I’m obsessed with the bold magenta hues in today’s California wedding from Lindsey Gomes. With amazing florals (those cabbage roses and dahlias are so dreamy!) and sequin linens, it’s hard not to fall in love with this eclectic styled wedding. And there’s a s’mores bar. I’m pretty sure every wedding should have a s’mores bar around a fire pit.
We met while attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and knew we wanted to get married back on the CA Central Coast where it all started! After visiting the Cypress Ridge Pavilion and seeing the beautiful green landscape complete with a lake and fire-pit, not to mention meeting their wonderful staff, we were sold. The vibe we went for was “one big party,” and both my husband Matt and I agree, mission accomplished! As a bride of course I wanted the event to be beautiful, but with a little bit of quirkiness with all of the colors and textures.
With only 5 months to plan a 200 person affair, we were most focused on finding the right venue–there needed to be a large outdoor space for the reception, but also space for some serious dancing. Everything else came together from there. It also really helped that we based our budget off of what our priorities were when it came down to the traditional elements of a wedding. Planning a wedding from Northern California, having a coordinator was a huge help, and the venue was so accommodating to our ideas.
My mom and I did a few projects: we scrubbed off the labels of clear wine bottles to hang the table numbers from the necks on ribbon, we spray painted other bottles gold and dipped them glitter (cuz let’s face it, who doesn’t love a little glitter at a wedding?) and made frames with pics of my husband and I at the different ages corresponding to the table numbers. I also made our bar signs, and one of my bridesmaids of mine helped me with making our seating charts. Though not necessarily ‘DIY’, one thing I was happy with was using multiple objects from my own house as decor items for the wedding! I realized the colors I’d picked for my wedding were pretty on par with colors I love overall, and I had a lot of different things at home I could bring and use for accents (examples: white lanterns by the fire pit, all of the pillows in our lounges, and various vases/candle holders). I didn’t have to spend any extra money, and I think it all fit in perfectly!
It was a day and evening full of love that we felt all around… I could not ask for more.
Photography | Lindsey Gomes Photography | Venue and Catering | Cypress Ridge Pavilion | Planner | Danae Grace Events | Florist | Adornments Flowers and Finery | Cake | Albertson’s Arroyo Grande | Rentals | Embellish Rentals | Linens | La Tavola Linen | Invitation | By Invitation Only | Film | Him and Her Films | Entertainment, Lighting, and Photo Booth | Kramer Events | Transportation | SLO Safe Ride | Bridesmaid Dresses | Ann Taylor | Groomswear | Men’s Warehouse | Hair and Makeup | Queens’ Bees
Coffee lovers rejoice! Today I’m sharing this lovely vintage styled shoot from The Majestic Vision set at a coffee house. If you have been searching for that perfect and unique location, this is sure to inspire! Captured by Elizabeth Haase, this shoot at Anodyne Coffee Walker’s Point is styled with the sweetest details and 1930’s flair. How gorgeous are the paper goods? And I love the cute coffee themed ideas too.
Photography | Elizabeth Haase Photography | Venue | Anodyne Coffee Walker’s Point | Event Planner and Styling | The Majestic Vision | Videography | Sikora Films | Floral | La Tulipe Design | Rentals | Relics Vintage Rentals | Cake | The Cake Lady | Paper Goods | Chirp Paperie | Hand Stamped Spoons | For Such a Time Designs | Gown | Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique | Headpiece | Jaxie Bridal | Suit | Harley’s: The Store for Men | Hair Stylist | Bethany Mog | Make-Up | Kelly Kuster
Get ready for color with this gorgeous and unique San Francisco wedding captured by Jerry Yoon Photographers. Filled with tons of amazing details lovingly handmade by Chestnut and Vine, there is too much inspiration to miss. Everything is so fun and festive! And did I mention they got married in a street? Such an original idea!
Over the years, we spent a lot of time in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco -especially at Bix on Gold street. When it was time to get married we tried to find special places in Golden Gate Park, cool little chapels, and interesting rooftops downtown. In the end, we realized Gold Street alley, a street we passed everyday on our commute to work, and too often stopped at for a cocktail on our way home, was the place to wed. It is odd, maybe a bit to SF, but also charming in a way, and where we fell in love.
My favorite moment was exchanging our vows as we both cried and found ourselves again, for a brief moment, alone in the alley where we fell in love.
It was exceptionally fun and simple to plan. Many of our vendors were our talented friends, like Sixth Course, who make the most gorgeous chocolates and desserts. Our friends at Cigar Bar chose the menu, wine, cocktails, and all that other stuff people worry about. The food and dessert were perfect–the best part was we didn’t choose a thing. Our friends chose it for us.
We both love flowers, and when we met Svenja of Chesnut and Vine, her eye for styling gave our ideas life. She made the day a lot prettier! An hour with her, and a few months later there were flowers falling from ceilings, in the fountains– the ceremony and reception space looked absolutely amazing.
The fact that the result was perfect, while being perfectly simple, still astounds us. Good friends, great vendors, make all the difference.
Photography | Jerry Yoon Photographers | Ceremony Location | Gold Street in San Francisco | Reception Venue and Catering | Cigar Bar and Grill | Design and Florals | Chestnut and Vine | Desserts | Sixth Course | Rentals | Classic Party Rentals and Hartman Studios | DJ and Lighting | love in the mix | Gown | Judd Waddell from Glamour Closet | Shoes | Jimmy Choo | Hair and Makeup | Katie Nash Beauty | Suit | Ralph Lauren