel] tollhouse [honeymoon] south east asia [travel agency] trails of indochina

LOVE STORY Chris and his brother had gone for a run to scope out a perfect spot for a proposal and put an "X" in the sand to indicate the exact location. When Khara woke up the next morning, Chris took her down for a walk by the water. Still in her pajamas and barely awake, when she was close to the water, she looked out, saw dolphins swimming and heard Chris ask if she was ready to spend the rest of her life with him.

LOVE NOTE Pretty in pink peonies and garden roses fashioned even the teacups at Khara and Chris’ big day.

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

[venue] nestldown [photography] sweetness and light photography [wedding consultant] glow event design [cake] studio cake [entertainment] dj elite entertainment [gown design] ania bridal collection [hair | makeup] kristen coleman hair & makeup artistry

LOVE STORY For their first date, Joey invited Jessica to a romantic cocktail hour on Lake Merritt, but when he proposed, Joey took Jessica back to her hometown of Washington D.C.. In front of Jessica's favorite childhood memory, the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Joey asked her to be his bride.

LOVE NOTE The simple ivory of her dress and pearls made the shades of purple pop from the dresses and decor.

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VENDOR LOVE the bridges golf club thebridgesgolf.com [venue | catering]

[photography] studio dizon [wedding consultant | favors] taylor’d events [floral design | linens | rentals | lighting] blooming bouquet [invitations | stationery] out of the envelope [entertainment] kyanni productions [videography] tiger photo cinema [transportation] napa valley wine country tours [bridal salon | veil] bridal galleria [hairpiece] etsy [bridal shoes] kate spade, orange converse [hair] jasmine ashtiani [makeup] danielle andersondentoni [formalwear] jos a bank [bridesmaid dresses] nordstrom [engagement ring | wedding rings] willow glen diamond company [registries] macys, crate and barrel, pottery barn [wedding night hotel] marriot san ramon [honeymoon] 12 day mediterranean cruise [honeymoon hotels] crystal cruises

LOVE STORY This event planner has spent much of her free time making the dreams of brides and grooms come true. So as Taylor and Christopher sipped a cabernet gazing out on wine country, Taylor heard Christopher ask to spend their lives together and she was thrilled to realize that her turn had finally come around!

LOVE NOTE Full of whimsy, the floral arrangements were unique works of art with flowers and ribbons cascading down the backs of chairs and accentuating the fabulous cake.

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lynette & ryan

GLAMOROUS

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VENDOR LOVE intercontinental mark hopkins intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com [reception venue | catering | cake | wedding night hotel]

make it happen!

makeithappenweddings.com [wedding consultant]

aerialist press

theaerialistpress.com [invitations | stationery] [ceremony venue | ceremony entertainment] st. ignatius church [floral design] natalini flowers [photography] tyler vu photography [linens] hartmann studios [rentals] miranda st. john, the laugh box [videography] max fannin, max video [lighting] precision hifi, matthew luna [makeup] forever makeup by lily, bridal fix studio [transportation] classic cable cars [dessert bar] ben & jerry ice cream [favors] the laughbox [reception entertainment] precision hifi [gown design] simone carvalli [bridal salon] bolee bridal couture [hairpiece | veil] bel aire bridal veil [bridal jewelry] iber joya [bridesmaid jewelry] alex & ani [bridal shoes] betsy johnson [formalwear] vera wang

LOVE STORY Although Ryan and Lynette were not ready to settle down when they met at age fourteen, Ryan did know that this was the woman he was going to marry. Ironically, eleven years later, at a bar called the "Rendezvous Lounge," their paths crossed again and they have not left each other's side since.

LOVE NOTE As they danced under the lavender lighting and over their names glowing beneath their feet, they knew their dream had come true

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julie & eric

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VENDOR LOVE a dream wedding

a-dreamwedding.com [wedding consultant]

classic party rentals

classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[photography] caressa rogers photography [venue] trentadue winery [catering] pacific connections [videography] ashley riddle [ceremony entertainment] margie rice quartet [floral design] barbara vakassian florals [reception entertainment] wine country entertainment [lighting] atl events [invitations] eric fielder [gown design] pronovias dagen [bridal salon | veil] modern bridal [bridal jewelry] swarovsky [bridal shoes] toms [hair] the powder room [makeup] casey miller [formalwear] jos a banks [bridesmaid dresses] bill levkoff [wedding rings] helzberg diamonds [registries] macy's pottery barn, target [honeymoon] mexico [honeymoon resorts] azulik honeymoon villa, tulum and la pasion hotel, playa del carmen

LOVE STORY Julie met Eric when he was visiting Florida for one of his first Sabbaths. But it wasn't until late fall when they each separately joined a co-ed flag football team that they got to know each other better while commiserating over their many losses. They soon realized that they had much more in common that just flag football and knew that they were meant to be.

