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New on the Aisle: The Streets of San Francisco Centerpiece Collection

Giving wedding out-of-towners a taste of our stellar city just got a little easier. Swank out your rehearsal dinner party SF-style with event planner Well Rehearsed’s new “Streets of San Francisco Centerpiece Collection.”  

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New on the Aisle: Covetable Cutlery

From swirls and twirls to romantic-vintage to ultra-minimalist, this seasons flatware serves up heaps of style. So ditch the plastic and add these shining examples of table art to the good ol’ wedding wish list:

Four of San Francisco's Most Fabulous Wedding Makeup and Hair Artists

Every bride I've seen on their big day radiates beauty. While utter joy and romance is probably one of the reasons, having personalized makeup and hair helps–especially when cameras are involved. Here are four local artists that range in style and discipline. They are also available for makeup and hair for the rest of the bridal party and non-wedding occasions. Don't worry, you'll look beautiful! 

Weddington Way: Bridesmaid Shopping Gets Social

A Burmese Thriller-themed wedding in Vegas. A fairytale wedding on a barn. A salsa-fueled wedding in Zihuantanejo, Mexico. All true wedding stories, all different, all requiring a lot of planning. And while a wedding planner can help with a lot of the details, there are certain parts of the wedding process that can be a bonding experience, rather than a stressful one. Such as outfitting the bridesmaids.

Four of San Francisco's Finest Wedding Planners

It seems it's always wedding season around the Bay. I blame it on the countless amounts of beautiful venues. Oh, and romance. While I have a fondness for destination weddings (vacay!), I have celebrated at some of the City's and surrounding area's loveliest locations. When there are so many possibilities for one's monumental matromonial day, planning can be daunting. So let someone else do it, while you sit back and bask in love. Here are four local planners who love love and love to help. 

A Gallery of Jewels For The Unique Bride (And Groom) To Be

The wedding industry is experiencing a much-needed redux. Un-bridal and classic bridal brands have contributed to newfound bridal chic; Anthropologie launched BHLDN, Vera Wang revealed her David's Bridal bridesmaid collection, alternative weddings are on the rise. It's an opportune time to step out of the wedding box and experiment in matrimonial mashup.

Swanson Vineyards Modern House Wines are Ripe for the Gifting

When in doubt, give the gift of gluttony. It's party season and that means weddings, housewarmings, graduations, birthdays, and Giants games, are in full effect. And really, do we need an occasion to celebrate? San Franciscans love to party and we love our wine. Enter the perfect priced party prop: Swanson Vineyards' Modern House Wines. At $25 a pop, these conversation pieces will surely impress the party, and the host will love it most. 

A Dream Wedding at Santa Lucia Preserve

Writing about weddings in the Bay Area is like picking produce at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: everywhere you turn, another vendor is offering up something fabulous. But even in an embarrassment of riches, the exquisite stands out. That’s why, when I discovered this Santa Lucia Preserve wedding while researching a blog about the best barns in Wine Country, I had to squirrel it away. This event is so good; it deserves a post of its own.

Summer Lovin’, Pt. 3: Sophie Middlebrook & Boe Hayward

 

Local couples had a blast this summer (and spring) celebrating their love and commitment with family and friends. From heart-warming tales of romantic triumph to the drama of logistical snafus and allergic reactions ... we’re here to tell you more.

A walnut tree played a supporting (and dramatic) role on June 13 in Calistoga at the outdoor wedding of Sophie Middlebrook and Boe Hayward.

“Meet Us Under the Walnut Tree” trumpeted the couple’s stylish and very creative save-the-date card which arrived in a box with a real walnut.

Summer Lovin’, Pt. 2: Amanda Michael and Michael Harrington

 

 

Local couples had a blast this summer (and spring) celebrating their love and commitment with family and friends. From heart-warming tales of romantic triumph to the drama of logistical snafus and allergic reactions, we’re here to tell you more.

San Francisco native Amanda Michael wed East Coast-transplant Michael Harrington on May 9 amid the first blossoms of spring (accented by lanterns the couple purchased on a previous trip to Vietnam) in the garden of their recently renovated San Francisco home.

The mostly-Buddhist ceremony was officiated by Roslyn Whitney; Amanda’s children, Gus and Jane, served as the wedding attendants.

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