The holiday shopping season may have come to an end, but for newly engaged brides-to-be, there's much shopping to be done. When it comes to sourcing local gowns, whether you're looking for simple elegance or a little more flair, there are four San Francisco designers every would-be bride must know.
All you single people duck and cover, it's wedding season! The focus on buying and sourcing locally for weddings is here to stay, so we've compiled a list of 100% SF-made gifts for brides to properly thank any bridesmaid in a San Francisco kind of way.
MaryAnn Sullivan and Dave Wiegand celebrated their love with an intimate wedding at the historic Thunderbird Lodge along the water's edge at Lake Tahoe. Beautiful white flowers made up the bulk of the bouquet along with a few hints of blue here and there. White pillars framed the couple against a picturesque backdrop as they said their vows. They took time to explore the historic grounds as their photographer snapped plenty of pictures. Following the nuptials, the new couple joined family for a boat ride on the Thunderbird.
Surrounded by family and friends who love them, Bobbie and Ineca tied the knot at the Vine Hill House in Sebastopol. Everywhere guests looked there were lovely details, many of them made by the bride and groom. Flowers were in abundance from the delicate petals that were tossed following the vows to the gorgeous cake toppers that adorned the three wedding cakes. As the sun sank down behind the hills, lanterns lit the night and provided the perfect atmosphere for guests to hit the dance floor. A beautiful ceremony, delicious food, plenty of jokes, and dancing under the stars made for an unforgettable day.
Larissa and Trevor shared their love with friends and family at an amazing Lake Tahoe wedding at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort overlooking Norden and Ice Lakes in Tahoe. Larissa planned her colors to be pink, orange, sage and grey, and it blended perfectly for her early Autumn wedding. Vintage and rustic details spread throughout the wedding with a chairlift ride up to the top of Disney Mountain for a glorious overview of Tahoe for their cocktail hour. Following dinner, Larissa and Trevor sang to each other as a special surprise for all their guests.
California Home + Design's Online Editor, Owen Ray, wed his lovely wife, Caitlin, at Stern Grove Trocadero Clubhouse in San Francisco. Pardon our bias as CHD's sister company (aka Owen's co-workers), but we can't help getting lost in these wedding photos and falling back in time for a moment.
As the bride prepared for her big day, Otis Redding's "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay" played in the background–a very fitting tribute to our beautiful City by the Bay, which was the location for Robia and Dave Crisp's fun-filled wedding ceremony.
This spectacular South Asian wedding lasted three entire days starting with the traditional Sangeet on Friday. Every last detail from the sparkling jewels to the extravagantly painted henna tattoos on the bride's hands served a special purpose. The groom arrived atop a white horse, and later in a Buick Eighty Eight, as loved ones danced alongside.
What better way to celebrate this event fit for royalty than at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco? The couple could not have been more in love, making the event that much more fantastic. No words can describe this beautiful wedding, so let's just let the photos speak for themselves!
Filled to the brim with succulents and accents of grey, cream and yellow, Kristin and Rob's Monterey wedding was a gorgeous and fun-filled day. Allumer Events executed the bride's decor details at the Old Whaling Station and provided the florals as well.. Grapes of Wrath served amazing food and cocktails to the guests, while everyone enjoyed music by Henry Chen of Sound in Motion DJs.