We absolutely love it when we get to work with clients who think outside the box and aren't afraid to veer away from tradition and get creative with their weddings. This was absolutely the case with Jeska and Brad, who had one of the most unique celebrations we've seen in a long time.
Jeska and Brad chose our Big Day suite in letterpress. We loved the pop of purple in their invites, which was definitely a running theme throughout the wedding -- from the brides hair, to the flowers, to the purple layer at the bottom of her gorgeous custom made dress.
A good reminder for everyone's big day!
These robot cake toppers are pretty amazing, we're especially loving the paper flags with their initials.
Jeska and Brad printed out our free Big Day table numbers and mounted them on purple paper of course. How pretty are those flowers?
Genius seating chart which let's people know where they are sitting and also explains who everyone is.
Congratulations Jeska & Brad! Thanks for being such a fun couple to work with!
We were recently lucky enough to make a special trip to the San Francisco Flower Mart to drop off some wedding invitations to a wedding planner we work with. We love going to the Flower Mart and could spend all day in there!
The Flower Mart is where wedding vendors and other professionals can get locally grown flowers direct from growers at wholesale prices. It's always such a treat walking through the Mart and we thought it would be fun to show you some behind the scenes photos, including prep for the wedding we did the invites for. Enjoy!
We will never tire of looking at San Francisco weddings. As much as we love a big beautiful celebration we have a soft spot for a simple, low key union. You can't bet the drama of San Francisco's City Hall, with its high sweeping ceilings and gorgeous architecture.
Lilia Photography took these beautiful photos of Misty and Matt's sweet San Francisco wedding at City Hall. We're digging Misty's vintage wedding dress and love that all the gentleman wore vintage style suits with brooches instead of boutinnieres, pocket squares and vintage tie-pins. Misty’s bouquet was made from flower brooches and put together by her father, which is so special.
When ever we see photos of weddings we naturally think of which of our wedding designs would match the celebration. We can't help it! For Misty and Matt's charming vintage ceremony we would chose our vintage inspired Sweetheart wedding suite in letterpress to match the drama and beauty of their big day.
Congratulations Misty and Matt! And thanks for letting us share your beautiful photos here Lilia!
This real wedding featured on Wedding Chicks is just gorgeous. We adore the vintage vibe that this bride and her team pulled off and nature never fails to be the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. We're big fans of Rifle Paper Co. so we loved seeing the save the date postcard we designed for Brianne and Brandon paired with their lovely wedding invitations.
The couple carried the invitation design to the drink table with this table cloth from Rifle. They did a great job of setting up an easy do-it-yourself drink table as well.
How stunning is this ombre cake made by Crisp Bake Shop in Sonoma?
Dawn Ranch is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding, and with just a few simple touches the space can really be transformed. We love the look of these streamers in the apple trees.
The flowers were done by Spiral Hand, just adding small vintage jars to the table with some colorful pops of flowers is all you really need for an outdoor wedding where nature takes center stage.
To see more of this wedding head over to Wedding Chicks. Congratulations Brianne and Brandon! Here's to many years of happiness!
We have so loved being a part of Good Company, a wedding studio based here in San Francisco. Our co-partners in the studio include photographer Lisa Lefkowitz, the dynamic wedding planners at Downey Street Events, florist Sharla Flock Designs, and hair/makeup artist Meaganne McCandess. As you can imagine, it really is the perfect one-stop studio for all of your wedding needs.
We were so excited to also be a part of a feature on Style Me Pretty Living that went live today. There are some beautiful photos of the studio accompanied by fun q&a's with each of the studio members, you can read it in full here.
Photos by Lisa Lefkowitz
This real wedding featured on Style Me Pretty shows a classic side of San Francisco that we simply adore. Dream a Little Dream Events' Britt McNany and her beau Blake met in San Francisco and wed in San Francisco. Their theme was timeless, with dramatic details and bold colors. Plus, both the ceremony and reception took place in iconic buildings that were the perfect destination for their big day. We recreated a custom design to suit her romantic soiree along with some equally gorgeous day-of products.
Tables were each named by the various neighborhoods in our city, to guide guests to their seats. We love how the gorgeous deep red bouquets by Nancy Liu Chin match the cards.
