Dresses

By: KINSLEY JAMES COUTURE BRIDAL 

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 Just check out these two cuties! Our bride Alison from Pretty Please Bakeshop wearing her custom Tara La Tour.

Photo by: Milou and Olin Photography

By: KINSLEY JAMES COUTURE BRIDAL

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  What can we say, our brides love Galia Lahav!

 

By: VIVAN SACHS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Just a few of our favorite shots from Maryann and Kevin’s special day. They wanted a few snaps prior to their intimate dinner reception to remember their special day 🙂

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By: MILOU AND OLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

You’re in for a real treat today! Nicole and Jake’s Modern San Francisco Mansion Wedding was spectacular. There’s no two ways about it! We were so thrilled to recently see this timeless wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. Both the ceremony and reception took place at the dreamy Flood Mansion, and Nicole being the bride, designer and florist whipped herself up a breathtaking wedding.

We were so happy to have been a part of this wedding, and we are even more happy that we get to share all this beauty with you! We love you Nicole + Jake, and wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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We though a Vera Wang gown was the best choice for Nicole’s Modern San Francisco Mansion Wedding, hands down. Vera Wang is a classic, yet always vamping up her gorgeous line. Especially with Nicole’s choice of black ribbon with her gown, it just made the dress all that better.

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The Bride’s bouquet is modern, playful and timeless. The best way to describe this Modern San Francisco Mansion Wedding was described perfectly by Style Me Pretty, “modern with a twist”.

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From the Bride… “From the beginning Jake and I wanted wedding that was classic and timeless. We never wanted to look back at our pictures and feel like they were dated. So we selected the things we loved and pieced every detail together one by one.”

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These two are perfection, and we love that we were asked to be a part of their modern San Francisco mansion wedding. There is no place we would have rather been.

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What we love about this modern San Francisco wedding is that everything, even down to the little details like the stationary, that the whole theme is paid attention to. Love it!

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We love everything about her vision in pink and we think her modern mansion wedding was a success! Don’t you?

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This final shot on the balcony took our breath away, which is the best way to end a perfect modern mansion wedding like this.

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The lovely Bride gave us a little insight into her beautiful day, and bestows a little advice to Brides planning for their special day…

“We enjoyed every minute of our wedding, however as everyone says it goes by entirely too fast. What we loved most was that we took the time to write our own vows to each other. There were days leading up to the wedding that we were so overwhelmed with other details that we almost thought it might be easier just to let the officiant speak, but we persevered and I wrote mine and Jake wrote his and it’s the one thing we cherish most in our wedding film. Yes, it takes more effort but definitely worth it. Now I have our vows framed in our home and its something our family can cherish for years to come.

My advice for other brides would be to let your vendors do their thing! You hired them and you should trust that they will see your vision through. The less of a control freak you are the better the end product tends to turn out. Even with my own brides, when they give me strict instructions on how to arrange their flowers and what exact flowers should be used, I feel confined and uninspired. The brides who give me their color palette and overall vision and just tell me to “do my thing” get something more unique and less cookie cutter. That was a pact Jake and I made from the beginning…to just let our vendors do their thing! ”

A special thanks to all the vendors who helped make this magical.
Venue: Flood Mansion
Caterer: Oak & Smoke
Event Designer: Nicole Peacock Design
Florals: The Petal PusherThree Sisters FlowersScarlett & Grace
Day of Coordinator: Chelsea Bowman 
Photographer: Milou & Olin
Videographer: LoveSpun Films
DJ: Superior Sound
Rentals: Blue Print Studios
Linens: La Tavola
Bakery: Sweet On Cake
Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang
Bride’s Shoes: Vera Wang
Bride’s Jewelry: Swarovski
Bridesmaid Dress: Alfred Angelo
Bridesmaid Jewelry: JCrew
Groom: Vera Wang
Groomsmen: Vera Wang
Rings: Giraux Fine Jewelry
Makeup: Ashley Gonzales
Hair: Celia Castaneda

By: BRI CHILDS

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Maybe you’ve already had some wedding dress shopping experience as a bridesmaid, or maybe you’ve only seen the horror stories on TLC. So, let’s clear some things up. We want to provide you with realistic tips and expectations so your wedding dress shopping goes beautifully – and only happy tears show up to the party.

1. Know what you’re looking for before you start (as much as possible). You don’t have to know all the fancy names of the different fits, but have an idea of how you want to feel on your big day. Do you want to feel like a princess? Ballgown. Aiming for more ethereal and romantic? Look for A-line or lots of chiffon and flow material. Want to feel sexy? Show off your curves with a mermaid, trumpet style or low back.

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2. While it’s important to know how you want to feel, it’s also important to remember that you need to feel comfortable in your dress. You want to be able to enjoy your big day and have fun, rather than worrying about how tight your dress is, what’s showing and what’s not or fidgeting with uncomfortable fabric. No matter how fabulous the dress is… it’s not worth being the focus of your night. We promise.

