There is something so timeless and chic about today’s San Francisco wedding from Milou + Olin Photography. With a stunning vintage manor as the backdrop, the romantic florals and elegant details shine. I love the printed linens that add so much character, while still being classic.
Matt grew up in San Francisco, and we’ve lived here for the past five years. We decided we wanted to keep our wedding in the area, but knew that San Francisco has unpredictable weather, so decided to look around the peninsula within driving distance of the city. We wanted a venue that had separate spaces for the cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing, included an outdoor component, and that still had good flow between the spaces. The Kohl Mansion in Burlingame was definitely able to check all of those boxes!
My engagement ring was made from the stone that Matt’s grandmother had in her engagement ring. We had the ring reset so it had a piece of her and also a piece of us. I also had my grandmother’s engagement ring set into a necklace which I wore on our wedding day.
We felt it was really important to work with people who understood us and our style well, and were really fortunate to work with so many amazing vendors who really got us. We also wanted as little stress as possible, and our amazing planner, Janece, was able to keep everything low-stress and really fun throughout the process. We also wanted to include both our mothers in the process, and they were extremely helpful and insightful as we planned!
We realized that the venue had a lot of character, and therefore wanted to keep everything else soft and romantic. We focused on blush, cream colors, and pewter for our main colors.
Our gift table was covered in lace that is from my mother-in-law’s side of the family. Her and her siblings each used it on their wedding days. We were able to layer it on top of one of our blush linens to make it a little bit of our own.
There aren’t words to describe how it feels to have all the people you love in one place. We were able to truly enjoy every minute with each other them throughout the day, and only wished time went slower!
Photography | Milou + Olin Photography | Ceremony | St. Cecilia Catholic Church | Reception | Kohl Mansion | Event Designer | Every Elegant Detail | Florals | Loop Flowers & Event Arts | Caterer | Melons Catering and Events | Cake | Pretty Please Bakery | Paper Goods | Aerialist Press | Linens | La Tavola | DJ | BIG FUN Disc Jockeys | Gown | Vera Wang | Shoes | Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo | Hair | Jamie Zimmerman | Makeup | Makeup By Sarah Dean | Groomswear | Vera Wang | Lighting | Enhanced Lighting | Transportation | Corinthian
Today I am sharing the dreamiest vintage wedding inspiration captured by Dani White Photography. With winter weddings, it is so easy to go the traditional red and green. I love this softer version with a sage and soft blush palette. It is a little unexpected, but still inspired by the season. All the calligraphy and lace details make everything so romantic. I love the idea of tying a vintage lace cloth around your chairs. It would be such a sweet way to use an heirloom from grandma!
Photography | Dani White Photography | Venue | Adam Thoroughgood House | Event Designer | Raise the Ruth Events | Florals | Peonies and Company Floral Design | Calligrapher | Letterlyn Studio | Gown | Ava Clara Couture Bridal | Rentals | Red Feathered Nest
For the first wedding of 2016, I couldn’t resist sharing this rustic chic Christmas time wedding from Molly Jo Collection. I love how this couple did their nod to holiday season, while still keeping it elegant and personalized to them. How gorgeous is the bride and her bridesmaids with their lace gowns and high buns?
Both John and I agreed we wanted to get married in “a lodge” type setting, it suited us and our outdoorsy/ pretty image for the setting of our wedding. My parents suggested we check out Woodfire lodge. We visited after Christmas 2014 and knew upon entering that was the place we would get married. We got engaged on 12/5/14 and decided, a winter wedding at a lodge one year from our engagement would be perfect.
My Aunt Sharon offered to make my hair piece- I sent her a picture of my dress and a hair piece I liked and she made the most beautiful hair piece for me. I also wore my grandma’s ring- my grandpa gave it to her for her 25th wedding anniversary and all the granddaughters borrow it and wear it on their wedding day.
People have lots of input and opinions- we felt it was most important to keep our wedding day true to us and to who we are as a couple and make the day about celebrating!
We wanted it to be simple, wintery, and bring out the holiday spirit! was so nervous in the morning about how all this planning was going to come together, but once I arrived at the venue I felt better, the wedding ceremony flew buy but was so fun, light and perfect.
It’s hard to have a favorite part, the setting was beautiful, comfortable, we were surrounded by all of our favorite people as we celebrated becoming husband and wife.
Photography | Molly Jo Collection | Venue | The Woodfire Lodge | Florals | Marshall Florist | Cake | Mangolias Cakery | Paper Goods | Wedding Paper Divas | Gown | Allure from Rush’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses and Veil | Wedding Shoppe Inc | Headpiece | The Sparkling Sparrow | Hair | Kelly Verbust | Makeup | Katie Spielbauer | Groomswear | Men’s Warehouse | DJ | The Music Caterer