Misty & Matt's Vintage City Hall Wedding

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!

A Most Curious Wedding Fair

UK friends! Our London team will once again be exhibiting at one of the most fun and unique wedding fairs across the pond. A Most Curious Wedding Fair will be taking place in just a couple of weeks. This really is a fabulous event packed with inspiring and creative vendors. Iain and Hamad love it when our fans and friends stop by the Hello!Lucky booth to say hello, so be sure to do so if you attend the fair!

Event details:
19 -21 April 2013
The Truman Brewery 
91 Brick Lane, London. E1 6QL 

Real Wedding: Britt and Blake

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


Real Wedding: Bailey and Erik

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

Real Wedding: Maria and Craig

If you're wedding is inspired by old Hollywood glamor, it's a sure sign it should take place in Palm Springs. Maria and Craig's wedding at the Parker Palm Springs showcases the couple's luxurious taste and fashionable lifestyle. Maria, CEO of SimplyShe wanted her guests to feel comfortable throughout the weekend celebration while still embracing the stylish accents of a grand event. The bold color palette of black, white, pool blue and fuchsia caught our eye when she came to our studio with plans of a custom wedding suite. We're loving the striped table linens and decor.

The Los Angeles Skyline save the dates were letterpress printed in fuchsia ink, and paired with a custom black and white striped liner and pool envelope.

For a more custom invitation, we transformed our horizontal Chandelier wedding invitation into a vertical, double-sided modern glamor piece. The invitations were also paired with a black and white striped liner and customized guest labels.

It doesn't really get much more glamorous than this. The reception room filled with fluorescent pink lighting is just dying for a dance party.

What a beautiful weekend for a beautiful couple. Congratulations Maria and Craig! For more photos head over to Style Me Pretty here!

Photos by Jesse Leake Photography

Top of the Mark

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.

Thanks to the Top of the Mark for such a fun project and to Rien van Rijthoven for the beautiful images!

Real Wedding: Caitlin and Timothy

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.montalvoarts.org/rentals/weddings/ & Stanford Memorial Church Music - Ron Grandia www.rongrandia.com Hair & Makeup - Joey Chueng of JBeautique http://www.jbeautique.com/ Flowers - Amy Burke of Amy Burke Designs http://amyburkedesigns.com/ Rentals - Classic Party Rentals http://sanfrancisco.classicpartyrentals.com/ and La Tavola Linen www.latavolalinen.com Transportation - Lone Star Limousine http://www.lnstarlimo.com Caterer:  Melons Catering Dress Store:  Priscilla of Boston Shoes:  Valentino

Real Wedding: Sarah and Mike

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

Real Wedding: Darcy and Kevin

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.

Congratulations Kevin and Darcy!

All photos by Andrew Weeks Photography

Real Wedding: Tim and Melissa

Melissa and Tim said their I do's earlier this year in a venue that's filled with history, literally! The James J. Hill Library in Saint Paul, Minnesota is beaming with dramatic light and enormous space. With photography by Tiffany Bolk, the romantic setting was captured at its best. The couple chose our Nouveau Peonies wedding invitation suite in a neutral, champagne color palette. It's not often we see this design printed in other color ways but we're absolutely smitten with the pale palette.

We also customized their square Nouveau Peonies wedding programs that matched the colors of their invitations. It's always nice to see paper products match from the save the dates to the big day.

With menu cards and table numbers, Melissa and Tim's reception decor was complete!

Congratulations Melissa and Tim!

Photos by Tiffany Bolk Photography

Real Wedding: Melissa and Jay

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

Real Wedding: Karen and Dan

This wedding featured on Wedding Chicks last month keeps reminding us of how a wedding should be. It is simple but colorful, traditional but unique, and casual but exquisite. Karen and Dan's Marin Headlands wedding took place this summer at the Headlands Center for the Arts, creating a gorgeous and almost secluded setting for their big day. We're really liking the way the couple mixed modern elements with rustic accessories, like these amazing booths at the ceremony. The splashes of yellow popping up throughout their event kept things bright and fun.

Lucky Luxe printed their vintage inspired handkerchief invitations, all in various color palettes.

To keep guests and themselves amused, the couple wanted their RSVP cards in the form of a madlib, so we were thrilled they chose us to custom design the cards. What a great way to get geared up for a big party!

We also printed their menu cards, place cards, and food signage with a simple flourished border.

Such an incredible spread. The catering was provided by Katie Powers Catering and included some sentimental treats from the couple's past.

Sending a big congratulations to Karen and Dan! Many well wishes to you in your future as husband and wife.

Photos by Greg Slick Photography

A Most Curious Wedding Fair

UK friends! This weekend our fabulous London team will be exhibiting at one of the most unique wedding fairs across the pond, A Most Curious Wedding Fair, billed as the wedding event for the not-so-blushing bride. We always love hearing about this event as it truly does showcase some of the most original and current wedding trends. If you are in the UK do stop by and say hello to Iain and Hamad who will be holding down the Hello!Lucky booth.

