Elegant Emerald Spring Garden Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 11, 2014


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Adrienne and Brian were married in an outdoor ceremony at Shakespeare’s Garden, followed by an indoor reception at The Hamon Observation Tower in San Francisco, Calif. on May 31. “My wife wanted a beautiful outdoor garden, and I wanted something architecturally modern,” Brian said. “Shakespeare’s Garden for our ceremony and the de Young Museum tower for our reception, it turns out they were only 100 feet from each other.” The bride wore a sweetheart fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with lots of texture, accessorized with a sideswept ponytail and feathered birdcage veil, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessorized with matching solid tie and pocket square. Bridesmaids wore long chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of white hydrangeas and green tricks. “The book, which my husband and I made,” Adrienne said. “We spent countless hours gluing each page down and then Brian cut a space in the center for our rings.” Following the reception, guests were given a penny to make a wish with at the fountain. Fun fact: It was also in memory of those loved ones who couldn’t celebrate from above. The museum’s floor-to-ceiling windows provided scenic views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Tables were decorated with white linens and floating candle centerpieces. “Having all of your family and friends all in one room supporting you was such an amazing experience,” he said. In lieu of a traditional guest book, Jenga pieces were signed to build memories. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Elope, but if you aren’t eloping, then make sure you choose a photographer and videographer that you are comfortable with as they’ll be sharing your most intimate moments with you and your future spouse,” she said.

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Photography: Kate Wenzel Photography | Ceremony Venue: Shakespeare’s Garden/span> | Reception Venue: The Hamon Observation Tower | Dress Designer: Romona Keveza/span> | Hair and Makeup Artist: Cetana Salon and Spa | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Selix | Officiant: Nick Christiansen | Ceremony Musicians: Innocenti Strings | Stationery: Chain O’Lakes | Floral Designer: Urban Flowers | Catering: Grace Street Catering | DJ: DJ Blest | Videography: John Von Seeburg  

Vibrant Emerald Fall Loft Wedding in Washington

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 10, 2014


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Meghan and Christopher were married in a traditional mass ceremony at the Blessed Sacrament Parish followed by a reception at the Loft at Russell’s in Seattle, Wash. on October 13. “The church itself is breathtaking and made us feel very connected,” Meghan said. “We loved how high the ceilings were and how much natural light flowed through. There were beautiful stained glass windows, and a lovely old Catholic church feel with brick interior. The immediate warmth made us feel right at home.” She walked down the aisle wearing a lace wedding gown with capped sleeves, accessorized with a sapphire cross necklace, while her groom stood waiting at the altar wearing a gray suit, accessorized with an emerald tie to match the bridesmaid dresses. “It was the most memorable part of the day,” she said. “I really took time to look at everyone who was there, especially mine and Chris’ family.” Following the ceremony, the newlyweds exited the church with a bubble send-off and were off to the reception. Tables were decorated with different colored vases, from green to blue and purple to white, filled with lush white blooms and greenery. Our favorite detail? The two little birds on the wedding cake!

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Photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography | Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament Parish | Reception Venue: The Loft at Russell’s | Event Planner: Jesson Mata | Floral Designer: QFC Flowers | Hair Stylist: Malissa Martin | Makeup Artist: Amber Lui | DJ: Steve Stephens | Cake: Madalyn Wilkins

Multicultural Teal Summer Ranch Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 14, 2013


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Elva and Bobby were married on July 20 at Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula, Calif. “My husband and I knew we wanted an outdoor, rustic venue that would capture our vision of having a whimsical, festive Mexican and Persian multicultural wedding,” Elva said. “Everything about the site was picture-perfect: its rich history, the lemon orchards, the bocce ball courts, the old buildings, the green hills, the windmills, the views, the list is endless! Being able to have a hot air balloon on site for our guests didn’t hurt either.” The traditional Persian ceremony was, for many of their guests, a first introduction to the other family’s customs, since it consisted of items that symbolized a happy marriage to them — sweets, pastries, mirrors, flowers, honey and Holy Quran. The Mexican reception decor was “bright, bold, and full of fun colors,” she said. “We incorporated papel picado, maracas, Mexican sweet bread, mini pinatas, and of course, lots of tequila in our signature drinks.”

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Photography: Yair Haim Photography | Venue: Limoneira Ranch | Event Coordinator: Events by Ashley W | Floral Designer: Yamaguchi’s Flowers | Caterer: Plated Events by Chef Jason Collis | Stationery: JP Stationery and Vintage Baby Doll Shop | Equipment Rentals: Ventura Rentals | DJ: Dashing Events | Hair and Makeup Artist: Elite Makeup Designs | Sofreh Aghd: Afsaneh Sargordian | Cupcakes: I Would Rather Be Baking Co. | Cake Topper: BetterOffWed | Hot Air Balloon: Fantasy Balloon Flights | Personalized Dress Hanger: Handcrafted Affairs | Mexican Sweet Bread: La Monarca Bakery 

3 Ways to Incorporate Emerald

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 18, 2012

In case you haven’t heard, Pantone recently announced that emerald is the color of 2013, which means couples will be searching for their “something emerald” instead of their “something blue.” Here are three ways to incorporate a green color scheme into any upcoming wedding:

1. Table Decor: Place emerald accents throughout the tables in your glassware, menus or plate settings.

Photo: Nancy Ray Photography

2. Bouquet: Steal the most abundant hue from Mother Nature to fill your bouquet.

Photo: Floressence Flowers 

3, Cake: Choose a cake that has an emerald ombre effect.

Photo: Maxie B’s 

Something Emerald?

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 12, 2012

Photos (from left to right): Sugar(ed) Event Design & Planning and Christa Elyce Photography

Pantone revealed Emerald, “a lively, radiant, lush green,” as its Color of the Year for 2013 on Thursday.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature–the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

Not only will Emerald translate into both fashion and home interiors but also weddings. We’ve already seen a few weddings incorporate this hue into their bridesmaid dresses, decor, tablescapes and florals, but will you incorporate this hue into your nuptials in 2013? Let us know in the poll below.

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