A ceremony in St. Ignatius Church was the only place for these two. It's sweeping archways and rich architecture set the tone for the night ahead.
This room is completely breathtaking. The entire Asian Art Museum is filled with historic and contemporary beauty, but to host a reception here is a true dream.
Custom printed place cards were set to match the table decor, with individual meal choices, too.
Congratulations Britt and Blake! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and a wonderful 2013!
Photos by Andrew Weeks Photography
Our friends over at Locally Grown Weddings are throwing a fun event in the bay area this weekend. It's a party all about parties! While the event will be great for recently engaged couples it's certainly not just for brides. Anyone who loves throwing a good party, foodies, wine lovers, and folks interested in local & sustainable products should check it out! Tickets are $20 each but they've offered us a pair of tickets for one of our lucky readers. To enter to win leave a comment on this post and read more about the event below.
Be inspired locally with Bay Area-grown artisans
Join Locally Grown Weddings & Events at their first ever pop up event, Locally Grown Love, a unique wedding & celebration pop-up. The event is a fun alternative to the traditional wedding fair, with a hand-picked selection of local artisans in the marketplace, delicious food & wine pairings in a fun tasting room, informative workshops and demos in their salon, and a lounge where you can sit back and relax. Stop by for an afternoon filled with food, drink, great music, and all the trimmings to make your wedding or celebration a knock-out! If you love to celebrate or are starting out on the wedding planning journey, Locally Grown Love is the perfect place to find unique ideas and inspiration.
Where: Studio Trilogy, 1160 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA (A super cool recording studio that has an event space attached)
When: March 10, 2013 from 1 pm – 6 pm (don’t forget to set your clocks for daylight savings!)
Who should attend: Couples recently engaged, individuals who love to throw parties, foodies, wine lovers, and those interested in local, sustainable products.
How to attend: This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased on line @ http://locallygrownlove-
Price: $20/single $35/double $25/door
Leave a comment on this post to win a pair of tickets to this fabulous event! We'll announce a winner Thursday at 5pm.
Weddings at the Bear Flag Farm can never disappoint. The beautiful couple Bailey and Erik said their vows among some of the most breathtaking scenery, and their wedding details were just as perfect. Our Lavender Harvest invitation suite was a nice introduction to the event, especially because of the lush lavender field nearby.
In addition to the crazy gorgeous location, Bear Flag Farm also coordinated the design and florals for the event. The succulents add a deep texture to these cheerful bouquets, making them a lovely addition to the decor.
It was important to the couple that fresh, delicious foods were incorporated into their big day. With cuisine by Alex's Catering in Vallejo, everything was complete!
Congratulations Bailey and Erik! To view more images of their wedding, head over to Style Me Pretty.
Photos by One Love Photography
This fall we had the pleasure of working with a team at the Top of the Mark at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel for a special photo shoot. As such an iconic hotel with deep San Francisco history, we were thrilled to create a custom skyline invitation for the event. Our San Francisco Skyline is packed with significant imagery, but one thing was missing for this Nob Hill destination. We created a new icon for the mix and included the Top of the Mark peaking above our lovely city by the bay.
If you haven't been to the Top of the Mark, it's a must for visitors and city dwellers. Their views are some of the best in the city, and the bar makes a delicious cocktail.
Can you see the difference? We love having the Mark Hopkins in our Skyline!
These photos by Rien van Rijthoven of Architecture Photography capture the magic of the Mark Hopkins so well. With elegant tablescapes and jaw-dropping views, this venue makes any event a dream.
Caitlin and Timothy's sunny Palo Alto wedding has us dreaming of summer time all over again. With lots of golden yellow details and an elegant outdoor reception, it's warm and inviting and oh so romantic. Caitlin and Timm started out by sending guests these Heartland save the date cards. And who says you have to keep with the same card? They switched things up with a custom icon in our Big Day invitation suite.
We customized the invitation with a mason jar holding two yellow California poppies. The theme carries out throughout their wedding day, even into their homemade favors!
The gorgeous florals were done by Amy Burke Designs, and we love the darker orange pops of color.
