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Wedding We Love: True Blue in Calistoga

Sarah Barnett & Douglas Bria
August 28, 2010 Calistoga

On Doug’s bookshelf, you’ll find The Official Preppy Handbook and The WASP Cookbook, so no one was surprised when he married Sarah (who shares his aesthetic) in a prepster wedding that would put a smile on a Lacoste alligator’s face. It was fitting that their faithful sidekick Cupcake, a white English bulldog, not only walked down the aisle but lay at Sarah’s feet during the vows.

iPhone Wedding Photos?

When it comes to wedding photography and videography, an outfit called iPhone Shooters says the best tool is likely in your pocket. Brian Adams (photographer) and Rainer Flor (videographer) have gone where no professional has gone before when they recorded Flor’s wedding with their iPhone 4s. And here’s the startling news: Even the pros can’t tell the difference between the iPhone pictures and the images shot and recorded with conventional cameras.

Announcing 7x7's Wedding Resource!

As proposals drop throughout the city (more couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day than any other time of the year), we're pleased to announce the launch of the newest section of, The 7x7 Wedding Resource. Here, you'll find weekly blog posts to help you plan your Bay Area nuptials as well as our list of the most trusted vendors in the region. We'll also be featuring photos from real Bay Area weddings (we already have two beautiful weddings to show you from Sonoma and St. Helena)  - so check back in a few weeks to find out how to submit your wedding to the site.

Barn Betrothed: The Top 5 Sites in Wine Country for a Barn Wedding

To many brides, Wine Country wedding = barn reception. Nothing else says rustic elegance like a beautiful barn, and the wide open spaces inherent to the structures are perfect for a big party. I asked three of San Francisco’s best wedding pros (wedding planner Laurie Arons and photographers Lisa Lefkowitz and Anna Kuperberg) for their favorite rural buildings, and here's what they said:

Wedding We Love: Endless Love in Sonoma

Abbey Banks & John Jakubowski
July 31st, Sonoma

One fateful night in January 2006, two strangers—set up on a blind date through a mutual friend—met for dinner at Indigo restaurant in Hayes Valley. “I spent the entire time talking about myself. I thought John was the most amazing listener,” recalls Abbey. “The next time we met, he actually apologized to me for having talked so much. He thought I was the most amazing listener he had ever met.” Their conversational chemistry hasn’t waned since, except for a brief blip a few years later, when John proposed to Abbey under a Moroccan lantern-lit trellis he'd built especially for the occasion. In that moment, all she could muster was “yes.”

Wedding We Love: California French in St. Helena

Talia Smith & Nick Carter
June 19, 2010 St. Helena

They met 11 years ago in college, he proposed nearly two years later and this summer they were (finally) married in a French-inspired event at Durham Ranch in the Napa Valley. “We don’t do anything in a hurry,” notes Talia.

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