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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: 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: SWEET AND SPARK

Getting ready for a weekend party and no statement jewelry to wear? Head over to Sweet and Spark and check out some of their newest items!

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By: MELANIE DUERKOPP PHOTOGRAPHY

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Planning: Laurie Arons
Flowers: Kathleen Deery Design
Escort Sign: Pitbulls and Posies
Location: Fairmont Sonoma
Linens: La Tavola Linen

By: KINSLEY JAMES COUTURE BRIDAL

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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
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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
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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Today, we wanna talk about one of those rarely discussed, confusing parts of your wedding. Tipping.

So. It’s the end of the night, you’ve had a blast, maybe you’ve loved some of your vendors and not loved others. What do you do about it?

Tipping is really a case by case basis. Take your wedding planner, for example. It’s not expected of you to tip them at the end, but if you totally clicked and they did an outstanding job, then up to $500 extra or a nice gift would be a great way to show your thanks. Same with your photographer and videographer.

Now, with delivery, set-up staff and definitely hair and makeup artists (15%-25%) – it’s usually protocol to tip. Other vendors that usually warrant a tip are officiants, transportation, and bands/DJs. These tips can range from $50-$150 or 15% to 20% of your bill for transportation.

So, no more guessing. Now you know who will be expecting what and how to properly show your gratitude! And for even more specific details, check out our handy tip guide here.

By: KAELLA LYNN EVENTS

“Trends come and go, but wedding photos are forever.”

Bridal beauty trends are always new and “what’s hot right now” – but what about those beauty styles that never go out of fashion? There’s a fine line to walk between being true to trying new things and looking ‘now’, and keeping things natural to look timeless and beautiful on your special day. Above all else, the most important commandment of wedding day beauty? Stay true to yourself, and your own personal style — and everything else will fall into place. We’ve rounded up a series of classic bridal beauty looks to inspire you below, using a series of key ingredients: romantic eyes, classic winged liner, and a natural or berry-hued lip.

Kaella Lynn Events: Classic Bridal Beauty

Kaella Lynn Events: Classic Bridal Beauty

Kaella Lynn Events: Classic Bridal Beauty

Kaella Lynn Events: Classic Bridal Beauty

Kaella Lynn Events: Classic Bridal Beauty

A natural bohemian look with golden eyes and dewy skin. Photo by A Twist of Lemon Photography via Style Me Pretty.