Wearable Wedding Flowers: a Fresh Idea

When you’re deep in the middle of planning your wedding, thinking about flowers, chances are you’re dreaming about the perfect bouquet to go with your fabulous dress, but have you considered wearable wedding flowers? Almost all brides carry flowers, but very few think to wear them. Wearable flowers let you customize your look in a fresh …

Catholic Wedding, Oakland, Ca: John and Suzanne

John and Suzanne’s Catholic Wedding in Oakland, Ca was classic, elegant, and full of affection. Although their wedding was traditional, the couple is anything but. Both are extremely creative; John is a floral and plant master who enjoys making perfume and delicious elixirs from scratch, while Suzanne is a multi-talented crafter and jewelry-maker-she made both …

The Big Reception at Berkeley City Club

I am always blown away by the amount of talent in the room at wedding showcases; even more when it’s The Big Reception at Berkeley City Club. If you’re enthralled with historic buildings like I am, there is much to appreciate from the moment you walk in the front door: think sweeping Gothic archways, gorgeous …

Brunch Weddings, the New Trend

If you are one of those people who gets all misty-eyed whenever you hear the word “brunch” then you will love the concept of brunch weddings, the new rising trend amongst married couples. In a recent article for Brides magazine, Meredith Lepore writes that in Pinterest’s 2017 Wedding Report the term “brunch wedding” saw a …

Weddings and Chocolate: A Perfect Pair

Some say that eating chocolate sparks love chemicals in the brain, so it would follow that weddings and chocolate are a perfect pair. You can easily make chocolate a part of your day by opting to serve a velvety rich flourless chocolate cake or decadent cocktails served in chocolate-dipped wineglasses (just like Better Than Sex cafe in Key West …

Mill Valley Community Center Spring Wedding

This has been the rainiest year on record in Northern California, so Sophia and Josh were truly blessed with a gorgeous, sunny day for their Mill Valley Community Center spring wedding. All of the rain has had an incredible effect; the previously parched landscape is now alive with delicate cherry blossoms and lush green hillsides, …

Oakland Hills Backyard Wedding

Celena and Mats’ Oakland Hills backyard wedding was sweet, intimate, and an all-around family affair. The couple flew into the Bay Area to celebrate their union before beginning a new life in Sweden with their blended family, with a grand tally of eight gorgeous children (although only seven were able to attend the wedding). The …

How to Look Your Best For Your Engagement Photos

You’ve tried on dozens of outfits and you’re feeling stressed; you want to look your best for your engagement photos, but you’re worried about choosing the right outfit, or feeling awkward in front of the camera. If so, you’re not alone… but with a little bit of planning you you’ll end up with engagement photos you …