15 Dec

San Francisco nautical wedding reception decor

categories Details + Decor, Flowers + Greenery

Right now there’s a pier in San Francisco (not Pier 51) sitting lonely that was recently graced by the hands of Rosemary Events and Sillapere, the planning & design team behind many show-stopping Bay Area weddings. The idea behind the shoot was borne of the nautical feel and chilled fog that sweeps over San Francisco’s Marina District. Needless to say the vibrant orange Dahlias, heart-shaped stones and shades of blue in this tablescape bring more romance to a city already full of lovers. If we didn’t tell you this was photographed by Jose Villa, we’re sure you would have figured it out after the first stunning image.  To see more head to newsstands today to pick up the latest issue of San Francisco Brides Magazine!

san francisco nautical inspiration shoot

san francisco nautical inspiration shoot

san francisco nautical inspiration shoot

The table is set with classic Match Pewter Tableware and Sugahara glasses. Custom papers designed by Pancake & Franks pair perfectly with the gunmetal linen napkin and provide just the right balance of classic and edgy. The sweet finish to the setting is the charming heart paperweight accented with rope and bittersweet… a thoughtful takeaway gift for each guest. The whole look is finished with linen stripe armchairs and side chairs in grey and natural linen from H.D. Buttercup.

san francisco nautical inspiration shoot

In order to create a soft and neutral backdrop for the dramatic sculptural piece of driftwood at the center of the table, they started with a natural table linen and a gorgeous Brahms Mount overlay. Imitating textures under the sea, they tucked Dusty Miller and vibrant orange Dahlias in the driftwood as if were organically growing there.

san francisco nautical inspiration shoot

san francisco nautical inspiration shoot

Simple elegance at its finest!

Photo shoot for San Francisco Brides Magazine / Photography: Jose Villa / Planning & Design: Rosemary Events and Sillapere / Custom Paper Goods: Pancake & Franks / Dining Chairs – H.D. Buttercup / Match Pewter Tableware: Columbine, Corte Madera, CA / Table Overlay, Vintage Napkins, and Metal Hearts: Summer House Mill Valley / Sugahara Glassware: Dandelion / Props: Artefact Design & Salvage / Party Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Specialty Linen: La Tavola Fine Linens

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  1. I love this! Just when I was looking for an inspiration for a Nautical shoot in Annapolis, this comes up! I love the muted color palette, and Jose’s work is always so inspiring…

  2. Speechless.

  3. Awesome style! I love this shoot and nautical style :)

  4. This is AMAZING! The color scheme, the details! I’m loving the furniture, the fabrics and textures. This entire setting is perfect.

    And that driftwood centerpiece is gorgeous. I’ve been searching the beaches here, but the baltic sea doesn’t seem to be rough enough to create such pieces.

  5. wow the color scheme is beautiful, and the edit is gorgeous and is completely perfect! the soft look looks great

  6. So soft and lovely! I love how the palette ties in perfectly with the stunning location.

  7. Simple, elegant and yet quite effective. I really like the stylish chairs which make the perfect contrast to rustic and raw feeling of the pier

  8. good job rosemary and nicole! :)

  9. Finally something different than the rustic. Very cool. Could it be that design is moving into the more artistic / minimalist style?

  10. wow…striking. Some great talents here. love the contrasting colors so much.

  11. I wasn’t a fan of orange before. Then I saw this :)

  12. That blue bird cage has found itself (in a very hard part to reach) in my heart. Perfect on too many levels. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love this shoot – amazing cool color palette!

  14. Thank you 100 Layer Cake for the beautiful feature. We so appreciate it and all the kind words. We had so much fun creating this shoot and working with Jose who is the sweetest person and makes everything look so dreamy! Be sure to check out the new SF Brides Mag for more of his gorgeous photos!

  15. jose does it again: stunning! this made me so nostaglic for my sf days. ah…

  16. Really super decor!!!! Special and unique!!! I always love your pics and your post!!!!!Wonderful!!:D

  17. It is so nice to see a non-vintage wedding once in awhile. Seems like that is all that is out there anymore. This is beautiful!

  18. WOW this is truly amazing! Absolutely perfect … from the little details oozing elegance to the stunning centerpiece … This gets full marks in my books :)

  19. I LOVE this. I am born and raised in San Francisco. The city is so beautiful, and this is such a unique and amazing way to incorporate the beauty of San Francisco into someone’s very special day. Amazing that they pulled this off!!! Woud love to learn how many hoops they had to jump through. Awesome, stunning idea.

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