It was love at first sight with this ceremony venue. The Stanford Memorial Church just glowed among the guests.
And how darling are these homemade favors? The California poppies made another appearance on the labels of each jar. We're dying for a taste!
Congratulations Caitlin and Timm! For more lovely photos, head over to Lori Paladino Photography!
Photos by Lori Paladino Photography
Wedding Design & Planning - Elisheva Basseri of A Bride's Best Friend www.a-brides-best-friend.com Venue - Villa Montalvo http://www.
Sarah and Mike came prepared when planning their wedding. It's clear the lovely venue in Petaluma struck a chord for their decor, and especially their stationery. Designed with natural color palette and hints of purples and blues, their big day tied together seamlessly. Plus, they were a dream to work with.
The couple chose our Tuscany save the date card to set the tone for the outdoor event, and Sparrows for their wedding invitations. On the back of the particulars card we printed a gorgeous image of the venue, the Chileno Valley Ranch, painted by the bride's aunt.
For their day-of stationery, our Sparrows menu card accompanied each table setting. We love how they incorporated live flowers and plants into almost every detail.
Congratulations Sarah and Mike!
Photos by Zoom Photography
As a boutique and very hands-on wedding vendor, we're always happy to reach out to our brides and grooms around the globe. But when an event takes place right here in the heart of San Francisco, we feel proud to be a part. Darcy and Kevin's glamorous San Francisco wedding covered a lot of ground, from the beautiful Presidio Chapel to the funky Bimbo's 365 Club. The lively couple had a lot of fun with their decor, and they seem to have had a blast on their big day. It was all captured by the talented Andrew Weeks Photography with lovely details by Dream a Little Dream Events.
Of course with a reception venue like Bimbo's, vintage glamour is a must. We created custom stationery of the San Francisco skyline for their paper programs and table numbers.
Michele Papineau's beautiful calligraphy led guests to their tables in style.
The sensational ombre pink wedding cake by Sage Catering was a focal point of the event. We love how it basically glows among the dark and romantic decor.
All photos by Andrew Weeks Photography
This romantic garden wedding has inspired us in many ways. From the delicate florals and the gorgeous scenery provided by Bear Flag Farm, to the subtle hues of pink and sage, we've found ourselves captivated by every last detail. Melissa and Jay truly executed a marvelous event and we feel fortunate to have been a part of it. Their wedding stationery inspired us to create the Midsummer wedding suite, a simple yet elegant floral design perfect for the modern bride and groom. You can read more about this wedding over at wedding Elizabeth Anne Designs and see more lovely photos by Lisa Lefkowitz.
Pictured here is the original letterpress printed invitation for Melissa and Jay, now called Midsummer. The classic champagne and charcoal ink colors create a for a delicate, contemporary design.
What a picture perfect day. Complete with olive oil favors and a night of dancing, we'd say this wedding is one to remember. Congratulations Melissa and Jay!
Photography by Lisa Lefkowitz
One thing we never get tired of is a beautiful feminine wedding. Yes, we love modern details and quirky decor, but a traditional wedding with delicate touches just feels right. This real wedding of Rachel and Jared covers all bases. From the neutral tones and blush pink bouquets, to the Parisian influenced food and romantic decorations, it's simply beautiful. Rachel and Jared share a love of french culture, and knew their big day would have to incorporate their favorite place (and honeymoon destination). The Villa San Juan Capistrano provided a perfect backdrop with rustic walls and dreamy greenery. And what can we say about that Lazaro wedding dress? Stunning.
We couldn't imagine a more fitting invitation than our Nouveau Peonies suite. The couple even had a custom program made to match their invites.
Gorgeous florals and boutonnieres by Krista Jon.
This might just be our favorite detail of Rachel and Jared's wedding. This textural ombre cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop and those pistachio green macarons look très délicieux.
Congratulations to Rachel and Jared! What a lovely wedding. To see more pictures head over to Ruffled for a full feature and image gallery!
Photos by Ashley Rose Photography
Calling all brides! This year's Dream a Little Dream Bridal Tour is taking place next Sunday, November 4th, and the talented team at DALD has come up with incredible itinerary. One ticket gets you not only a champagne brunch, but also a guided tour of the cities finest wedding vendors. You get to experience the wonders of planning a wedding - plus exceptional gift bags provided by The Knot with specialty products and discounts.