LOVE NOTE Julie and Eric had a stylish and fun ride to send them on their “marry” way.

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VENDOR LOVE anaïs event planning & design anaisevents.com [wedding consultant]

[venue] white lotus banquet hall [photography] nudrat owens photography [entertainment] wicked entertainment [videography] couture cinema [hair | makeup] bridal looks by sumaira [stationery] shaadi papery

LOVE STORY Liza’s cousin introduced her to Jay one sunny, spring day. Liza was immediately drawn to the handsome investment advisor and spent ten years getting to know the man of her dreams before saying yes to becoming his wife.

LOVE NOTE A flowered wall sugarcoated the dessert spread but could not compare to the unmistakable sweetness felt between this lovely couple. This blossoming engagement party was only a prelude to what their wedding would be.

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chi & ivan

GORGEOUS

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

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[venue] outdoor art club [photography] melanie duerkopp photography [wedding consultant] every elegant detail [linens] la tavola linens [rentals | lighting] hartmann studios [catering | dessert bar] sage catering [ceremony entertainment] quest quartet [reception entertainment] pop rocks [hair | makeup] lina huynh [invitations | stationery] juliesong ink [cake] the cakemaker [favors] the succulent source [gown design] tara keely [bridal salon] jin wang [bridal shoes | bridesmaid shoes] christian louboutin [formalwear] men's wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] donna morgan [engagement ring | wedding rings cresalia jewelers [registry] william sonoma [wedding night hotel] mill valley inn [honeymoon] fiji [honeymoon resorts] fiji beach resort

LOVE STORY As he walked into his work party at Kell's in San Francisco, Ivan was ready to enjoy the company of his co-workers for the night. What he was not prepared for was when Chi walked into the room and took his breath away.

LOVE NOTE The enchanting ceremony arbor set a fairy tale scene for Chi and Ivan’s “I do’s.”

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lorena & caleb

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VENDOR LOVE bridevine & branches

bridevineandbranches.com [floral design]

[venue | catering] palm event center [photography] sameer soorma photography [wedding consultant] mariee weddings [linens] 1000 fine events [rentals] fantasy sound events, cameron garcia [lighting] magical lighting design [cake] cats cupcakery [dessert bar] sweet lauren cakepops [entertaiment] local productions [videography] blue dolphin videography [hair] anaa khan, linda taing [makeup] jamie mays, jasmine chan [formalwear] vera wang

LOVE STORY Both Lorena and Caleb have a flare for fun, strikingly good looks and an equal eye for fashion. Dressed to impress, Lorena and Caleb met socially while enjoying a fun night on the town with friends. Little did they know, their connection would be one that could not be easily broken.

LOVE NOTE The best moment was dancing in the embrace of one another under the enormous chandelier for all the world to see.

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marina & nathan

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VENDOR LOVE hazy lane studios

hazylanestudios.com [photography]

[venue] ravenswood historic site [floral design] delford flowers [catering] checkers catering [bridal salon] elegant lace bridal salon [hair | makeup] salon 77 west [entertainment] amos productions

LOVE STORY "It's about time!" everyone shouted and cheered as Marina and Nathan said their I do's. Eight years spent getting to know each other came together beautifully and simply on their perfect wedding day.

LOVE NOTE The “write your name” refillable glassware was not only an adorable detail, but a clever way to keep guests’ cocktails in sight.