3. Bring supportive people with you. This is HUGE. Everyone is going to want to come with you – friends, sisters, mothers, mother-in-laws, grandmothers etc. One of the best methods is to schedule a couple of dress appointments and bring 2 or 3 at a time with you. That way, you can group together people who get along, keep the group small and let everyone have a chance to come along. But if any of them show signs of being controlling or unsupportive – just say no! You don’t deserve to feel pressured or put down when you’re envisioning yourself on your big day, so just leave the nay-sayers at home.

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Happy shopping!

By: EVERY ELEGANT DETAIL

Thrilled to share this gorgeous San Francisco wedding!  While going through Michelle and Matt’s wedding photos from Milou and Olin, it was clear that there are way too many amazing photos to just have one post.  This is the first of two posts so you can see more of this adorable couple’s wedding day!  Enjoy!!
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Elegant invitations from Aerialist Press set the stage for their day!

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It was a perfect morning as the bridal party got ready at the Hotel Vitale right on the Embarcadero across from the Ferry Building.  The first look location was absolutely perfect!!

Stay tuned for post 2 to see the rest of the day unfold!

Huge THANK YOU to those who made this such a special day!

Photography:  Milou and Olin

Hair:  Jamie Zimmerman

Makeup:  Sarah Dean

Dress:  Vera Wang

Shoes:  Jimmy Choo

Hotel:  Hotel Vitale

Floral:  Loop Flowers

Linens:  La Tavola

Invitations:  Aerialist Press

Catering:  Melon’s

DJ:  Big Fun DJ

Lighting:  Enhanced Lighting

Cake:  Pretty Please Bakeshop

Transportation:  Corinthian

By: ARNAU DUBOIS PHOTOGRAPHY

              Beautiful moment captured by Arnau Dubois.

 

 

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By: KINSLEY JAMES

Join us as we feature the gorgeous Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 Collections from Rivini at Kinsley James! The gowns will be 10% off throughout the weekend.

To secure an appointment please call 925-330-9228 or email info@kinsleyjames.com

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By: MELANIE DUERKOPP PHOTOGRAPHY

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Melanie Duerkopp Photography, Wedding Photography, Seattle Wedding, Axis Pioneer Square, Romantic Pastel Seattle Wedding, Pink Blossom Events, Salon Maison, Lorbaniah Cameography, Alexis Hotel, Ravishing Radish Catering, Laurel's Floral Decor, Valerie's Invites, Creative Coverings
Melanie Duerkopp Photography, Wedding Photography, Seattle Wedding, Axis Pioneer Square, Romantic Pastel Seattle Wedding, Pink Blossom Events, Salon Maison, Lorbaniah Cameography, Alexis Hotel, Ravishing Radish Catering, Laurel's Floral Decor, Valerie's Invites, Creative Coverings
Melanie Duerkopp Photography, Wedding Photography, Seattle Wedding, Axis Pioneer Square, Romantic Pastel Seattle Wedding, Pink Blossom Events, Salon Maison, Lorbaniah Cameography, Alexis Hotel, Ravishing Radish Catering, Laurel's Floral Decor, Valerie's Invites, Creative Coverings
Melanie Duerkopp Photography, Wedding Photography, Seattle Wedding, Axis Pioneer Square, Romantic Pastel Seattle Wedding, Pink Blossom Events, Salon Maison, Lorbaniah Cameography, Alexis Hotel, Ravishing Radish Catering, Laurel's Floral Decor, Valerie's Invites, Creative Coverings
Wedding Planner: Pink Blossom Events 
Wedding Venue: AXIS Pioneer Square 
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison
Videographer: Lorbaniah Cameography 
Hotel: Alexis Hotel 
Guest Transportation: Shuttle Express 
DJ: Ryan of Sounds Unlimited
Groom’s Cookies: Grand Central Bakery 
Wedding Cake, Dessert Bar & Groom’s Cake: Tallant House, Fine Sweets & Other Eats
Catering: Ravishing Radish Catering
Florist: Laurel’s Floral Décor
Invite & Paper Goods: Valerie’s Invites
Ceremony Music: Puget Sound Strings 
Linens: Creative Coverings, Inc.

By: BRI CHILDS

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Amid the big day craziness, it’s important for some brides to show their parents a little TLC for all their support and love during the planning process. Today, we’re sharing some sentimental gift ideas to help you say thank you!

Have your photographer snap a special pic to surprise your parents with later on.

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A personalized gift, like a handkerchief, is something special they can use during the wedding AND save as a keepsake.

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Take a piece of one of your parents’ old clothing and incorporate it into your ensemble. This is also a beautiful way to remember any loved one who may have passed.

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