Among the many fabulous destinations on the full-day tour is our Studio Open House! We'll be giving hands on letterpress lessons along with discounts on our holiday card collection. If you are planning a wedding or know someone who is, it's a great way to spend the day out with your girls and gather some inspiration for your big day. Book now and you'll receive $15 off your tickets! Use the code 7x7 at checkout here. Hope to see you there!
Images by Weeks Photography
When we featured Kendel and Brian's wedding earlier this summer we were dying to see more. Their stunning San Francisco event blew us away with outstanding views, impeccable reception decor and modern camp theme. 100 Layer Cake saved the day because their story about Kendel and Brian's wedding brought back all the wonderful memories of the spectacular wedding.
These close-ups of their custom designed stationery reveal more of the modern details. Kendel and Brian wanted a modern campground look mixed with a little rustic charm, so we printed their invitations on wood veneer and paired them with a papaya striped reply card.
The team at Alison Events truly outdid themselves. This reception tent is breathtaking.
Their wedding suite was so popular we decided to offer it to all our customers. Hearts and Arrows can be customized to match your wedding colors and you can even request personalized place cards like the colorful cards shown above!
And what can we say about the floral arrangements by Brown Paper Design? Those bursting peach and fuchsia peonies scattered along the tables are pure perfection.
To see more beautiful photos, head over to 100 Layer Cake!
Photography by Jesse Leake Photography
Last month we celebrated the grand opening of Good Company, a brand new wedding studio we're thrilled to be a part of. Our co-partners in the studio include photographer Lisa Lefkowitz, the dynamic wedding planners at Downey Street Events, florist Sharla Flock Designs, and hair/makeup artist Meaganne McCandess. Meg Messina photographed the opening and did a great job at capturing the space and the crowd that night!
For the opening event, Eunice created these modern window garlands out of cut paper and sewed them together on her sewing machine. We love the way the light hit each shade of peach/pink.
We have a small retail space within the studio, so if you're on Sacramento street pop in and say hello.
It's clear Sharla Flock is an insanely talented because her floral arrangements blew us away.
Guests went home with perfectly wrapped cupcakes by Kara's Cupcakes. The wrapping coordinated quite nicely with the window display, don't you think?
Hello!Lucky staff enjoying the evening and some champagne.
Lisa Lefkowitz and a friend.
Thanks to everyone who attended the event. We're truly thrilled to be part of such an inspirational group of women. Stay tuned for more Good Company news!
Good Company is located on 3366 Sacramento street in San Francisco.
This real wedding really represents the color pink at its best. With subtle hues of rose and blossom it was all pulled together wonderfully. Lauren and Nick wed at the Healdsburg Country Gardens on a sunny day last September and it could possibly be the sweetest wine country wedding we've seen. We love that the couple chose to use traditional elements in a natural and rustic environment. And the stunning floral bouquets by Blue Orchid Floral really topped it off. You can see more photos of this lovely vineyard wedding over on Wedding Chicks!
Our Vintage Lace wedding invitation complimented the couples' vintage feminine theme. The pop of color in the blossom envelope added a little fun to the mix, too.
Congratulations Lauren and Nick! To view more photos, head over to Wedding Chicks by clicking here!
Photography by Julie Mikos
Sometimes it only takes a glance at a few photos to fall in love with a place all over again. This stunning modern wedding has tradition and class written all over it, and with the help of the talented team at Dream a Little Dream events, it all came together perfectly. Jessica and Brandon shared their love in front of family and friends last May at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Complete with stoic columns and beautiful sculptures, their wedding day looks like it belongs in a book of art. Who wouldn't want to say their vows among such memorable history?
As a fun keepsake, we printed a large scale guest book sign with the San Francisco Skyline for guests to leave notes and well wishes. We're now offering a free folded guest book sign with all of your favorite designs including the San Francisco Skyline. Check it out here!
A big congratulations to Jessica and Brandon! To see more spectacular photos of this event, head over to Dream a Little Dream!
Photography by Darcy Padilla