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jeanette & james

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VENDOR LOVE bella vita event productions bellavitaeventproductions.com [floral design | hairpiece]

[venue] kunde family estate [wedding consultant] vineyard events [photography] jennifer bagwell photography [linens] webstaurant.com [rentals] wine country party and events [invitations | stationery] love jac [catering | cake] elaine bell catering [dessert bar] amanda vineyard [favors] wedding chicks [entertainment] premier productions [videography] wes van heest, matt ilardo [transportation] rosie the trolley [gown design] catherine dean [bridal salon] bhldn [bridal jewelry] water garden drops, bhldn [bridal shoes] zappos [hair] carrie minchin hair and makeup [makeup] robin hamilton [formalwear] joseph aboud, nordstrom, macy's [bridesmaid dresses] modcloth, macy's, french connection, donna morgan [engagement & wedding ring] ritani [registries] williams sonoma, crate and barrel, amazon [wedding night hotel] benovia winery [honeymoon] big sur, cabo san jose [honeymoon] la ventana inn, secrets puerto los cabos [travel agency] destination wishes

LOVE STORY Jimmy and Jeanette took a train ride from Hoboken to Manhattan, and while waiting for their friends they took a walk on the Hoboken pier. Enjoying the most spectacular views of Manhattan - Jeanette's most favorite view - she turned to see Jimmy down on one knee.

LOVE NOTE They showed their east coast guests what a west coast wedding feels like with a big outdoor weekend under the beaming California sun.

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jennifer & eric

LOVELINESS

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VENDOR LOVE kelly maughan photography kellymaughan.com [photography]

[venue | catering | favors | wedding night hotel] meadowood [wedding consultant] heather mcmichen [floral design] fleurs de france [linens] wildflower linen [invitations | stationery] creative works [cake] perfect endings [entertainment] extreme productions [gown design] sash couture [bridesmaid jewelry] tiffany & co. [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [hair | makeup] hair and makeup by julie morgan [formalwear] the tuxedo gallery [bridesmaid dresses] watters [veil | flower girl dresses] sash couture [engagement ring | wedding rings] tacori

LOVE STORY Although they met online, nothing could stop Eric from being with Jennifer - he even moved across the country just to court her! And, when the moment was just right, Eric bent down to one knee and told Jennifer that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.

LOVE NOTE This high-fashion bride stunned in two gorgeous gowns and a pair of “Just Soon” Louboutin’s, the perfect “something new” with a touch of “something blue.”

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alyson & jonathan

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VENDOR LOVE the westin st. francis

westinstfrancis.com [venue | catering | wedding night hotel]

huckleberry karen designs huckleberrykarendesigns.com [floral design]

minted

minted.com [invitations | stationery]

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[photography] arrowood photography [linens] napa valley linens [rentals] blueprint studios, z-phyr [lighting] psav [cake] pretty please bakeshop [ceremony entertainment] karen gottlieb [reception entertainment] gatsby entertainment [hair | makeup] miabel [favors] napa valley rub [transportation] spotlight events [gown design | bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] amy kuschel [bridesmaid jewelry | bridesmaid shoes] nordstrom

LOVE STORY Alyson planned a getaway to wine country for Jonathan's birthday and before dinner they went to their favorite winery, Maisonry. This was not out of the ordinary as this is a very special place to them both - home to their first date and many wonderful memories over the years. After enjoying a glass of wine they wandered inside to warm up from the cold November night and as she rounded the corner, she saw roses everywhere.

LOVE NOTE The room was set, soft music playing in the background, the dance floor cleared - this moment was just for the two of them to enjoy, and it was magical.

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soureh & omeed

SOULMATES

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VENDOR LOVE vicens forns photography vicensforns.com [photography]

[venue | catering | wedding consultant] the ranch at little hills [rentals] pleasanton rentals [floral design] sarah's garden [bridal salon] trudy's bridal [gown design] maggie sottero [hair] holly bittleston [invitations | stationery] paperless post [formalwear] nordstroms [engagement ring | wedding rings] devons, kay, zales [honeymoon] medjumbe, mozambique

LOVE STORY Soureh and Omeed were first introduced through technology, “Whatsapp,” to be precise, after a mutual friend put them in touch. This friend had just found her soul mate through the matchmaking of Soureh and was trying to return the debt. Omeed was living in Zambia and Soureh was living in California with plans to move to Ethiopia for six months. While living in Africa, the two met up a few times: experiencing safaris, visiting Victoria Falls, and falling in love.

LOVE NOTE They held hands beneath the rustling trees, looked out at their family and friends enjoying the natural beauty of their wedding day, and knew that everything was perfect.

