2010 30/09

Spread the Love with Jam

A couple Sundays ago, my bridesmaids and I joined Shakirah Simley, of Slow Jams, at La Cocina to make the last batch of our wedding favors: onion-bacon relish! Our friend (and wedding caterer) Chef Peter made the bacon himself, so there was lots of extra love put into these. [If you want to try Slow [...]

2010 29/09

Epic Love

“M & J” had known of each other for years, but had never really “met” till two and a half years ago when a mutual high school friend of theirs formally introduced them. Well, guess what? They ended up getting hitched!
I got a text message from the bride-to-be about a yearago, asking if I’d be [...]

2010 28/09

DIY: Bay Area Floral Workshop – Huckleberry Karen Designs

Back in March, for four fun filled hours I was an official floral designer. I wanted to share my experience with potential brides, bridesmaids, or MOBs who might want to attempt to create personal flowers for an upcoming wedding – it is doable! I met up with a group of brides and planners to learn [...]

2010 27/09

Destination Wedding: Azul Sensatori Has It All Taken Care Of

By Erin Frank
I like a little wedding with my honeymoon. When you pair a destination wedding with your happily-ever-after there are a huge number of benefits. For one thing, you can leave it to the professionals. You know you’re getting a dedicated staff that specializes in handling events like yours and is familiar with what [...]

2010 24/09

Wedding Speeches

Wedding speeches can be very memorable and a fantastic way to honor those you care about. If you are speaking at a wedding or if you are the couple getting married, we have a few tips to help your wedding speeches to flow just right. Check it out:
Rehearsal Dinner and/or other pre/post wedding event/s:

Have each [...]

2010 22/09

Yellow Flowers Galore!

This wedding was a true pleasure to work on. The bride, an Architect by training, and the groom, a Landscape Architect, had a great eye for design and knew exactly what they were looking for, yet were totally open to suggestions and changes to help their dream wedding come to fruition.
At our first consultation meeting, [...]

2010 21/09

Five Fab Tips to Find Your Dream Planner

Searching through hundreds of amazing yet sometimes overwhelming wedding websites and blogs, you can become slightly cross-eyed from staring at the screen as you search vendor listing after vendor listing for a wedding planner. Where should you start?
I’m sure you received some great word of mouth referrals from your just married BFF, then you hit [...]

2010 20/09

Paper Pretty Decor

By Erin Frank

When faced with the cost of fresh flower arrangements versus the look of silk flowers, I’ll choose fresh blooms almost every time but often loathe the expense. A new kind of faux flower has me considering fresh flower alternatives once more—in this case we’re talking about paper blossoms.  SF-based Paper N Plastic creates [...]

2010 17/09

Gum Girl Wedding Photography

A guest at our wedding said, “40, 50, 60 years from now… all you’ll have are memories. So, life should be about creating them.” Your wedding day flies by, and you won’t get to see everything (bride/ groom getting ready, transit to the ceremony, dinner tables etc.).  Photos help you see the things you don’t [...]

2010 16/09

The Real Wedding Mapper

A fellow bride turned me on to wedding mapper extraordinaire, Genevieve Walker, and just before she left Oakland for the bright lights of New York, I got a chance to meet her over lunch. Genevieve’s super sweet and talented. If you visit her site, you’ll see why — her hand-illustrated wedding maps are just exquisite…and [...]

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