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My wedding | The Presidio, San Francisco

January 12, 2017

Happy New Year!  A few months back, I switched roles and instead of wedding florist, I was the bride.  Today through the gorgeous work of our talented friend, Silvana DiFranco, I’d love to share a bit from our wedding day with you.

Jamal and I knew from the start we wanted our day to be an intimate and informal, with good food, great music, and of course- pretty flowers. We had a late morning ceremony at the Tides Thoreau Center in the Presidio followed by lunch at The Commissary. I always envisioned I would plan my wedding in spring, around the flowers. But when looking at potential dates, November 5th seemed to make the most sense – and fall flowers turned out to be a very easy sell. I decided on “fall neutrals” and embraced seasonal elements such as persimmons, bittersweet, nandina, marigolds and garden roses. (I became quickly excited about my fall flowers!)

I had fun planning all of the wedding details, and tried not to sweat the little things. Listen to your gut, make decisions and move on, is what I always advise clients- and I tried to remember my own advice! (I did get hung up on a few things like my dress! But in the end, the tireless search paid off.) I also had the help of my dear friend and wedding planner extraordinare, Stacy McCain, to keep me on track.

That day it was so much fun to see everything unfold from the perspective of the bride. In contrast to wedding vendor mode- I was so relaxed! All those little things I’m usually sweating melted away and the things that really matter- Jamal and I- the ceremony- our vows- our family and friends- came into focus.  It felt magical, and I was truly touched by how beautifully everything came together that day- the flowers by my team, the linens, calligraphy, and that jaw dropping cake by Susan at Cake Bloom (…still dreaming about that cake.) Jamal and I are both beyond grateful to the vendors involved, and to our family and friends for showing up to celebrate love, family, and life. There are too few times we get to gather such a large group of “our people” and I will forever cherish our day of celebration!

Planning: Stacy McCain | Photography: Silvana Di Franco Photography | Ceremony Venue: Tides Thoreau Center | Reception Venue: The Commissary |  Cake: Cake Bloom | Brides Hair: Furiosa Studio| Dress: Kamperett | Linen: La Tavola Linen | Tabletop rentals: Theoni Collection | Calligraphy: Aubriana Kapser | Floral vessels: The Vessel SF |Rentals: Classic Party Rentals |Transportation:  Classic Cable Cars

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Meaghan & Rich’s Sonoma Golf Club Wedding

April 26, 2016

Meaghan and Rich’s wedding in Sonoma last summer was truly one of a kind! We were so happy to work with a team of such amazing vendors-together bringing this fun couple’s vision to life.

A creative event planner from New York,  it was no surprise that bride Meaghan had an eye for details. To name a few, the evening consisted of polka-dot linens, personal sourdough baguettes and gold dusted airplants at each place setting! With help from planner, Susie Papadin, the wedding day fell together flawlessly.

See more photos from this wedding on Snippet & Ink.

Photography by Christina McNiell.

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Peony & Citrus Shoot at the Wallace Estate

April 21, 2016

We had the pleasure of working with Brittany Westerman on this styled shoot as she launched her own event planning and design company, Reed and James. She did a beautiful job with the all of the details and gave us the freedom to create this extravagant garland out of seasonal blooms and foliage. We were able to use one of our all time favorite flowers- the yellow tree peony!

It’s always fun collaborating with such a talented team of vendors. This gorgeous private estate with it’s lush overgrown garden set the perfect scene for a dreamy photo shoot. Enjoy!

Photography by Mike Larson, paper goods by Forever Heyday, and rentals by Pieces by Violet, La Tavola and Classic Party Rentals.

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DIY Easter Egg Nest Place Cards

March 23, 2016

With Spring in the air and Easter around the corner, there’s no better time for a simple DIY to play up your table setting! We’re excited to share a recent Easter egg place card DIY we collaborated on with Glow Event Design and Christina McNeill.

These adorable Easter egg place cards are easy to make and can add an instant element of fun! All you need is an egg, dye, a nest (we added some angel vine for a nice touch) and a marker (we used a white chalk marker).

And what’s a table setting without some gorgeous spring florals? It is one of the best times of year for beautiful blooms after all!

Enjoy!

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