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lindsay & matthew

METROPOLITAN

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VENDOR LOVE intercontinental mark hopkins intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com [reception venue | catering | wedding night hotel]

paul robertson floral design paulrobertsonfloraldesign.com [floral design]

[ceremony venue] st. ignatius church [photography] sonia savio photography [invitations] union street papery [calligraphy] lindsay herling [stationery] wedding paper divas [favors] bonjour patisserie [reception entertainment] rich martini band [transportation] classic cable cars [gown design] jim hjelm [bridal salon] bridal galleria

LOVE STORY Though their paths crossed many times both growing up in San Francisco, Lindsay and Matt did not meet until later in life. After spending years in London, Matt decided to return to the city and met Lindsay on Match.com. But, only a few months after meeting, Lindsay was transferred to London. Neither time nor distance mattered to Matt who proposed less than a year later.

LOVE NOTE Their hearts clearly belong to San Francisco - with this timeless wedding style complete with a legendary background and a soft, saxophone serenade.

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yi chien & benjamin

CONNECTIONS

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VENDOR LOVE mandarin oriental, san francisco mandarinoriental.com/sanfrancisco [venue | linens | rentals | lighting | catering | wedding night hotel]

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[photography] nicole paulson [floral design] laurel designs [entertainment] will magid [gown design] amy kuschel [hair | makeup] triple twist [invitations | stationery] rachelle galloway, owl in a tree printer, psprint [cake] creative international pastries, inc. [favors] laugh factory [dance lessons] two left feet [transportation] uber [gown design | hairpiece | veil] amy kuschel [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [bridesmaid shoes] salvatore ferragamo

LOVE STORY Yi Chien and Benjamin were classmates in business school and their relationship gradually grew from classmates to friends to something more. A true balance of each other's strengths and weaknesses, they quickly learned by working together on projects that they were more than just compatible school partners; they could count on each other for everything else too.

LOVE NOTE There was "something blue" about Yi Chien and Benjamin's city view affair.

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VENDOR LOVE dana todd photography

danatoddphotography.com [photography]

[venue] montalvo arts center [floral design] petals by sophie [lighting] reel events [catering |linens] catered too [favors] krispy creme [videography] kessler films [gown design] watters bridal [bridal salon] flares bridal [hair] america frugoli [bridesmaid dresses] j crew [wedding consultant] danielle yu [rentals | stationery] one heart events [invitations] wedding paper divas [cake] crystal liu, kevin cheng [favors] krispy kreme [reception entertainment] reel events [dance lessons] pick school of ballroom dancing [hairpiece | veil] etsy [bridal jewelry] nordstrom [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair] america frugoli [makeup] kate goodell [formalwear] zara [mothers' dresses] kate spade [flower girl dresses] macy's [engagement ring] james allen [wedding rings] steve padis [wedding night hotel] cypress hotel [honeymoon] french polynesia [honeymoon resorts] sofitel [travel agency] tahiti.com

LOVE STORY These two lovebirds like to travel together but last year Roger had a vacation as well as a surprise planned for Linlin. As the sun set in Pa'ako Cove, Roger bent down to one knee and presented Linlin with a stunning diamond ring.

LOVE NOTE They made their wedding dreams come true with a rustic garden event embellished with blush and gold accents.

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danielle & jordan

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VENDOR LOVE the petal company thepetalco.com [floral design]

the white flower boutique thewhiteflower.com [bridal salon | veil]

[photography] spotlight studios [venue] the darlington house [videography] pages photography [wedding consultant] weddings by lisa nicole [linens] napa valley linens [rentals | lighting] event party rentals [invitations] smitten on paper [stationery] wedding paper divas [catering] café athena [cupcakes] sprinkles cupcakes [cake] babycakes [ceremony entertainment] pianist-rick vanderkleijn [reception entertainment] dj daniel peterson [transportation] rolls livery, preferred valet parking [gown design] martina liana [bridal jewelry] sash- essence of australia [bridesmaid jewelry] baublebar [bridal shoes] badgley mischka

LOVE STORY Jordan and Danielle knew they wanted to marry each other early on in their relationship. After they had been dating about four months, Jordan began asking Danielle every day if she would marry him. This tradition lasted up until the day he officially proposed - nearly four years later!

LOVE NOTE From the 'something blue' in her shoes to the peonies in the bouquet, the darling details from Danielle and Jordan’s San Diego wedding were just as cute as can be.

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saba & ali

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VENDOR LOVE flower affairs

flower-affairs.com [floral design]

[photography] jinda photography [venue] silver creek country club [sofreh] sofreh aghd by afsaneh [music] nejad world music

LOVE STORY Saba and Ali had known each other since they were teenagers, as their families would often attend the same social gatherings. It wasn’t until eight years ago they reconnected at a mutual family friend’s wedding in Mexico and had their first real conversation on the beach. A few weeks after returning home, they went on a first date, where Saba remembers looking at Ali from across the dinner table and knowing deep down, this would be the man she would marry.