Most Curious Wedding Fair details: 6th October 2012 (London), 11am-5pm

York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ Entry: £4

Real Wedding: Marie and Sam

After a true tale of travels, Marie and Sam tied the knot at the heavenly Farm Kitchen in Poulsbo, Washington near their hometown of Bainbridge Island. Their story of friendship, love, and forever is truly endearing, and after seeing these lovely photos by Yvonne Wong it's obvious the two were meant to be right from the start. We've seen weddings at the Farm Kitchen before, all with a rustic barnyard invitation, but Marie and Sam chose to use a more romantic design for their big day. They customized our Nouveau Peonies suite with just a hint of purple and we love the outcome.

Set among a field of perfectly pruned flowers, it was only natural to include floral arrangements wherever possible. This cake by Blackbird Bakery could be the most perfect combination of rustic elegance we've ever seen!

We're delighted the couple chose us to create their wedding stationery. Congratulations Marie and Sam! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness. For more photos head over to Style Me Pretty!

Photos by Yvonne Wong Photography

Real Wedding: Jessica and Brandon

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?

To keep in theme with their traditional black and white wedding, the couple chose to use our San Francisco Skyline menu cards and place cards with variable printed guest names.

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

Real Wedding: Josh and Jaida

This sweet farm wedding comes from no other place than I Love Farm Weddings. The ceremony took place at the beautiful Farm Kitchen in Poulsbo, Washington among the roaring evergreens and colorful wildflowers. It's easy to see how much love this couple shares for each other and their families. With playful travel themed wedding decor and a big red barn to boot, this wedding is one for the books!

The couple customized our Heartland wedding invitation suite, which fitted their wedding venue perfectly. The red barns are almost identical!

Don't these gelato boats look scrumptious? Herban Feast catered the event and provided their own rustic farm presentation.

For more barn wedding goodness, visit I Love Farm Weddings here!

Photos by Abbey Hepner Photography

Event design by Alison Lum

Real Wedding: Jennifer and Rishi

Finding the right words to describe this real wedding is a bit of a challenge because every image takes our breath away. Jennifer and Rishi celebrated their marriage at the stunning Carneros Inn in Napa Valley and truly embraced their cultural heritage with a Hindu/Christian hybrid wedding. Along with their talented event designer Laurel Anderson of Esla Events the couple put together one of the most heartwarming events we've ever seen. The combination of Hindu and Christian traditional garments, the soft blossom and sage color palette, the incredible scenery and delicious local wine and foods make up one spectacular celebration. One that we're sure will inspire many future brides.

We recreated one of our archived designs into a modern invitation that would flatter both the Hindu and Christian ceremonies. The invitations matched the scenery of the location and the gorgeous floral arrangements by Crimson Horticulture Rarities.

To view more photos, head over to Style Me Pretty!

Photos by Carlie Statsky Photography

Real Wedding: Sarah and Christian

In celebration of the upcoming holiday, this wedding couldn't fit anymore perfectly. Last year over the fourth of July weekend Sarah and Christian tied the knot at the Healdsburg Country Gardens on what seemed to be the most lovely California day. The rustic ceremony tied in pieces of red, white, and blue, giving a nod to the summer holiday while still keeping it simple and unique. There's something about their big day that's got us dreaming of some summer lovin'.

The couple customized parts of our Heartland and Mi Amor designs to create menus and wedding programs that matched their decor.

We're loving the lively red/white striped ribbon to hold the place cards. You really can't go wrong with wooden clothespins for a rustic wedding!

Even the groom got down with the theme and rocked these blue/white striped socks. Nice touch!

To view more photos, check out their wedding over on Wedding Chicks!

Photography by Christina Diane 

Real Wedding: Elizabeth and Simon

There's something about this wedding that has us completely captivated. Perhaps it's the stunning teal blue color palette, or the breathtaking Tres Hermanas Winery backdrop, or maybe the fact that this is just one of two wedding ceremonies this couple gets to enjoy. Either way, this wedding is glorious. Elizabeth and Simon met - of all places - on an airplane and immediately clicked. Their first destination wedding in Santa Barbara embraced all the rustic qualities of a winery, but incorporated many luxurious accessories, like the insanely beautiful gemstone hued table displays and floral arrangements. We can definitely see this color trending for fall!

The bridesmaids all wore the same teal feathered headpieces. Gorgeous!

We couldn't think of a better theme to match their palette than peacocks! The couple tucked our Antoinette menu card into their table linens and it matched perfectly with the setting.

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Simon! To view the entire post on Wedding Chicks and to see more photos, click here!

Photos by Beaux Arts Photography

Real Wedding: Molly and Daniel

We're counting down the days until official summer and that means we'll be seeing more of our favorite country weddings. You know a bride and groom that chooses our Heartland invitation is planning a rockin' farm wedding and that's exactly the case with this Colorado couple. Molly and Daniel wed at the adorable Ellis Ranch in Loveland, CO. Who wouldn't want to get married in Loveland? The picture perfect venue and priceless cowboy details made this wedding a classic.

We're definitely thinking green! The leafy floral arrangements by The Ruffly Rose are simply stunning.

What's a wedding without a good laugh? This groom's witty take on a classic photo gets us giggling every time.

To see more photos check out the post in Colorado Weddings Magazine!

Photography by Julianne Brasher