LOVE NOTE The bride’s “something blue” Valentino’s quite literally swept her off her feet.

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VENDOR LOVE mandarin oriental, san francisco mandarinoriental.com/sanfrancisco [venue | wedding consultant | linens | catering | cake | wedding night hotel]

[photography] jasmine wang photographer [floral design] pk floral & design [lighting | entertainment] spintronix entertainment [invitations | stationery | favors] etsy [dance lessons] cindy chien dance [bridal jewelry] van cleef & arpel [bridal shoes] prada [hair | makeup] make up by q [engagement ring] blue nile [wedding rings] cartier [honeymoon] maldives [honeymoon resorts] naladhu by anatara. cocoa by como

LOVE STORY Both Nan and John were born and raised in Beijing and separately came to study in Seattle. So when John's colleague - and Nan's roommate - invited Nan to a party, she was thrilled to meet someone from her hometown that she could spend time with. It also helped that he is a wonderful guitar player.

LOVE NOTE Epic views of the San Francisco skyline set a cosmopolitan scene for Nan and Jon's city ceremony.

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tamara & daniel

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VENDOR LOVE casa real at ruby hill winery casarealevents.com [reception venue | catering]

simple little details

simplelittledetails.com [wedding consultant | invitations | fixedstationery | favors]

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[ceremony venue] st. gregory armenian church [photography] jake + necia photography [floral design] asiel design [linens] napa valley linens [rentals | lighting] hartmann studios [cake] jen's cakes [reception entertainment] dj sevag [videography] surreal weddings [transportation] ambassador limo service [gown design] monique lhuillier [bridal salon] bridal galleria [hairpiece | bridal jewelry] one world designs bridal jewelry [veil] toni federici [bridal jewelry | bridesmaid jewelry| engagement ring | wedding rings] derco fine jewelers [bridal shoes] jimmy choo

LOVE STORY It was a surprisingly sunny day, for being Memorial Day weekend, in San Francisco when Daniel suggested that they go on the rooftop of Tamara's Russian Hill apartment. With stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, Daniel bent down to one knee and asked Tamara to be his wife.

LOVE NOTE A glamorous mix of gold, pearls and feather accents…what more could a bride want?

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Ceremony Celebration Three-hundred fifty of the Bay Area’s finest wedding vendors celebrated Ceremony Magazine’s 4th year, thirty-two floors up, “Where the City Meets the Sky and Sea.” Hosted by the legendary Westin St. Francis, guests mingled on the Imperial Floor in the glamorous Victor and Alexandra’s ballrooms and took in magnificent views, all while indulging in libations and exquisite cuisine, courtesy of the hotel’s master chefs. The vocal stylings of Preston J. Turner with Pure-Ecstasy had the best-of-thebest busting moves on the dance floor, making this one party we’ll never forget!

Ceremony Vendor Love Location, Catering & Dessert: THE WESTIN ST. FRANCIS westinstfrancis.com Event Designer & Coordinator: AMAZÁE EVENTS amazae.com Floral Design: MICHAEL DAIGIAN DESIGN michaeldaigian.com Floral Design: FLOWER DIVAS flowerdivas.com Floral Design: THE PETAL COMPANY thepetalco.com Floral Design: BRIDEVINE & BRANCHES bridevineandbranches.com Floral Design: DE YOUNG FLOWERS deyoungflowers.com

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Floral Design: WISH SOCIAL EVENTS wishsocialevents.com Desserts: A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR aspoonfulofsugarcakes.com Desserts: PRETTY PLEASE BAKESHOP prettypleasesf.com Rentals: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com Linens: NAPA VALLEY LINENS nvlinens.com Entertainment: PJT ENTERPRISES MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT – PURE ECSTASY pure-ecstasy.com DJ: DJ MATTEO & ASSOCIATES djmatteo.com Lighting: ENHANCED LIGHTING & SOUND enhancedlighting.com Invitations: FOILED INVITATIONS foiledinvitations.com Ice Sculpture: CHISEL-IT ICE chiselit.com Photography: JUNSHIEN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS junshien.com Photography: JASMINE LEE PHOTOGRAPHY jasmineleephotography.com Photo Booth: THE LAUGH BOX thelaughbox.com

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The Registry at Bloomingdale's 800.888.2WED bloomingdales.com/registry

Ziba Beauty 877.777.ZIBA zibabeauty.com

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A Spoonful of Sugar 415.944.9994 aspoonfulofsugarcakes.com

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A Day Like No Other

A Day Like No Other 415.425.7574 daylikenoother.com

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Ana�s Events 415.894.9254 anaisevents.com

CONSULTANTS

Classic Party Rentals 650.652.0300 | 707.253.2332 classicpartyrentals.com

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Bridevine & Branches 510.932.6315 bridevineandbranches.com

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Katie Siegel Fine Events 415.596.3729 katesiegelevents.com

DÉCOR | RENTALS

Amazáe Events 650.489.0507 amazae.com

A Dream Wedding 707.486.7432 a-dreamwedding.com

CONSULTANTS

ENTERTAINMENT

PJT Enterprises Music & Entertainment 510.693.9899 pure-ecstasy.com

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Creative Collaborations 916.370.5532 creativecollaborationsje.com

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Make It Happen! 209.895.4598 makeithappenweddings.com

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Simple Little Details 408.444.6685 simplelittledetails.com

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FLORAL DESIGN

Amy Burke Designs 877.250.1836 | 650.728.7234 amyburkedesigns.com

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Huckleberry Karen Designs 415.290.4312 huckleberrykarendesigns.com

FLORAL DESIGN

Flower Divas 408.727.4416 flowerdivas.com

Flower Affairs 408.356.3824 flower-affairs.com

Bella Vita Event Productions 707.322.0807 bellavitaeventproductions.com

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Paul Robertson Floral Design 415.412.3374 paulrobertsonfloraldesign.com

Michael Daigian Design 415.821.7710 michaeldaigian.com

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The Petal Company 925.249.0008 thepetalco.com

Urban Botanica 415.788.0353 urbanbotanicasf.com

GOWNS | FASHION

INVITATIONS

Doie Lounge doielounge.com

Foiled Invitations 510.520.6749 foiledinvitations.com

JEWELRY

Bhindi 510.797.8755 | 818.243.8755 bhindi.com

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Allegra Entertainment 650.685.8222 allegraevents.com

Mon Amie 714.546.5700 monamie.com

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Minted 888.828.6468 minted.com

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Alloria Winter Photography 800.449.0713 alloriawinter.com

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Dana Todd Photography 408.655.1297 danatoddphotography.com

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Vicens Forns Photography 707.637.7803 vicensforns.com

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B.R. Cohn Winery 800.330.4064 ext.127 brcohn.com/weddings

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Chalk Hill 707.933.3314 chalkhill.com/visitestate/entertaining

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Hazy Lane Studios 925.819.1538 hazylanestudios.com

Lucie XYZ Photography 408.454.4006 luciexyz.com

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MĂŠmoire Studio 408.310.0959 memoirestudio.com

Rhee Bevere Photography 408.369.1783 rheebevere.com

TRAVEL

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Baywood Inn 805.528.8888 baywoodinn.com

Auberge du Soleil 707.963.1211 aubergedusoleil.com

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Gundlach Bundschu 707.939.3006 gunbun.com/weddings

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Kelly Maughan Photography 614.905.8728 kellymaughan.com

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Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery 925.931.0200 casarealevents.com

The Bridges Golf Club 925.735.4253 thebridgesgolf.com

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InterContinental Mark Hopkins 415.616.6952 intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com

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Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco 415.276.9888 mandarinoriental.com/sanfrancisco

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Westin St. Francis 415.774.0126 westinstfrancis.com

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Luxury Wedding Shows luxuryweddingshows.com

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The Vineyards at Nella Terra Cellars 510.754.9877 nellaterra.com

San Jose’s California Theatre 408.792.4540 sanjosetheaters.org

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Quail Lodge & Golf Club 831.624.2888 quaillodge.com

Montage Kapalua Bay 808.662.6600 montagehotels.com/kapaluabay

Rancho Las Lomas 949.888.3080 rancholaslomas.com

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Ceremony Magazine ceremonymagazine.com

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Picturesque vineyards for your dream come true.

Chalk Hill Estate is an elegant iconic world-class 1,300 acre winery venue – the perfect canvas to create your happily ever after.

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery 10300 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 ChalkHill.com/VisitEstate/Entertaining 707.933.3314 | gsayoc@foleyfamilywines.com

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